Irish339's Nursing Blog

By Irish339

Joined Jan 8, '08. Posts: 19 (63% Liked) Likes: 150

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.

The Weeping Turkey Diaries

It was a cold, snowy, and generally rotten Thanksgiving afternoon. I was especially thrilled to be working the second shift in an inner city trauma center. Slush still clung to the bottom of my scrubs from the journey across the parking lot. My socks were wet and made a squinking noise with each step. As dinner time grew close, the family members of several of the staff brought in wrapped plates from the family dinner table. My family would have never heard of doing such a thing. ... Read More →


The Last Bag of Pretzels

Most of us run away from the dying. I spent 17 years in the ER fighting death. Death was our enemy. We posted statistics on the board at night. ER 5, Death 7. We couldn’t bear to lose a patient. Especially horrific is a patient that walks in, only to expire in our hands. How can this happen? We have the technology. We have the skill. How can this person slip through our very capable hands? We reviewed the tragedies. Surely, they have done something to tip the scales. We... Read More →



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