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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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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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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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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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