Eschell2971's Nursing Blog

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Joined: Mar 7, '14; Posts: 62 (76% Liked) ; Likes: 250

Professionalism goes out the window when it comes to our colleagues

Is it me or have you noticed that too many nurses are just downright nasty to their colleagues? Not just the Charge RN, but, virtually any other nurse. Let me give you some examples. -The Charge...

Does Evidence Based Practice Concerning Nurses' Schedules Matter?

I've been busy lately, as I'm sure many of you have been, as well. I'm also finishing up an online leadership class, and my focus area is staffing/scheduling. I've been interested in this area since...

You know it's true-just don't say it!

As nurses, we're taught that every patient has challenges, rights, and deserves our respect. And, this is true. But, it's also true that not every patient is respectful, cooperative, or just nice....

Only a nurse would understand!

I have NEVER experienced anything like this, and I have seen & dressed some pretty horrible, deep, and long wounds. Some of the wounds I have seen and/or dressed required patients to get on their...

You Just Never Know-A Patient Makes Me Look Inside

While working as a nurse-tech in nursing school, I would often get assigned the Psych patients or the HIPAA-No patients (usually those who were incarcerated or under some kind of police watch), who...

On-call or cancelled? That is the question!

Hello: What is the cancellation/on-call policy at your facility? Last week, my facility instituted a new/updated on-call/cancellation policy. Basically, nurses are no longer cancelled, they are...

When will nurses advocate for themselves?

Ask any bedside nurse what is one of the most challenging parts of his or her job, and I’ll bet you the 12-hour shift will be one of the top 3 answers. Ask any nurse who has left bedside care and...

Is it me or am I missing something?

I've been working here for almost 7 months, trying to stick out my one year for experience and my resume'. However, I am conscientious and aim to do a good job for my patients and company when I'm...

Pain is not just physical!

My patient is dying. Literally, slowly, and very uncomfortably, to say the least. She has CHF/COPD, and even with regular NEB treatments, it's difficult to just get in a comfortable position. One...


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