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Our Death-Denying Society (Revisited)

Our Death-Denying Society (Revisited)

by TheCommuter - Several high-profile instances of brain death have entered the public's awareness in recent weeks, including the painstakingly tragic demise of 13-year-old student... Read More →

Last comment by sandyfeet
"I see spirits."  Ok, strap on the crazy pants and here we go!

"I see spirits." Ok, strap on the crazy pants and here we go!

by ndoerr - My night started as every other night at work did. Clock in, look up patients, and give out meds for my patient team of seven. I would also read telemetry strips,... Read More →

Last comment by Ilobekeme

EMT and Nursing

by jadelpn - I am both an EMT and a nurse. I like the variety it brings to the table. Many other nurses (both LPN and RN) get involved in both hospital and pre-hospital care... Read More →

Why nurses don't want to be identified in public?

Why nurses don't want to be identified in public?

by Mully - It's funny. I remember hearing nurses tell stories about being in the public and not wanting anyone to know that they are a nurse. I always thought that was... Read More →

Last comment by Marsha238612
Top 10 List of Patient Survey Ideas

Top 10 List of Patient Survey Ideas

by jadelpn - The short version of what a patient satisfaction survey is can be described as a way for a facility to track how we are doing with the "customer service" aspect of... Read More →

Last comment by enchantmentdis
Social Media and you

Social Media and you

by jadelpn - Social media has taken a front seat in how people communicate. For younger people, it is one of the main components of effective communication. For older people,... Read More →

Last comment by MassED
The Patient Who Receives No Visits

The Patient Who Receives No Visits

by TheCommuter - I'm certain that every nurse who has ever worked at the bedside has provided care for the patient who never seems to receive any visitors. In fact, the roles... Read More →

Last comment by tbjockny
What Becoming A Patient Taught Me About Being A Nurse

What Becoming A Patient Taught Me About Being A Nurse

by MedRN11 - Anyone who works in nursing for any length of time has had this moment. It's the moment where you have done everything, exhausted an extensive supply of... Read More →

Last comment by catman88
A Nurse or an Angel ?

A Nurse or an Angel ?

by faithicu - It was a country hospital somewhere in Outback Australia. One where small units joined together by pathway annexes made up a complete complex. The period was... Read More →

Behavior That Just Shouldn't Fly

Behavior That Just Shouldn't Fly

by jadelpn - There's something to be said about being professional. That one's conduct as a nurse is appropriate. There is a tremendous amount of undue stress and drama when a... Read More →

Last comment by gonzo1
Is it fair to say we hate these things or people?

Is it fair to say we hate these things or people?

by jadelpn - There are a number of tasks that we do as nurses that we may not especially enjoy. There are things that we are responsible for as nurses that are not our... Read More →

Last comment by NurseDirtyBird
Nursing Hostility and Other Nonsense

Nursing Hostility and Other Nonsense

by RegisteredNuisance - In my short career as a nurse I've seen some terrible behavior among nurses, and I'd like to share my take on things. I've only been a year for two years, and... Read More →

Last comment by dudette10
Red in the Face

Red in the Face

by jadelpn - A short story: I had a really nice exchange with a manager. Walked back onto my unit, smiling, just thinking about good things. Co-worker is leaving the unit, I... Read More →

Last comment by monkeybug
Transferred in From Another Unit

Transferred in From Another Unit

by Paeyi - One day, as I walked in to my workplace after my long leave, I noticed a new patient in my ward. Actually, she is not new to the hospital, this lady has been... Read More →

Last comment by RockPrincess
Drawing the Line: Shutting Down Verbal Abuse

Drawing the Line: Shutting Down Verbal Abuse

by canesdukegirl - It's 3 p.m. The witching hour for any operating room. As our medical director makes rounds, he tallies up how many late rooms are running, and compares that to... Read More →

Last comment by monkeybug
Instant Gratification

Instant Gratification

by jadelpn - Indulge me for a moment. Back in the day, nothing was instant but coffee. There was a waiting game for almost every aspect of life. It set people up to have a... Read More →

Last comment by WanderingSagehen
The Best Defense is a Good Offense

The Best Defense is a Good Offense

by jadelpn - Nurses reacting defensively is more common than one would think. Nursing in itself is an occupation that takes a great deal of schooling, continuing education, more... Read More →

Last comment by LadyFree28
Respect your bladder

Respect your bladder

by decgrad - Along with all the other goodies I learned in my first year of nursing, my favorite lesson was the bladder lesson. No, I did not get a terrible infection or end up... Read More →

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