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The Blue Gown Syndrome

By vadushkas_nurse - I am almost four years into my career as an ER nurse and now concurrently working through the obstacles known as graduate school. I am constantly being torn between two very different worlds, that of reality nursing and that of academia. :banghead: This professional battle often leads me to reflect... Read More

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In my prayers

By awongaemtcc - In Emergency Medicine we don’t get the lovey dovey stuff so often with patients. We see patients at their worst. We try to get a big picture as to what’s going on with them, stabilize them and then ship them off. Sometimes before we even get to even know them, they’re out to another room or holding... Read More

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They're not just feet...

By awongaemtcc - I’m such a dork now that I think about it but I love my job. The evening started off well.. We were full and within 10 minutes of coming into work, we were cardioverting someone. Then we got a medevac for a post arrest… It was a fun night. One patient sticks out tonight… I felt really bad for... Read More

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Shaving Cream & Expiration

By thisgirlsanurse - I shaved a dead man today. I hadnít planned to. Iíd planned to shave my patient. When I mentally scheduled his ďbath appointmentĒ for 1600, he was still alive. But later, when I arrived for our engagement, he was already pretty near dead. In truth, I really wasnít expecting it. But then, at... Read More

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Critical Care Nursing Article

By RecoveringKite - I have been an RN for 11+ years now. After 5 years of working in a rural small hospital, I thought it was time to break out to obtain experience in more advanced fields. I decided to go to Philadelphia eow and work 3 twelve hour shifts in a large city hospital. (WOW, was that an awakening!) I... Read More

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I Can See it When You Smile

By 2shihtzus - every once in a while i have what amounts to be an awful night at work. the night started out a bit rough. of course, we were short-staffed, and my patients were high acuity. it seemed like every patient had a new med order that needed to be faxed to pharmacy. i had one patient who weighed... Read More

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Where I Need To Be

By cannew304 - I work on a large acute care pediatric unit, and have come to love my the kids, the families and my coworkers. Lately, though, an old friend of mine has been on the unit as part of her 3rd year med school surgery totation. And it has been weird for me. I know I compare myself to her, and compare... 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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Come on! Breathe!

By 2shihtzus - So Iíve been at my new job for almost 3 weeks. I wonít say that I like it. Truth be told, I hate it. I donít know anyone, so I canít be myself. I just show up and try to do my best for my patients for my shift. 90% of the time, I question whether I REALLY want to continue being a nurse. It seems... Read More

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Family Centered Care in the ICU

By RNPATL - Family Centered Care in the Intensive Care Unit Through Open Visiting Hours Copyright 2008 Written by RNPATL Nurses today have a unique challenge and opportunity to effectively balance the provisions of critical care on the acutely ill patient while also striving to meet the needs of family... Read More

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"Nancy" and Babs

By Babs0512 - On my way to work I usually got the "performance jitters" - you see, I was not the Nurse my patients saw each day, that was a role that I played; I played it well. Each shift "Nancy Nurse",my character, was efficient, intelligent, quick thinking, compassionate, organized, quick witted and... Read More

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Why nursing was for me...

By awongaemtcc - Most people grow up having a clear understanding as to what they want to be in life. It is the norm to attend high school, move on to college and pursue these goals. I, on the other hand did not have just one set goal. In elementary school, I wanted to be an engineer, because my dad said that’s... Read More

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Come On! Breathe!

By 2shihtzus - so iíve been at my new job for almost 3 weeks. i wonít say that i like it. truth be told, i hate it. i donít know anyone, so i canít be myself. i just show up and try to do my best for my patients for my shift. 90% of the time, i question whether i really want to continue being a nurse. it seems... Read More

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The Fixer

By Tele_Nurse4u - The Fixer Working in a critical care field, Cardiac IMCU, has evoked many emotions from within me: fear, excitement, determination, and frustration. Looking back only a few years ago itís amazing to me the basic things I had no clue about. I could never imagine I would understand what seems... Read More

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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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