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Do you recognize abusive behavior in your unit?

I am sure all reading are thinking that they would never tolerate any such behavior. But do you? Think of the unconscious post op that comes in with bizarre tattoos 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 trauma that comes into the ER with a limb sitting next to them. Now think of the nurse who was pointing out and commented on those tattoos in a... 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 →