FENS Program for Foreign Nurse Graduates

Foreign Educated Nurses coming to Texas that have not worked in more than 2 years are required by the Texas Board of Nursing to take a special Refresher Program called FENS. This program is to assist them into transitioning to a RN role in the United States. We offer the required coursework and the 120+ clinical hours. We now also offer Simulation Lab experiences in Houston for all RN Refreshers to help return confidence and competence to the nurse prior to scheduling the hospital clinical hours. We are working to establish Simulation Lab partnerships in our other clinical cities as well.

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PHES Educator and Certified Nurse Advocate, Yvette Cheeks discusses The Top 4 Clinical Mistakes Nurses make that get them in legal trouble.

Written by: Yvette Cheeks

1. Not documenting conversations, requests regarding lack of staffing, supplies or, other patient safety issues. When working it is your facility/supervisors job to provide what you need to do your job. But, often we either just verbally complain and it is often looked at as venting or do nothing. Start emailing or leaving notes with dates and times and keep a printed or computer copy yourself. Don’t be threating just state the facts and keep going until you get what you need. Document who you spoke to and when. For example, you are a private duty nurse doing home pediatric patient with a tracheostomy and there are not enough supplies and no replacement trach if something goes wrong. Call the respiratory or supply company whichever is the go to for this need, write a time and a full name (make sure this person understands the urgent nature of your request, notify your supervisor and notify the patients contact person of what the issue is and what you have done.

2. They get lax about reporting changes especially in patientswith chronic conditions or repeated non-compliance. For example, the patient is a non-compliant diabetic whoseglucose is often elevated above the parameters the MD has set to call. So, what goes wrong? It is above almost or every day. So, the nurse stops calling, MD is ho hum about it and what can we do anyway? We are required by law to report changes in condition, abnormal labs, etc. by our BON even if the MD raises the parameter to call which helps there are still some legal issues. The nurse should continue to provide teaching and guidance in the way of handouts, document the issues and teaching providing and to who especially noting possible consequences if it is related to non-compliance. Inform the supervisor. Refer patient to websites, programs, social worker, dietician, etc.

3. Not following policy. It is the facility/supervisors job to provide policies to direct the care of the staff and protect the facility, the patients and, the staff. It is every nurse’s responsibility to read the policies and keep abreast.

4. Not knowing or using the full Nursing chain of command. So, you looked in the policy book and there was no direction for the issue you are having. Then, go up your chain of command to get what you think is best to do officially blessed. Call your manager/director or house supervisor. Document what you say and what they direct you to do somewhere. It may be a communication note or an incident report or the patient’s chart depending on the situation. If they don’t give you an answer you are comfortable with and you feel the patient is in jeopardy then, go up another level like the administrator on call. For more information or for our what to or not to do in bad clinical situations register Nursing Jurisprudence Class, FENS Program or Nurse Refresher Program in Houston, Dallas or San Antonio.

If you are ready to begin your career a new as a qualified and confident nurse, PHES is here to help. For more information about our nurse refresher courses, please visit us online at www.phesonline.com
You can also contact us by calling 877-313-7437 Toll Free or emailing us at phes@windstream.net

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PHES Provides Houston Immunizations for School, Work and Travel

Written by: Yvette Cheeks

Immunizations are important for helping to keep certain illnesses and diseases at bay. If you are heading to school, work in certain industries or are planning a trip out of the country, there may be certain Houston immunizations that you need to ensure that you are completely safe from harmful sickness. PHES can help you to determine which specific immunizations you may need and why you need them. We offer information about all of the vaccines that we provide and can help you to better understand what these vaccines guard against and your risk for contracting certain diseases.

We offer a number of vaccines at our Houston nursing school that are designed to protect you from diseases that you can contract in a number of ways. Those traveling out of the country for instance should understand the risk of visiting certain countries and what diseases you need to protect yourself from. We can help you to ensure that you are ready to travel by vaccinating against these diseases. For those heading off to school or those who work in certain industries, we can ensure that you do not contract certain illnesses and that you obtain the vaccines necessary for admittance or employment.

We can help you to better protect yourself from a number of known medical issues. Feel free to browse our website at PHESonline.com to learn more about our immunizations or other services or contact us directly at PHES by calling 877-313-7437 toll free today. You can also email us at PHES@windstream.net.

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PHES Is a Houston Nursing School that Can Help You Get Your Nursing Career Back on Track

Written by: Beth Bowes-Carter

If you are a nurse who has been absent from your career and you are more than ready to begin treating patients again, you can count on PHES to provide you with the training and education that you need. We are a Houston nursing school that is dedicated to your career. We offer a number of refresher courses that are designed to teach you about any new technologies or treatment options that you may not be familiar with after an extended leave of absence. Our courses are taught by Registered Nurses and we limit course enrollment to just 20 nurses so each student has valuable one-on-one time from course instructors.

We can provide you with the Nurse refresher course that will prepare you to re-enter the workforce with confidence in your nursing abilities. We offer two locations for your practicum and our courses cover critical topics such as medication administration, nursing jurisprudence, physical assessment, anatomy and physiology and others. Once you have successfully completed your coursework, we will award you with a certificate of completion and 20 hours of continued education. You will gain the specific knowledge and experience that you need to trust in your abilities to provide excellent patient care.

People take absences from their careers for various reasons. Whether you were ill, starting a family or you had other reasons for your absence, we will help you to get your nursing career back on track. Feel free to browse our website at http://www.phesonline.com to learn more. You can call us toll-free at any time by dialing 877-313-7437 or email us at PHES@windstream.net.

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Take a Nurse Refresher Course from PHES and Get Your Career Back on Track

Written by: Beth Bowes-Carter

No matter how much you love your career as a nurse, there may come a time when you need to take an extended leave of absence. Before you return to the career you are so passionate about, you may need to check on a Nurse refresher course. PHES can provide you with a refresher course that will prepare you to reenter the workforce and provide your patients with excellent care. We offer courses that are designed to help you better understand any treatment options or technologies that may have been introduced while you were absent from nursing.

We offer an RN refresher course as well as courses for LVN refreshers. Our courses are designed to refresher your skills and help you to feel more confident upon reentering a clinical setting. More than 500 nurses have successfully completed our coursework to date and are currently enjoying their careers in a number of healthcare settings. Classes are limited to only 20 students each so that each has the one-on-one attention from instructors needed for quality education. Courses begin through DVD instruction at home and then graduate into classroom and lecture areas. Once these aspects of the course are completed, nurses can move into a clinical setting and work under the supervision of a licensed nurse.

If you are ready to begin your career anew as a qualified and confident nurse, PHES is here to help. For more information about our nurse refresher courses, please visit us online at http://www.phesonline.com. You can also contact us by calling 877-313-7437 Toll Free or emailing us at PHES@windstream.net.

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Learn More About the Benefits of a Nurse Refresher Course from PHES

Written by: Kevin Kramer

There are many reasons why you may need to take an extended leave of absence from your nursing career. Many people take time off of work to raise children or care for sick family members. Whatever the reason, if you are in need of a Nurse refresher course, PHES can help. Our refresher courses are designed to give you all of the training and education that you need to confidently perform your nursing duties after an extended leave. We will teach you about any treatment or technologies that were introduced during your absence and help you to regain your nursing skills so that you are ready to re-enter the workforce.

We offer an RN refresher course that will help you to fine-tune your skills and gain confidence in your ability to provide quality medical care. Our courses begin with DVD studies at home and then move into a classroom setting. Once you have successfully completed these phases of your studies, you will be ready to work in a clinical environment under supervision. We offer two locations for your practicum and all of the education that you need to once again perform duties in a clinical setting.

PHES can help you to get back into the profession that you love by providing you with quality education to hone your nursing skills. For more information about our nurse refresher courses, please visit us online at http://www.phesonline.com. You can also contact us by calling 877-313-7437 Toll Free or email us at PHES@windstream.net for more information.

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PHES Is the Employer’s Choice for an Accurate Drug Test in Houston

Written by: Roy Miller

If you are an employer who wants to ensure that employees are free from recreational drug use, PHES can provide you with an accurate Drug test in Houston. We can provide you with drug testing for pre-employment as well as random testing. Drug tests help to ensure that your business remains free of employees who engage in illicit drug use. We offer testing for a number of recreational drugs and will ensure that you receive accurate results every time. We can also provide testing for individuals who need pre-employment drug screenings. We offer a variety of services including drug tests, immunizations and others that are designed to benefit the health of our community.

We are a Houston nursing school that offers nurse refresher courses as well as community services. if you are an employer who wants to guard your business against drug use, we can provide you with drug screening services for your needs. We offer immunizations that meet the requirements for educational facilities as well as employment and overseas travel. We can provide you with information about any of the vaccines that we give and ensure that you understand what these vaccines guard against and why you need them. If you are a nurse who needs to refresh your skills before re-entering the workforce, we can help you with that as well.

PHES can meet your needs for drug screening, immunizations and other services. Feel free to read more about any of the services that we offer by visiting our website at http://www.phesonline.com. You can also contact us by calling 877-313-7437 or by emailing us at PHES@windstream.net.

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PHES Is a Trusted Nursing School in Houston for Nurse Refresher Courses

Written by: Roy Miller

PHES is a nursing school in Houston that offers refresher courses to help nurses to get their careers back on track. If you have been absent from nursing for an extended length of time, our refresher courses will prepare you to re-enter the workforce by providing education on new technologies and treatment options. Our courses include refreshers on topics that are vital to your work performance. We offer refresher courses for LVNs and RNs that are designed to give you the education that you need to provide your patients with the best in medical care.

For nurses who have taken time off from their careers, a nurse refresher course will help you to get back into the profession that you love. Our refresher courses begin with DVD studies at home and then move on to lecture and skills training in a classroom setting. Once you have successfully completed these phases of the course, you will enter into a clinical setting under supervision. We offer two locations for your practicum and base your location on your specific preferences as well as space availability and other aspects. We can help you to prepare yourself to once again function as a nurse and treat patients in a number of medical facilities.

Nurses completing our refresher courses are awarded completion certificates as well as 20 hours of continued education. Visit our website at http://www.phesonline.com to learn more or contact us at any time by calling toll free at 877-313-7437 or emailing us at PHES@windstream.net.

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A Nurse Refresher Course from PHES Is Just what the Doctor Ordered

Written by: Kevin Kramer

If you are a nurse who has been absent from your profession for an extended amount of time and you are ready to rejoin your colleagues in providing quality medical care, PHES can help. Our nurse refresher course will give you the education that you need to confidently work in a clinical setting once again. Our courses are approved by the Texas Board of Nursing and leave you with certifications of completion as well as 20 hours of continued education. We offer clinical sites in the Windsong Nursing and Rehab Facility in Pearland, TX as well as the Grace Care Nursing Home in Katy, TX. You can choose either of these locations for your practicum.

When you take our RN refresher course, you will learn about any new treatments or technologies that have been introduced while you were away from nursing. Classes are limited to just 20 students each so that every nurse receives the one-on-one care needed from instructors. Your instructor will be with you every step of the way to answer questions and to ensure that you are gaining the knowledge and skills needed to confidently re-enter the workforce. Courses cover reviews of nursing as well as anatomy and physiology, medication administration, physical assessment, pharmacology and other topics.

If you have been away from nursing and are ready to rejoin your profession, PHES is here to help. Feel free to visit our website at http://www.phesonline.com for more information. You can contact us directly by calling 877-313-7437 toll-free or emailing us at PHES@windstream.net at any time.

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PHES Will Ensure Accurate Results from Your Drug Test in Houston

Written by: Kevin Kramer

If you are looking for accuracy in a drug test in Houston, PHES can help. We know that accuracy is important when checking employees for recreational drug use. Whether you are an employer who wants to protect your workplace, a potential employee vying for a job or you need a drug test for other reasons, we will ensure that you get the most accurate results possible. We offer drug testing for pre-employment and random employee testing as well as post-accident and probable cause situations. We can test for a number of recreational drugs and ensure that you get the accurate results that you need.

We offer a number of helpful services at our Houston nursing school. For instance, if you are traveling overseas and want to protect yourself from various illnesses and diseases, we can provide you with vaccinations. We also offer immunization for school, work and other needs. We can provide you with information that outlines these immunizations and why you need them. We are available to answer your questions and will ensure that you fully understand your vaccines or the results of your drug tests. We offer refresher courses as well for nurses who have been absent from their field and are ready to once again work in a clinical setting.

Whether you are in need of a refresher course, immunizations to meet work, travel or school requirements or you want to ensure accuracy in a drug test, PHES is here to help. Visit our website at http://www.phesonline.com to learn more or contact us by calling toll-free at 877-313-7437 or email us at PHES@windstream.net at any time.




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