Welcome to All Species Nurse Resource Page

This site is used as a shortcut to existing liks that serves as an encyclopedia for the public and professionals.

The links contain their own references on their site, as All Species Nurse is only bridging the gap for the community to find sites relevant to their needs.

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.**

Thursday, June 16, 2022

How to Help Both Parents When Only One Needs a Skilled Nursing Facility

 



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How to Help Both Parents When Only One Needs a Skilled Nursing Facility

 

If only one parent needs to move to a skilled nursing facility, it can be difficult for both of them. Having to live apart after being together so long can bring up a lot of different emotions. However, there are a few ways you can help both parents in this challenging situation. All Species Nurse, LLC presents some tips provided by other writers for independent or researched columns and articles below.

Find the Perfect Skilled Nursing Facility 

Ideally, you'll want a facility within a reasonable driving distance from you and your remaining parent. This makes visiting easier and ensures someone is nearby in an emergency. Check ratings and reviews to get an idea of the highest-rated options in your area. Take your time to choose the perfect place and always go with your gut instinct during tours. If something feels off, it's best to choose a different option. 

Get Help From Professional Movers 

Hiring professionals to move your parent's things into their new community is an excellent idea. Not only does this reduce the physical workload, but it also lets you focus on more important tasks. Before hiring a company, read reviews online. Search online for local movers and find companies with generally positive reviews and only the highest ratings. 

Consider Selling Your Parents' Home 

Selling your parents' home could help free up money to pay for skilled nursing care costs. The average national price of a semiprivate room in these facilities is $7,756 a month. Of course, this average may be lower or higher based on your location. 

Speak with both parents about this decision, so long as both are capable of decision-making. Only late-stage dementia or Alzheimer's disease would generally preclude one parent from this discussion. Ensure your asset calculations are done accurately. To figure out home equity, you'll need to deduct the amount owed on the mortgage from your home's current market value. 

Make Plans for Your Other Parent 

If your other parent chooses to downsize, help them figure out their options. They may like the idea of an independent living community because it would offer them plenty of socialization opportunities. If the room is available and your parent agrees, it may also make sense for them to move in with you or another sibling. Another option is to find them a local apartment close to your chosen skilled nursing facility.  

Be Compassionate 

Being compassionate and available during this challenging time is the best thing you can do for both of your parents. Be understanding if either parent is stressed, frustrated, or depressed. Regularly visit the skilled nursing facility so your loved one doesn't feel alone. Make regular phone calls and frequent plans with your other parent because they'll need your support now more than ever.

Help Both Parents in This Difficult Situation

The information can assist you in helping both parents in this challenging situation. Now may also be a good time for advanced end-of-life planning. 

Information collected and written by Millie Jones

Thursday, January 13, 2022

 SOLUTION to workplace patient load to reduce the stress of medical staff:

If telehealth doesn't work or isn't available for
every medical office, the patient, and/or primary care provider (PCP). the lobby is crammed with patients, and the staff is stressed and unable to catch up.
Plan B. (if telehealth is not available).
Call All Species Nurse (ASN), for instance, as your
designated mobile, skilled nurse specialist to reach out to visually assess and apply follow-up medical care needs to the patient's homes (e.g., bandaging of a diabetic patient, rechecks of other medical applications, and educating the patient).
Process:
1. The PCP, or specialist, for instance, is
overloaded with patients in the lobby. It's time-consuming for the doctor to tend to all patients on that same day. The PCP is hurried to reach regularly seen patients for follow-ups or consistent care (e.g., diabetic foot care, bandaging, etc.).
2. The PCP writes an order and has ASN contracted
(yet doesn't work in the office, but is familiar with the policies and
procedures, and Standards of Practice according to the scope of practice).
3. The PCP or specialist tends to a patient on their
first appointment or higher acuity medical needs. Subsequent visits are determined if ASN will do the additional follow-ups for a period until the PCP wants the patient's next appointment to be in the office.
4. The patient at home pays just as they would in the
office, in advance, prior to medical services provided. This would be done over the phone to the PCP's office to the staff member that handles co-pays. ASN does not handle the finances.
5. The PCP's office will be called by ASN to confirm the visit and if the patient has paid, according to their insurance.
5. ASN addresses the medical needs of the patient(s),
evaluates, charts, and assesses patient response to treatment and care, then contacts the PCP, gives SBAR report and receives orders for additional plans (should there be a change in the medical condition of the patient).
6. The charted notes are returned to the PCP/specialist, and verbal and full, written reports are provided to the PCP and filed.
Win/Win/Win/Win solutions.
1). The PCP can address all patients without a long
waiting time for the patient.
2). Less patient concerns about traveling to their
PCP's/specialists appointment(s) timely.
3). The PCP/specialist's income will double, due to the
ability to have two (+) patients seen at the same time for their unique medical
care needs.
4). Less stress on the medical care staff, allowing
time to organize areas of workstations and having fewer angry patients to deal
with.
Would anyone agree, want to add, or revise the ideas
above?
For questions or dialogues, you may respond to this
post, or contact me at:
ask@allspeciesnurse.com
allspeciesnurse@yahoo.com
Call or text 602-312-7352

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

 MTHFR


Information on the MTHFR test (Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase) and its variants. 

What it is, symptoms, and how it is treated:

https://www.healthline.com/health/mthfr-gene


 

To all:

Something I learned today is essential to know about your ancestry relating to the Ashkenazi Jewish cultures. This is health-related for those that have genetic roots in Ashkenazi Jewish cultures, like me.
If you are not familiar with your family genetic line and if there are mutations in your DNA that may relate to other cultures, please ask your doctor to test your MTHFR (Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase).


Information found: The Scientist, 2021

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Other links to learn more:

Thursday, July 8, 2021

CDC: Delta Variance, what is this? How is it related to the COVID-SARS virus...

UP-TO-DATE

DELTA VARIANCE

COVID-SARS

What now???

Hard to place in my own words here. However, the following is my angle only since there is an abundance of information gathered and reported through the media that confuses the public, causing understandable fear of the Delta Variant, COVID: the primary topics of this post.

To clarify, what is a variant? In this case, it is still being determined as either a different virus independent of COVID (as it was initially recognized in India), a mutation of COVID, or if there are variances of other viruses being picked up along the migration of those infected attaching themselves to COVID and/or DELTA. This is why it may be difficult to find a vaccine that can pinpoint the actual source of the receptor site in RNA viruses.  

I encourage you to speak with a Virologist or contact a University studying this virus (i.e. Arizona State University). Your Primary care Provider is an excellent source to help you understand what to do and can refer you to any specialist in understanding the physiology of RNA viruses. 

If you are a specialist reading this column, I invite your guidance to educate us all in an effort to reduce fear in our communities. 

I worked in the design and studies in the initial phases with Scientists that specialize in all biohazard areas at the height of when COVID impacted us all last year. As I moved on to various other projects, our Scientists continue to study and understand this frequently mutating virus, working with the CDC and WHO. 


Up to date news:

https://abcnews.go.com/Health/delta-now-dominant-coronavirus-variant-us-cdc/story?id=78704682


CDC link: 

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html


Regards,

All Species Nurse


Friday, October 23, 2020

 From Arizona State University (ASU) Corona Virus update according to the CDC: This applies to ASU. 

Please check your local University and other schools for CDC updated information. 

Info at ASU found at:

https://eoss.asu.edu/health/announcements/coronavirus


Latest Coronavirus updates

Updated CDC definition of ‘close contact’

Oct. 22, 2020

On Oct. 21, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its guidance to define a close contact as someone who has been within 6 feet of a confirmed COVID-19 case for at least 15 minutes over a 24-hour period. Previously, the benchmark had been 15 consecutive minutes, not 15 minutes over a 24-hour period. 

This does not change ASU’s policy, as the university had been following county guidance (10 minutes) and asking people about those they’d been around cumulatively.

For more about ASU’s exposure management, please see the following questions in our coronavirus FAQ:

Additional resources:

Posted: Oct. 22, 2020, at 5:30 p.m.



Saturday, April 25, 2020

Learn more about your dog!

If you have a new pup or adult dog, there are a few good things to be educated about. Oftentimes, these things are not necessary for a veterinarian. These various topics will guide you to know when to have a veterinarian's intervention, and what you can do at home.

https://www.thesprucepets.com/dog-basics-4162146


For exotic pets, here is another link for your interests, as well.
https://www.thesprucepets.com/

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