Nursing Articles - page 174

The Human Spirit

by NotReady4PrimeTime - No matter the reason for admission, each of my patients has shown me a new way of looking at the world. This anecdote pays tribute to a young man who taught me much in our short acquaintance. He left...

A Lesson And Story - Human Nature At Its Best

A Lesson And Story - Human Nature At Its Best

by vadushkas_nurse - The topic of patients changing my life doesn't stir up particular stories for me. However, lessons patients have taught me and heartwarming moments shared with patients does revive memorable moments...

A Patient That Changed My Life

by Bortaz, RN - The patient that changed my life – and the lives of my entire family – is a patient that we never even met. Despite being a complete stranger whose name we never learned, this patient had an impact...

A Place Of Safety

by nightmare - A Place of Safety I have worked long term care for a long time; standing joke at work is that I am just waiting for them to offer me a free room! I always kind of assumed (yes I...

Imagine.

by nightmare - Imagine You wake up slowly, open your eyes and……where am I? Four white walls, white door, brown door…….This is not my bedroom; where is the chest of drawers inherited from granny, my...

Health Website Analysis: allnurses.com

by VickyRN - Context the web resource allnurses.com is the world's largest nursing online community, with upwards of 280,000 members and 30,000 users daily. there are 6.4 million monthly page views, 900,000...

Midas' Touch

by hollyhockstorm - Appreciate....my daughter had a hard time enunciating that word before....one word that touches a heart, tries a tear, gives a lump in the throat. As we walked from the school bus towards home, she...

I could NEVER do PICU!!

by NotReady4PrimeTime - This blog post serves as an explanation of why my career as a PICU nurse isn't something to simply survive, but an opportunity to serve the needs of a very special population of patients with love...

The Blue Gown Syndrome

by vadushkas_nurse - I am almost four years into my career as an ER nurse and now concurrently working through the obstacles known as graduate school. I am constantly being torn between two very different worlds, that of...

"Nancy" and Babs

by Babs0512 - On my way to work I usually got the "performance jitters" - you see, I was not the Nurse my patients saw each day, that was a role that I played; I played it well. Each shift "Nancy Nurse",my...

Smile even though you are crying

by travduck - I was still running from an ex-spouse who continued to stalk me. I had had to move 4 times in the last six months. Money was tight and I was a nervous wreck hold “it” together by the concerns for my...

Dear Henry

by Babs0512 - Many years ago I met Henry. He was a med surge patient of mine. A man in his 80's who was alert and spry, and love to joke with the staff. I was a new nurse, and Henry was a welcome relief...

My First Patient

by littleRNthatcould - I grew up in a family of medical professionals. Three aunts and my mother were nurses, two uncles and cousins paramedics/firefighters, my own father and grandfather Army medics. Routine dinner...

Lest We Forget

by UM Review RN - i was in the process of discharging a patient. i thanked the patient and the family for being so wonderful and helpful to the staff. it was true; the whole situation was awful for the family and they...

Nurse

by FranEMTnurse - When I was an EMT, and a CPR instructor, I always took extra classes in order to learn more. One special class was about SIDS. In this case the parents blame themselves, feeling; "If only I had"...

They Call Me The Swamp Nurse

by Nur_1996 - They call me the swamp nurse. I work with male juvenile offenders ages 14-18. In Ochopee Florida where the alligators surround us and the lost swamp boys serve their time.. A place that is safe from...

One Man

by shannonFNP - Wrinkles adorned his face in all the right places that a man aged to his 70's should have. He didn't smile now, but lines around his mouth were indicative that he laughed in life up until this...

Learning a Life Lesson, The Hard Way

Learning a Life Lesson, The Hard Way

by vadushkas_nurse - I started out full time as a new grad in the ER department and casually on a nephrology unit. The completion of a long time goal was finally there and I was awe struck, contemplating what my next...

Family Centered Care in the ICU Through Open Visiting Hours

Family Centered Care in the ICU Through Open Visiting Hours

by RNPATL - Nurses today have a unique challenge and opportunity to effectively balance the provisions of critical care on the acutely ill patient while also striving to meet the needs of family members impacted...

Come on! Breathe!

by 2shihtzus - So I've been at my new job for almost 3 weeks. I won't say that I like it. Truth be told, I hate it. I don't know anyone, so I can't be myself. I just show up and try to do my best for my patients...


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