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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →