Saturday, August 10, 2013

Hands Only CPR from the AHA -- added slogan by ME!

Hands Only CPR is the current public practice recommendation from the American Heart Association, actually for nearly 2 years. No more worries about the risks of "mouth-to-mouth" with typical CPR, it's all hands only for the general public now.

AHA says, "Two steps to save a life: 1) Call 911 and 2) Push hard and fast in the center of the chest"....

I think that is terrific and all, but I really wanted a more meaningful way to help educate the community--the general public--the civilians, if you will.

So I created a slogan that will help you remember it: 2 hands, 2 steps, 2 lives.

I felt it would encourage a longer lasting awareness of what Hands Only CPR is, and what it can do to help countless people on any given day. So simple! 2 hands, 2 steps, 2 lives.

I then created a flyer to depict the message. You may use it if you’d like, to spread the word!

Now, get out there, and save some lives! ...or better yet, use this flyer to get out there and teach others to save some lives!

Friday, July 19, 2013

My first published article!!

New article now published, for Abbott Nutrition's Nursing Currents July 2013 issue. Titled "Collaborative Nutrition Initiatives Promote Enhanced Patient Outcomes" and coauthored by Kristie L. Hartig, Mary S. McCarthy, Nancy Perry, Janet Shannon, and Debbie Tindle.

This complete Nursing Currents issue is posted on in the “Learning
Center” under “Adult Therapeutic Nutrition.” Complimentary RN CE credit is available for reading this article and completing the online post test and survey.

This is the beginning of a wonderful journey for me. Glad you are reading along.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

...still trying to figure it out!

Ok, I finished school, graduated with my BSN, and am currently awaiting approval to take the NCLEX-RN exam for licensure as a Registered Nurse.

For now, I remain BSN, LVN, WCC ...haha.

I think I will wait until this last bit of necessity is achieved, then I will begin to post different flyers, ideas, programs, and presentations I have created throughout my time in wound care. This love affair I have with all things wound care is really something, and I must note my journey somewhere, if only for posterity's sake...

Stop back around August. Yes, August...that's when it'll be kicked into full gear!

Until my professional life is squared away, you may find some entertainment in my personal blog, which can be found here:

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Finishing BSN school, site is not updated or even up and running yet... will do so after graduation so look for the updates around June or July 2013...
~ Kristie