Jacqueline Vance, RNC, CDONA/LTC

Jacqueline Vance, RNC, CDONA/LTC

The Real Nurse Jackie is written by Jacqueline Vance, RNC, CDONA/LTC — a real life long-term care nurse who is also the director of clinical affairs for the American Medical Directors Association. A nationally respected nurse educator and past national LTC Nurse Administrator of the Year, she also is an accomplished stand-up comedienne. She has not starred in her own national television series — yet.

Most Recent Articles by Jacqueline Vance, RNC, CDONA/LTC

It was 55 degrees in Sochi while we were expecting Snowmageddon

It was 55 degrees in Sochi while we were expecting Snowmageddon

This one is subtitled "Nursing facility personnel are essential and other things the world wasn't anticipating." Yes, while the temperature unexpectedly rose in Sochi, Russia, making winter sports precarious for many of the Olympic athletes, we on the East Coast and in other areas were having weather issues of our own. "Snow" is a four-letter word in its own right in the healthcare arena.

Sweet treatment you'll crave: Chocolate helps the heart

Sweet treatment you'll crave: Chocolate helps the heart

Oh, happy day! Now here is a study that I think pretty much everyone can get behind. Researchers found that dark chocolate (at least 60% cocoa) may be an inexpensive and effective way to help prevent cardiovascular events and reduce your risk for heart disease.

The nightstand is the window to the soul

The nightstand is the window to the soul

I think you can tell a lot about a person by what is in his or her nightstand.

Why do we do some of this 'stuff'?

Why do we do some of this 'stuff'?

We do a lot of "stuff" in nursing that makes no sense (both in acute care and long-term care — I'm not singling us out here). We do a lot of things that waste precious time and are definitely not evidence based. Let's take a look at some myth busters.

What I'm wishing for

What I'm wishing for

So right around Thanksgiving I was watching a trivia game show and the question came up: "What do 23% of Americans have for Thanksgiving?" My immediate thought was, "A burning desire to discover that they were adopted."

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