Itís a typical day in an adult ambulatory clinic where a small handful of nurses scurry around caring for a myriad of patient needs that range from a simple injection to a code blue in the parking lot (thankfully, this is rare). With an unlimited number of walk-ups and physicians calling with unexpected complications in their exam room, we are often stretched. Increasingly, we are called to the exam room to assist a physician who has uncovered a chronic wound or pressure ulcer during an exam.... Read More →
I need the help of my fellow nurses to unravel a problem that I am struggling with in our profession. This may be unique to my working world, but I suspect itís not.
After 20 years as a nurse, I have decided to take advantage of a fantastic, grant-funded Master's of Clinical Science and Health Care Leadership program at U.C.Davis. I decided to take the plunge because I am in desperate need of professional inspiration and renewal. I need to step out of my unit as a staff nurse and submerge... Read More →