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In My Prayers
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In My Prayers

We do the best for our patients and then we don't try not to take the job home or let it bother us. But I give credit for those floor nurses who are busy taking...

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Did You Hear Me?
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Did You Hear Me?

To the man that presented to me dead on arrival. We intubated you, gave you 3 rounds of epi, followed by 3 rounds of atropine, continued cpr and the whole time you...

Patients Who Changed Our Lives, Good Or Bad
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Patients Who Changed Our Lives, Good Or Bad

Her mother and her sister had to leave the country for the much needed medical attention for her sister's leg (open comminuted multiple fracture on her right lower...

Bruce and Ethel: Real Spirit Of The Human Being
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Bruce and Ethel: Real Spirit Of The Human Being

Many years ago I worked in a CCU, before many of the sophisticated machines, medications and treatments we now use daily were available. We knew we were progressive...

A Path of Learning
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A Path of Learning

Over 30 years ago, I was a young 'float' RN doing morning Team Leader rounds in the Post Partum unit. I had just left a four-bed ward on my way to the next...

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It'll be Alright. God's with them.
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It'll be Alright. God's with them.

About 2 years ago I was working in an local CCU in Baltimore. This was a very dark time in my life. My 23 year marriage had broken up over a cheating husband. I had...

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Midas' Touch
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Midas' Touch

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...

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The Human Spirit
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The Human Spirit

There have been many patients over the years who have taught me something, about nursing, about critical care, about myself, about the human spirit. Each one has...

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This Is Intensive Medical Care!
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This Is Intensive Medical Care!

You get report on your two patients (rushing through the assessment as quickly as possible) and just as you go into the empty room assigned to your third patient,...

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Where I Need To Be
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Where I Need To Be

I know I compare myself to her, and compare our roles in the healthcare system. I sometimes feel like she sees medicine as being superior to nursing, but maybe it's...

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My First Love Was Writing.
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My First Love Was Writing.

Looking back, I think the reason for this was that growing up in a big family, and I being the 7th, with all my other siblings older and their ages closer to each...

One Patient that changed my life
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One Patient that changed my life

I was new to the floor, and greener than the hunter scrubs I wore. I had been warned in report that she was very uncooperative, and to expect being tossed from the...

Reflections of a New Grad
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Reflections of a New Grad

A few months into the program, I realized.....that *I* was not going to make it through this alone. I read a lot of books. Stayed up lots of nights. Tried to make...

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A Nursing Experience That Had A Great Impact On Me
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A Nursing Experience That Had A Great Impact On Me

Two years ago, we had this clinical rotation in the intensive care department of our local hospital. We were assigned to our patients for two weeks. There was this...

The Chick Project
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The Chick Project

The Deformed Chick This morning I was feeling a bit overwhelmed by something I haven't realized yet. I went to the kitchen to lock the door, when my attention...

A Lesson And Story - Human Nature At Its Best
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A Lesson And Story - Human Nature At Its Best

VALUABLE LESSON LEARNED FROM PATIENTS I have learned over time how important it is to actually LISTEN to patients and their closely tied visitors. It is these...

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Lest We Forget
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Lest We Forget

Later in the shift I had to discharge a patient who was very difficult to care for. The patient was very demanding, very miserable and made sure that we all knew...

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Nurse
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Nurse

A nurse named Florence Nightengale, worked in a hospital where tuberculosis ran rampant. Nothing the medical professionals did solved the excalating number of...

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