cool_nurse's Nursing Blog

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Nursing Special Children

How is it like to have patients who are autistic or with down syndrome? Do you have the patience and magic touch as a nurse? Can you tickle their mind and hearts in order for them to agree with your interventions? Children who are mentally-challenged or diagnosed with incapabilities will always have a soft spot in my heart. These type of patients such as those diagnosed with autism or cerebral palsy needs special attention from health care providers. Having a younger sister with... Read More →

MS, OB or Onco Patients?

It's a blessing in disguise since our ward caters to three major areas of nursing. We have OB, MS and Onco patients in which we can practice our nursing and theoretical skills. But among these three, which type of patients do I prefer to work with? Medical-Surgical is the least area that I would like to work at especially during emergency procedures. Pre-operatively, patients are always hot-tempered with what they're feeling. Some are quite panicky while the rest remains clueless of what... Read More →

Sweating The Small Stuff

As my remaining months in the hospital comes to a close (for my 2-year work experience goal), a few disturbing happenings occurred during my hospital duties. The following are the scenarios in which the consultants SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF. Scenario 1 (July 2013) A 39-week pregnant mother was scheduled for CS or Caesarian Section at 4 am in the morning. Yes, it was 4 am since the morning OR theater rooms are filled for the morning's schedule. This OB-Gyne wrote a prophylaxis medication of... Read More →

Types of Relatives We Nurses Love

The irony of the title describes something funny or annoying or whatever and true-to-life (not patient-centered though) encounters with relatives whom at their front we smile, but at their back we just want to put a label on their heads. In patients with such, we understand at our highest level of patience. But among the relatives, it just doesn't feel right. Though by being at their shoes, yes, it is very much reasonable to act with such. But hopefully, not beyond what we can't bear. The... Read More →