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- May 21, '11 by myk_RNIf I have time and whenever I can, I always make an effort to push my patients by wheelchair out into the front door when they get discharged. I'm talking about patients that I've taken care of for a few days and have come to know. I like seeing patients going home in a much better condition than when they came in.
- Jun 17, '11 by CristinaSNI'm a student and last semester I was caring for a terminal cancer pt. on reverse isolation. She was the sweetest woman who was always cracking jokes. I spent a lot of time with her those 2 days bathing her, giving meds/assisting with transfusions and chatting about her life. At the end of my shift the last day of rotation I went out of my way to order her underwear from supply, (she had been waiting for awhile and no seemed to find the time...anyways I brought them to her and, thanked her for allowing me to care for her. She cried and thanked me for being there for her. The next week a fellow student told me she passed away during her shift. I will never forget her. Those moments make all the BS worth it. Do the little things for your pts and you would be surprised what a difference an apple juice vs caranberry makes!
- Jun 17, '11 by nola1202Quote from hopefulwhoopI totally relate, I saw the topic and thought to myself "going home...sleep."I just got off an AWFUL shift, so my answer is... NOTHING. Nursing is making me hate people.
but reading this thread has made me feel better about goin back tomorrow.
- Jun 28, '11 by msgirl68Agree with you. No one congratulated me or supported me when some ghetto character started their verbal abuse tirade on me. I should have called the ER cop then sued.
- Jul 6, '11 by rhenmag9Seeing their faces improving every single day, from frowning to smiling and full recovery, and for hearing them saying thank you for taking care of me,with a touch of hand..and their laughter whenever I had the chance to crack a joke .that's heart melting:heartbeat.... Love my job.. I love being a Nurse..
- Jul 8, '11 by IdrilRNmaking a difference in someones life.
Doing things for people they can't do themselves.
Being part of the club.
Treats around the holidays, especially the ginormouse box of chocolates labled for each shift.
Sometimes wearing stylish pajama's to work.
Wearing white before Mem day and after labor day.
the comfortable shoes.
On the clothing issue, Wearing purple, yellow or bright green pants and not being looked at funny.
It's a great career, and no not every day will be perfect, but even during my worst days I always try to think of something good that happened.