Welcome to All Species Nurse Resource Page

This site is used as a shortcut that can link the public and professionals to published resource sites to understand their health, disease processes, medications (over the counter and prescriptions) and lab information.

The public should learn more about their health by requesting their lab results, understanding their medications and by reviewing their course of treatments initially through their healthcare provider.

By reviewing public information in a condensed form as a reference site such as All Species Nurse, all patients will be able to communicate better with their healthcare provider in an effort to improve their quality of care.

As an added plus, students, novice nurses and healthcare professionals can refer to All Species Nurse websites for formularies, medication information, review of skills available online, as well as specific services provided by All Species Nurse that assists professionals in their practice or careers through complicated transitions.

The unique quality of the All Species Nurse websites is that it is broad in containing both Human and Animal information for the public and professionals.

The categories to the right are organized according to Public Outreach sites, Veterinary areas (including "find a vet hospital in your area or a petsitter) even for human interests such as "find a hospital," to "find a daycare or baby sitter."

**Use this site as your overall guide to finding, sorting out and learning about health and whatever else affects you and your life! Use what you learn to communicate effectively with your health care provider or veterinarian.**

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Micro-Swelling, TePoemä® products

What is Micro-Swelling?

Your skin is exposed to outside insults every day - pollution, sun, smoke, and wind. Each time your skin comes into contact with one of these insults, it tries to protect itself. The result of this is called micro-swelling. The signs of micro-swelling are not immediately obvious but it can lead to puffy eyes, sunburn, or other challenges.

At first, your skin returns to its natural state after being exposed to these irritants. Over time though, the skin loses its ability to return to its original condition. It's much the same as blowing up a balloon time and time again.
Results of micro-swelling can be seen as:
• Lines and wrinkles
• Skin discoloration
• Loss of supple firmness
• Under eyes circles and puffiness

Products
TePoemä® Cleansing Gel is a gentle skin cleanser that uses the amazing qualities of noni fruit juice, kelp, seaweed,and moringa seed, to gently remove impurities from your skin surface. Tahitians have used seaweed to purify and beautify their skin for hundreds of years. Island Natives used the juice from fresh seaweed to cleanse their skin. Considering modern stresses & insults, combination skin needs to be cleansed below the surface level while controlling excess sebum.

TePoemä® Equalizing Toner is a soft skin freshening tonic that uses noni leaf and fruit juice, noni leaf extract, noni seed oil, and other tropical oils to balance your skin and curb the effects of micro-swelling. This gentle skin freshening toner provides important micro nutrients and minerals; balances pH levels and protects against micro swelling. Creates the perfect environment to treat, hydrate and protect skin. Outside insults steal important minerals and nutrients from skin creating imbalances and micro-swelling issues.

TePoemä® Hydrating Lotion is a non-oily, light moisturizer lotion with a combination of noni leaf extract, noni juice, kelp, and banana flower, to provide hydration and protection for your skin. Tahitians used healing oils to provide deep hydration and protection when they dove for black pearls. These essential oils and extracts provide hydration and helps build the skins natural defense system. White lily provides antioxidant protection while Banana Flowers improve the appearance of skin. Combination or oily skin is another sign of an imbalance. It needs balanced, light moisture throughout the day that won’t make acne-prone skin breakout.

TePoemä® Creamy Moisturizer is a cream that combines the protective and reparative benefits of noni leaf and fruit juice, noni leaf extract, and noni seed oil to help curb the effects of micro-swelling and retain moisture. Tahitians used Noni, Tamanu and Kukui to provide deep hydration and protection when deep sea diving for black pearls. Protect against micro-swelling, the first step in many negative skin issues. Help skin retain vital moisture, offer antioxidant protection and help rebuild skin's natural defense system. Use on dry, barrier compromised skin that shows signs of premature aging, thinning and poor circulation.

TePoemä® Youth Restore Serum is a serum for skin prone to micro-swelling. It renews the skin’s extracellular matrix with noni leaf and bamboo extract. These active complexes fortify the skin’s natural collagen and elastin levels. Hibiscus Seeds and Coconut have been shown to reduce expression lines and wrinkles naturally – without damaging acids. Noni Leaf helps curb micro-swelling often associated with premature skin aging. Repeated micro-swelling can leave skin with wrinkles and more pronounced expression lines. Use on sallow skin prone to wrinkling due to outside insults, aging and poor personal habits.

TePoemä® Skin Lightening Emulsion is made with the Tiare flower, which can brighten and even out skin tone. This light emulsion contains noni leaf juice and extract combined with nasturtium and lumiskin to brighten your skin. Designed to decrease the appearance skin discolorations including age spots, freckles and uneven pigmentation. Aging, micro-swelling and outside insults like sun exposure often discolor and/or darken skin. The result can be seen as age spots, freckles or uneven pigmentation.

TePoemä® Restorative Eye Essence is a light balm that combines kukui, macadamia, monoi, and moringa seed oils with the benefits of noni leaf extract and juice to fight active peptides and reduce dark circles and fine lines.The eye area is the most prone to repeated micro-swelling. The result can be seen as puffy, tired looking eyes. Over time fine lines and wrinkles accompany this repeated swelling. Dark circles of fluid trapped under the skin often show themselves.
TePoemä® Skin Renovation Cream repairs skin with noni leaf juice, noni leaf extract, noni fruit juice, and nutritive noni seed oil. Combined with kukui, monoi, tamanu, and macadamia nut oils to relieve and replenish skin.Tropical oils have been used for centuries to relax and reduce stress. Marine Flora and Bamboo improve the firmness, help lessen wrinkles and impart a healthy appearance. This rich cream also replaces lost minerals and essential elements for supple taut skin.

TePoemä® Skin Revealing Exfoliator combines bamboo, coconut, macadamia nuts, and pearl extracts into a rich creamy scrub combining the protective benefits of noni fruit extract and nutritive noni seed oil. This product is designed to gently remove dull or flaking skin to reveal the healthy skin beneath.

For more information, please refer to : www.tahitiannoni.com/cherylfaithe

TAHITIAN NONI® Juice – THE PRODUCT

TAHITIAN NONI® Juice – THE PRODUCT

 Noni (Morinda Citrifolia) is a fruit with extraordinary health properties that most people around the world have never heard of.
 Noni has been successfully used for over 2,000 years in Polynesia.
 Noni grows wild on over 200 islands in French Polynesia and has multiple harvests each year.
 Polynesians call noni a “Gift from God”, yet it took over 2000 years to bring it to market in a drinkable form due to the horrible smell and taste of the raw fruit.
 TNI employs over 5,000 specially trained harvesters.
 Each bottle of TAHITIAN NONI® Juice can be traced back to the specific island and picker for quality control.
 TAHITIAN NONI® Juice has become French Polynesia’s #1 leading industry.
 TAHITIAN NONI® Juice is 89% pure noni with the remaining 11% being made up of Natural Grape and Blueberry with no added chemicals or preservatives.
 TAHITIAN NONI® Juice seems to operate on the very basic and critical cellular level and that may explain why it’s such an amazing product.
 TAHITIAN NONI® Juice supports the immune system, which supports the body’s natural ability to fight disease and infection, promoting proper cell function.
 TAHITIAN NONI® Juice is a superior Antioxidant that helps your body rid itself of harmful free radicals and increases your energy level.
 TAHITIAN NONI® Juice supports proper digestion, which means you absorb more nutrients at the cellular level.
 TAHITIAN NONI® Juice supports the metabolic system, which helps you enjoy increased energy and vitality.
 TAHITIAN NONI® Juice works synergistically with other food supplements and/or medications.
 TAHITIAN NONI® Juice works optimally in conjunction with other antioxidants.

Commonly Asked Questions

“Will we ever run out?” Not in the foreseeable future as noni is currently harvested off of only 12 of the 200 islands and it is a non-seasonal fruit – grows year round.

“Does it affect medications?” No.

“Does it have to be refrigerated?” It should be refrigerated once opened.

“How much should I take?” 1once daily for healthy people, preferably before meals. This amount can be adjusted depending on individual need.

For more information, please refer to website www.tahitiannoni.com/cherylfaithe

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Goaltending 101

Part 1
Driving On The Freeway… by Mindy Neal, Massage Therapist, Physical Trainer

Happy New Year! It’s my favorite holiday. This is the big day where a person has the option to change - I mean REALLY CHANGE- from the inside out and not have to justify it. We’re given a clean board - a “do over.” It is very exciting stuff.

It can be a little daunting though, staring at a blank piece of paper. Where do you start?

A lot of the advice out there is excellent, and the experts say pretty much the same thing: Know your values, your dream life, and where you’ll be in 1, 3, 5, 10 years; write them down; set dates; chart progress; be accountable; etc., etc.

Talk about overwhelming!!! With that advice, I’d end up making a few doodles on that piece of paper, say “to heck with this,” and go play outside!

Inevitably then, the goal-setting gets set aside, the habits do not change, and the downward spiral continues, with no direction and no accountability, and with every excuse in the book as to why things have not changed.

OK - so where does a person start, especially when a complete overhaul is in order? We’re talking ignition timing is out of whack, transmission is shot, and your personal high-performance engine has let go. You are just simply too blinded by the light of that white piece of paper in front of you to see the next step.

We will eventually get to the things that the experts tell us to do. They are experts, after all. But we are going to take a different approach.

“I want to run a marathon.”
“I want to lose 20 pounds.”

A goal is defined as “the end toward which effort is directed.” There are two approaches to redefining your goal-setting and goaltending: Linear and circular. For our linear picture, which we will talk about first, we are going to use a freeway. This is our goal-setting. For our circular picture, we are using a hockey rink. This is our goaltending.

Linear - Goal-setting
I want you to think about your life as a drive on the urban freeway, and each goal is a sign along the road. You are the car. As you’re cruising down the road, you have signs on the right and left; each exit sign on the right is set at 1/4-mile intervals, regular, predictable. You’ll see that there is another exit at 1/2 mile and another at 1 mile. These are your short-term goals. As you pass each sign, achieve each goal, you’re still on the road driving toward your destination.

There are bigger signs on the road too. They are on the left and have major sights that we will encounter on this freeway, some anticipated and some unexpected, but we know how far away they are and can calculate the time it takes to get there, even though the cities themselves are not visible. These are our long-term goals. These are the reasons we are on this road.

There are two major mistakes I have seen (and have made myself) when it comes to setting goals. The first is to come up with 1 short-term goal and nothing else, like I want to look good on my vacation. When the vacation sign comes up, Las Vegas Next Exit, we take that off-ramp, and there is no reason to get back on the road. Then the car ends up at a casino feasting on free buffet.

The second is the vague I want to get in shape. What does that mean? How do you know when you’re there? It does not have an intrinsic value. The kids are screaming from the back seat: Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet?

Really, many people just take themselves out on the road and drive aimlessly around, get lost, end up in a ditch, and eaten by wild dogs.

Others actually head someplace, anyplace. Even Clark Griswold had a destination - Wally World - and all the things he wanted to see along the way.

We can have a map, know where to get fuel, have games to play, and plan for the road trip. Along our journey, we might find a nice place to hang out for a while, a picturesque view on the Pacific Coast Highway that simply begs us to contemplate life, look at the waves, take in the gorgeous sunset, and just “be” for a bit. This is really okay. Then we can get back on the road.

Unfolding Our Maps
Rather than a blank piece of paper, let’s use a road map. Pick a destination.

Your destination is an achievement, milestone, fitness goal. Each sign along the way is a goal based on the previous one, a progression. If we do not reach one of those signs, we can just backtrack a bit and try it again, recalculate the times and miles, and move right along. Backtracking and recalculating are not failing to achieve a goal; they are simply pit-stops.

Some examples of these linear, progressive-type goals may look like this:
Ultimate destination: Marathon in November 2010.
Mile markers: 5k in February; 5K in March, faster time than February; 10K in May; 10K in July, faster time than May; etc., etc.

Pick something you’d like to achieve - run a marathon, hike the Grand Canyon, bike through South Africa, walk 60 miles in 3 days.

Now, where do you need to go to get you there? Do you need to lose weight to spare your knees? Do you need to overcome injuries? Do you need to build strength, increase speed, improve endurance? These are our smaller signs, the sights to see. Each of these may actually have smaller goals underneath them, small day trips that add to the essence of the journey.

As we map our journey, these are what the travel guides recommend:
1. Use positive language.
2. Use present tense.
3. Use a timeline.
4. Be succinct and specific.

Example
Destination - I am running my first 5K on January 29th.

To support this goal, the map will have:
Cross-training 30 minutes, Tuesdays and Thursdays
Steady run 30 minutes, Mondays and Wednesdays
Interval training Fridays
Walking Saturdays
Massage Sundays


Use the map and share with me your destination and the small sights along the way.

Maybe you would like to stop at the second largest ball of twine on the face of the earth, which is only 4 short hours away. They’re your goals. I will not judge your goals.

Rather, I will help you make them attainable. I can help you fill in those gaps, place your sign posts, and keep you motivated to stay on the road.

Remember, it’s the combination of long-term and short-term goals that keeps us on the road, and as each exit is passed and the next sign is visible in the distance, we stay motivated to keep on trucking. These goals are achieved in a progressive manner. We may have pit-stops, re-fuels, detours, and tune-ups along the road, but we’re still cruising toward that end-point.


…Next Chapter - Goaltending 101, Part 2: Power-Plays and Penalties - The Beauty of Circles and Vanity Goals

Visit Mindy Neal's blog regarding health and fitness and oyther journeys at: http://www.thefitkitchen.net/

Reference:
Neal, M. (2010). Part 1: Driving on the freeway, All Species Nurse, LLC

Personal Reflection

... A look into the author's personal refelction of innovation leadership. Written by Dianne DeNardo for the Master's in Healthcare Innovation, MHI 538, August 29, 2009.


As a leader of innovation, I find myself torn between various types of leadership styles inside (Palmer, 2000). However, there is one primary leadership approach that best fit my personality in which I am effective when guiding others in innovation. Perhaps, having the ability to use multiple leadership styles promote flexibility in how I choose to respond to novel ideas, negative or positive responses, various environmental stressors, resistant colleagues, even over-ambitious organizational structure modeling with managers that may only delegate, not participate (Porter-O'Grady & Malloch, 2007). I realize power does not come from a title one may have within their professional job. Power is the flexibility one creates within oneself when responding to diverse situation(s) that exposes unique leadership qualities that supports the organization and the environment as a whole (Porter-O'Grady & Malloch, 2007 and Palmer, 2000).

The hurdler: defined as one that gets “a charge out of trying to do something that’s never been done before,” “…risk taker” and “problem solver who overcomes obstacles” (Kelley & Littman, 2005, 92-111/4). What attracted me to my full time job as Clinical Research Nurse Leader in the Clinical Research Unit (CRU) is that I have the opportunity to embrace my 18 years of experience in veterinary and human medicine, clinical nursing and diverse roles in various research facilities to institute a novel facility in this region of Arizona that promotes the integration of scientific research methods and clinical trials with a kiss of demonstrating through collaborative efforts the essentials learned in identifying disease processes and physiology in an effort to set a premise of promoting universal health and well being for quality patient care. In the CRU, we are determined to understand the molecular mechanisms behind type 2 diabetes.

When I first came to the CRU, the clinic was spending too much revenue on supplies that became wasted due to failed studies from nursing or technical errors. The scientists had anxiety from being months behind in their research. This combination affects funding in grant proposals for the survival of jobs, publications and discoveries of treatments for type 2 diabetics. After learning this, my focus was to reorganize the structure of the clinic and produce a professional and efficient work environment.

Being a leader of innovation, the three (plus) ways I am effective is (1) I created a personal motto: “to decrease the budget and increase productivity.” While implanting this remark constantly, I (2) had to maintain an upbeat personality of optimism, (3) playful behavior, and (4) disregard of my own limitations in providing nursing services that scientists needed in order to do their studies by being mobile and portable. I demonstrated this by going outside of the CRU to the labs in other buildings to draw blood on volunteers when the scientists were unable to come to the CRU. The (1) problem solving, (2) optimistic and (3) positive behaviors and attitudes I displayed since the beginning of my hire to present seem to continue attracting the attention the CRU needed in order to increase our study productivity.

Through word of mouth of our success, we have increased in revenue by expanding nursing services with adjacent labs, hired three additional PRN nurses to satisfy the increasing demands, and currently in the process of collaborating with additional labs to provide participants added resources after the completion of their primary type 2 diabetes studies with the CRU’s core scientists.

The three factors where I may get in my own way as a leader of innovation is: (1) I have a hard time letting go of previous responsibilities (2) The need to oversee and maintain a controlled and monitored, non-micromanaged environment (3) To increase communication to other nurses, staff members and management when I need help.

I am a control freak with this self fulfilling need to do it all; regardless of my need to rest and restore. My need to provide and demonstrate quality service seems to direct me into being overly critical of others. I know I need to overcome this by allowing others the space they need to grow and pave a method in routine and techniques unique to themselves, not as a clone of me (Porter-O'Grady & Malloch, 2007 and (Palmer, 2007, 73-78/5)



References:

Kelley, T., & Littman, J. (2005). The ten faces of innovation. United States: Doubleday.

Palmer, P. J. (2000). Let your life speak. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Porter-O'Grady, T., & Malloch, K. (2007). Quantum Leadership, A resource for Health Care Innovation (Second ed.). Sudbury, Massachusetts: Jones and Bartlett.

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