If you’ve thought school nursing was just about taking temperatures and handing out bandages, a few hours at “Kids First” workshop at University of Texas School of Nursing proves you wrong pretty quickly.During the course of two days last week, about 300 nurses from districts around Central Texas learned about the latest in managing diseases like ADHD, diabetes and mental health disorders, how to recognize child abuse, and how to recognize signs of stress and sleep deprivation in students. They also brushed up on skills such as catheterization, cleaning gastrostomy tubes, changing tracheal tubes and how to recognize abnormal heart and lung sounds and ear infections. Kellee Flemmons and Molly Hinds practice catheterizing a mannequin. RICARDO B. BRAZZIELL / AMERICAN-STATESMAN While school nurses cannot diagnose anything, they might be the first medical professional to see warning signs of life-threatening or chronic illnesses, and they also might be … [Read more...] about What does the school nurse want to know about your child? A lot
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Mitigate fear and pull roofs like a pro Author: Chris Vultaggio Publish date: Mar 9, 2017 Horizontal roofs, super steeps, and overhangs are among the most intimidating features in climbing. A ticking pump clock, acrobatic moves, and increased exposure make this type of terrain feel imposing. Climbers either love or hate routes like Yosemite’s Separate Reality, Kachoong on Australia’s Mount Arapiles, the Zombie Roof in Squamish, and nearly anything in the Gunks. Prepare for horizontal movement with the following tips and advice gained from more than a decade of experience on Gunks roofs from 5.3 to 5.12. Leaving the Ground Before pulling onto the rock, have a plan established with your belayer in case communication becomes difficult. Ambient noise and fear can limit the follower’s hearing, and even in close proximity, the angle of rock can prevent any verbal contact whatsoever. A few things to discuss: soft catches, a belay-signal system (rope tugs, … [Read more...] about Climbing Techniques: How to Climb Roofs
By The Washington Post | PUBLISHED: July 14, 2018 at 5:19 pm | UPDATED: July 14, 2018 at 5:26 pm The Washington Post | Shibani Mahtani, Steve Hendrix, Timothy McLaughlin MAE SAI, Thailand – The American Air Force officer was standing with three other rescuers July 8 when they finally felt a quick strong tug on the line that ran from their gloved hands into the murky pool of water at their feet, a chain all the way through the flooded cave to the chamber where 12 young soccer players and their assistant coach had been trapped for 16 days. The call “Fish on!” echoed off the stone, alerting rescuers up and down the passage that their treacherous mission was underway. “That was the code word that somebody was coming up,” said the officer, who spoke to The Washington Post with permission from his superiors on the condition that he not be identified. The first boy would emerge from the water in 10 minutes. “Everybody’s heart stopped,” he … [Read more...] about ‘Time is running out’: Inside the treacherous rescue of boys trapped in Thai cave
Los Angeles Times Published 1:41 pm PDT, Thursday, July 5, 2018 Photo: MarkBoster / TNS Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Andrew Wilson (left) exchanges a fist bump with his attorney Adam Grant before a hearing in Los Angeles Superior Court that determined that he will be set free after serving 32-years of a life term for homicide. less Andrew Wilson (left) exchanges a fist bump with his attorney Adam Grant before a hearing in Los Angeles Superior Court that determined that he will be set free after serving 32-years of a life term for ... more Photo: MarkBoster / TNS ‘You took 32 years of my life’ — man accuses LAPD of manipulating eyewitness ID 1 / 1 Back to Gallery LOS ANGELES — The teenager stared at 16 mug shots, searching for the face of the man had who stabbed her boyfriend … [Read more...] about ‘You took 32 years of my life’ — man accuses LAPD of manipulating eyewitness ID
By Erika I. Ritchie | [email protected] | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: June 20, 2018 at 1:22 pm | UPDATED: June 20, 2018 at 11:54 pm LAGUNA NIGUEL – It’s been two months, and Kathie Gross is still rattled by what she calls the “most terrifying experience” of her life. The 49-year-old mother had just left a spin class at Monarch Bay Plaza and was driving home on Crown Valley Parkway when her cellphone rang. She answered and heard what she thought was her daughter Jordan’s terrified voice: “Mom, Mom! They took me and these men put me in a van.” Kathie Gross, 49 at her home in Laguna Niguel on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 was a victim of of a virtual kidnap attempt and for 15-minutes she was convinced that her 12-year-old daughter had been kidnapped. Only after her daughter’s school confirmed that she was safe did Gross realize the she was a victim of a scam. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG) Kathie Gross, 49, at her home in … [Read more...] about A caller says he has your child and demands a ransom: Is it real or a ‘virtual kidnapping’ scam?
Sara Lieberman, The Washington Post Published 9:06 am, Friday, April 13, 2018 Photo: Photo For The Washington Post By Sara Lieberman. Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Claudia Lieberman sitting in a teak Cantiere Ernesto Riva motorboat searches her phone - and a map - for help spotting George Clooney's villa on Lake Como in Italy. Claudia Lieberman sitting in a teak Cantiere Ernesto Riva motorboat searches her phone - and a map - for help spotting George Clooney's villa on Lake Como in Italy. Photo: Photo For The Washington Post By Sara Lieberman. Forget spritzes, shopping and fancy hotels. The best part of Lake Como is being on it. 1 / 1 Back to Gallery 'Mom! Do you have the permit?? WHERE IS THE PERMIT???" I yelled above the engine of our custom Cantiere Ernesto Riva motorboat while zooming along Italy's … [Read more...] about Forget spritzes, shopping and fancy hotels. The best part of Lake Como is being on it.
"I lost everything. I lost my health. I became diabetic, addicted to alcohol and suffered from depression," she tells The Local. "I had two daughters aged six and eight years old and I basically had a nervous breakdown.I lost my relationship with my partner. I couldn't take care of my children and I can't tell you how upsetting that was to me." Belinda Mullinix (pictured in centre below with her two daughters) believes the accountant, the property owner and the barmaid who sued her for lost wages, who were all British expats, were all in on the stitch up. For Helen Wood the impact of losing their savings to a rogue tradesman was similarly distressing. "I felt so guilty. I was heartbroken and it still upsets me," says Helen, who lost over €11,000. "We had worked so hard for that money. And it was like someone had held us up at gunpoint and stolen our life savings." "There was anger and embarrassment. I thought I had done the right thing and I was ashamed of what had … [Read more...] about How foreigners in France fall victim to being conned by fellow expats
By Bay Area News Group and Stephanie Schulte | [email protected] | PUBLISHED: April 4, 2018 at 9:53 am | UPDATED: April 5, 2018 at 1:59 pm By Robert Salonga and Emily Deruy, Bay Area News Group, and Stephanie Schulte, Southern California News Group YouTube shooter Nasim Aghdam practiced at a gun range Tuesday morning before she went to the company’s San Bruno campus and wounded three people before shooting and killing herself in what investigators say was a violent revolt against the company’s content policies, authorities said. San Bruno police chief Ed Barberini said there is “no evidence” linking the 38-year-old Aghdam to anyone at the scene and that there is no evidence she was selecting her victims. The shooting seemed motivated by her anger at YouTube’s “policies and practices,” he said. Aghdam had recently railed against the online video giant over perceived censorship of her uploads. “We know that she was upset with … [Read more...] about Police say YouTube shooter practiced at gun range prior to attack; Menifee family releases new statement
Sleeping on a beach is a dose of freedom to keep the spirit of travel alive in anyone. Until they get stranded with tetanus. Like any proud road junky I get on the bus along the southern coast of Sardinia without a guidebook and trust to my senses to steer me in the right direction. I watch the three American girls on vacation get down at the beach of Chia and keep my seat, knowing that the best things come to those who wait. The hills pass on either side, covered in small orange and green shrubs and then a barbed wire fence along one side of the road marks a military zone, at the end of which is the town of Santa Alesi, the end of the line. Feeling none too inspired I get down and within 30 seconds two youths threaten me in an Italian which is too fast for me to understand but their body language tells the whole story. Fuck this, I’m going back to the beach that the guidebook probably recommended. The American girls aren’t in sight when the bus takes me back and I walk … [Read more...] about Freedom is Sleeping on a Beach
"Maybe you should pack a bag?"The advice from my friend Mary was practical but also terrifying. An hour ago, she had answered my frantic phone call for help and rushed to my house so she could drive me to an emergency psychiatric facility near my home in Flagstaff, Arizona. Now she was implying that I might not be coming back for a while. It was July 2010 and for the previous 10 days I hadn’t slept at all, not even for five minutes. Night after night I laid in bed with my heart racing and body trembling, filled with enough adrenaline to rob a bank, desperate for rest and some kind of explanation about what was happening to me. As Mary waited, I tossed my toothbrush in the bag and looked at my tear-streaked face in the bathroom mirror. Maybe I wouldn’t come home, I thought. Maybe I wouldn’t survive whatever it was that was eating me alive.Until this crisis, I had always thought of myself as a rock. Nothing rattled me. Over the three previous years I had been … [Read more...] about Wilderness: The New Treatment for PTSD