antibiotic stewardship


it is required of stewards that they be found trustworthy.

Working as a pediatric nurse, it is more often than not that I see the over use of antibiotics. In the hospital we go as far as placing central lines in infants less than a month old for long term antibiotic usage for a possible contaminated specimen. Family vacations are ruined for prolonged hospital stays, kidneys are destroyed for prophylactic antibiotic treatment and antibiotics are administered for fevers caused secondary to known pyretic causing agents. As health care providers we are creating a disservice to not only specific vulnerable children but as the video says the rest of the community and the rest of the globe. Recently the AANP joined the Antibiotic Stewardship Initiative in order to “slow the emergence of drug resistant bacteria.” Education, education, education. You must keep not only yourself informed but the rest of the community informed as well, and lets go back to the basics for a second. Why is this antibiotic being prescribed in the first place?

MacDougall, C., & Polk, R. E. (2005). Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs in Health Care Systems. Clinical Microbiology Reviews, 18(4), 638–656. doi:10.1128/CMR.18.4.638-656.2005

Nursing Student Mission Trip – Nicaragua 2011

The spring of my junior year of college I co-lead a medical mission to Nicaragua. A group of 8 girls in nursing school who committed to serving the people of Nicaragua in both mind and spirit. We went out to nursing homes and helped bathe, feed, and dance with the geriatric population as they communicated with our team through translators and motion signs. Some of the lasting lessons that we learned on this trip was that humans are more than a diagnosis. They are more than the medications they consume, the lab values that are reported on a computer and definitely more than we could ever really truly understand from and pathology book. This trip helped discover how as nurses our scope of patients is much larger than what nursing school ever led you to believe. As a team, it was marvelous to makes these discoveries together.


Nursing Student Mission Trip – Guatemala 2012

The spring semester of my senior year of college I decided to be bold enough to lead a medical mission to Guatemala. We were used in the AIDS clinic, assisted in the maternity ward, helped stich in the emergency room, learned what isolation rooms for respiratory conditions are in third world countries. We also did a lot of teaching in the villages. Teaching about a balanced diet for expecting mothers, and hand washing in the schools of children. It was my honor to translate these lessons from English to Spanish as my wonderful teammates developed skits and lessons.


India Mission Trip 2014


In the spring of 2014, I traveled to the colorful country of India. It was my privilege to assist on a medical mission where we paired up with doctors in villages where we conducted vitals screenings and administered vitamin B12 shots to individuals across the life span in order to boost their immune system and allow the nervous system to benefit from the B-vitamins. Various antibiotics were supplied to those suffering from infections, as a nurse I was privileged enough to assist the doctors in their assessment and diagnostic skills to the Indian people in need. Fortunately this medical mission was also an evangelical mission where the gospel of Jesus Christ was preached and not only as medial providers were we able to provide for this community’s earthly needs but for their spiritual needs through prayer and healing as well.



New Outcomes

all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul
Brief intro of the topic
summarize the article -briefly
what do i think about it
let my personality “shine”

Who are we? Nurse practitioners are quickly accelerating their role and responsibilities across the world. “They have been around for about 40 years and are being used in about 60 different countries.” Nurse practitioners can provide essentially the same care as doctors varying according to different states here in the United States.

Sangster-Gormley, E., Frisch, N., & Schreiber, R. (2013). Articulating new outcomes of nurse practitioner practice. Journal Of The American Association Of Nurse Practitioners, 25(12), 653-658. doi:10.1002/2327-6924.12040