I recently married my boyfriend of 10 years. In our time together, he has learned to tolerate some of the things that come out of my mouth. My career as a nurse has shaped me into an individual that sometimes … Read the rest
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As I write this, I can’t help but appeal to you the reader as a nurse, but also as someone who is all too familiar with hurricanes. My hometown is in Florida. I have family and friends scattered all over … Read the rest
If there is anything that the situation in Utah has taught us, it is that nurses are constantly up against difficult, ethically ambiguous situations. The nurse in that situation dealt with it heroically, but how can every nurse deal with … Read the rest
In Utah, we followed the case of a nurse who refused to draw blood on a patient who was unable to give consent to the procedure. This, of course, was the right ethical action.
Not only are there risks associated … Read the rest
Bedside time management is something that just takes time to establish. Every nurse finds a routine that works best for them. I still draw little boxes next to each medication and lab that needs to be drawn and check them … Read the rest
Just as patients have a bill of rights when entering a hospital, so should every nurse and member of the medical team across the board. With increasing illness, violence, natural disaster, and terror in the country, hospital staff are inundated … Read the rest
I can spot a nurse from across a crowded room. Sometimes it can be simply in the posture. Other times it is the practical and organized way he or she approaches a situation. Maybe it is his or her shoes. … Read the rest
In a recent post, I discussed my father’s experience through the years with the VA (Veterans Administration). As an add on, I thought I would share some recent observations from the side of the elderly patient and family.
My father … Read the rest
Finding a nursing school can be a challenge. Sometimes, you have a choice of where you attend, but sometimes, you really don’t.
With the competition to get into nursing schools, you may be lucky to choose between a private or … Read the rest
When you become a nurse, you run the risk of making mistakes. It just comes with the territory.
While it is true, that some of those mistakes could possibly threaten a patient’s life, some of them can be funny, too. … Read the rest