Nursing Articles - page 150

Defining Delegation: Managing Others

Defining Delegation: Managing Others

by classicdame - Every nurse is a manager. Nurses manage patient care, their own time and each other. Managing others is called "delegation" and is defined by the Nurse Practice Act of the state in which the nurse...

Reasons to be a Nurse

Reasons to be a Nurse

by corne - People have different reasons why they choose to become a Nurse. Some people see it as a tool to go to other countries. Some people uses it as a preparatory course for medicine, while others take it...

Pediatric Burn Case

by sanctuary - As a student nurse, I was assigned an 18 month old burned boy. My instructor thought that the extra care and attention might be helpful to getting fluids and the like into him. This was in the 60's...

The Path

by End Game RN - The Path of smoke and ashes It was the end of Nurses' week 2007; I had just parked in the North garage and was heading toward the hospital. I walked down the short set of stairs leading to the...

Taking the person but leaving the body behind

by HeartsOpenWide - My grandfather was a brilliant man. Many children may say that they want to be a firefighter or an astronaut when they grow up, but not very many of them live up to their young statements. My...

Diversions

by NurseKymba - Have you ever had a coworker die on you? Yes, really die while at work with you? I have, more than once. Each and every one of them stayed dead despite our best efforts - until today. Once or...

Art of Nursing

by NurseKymba - Nurses are old and young, tall and short, skinny and wide. We come from all walks of life. Some choose to enter the nursing profession for job security, others to help those around them. Throughout...

Putting A Face On Mental Illness: A Personal Story

by Bugaloo - I was just a baby when my mother's little brother, Bob, tried to take his own life. He was 18. My grandpa was the one who found him, lying unconscious in a haze of exhaust and carbon monoxide. He...

Patient Teaching Guide: Coumadin Therapy

by Bugaloo - This is an informational guide that I created for patients who are presently on Coumadin or expected to be on Coumadin upon discharge. It is in article form because it was a freelance article that I...

Helpful Hints: Female Patient Urinary Catheter Insertion

Helpful Hints: Female Patient Urinary Catheter Insertion

by Hellllllo Nurse - With some female patients, insertion of a urinary catheter can be difficult. The level of difficulty can be increased due to variations in anatomy, or swelling related to medical procedures or...

Do you recognize abusive behavior in your unit?

Do you recognize abusive behavior in your unit?

by cmo421 - I am sure all reading are thinking that they would never tolerate any such behavior. But do you? Think of the unconscious post op that comes in with bizarre tattoos or piercings. Remember that...

Beginings and Endings

Beginings and Endings

by End Game RN - Throughout my career I have supported and counseled families facing the prospect of losing someone they love or whose family member is facing permanent disability and loss of independence. This is my...

War Veterans...

by psalm - In my five years as a registered nurse I have met many interesting patients. Some occupy my memory because of their convoluted medical histories and diagnoses; some because of their positive...

Changes in Healthcare and How it Affects Nurses

Changes in Healthcare and How it Affects Nurses

by Bugaloo - It is ironic that I wrote about my feelings concerning the changes in health care and the affect that it is having on nurses, and then logged in for my daily dose of Allnurses and there are two...

Saying Goodbye

by walk6miles - SAYING GOODBYE I don’t know about you, but I never spent much time worrying about losing my family members; I just went happily about my business, trusting that they would always be there. I had one...

Suicide

by NurseKymba - During my illness, I received word that my Great Auntie had died. In the next sentence I learned she had taken her own life. She did this the week before her husband's scheduled memorial service. ...

I Don't Know Nothin' 'Bout Birthin' No Babies

by Ms Kylee - My very pregnant sister in law called me one day and said "I'm being induced on October 15. I'd like it if you'd be there since you keep talking about going to Nursing School." I hesitated. I...

Going into Nursing... and the Proverbial Kick in the Butt that got me started

by Ms Kylee - I've wanted to be a nurse since I was five years old. On my first day of Kindergarten, I announced at the dinner table that I wanted to be a Nurse when I grew up. I continued along the path until...

We are Nurses

by hellerd2003 - I always assumed, as a new nurse, that after a year or so, I’d know it all. There are some things for which school prepares you. How to spike an IV bag, how to administer standard medications as...

The Phone Call from Beyond

by Hellllllo Nurse - Strange, but true story: About twelve years ago, I was working nights as an LPN at an inpatient hospice unit. It was a quiet night. I was sitting in a patient's room with the patient and her...


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