Thursday, July 23, 2015

How to think like a Registered Nurse, written by Gloria Poole,RN, artist of /in Missouri

The "nursing process" develops "critical thinking" but I think all people should learn to think. I am posting some of the "standards" of critical thinking as written in a Medical Surgical textbook for nurses that I have modified to make more "user-friendly".



analysis of events





researching in one's own mind to connect other events



logical: if this then that sort of mindset

thinks for one's self ;does not accept brain-washing

courage of one's convictions

open to new ideas


honest reporting of objective information gathered by one's self












And the questions one could ask to achieve the standards when interviewing anyone for any reason are:

Could you give me an example of that?

Could you elaborate on details?

How could I verify that?

Could you be specific?

How does that relate to the problem?

What complex issues are involved in this?

Is there another point of view on this, within you?

Is this the most important thing for you at the moment?

Are all people affected the same way by this?

Do other people who live in your household notice this?

Have you told me all the information about this?

Does all of this make sense when considered together?

What happened specifically step by step?

Is any event in your past causing you to react this way?

Could you describe your reaction, your emotions, your responses in precise words?

Could you write a timeline of events?

How has such and such affected your daily living?

Are you taking any form of drugs for any reason?

If the answer is yes, then ask:

a) What happens when you take the medicine as prescribed?

b) Are you taking or using other substances? [ street drugs] ?

c) Is there any medicine you think you cannot live without?

Then research about each drug or substance to identify:

a) the classification of the drugs or substance?

b) the action of it?

c) the intended effect of it?

d) the side effects or unintended consequences of it?

e) the likelihood of addiction to it?

f) the worst case scenario of it? For example if dose exceeded, is death a risk?

Could your prioritize or rank your problems?

How is this affecting your husband [or wife?]

Is there anything else you want to tell me?

Of course, the "nursing process" is only an adaptation of the scientific method. In nursing [and medical education also] it is called "evidence-based practice' and involves these steps:

1) identifying the problem;

2) researching for relevant and best literature available on the subject;

3) analyzing, evaluating critically the literature using established criteria, standards, or protocols, regarding merit of ideas;

4) integrating the information from the research into practice with specific interventions;

5) re-evaluating the effect(s) based upon what outcomes occurred.

My reference book for this is a textbook that I own : Medical-Surgical Nursing; Clinical Management for positive outcomes eighth edition written by Joyce M black and Jane Hokanson Hawks; chapter three.

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I have to remind public occasionally I am same single-again [since Oct 2007] white, Southern Baptist, born again, twice-divorced, woman who also photographs extensively and makes art almost every day. And occasionally, I write on nursing or medical issues to educate the public. You can read some of those also on these sites of mine:


About me Gloria Poole, RN, artist, blogger, writer, author, photographer, tweeter:

This is my selfie of me Gloria Poole in spring 2014 sitting on my sofa in Missouri; but it is my most recent selfie. I am still putting my hair in a lop-sided pony tail however and look the same.

Symbols and photos that represent me Ms Gloria Poole, RN, artist of Missouri and Georgia:

This is one of my Christian crosses that I wear sometimes. I am posting it here to remind all that I am a believer in THE LIVING LORD JESUS who is THE MESSIAH as foretold by the Old Testament. You can read more about JESUS and how to be born again on this blog of mine:

This is my personal logo that I made to add to blogs. I add it intermittently to blogs.

This is the seal of the College where I graduated nursing school years ago. I am a Registered Nurse licensed in Missouri but before that in other states; but for most of my life, my license was in state of Georgia, where I was born and grew up and was educated.

I am also a graduate of the University of Georgia's Terry College of Business.

You can see more of the art I created on these blogs of mine, and read more on the human development of babies in wombs on my #prolife blogs:

and other sites and blogs of mine also. My copyright includes all original content that I create whether or not I post it on web.

For the record, I never worked with or for my 2nd exhusband [with initials DBP in Colorado] in any capacity and he never worked with or for me in any capacity. It is necessary to write that because he has NO authority to sign my name to anything nor to hijack any account of mine, nor to represent himself as any sort of agent of mine. He injured me several times,and he tried to kill me four times and said he intended to annihilate me from life and the web. DBP by any name is not a business partner of mine and never was, nor is he a courier, nor associate, nor employee,nor assistant ,nor boss, nor supervisor,nor agent, nor "co-worker" of mine AND NEVER WAS. This documentation is necessary for law enforcement and the public to know that if/when male DBP tries to intercept messages, photos or phone calls to me he is stalking me and he is violating a mandatory protection order issued by a Magistrate to prevent DBP from coming near me or my dwelling or any place that he knows I would be such as my family of origin home etc. I removed the Pappas name from my name at the time of final divorce decree in Oct 2007 by order of Judge who signed final decree; and I resumed my born with name including my surname of Poole. I MOVED to Missouri on Oct 31, 2009 and into my own apt on Nov 3, 2009.

Copyright notice : This blog and all content, all words, all photos and all art on it are owned by me, were created and posted by me Gloria Poole , RN, artist of Missouri and Georgia, signed by me, photographed by me and uploaded by me, and I own all copyrights to this blog, to all content on it, all art and all words and all photos.. Usually I sign the art I create as simply Gloria since that is my first name I was born with; but on pencil and or ink drawings I sometimes also sign my born with surname of Poole which is my legal name again because I resumed it by Court order after both divorces. I am also known on the web and in real life as Gloria; Gloria Poole; Gloria J Poole; Gloria Poole, RN, artist; and on the web as : gloriapoole; gloria-poole; gloria.poole; Ms Gloria Poole; gloriapoole.RN; gloriapoole_RN; gloriapooleRN at yahoo; gloria0817; gpoole817; artist-gloriapoole; gloriapoole-paintings; artist-gloria; Poole,Gloria; gloriapoole1749; and other variations of my real, born with, and legal name of Gloria Poole. For the record, I am a white, twice divorced, Southern Baptist born again Christian woman and the mother of two grown daughters who are named Jennifer and Leigh. I am also a prolife activist, blogger, artist in all mediums; photographer for my own purposes, Registered Nurse with a license in Missouri but before that for most of my life in the state of Georgia, U.S. citizen born in the state of Georgia; University of Georgia alum, Georgia Baptist College of Nursing alum, writer, illustrator, author, personhood promoter. This blog may not be downloaded, nor copied individually or collectively as a whole; nor have domains forwarded to it that do not belong to me, nor may the photos or art on it be reproduced or saved to disk by anyone . Repeat for emphasis: I create all content on this blog and I, Gloria Poole, own all rights to this blog collectively and individually as single posts. All telephones listed on this account and any account of mine on the web belong to me personally and are in my apartment in Missouri or in my possession at all times. Some of my numbers are wired, landline telephones and some are mobile phones. This blog and all blogs that I create and that contain my words I wrote and or art I made and signed and or photos that I photographed belong exclusively to me Gloria Poole, of Missouri and Georgia. Copyright. Gloria Poole / Gloria / gloriapoole /gloria-poole /gloria.poole/ Ms Gloria Poole/ Poole Gloria / G-L-O-R-I-A / gloriapoole1749 /gloria0817 /gpoole817 / gloriapooleRN at yahoo / gloriapoole.RN / artist-gloriapoole /Gloria Poole,RN,artist /photo-by-gloriapoole / cartooning-by-gloriapoole / gloriapoole-paintings, Missouri_artist / Life.TV / press.gloriapoole / and other variations of my real name with or without my professional status as Registered Nurse and with or without numbers after my name, at my own private apt in Missouri which is not shared with anyone and neither is my equipment nor phones shared with anyone, and neither is my isp account shared with anyone which means no one is authorized to log into any account of mine anywhere but me. /signed/ Gloria Poole, RN, artist; at my apt in Missouri on 23 July 2015 at 11:03am.