Bugaloo's Nursing Blog

Bugaloo's Nursing Blog

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Nursing: Taking Back Our Power

by Bugaloo - A few months ago, I wrote an article on Allnurses about dealing with annoying co-workers. During the time I wrote that article I was mired in negativity about my nursing career in general. I would...

Tips On How To Be An Extraordinary Med-Surg Nurse

by Bugaloo - What are the advantages of being a Med-Surg nurse? Med-Surg nurses develop a broad knowledge base of many different medical diseases and conditions. They are able to execute excellent patient...

Changes in Healthcare and How it Affects Nurses

by Bugaloo - For two years, I have struggled with accepting the fact that health care is rapidly changing, and along with it, the way we perform nursing care. A common thread here on allnurses is the growing...

Patient Teaching Guide: Coumadin Therapy

by Bugaloo - This is an informational guide that I created for patients who are presently on Coumadin or expected to be on Coumadin upon discharge. It is in article form because it was a freelance article that I...

What Being a Nurse Has Taught Me

by Bugaloo - I have been a nurse for 14 years and over the years I have learned many things. I have learned that there are days when 12 hours feels like 24 hours. I have learned that it is okay to cry because you...

What Graduate Nurses Need To Know About Nursing

by Bugaloo - My co-workers and I were sitting at the nurse's station the other morning after a rough 12-hour shift. It was the first time we had sat for longer than 10 minutes all night long. We were sleepy,...

Tips for Nurses: Dealing with annoying coworkers

by Bugaloo - For me, the hardest type of nurse to deal with is a "free" charge who sits at the desk, reading, talking or knitting while her coworkers run around like chickens with their heads cut off. Not only...

Putting A Face On Mental Illness: A Personal Story

by Bugaloo - I was just a baby when my mother's little brother, Bob, tried to take his own life. He was 18. My grandpa was the one who found him, lying unconscious in a haze of exhaust and carbon monoxide. He...

The Patients You Will Never Forget

by Bugaloo - Over the years, I have probably cared for thousands of patients. Most of them I don't remember, but there are a few who have stood out in my mind, for one reason or another. When I was in...


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