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Martie Moore

Most recent articles by Martie Moore

Martie L. Moore, RN, MAOM, CPHQ

‘Never discharge’: concept or reality?

Recently, I found myself engaged in a rich discussion about the current state of healthcare reform. We were debating the pros and cons of accountable care organizations. I introduced the concept of “never discharging” and the room went silent.

Martie L. Moore, RN, MAOM, CPHQ

Skintegrity is all about putting it into action

When I reflect back on my practice, skin health was not my highest priority. I focused on heart, lungs, kidneys and the vital organs. I missed asking different types of questions. I allowed myself to have conventional thinking. What I have discovered is that it is time for the unconventional thinking and action.

Martie L. Moore, RN, MAOM, CPHQ

Intervention: How eating and drinking can save your skin

Graduating with a nursing degree in hand, I was ready to bring my new knowledge and skills to the bedside. Thirty years later, I am amazed at how much I still have to learn and apply to my practice. In our right to keep seniors free of pressure ulcers, for example, we have missed an important tool for helping the skin be stronger and more resilient

Martie L. Moore, RN, MAOM, CPHQ

Let’s change history to prevent pressure ulcers

I can remember a conversation that I overheard between my mother and aunt when my grandmother was in her last few years of life. In essence, they were talking about open areas that my grandmother had on her backside. I knew that what was happening to my grandmother was not a good thing for her. It certainly wasn’t something I wanted for my mother.

Martie L. Moore, RN, MAOM, CPHQ

Not your mother’s (or father’s) nursing practice

A while back I was asked to speak to a group of graduating nurses — new to practice and excited to start their careers. As I spoke, I gave insights from Florence Nightingale and the changing face of healthcare. I was feeling confident that I had inspired them to spread their wings, expand their practice; the world was their oyster, as the saying goes.

Martie Moore

Giving nurses and CNAs a helping hand

Writers rely on pen and paper. Carpenters count on a hammer. Ask a healthcare worker what their most valuable tool of the trade is and they’ll tell you – it’s all about their hands. When you look at today’s rapidly changing workforce and day-to-day demands, hands shouldn’t be taken for granted.

Martie L. Moore, RN, MAOM, CPHQ

The call for action to prevent norovirus

It all started with a gathering. My family had lost a loved one. Some of us flew, others drove but whatever it took, we came together to celebrate the life of our loved one. Within 48 hours after the service, the texts started flying. Seven of us were ill, feeling like we were going to die. Two of us ended up at the hospital. The two who were seen at the hospital were positive for norovirus. The rest of us knew that we were right there with the others. Norovirus had claimed victory over our bodies.

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