This Issue:
Clinical Corner 
Tips and Tricks for Night Nurses
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
15 Autumn Wellness Tips to Keep You Healthy This Fall
Recipe - Harvest Chicken Casserole
September Fun Family Activities
 


Clinical Corner 



Did you know there is now a national registry for nurses? 
Just go to https://www.nursys.com/ to sign up and then you will get an e-mail when your license is up for renewal.

Primary source equivalent:
The Nursys licensure and disciplinary database is the repository of the data provided directly from state boards of nursing.
 

Friendly Reminders



Patient Safety Tip:
When you end your shift and you are documenting on page 2 of the Assessment.
Left patient in care of _________________. Is _________________ on the approved caregiver list?
(This person must be on the Approved Caregiver list).



Don't forget to complete your CEUs.
NJ requires 30 hours for license renewal every 2 years.
Below are some I use myself if you want to include them.
www.westernschools.com


Updating MAR:
Just a reminder with medications please refer to the POT and Addendums when updating the MAR.
If not sure about a medication please check with the Nursing Supervisor for the case.
Thank you to the field nurses that keep an eye out for changes and update the paperwork and the Nursing Supervisors!


Always remember when in doubt reach out!!!! Your NBN Team is available 24 x 7 for any questions or support needed.


We strive to be a one-stop-shop for our patients . . .

But...

We also strive to be a one-stop-shop for our Nurses!

Have a question ? We can help!
Need training ? We can help!


Amy Zirkle
 
Amy Zirkle, RN
Clinical Educator
Newborn Nurses
Phone: 856-669-0211 Ext 200329
2 Pin Oak Lane Suite 250
Cherry Hill, NJ 08003







Make a difference in a family's life - You can help!!!!

Open Cases
 

Browns Mills, Burlington County (SCHOOL CASE)
"Join this team of wonderful nurses on a very rewarding case! M.J. is as sweet as can be and her family appreciates all that their nurses do for them. You will be welcomed in with open arms! Sign up for an orientation TODAY!"
School Age Female - G Tube, Feeding Pump, Suction Machine, Nebulizer, O2, Wheel Chair
Available Hours
Tuesday's: 7a-4p (school)
Tuesday's: 4p-11p
Friday's: 4p-11p
Saturday's: 7a-3p
Saturday's: 3p-11p
Contact Samantha at 856-669-0211 ext. 200282

Williamstown, Gloucester County
"NEW CASE! This sweet little girl just came home from the hospital for the first time!! It is an amazing experience to be part of! The family will appreciate everything you do!"                                
2 Year Old Female - GJ Tube, Nissen, Trach, Vent (overnights)
Available Hours
Tuesday's: 11p-7a
Thursday's: 11p-7a
Saturday's: 3p-11p, 11p-7a
Sunday's: 3p-11p, 11p-7a        
Contact Samantha at 856-669-0211 ext. 200282

Vineland, Cumberland County (SCHOOL CASE) - $HIGHER RATE FOR LPN'S$
"J.L. is entering High School and needs your help to have a great time! This is a really great case and extremely rewarding! Reach out TODAY for an orientation!"
Teenage Female - Wheelchair, Straight Cath
Available Hours:
 E/O Monday: 6:30a-2:30p
Contact Samantha at 856-669-0211 ext. 200282

Pennington, Mercer County:
School Age Male, - G-tube, Gravity Feeds, Eye Gaze Computer
Available Hours:
School Shifts Mon- Fri 7:30AM - 3:30PM
Contact Alexa at 609-436-6420 ext 106

Hightstown, Mercer County:
School Age Male, - G-tube, Seizure Precautions 
Available Hours:
Overnights Mon-Sun 10PM - 6AM
Contact Alexa at 609-436-6420 ext 106

Phillipsburg, Warren County Cases:
- Infant male: 24 wk premature, BPD GERD, G-Tube Feeds, Day shift Mon-Sun 10AM - 6PM
- Infant female: Trach, G-tube; 11p-7a Mon-Sunand and 7a-3p On weekends
- Infant female: NG Tube; Overnights
- Toddler male: Trach, Vent, G-tube; overnights
Contact Alexa at 609-436-6420 ext 106

Flemington, Hunterdon County:
Teenage male: 2G-Tube, Hoyer, Cough Assist, CPAP,and Enteral Pump
Available Hours:
 School Back up 7AM - 6PM
Overnights Thursday-Saturday 7PM - 7AM 
Satuday Flexible 4 hour Day Shift 
Sunday Flexible 8 hour day Shift
Contact Alexa at 609-436-6420 ext 106

Browns Mills, Burlington County
Teenage Female -  *GJ Tube, Pulse Ox, O2, BiPap, Suction, Nebulizer, Cough Assist, Wheel Chair, Hoyer
Work with a team of nurses that are supportive in helping you learn the care and routine. 1 dog.
Hours Available
Monday's: 5p-5a
Tuesday's: 5p-5a
Wednesday's: 5p-5a
Thursday's: 5p-5a
Friday's: 5p-5a
Saturday's: 5p-5a
Sunday's: 5p-6a
Contact Morgan 856- 669-0211 Ext. 200318

Sicklerville, Camden County
School Age Female -  *Trach & Vent (Trilogy), GJ Tube, Suction, O2, Pulse Ox, Nebulizer, Lift, Wheel Chair
Hours Available
Saturday's: 9p-7a
Saturday's 7a-5p
Sunday's 7a-5p,
Sunday's 9p-7a
First time home with a Trach & Vent - be the nurse to make a difference in their new transition. No pets. Patient has own care room on 1st floor, well organized. Ask about our scheduled Trach & Vent classes!
Contact Morgan 856- 669-0211 Ext. 200318

Medford, Burlington County:
Adult Male with GJ Tube, Nebulizer, Suction, Pulse Ox, O2, Ambu Bag, Cough Assist, Wheel Chair, Ceiling Track Lift . Newly re-modeled home with top of the line equipment. Only son to caring parents looking for a reliable nurse to join their team of compassionate nurses.
Hours Available:
Wednesday's: 430p-830p
Thursday's: 430p-830p
Friday's: 3p-9p
Contact Morgan 856- 669-0211 Ext. 200318
Nurses Needed in: Washington, Holmdel, Morris Plains, Flemington, Howell, and Trenton.




For More Information 
Contact Hanna Begley 


Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM)!
Sunday, October 20, 2019 to Saturday, October 26, 2019


October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). Learn more about how you can commemorate this awareness-raising month and take action to help end domestic violence.
 
Every October, during national Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we host a national Week of Action. Each day during the #NNEDVWeekofAction, we encourage individuals, advocates, and communities to take action and help end domestic violence.

Here is a list of all the ways we can take action to end domestic violence.





Breast Cancer Awareness Month


We Are Helping Now

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. Here are just a few of the ways you can help us help women in need:
  1. Download our free Know the Symptoms Guide
  2. Share the story of how you or a loved one have been affected by breast cancer
  3. Make a one-time or monthly donation
  4. Host an in-person or virtual fundraiser
  5. Volunteer to join in Helping Women Now
  6. Share educational content on social media:  FacebookInstagramTwitter
Our mission is to help those affected by breast cancer through early detection, education and support services.  Watch Sandra's story  to hear how she was able to receive the help of a bilingual patient navigator to hold her hand through the difficult journey of being diagnosed with breast cancer. Sandra is just ONE of the many women we get to help every day in our commitment to walking alongside women through every step of their breast cancer journey.
https://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/breast-cancer-awareness-month
15 Autumn Wellness Tips to Keep You Healthy This Fall
ALYSE RURIANI
August 17th, 2015



The transition to the shorter and busier days of fall can be a challenge. To help ease the change, we've put together 15 Autumn Wellness Tips to get you ready for the colder months and keep your mental (and physical!) health in check.

1) Start taking a Vitamin D supplement. We get most of our Vitamin D from the sun, so our intake decreases when the weather is colder since we spend most of our time inside during the fall/winter seasons. If you find you are not getting outside much, a Vitamin D supplement can boost your mood and immune system!

2) Take some time to yourself. Autumn and winter are the Earth's way of telling us to slow down. Start a journal or track your moods to get more in touch with how your feeling.

3) Get your flu shot and yearly check-up. Self explanatory! No one likes sniffling and aching and sneezing and coughing getting in the way of life. Yuck.

You don't want to be Sicky Vicky

4) Boost your immune system. You can do this by drinking plenty of water, washing your hands often to prevent sickness, and eating nutritious foods.

5) Get yourself ready for Daylight Savings Time. Go to bed earlier when you can, especially the week before the clocks change. Longer periods of darkness = longer periods of sleep!

Don't forget to change any manual clocks (like an alarm clock!)

6) Make some plans for the cold months. In the winter, we tend to hibernate if we don't have things to keep us busy.

7) Moisturize your skin. Harsh temperatures can make your skin dry. Also, you still should be wearing sunscreen.

8) Buy in-season food. Beets, broccoli, cabbage, eggplant, kale, pumpkin, broths, roasted squash, roots and sautéed dark leafy greens are all great choices.

I don't think Pumpkin Spice Lattes count, but you do you.

9) Stay active! It can be easy to just sit around all the time, but it's important to get in some movement throughout the day. Raking leaves or shoveling snow counts!

10) Wear layers and protect your body from the dropping temperature. Make sure you have gloves, a scarf, ear muffs, a winter coat, warm socks, and snow boots!

Don't forget a snowsuit!

11) Do some "spring cleaning" in the fall. Clean out your closet, organize that back room, and rid yourself of things you don't need.

12) Prepare your home for possible extreme weather conditions. Do you have a shovel and/or snow blower? Do your flashlights have batteries? Is your heat working okay?

13) Get some books to read and shows to watch. Who doesn't want to sit by the fire on chilly winter nights and read a good book or binge-watch some Netflix?

Just don't get too engrossed...  make sure to shower and change your clothes!

14) Keep a schedule. The cold months can seem to drag on and push us into isolation. Stay on track by scheduling time in your day to do things you like to do.

15) Be kind to yourself. The holidays can cause weight gain, the shorter days can cause low mood, and the flu season can cause sickness. Listen to your body and give it what it needs, and don't beat yourself up! Try reframing negative thoughts into positive ones.


Harvest Chicken Casserole
by LENA ABRAHAM SEP 4, 2019

This satisfying casserole has ALL of your fall favorites. Make it for a big crowd, or pack it up and eat the leftovers for lunch! It's a meal prep DREAM.


INGREDIENTS
2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, divided, plus more for baking dish
2 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1/2 onion, chopped
2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into small cubes
1 lb. brussels sprouts, trimmed and quartered
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp. fresh thyme leaves
1 tsp. paprika
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1/2 c. low-sodium chicken broth, divided
6 c. cooked wild rice
1/2 c. dried cranberries
1/2 c. sliced almonds

DIRECTIONS
  • Preheat oven to 350° and grease a 9"-x-13" baking dish with oil. 
  • In a large, deep skillet over medium-high heat, heat 1 tablespoon oil. 
  • Season chicken with salt and pepper. Add chicken to skillet and cook until golden and cooked through, 8 minutes per side. Let rest 10 minutes, then cut into 1" pieces.
  • Heat another tablespoon oil over medium heat. 
  • Add onion, sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts, garlic, thyme, paprika, and cumin. 
  • Season with salt and pepper and cook until softened, 5 minutes. 
  • Add 1/4 cup broth, bring to a simmer, and cook, covered, 5 minutes.
  • Place cooked rice in a large baking dish and season with salt and pepper. 
  • Stir in chicken, cranberries, cooked vegetables, and remaining 1/4 cup broth. 
  • Top with almonds and bake until dish is hot and almonds are toasted, 15 to 18 minutes.




October Fun Family Activities



 
10/1/2019 -10/12/2019
Haddonfield Fall Festival 2019 Saturdays
Haddonfield Farmers Market
8:30am to 1:00pm
Open Every Saturday
Rain or Shine!
Kings Court
Kings Court on Kings Highway between Haddon Ave & Tanner St
Haddonfield, NJ 08033
CALL:  (856) 216-7253
This season we'll be having entertainment, hosting master gardeners, cook offs and much more! Each week's offerings are dependent on the growing season, harvests and availability. Live green - eat seasonally! It is the best way to stay healthy, keep in touch with nature, and support local entrepreneurial farmers and food providers, while meeting your friends and neighbors.
 
10/20/2019
Haddon Township Music Festival
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Haddon Avenue Between Strawbridge and Cooper
Westmont 08108
AGE RANGE: All Ages
MORE DETAILS:
5th Annual Haddon Township Music Festival
Sunday, October 20th from 1 pm to 9 pm on Haddon Ave. (Rain Date is Sunday, October 27th)
 
10/1/2019 - 10/28/2019 Weekly on Monday
Sky Zone Moorestown - Family Night
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
2834 Route 73 North
Moorestown 08052
CALL TO CONFIRM TIMES
REGISTRATION REQUIRED
AGE RANGE: All Ages
Looking for a family outing at a great price? Look no further, and book our Family Night Package! The Family Night Package includes 4 - 90 Minute Freestyle jump Tickets, 1 - Large One-Topping Pizza, and a Pitcher for only $64! Mondays from 6-8pm https://www.skyzone.com/moorestown/programs/family-night!
COST: $64.00
CALL: 856-230-7090

10/1/2019 - 11/16/2019 Weekly on Saturday
Collingswood Farmers Market
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Collings Avenue and Irvin Avenue
Collingswood, NJ 08108
Collingswood Farmers Market celebrates its 20th Anniversary. People come to walk, meet their neighbors, and socialize while they shop for their weekly produce and more. And it's not just farms' local food artisans that patronize Jersey Fresh farmers for their ingredients, Collingswood small food businesses, pie contests, fundraisers, kids' activities, live music, and an annual animal Adoptathon help make the Market a vibrant and fun destination every Saturday, May through Thanksgiving.
 
10/27/2019 Sunday
Maggiano's HALLOWEEN Kid's Cooking Class
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Maggiano's Little Italy
2000 Route 38, #1180
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
Let your little chef's creativity run wild with our Kid's Cooking Class!
Kid's are more than welcome to dress up in their Halloween Costume!
Kids will decorate their own chef hats and learn how to make delicious Halloween Treats!
Tickets will be $30+tax for children.
We will have a light breakfast buffet and juices for the children and also complimentary coffee, hot tea, ice tea & soda for the adults.
 
10/27/ 2019 Sunday
Harvest Festival
12:00 pm
Croft Farm, 100 Bortons Mill Rd, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
Round up your family and join Mayor Cahn, Cherry Hill Township Council, Cherry Hill Police Department and Cherry Hill Fire Department for Harvest Festival!
Enjoy crafts for kids, face painting, moon bounce, petting zoo, pony rides, craft fair, pumpkin patch, farmers market, beer garden, live music, food trucks, rock wall, inflatables and much more!

PAWS DISCOVERY FARM!
1105 HAINESPORT-MOUNT LAUREL ROAD
MOUNT LAUREL, NJ 08054
Open 10AM to 4 pm Monday - Friday
10am to 6pm Saturday & Sunday 
Enjoy acres of family fun! Paws Discovery Farm promotes a special relationship between people, their local history, and their environment, with an emphasis on reaching out to children. Learning is designed to be fun at PAWS DISCOVERY FARM!
We offer classes and story hours, animal programs and birthday parties, as well as special events throughout the year. All visitors enjoy and learn from many interactive exhibits and over 80 birds and animals housed here.
 
Paint a Treasure
615 Station Ave.
Haddon Heights, NJ 08035
856-617-0602
For ages 5 and up. Come in and get creative anytime during our normal walk in studio hours.  You choose how to play - Pottery Painting or Canvas Painting!  Reservations are suggested for groups of 4 or more.  
Wednesday:  10am - 5pm 
Thursday - 10am - 9pm
Friday:  10am - 9pm
Saturday:  10am - 9pm
Sunday: 12 - 5pm
 (Closed Mon. & Tues. for Private Event Bookings)
 
We Rock the Spectrum
3111 NJ-38, Mt Laurel Township, NJ 08054, USA
856-242-9354 
We Rock the Spectrum Mount Laurel is committed to providing a safe, nurturing, and fun environment to foster learning, exploration and safe sensory experiences. Through our nonprofit My Brother Rocks The Spectrum Foundation, we provide social skills groups and activities for children across the spectrum.
We Rock the Spectrum Mount Laurel provides children with a fun and motivational environment to help them in the areas of strength, movement, sensory processing, communication, positive behavior modification, social interactions, and self-care skills. Our unique equipment assists all children in their neurological growth and development.
 
Miller Farms -Horseback Trail Rides & Lessons in Camden County!
Come enjoy the beautiful scenery at the only horseback/trail riding available in Camden County. Trail riding is offered Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 4pm year round (Weather permitting). Children must be at least 7 years old to trail ride. Cost is $30/person for approximately an hour-long trail ride. Hand-led rides are also available for those younger than 7 and cost $5.
Reservations are strongly suggested.
We offer a great place for family fun, birthday parties, girl scouts and youth groups. Summer horse camp, riding lessons, and horse drawn wagon rides are also available.
1 Hour Trail Rides are $30 Per Person | Call for reservations | Trail Rides Sat and Sun Only | Open Year round
Miller Farms
134 N. Grove Street, Berlin, NJ 08009
856-728-3500
 
ISC - ISC (International Sport, Skating & Fun Centre) Cherry Hill
650 Kresson Rd.
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
Classes: Sports
Camps: All, Sports
HOURS: Our offices are open 9 AM - 5 PM daily. Give us a buzz for more information!
CALL: 856-428-8588  
MORE DETAILS: ISC (International Sport, Skating & Fun Centre) Cherry Hill is any family's destination for fun!
Located off of Kresson Road (behind the 7Eleven) in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, we offer skating, a FunZone & Inflatable (10 & Under), and an arcade. Our facility also includes a cafè with pizza, hot dogs, popcorn, nachos, drinks and more!
ISC Cherry Hill offers activities for all ages, no matter the season.
Our youth & adult sports leagues run year round and include:
  • Soccer
  • Lacrosse
  • Field Hockey
  • Volleyball
  • Roller Hockey

Jellybean Jungle
Crispin Square Shopping Center  
230 North Maple Ave
Marlton, NJ 08053
Open Play Hours:
Monday - Wednesday 9:30 - 5:00  
Thursday 9:30 - 6:00  
Friday  9:30 - 8:00  
 Saturday  9:30 - 2:30  
Sunday - Closed for Private Parties  
Jellybean Jungle is a play and learn adventure that is exclusively for  children 5 and under. Our facility is a bright and stimulating environment  created just for your little ones.
Jellybean Jungle was designed by a New Jersey Early Childhood certified  teacher. Safe, age appropriate equipment has been selected for your  children's enjoyment. We offer a large variety of imaginative and  developmentally appropriate activities that will lead your child on an adventure  of social exploration! As your child plays, you will gain insight into their  development, as well as enjoy a great time of bonding.

Adventure Aquarium 
Mon. - Sun.: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
CALL:  (856) 365-3300  
1 Riverside Drive Camden, NJ 08103 PH: 844-474-FISH (3474)
Adventure Aquarium is just minutes from downtown Philadelphia on the  Camden Waterfront and features one-of-a-kind exhibits with more than 8,500 aquatic species throughout two million gallons of water. The Aquarium is home to the largest collection of sharks on the East Coast, including the only great hammerhead shark on exhibit in the United States, the only 
aquarium in the world to exhibit hippos, one of only six facilities in the US to have Little Blue penguins as permanent residents and exhibits the longest Shark Bridge in the world, a unique V-shaped rope suspension bridge just inches over Shark Realm. Adventure Aquarium is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), and is held to the absolute highest standards in animal care and exhibition.

Sensory Friendly Movies at AMC
AMC is proud to partner with the Autism Society to offer unique movie  showings where we turn the lights up, and turn the sound down, so you can get up, dance, walk, shout or sing! Our Sensory Friendly Film program is available on the second and fourth Saturday (family-friendly) and Tuesday evenings (mature audiences) of every month. Please check your local theater listings for specific show times, and don't forget to share your family fun with #AMCSensoryFriendly.

Battleship New Jersey 
62 Battleship Pl, Camden, NJ 08103-3302
866-877-6262
Located on the Camden Waterfront, NJ, across the Delaware River  from Center City Philadelphia the Battleship New Jersey Museum and  Memorial offers guided and self-guided tours. Climb inside the 16" gun  turrets, learn explore the captain's cabins and crew's quarters and  discover what life was like for a Battleship sailor. Group packages and  educational programs are available for school. You can rent space  aboard the Battleship for meetings and social events. Families and  youth groups can spend the night aboard the Battleship as part of the  overnight program. 


Newborn Nurses Newsletter 
The NBN Group
2 Pin Oak Lane
Cherry Hill, NJ 08003
(856) 669-0211