Knowledge is the Foundation of a Rewarding Nursing Career - page 72

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MRSA Colonization in Healthcare workers and patients

By Mammy1111 Four percent of healthcare workers MRSA-positive reveals results of a study of MRSA prevalence in healthcare workers. Very few studies have been done regarding this subject. Every nurse I spoke with at the recent Maine State Nurses Association... Read More

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A different perspective

By maryloufu When the ambulance rolled up to the ER I could see the EMTs doing chest compressions on my dad. I remembered a guy his size who had coded when I was working on the floor- that guy did not make it. I started to shake and sob loudly. The ER nurse... Read More

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Mildred's Brand New Littman Stethescope

By Ruby Vee a sense of humor runs in my family. my great grandfather was well known as a great story teller -- almost everyone in the county knew willy and could repeat some of his best stories. when i was in high school, i was always running into oldsters... Read More

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"Nurses are so Mean"

By Ruby Vee I wish the phrase "nurses eat their young" had never been coined. Thirty some years ago when I was a new grad, the phrase hadn't yet been coined. When I had problems with my co-workers, I could only look at my own behavior. I was young, fresh off... Read More

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Be My Friend at the End

By Dancer3 I returned to nursing after having been at home with my children for a number of years. At first, I was apprehensive and uncomfortable. But I had a great team of nurses and a wonderful preceptor and eventually my "deer in the headlights" look gave... Read More

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Moments You Wouldnít Wish To Be A Nurse !!!

By hoope - When you meet a 15 years old kid with a CRF ( Chronic Renal Failure ). He’s so cute and is smiling while you are taking a blood specimen . - When a 2 years old girl is kept NPO ( NOTHING PER ORAL ) and is crying for water. All I can give her as... Read More

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When I Was a New Grad . . .

By Ruby Vee this for those of you members of allnurses.com who have hinted, believed, insinuated or baldly stated that i donít remember what itís like to be a new grad, that i always thought i knew everything, that i have ever actually known everything or that... Read More

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More Things Your Nurse Won't Tell You: Spring Fever in LTC Edition

By VivaLasViejas As every nurse knows, there are shifts which are generally limited to full-moon summer weekend nights, with normally pleasant staff members going off on each other, patients catching the love bug and literally falling all over each other, families... Read More

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Nurses and Lawsuits: A Medico-Legal Perspective

By aerialacer As nurses initiate their professional obligations, their legal responsibilities also begin. As they start their journey, they also start learning from themselves and from other people. Their license bears out that they are capable and qualified... Read More

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When everybody knows your name

By 313RN This is something that I wrotte for a class while I was in Nursing School. I came across it again and decided to post it and see what the reaction would be. Fire away, all responses or opionons will be welcomed, none will be taken personally. ... Read More

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Teachable Moment

By Flare As a school nurse, I am in the unique position of acting as both a teacher and a nurse. Sure, nurses do patient teaching all the time, but somehow there is a difference when you realize that you're no longer just teaching Mrs. Smith how to change... Read More

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Nursing...So far

By HurricaneHanns “Oh, that hurts so much!” My grandma’s eyes are screwed shut and her breath is coming short and quick. I am trying to peel back the tape holding the bloody gauze to her leg. The nurse that comes to her house twice a day to check on her and change... Read More

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To my preceptor, future students beware (rant)

By leekun2010 Dear Preceptor, This past spring 2010 semester, I was assigned to you for a whole semester to learn the ins and outs of being a nurse independent from my classmates. It was just you and I. I was excited when I began this semester-long process of... Read More

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End Of Life Issues---The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

By VivaLasViejas If I ever become a hospice nurse (which is what I've decided I want to be when I grow up), the varied experiences I'm collecting in long-term care should stand me in good stead. Right now I have three different residents in three different... Read More

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"Hey, Could Ya Hand Me That Hoojaflobbets There?"

By VivaLasViejas It's funny, how this aging business really slaps one upside the head now and again.....usually when (and where) s/he least expects it. My mother's face stares back at me from the mirror these days. Each birthday brings new aches and pains, plus... Read More

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First Day of Clinicals

By justme01 I woke up excited and nervous about clinicals. I put on my school issued scrubs, with girdle underneath, and tied the waist tight. I am 5 ft 3 and 290 pounds, and a girdle is necessary in order to keep my pants from going straight up my butt. I tied... Read More

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A Few Simple Rules For Electrical Safety

By Ruby Vee Codes and electrical mishaps arenít really funny -- but if you canít laugh youíll never make it through three decades of nursing. And besides, once youíve been struck by lightening, maybe electrical mishaps ARE somewhat humorous. Read More

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My 20th Year in Nursing

By General E. Speaking, RN This year marks my twentieth year as a nurse. Hard to believe. I wonder how many patients I have cared for in twenty years? It boggles my mind. I am certainly not the same nurse I used to be. Long gone is that young naive girl that graduated... Read More

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Motherhood, Death and Nursing

By SpecialK38 when i was a little girl, i always knew i wanted to be a mother. after my first child was born, i knew i wanted to be a nurse. i never knew how intimately these two experiences would impact each other. two more children came along, and i stayed... Read More

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10 years later.. Remembering my first clinical patient

By marty6001 I still remember my first clinical patient well. I was a brand new nursing student, never having touched a patient before starting school, and now she was in my care. She was elderly, although I don't remember her exact age. She had a past medical... Read More


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