Eschell2971's Nursing Blog

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Joined Mar 7, '14. Posts: 57 (74% Liked) Likes: 227

On-call or cancelled? That is the question!

by Eschell2971 - 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?

by Eschell2971 - 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?

by Eschell2971 - 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!

by Eschell2971 - 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...

Does Evidence Based Practice Concerning Nurses' Schedules Matter?

by Eschell2971 - 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!

by Eschell2971 - 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!

by Eschell2971 - 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

by Eschell2971 - 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...


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