The art of medicine, (and, for that matter, the art of life) is most often taught through what we call “pearls of wisdom.” These are those succinct nuggets of information learned through life experiences, tidbits of knowledge not found in books...Read More »
Dorene B. Watson, MSN RN, CCDS, CDIP, ACHE, is the CDI director at Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center. She has served as a past-treasurer for the South Carolina ACDIS Chapter (2018-2019) and is a member of the CCDS Exam Committee. Previously, a neonatal nurse, she joined...Read More »
Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) is a disease that affects infants who were born prematurely. The incidence of the condition is inversely proportional to the gestation age of the infant. It is a multifactorial disease that remains...Read More »
by Christine Donnamiller, RN, ACDIS-Approved CDI Apprentice
I know it’s not easy.
I see you documenting early in the morning, afternoon, and late in the evening. Somewhere in the middle you are holding that patient’s heart by speaking your words to him, speaking with the...Read More »
To say it’s a strange time in our nation’s history is an understatement. Never in my half-century of memories have so many Americans pitted themselves against one another, driven by the relentless engines of power and partisanship, placed face-...Read More »
Every job is a learning experience, and I learned more than a few things during my tenure as a county and state health director. One was that when you shake hands with someone, always say “Nice to see you.” If it’s the first time you’re meeting...Read More »