I'd like this area to focus on back in time when we worked as nurses. Of interest are unusual nursing situations.
I don't know about you but I have been a nurse for over 30 years and although nursing has changed in that time, I have always felt like a real nurse.
Nursing is cylical, like many things. I have seen things come and go. RN's at the bedside and then not. Starting IV's and than an IV team and than back again. As long as I have been my patient's(or client's) advocate and taken care of the individual and in many cases, the family, than I have done my job and have a been a real nurse.
Have a great day
Last edit by DBHRN on Jun 10, '07
: Reason: misspellings
I, also am a disabled nurse who can no longer work, but have found my niche as a volunteer Hospice caretaker in a small hospice house. They have four hour shifts and two residents. This is a God sent place for me, for I missed my full time nursing work so much. I was Charge nurse 3-11Pm on a Dementia and Alzheimer unit and loved every one of my patients.
I have also been working sporatically on a short story of events and humorous happenings when I was at work.
In order to keep from being depressed this is the way to go, I think.
Of course, someone will have to monitor my spelling 24-7.
There is so much knowledge to share that it would be great if we did so with the new grads, for it can be so easy to "slip" today, for we are stretched to the limit some days.
macspuds:spin: :spin: :spin:
Last edit by macspuds on Jun 11, '07
: Reason: one, at least spelling error