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Tales from the ICF: Ed-EEEEEEEE!

by VivaLasViejas - Since so many of you have enjoyed my nursing-home stories, I thought I'd offer character studies of some of the more colorful "characters" I've had the privilege of caring for over the years. This...

My Patient, Mr. Stud Muffin

by Hope4us - He was not bad looking, a little over average height. He had dark hair and though it wasn't thick and wavy or anything like that, it was nice - thicker than most men and brown. He had brown hair and...

Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) Recertification

by VickyRN - the cne credential must be renewed after five years. to apply for recertification, the applicant may choose one of two options: option 1: option 2: during the 5-year period of...

I Dont Remember His Name

by rjglbws - I was into my fourth month as a labor and delivery nurse when I received report on a patient who was diagnosed with a term intrauterine fetal demise. She had only stopped feeling the baby move...

In the Presence of an Angel

by hartmom - In the Presence of an Angel As a nursing student we have a short time to make a lasting impression on our patients. Each time I enter a patient's room I am somewhat nervous because I...

The Ultimate Question, Why?

by craziechiq - The question of WHY??? has consumed me from the very beginning when I chose nursing to be my major/future profession. The main question being, why in the world did I put myself through all this...

Treating Angels Instead

by rissajacintorn - Treating Angels Instead Sometime as we walk along this beautiful journey called life, we are destined to face different kinds of situation. Whether good or bad, no one can discern...

I wish I were blind

by Julie Reyes - He was huge, from the floor up and side to side. he walked down the hallway, never looking up, never acknowledging our presence. as he walked past the nurses' station he stared at his shoes. icky...

“They’re all liars.” Are they really?

“They’re all liars.” Are they really?

by burnbabyburn - I was sitting at the Nurse’s station trying to avoid expending any energy when the Triage nurse came in and interrupted my reverie. “You know, I think this woman is lying to me.” She was actually...

Effective PowerPoint Presentations

Effective PowerPoint Presentations

by VickyRN - The presenter mechanically clicks through an insufferable number of slides during the longest 90 minutes of your life, reading each slide in a nasal monotone voice. To add insult to injury, each...

A Perfect Ending to a Perfect Day

A Perfect Ending to a Perfect Day

by b a nurse - I finished with my clean up and comfort cares, I then returned my attention directly to my patient. Her labored breathing echoed low and dark as it resonated down the hall. Her skin was the color of...

Risk for Diabetes in Relation to Obesity or Being Overweight

by Angela0486 - the main focus of this article is diabetes education. the purpose is to point out how obesity or being overweight can predispose one to diabetes. also, the nursing profession as a whole plays a great...

Contact Precautions: You should know them forwards and backwards

Contact Precautions: You should know them forwards and backwards

by david.cummiskey - One thing you are going to want to have down pat, is your contact precautions! Not only the PPE you should have on for each type of disease, but also what order to PPE off, what the patient should...

Do We Really Understand Each Other?

Do We Really Understand Each Other?

by rodgerssm - We all have those times when we feel like we are being singled out. But have you experienced a time when you had to eat your words or rather your mean thoughts about another person. Read about a...

The Archaeology of Personality

The Archaeology of Personality

by TrishJK - Renee lies in bed all day; refusing to come out to play at being 'good' the way They say she should. Marg'ret likes to scream and shout - she really throws her weight about ...

The Day My Bucket List Changed

by nslpriv - The day was February 21, 2003, a blustery, cold and overcast day. I was working a flight shift on this particular day with my brother who was a paramedic for the air medical program. We flew many...

Does God Make Mistakes?

Does God Make Mistakes?

by Julie Reyes - I ran my fingers through his beautiful wavy hair. 3 years old next week! Wow, who would have thought! I looked to his face. Those eyelashes were longer than any I have ever seen. I swear I could feel...

Clinical Day 1: Discoveries

by SarahLeeRN - "No, hon, you're not going to want that. Those are old. You're going to want these," said the nurse, pointing at a rack full of thick binders on the side of the desk. Bewildered, I put the first...

Destiny Forward - A Patient Lost, a Future Gained

by Tait - The Patient Diagnosis: Small Bowel Obstruction Age: 55 Gender: Male That was all I knew of the most influential patient in my nursing career, now and forever, that early day of my first...

Elders Say the Darnedest Things!

by VivaLasViejas - As anyone who's ever worked with the elderly knows, every care facility has its "characters": the curmudgeon, the hothouse flower, the Church Lady. And the best-kept secret in the business is the...


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