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Be a Nurse

By EMTP2RN2007 - Before I ever thought about going to nursing school, I was a paramedic. Paramedics are taught suppress their emotions at all costs. Emotions take time and time is a luxury when one has a maximum of 15 minutes on scene time to stabilize a patient and rush them to the hospital. The "golden hour"... Read More

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Every life has a purpose.....

By Finallyat40 - Every Life Has A Purpose…. January 23, 2007 is a day that I hope that I never forget. It was a normal workday for me, a Sunday, which is usually much quieter on our NICU unit than weekdays. When I arrived that morning, the assignment given to me was a gravely ill little girl. Her name was... Read More

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The Passing of "Mrs. Jones" and How She Changed My Life

By skwlpn - In our facility, "Mrs. Jones" (not her real name of course) was what we called a "needy" resident. She was completely bed bound and constantly in need of something. We used to joke that her call light would one day catch fire from constant use. Usually her needs were very simple. In a 10 minute... Read More

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On the edge of insanity

By docpsychrn42 - "what are you doing! get off her!" the aide was straddling the patient on the floor with a tee shirt on the patients neck. i had just came back from break and seen the aide just sitting there on top of this female patient. "she just cut her neck with a broken light bulb!" said the aide. i told... Read More

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A Patient Who Changed My Life

By pn77 - I am lucky to have been accepted to an LPN program in an accredited school and am in my third week. Having had a Home Health Aide with a certificate from American Red Cross, I worked with the elderly in their homes and Assisted Living facilities and I loved it. For 5 years I had a lovely client... Read More

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Lives Forever Changed Ė I am Glad!

By greenergrass - So many patients effect our nursing practice, but this one will stay with me forever. Tom was 35 years old when he got sick. A strong police officer, Tom never expected to be diagnosed with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia. One day he was on the SWAT Team, breaking down doors, gun in hand, fighting... Read More

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Through a different set of eyes...How a patient changed me.

By sunnynikko - The day a patient changed my life was the day my Dad became one. It was a week before Christmas when he had an unexpected accident at home, and my twin sister had found him on the garage floor. He had fallen out of the 12 foot ceiling and onto the cement floor. He was trying to get the... Read More

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A Patient who Changed my Life

By WildcatFanRN - He Just Wanted Someone to Listen We have all been there. You are in the middle of your morning medication pass, and it actually looks like you might actually get off work on time when it happens. You go in to give medicine to Mr. X. and bam, you end up behind. Why, you ask, when... Read More

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Patients who have changed our lives good or bad

By ociusmedinfo - Patients who have changed our lives good or bad. This happened to me before I finished nursing school. It was written at the end of 2007. This part of the year always causes me to pause and take stock of where I am, where Iíve been, and what I hope for the future. I donít know what it is... Read More

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Brave little soldier boy.......

By NurseAlwaysNForever - When becoming a hospice nurse I was asked several questions. The toughest was how I would deal with the death of a child. I didn't quite know how to answer the question. I wanted the job, but couldn't imagine accepting a child's death. My answer was nothing short of the plain simple truth. ... Read More

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I, Patient

By chlyxenne - she has been lying on her bed. a pleasant lady, determined to keep her baby for the next 14 weeks, full of hope and faith, so much love to give for the new life in her womb. her husband would come in at dawn, try to get some sleep on the couch while keeping her company, leave after making sure his... Read More

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The First Patient I Cared For

By al7139 - In 2003, my parents moved from Maryland to New Jersey. They were looking forward to the move. They were right across the river from NYC, my mother had accepted a great job, and they were excited about being able to go to the Broadway shows, dine out, etc. My father was a retired Air Force Major,... Read More

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The Human Touch

By love to dive - Once in a while a patient will say something that makes me stop in my tracks and re-examine what Iím doing as a nurse. This man was in bad shape; his main problem was polycythemia vera. He had had both legs amputated above the knee, and was rather non-compliant about his care. Part of the... Read More

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"Patients who have changed our lives, good or bad"

By coffee_aroma - Hi! I just wanted to share my part about nurses world. I am convinced that ICU, CCU, OR, etc... are the ones who's more on the spotlight for all nurses. That is why I got my first work as an OR nurse, but that was before...Now, as I applied in another hospital, I was shocked that they assigned me... Read More

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The Tip

By limestone - I met Mrs. Z. late in my first year as a student nurse in 1969. I was “in training” at a large children’s hospital and Mrs. Z., originally from Eastern Europe, was my first patient on my Adult rotation at the nearby general hospital. On that Monday morning I walked onto Public Medicine, proud... Read More

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A Loving Pair

By Dragonfair - A Loving Pair Having been a nurse of some type over the last 30 years. I have had many patients who have endeared my heart to further my education in nursing. I have two particular patients to whom I owe my education in life and nursing. The first patient was a woman who had worked hard her... Read More

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On Death And Dying

By mayagoose - On Death and Dying It was not long into my nursing career before I experienced the first death of a patient assigned to me. I was working on a telemetry unit and went in to assess the lung sounds of my patient who was on bedrest. I asked him if he could roll onto his side so that I could put... Read More

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They Changed My Life With Exercise

By PiaLove - Rita was one of my favorite homecare patients: not too difficult, always kept her scheduled time and definitely was in need of my assistance. She was well over seventy years old,cognitively challenged, and was not the patient I would expect to be overly excited! She was dependently independent (... Read More


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