judybsn

judybsn

Labor & Delivery, Med-surg
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judybsn has 40 years experience and specializes in Labor & Delivery, Med-surg.

I worked on surgery and maternity for years then retired but I could not live without nursing so I now work in a long term care facility part time.

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  1. judybsn

    My Covid Story: From the Other Side of the Bed

    Thank you for sharing this. God bless you as you continue to heal!
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    Devastated and Disappointed

    Going to a casual on call position was all I could find to cure my burnout. It worked wonders. I still could work full time hours if I chose, but initially it helped to cut back. Also working in a specialty like Labor and Delivery or ICU where th...
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    Risk of getting your family members sick?

    I have a changing station in my garage. I leave my shoes and used unies there and collect the dirty ones in a laundry basket there. When I'm out of new ones I wash them separately and bleach my machine following and dry them on high heat. (I keep th...
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    A Nurse's Hands

    Oh Viva you inspire me to write!!
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    Nursing Dx

    It makes me sad that a preceptor would let a student down like this! I always did the very best I possible could with new nurses I was mentoring and prided myself in getting them a good start. Shame on your preceptor. She should not have accepted...
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    The Top 10 Things I Loved About Nursing

    I'm about to retire and have loved the journey! Never got bored with nursing. So many different fields to try. I would recommend it to anyone!
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    Cops and Nurses

    My dad got pulled over for speeding. He was a doctor and told the cop he was going to the hospital. The cop escorted him to the door with lights and sirens. A bit embarrassing because he wasn't actually going there for any emergency reason but the...
  8. There is nothing like nursing!! It is a very exciting and fulfilling job and if you get bored with one area you can retrain for another specialty. It has provided me with 30 plus years of entertainment. I'm so glad I accidentally chose nursing bac...
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    Generic name for vitals machine?

    BP Machine
  10. You become the only family many of the patients have. So many interesting life stories. It is very rewarding work!
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    Negative Self Talk

    Negative self talk is a killer. It spreads like a fungus. I am thankful for my long drive home when I can have myself a good cry or blast the music and sing or have a long talk with myself out loud. I usually am ok to let it all go by the time I a...
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    A Time to Heal

    Thank you so much for this!! "To everything a season" speaks to me where I'm at right now in my career journey. You are amazing and have helped so many! Keep writing forever!
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    Funniest, Weirdest, Most Unusual Baby Names

    Malena
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    (Remember) Walking In the Sand?

    The woman who runs our facility is on antianxiolytics all the time, even when she had a lower stress job. Anxiety is just something she lives with, but she does a fabulous job in spite of it.
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    (Remember) Walking In the Sand?

    I left a job once for panic attacks (related to menopause) and I've never looked back. I love my current job. No further panic attacks!