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  1. Gilbert Changed Me

    It led to my limping and stopped cycling. But it led to something good... for me. I became a patient when my leg fractured, I heard triage team calling it compound fracture. I was conscious; saw villagers moving up and down, ambulance sirens and seri...
  2. As I have progressed in my career as a nurse I discovered a passion. Stress management. Stress management touches all aspects of our lives with increasing urgency. As we move forward each day we are expected to manage more, accept more, think more, a...
  3. Hazards in the Field of Nursing

    Way back 2006, I was a newly BSN graduate waiting for the result of my board exam to be released. And while waiting, I volunteered in a private hospital for me to enhance my knowledge and skills and have a pertinent experience needed for my applicati...
  4. jadelpn

    Noro-virus Blues

    OK, so the old joke "The Postman Always Rings Twice" can be easily converted to "The Noro-virus CAN Ring Twice". And once is enough. And never is better. And it helps when one washes their hands raw, but even then sometimes we end up with the nasty l...
  5. The flu epidemic has been causing overcrowding all over across the United States. In northern California the outbreak is no stranger and flu season is only half way done. Like every hospital we test for the flu and are required to ask every admitted ...
  6. General E. Speaking, RN

    The Patient Nurse

    I had an elective orthopedic procedure requiring a three day stay. "Elective" is a bit of a stretch- a joke actually. I guess there are some superhuman people who could walk around without any cartilage on the lateral side of their knee, but I am not...
  7. Anyone who works in nursing for any length of time has had this moment. It's the moment where you have done everything, exhausted an extensive supply of interventions, and all the medically appropriate treatment has happened but the outcome is not th...
  8. Brian

    Nurse as a patient...

    Have you ever taking care of a patient who is a nurse? How did they behave? Demanding? Understanding? Please share this with friends and post your comments below!
  9. On the other side of the IV

    First, I'm an RN in Med/Surg/Onc/Tele with 2 years experience. I take care of post ops everyday, but I was still very scared going to OR as I've never had anything done myself. I went and signed in, and the clerk was helpful as I was in the wrong sec...
  10. You don't know how long you've hovered on the edge of consciousness, but as your eyes drift open, the dull ache in your head roars to life as a tympani thunders behind your eyes at the glare of surgical lights, making your cloudy vision pulse at the ...
  11. I am never a better nurse than when I have just been a patient. A recent ER visit highlighted this fact. I was in pain, anxious, and very very tired of being sick for the past year. I will stress quite clearly that I do not like being on the gurney s...
  12. MunkiRN

    Work is Hazardous to My Health

    I almost died today. A man comes into my busy level 1 trauma center with ALOC and no known cause. The sister says he has had a fever for the last couple of days and developed hives yesterday. The paramedics think he probably overdosed on benadryl and...
  13. Balancing on the Borderline

    Let me just say that I am 24 years of age, which is relatively young. I first noticed something was wrong with me when I was about 12 or 13 years old. I suffered alone, though, because I had no idea what it was and my parents didn't think anything of...
  14. How Do You Want Me to Remember You?

    Hi members of allnurses my name is Julia and the story I am about to tell you is true. Over 30 years ago I was hit by a car and pronounced dead shortly afterwards at a hospital I was taken to by an ambulance. The miracle is that I came back to life a...
  15. Her mother and her sister had to leave the country for the much needed medical attention for her sister's leg (open comminuted multiple fractures on her right lower extremity) which according to relatives she could get from the United States of Ameri...
  16. The Nurse as a Patient

    As healthcare professionals, we may forget how to be a patient. We love our patients, we sometimes get frustrated with our patients, and occasionally we will BE patients. I had the opportunity to be an inpatient at the hospital I worked at. I found o...
  17. Elvish

    It's your turn now, nurse!

    I am an OB nurse; I do mother/baby, newborn nursery, and high-risk antepartum nursing. I'm used to being the one in control. I'm used to doing the teaching, reading the monitor strips, and reassuring the fears of many an anxious mama (pregnant or del...
  18. Nurse Heal Thyself

    Arriving with full knowledge of what the procedure entailed and with promised results being nothing less than glowing, I was experiencing a kind of anxious, queasy feeling that day. After giving health care for over thirty years, anyone would have a ...
  19. On Having 2 Titles: Nurse and Patient

    It's early in the morning and I have to get ready for my clinical rotation. I look to my left and see my glucose monitor. The green orb that measures whether I am hyperglycemic or hypoglycemic stares me in the face, and like every morning, I pray qui...
  20. I looked around at the people in the waiting room, wondering....... what's wrong with that lady? Does she have cancer? Poor thing. Then I thought... Gee..... Maybe she's wondering the same thing about me. I wanted to reassure her that I was not reall...