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"Patients who have changed our lives, good or bad"

By coffee_aroma - Hi! I just wanted to share my part about nurses world. I am convinced that ICU, CCU, OR, etc... are the ones who's more on the spotlight for all nurses. That is why I got my first work as an OR nurse, but that was before...Now, as I applied in another hospital, I was shocked that they assigned me... Read More

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The Tip

By limestone - I met Mrs. Z. late in my first year as a student nurse in 1969. I was “in training” at a large children’s hospital and Mrs. Z., originally from Eastern Europe, was my first patient on my Adult rotation at the nearby general hospital. On that Monday morning I walked onto Public Medicine, proud... Read More

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A Loving Pair

By Dragonfair - A Loving Pair Having been a nurse of some type over the last 30 years. I have had many patients who have endeared my heart to further my education in nursing. I have two particular patients to whom I owe my education in life and nursing. The first patient was a woman who had worked hard her... Read More

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On Death And Dying

By mayagoose - On Death and Dying It was not long into my nursing career before I experienced the first death of a patient assigned to me. I was working on a telemetry unit and went in to assess the lung sounds of my patient who was on bedrest. I asked him if he could roll onto his side so that I could put... Read More

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They Changed My Life With Exercise

By PiaLove - Rita was one of my favorite homecare patients: not too difficult, always kept her scheduled time and definitely was in need of my assistance. She was well over seventy years old,cognitively challenged, and was not the patient I would expect to be overly excited! She was dependently independent (... Read More

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What I Love About My Job

By amcgraw - What I love about my job. 78 years. That's it. That is the average life expectancy at birth in the United States. Doesn't seem like enough time to accomplish it all does it? As a nurse I work with people who are at the end of their lives everyday. Most are elderly and have accepted it - even joke... Read More

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Patients Who Have Changed My Life

By Jessiedog - Tammy. A Ray of Sunlight. I am a paediatric nurse, and a patient that comes to mind who had a huge impact on me is a little girl called Tamara. She was 9 when she died, and I nursed her for the last 5 years of her life. She had Cystic Fibrosis, and was a pale, frail-looking little thing with... Read More

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"I'm Leaving You Here....."

By NurseAlwaysNForever - I graduated nursing school in August of 2005 and went straight to work at a local nursing home. I had never intended on becoming a nurse, however that is the direction that God sent me in and I have not regretted it ever since. I loved the nursing home and getting to know all of the patients... Read More

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Patients who have changed our lives

By WildcatFanRN - Iíve been an LPN for 13 years and just graduated with my ASN this past May. Iíve been wracking my brain trying to find that one patient or patients that have changed my life for better or worse. For the life of me, I canít think of just one exactly which is weird. There is one... Read More

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Lives Forever Changed Ė I am Glad!

By greenergrass - So many patients effect our nursing practice, but this one will stay with me forever. Tom was 35 years old when he got sick. A strong police officer, Tom never expected to be diagnosed with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia. One day he was on the SWAT Team, breaking down doors, gun in hand, fighting... Read More

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Through a different set of eyes...How a patient changed me.

By sunnynikko - The day a patient changed my life was the day my Dad became one. It was a week before Christmas when he had an unexpected accident at home, and my twin sister had found him on the garage floor. He had fallen out of the 12 foot ceiling and onto the cement floor. He was trying to get the... Read More

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A Patient who Changed my Life

By WildcatFanRN - He Just Wanted Someone to Listen We have all been there. You are in the middle of your morning medication pass, and it actually looks like you might actually get off work on time when it happens. You go in to give medicine to Mr. X. and bam, you end up behind. Why, you ask, when... Read More

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Patients who have changed our lives good or bad

By ociusmedinfo - Patients who have changed our lives good or bad. This happened to me before I finished nursing school. It was written at the end of 2007. This part of the year always causes me to pause and take stock of where I am, where Iíve been, and what I hope for the future. I donít know what it is... Read More

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What We Do Not Learn In School

By the_alchemist - It was as if the universe conspired to get me working on my dream job after going through a huge deal of drama. Since "Girl, Interrupted" I knew that I'd like to be in a mental health facility (to work, that is). In a place surrounded by numerous rules on patient confidentiality, I can't help but... Read More

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The Patient I Failed

By nerdtonurse? - I met her one Tuesday night, and spent that night pouring Jevity into her tube, only to suction it back out. Her legs were cool and mottled, her bowel sounds were non-existant, and her blue eyes stared blindly at a ceiling she could no longer see. The MD refused to terminate feedings, but I held... Read More

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Rocking Camille

By vernix - Stepping into my clogs and starting my shift in Labor and Delivery always brings a sense of anticipation to my heart. Nearly two decades have passed and I am still excited to assist with the birth of a baby. People often comment on how lucky I am to work in such a happy environment. This is... Read More

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The most beautiful curls I'd ever seen

By kessadawn - You had two simple requests of me, a drink of water, and to go home. I had started out my shift on high note, caring for my two favorite cardiac patients, working with some of my favorite co-workers. It was going to be a good night, I told myself. Then you came. The charge nurse had... Read More

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We are so lucky....

By ag01medic - i am currently on a one year assignment in east africa. the conditions in which the people live here are dire at best and many suffer from easily preventable and treatable diseases. the story below details a recent event that i experienced, which happens here on a daily basis. today was a... Read More


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