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Halloween Humor

By NurseAlwaysNForever - Halloween has always been a fun holiday for me. I used to love to get dressed up and trick or treat. As a new nurse I decided to dress up for Halloween, both for my enjoyment and to entertain my patients. I thought it would be a wonderful way to spend the day with my patients and bring some of the Halloween festivities to them. We had plans for children to visit the long term care facility I worked at and we were going to hand out... Read More


Welcome to my Psychiatric and Psychosocial Nursing Blog

By Thunderwolf - Hello to everyone! Thanks for checking out my blog on psychiatric nursing. I do hope that many find it helpful. As a current medical/med surg nurse, one gets to realize very quickly that nursing care of the psychiatric patient truly has no walls and is not limited to the psych floor or unit. In my blog, I hope to share some topics of interest as well as information to broaden one's own knowledge base as a nurse. Also at times, I will... Read More


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 reason I quit nursing so many years ago, even though I knew it was my DESTINY. The day started EARLY (at least it was early for a 19 year... Read More


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 idea at this point how I was going to be bringing the work home with me. One dark and foggy morning in December... a funny thing happened on... Read More


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 been in a hospital in her life, and her sixteen relatives who occupied the room throughout her entire stay. The 22-year-old frequent flyer who... Read More


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 quick peek into several reveal that they are written in English and the information is not all Greek! These are my study guides for the... Read More


Litigious Areas of Nursing and the Nurse's Liability

By sirI - the areas of nursing most vulnerable today are 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 highly litigious areas. of course, the advanced practice nurse (apn) other than crna and cnm are subject to increased litigation, but the latter two more so. and, the neonatal nurse... Read More


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 speak of. She had been married to one man, her entire life. His name was Chuck, however, she rarely spoke of Chuck or acknowledged his... Read More


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 knock myself half-senseless when my forehead got there a split second before the rest of me. I once even lost my balance in an outhouse and... Read More


Night Nurse III: Slip-Slidin' Awaaaaaaay

By VivaLasViejas - Here's another Night Nurse story, if you want it. Actually, this tale begins in the early evening: a time of day when hospital life starts to wind down and all the doctors, therapists, families, and administrators head for the exits. It was a time of day when we could usually take a short break before the HS festivities ensued, with the typical flurry of toileting, meds, and wound treatments. Unfortunately for us night nurses, it... Read More


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 had me observe their role. this was going to be my first time going solo for a cardioversion. i was double checking equipment and... Read More


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. No problem. Then I hear from one of the ER techs that its crazy down there and some guy is threatening to shoot his wife and there are... Read More


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, getting/keeping breastfeeding going well, showing new, tired, overwhelmed parents how to care for their baby, making sure said new baby stays well,... Read More


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 countless hours pouring over a medical record (one of merit) searching for the commonality that links the 4 parts of the medical malpractice... Read More


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 wouldn’t live to see me born. He died in 1990, when I was eighteen and a half years old. Six months after Pa-Paw’s death, I went to... Read More


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 APN, I would never consider practicing without it. But, that is yet another topic.....;) In saying the above, it stands to reason that... Read More


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 woman was a "direct admit", which means that she is coming from the doctor's office thus bypassing the ER. A little while later someone... Read More


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. He was an elderly man with an elderly wife who had been taking care of this gentleman for years. She had his meds down in her own personal... Read More