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$13,000 Awarded by Dairy MAX for Fuel Up to Play 60

Five area schools have been chosen to receive funds to support its Fuel Up to Play 60 initiative, Dairy MAX announced today. Cashion Elementary, Putnam City's Hefner Middle School, Lomega Elementary and Lomega High School, and Okeene Elementary were selected from among hundreds of schools across the country that applied for funding to help them jumpstart and sustain healthy nutrition and physical activity improvements. This nationwide funding program offers schools up to $4,000 to help them increase awareness of and access to nutrientrich foods and physical activity opportunities for students. Funding for this competitive program is provided by Dairy MAX and America's dairy farmers. Funds for Fuel Up to Play 60 provides support for a variety of activities and tools, such as foodservice materials and equipment, nutrition and physical education materials, student and staff incentives, staff development and overall Fuel Up to Play 60 implementation. Cashion Elementary will participate in taste tests helping to encourage kids to choose low fat and fat free dairy products, fruits, vegetables and whole grains, and will be participating in a walking challenge to get kids active. "Promoting nutrient-rich dairy, fruits, vegetables and whole grains is a priority for us. Students who taste test these foods ­ some for the first time ­ are likely to choose them more often," said Valeri Evans, Kingfisher County Family & Consumer Science Extension Educator and co-program advisor for Cashion and Lomega schools, and several others schools in the county. Evans was recently named "Program Advisor of the Year" for Oklahoma. Nursing students from the OU College of Nursing will help the school nurse target 6th graders. In an eight week series of lessons,they will focus on healthy, and will featuring interactive games, lessons, and camaraderie. Lomega Elementary will bring breakfast to the students through Breakfast in the Classroom, helping kids fuel up for learning, and to also participate in a walking challenge. Lomega High School will implement a grab `n go breakfast to promote healthy eating and academic


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Terri Bryan, RN, MSN-L has found a world of opportunity in her new role as Safe Patient Handling Coordinator at the VA Medical Center in Oklahoma City.

by Mike Lee Staff Writer

Opportunity. It's not always a term associated with non-profit nursing facilities like the Veteran's Medical Center. But for Terri Bryan, RN, working at the VA has opened up opportunities she never knew existed. "I came to the VA really just for the opportunity to

be able to grow and to advance. There are a lot of opportunities here," Bryan said. Bryan became a nurse in 1998. She attended LPN school at Moore Norman Technology Center. From there she took her associate degree at OSU-OKC and then her bachelor's work at the University of Oklahoma. Currently, she's working

on her master's at Southern Nazarene University. "It will put more letters behind my name," Bryan laughs. "Really, my long-term goal is probably to complete my doctorate. I think with my master's will open more opportunities for myself for advancement. I would like to finish my doctorate and do some research and then closer to retirement age I would like to teach at a university. " N o w , working in this area of healthcare is absolutely where I want to be because I want to have that challenge

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when you look at the numbers but really I feel like I have an amazing support structure here," Bryan said. "I tell everybody, just being honest, that when I came to the VA I think maybe the mindset of the community in general is not a good representation of what I've experienced here. "I feel very, very blessed to work with the people here." She joins the largest healthcare network in the country. VHA provides health care to more than 6 million Veterans throughout the United States. With a medical care budget of $47 billion, VHA directly employs more than 245,000 health care professionals at more than 1,609 sites of care, including hospitals, community and facility-based clinics, nursing homes, readjustment counseling centers, and various other facilities. At first there was culture shock for Bryan. "It was different coming to work from the private sector into a non-profit," Bryan said. "I think at first, the patient load wasn't as overwhelming as learning the new processes and how to work within a different type of facility that did have a larger chain of command and various people you have to communicate with for different areas. Especially for a program like I coordinate because I work not only with patients and nurses but fiscal and vendors and purchasing ­ every avenue of the program I have to coordinate." Now, her day-to-day role can take her all over the hospital and behind. It's some of the most challenging nursing she's ever done and she says she loves it. "I think sometimes people think a person's role as an educator or

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administrator is as easy or simple as a desk job and I know I've gotten some teasing that I wasn't really a nurse anymore," Bryan said. "What I've found is that my job is equally challenging if not more challenging because I'm responsible at an even higher level. I'm still responsible for what happens to the patient but I'm responsible at a higher level of accountability than what I was before. "It's been very challenging, which for me is fun." Bryan also has a hand in molding tomorrow's nurses. VA Nursing provides the largest clinical training and cooperative education opportunities in association with undergraduate and graduate programs at numerous colleges and universities. In the 1990s, VA provided clinical experiences to one out of every four professional nursing students in the country. "I feel like I have 99 percent of my dream job and I still can't believe it happened," Bryan said. "I feel very honored, privileged and blessed. I wanted to be challenged every day and every day is a new journey."


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and something new. Not that teaching wouldn't be that for me but I hope as I'm older I can afford to take a teaching position." Bryan has only been at the VA for four short months after working at the Oklahoma Spine Hospital, where she worked as a post-op nurse and in education. Bryan now is in charge of 600 nurses and their education. "That was a little overwhelming



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performance at mid-morning, and class fitness competitions. Okeene Elementary will utilize Fuel Up to Play 60 Student Ambassadors to promote healthy eating and increased physical activity, and will focus on entering Fuel Up to Play 60 challenges to motivate and educate students, as well as parents and the community. More than 70,000 schools across the United States are participating in Fuel Up to Play 60. Launched by National Dairy Council, local Dairy Councils and National Football League (NFL), in collaboration with United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the program encourages youth to consume nutrient-rich foods and achieve at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day. Multiple health organizations and several major corporations are also supporting Fuel Up to Play 60, now in its third year. "Fuel Up to Play 60 has really taken off in Oklahoma. Wellness champions and students in more than 1,000 schools have embraced the program, and these funds will help many of the participating schools to do even more," said Susan Allen, program coordinator for Dairy MAX. Schools, parents and students can learn more about Fuel Up to Play 60 at Schools can learn more about eligibility requirements, and find the Funds for Fuel Up to Play 60 application, at There are several application windows each year, including upcoming deadlines on October 1, 2011, December 1, 2011, February 1, 2012, and June 1, 2012.

INTEGRIS Samaritan Home Care Named HomeCare Elite Top 500

INTEGRIS Samaritan Home Care and Infusion Services is named one of the top 500 home health agencies in the country, according to the 2011 HomeCare Elite. "The 2011 HomeCare Elite winners continue to demonstrate a commitment to providing their patients with the best possible care while performing at the highest providers who are already working on measuring and improving their performance using OASIS-C outcomes and process measures and HCAHPS results. This important data will also be used in identifying the HomeCare Elite in the future." Now in its sixth year, HomeCare Elite identifies the top 25 percent of home health agencies in the United States and further highlights the top 100 and top 500 agencies level," says Amanda Twiss, CEO of OCS HomeCare. "We congratulate overall. Winners are ranked INTEGRIS Samaritan Home Care by an analysis of performance and Infusion Services on being one measures in quality outcomes, of the top home care agencies quality improvement and financial in the country. In addition, performance. we salute all forward-thinking

2011 Jim Thorpe Courage Awards

For 17 years, INTEGRIS Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation has presented Courage Awards to individuals who display exceptional bravery and grace through the most difficult of circumstances. We are proud to announce this year's winners: Nicole Brown, Mary Beth Davis and Chad Peery. INTEGRIS Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation will honor these courageous individuals at the third annual Courage Awards Gala. The Gala will take place at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, 700 NE 63rd St., Oklahoma City on Saturday, August. 20th at 6:00 p.m. Join us for a celebration like no other ­ dinner, dancing, cocktails, live and silent auctions and award presentations ­ an exciting evening full of glitz and glamour. The event will raise funds to support the extraordinary programs offered at INTEGRIS Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation. Aquatics Program Music Therapy Program Assistive Technology Center Patient Care Specialty Equipment Brain Injury Support Groups Patient Home Evaluation Community Re-entry Programs Professional Specialty Rehabilitation Training Horticulture Therapy Program Spinal Cord Injury Support Groups Limb Loss Support Group Therapeutic Recreation Program In the face of health care reform and its impact on patient access and community health, it is imperative to formulate ways to continue these valuable programs that are not funded through traditional means. This can be made possible only through the generous, tax deductible donations of people like you. For more information about donations or sponsorships, please contact Sharon Jackson at 405-644-5256 or by e-mail at [email protected]

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Partnering with families by genuinely asking for their input can make a world of difference for parents saddened by their sick infant in a neonatal intensive care setting, said Joni Bruce, executive director of the Oklahoma Family Network. Bruce spoke at a recent Neonatal conference held at Integris Baptist Medical Center, where she shared her insight gained from the personal perspective of losing a dying infant son to kidney failure at the Integris neonatal intensive care unit. He lived for 55 days. The Oklahoma Family Network is a family-to-family support network providing encouragement, support and resources to families with children with special needs. "I have two other children who have special needs as well and was educated by fire," said Bruce, a former pharmaceutical



it's hard to have a child that's really sick," she said. Neonatal staff can go the extra mile in helping families cope with their sick or dying infants, she said. Pausing for a few seconds to ask parents if they are doing alright may be a simple but profound comfort, Bruce said. "Many of you probably do that just naturally as being part of a kind person," Bruce said. "I think when it is the hardest is when you're taking care of three highacuity kids." Bruce said it may be difficult for nurses and respiratory therapists to hear families make comments that seem strange in comparison to their own professional standards. So she cautioned the audience to be aware of any judgmental attitudes. A parent may say, "I think they should have taken him off the vent a long time ago," when their infant's


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representative. The objective of the Neonatal conference at Integris Baptist Medical Center Auditorium was to understand

without you, kids like mine wouldn't have lasted five minutes. We had a neonatal nurse right in the room when he was born that could provide

"Many of you probably do that just naturally as being part of a kind person," Bruce said. "I think when it is the hardest is when you're taking care of three highacuity kids." Joni Bruce, executive director

the pathophysiology and current therapies of neonatal respiratory diseases. The forum also helped to improve the quality of neonatal respiratory care by increasing the medical knowledge of physicians, Neonatal nurses and respiratory therapists. "I think what I would say is, `Thank you for choosing this profession,'" Bruce said. "Because what he needed to survive." Bruce emphasized the importance of partnering with families without judgement. Families need to be accepted for who they are and encouraged by nurses and respiratory therapists to have as much hands-on involvement as they are able to give in the NICU. "What are the little things we can do to make this better because

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condition seems hopeless, she said. Families may complain that other family members should be more attentive to their needs, or that it is awful for a loved one not to see their sick infant. She asked nurses to listen for subtle needs parent may have, such as, `Man, I wish they had coffee out in the waiting room,'" Bruce said. "It doesn't sound like a big deal, but when you have a child who was as sick as (mine) was, I never knew if he was going to be breathing when I got back." Bruce recalled a young mother who was a patient in the Integris neonatal unit with a healthy outcome and is now the mother of three children. The mother's experience at Integris made a profound imprint on her life, Bruce said. "Her schooling is even reflecting

that," she continued. "So you just never know when you might totally change the life of a family, because you took a little bit of extra time, even if it was being kind."

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Now accepting applications for Certified Medical Assistants

FORREST MANOR NURSING CENTER now accepting applications for CMA's. Monday - Friday 3p-11p. Competitive wages. Great staff to work with. Experience preferred. Please apply in person at 1410 North Choctaw, Dewey, OK.

Immediate openings for Certified Medical Assistant position

SOUTHERN OAKS Care Center has an immediate openings for CMA position. Southern Oaks offers a competitive salary and benefits. Please apply in person at: 1401 4th Street, Pawnee, OK; Fax resume to HR: 918-762-3704

Full-time Licensed Immediate openings for Full-time and Practical Nurse or Part-Time Registered Nurse. Licensed Practical Medical Office Exp. Strongly Nurses and Preferred! OB/GYN Exp. a plus! Salary + Benefits. Call Registered Nurses.

405-360-1264 or Fax Resume' to 405-321-8683. 500 East Robinson Street Norman, OK 73071 Home Care experience preferred. Excellent benefits package. Great Hours. "A GREAT PLACE TO WORK" 918-224-4500 Rachael. 15 E Dewey Ave, Sapulpa, OK, 74066

Licensed Practical Nurse or MEDICAL Assistant.

Very BUSY Medical Office. Applicant Must Be Self Starter, Friendly & Energetic Team Player. Capable of Catheterization, Injection, Phlebotomy & Basic Nursing Skills. Medical Office Exp. Pref. Bring Resume & 3 Professional Refs to: 500 E Robinson, STE 1300. Norman, OK 73071

Director of Nursing needed.

Must be team and family oriented. Requires RN license. No experience needed. Fax resume to Coweta Manor Nursing Home at 918-486-6308, Attn: Norma Cox, Administrator. 30049 E 151st Street South Coweta, OK 74429

Now Hiring A Full-time Taking Certified Medical applications Assistant, for Licensed Certified Nursing Practical Assistant and Nurses Licensed Practical Nurse. and Certified

Broadway Living Center located in 301 W Broadway St Lexington, Ok 73051. Positions Available. Now Hiring A Full-time CMA, CNA & LPN. To Join a Great Team. Offering Competitive Wages. Call Deanna AT (405) 527-6519



Nursing Assistants, all shifts.

Openings for Now accepting WAKE UP! This is Case Manager Registered applications for a Great Job! Need Health Aide Nurse and Part Home Certified Certified Certified Nursing HTS for care of or Time Licensed Nursing Assistant. clients with Nursing Assistants all disabilities. Practical Nurse McCortney Family Hospice shifts. FORREST PT/FT non-lifting in Enid. SUPRA HOME Care Tulsa, located at 1306 Arlington St, Assistant and

MANOR now accepting applications for CNA's all shifts. Competitive wages. Great staff to work with. Experience preferred. Please apply in person at 1410 N Choctaw, Dewey, OK. Hours vary. Need Current DL has openings for Case & Insured Vehicle Manager RN and Part Time Independent Opportunities LPN in Bartlesville office 1216 W. Willow, Suite A, 3400 Tuxedo Boulevard Enid OK 580-237-7288 EOE Suite A, Bartlesville, OK. (918) 336-3267 Ada, OK, 74820 looking for full time CHHA or CNA. Good pay, full benefits. Call Greg 580-332-6900



CEDAR CREST MANOR is taking applications for LPN & CNAs, all shifts. Apply in The COMMONS is hiring person, Mon.- Fri. 1700 NW Fort Sill Blvd, Lawton, OK Nurses! Flexible scheduling, Shift Differential Bonus & Benefit Packages offered! Apply at 301 S. Oakwood, Looking for full Enid, OK. time Certified

We are hiring for Hiring Nurses! non-certified Flexible Personal Care scheduling, Shift Assistants & all Differential Bonus positions are Partand Benefit time Healthcare agency Packages offered! looking for qualified,

dedicated, and motivated in home providers. We are hiring for non-certified Personal Care Assistants and all positions are Parttime. Must have: drivers license, auto insurance, social security card, and must be able to pass background check. Please contact HR @ 918-513-4503 or come to 3040 N Hemlock Circle. BA, OK 74012 to fill out application.

Certified Nursing Contact Wendy or Kim at are competitive. Grand Lake Villa Assistants Needed Come work for a team with: 918-786-2276. 103 W 13 St, Callaway Nursing Home has Grove, OK, an opening for a LPB. Sign Respect, Integrity, Dignity, on bonus along with monthly Excellence. CNA `s Needed bonus. Wages are (Weekend differential). Apply Needing Licensed in person at Kenwood Manor Practical Nurses and competitive. Apply in person at 1300 W. Lindsay, 502 W Pine, Enid, OK. Ask Certified Nursing Sulphur, OK. for Cathy Gripp Assistants

Certified Medical Opening for Assistants and Certified Nursing a LPB. Sign Come work for AssistantS - Full- on bonus along a team with: Respect, Integrity, time and part-time, with monthly Dignity, Excellence. all three shifts. bonus. Wages

Currently seeking Top Quality Professionals to uphold our tradition of Excellence.

Duncan Regional Hospital, Caring for Community. 1407 Whisenant Drive, Duncan, OK 73533 Duncan Regional Hospital, a leader in rural Oklahoma healthcare, is currently seeking Top Quality Professionals to uphold our tradition of Excellence. COTA, RN in ER, RN in Nurse Analyst, Information Technology, RN in GWEN, Go wherever Needed a $3/ hr diff. RN in Geri Psych, LPN in Various. Make a Commitment to Excellence. Toll Free 877-252-5300 Ext 8595, Fax 580-251-8829

Nurse Assistant needed for first and second shifts. Will train.

Taking applications MondayFriday from 2pm-4pm. Cedarcrest Care Center, 1306 E. College, Broken Arrow, OK.

Registered Nurses and Openings at McMahon Licensed Practical Tomlinson Nursing Center. Nurses needed Do you want to use your at Lindsay Municipal nursing skills in a Hospital. All shifts. Lindsay professional, caring Compassionate, Caring Municipal Hospitals offers MED-CORP PLUS, INC. atmosphere? Do you want to competitive salary along with Staff: Owasso and Cleveland Now hiring! CHHA/PCA. make a difference in the area: CHHA/PCA Fax great benefits. Please apply Needed in the Coweta area! lives of others? Every other Resume to 918-272-2267. at 1305 West Cherokee, No Certification Required. weekend off. Apply in person 7410 N 127th E Ave Lindsay, OK or fax your Contact: Marcy 918-686at 3126 NW Arlington, Owasso, OK 74055. resume to 405-756-1802 6842. 1340 W Shawnee St Lawton, OK Phone: (918) 272-4694 attention: Human Resource. Muskogee, OK 74401

Certified Nursing Assistants. 12 hour Shifts.

Gregston Nursing & Rehab is needing LPNs and CNAs. Apply in person, 711 South Broadway, Marlow, OK

Do you enjoy serving others and want to work in a caring Now hiring! environment? Certified Home Growing Home Health agency seeks Health Aide/PCA.

Available Opportunities Registered nurse/ Licensed practical nurse, Certified Nursing Assistant/ Certified Medical Assistant, Housekeeping Social Services Assistant Benefits Available: Shift Differential, Bonus Paid Vacation, Medical Plans Pension Plans.

Apply in person at 301 South Oakwood Road, Enid, OK 73703 or send resume to: 580-237-6164. 580-237-6178 fax

Healthcare agency looking for qualified, dedicated, and motivated in home providers. We are hiring for Noncertified Personal Care Attendants and all positions are Part-time.

Must have: drivers license, auto insurance, social security card, and must be able to pass background check. Please contact HR at 918-513-4503 or come to 3040 N Hemlock Circle. BA, OK 74012 to fill out application.

Come Join Our Family. We have a full time position evening Licensed Practical Nurse Charge Nurse and Full Time Certified Medical Assistant and Dietary Cook evenings and weekends.

Pick up application 1409 N. 17th , Enid, OK or call 580-234-1411

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226 MISCELLANEOUS Hiring for Part-time Housekeeping

The COMMONS is hiring for PT Housekeeping. Apply at 301 S. Oakwood, Enid, OK.

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Licensed Practical Nurse Position Fulltime in a Primary Care Clinic

in Norman, OK. $12 Per Hour and Outstanding Benefits. Must be Energetic, Willing to Learn and Work. FAX Resume 405-292-6099. 950 N Porter Ave # 200 Norman, OK 73071

Dietary Mgr. Exp. Pref. & Dietary Aide - FT

1060 Rambling Oaks DR. Norman 73072 or Call 405360-4755

Licensed Practical Nurses

Montevista is accepting applications for Licensed Practical Nurses at our Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation facility. We offer a new competitive wage scale, a variety of shifts, along with flexible scheduling. Interested applicants need to apply in person at 7604 Quanah Parker Trailway, Lawton, OK. No phone calls please.

DENTAL HYGIENIST. Immediate Opening. Full Time.

All applications confidential. Resume AND references to: Dr. Drummond, 4006 NW Cache Rd., Lawton, OK 73505 or fax 580-355-6271

Dietary Aide needed. Weekends required. Taking applications Monday-Friday from 2pm-4pm.

Cedarcrest Care Center, 1306 E College, Broken Arrow, OK.

Currently seeking a full-time Licensed Practical Nurse in our newly established physician clinic.

Duncan Regional Hospital. Solutions Practice Management is currently seeking a full-time LPN in our newly established physician clinic. Computer experience and ENT experience preferred. Family practice and surgical experience helpful. This is a Monday - Friday position with excellent benefits and salary commensurate with experience. Contact the Human Resources Department at (580) 2518595. Duncan Regional Hospital 1407 Whisenant Dr. Duncan, OK 73533

Opening for Medical Records Position.

Duties include processing requests for incoming and outgoing medical records for doctors, insurance companies, and patients. Position will also scan incoming medical records into electronic medical software, answer incoming calls, take messages and make appointments. Requires friendly, detailed and accurate person. Experience a plus. Good spelling and computer skills required. Full Time MondayFriday. Salary plus benefits. Submit resume in person to: Family Medicine Specialists, 3700 N. Kickapoo, Suite 124, Shawnee, OK.




Accepting Now accepting NOW TAKING application for applications for applications for an experienced dental FULL-TIME Consultant Registered Nurse Registered Nurse. assistant with x-ray

HOUSECALLS HOME HEALTH is accepting application for F/T RN. Please apply at 2204 N Broadway St, Poteau, OK 74953 or fax to 918-647-5816 See Laura, Director of Nursing. Apply in person, The Village on Lee, 6920 W. Lee Blvd. Lawton, OK 73502. Mon.- Fri., 9am-5pm.


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Call 918-279-8880 or 918-695-8927. 129 S Broadway Coweta, OK 74429

NOW TAKING applications for Licensed Practical Nurse Positions. All three shifts, insurance package with PTO 204 REGISTERED NURSE and holiday pay.

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Licensed Practical Nurse needed

at Lindsay Municipal Hospital. All Shifts. LMH offers competitive salary along with great benefits. Please apply at 1305 W. Cherokee Lindsay, OK or fax your resume to 405-756-1802 attention: Human Resource

Registered Nurse/ ADON if you like working in a caring environment come join our team

at Summit Living Center, located in 119 N 6 Th St Okeene, Ok 73763. We offer competitive wages with a set schedule.

Registered Nurse NEEDED for weekends.

Please apply at 411 S 4TH ST. Barnsdall, Oklahoma 74002. We offer a competitive salary and an enjoyable work environment in a small skilled nursing facility.

SEQUOYAH POINTE LIVING CENTER is now accepting applications for a RN Weekends P/T. Apply at SPLC. 8515 N. 123rd E. Ave. Owasso, OK.

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Montevista is accepting applications for Registered SOUTHERN OAKS Care Center is taking applications Nurses at our beautiful, new Skilled Nursing and for the following positions: Rehabilitation facility. We RN ­ Weekend Doubles; offer a new competitive LPN ­ Weekend Doubles & wage scale, sign on bonus, Night Shift available. along with flexible Southern Oaks offers a scheduling. Interested competitive salary and applicants need to apply in benefits. Please apply in See Director, The Village on person at: 1401 4th Street, person at 7604 Quanah Lee, 6920 W. Lee Blvd. Pawnee, OK; Fax resume to Parker Trailway, Lawton, OK. Lawton, OK 73502 No phone calls please. HR: 918-762-3704

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Registered Nurse ­ Weekend Doubles; Licensed Practical Nurse ­ Weekend Doubles and Night Shift available.

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Vicki L Mayfield, M.Ed., R.N., LMFT Marriage and Family Therapy Oklahoma City If you would like to send a question to Vicki, email us at [email protected]

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My husband and I have been married for 10 years and we never argue. (Said very proudly!) But we are not happy in our marriage. Do you think not arguing is healthy?

I'm guessing this woman must think the absence of arguing is not very healthy or she wouldn't ask the question. When she proudly boasted that arguing does not occur in her marriage, I noticed that her affect was blunted and her mood depressed. Something was troubling about this couple. I learned that the female was depressed and had been for a long time. Her husband asked if I could medicate her so she could feel better. I told him that I did not prescribe medications and there might be something else she could do to feel less depressed; such as get angry. He was not pleased with my response. He did not want her to be depressed but he did not want her angry. What I learned from talking to these people could be summed up by the following: It was true that they did not argue because he made it known that he was the "man who made the decisions" and did not want to discuss it. His wife kept her feelings to herself, mostly due to her extreme codependency and passivity. He was only attending counseling for her to get better, there was nothing wrong with him. He did not reschedule for a second session. She continued and learned some interesting facts about the affects of not speaking up about her thoughts, feelings and beliefs. She attended a few more sessions. About a year later I received a card from this woman. She was divorced, traveling in Europe and had a face lift a few months earlier. She said she learned that not arguing was nothing to brag about and realized medication was not the answer to her depression. There are many times in a relationship where people disagree. If you can't express your thoughts and feelings and choose to keep them bottled up inside to prevent "upsetting" your partner --- rethink this plan -- and make changes.

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Nurses Play Vital Role in Providing Female Inmates with Quality Health Care

Leading Nursing Journal Discusses Unique Health Care Needs ofIncarcerated Women

Since the late 1970s the incarceration rate for women has steadily increased. The health status of female inmates is worse than that of the general population,in part because incarcerated women are more likely to have been victims of physical and sexual abuse andsuffered from chronic illness and/or alcohol or drug dependency. The U.S. criminal justice system frequently neglects to address these health issues. Nurses play an important role in addressing the physical health, mental health, and end of life challenges women who are incarcerated faceas well as their potential re-entry into society. These arethe key issues that are explored in the In Focus section of the July/August issue of the Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, &Neonatal Nursing (JOGNN),published by the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN). This In Focus section includes a series of four articles that describe the healthcare challenges female inmates facealong with the important role that nurses play in promoting a positive change to the current system: · In "A Meta-Synthesis of Women's Post-Incarceration Experiences" Joan A. Flores, MSN, NP-C, WHNP-BC and Linda Pellico, PhD, MSN, ACNS-C discuss the health and psychological needs of womenre-entering society postincarceration and the challenges they may face upon release.Many female inmates have symptoms of anxiety, substance abuse, sexually transmitted infections, unplanned and high-risk pregnancies, and a history of sexual abuse. These significant health problems-- combined with a lack of access to health care upon release-- leave many of these women unstable. · In "Toward a Gender Responsive Restorative Correctional Health Care Model"Barbara J. Guthrie, PhD, RN, FAAN examines the need of a new correctional system health care model because women who are detained are at a greater risk for chronic diseases such as diabetes and hypertension, mental health issues and disorders such as depressionand post-traumatic stress disorder. They also are more likely to contract infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis. · In "Using a Trauma Informed Framework to Care for Incarcerated Women" Holly Harner, PhD, MPH, CRNP, WHNP-BC and Ann W. Burgess DNSc, RNCS, FAAN describehow past trauma may contribute to a person's interactions, behaviors, life choices and overall health. However, because of the lack of available health and social services in women's correctional facilities, these traumas are not being properly addressed. Often this results in women re-entering their communities with more complex health needs. · In "End-of Life Care and Barriers for Female Inmates" Susan Jayne Loeb, PhD, RN Janice Penrod, PhD,

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RN,Christopher S. Hollenbeak, PhD, and Carol A. Smith, DSN, CRNP, FNAP examine the need for better end-oflife care for female inmates, which currently focuses more on security rather than comfort. "The current criminal justice system does not adequately meet the specific health needs of women, especially pregnant women and new mothers," said AWHONN's Chief Executive Officer Karen Peddicord, RNC, PhD. "AWHONN values patient safety and quality health care for all women and nurses are critical to providing that care." Because female inmates' health needs are often neglectedin the criminal justice system, it is crucial that nurses continue to recognize the unique health needs of these women. In doing so,nurses can help to ensure that women leave jails and prisons in better physical and mental health than when they arrived.

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OMRF receives $7.8 million grant to create new center

The Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation has received a five-year $7.8 million grant from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. The funds will be used to create the Oklahoma Sjögren's Syndrome Center of Research Translation. That center will focus on developing new ways to diagnose and treat Sjögren's, an autoimmune disease thought to affect as many as 4 million Americans. In Sjögren's, a person's immune system attacks the body's moistureproducing glands, damaging the ability to produce saliva or tears. Common symptoms of the syndrome include dry eyes and dry mouth. The disease can also affect other organs and cause a variety of additional symptoms such as fatigue, arthritis and memory problems. The funds will be used for three primary research projects: · Kathy Moser, Ph.D. will use state-of-the-art DNA scanning technology to pinpoint the genes associated with Sjögren's syndrome. · Darise Farris, Ph.D., will study how interfering with the regulation of T cells in the immune system leads to the development of Sjögren's. · Hal Scofield, M.D., will characterize how B cells in the salivary glands play a role in disrupting moisture-producing mechanisms. Moser is heading up the center, which will expand on Kathy Moser, Ph.D. current Sjögren's research with an emphasis on creating of OMRF's Sjögren's Research Clinic. new treatments and diagnostic tools "We'll be using new technology to for the disease. All projects will make inroads on questions that have be supported by sophisticated data been asked about this disease for analyses led by OMRF scientist decades." Courtney Montgomery, Ph.D. It takes an average of 10 years "OMRF is already a world leader for patients with Sjögren's syndrome in Sjögren's research, and this grant to be diagnosed because of a lack allows us to continue important of awareness and good diagnostic work on finding the causes and tests for the disease, said Moser. "The potential treatments for the disease," better we understand Sjögren's, the said Moser, who serves as primary better we can diagnose it and the investigator on the grant and director faster we can start treating patients."


Pat ho log i st Lichao Zhao, M.D., Ph.D., has established his practice with OU Physicians. He is also an assistant professor with the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Zhao is board Pathologist Lichao certified in Zhao, M.D., Ph.D. anatomic and clinical pathology. He completed a fellowship in cytopathology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston. He served as co-chief resident of anatomic and clinical pathology at the OU College of Medicine. Zhao earned his doctorate in immunology from the University of Iowa, Iowa City, and his medical degree from Tianjin Medical University, Tianjin, China. He is a member of the College of American Pathologists and the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology.

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What advice would you give to someone just coming into the medical field? Gilbert Medical Center

You have to have patience and a loving heart. It is also important to be passionate with all of your patients. I've been working in the medical field for 6 years now and I love it. I have been in the medical field for 5 years. I enjoy meeting people. I love getting to know them as patients and taking care of them and their health.

Each week we visit with health care professionals throughout the Metro

Be patient and considerate with all of the patients you come in contact with. Be generous and understanding of all other employees' and patients' feelings and wishes. Be responsible and smile.

Make sure that they enjoy and care about what they are doing. If they do not enjoy what they are doing, it is going to be hard to care for the patients they come in contact with.

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