Nursing Articles - page 172

Every life has a purpose.....

Every life has a purpose.....

by Finallyat40 - 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...

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...

On the edge of insanity

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...

Patients who have changed our lives, good or bad.

Patients who have changed our lives, good or bad.

by coffee_aroma - 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...

My First Patient

My First Patient

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...

A Loving Pair: Patients Whom Made My Nursing Career Grow

A Loving Pair: Patients Whom Made My Nursing Career Grow

by Dragonfair - We deal with so many patients throughout our careers, yet there are some that just stay with us for various reasons. Here are the stories behind two special patients who really made an impact on me...

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...

They Changed My Life With Exercise

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...

What I Love About My Job

What I Love About My Job

by amcgraw - As nurses, we have the privilege of walking alongside patients as they are going through challenges in their lives. We should always remember that they have another life outside the hospital. We...

Patients Who Have Changed My Life

by Jessiedog - Tammy. A Ray of Sunlight. I am a paediatric nurse, and a patient that comes to mind who had a huge impact on me is a little girl called Tamara. She was 9 when she died, and I nursed her for the...

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...

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...

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...

Lives Forever Changed - 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...

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....

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...

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...

What We Do Not Learn In School

by the_alchemist - It was as if the universe conspired to get me working on my dream job after going through a huge deal of drama. Since "Girl, Interrupted" I knew that I'd like to be in a mental health facility (to...

The Patient I Failed

The Patient I Failed

by nerdtonurse? - I met her one Tuesday night, and spent that night pouring Jevity into her tube, only to suction it back out. Her legs were cool and mottled, her bowel sounds were non-existent, and her blue eyes...

Rocking Camille

by vernix - Stepping into my clogs and starting my shift in Labor and Delivery always brings a sense of anticipation to my heart. Nearly two decades have passed and I am still excited to assist with the birth...


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