Tuesday, May 12, 2015

International Nurses Day MAY 12, 2015

DIANE'S CORNER ... Celebrate International Nurses Day

Unfortunately, many people seem to think that the most important people in the healthcare system are the doctors, but this is simply not true. Ever the underdog, nurses play a key role in all of our medical institutions, being responsible for the welfare, safety and recovery of patients. Nurses have an enormous amount of knowledge and many diverse skills they spend years perfecting and developing, all the time working in decidedly tough environments where extreme stress is just a part of the job. Nurses help bring new life into the world, care tirelessly for the sick and injured, and sometimes watch the patients they did everything to save pass away despite their best efforts. On many occasions, it was a vigilant nurse who noticed a mistake in a doctor’s prescription in time to save someone’s life. Acknowledge the hard work, long hours, and emotional duress that are part of the life of every nurse on International Nurses Day.
The History of International Nurses Day
It all began in 1953, when Dorothy Sutherland, an official with the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare, contacted President Dwight D. Eisenhower proposing he proclaim a “Nurses’ Day”. However, he did not approve her proposal at that time. The International Council of Nurses has celebrated on May 12th since 1965. May 12th is an important date to all nurses, as it is the anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, who is widely considered the founder of modern nursing. In January 1974, this day was finally officially made International Nurses Day. Each year since then, ICN prepares and distributes something called the International Nurses’ Day Kit which contains educational and public information materials, for use by nurses everywhere.
How to Celebrate International Nurses Day
Because this day is all about celebrating nurses’ endless contributions to society, take this opportunity to show a nurse who has taken care of you how much you appreciate him or her. As with most gestures of appreciation, whatever you decide to do need not be grand or cost much money. Sad as it is, many people neglect to thank their nurses at all, seeing them only as robots who only know how to follow the doctor’s orders, so every little way to say a simple “thank you” will definitely make that nurse’s day. If you are feeling especially grateful for the way a certain nurse took care of you (fed you, brought you a blanket, cleaned vomit off of you, monitored your vital signs, made sure you were getting the right pills, changed your wound dressings, helped you get to the bathroom, let you cry on his or her shoulder, or any of the hundreds of other things nurses do), today is the day to show that gratitude. So take a trip down to the hospital with a box of chocolates, a nice bottle of wine, or anything else you think that particular nurse might like. Some people, after having spent months in the hospital with a serious condition, decide to order pizza or cake for the entire medical team that was looking after them, a gesture that that team is guaranteed to remember you for forever, if you should decide on it. However, as mentioned before, it’s the thought that counts the most. A nurse’s main goal is to help you get through treatment and get better, so just knowing he or she succeeded is a reward in itself.



Word of the Day

refulgent 


Definition:(adjective) Shining radiantly; resplendent.
Synonyms:effulgentradiantbeaming
Usage:Standing by the edge of the sea, they witnessed a refulgent sunset.



History

Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828)


Rossetti was a British painter, poet, and founding member of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, an association of painters who aimed to combat the shallow conventionalism of academic painting and revive the fidelity to nature and the vivid realistic color that they considered typical of Italian painting before Raphael. Although Rossetti found some financial success as a painter, his lasting reputation rests upon his poetry. 

Boston Pops


Henry Lee Higginson, who established the Boston Symphony Orchestra in 1881, believed that "concerts of a lighter kind of music" should be presented in the summer. People began to refer fondly to these summer concerts as "the Pops," a name which became official in 1900. The Boston Pops tailors its programs around American music and musicians, medleys of popular songs, and familiar movements of classical works. Outside of its official concert season at Symphony Hall, where it performs through May and June, the Pops also tours the United States.

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1777 - 1st ice cream advertisement (Philip Lenzi-NY Gazette)


1888 - Charles Sherrill of the Yale track team became the first runner to use the crouching start for a fast break in a foot race. 



1897 - 1800-1900 year old fossil of "girl of Yde" found in Drente, Netherlands



1937 - Britain's King George VI was crowned at Westminster Abbey. 



1965 - "Satisfaction" was recorded by the Rolling Stones.



1977 - "Hotel California" earned a gold record for the Eagles. 



1978 - The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced that they would no longer exclusively name hurricanes after women.



2002 - Former U.S. President Carter arrived in Cuba for a visit with Fidel Castro. It was the first time a U.S. head of state, in or out of office, had gone to the island since Castro's 1959 revolution. 



DAILY SQU-EEK


If You Were Born Today, May 12

Personable, friendly, caring, and charming, you are a thoughtful person and can put yourself into almost anyone's shoes. Funny and witty, you have a true way with words and can be quite excellent at writing, promotion, advertising, and the like. You are also good at managing money and coming up with money-making ideas. You are versatile, yet stable and secure. Famous people born today: Florence Nightingale, Katharine Hepburn, Tom Snyder, Yogi Berra, Tony Hawk, Mary Kay Ash, Emilio Estevez.




Picture of the day
Carpenter ant
carpenter ant (Camponotussp.) worker drinking water, as found in Kibaha, Tanzania. Ants of this genus are indigenous to many forested parts of the world and build nests inside wood, chewing out galleries with their mandibles. These foragers, unlike termites, do not feed on the wood; rather, they eat parts of dead insects or substances derived from other insects.

Picture of Goðafoss, a waterfall in Iceland

Waterfall of the Gods

Photograph by Ed Graham, National Geographic
“Although the days are short in Iceland in February, the sun remains low on the horizon while it’s up,” writes Ed Graham. This allows six to eight hours of shooting in a beautiful golden light—if the weather cooperates. Here, the winter sun falls on Iceland’s Goðafoss, or Waterfall of the Gods, one of the largest in the country. To achieve this shot, Graham made a hazardous climb. “The bare surface of the rock was slick from refrozen mist from the falls,” he writes. “I got as close to the edge as I dared.”



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RECIPE



CROCKPOT RECIPE
stephanie o'dea

CrockPot Stuffed Peppers Recipe


Oh these were good. You've got to try this recipe. So I figured I'd just cook these puppies up and do a tiny taste test. Instead, I devoured two. They were that good.

The Ingredients.
--enough peppers to fit your crockpot. I have a 6qt oval Smart Pot, and six nestled perfectly in the stoneware
--1 lb lean ground beef
--1 cup cooked rice
--1 can flavored tomatoes (I used fire roasted, Italian would work. If you don't have flavored, add 1/2 t italian seasoning)
--1 t gluten free worcestershire sauce
--2 T ketchup
--1 t black pepper
--1/3 cup water
The Directions.
in a bowl, mix the ground beef and rice with all the stuff (except for the water and the peppers)
wash and clean out the peppers. Save the tops.
Stuff each pepper with a good amount of the ground beef and rice mixture
Nestle the peppers into your crock and put the little pepper tops back on.
Pour in 1/3 cup of water around the bases of the peppers

cook on low for 6-8 hours. I cooked these for exactly 8.
The Verdict.
The peppers had an amazing roasted flavor, and the meat was cooked nicely without a hint of grease--which was a fear I had.




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Magnifique!!!....Look at mum on the background...wow!!

QUOTE
Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. - Oscar Wilde


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Rugby Players Have Missing Teeth Replaced with Bottle Openers

By Sumitra 
In a sheer stroke of advertising genius, Salta Beer has given three rugby players who lost teeth in action ‘Beer Tooth Implants’ – metal implants that double as bottle openers! And yeah, they actually work.
“We decided to give rugby players back the teeth they had lost in battle,” Salta Beer explained. “But we weren’t going to give them a simple tooth back, we developed a unique dental implant; a specially designed tooth to open beer.” Three rugby players were selected for the unique procedure and were featured in a commercial created in collaboration with Ogilvy Argentina.

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