madwife2002's Nursing Blog

madwife2002, BSN, RN 118,036 Views

Joined: Jan 17, '05; Posts: 10,271 (21% Liked) ; Likes: 6,112
Director of Nursing Services; from US
Specialty: 26 year(s) of experience in RN, BSN, CHDN

Death came to visit

Death came to visit Friday, it was not kind, and it was not peaceful for my friend's mom-it was hard, she struggled so much, her mind was ready, but her body fought her to the bitter end; causing...

"They" Who Are "They"?

When I came into nursing, which was a long time ago now, I was part of the old cliché, which was to help people, I know a shocking concept in the ever changing world of healthcare. Never in my...

Nurses Who Harm Patients

When we entrust our loved ones to the care of Nurses, few people really believe that they are going to be deliberately harmed by Health care professionals. Surprisingly, over 2000 Nurses worldwide...

Top 10 Reasons We Get Fired: Sleeping on duty

Sleeping while on duty is the number 3 in my top ten of reasons nurses get fired. In 1910, we slept for an average of 9 hours; by 2002, the average dropped to 6.9 hours per night. Early studies...

Top 10 Reasons We Get Fired!- Medication Errors

Number 5 in my series of Articles about the top ten things to get fired, discusses medication errors. Making mistakes in health care tends to be frowned upon more than any other career, the...

Death, Abuse and Alcohol

As 2013 draws to a close all over the world we need to stop and think about what this night means to many families, friends and the Emergency Room. Many of us are planning a night of celebration,...

"The Big C"

When I was growing up, my parents referred to cancer as 'The Big C" I hadn't a clue what they were referring to, all I knew it was a horrible disease that people had and it was whispered about not...

As the holidays approach, remember the dialysis patients!

One of the benefits of working in Dialysis is that you get Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Years day off! Which is a wonderful thing for staff and patients alike. It means they can have normality...

EQ Versus IQ

Emotional Intelligence or EQ Emotional Intelligence (EQ or EI) is a term created by two researchers - Peter Salavoy and John Mayer - and popularized by Dan Goleman in his 1996 book of the...

Leadership

Leadership can be defined as process by which an individual influences and motivates others to get involved with a particular task. Effective, memorable leaders often have something unique about...

25 Years and Counting

When did I become the old timer? In 1989, I was a young fresh-faced nurse ready to start the first steps to becoming a nurse. I was so excited to begin the rest of my life. We were all young...

Top 10 reasons we get fired!-Poor Performance

Continuing with the series of 'Top ten reasons we get fired' Number 4 comes in as "Poor Performance" at work. Problems with performance can result from any number of factors. Organizational...

Cannabis and Healthcare 2014

The eyes of the world are watching the new experimental POT shops, which have recently opened in Colorado, selling legalized Cannabis for everyday consumption, for everyday people. Who would have...

Top Ten Reasons for Being Fired - Falsification of Documentation

Falsification of documentation is number 6 on the list of 'Ten reasons why we get fired' Documentation is a large part of a nurse's daily routine; everything we do, say or plan has to be...

Top 10 Reasons We Get Fired! - Frequent Sick Days and Tardiness

A huge problem in healthcare can be an employee who is constantly late to work, or calls off frequently. Sometimes this is due to genuine problems in their personal life but often it is a pattern of...


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