Liddle Noodnik's Nursing Blog

Liddle Noodnik's Nursing Blog

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Joined Apr 17, '03 - from 'East Gish'. Liddle Noodnik is a "Exploring my options" ;). She has '30' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Alzheimer's, Geriatrics, Chem. Dep.'. Posts: 11,248 (30% Liked) Likes: 8,543

Are You An Innie or An Outie? Personality Testing And You

Years ago I was living in a transitional housing program, trying to figure out why my life was such a mess. I was dealing with addiction issues, trying to be a good parent, and looking at yet another relationship that had gone down the drain. I was unable to work for a time, and trying to discover what I really wanted in life. The housing program was designed to give participants "a hand up, not a hand out." One tool that they used in the program was a book called Please Understand Me by... Read More →

ICU: Finding the best way to care

Nursing is a daunting task for many of us, even when we have time under our belt. Call bells, charting, phones ringing, family members needing time and reassurance, doctors returning calls; and then there is the patient, if you have time. At least, that's how it seems. Multiply that by 8, 10, sometimes 12 patients, and it is unbelievable that we have decided to carry the responsibility for so many lives. What if we miss something? What if we give the wrong med, or fail to get... Read More →

The stigma of mental illness and suicide

There has been quite a lot of conversation about Mindy McCready's suicide and mental illness,and it amazes me the different opinions people have about suicide and mental illness. I thought that I should "come out of the closet" once again about this issue, and talk about my own experiences with it. The article below was written by a man who has the illness and his experiences and thoughts. I thought it would ba good springboard for what I am going to write, below: A Tragic story that... Read More →

Camp Omigosh Nearly Derails a Camp Nurse

Camp Omigosh is a remote camp set in the verdant mountains of New Hampshire (yes, the name of the camp has been changed to protect the not-so-innocent). This is my fourth year as a camp nurse. Tired from a very busy month, I am actually looking forward to an experience I often dread. Why do I dread it? I dread it because I am a projector. Not in the psychological sense but in the "Omigosh!" creative writing sense. But this month, having my psychologically challenged brother up from... Read More →