Unemployed & Confused! - page 2

hello all! i need all your help. i am currently unemployed and have been reading up on becoming a legal nurse consultant but i still have a lot of questions. i have a bsn with 2 years med-surg... Read More

    What I find amazing, nurses who enter this career think bed-side nursing is all there is for patient interaction. For instance OR and the ER have a different type of patient interaction, then just the typical floor hospital unit. There are many different fields and opportunities with in nursing, that easily can give a person a satisfying career for the rest of your life.
  2. by   charlies
    Quote from GregRN
    It was meant to be heavy handed. The last thing a patient with an MI needs is a lecture about how they should have eaten better, gotten more exercise and visited a doctor more than once every 10 years.

    I kinda agree.

    First thing they need is o2, some morphine, maybe interventional radiology, certainly angiogram, yadda yadda yadda.

    However, I do not think that the 'last thing they need' is education. If they had gotten it beforehand, they might not be here now, and if they get it now, they might not be here again. Teaching is an important aspect of being a nurse (and by that, I mean teaching the patient).
    Last edit by charlies on Apr 1, '07 : Reason: just for kicks