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Candid Conversations With Families

By gal220RN - I feel sorry for hospital patients. They are required to wear flimsy backless gowns and frequently subjected to invasions of privacy. I have been a hospital patient three times, each time as a woman giving birth- one huge violation of decency after another. After my last child was born, I had not... Read More

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Technology's Impact on Critical Care Nursing

By saga - As a husband wife team of CRNA's, probably exposed to more Critical Care Nursing than most. Being in nursing x 40 years & advanced practice as a CRNA x 33 years, I've seen many changes in Critical Care Nursing yielding much better patient care as advanced knowledge developed & placed into practice... Read More

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That Day in the ER

By Ms Kylee - I reported to clinical on time, and then went down to the ER to check in with the nurses. I had been here before, and knew most of my time would be spent walking patients to the bathroom, gathering urine samples, maybe passing a med or two, taking a lot of vitals, and repeating to patients "I'm... Read More

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How can she take that...

By sarahrain - I vividly remembered a case that touched the bottom of my heart when I was a nursing student posted in ICU. It was at 3am that the patient, a young gentleman man with cardiac monitoring, was sent to us. Sitting in high fowler, breathing via nasal prong and on infusion amiodarone running... Read More

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Caring for unconscious patient.

By namzy - Nursing involves caring people with different ailments,caring for unconscious patient is critical care nursing. It is very important for a nurse to have understanding and wide knowledge as to what is affected to such a patient,for instance this patient wouldnot be able to carryout some activities... Read More

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This Is Intensive Medical Care!

By walk6miles - Has this happened to you? You walk into the nurse’s lounge, get your assignment; head out the door for report only to be told that you are getting a third patient who has been in the ED all day so “hurry up”. You get report on your two patients (rushing through the assessment as quickly as... Read More

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Just Another Code

By interleukin - A code is called…it’s the woman in room 11. Earlier, the paramedics found her--deep in the winter of her life--lying like a rag doll in a man’s lap. Shocks and drugs refocused her heart’s energy. She is whisked to the emergency room and then transferred intensive care. Now, the team of... Read More

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A Nursing Dilemma

By kda340 - Nurses, When I was a student Nurse in the late 50’s, the educators in nursing started the movement to upgrade nursing from Florence Nightingale’s vocation ( “a calling”) to a professional status. They diligently and systematically phased out the diploma programs and moved nursing into the... Read More

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One Last Goodbye

By tvccrn - Working as a nurse in a very small rural hospital gives you a chance to get to know your patients. You meet them on the street, in the grocery store, and at school functions. They become more than a number or a disease process, they become neighbors and friends. Members of their family work... Read More

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Significant Others Requesting Euthanasia

By namzy - Significant others always project outcome of their patient depending on the sickness. Four years ago, before I got admitted to a nursing school, I went to hospital at Intensive Care Unit with my uncle to to visit his friend who was involved in a road accident and sustained fractures in both... Read More

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How To Select Patients for your Student Clinicals

By jcaste - Student clinicals can be very stressful for students. Some clinical instructors will pre-select the patients for the students. However, other clinicals will require that the students select their own patients. Often these students are instructed to select a patient that has conditions related to... Read More

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Nurses Must Learn to Take Care of Themselves

By Virginia PMH-NP - taking care of yourself is much easier to say then do! although there are more men in the helping professions today, in nursing the vast majority are still women. womens' sense of self is often one of caretaker and nurturer. nurturing and care taking have long been associated with women in... Read More

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To Terminate or Not to Terminate

By Justhere - Sometime in your life time you may have to make a decision to terminate or continue life support for a family member. For one reason or another you may decide to continue with life support or you may have to decide to terminate it. This is usually a very difficult and heartbreaking decision for... Read More

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Story: CNA rags to CNA riches!

By degraypoole - Critical Care leads CNA to Nursing Degree Gift! I'm a CNA, at the bottom of the nursing profession's "totem pole"! My last assignment was as a 24/7 live-in caregiver. My client died of natural causes 12/31/2007. Three months into the assignment my client and I got into a discussion... Read More

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Delight Thyself Nursing School at Last

By Daisykay - Delight Thyself LPN SCHOOL FINALLY! Psalms 37:4 “Delight thyself in the Lord and HE will give you the desires of your heart.” The strength and inspiration the above quotation has given me is unparalleled. I have found this to be true in numerous situations in my life. After being told... Read More

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Reflections of a New Grad

By la bellota - I had always felt that I had it in me to be a nurse. I had the heart. I had the courage. I had the brain. I thought I might have the stamina. A few months into the program, I realized…..that *I* was not going to make it through this alone. I read a lot of books. Stayed up lots of nights. Tried... Read More

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Pay It Forward

By faltura - When you begin your career in healthcare, at some point you likely had someone you could call a mentor. If you were fortunate, you may have had more than one mentor. Whether that mentor was someone you found – or they found you – that special person helped guide you in some way as you were starting... Read More

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My brother, James.

By tachybradyRN - My brother, James, had a rough time as a child. He was quite socially awkward, showing many of the characteristics of Asperger’s Syndrome (without ever being formally diagnosed). He was constantly teased and left out, which made for a desperate need for attention from his family. Sometimes, trying... Read More


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