Abetterway BSN

CCU,ICU, Neuro

Older nurse, still learning, nursing is all I’ve ever done

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Abetterway has 40 years experience as a BSN and specializes in CCU,ICU, Neuro.

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    Restraint use in ICU

    Our ICU uses wrist restraints on intubated patients, sedated and unsedated. Just this week a gentleman that could not even withdraw to pain, on or off sedation , had bilateral wrist restraints. I got them discontinued. What to do? We are in the last ...
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    Is ICU worth the stress?

    I’ve worked in ICU for most of my career, from Neonatal ICU to Pediatric ICU (the hardest emotionally for me especially after I became a mother), even neuro ICU (very difficult families), and cardiovascular ICU and now for the last 12 or so years a M...
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    Today, I Will Kill Myself! | This Is My Story

    I’m so glad you shared this so honestly. Thank God for your friend Sheraine! I wanted to share a story about a young woman I knew. She was single, in her early 30s and was responsible for taking care of her mother and grandmother, who were ill. She a...
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    Help! Why is switching specialties so difficult?

    Absolutely keep trying to go into the specialty you want. That is one of the wonderful things about our profession, it is so varied. I went from PICU to neonatal over a 10 year period, then switched to adult ICU. I am so much happier with adult pati...