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Oscar The Octopus

By Babs0512 - One fine evening I lived what was to become one of my favorite humorous stories, I'd like to share it with you. I was a fairly new nurse, I had been working approximately 6 months. One evening I listened to report and then set about visiting and assessing my patients. As I came out of the... Read More

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The Male DR Nurse

By phatreecio - Being an intern is a challenging experience. We have to rotate unto several wards and sections in order to be able to fully appreciate all the fields of the Nursing profession. And what really was very upsetting on my end was being assigned at the delivery room. Well, I'm a male and sometimes,... Read More

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New Supervisory Why?

By Lindsey McGraw - After returning to school, becoming an R.N. I decided to dabble in the world of supervisory. Quickly I found it is a trickle down affect starting with the D.O.N. and I am third on the pile. Basically on the 3-11 shift I am the only one left in charge to handle emergencies, family concerns, and... Read More

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What's That Smell?

By growing777 - I work as an RN in a busy Pediatric ICU. We take care of all kinds of patients, ranging from tiny babies to bulky teens. Several years back, I was assigned a little baby girl who had chronic diarrhea and failure to thrive due to a congenital defect that left her with no intestinal villi. Every hour... Read More

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Baby Who?

By Lindsey McGraw - One evening during an eight hour shift at my place of employment, a local nursing home, sounds of a resident yelling "help, help!" and "come quick!" followed by a commotion broke the silence. Staff on duty reacted promptly running towards the room where the sound was coming from---no one ever knew... Read More

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Sometimes, I'm Such a Moron!

By interleukin - We usually post a sign at the head of the bed if a patient has a nickname. Someone had done so for my patient, Mrs. B. Her nickname was, "Littlefoot". "Very cool," I thought to myself. "Someone with American Indian bloodline." Mrs. B. was intubated because of a stroke. She was one of two... Read More

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Patches

By gsu8696 - When you've worked in hospice as long as I have, there really isn't too much that a patient can do or say that surprises you. Most of the time, anyway. Pain management is a very tedious part of the hospice nurses' lives. It takes a lot of time to titrate medications, figure out which adjuvant... Read More

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Nursing Home Follies

By gsu8696 - Working in a nursing home has never been something I was thrilled about doing. It was just never a place I wanted to practice nursing. But a friend of mine was DON of a nursing facility. She and I had worked several jobs together, sometimes she worked for me, sometimes I worked for her. I obviously... Read More

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The Art of the Snappy Comeback or How to Render a Teenager Speechless

By NotReady4PrimeTime - I knew even before I walked onto the unit that it was going to one of those nights. The looks on my coworkers' faces when they saw my assignment told me more than I wanted to know. Why me? I wondered, but I already knew why. As the mother of three adults including a daughter who wrote the book on... Read More

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Nursing Student Days

By tropanium - I was a very naughty student during my nursing college days. Does not follow the appropriate uniform at times,Always arrives late during our scheduled clinical rotations, does not listen to endorsements and sometimes instead of giving appropriate quality nursing care i'll end up spending my duty... Read More

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Tommy

By Lindsey McGraw - Driving to work one day I was thinking to myself, "oh well another day, another dollar, going to work with the old folks." Reporting to my place of employment for my usual 3-11 shift when I stepped off the elevator, I was greeted by a new resident who was sitting in a wheelchair by the door. He... Read More

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Security Guard with the Mostest (or How to Entertain a Little Old Lady)

By Ruby Vee - i was working in ccu, taking care of an elderly woman with a fresh mi. it might have been that the moon was full, but i can't say for sure. that was the night the patient took off from the medical floor where he was de-toxing from the combination of alcohol and pain killers that made the police... Read More

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Restorative Dining

By Lindsey McGraw - A concept has been put in place called Restorative Dining which is a practice to bring residents together in a social setting, resembling a restaurant, with the idea of enhancing the dining experience, and giving some a time for socializing with other residents. A syndrome called "Failure to... Read More

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Posterior View

By middypiegirl - Nursing School is so fun. You are provided so many opportunities to hold back gags, laughter, vomit, "eww something stinks faces", the list goes on and on. Also, you get the chance to see things you never, never dreamed you would have the opportunity to witness in person. Ever. In your life. ... Read More

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"That Crazy Old Lady Did It!"

By Ruby Vee - When I started my first nursing job in the late 1970s, I was the very first BSN graduate hired at that hospital. They had their own School of Nursing, you see, a diploma school, and they pretty much exclusively hired their own graduates. I’m not sure WHY I thought it would be a good idea to work... Read More

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The Case of the Missing Spoon

By gsu8696 - The evening shift at the hospital, especially on the oncology unit was one of the most enjoyable, interesting and unforgettable jobs I've ever had, even though I probably didn't think so at the time. This particular evening started off like most others, busy and unpredictable. As charge nurse... Read More

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Death Deny-ing Acts

By gsu8696 - Most of us never forget our first experience with a patientís death. It usually makes a fairly intense impact on us as new nurses. I even remember the room number of the patient who initiated me with this aspect of nursing. I also remember that my fellow nurses were very supportive in providing me... Read More

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Those are her breasts.....

By BSN_after_40 - As most of us did, I started my nursing career as a CNA in a long term care facility. It was great experience and I really got my feet wet by following some great nurses around and pitching in where ever I could. But let's not forget the CNA's; they really work hard and do a great job keeping... Read More


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