canesdukegirl's Nursing Blog

canesdukegirl's Nursing Blog

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I love nursing. Although there are some challenging days, I can't imagine doing anything but nursing. There is always something new to learn, to experience, to be a part of. This ever changing profession feeds my thirst for knowledge, keeps my world in perspective, and helps me to be a more understanding person.

Transplant Thanksgiving

by canesdukegirl - It's my turn to work this Thanksgiving. Although I am disappointed that I will not be having dinner with my husband, I knew that we would only be doing emergency cases in the OR. Expecting a...

Shockingly Humbled

by canesdukegirl - "She's crashing!" yells the second year anesthesiology resident. His high pitched voice slices through the alarms that pierce the green tiled operating room. His forehead creases, and his eyes are...

Drawing the Line: Shutting Down Verbal Abuse

by canesdukegirl - It's 3 p.m. The witching hour for any operating room. As our medical director makes rounds, he tallies up how many late rooms are running, and compares that to how many surgical and anesthesia...

Working during the holidays

by canesdukegirl - The music was piping through the speakers, the turkey was in the oven, and my mother-in-law and I were sharing laughter and love while cooking dinner together for Thanksgiving. My husband was in the...

Jocularity at its Finest: A Hilarious Account of Misinterpretation

by canesdukegirl - Beth slammed her locker closed, and adjusted her green scrubs. She pulled a blue bouffant cap over her hair and stepped into the OR hallway. As she made her way to the front desk, her work clogs...

Silver Lining

by canesdukegirl - I stare at the four LED panels in front of me, each displaying cases for every OR, listed by room. I groan inwardly, bracing myself for a busy day. "Canes, you ready?" asks the Medical Director....

Precepting new staff members in the OR

by canesdukegirl - I was excited to start my first day in the OR. Full of optimism and nervous energy, I found my way to the staff locker room, looked through the lockers to find my name and started to change from...

Mission Trip to Nicaragua

by canesdukegirl - I recently returned from an eye-opening and humbling surgical mission trip to Jinotega, Nicaragua. Although I realize that I can never put into words the gravity of my experience, coupled with the...


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