Bugaloo's Nursing Blog

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Nursing: Taking Back Our Power

I am not a positive person by nature. Unlike naturally positive people, I have to work at it. I want to be positive. I feel better when I am positive, but sometimes the negative bug bites me and...

Tips On How To Be An Extraordinary Med-Surg Nurse

What are the advantages of being a Med-Surg nurse? Med-Surg nurses develop a broad knowledge base of many different medical diseases and conditions. They are able to execute excellent patient...

Changes in Healthcare and How it Affects Nurses

For two years, I have struggled with accepting the fact that health care is rapidly changing, and along with it, the way we perform nursing care. A common thread here on allnurses is the growing...

Patient Teaching Guide: Coumadin Therapy

This is an informational guide that I created for patients who are presently on Coumadin or expected to be on Coumadin upon discharge. It is in article form because it was a freelance article that I...

What Being a Nurse Has Taught Me

I have been a nurse for 14 years and over the years I have learned many things. I have learned that there are days when 12 hours feels like 24 hours. I have learned that it is okay to cry because you...

What Graduate Nurses Need To Know About Nursing

My co-workers and I were sitting at the nurse's station the other morning after a rough 12-hour shift. It was the first time we had sat for longer than 10 minutes all night long. We were sleepy,...

Tips for Nurses: Dealing with annoying coworkers

For me, the hardest type of nurse to deal with is a "free" charge who sits at the desk, reading, talking or knitting while her coworkers run around like chickens with their heads cut off. Not only...

Putting A Face On Mental Illness: A Personal Story

As I grew up, my brothers and I spent a lot of time with uncle Bob. He was fun to be around. He would strum a song for us on his guitar, making the words up as he went along. He also was a gifted...

The Patients You Will Never Forget

Over the years, I have probably cared for thousands of patients. Most of them I don't remember, but there are a few who have stood out in my mind, for one reason or another. When I was in...


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