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My First Code
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My First Code

I hadn't been a nurse for very long, but I was asked to team lead, do charge and supervise nursing students. "Don't worry," I was told. "These are our students, so...

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Those Darn Nursing Caps: "It fell right intO the middle of it!"
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Those Darn Nursing Caps: "It fell right intO the middle of it!"

They came in all sorts of shapes based on the school you were attending at the time. Some were like cupcake holders, fluted all around, others like wings, sticking...

You Can't Be Naked in the Hall
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You Can't Be Naked in the Hall

Now, I barely blink when my report sheet has ten names on it, and I've embraced the slower pace of life here. It seems that a lot of my favourite moments on the...

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Marvin the Painted Lady
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Marvin the Painted Lady

Our local pharmacy supplied all of our residents with their medication and the pharmacist was a grouchy man, who hated anything to do with our nursing home. The...

A First Assessment
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A First Assessment

Many of the lessons to be learned really take time, but then there are the simple lessons, as well. To me, these are the ones that seem to stand out. Let me tell...

Tips for Geriatric and LTC Nursing
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Tips for Geriatric and LTC Nursing

It is as if being a nurse is an admirable thing that one should be proud of unless you are a LTC nurse, in which case, you are not a "real nurse" because you don't...

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Candid Camera
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Candid Camera

When one of the patients came in for his appointment I went downstairs to greet him and introduce myself. He smiled and hurriedly put out his "roll you're your own"...

My Husband's Challenging Post-op
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My Husband's Challenging Post-op

My husband had become a disabled veteran after spending some time deployed to Saudi Arabia during his tenure in the United States Air Force. One summer, while...

JAWS - Medical breakthrough?
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JAWS - Medical breakthrough?

The House Supervisor that night was a good friend to all of us. She was a wonderful, spirited nurse who went out of her way to be helpful to us all, and had a great...

Doctor Loses Pants
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Doctor Loses Pants

He loved delivering babies as well as caring for the old. Most of his deliveries were smooth, quiet, and usually uneventful (except for the expected event of...

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OB Nurse in the Old Days, Lord, Take Me Now
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OB Nurse in the Old Days, Lord, Take Me Now

Without another thought I was thrown into the mix. Deliveries, I had help with but the normal day to day stuff I quickly learned on my own. In those days we not...

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The Bee Keeper - A Funny Nursing Story
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The Bee Keeper - A Funny Nursing Story

So, one day my manager gave me the choice... go home or go to the ER and help them out. She assured me that I would just stock shelves and help out the nurses and...

There Is Alot Of Fertilizer In Some Cardiac  Patients
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There Is Alot Of Fertilizer In Some Cardiac Patients

Well this one gentleman with the post open heart was feeling nauseated and in pain as well and I medicated him but the nausea was not getting better. Doc on call...

The Voice of God
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The Voice of God

This man was usually compliant and oriented during the day but nighttime was a different story. But at least he was "pleasantly confused". As in, if he pulled out...

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Autopsy: Get Your Front Row Seats!
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Autopsy: Get Your Front Row Seats!

I was a second courser back then when I took up nursing. I didn't take any special shortened course or curriculum, so I was mixed with first coursers and some other...

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White Lady
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White Lady

It occurred while I was on a night shift (10pm-6am). I was the charge nurse then so I was the one making rounds to check and monitor the patients even while asleep....

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Cherry Chapstick
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Cherry Chapstick

One day an order came down from the inpatient unit for an EEG on a 40-something year old man. I got my supplies and machine and headed upstairs as the patient's...

The Little Old Lady
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The Little Old Lady

I was doing the usual end of shift vitals when I walked past what had been an empty room all day. In the room chair sat a very petite lady looking very lost and...

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