Thursday, October 30, 2014

Probably not.

I thought I wold get back in to blogging.  Guess not.  Can. Not. Get. It. Up.
Maybe I'll be back.  Maybe.

XOXO, Jules

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Hey there Ho there... Is this thing on?

Oh, Hi there!  It's been so long, I'm not sure if I remember how to do this whole blogging business thing.

But winter is coming and that means lots of time spent inside, projects to tackle, time to read, possibly knit ( knit?!?!?! what's that? ), cook, eat, craft, etc.

Translation:: more time spent with my computer.  And I've already blown through all the episodes of my favorite shows on Netflix, so that leaves time for this space.  Yay.

Life is busy, as it is for everyone... work, kids, cooking, trips, husbands, laundry, cleaning, eating, reading, watching...you know how it goes.  I don't need to tell you.

SO, I will get back into this.  Blogging thing. I think a good way to start is to share some random living pics to ease back in.













Alright, there's that.
See you back here sooner rather than later.  Kisses!
Jules

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