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VivaLasViejas, ASN, RN Guide 222,057 Views

Joined Sep 6, '02 - from 'The Great Northwest'. VivaLasViejas is a RN and blogger extraordinaire. She has '20' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'LTC, assisted living, geriatrics, psych'. Posts: 26,475 (38% Liked) Likes: 42,295

Oops, I Did It Again: Dottie

by VivaLasViejas - ..........I went and lost my heart to yet another hospice patient. You'd think I'd have learned my lesson after caring for my old friend in that same room and witnessing her inevitable decline and...

Everything I Know About Life, I Learned From Nursing

by VivaLasViejas - ........I've learned that nursing is a great metaphor for life. It's both rewarding and frustrating, utterly fascinating at times and dull as tombs at others; it's funny, sad, beautiful, ugly,...

Night Nurse II: I Tawt I Taw A Puddy-Tat!

by VivaLasViejas - Just when you think you've seen it all............well, that's when you realize how much there is out there that you HAVEN'T seen. Being the veteran of several years on Med/Surg, I figured that...

The Patients Who Break Your Heart

by VivaLasViejas - Being only human, of course, we sometimes cross the line despite our best efforts...and the nurse whose restless dreams are unpopulated by the ghosts of past patients must surely be a rare bird...

Life, Death, and Other Matters of Consequence

by VivaLasViejas - Some days, it's just not worth chewing through the restraints....... I am a seasoned long-term care nurse. I deal with life and death matters all the time. My voice is often the last one a patient...

Night Nurse III: Slip-Slidin' Awaaaaaaay

by VivaLasViejas - Here's another Night Nurse story, if you want it. Actually, this tale begins in the early evening: a time of day when hospital life starts to wind down and all the doctors, therapists, families,...

Night Nurse: Just Call Me "Grace"

by VivaLasViejas - I once destroyed a patient room in less than five minutes. I'm not kidding. Now, I have been blessed with a good many talents, but the ability to walk and chew gum at the same time is not among...


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