Thursday, May 15, 2014

This Week in My Kitchen ::



I spend much of my days off in my kitchen and share photos here in my living posts and recipes.  I look forward to the weeks ahead of sharing our food in photos while participating in Heather's weekly post blog hop called This Week in My Kitchen.













I took a week off from the blog hop This Week in My Kitchen.  But I decided to come back this week.
I didn't take pictures of all of the food that I ate, because if I did, it would have taken up 2 whole pages.  I. ate. that. much.  
But above are the highlights.
-Blueberry french toast breakfast bake. Recipe to come.  (along with all the other ones I've promised.)
-Chef salad with marinated bean and tomatoes.
-Burgers, swordfish, chicken on the grill now that the sun has shown it's face.
-Mother's Day breakfast out of omelet with potatoes and toast.
-Donuts to share at work.
-Cuppa after cuppa after cuppa. And then more coffee.
-Sauteed squash with parmesean.
-Sweet potato pie from a family at work.
-Roasted Chicken and twice baked potatoes for Mother's Day.

Monday, May 12, 2014

New Grad or experienced Nurse Change of Shift bedside Report sheet Script

I have been a Registered Nurse for 13 years and on occasion, I have helped to orient several new grads over that time.  I work 12 hour Day shift on a busy Medical / Surgical Floor.  As a nurse, I very much enjoy orienting new nurses who begin at our Hospital.

Report is one of the most daunting tasks that a new RN must perfect.  It is a consolidation of all of your thoughts, a snapshot of the patient, a time when you will summarize your, and your patient's day.

During my orientation with the most recent nurse that I trained, I found her fumbling and struggling while giving report to the on-coming shift.  She was an awesome orient, and very enthusiastic and skilled, but I really was at a loss for how to help her through this stumbling block of gathering her thoughts and giving a concise report.  We tried all sorts of methods, but none seemed to work.

Towards the end of our time together, I decided to come up with a fill in the blanks script of sorts for using while giving report.  It is basically an easy flow, word for word script that is interchangeable, easy to adapt to any patient and easily individualized for different medical situations.  I designed it as a tool for nurses to use to keep organized and clear, not only during, but long after their orientation is completed.  

I think that this form that I devised is a good tool for new Grads , but honestly, I even use it now and have noticed a great improvement in my reporting off at the end of the day.  I wish that I had come up with this fill-in script a long time ago.  I have decided to share it here.  I hope that it is helpful for anyone who can use it.  It also helps you to sounds professional to your patients while giving report at the bedside.

At some point I will turn this form into a PDF, but for now feel free to print this image up and use for your own personal use or to share with other nurses that you think would find it helpful.

Here is a single report form, below this one is a sheet with 2 on one page if you want to use that one instead.



For two report sheets in one, print the below image to fit a standard letter size sheet of paper.  8.5 X 11inches.



Copyright Julia Daby RN.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

This Week in My Kitchen ::



I spend much of my days off in my kitchen and share photos here in my living posts and recipes.  I look forward to the weeks ahead of sharing our food in photos while participating in Heather's weekly post blog hop called This Week in My Kitchen.















Lots and Lots of pot pie this past week.  Two made and eaten, one gifted.  Two varieties off of my original recipe.  One venison, one chicken.  Both yummy.
Soup galore, my favorite was the hamburger vegetable one.  I jotted my makeshift recipe down months ago on a sticky note and saved for future use (see above pic).  Incredibly easy and yummy.
Another batch of cottage cheese.
A first attempt at making butter. BUTTER!  
Another fruit galette for work sharing again.  Me thinks this is going to be my new go to work treat.
My first go at oil pulling.  ICK!  I don't honestly know if I can do this the full 20 minutes suggested?!?!?!?!  Blek.
A birthday cookout by request for my Honey.
Roasted parmesean potatoes.
Cheater tollhouse break and bake cookies that tasted awful and made me wish I was a better cookie maker.

I am loving fun series of food sharing.
You should totally join in with Heather over on her blog.

XOXO, Jules

Thursday, April 17, 2014

This Week in My Kitchen ::



I spend much of my days off in my kitchen and share photos here in my living posts and recipes.  I look forward to the weeks ahead of sharing our food in photos while participating in Heather's weekly post blog hop called This Week in My Kitchen.









Loving my food.  Loving it.

This week was filled with warmth and yummies.  

A dinner of shrimp cocktail.  And that was ALL.
A black forest fruit galette.
Coffee.  Lots and lots of coffee.
White Chicken chili with Kale.
My first attempt at cottage cheese making!
Sauteed zucchini with parm cheese.

I am loving fun series of food sharing.
You should totally join in with Heather over on her blog.

XOXO, Jules

Thursday, April 10, 2014

This Week in My Kitchen ::



I spend much of my days off in my kitchen and share photos here in my living posts and recipes.  I look forward to the weeks ahead of sharing our food in photos while participating in Heather's weekly post blog hop called This Week in My Kitchen.











I did come up with a new recipe for beans.  I am ALWAYS looking for new ways to incorporate beans of any kind into my day. I love them.

::Bean salad:: 
1 can of rinsed black beans
15 halved cherry tomatoes
1T olive oil
1T vinegar
1T italian herbs ground
1/2 tsp each salt and pepper

Mix all together and allow to chill over night.

Other than that though, there was not much time in the kitchen this week, although there was lots and lots of drinking going on from what I can gather from looking through the pictures on my phone ( what I take the majority of my pictures with these days. )

Coffee, tea, Lifewater, water, more coffee, smoothies, and soda ( my vice in life ).


OOOHHH!!!   I totally caved and got a pack of 10 Ball vintage blue jars and a set of 4 Ball sip/straw lids.  I drink out of Mason canning jars almost exclusively at home and was so psyched to find these at Target!  I all but tore into the packaging and started using them right in line at the checkout.  They are AMAZEBALLS!

I made an apple galette. Except, I was tight on time and ingredients, so I used a roll out pie crust and a can of pie filling.  Still fabulous.  Still gobbled up.

Oh wait...I did try making cottage cheese for the first time EVER.  It was in a moment of desperation during a pre-dinner prep, I was dressed in my pajamas and unwilling to change into actual clothing to drive to the store.  I googled "cottage cheese easy " until I found a recipe that had ingredients that I had in my house. I think it needs a few tweaks ( saltiness, curd size, etc. ), but it was good otherwise.  I will share the recipe once I perfect it.

And oops, I almost forgot.  I also tried my hand at making some chewy fruity granola bars. Those were delicious.  Recipe to come on those later too.

Hmmm, after writing this up, I guess I did more in the kitchen than I had originally thought.

At any rate, you should totally join in with Heather over on her blog for this fun series.

XOXO, Jules