Pythagorean Theorem Applied To Nursing. Huh??

Did you ever find yourself wondering about esoteric and recherché concepts pertaining to all manners of things having nothing to do with your day to day existence?

I do it all of the time, especially when I run outdoors.

In fact, on 5-8 mile run, I will typically find solutions to all of the problems affecting mankind.

On a 10 mile run, I will typically reach beyond mankind to dabble in galactic problems affecting the entire universe.

This morning I ran 3.5 miles, so I only had time to consider the mathematical construct known as the Pythagorean theorem (otherwise known as Pythagorastheorem).

This is a fundamental relation in Euclidean geometry among the three sides of a right triangle. It states that the square of the hypotenuse (the side opposite the right angle) is equal to the sum of the squares of the other two sides.

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I thought about the fact that in high school, I’d have preferred to break out in hives, rather than figure out what this Theorem stipulated, much less why it was of any import or consequence to me personally.

What’s that got to do with nursing, you ask?

Seems like a bit of a non sequitur, right?


It has absolutely nothing to do with nursing.

Here is the point though.

There is nothing abstruse or recondite about nursing and nursing care.

In fact, it’s rather simple. The mandate is to take care of the patient, as you’d wish for your own loved one to be cared for.

This is not a theorem or some other such abstract concept. It isn’t even something I need to think about on my running excursions.

Indeed, it is here that Regency and our nurses excel!

That’s why I am happy to salute our Regency Nurses and Caregivers during “National Nurses and Nursing Home Week!”

In fact, pictured below is the sign we currently have on display on our property frontage at Regency Park!

Thank you all SO much!








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