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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...

Drool Nurse & the Lesson He learned
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Drool Nurse & the Lesson He learned

I'm just an average student when it comes to the theoretical part, but I rock in the actual clinical application. I prefer going to and fro rather than just sitting...

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Inserting Urinary Catheters: Oh Funny Nursing Story
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Inserting Urinary Catheters: Oh Funny Nursing Story

After rounding up a list of patients who needed catheters inserted from the staff nurses, our instructor found one elderly gentlemen who willingly consented for a...

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My Funny Experience Gaining Experience - SOAP SUDS
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My Funny Experience Gaining Experience - SOAP SUDS

Opportunities to practice skills often came in waves with proclaimed "learning opportunity" attached to tasks that others didn't want to do. I was ok with this...

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Adam's Apples (An unforgettable clinical experience)
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Adam's Apples (An unforgettable clinical experience)

I love working with adolescent patients. Somehow, I see myself in several of them, being rebellious because mom won't allow me to sleep over at a friend's house, or...

The Vaudeville Suturing Experience
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The Vaudeville Suturing Experience

I normally worked critical care but would occasionally work in the ER if it was busy. On this evening we got a call that an ambulance was bringing in yet another...

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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What We Do Not Learn In School
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What We Do Not Learn In School

In a place surrounded by numerous rules on patient confidentiality, I can't help but share the story of one patient which might get some people to their senses. Let...

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That Locked Door!
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That Locked Door!

Stating my home schedule conflicting with an orientation schedule, I was happily surprised by the head nurse's offer to speak with administration about a "creative...

The Hair Not There
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The Hair Not There

As she speaks, I study the child, who looks simply pitiful. Yes, his eyes are a little hollow looking and complexion a wee pallid. Vital signs not outside of a...

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Misadventure in The Hospital of Infectious Diseases
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Misadventure in The Hospital of Infectious Diseases

Misadventure in The Hospital of Infectious Diseases. If I remember correctly, this government-owned charity institution I was in had more than 10...

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The Phone Call from Beyond
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The Phone Call from Beyond

About twelve years ago, I was working nights as an LPN at an inpatient hospice unit. It was a quiet night. I was sitting in a patient's room with the patient and...

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