by Nurse Beth - Jake is very sociable, and has a lot of …colorful friends who visit him in the hospital. He’s quite likable, because he’s intelligent, funny and clever. He’s not... Read More →
by ZenRN181 - My first day as a nursing assistant, I arrive in my pretty new scrubs and meet the nursing assistant who will be training me. I greatly enjoyed everything we did... Read More →
by Lauren RN - I am currently an RN working in the ICU, and I memorized a lot of pharmacology in nursing school by using memory tricks and mnemonics. I not only remembered the... Read More →
by Lauren RN - I will share some memory tricks and mnemonics to help you understand which alpha drugs do what and how to remember them!
As an ICU nurse preceptor, I often have... Read More →
by Lev <3 - Initial Response:
Oh no! Your patient has gone unresponsive on you. First thing to do is a quick pulse check of their carotid artery.
If you do not detect a... Read More →
by RobbiRN - Confronting Doctors with Wrong Orders
We are standing at the counter of the nurse’s station in the ER when I tell Dr. Hanson that his patient in 18... Read More →
by stephen1219 - Zak
I was your nurse today
From the second they brought you back from the waiting room I knew you were in trouble. Your face was blue and dusky. Your body... Read More →
by Eschell2971 - Ask any bedside nurse what is one of the most challenging parts of his or her job, and I’ll bet you the 12-hour shift will be one of the top 3 answers. Ask any... Read More →
by RJMerchant - A painful experience in an organization where I spent almost more than 60% of my life
First of all, please pardon me for my English grammar as it is not my... Read More →
by cwentworth - The Insidious Nature of Compassion Fatigue
com·pas·sion fa·tigue (noun): indifference to charitable appeals on behalf of those who are suffering, experienced as... Read More →
by ElizabethScala1 - All the things you were not taught in nursing school could probably fill a few volumes, but here are a few that I have collected from emails and conversations with... Read More →
by JanineKelbach - Nurses are teachers. We are always answering questions for our patients, no matter how strange they are. We do it in a professional manner, and never make the... Read More →
by jeastridge - November is National Palliative Care and Hospice Month
I scrolled down through the EMR and found what I was looking for: Palliative Care Consult. As a hospice... Read More →
by Nurse Beth - The Act
I was a new nurse, and before I had even gotten my feet underneath me, I lost my footing and fell hard.
I made a medication error.
I was fresh... Read More →
by smatacale - When She Spoke - Hope’s Story of Selective Mutism
This story is very personal to me and my family. I am certain I will cry my way through writing it, but it is... Read More →
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An ER nurse has a rough day at work. When she gets home she vents on Facebook about her exhausting shift, about the drug addict that staggered in, about the drunk... Read More →
by JanineKelbach - According to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD), each year, more than 30 million people of all ages have an eating... Read More →
by cjcsoon2bnp - Before I go too far into this article, and risk being stoned to death by the maternal-child nurses, lactation consultants, and midwives out there, I would like to... Read More →