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- Feb 24 by tnbutterflyQuote from raianneDoctors wrote the orders, and made the big decisions, but it was a nurse who was holding my hair back when I was throwing up during my first chemo, a nurse who dealt with my body's initial reaction to Rituximab (it was not a fun time), and it was nurses who accessed my port and hung the drugs that saved my life.
I also never forget that patients can hear what you say when you're not in their room.
Thank you so much for sharing this, raianne!! I especially like the distinction you made between what doctors and nurse do. Nurses care through their actions. They are the patient advocates. They know the patients on a deeper level.
I bet you are an awesome nurse!!
- Mar 4 by ezgreazinMy longest consecutive stint admitted was 35 days. I was 19 years old and wasting away from Crohn's. You learn quickly that a ****** nurse is a drag, but a cool nurse could make you forget you are in the hospital.
I strive to be that cool nurse. Having pt's tell me "you're the best nurse I've ever had," doesn't come by chance. Put yourself in their shoes, it makes a difference.
- Mar 8 by Lacm2000I agree with this 100%! but how can you manage when you have 6 patients to care for? Sometimes you have to sacrifice those details in order to be able to assess them, give the medications, Dx tests, etc.