Mully's Nursing Blog

Mully's Nursing Blog

Mully (13,298 Views)

Joined Nov 26, '10. Mully is a SRNA. He has 'A few' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'SICU'. Posts: 283 (54% Liked) Likes: 839

If You Give a Patient a Cookie

If you give a patient a cookie, they'll want a glass of milk. If you give them a glass of milk, they'll probably need to go to the bathroom. They'll be too weak to get out of bed so you'll have them use the bedpan, but they won't be able to go in that. So you'll bladder scan them and see they have 900ml's of urine in their bladder, which you will promptly proceed to straight cath. When you stick the catheter in, you'll probably meet resistance, but with a little elbow grease, you'll... Read More →

Why nurses don't want to be identified in public?

It's funny. I remember hearing nurses tell stories about being in the public and not wanting anyone to know that they are a nurse. I always thought that was strange, because I've always been so proud of being an RN. Throughout nursing school, I liked the idea of some stranger asking me for medical advice, and being able to bless them with my expertise on the subject. Even as a new grad, I loved to show off my new found knowledge of all things human body. I am now officially no longer a new... Read More →

"When was the last time I wow'ed a patient?"

I recently went to a job interview and one of the first questions I was asked is, "When was the last time you wow'ed a patient?" Up until this point I thought the interview was going pretty well. I had worn my nicest suit, shaken my interviewers hand firmly when meeting, smiled when appropriate, and all of the rest of the textbook niceties of the dreaded interview. I'm usually quite calm in situations like these. I have a natural desire to be on stage, to act, to have the attention on myself.... Read More →

We are ALL on the same team.

You know what I'm freaking sick of? Mixed-unit and mixed-discipline hostilities. Or at least that's what I call it. I'm talking about the constant complaints about everyone else in the hospital. Now granted, I've only ever worked at one hospital, but having talked to both my mom and my sister who both work at separate hospitals, it seems that it's the same no matter where you go. It goes something like this... RT giving attitude because the nurse calls them about a patient. - Don't... Read More →

My First Code Blue

12/03/12 1934: Beverly puts her call light on to get help going to the bathroom. "My God!" is her response to the toilet seat's temperature on her bare bottom. Bathrooms are never warm enough in hospitals. 12/04/12 0102: "Rapid response, 7th floor. Let's do it," Tony says to me. "Yes!" I say. I throw off my sweater, grab some gloves and head for the elevator. I can already feel my heart pumping harder. Nothing better than a shot of adrenaline to wake you up in the morning. 12/03/12... Read More →