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Lights out

By lobstah - i had just finished my orientation as a new rn and had passed my boards only 3 months previous to this experience. i work in a 40-bed neuro/ telemetry unit at a local community hospital. many of the "seasoned" nurses had assisted with numerous procedures at bedside with the cardiology doctors and... Read More

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2 am admission

By cwdrell - The following story is true. Really, I couldnt make this stuff up if I tried. So I picked up an extra shift this week and wouldnt you know it, I get the bat-**** crazy person admission at 2 am. At first glance, he's an 83-year-old with new onset a-fib. Fine. I can do a-fib in my sleep. ... Read More

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Welcome to Mother-Baby Musings!

By Elvish - I'm excited about blogging from the trenches of mother/baby. "Why 'trenches?'" you might ask. From the outside it seems as though mother/baby nurses have a cake job and in comparison to some jobs, we just might. But this is nowhere near 'easy.' Spending twelve hours caring for new families,... Read More

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The Role of the Legal Nurse Consultant

By sirI - Here are frequently asked questions about the role of the Legal Nurse Consultant (LNC). (1) Realistically what type of person/personality does it take to be an LNC? One must be dedicated and persistent. Possess the ability to interpret accurately, the medical record. Be willing to spend... Read More

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A Lick and A Promise

By nursejoy1 - I had a wonderful Grandfather growing up. He had handsome snow white hair, big, bushy, white eyebrows and clear sky blue eyes. And thanks to a workplace accident and a blood clotting disorder, he had only one leg. He lost the leg when my mother was pregnant with me and they told him he probably... Read More

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The Legal Nurse Consultant and Liability Insurance

By sirI - Many LNC's are inquiring, "Should I purchase the coverage?" In many cases nurses have been advised, for whatever the reason being, not to receive liability insurance. This advice can come from fellow colleagues, educators, employers, attorneys, and well-meaning friends. Personally, as an RN and... Read More

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The direct admit, a funny story.

By oramar - This incident happened in the early 1980s, my face still gets red when I think about it. Early one morning I received notification that Dr. So&So was sending a patient, a female to our unit and that the charge nurse had assigned a room for her. The only other information I got was that the... Read More

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My Funniest Nursing Story....I Gotta Learn to Speak the Language!

By skwlpn - Ok everyone has one of those days when things just aren't going well. You know the one, where everything was routine yesterday is now like a foreign and no one really makes sense. Very early in my nursing career, I had a patient with a known seizure disorder who was admitted for...a seizure.... Read More

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An Unbeating Heart

By General E. Speaking, RN - I woke to what was supposed to be a usual work day. How could I have known that in approximately 6 hours I would be standing 4 feet from an open chest staring at an unbeating heart? “The monitor tech is sick. We are in a bind. You will be the monitor tech today” the house supervisor casually... Read More

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Stand at attention!!!

By cjb73 - I graduated from the LPN program on May 12, 2008. I am a 35 year old mother of 3. The truth is, is that I started the nursing program originally in 1991 right out of high school. I was rolling right along until my first day of my first clinical rotation in a local nursing home. This day is the... Read More

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funny nursing stories

By focuszx5 - Talk about having a a stiff upper lip.... well he was British after all!! Many years ago one of my first jobs was as a junior Staff Nurse in an Accident and Emergency Department in England. I had always enjoyed the thrill of the Emergency Department and decided to make it my career. I had no... Read More

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Night Nurse II: I Tawt I Taw A Puddy-Tat!

By VivaLasViejas - Just when you think you've seen it all............well, that's when you realize how much there is out there that you HAVEN'T seen. Being the veteran of several years on Med/Surg, I figured that I'd encountered just about every type of patient and family. There was the 99-year-old who'd never... Read More

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Orientation Day LPN to RN

By 99percentangel - Wow! 955,000 miles, almost 500 months and 15,500 days after I became a LPN, I'm finally a student nurse again. I'm getting my associates degree in nursing so I can sit for state boards and work as a registered nurse. A dozen new vibrant colorful textbooks decorate the kitchen table and a... Read More

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Litigious Areas of Nursing and the Nurse's Liability

By sirI - Vulnerable areas of nursing include anesthesia and midwifery. RNs in OB (L and D), those working solely in monitoring capacities (fetal heart, telemetry, etc.), and medication administration (including long term care) are also included in more litigious areas. Of course, the Advanced Practice... Read More

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Mid shift shower.....

By NurseAlwaysNForever - All names have been changed and some words are misspelled for pronunciation purposes and curse words have been changed or left out. Nellie was an 80ish year old lady with Alzheimer’s. She wore red lipstick and big sun glasses, even just sitting in her room. She had no children, no family so to... Read More

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Night Nurse: Just Call Me "Grace"

By VivaLasViejas - I once destroyed a patient room in less than five minutes. I'm not kidding. Now, I have been blessed with a good many talents, but the ability to walk and chew gum at the same time is not among them. My mother used to say I could trip over smoke. I'd walk over to a window to look outside and... Read More

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Anniversary Interrupted.......

By NurseAlwaysNForever - I once had a husband and wife couple. It was my first week at the job and I was a brand new nurse working the night shift. My CNA was on her lunch break. I often made rounds while she was out, just to catch the call lights and keep an eye on everything. That night I was making my rounds and could... Read More

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The Mystery of the Denture Bandit(s)……

By NurseAlwaysNForever - We once had a denture bandit at the nursing home I worked at. Several patients dentures came up missing, usually about a pair a week, and a few days later they would show up back in the denture cup. I had no idea what could be happening and had begun checking all trays before they were being... Read More


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