Nursing Articles - page 184

Being "Da Man"(or "That Man") In A Overwhelmingly Female Classroom
Nurses
locolorenzo22's avatar
locolorenzo22

Being "Da Man"(or "That Man") In A Overwhelmingly Female Classroom

Mention to most guys that they could have a job where they could be surrounded by women, make relatively good money, have countless opportunities to make the world a better place, and most would ask...

14 replies
He Just Wanted Someone to Listen
Nurses
WildcatFanRN's avatar
WildcatFanRN

He Just Wanted Someone to Listen

We have all been there. You are in the middle of your morning medication pass, and it actually looks like you might actually get off work on time when it happens. You go in to give medicine to Mr. X....

1 replies
Time for a Gentle Exam
Nurses
mother/babyRN's avatar
mother/babyRN

Time for a Gentle Exam

What follows is a true account of my relationship over many years, with one such physician and when he retired, we both finally figured out just how special we had been to each other all along the...

1 replies
What I Love About My Job
Nurses
amcgraw's avatar
amcgraw

What I Love About My Job

As nurses, we have the privilege of walking alongside patients as they are going through challenges in their lives. We should always remember that they have another life outside the hospital. We...

3 replies
They Changed My Life With Exercise
Nurses
PiaLove's avatar
PiaLove

They Changed My Life With Exercise

Rita was one of my favorite homecare patients: not too difficult, always kept her scheduled time and definitely was in need of my assistance. She was well over seventy years old,cognitively...

0 replies
"Us" and "Them" ... It Could Mean Trouble
Nurses
vadushkas_nurse's avatar
vadushkas_nurse

"Us" and "Them" ... It Could Mean Trouble

I finished my nursing education in Dec. 2004 and since that time I have noticed a major shift in the health care ideologies. I figure the best way to do something about it is to recognize it,...

8 replies
Smile Even Though You Are Crying
Nurses
travduck's avatar
travduck

Smile Even Though You Are Crying

I was still running from an ex-spouse who continued to stalk me. I had had to move 4 times in the last six months. Money was tight and I was a nervous wreck hold “it” together by the concerns for my...

3 replies
Dear Henry
Nurses
Babs0512's avatar
Babs0512

Dear Henry

Many years ago I met Henry. He was a med surge patient of mine. A man in his 80's who was alert and spry, and love to joke with the staff. I was a new nurse, and Henry was a welcome relief compared...

8 replies
Good Learning Experience
Nurses
oncnursemsn's avatar
oncnursemsn

Good Learning Experience

I teach second semester nursing students med surg on a 36 bed oncology unit outside Boston. I always ask the nurses on who would be good for a student- good learning experience, receptive to a novice...

3 replies
Where I Need To Be
Nurses
cannew304's avatar
cannew304

Where I Need To Be

I work on a large acute care pediatric unit, and have come to love the kids, the families and my coworkers. Lately, though, an old friend of mine has been on the unit as part of her 3rd year med...

12 replies
Afraid To Kill An Angel's Life
Nurses
coffee_aroma's avatar
coffee_aroma

Afraid To Kill An Angel's Life

I am convinced that ICU, CCU, OR, etc... are the ones who's more on the spotlight for all nurses. That is why I got my first work as an OR nurse, but that was before...Now, as I applied in another...

0 replies
My First Day with a Wonderful Lady
Nurses
ellifant's avatar
ellifant

My First Day with a Wonderful Lady

My fortieth birthday present to myself was to begin pre-requiste classes to obtain entry to nursing school.January 2007 marked my admission into nursing school. I was so excited to have made it this...

3 replies
Shaving Cream & Expiration
Nurses
thisgirlsanurse's avatar
thisgirlsanurse

Shaving Cream & Expiration

I hadn't planned to. I'd planned to shave my patient. When I mentally scheduled his "bath appointment" for 1600, he was still alive. But later, when I arrived for our engagement, he was already...

19 replies
Tammy. A Ray of Sunlight.
Nurses
Jessiedog's avatar
Jessiedog

Tammy. A Ray of Sunlight.

I am a paediatric nurse, and a patient that comes to mind who had a huge impact on me is a little girl called Tamara. She was 9 when she died, and I nursed her for the last 5 years of her life. She...

2 replies
Patients who have changed our lives
Nurses
WildcatFanRN's avatar
WildcatFanRN

Patients who have changed our lives

I've been an LPN for 13 years and just graduated with my ASN this past May. I've been wracking my brain trying to find that one patient or patients that have changed my life for better or worse. For...

9 replies
John Doe
Nurses
JKBrn's avatar
JKBrn

John Doe

He was a transfer from an outside hospital. Standard chest pain, had some nitro tabs, needed a cardiac cath. We see it all of the time. He was actually smiling and cracking a few jokes as we got...

1 replies
The Making of a Burn Nurse
Nurses
SandBetweenMyToes's avatar
SandBetweenMyToes

The Making of a Burn Nurse

I went into nursing in midlife as a change of career. I was in a Second Degree/ Second Career program. Within my clinical small group was a thoroughly entertaining and wonderful guy who worked as a...

3 replies
Each Patient Changed My Life In Many Different Ways
Nurses
Sabby_NC's avatar
Sabby_NC

Each Patient Changed My Life In Many Different Ways

Thinking about all these dear folk that I have had the pleasure of looking after I am drawn back to one of my dear patients that died only a few months ago. My first meeting with this lady was...

1 replies
In My Prayers
Nurses
awongaemtcc's avatar
awongaemtcc

In My Prayers

In Emergency Medicine we don’t get the lovey dovey stuff so often with patients. We see patients at their worst. We try to get a big picture as to what’s going on with them, stabilize them and then...

4 replies
Did You Hear Me?
Nurses
NurseEdward's avatar
NurseEdward

Did You Hear Me?

To the man that presented to me dead on arrival. We intubated you, gave you 3 rounds of epi, followed by 3 rounds of atropine, continued cpr and the whole time you were in pea (pulseless electrical...

0 replies

close