by rnsheri - Oh, yes, we know them. The throngs of visitors, family members, and guests who flock to comfort our patients. This is just for fun. See if you can name some of our... Read More →
by Roy Fokker - When you need the money, your shift is cancelled; when you have a weekend planned, you have to do overtime.
Realizing the patient you've just injected has a... Read More →
by VivaLasViejas - I once destroyed a patient room within five minutes of starting my shift.
It was fortunate that the two ladies who occupied the semi-private room were AA & O and... Read More →
by Eschell2971 - I have NEVER experienced anything like this, and I have seen & dressed some pretty horrible, deep, and long wounds. Some of the wounds I have seen and/or dressed... Read More →
by A&Ox6 - Shakespearean Sonnets are poems typically written using the same structure as Shakespeare's. They are almost always composed of three quatrains, or four line... Read More →
by VivaLasViejas - To say that I loathe the 0900 med pass at my SNF would be the understatement of the year.
First of all, being able to concentrate on the pass itself is... Read More →
by Ruby Vee - Nurses laugh at some mighty inappropriate things, but sometimes you either have to laugh or you'll cry. Laughing is healthier in the long run, and it's much more... Read More →
by jadelpn - I would tell you that this is meant to be a cheeky article, however, that would just add to the fray. Here's a question...Why is it now oh so appropriate to talk... Read More →
by canesdukegirl - Beth slammed her locker closed, and adjusted her green scrubs. She pulled a blue bouffant cap over her hair and stepped into the OR hallway. As she made her way to... Read More →
by elenamdib - With my first baby, I worked full time as a registered nurse in the hospital setting. I was reorganizing my kids room today and as I was moving my trusty old... Read More →
by Mully - If you give a patient a cookie, they'll want a glass of milk.
If you give them a glass of milk, they'll probably need to go to the bathroom.
They'll be too... Read More →
by StatBlues - I've been married to a nurse for more than a quarter of a century, and let me tell you, nurses are not what you expect (and I don't even care what you expect,... Read More →
by rnsheri - Here are a few mistakes you’ll hopefully only make once (if at all):
1) Not checking each food tray thoroughly for dentures, hearing aids, or jewelry before... Read More →
by opdahlamber - So here we are at the gas station the other evening. We were struck by a desperate and immediate need for BBQ rib-shaped pressed meat sandwiches and diet Mt.Dew... Read More →
by jadelpn - OK, so the old joke "The Postman Always Rings Twice" can be easily converted to "The Noro-virus CAN Ring Twice". And once is enough. And never is better. And it... Read More →
by nursejanefw - Okay, my fellow nurses…….let me share my story. I only share this, mind you, so there may be a smile upon your face, the next time you are faced with a similar... Read More →
by VivaLasViejas - "Hey, Flo! You're getting a new admit in 206-1," says Mel, the charge nurse. "ETOH, admitted for detox, alert and oriented times 1-2. He's got an IV but ER says it... Read More →
by VivaLasViejas - Am I the only person around here who's sappy enough to have owned a copy of that adorable poster with all the things someone learned about life in kindergarten? As... Read More →