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ICU with a toxic environment

ICU with a toxic environment

by mindy kaling - In my last year of nursing school, before graduating, I got offered a critical care nurse resident position in a level one Trauma hospital. This was very exciting... Read More →

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Young, Thin, and Cute New Hires

Young, Thin, and Cute New Hires

by TheCommuter - My workplace, a freestanding specialty hospital owned by a for-profit corporation that operates multiple facilities across the United States, has been having recent... Read More →

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"I'm not the doctor!"

"I'm not the doctor!"

by sweetdreameRN - Recently my husband's grandmother was a patient in the ICU. I am frequently used as the medical translator in the family, this time wasn't any different. I had... Read More →

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"Nurses Eating Their Young"

by Doc Lori, R.N. - In homage to an Allnurses member who wrote a wonderful article entitled "Nurses Are So Mean", I'd like to provide excerpts from my personal blog which I wrote not... Read More →

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The Respect You Get

The Respect You Get

by Ruby Vee - It's that time of year again. New nurses have started their first jobs and are experiencing the culture shock as they transition from student to nurse. Many of... Read More →

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The Worst Hospital Visitor I've Ever Seen

The Worst Hospital Visitor I've Ever Seen

by Ruby Vee - There are so many . . . . how to choose? There was the woman who'd had an aortic dissection repair, and things didn't go well. She had a perioperitive MI, a CVA... Read More →

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The Patient I Failed

The Patient I Failed

by nerdtonurse? - She knew what she wanted. She'd watched her husband of 52 years die on a vent, and followed his wishes to remain a full code. But she knew that was not what she... Read More →

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Nurses Eating Their Young ... A Different Perspective

Nurses Eating Their Young ... A Different Perspective

by Kyrshamarks - Nurses eat their young. It happens and people complain about it like it is a bad thing. It may be in your eyes if you are the one being eaten, but in my eyes I am... Read More →

Last comment by FranEMTnurse
Confessions Of A Nurse With Poor Interpersonal Skills

Confessions Of A Nurse With Poor Interpersonal Skills

by TheCommuter - I've heard that the initial step to solving a problem is admitting that you have one in the first place. Well, my name is TheCommuter and I have a problem with... Read More →

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Please Don't  Judge Patients

Please Don't Judge Patients

by NurseLife88 - Its not easy to be a nurse, nor is it easy to be human at that. We make mistakes. We have feelings. We have opinions. And we also have judgements because thats... Read More →

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Self esteem as a tool in nursing

Self esteem as a tool in nursing

by omoladams - Self esteem is an ingredient of living a successful life and career, characterized with good interpersonal relationship, self- actualization, and achievemen. It's... Read More →

Remember the Geri-Chair?

Remember the Geri-Chair?

by Ruby Vee - Long ago and in another state, I worked on a med-surg floor of a famous hospital. At that time, patients waited in the hospital for nursing home beds to become... Read More →

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The Disrespect Of Nurses

The Disrespect Of Nurses

by TheCommuter - I was at my workplace earlier this month when my supervisor told me about a volatile situation that was unfolding on a different floor between another nurse and a... Read More →

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Confessions of a Hospital Administrator

Confessions of a Hospital Administrator

by ServantLeader - Gallup announced the results of its annual "Honesty & Ethics in Profession" recently. I was so pleased to see nurses ranked number one in the survey because they... Read More →

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Social Skills in Nursing (Part I): the Art of Validation

Social Skills in Nursing (Part I): the Art of Validation

by TheCommuter - Before proceeding any further, here is a feasible definition of social skills. Also known as soft skills, relational skills or interpersonal skills, the term... Read More →

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Ageism in Nursing: A Pervasive Problem

Ageism in Nursing: A Pervasive Problem

by VickyRN - Mary stewart, age 62, has worked as a registered nurse on the postpartum unit for the past quarter century. She began her long career in nursing in 1972, with her... Read More →

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No patient should ever feel embarrassed.

No patient should ever feel embarrassed.

by awongaemtcc - One patient sticks out tonight… I felt really bad for this older gentleman I took care of today. He came in 79 year old male with new onset shortness of breath. You... Read More →

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It's Already Gone On Long Enough

It's Already Gone On Long Enough

by Ruby Vee - My mother-in-law had a stroke last week. Details are sketchy -- she's several hundred miles away and the daughter who lives closest, a mammography technician, knows... Read More →

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