spotangel's Nursing Blog

spotangel, BSN, MSN 21,082 Views

Joined Mar 8, '12. Posts: 113 (67% Liked) Likes: 434

Can I Get A Priest?

by spotangel - The phone rang! I mentally cursed as I was in the middle of a narcotic count with the pharmacy who had come to drop off the narcotics for about 50 patients in the LTC I worked in. "Excuse me!"...

Nursing Supervisor - Walk In My Shoes For A Day!

by spotangel - 5 am-The alarm goes off . I get up bleary eyed wishing I could crawl back to bed. I have put in 5 days at my regular M-F job. This is day#6. This job helps me, help my college bound kids. 6 am-I...

Mary's Gift

by spotangel - It was Christmas Eve and I was in the ER working a 11am-11.30pm shift. I eyeballed her across the ER. She walked in with her son, an old frail lady. I looked at her pallor and shaky steps and knew in...

I Lost My Baby And My Phone!

by spotangel - The night Nursing Supervisor was giving me report. I was taking over half the hospital including ICU, CCU, ER, LR, NICU, Postpartum and a bunch of other units. The supervisor told me about a patient...

Black Eye w/ Fractured Arm - Mother Afraid of Son

by spotangel - An older woman was writing her name on the clipboard. She winced as she wrote her name. I watched her from the triage window noticing her swollen wrist and her walking with slow unsure steps back to...

WAIT! DON'T GO!

by spotangel - WAIT! DON’T GO! I pulled the car to the side and put my hazard lights on. “Ok, where is this I have to go?” I asked the staffer at homecare. I jotted the address and put it in my GPS. That...

I Gotta See If He Is Dead!

by spotangel - I had a strange sense of anticipation as I walked in. Working as a perdiem Nursing supervisor(Assistant Director of Nursing) in a busy hospital, I had strongly felt that I needed to put myself down...

The Blue Angel

by spotangel - The Blue Angel It had been a rough day and it was only 10 a.m.I worked as a telemetry nurse on the day shift. I had started out my 7 am to 7 pm shift, with a shocker. John one of...

Best Foot Forward!

by spotangel - You are all excited! You got the job interview! Now what? Relax, people! Here is an algorithm that you may want to consider. 1-How to prepare for the interview. Follow RTC. Research the...

The Desert Angel

by spotangel - I settled down to sleep. The ambulance cruised the silent highway at 80 miles an hour. "Nothing like the rush we were in, going to the city," I thought wryly. Faya,the Saudi Arabian driver in his...


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