cmo421's Nursing Blog

By cmo421

Joined Jul 26, '07. Posts: 391 (34% Liked) Likes: 291

The following are articles I have written and shared with the nursing community. If you enjoy an article please leave a comment and tell me what you think.

Do you recognize abusive behavior in your unit?

Abuse, neglect or exploitation of a patient or resident of a care facility is a crime. I am sure all reading are thinking that they would never tolerate any such behavior. But do you? Think of the unconcious post op that comes in with bizarre tatoos or piercings. Remember that head patient screaming, fighting,spitting and punching their way out of the semi coma state. How about the new spinal injury with priapus? The traumathat comes into the ER with a limb sitting next to them.... Read More →

How Far Have I Really Come?

The first thought that comes to my mind is a quote from the bible, "When I was a child, I spoke like a child, thought like a child, and reasoned like a child. When I became an adult, I no longer used childish ways."1Corinthians 13:11 I was just a child when I became an RN. Not yet 20 and in charge of a 42 pt unit at night. Many a night I held the hand of a dying person, cleaned the still warm body of a just passed pt, medicated and medicated the dying pt in pain. Often calling a physician... Read More →

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