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  1. Ghosts Are All Around Us

    Ah, the questions that our children ask: "Where did I come from?" "How does Santa Claus fly around the world in ONE NIGHT?" or... "Do you believe in ghosts, mommy?" Some questions are easier to answer than others. I have never seen a ghost--that ethe...
  2. It was shortly after labor day when I walked into the emergency room to see a client who had been found unresponsive and rushed to the hospital. I walked to the front desk, identified myself, and requested to see him. The woman behind the desk smiled...
  3. spotangel

    I wish I could see you!

    Mr. Francis Ross's eyes were closed, his breathing shallow. I walked into his room. He was surrounded by his family. To the outside world they looked like a very close knit family. I knew better, bearing witness to the daily infighting inside and out...
  4. I observed the following clinical scenario several times over the last few months and wonder if it is just episodic events or something more. There is a type of patients who openly abuse acute care system. Such patients have a multitude of chronic co...
  5. My Most Memorable Patient - Geraldine

    Patients create a lasting memory for numerous reasons. There are the very critical patients who may not have a positive outcome but you know you learned some valuable lessons from; there are the funny patients who always make you laugh either appropr...
  6. Roy Fokker

    Mothers Day

    I bought a motorcycle last year. I've always loved riding and I've been wanting to get one for years. I finally cashed in some vacay time and bought a Honda Shadow 750. I love the bike and ride as often as I can - even commuting to work. It is very t...
  7. It Never Occurred To Me.

    We'll call him John. John was 7 feet 2 inches tall. At 65 years of age, he had long brownish-gray hair, that he wore in a clumsy ponytail. He suffered from morbid obesity which made it difficult to ambulate as evidenced by his shortness of breath. A ...
  8. Complacency in Healthcare

    Webster's Dictionary defines complacency in a way that we, as a people, can all understand. As nurses and caregivers, we know deep down that complacency is taken to an entirely different level within our scope. It is a weighted situation that causes ...
  9. Patients come in all sorts of flavors. You have your frequent flyers, your noncompliants, your criminals, and your sweet little senior citizens. All patients are different, and this is part of the joy of nursing. Everyone has their own story, and we ...
  10. Part 2: The Good the Bad and the Ugly Boundaries

    The Ugly (Absent) BoundariesLet's first look at what happens without any boundaries. Not being able to set any boundaries or limits can result when someone does not like being alone or when they are not aware of their own needs. Physically this can s...
  11. The Gift I Didn't Want to Give

    If Carrie Lawson had tried to invoke a feeling of serenity by the way she'd designed her home, she'd succeeded. The walls were a painted light green, and the curtains a complimentary olive. The furniture looked plush and comfortable. The lighting and...
  12. The View From My Frames

    Different types of framesThere are frames that embellish photographs, and there are those which enhance a letter page. While some frames cast a protective shadow around an eye to block the blinding ray of a sunny glare, others spark style and glamour...
  13. In October 2016, I was hit by car while crossing the street. A medical helicopter transported me to the hospital where I spent three nights in the ICU, followed by two months on the critical care trauma unit. I had sustained numerous and severe inter...
  14. As the EMS transport unit pushed the gurney out,I set my bag down on the empty chair before walking across the nursing home room to the Bob's side. I introduced myself as his hospice nurse and asked if he wanted to talk or if he had any questions for...
  15. The Right to Hope

    I'm a nurse. I see a patient. I see a human blanketed in white hospital linens, and adorned by more wires than an electrician can handle. I listen intently to the rhythmic tunes emanating off the monitors, I examine their awkward, dancing lines. I sc...
  16. When You're the Patient

    A wonderful example of this was discussed in a recent article detailing one oncology nurse's blog post. It was written as an apology letter to her past patients. This after she, herself was diagnosed with cancer and realized her perspective may have ...
  17. Mentoring: A Nursing Connection

    As of the latest statistics the average age of a nurse is 41 years old and more than 50% surveyed has decided nursing as their second career (Jones, 2016). Hired nurses are of a much later age group and is noted that these nurses bring more energy, m...
  18. I heard her yelling as I walked down the hall of the Neuro ICU toward her room. As her Parish Nurse, I had visited the 90 year old Nancy on multiple occasions in her home, then in the assisted living facility she went to before hearing that she was h...
  19. spotangel

    I Lost My Baby And My Phone!

    The night Nursing Supervisor was giving me report. I was taking over half the hospital including ICU, CCU, ER, LR, NICU, Postpartum and a bunch of other units. The supervisor told me about a patient who was on one to one observation and security watc...
  20. What you didn't know

    You knew I was late at bringing you the ice water you had asked for. I know you knew this because the nurse who relieved me that day told me about how you complained for quite some time about it. How you couldn't believe I couldn't keep up with the t...
  21. "Bad Patients" - A Labor of Love

    Who was your last "bad" patient? Mine was ThreeTimes an Hour. At least,that was the average timing of my patient ringing the call bell that night. Often times he rang more (rarely less), leading to a night remembered as one of the longest shifts of m...
  22. jeastridge

    Learning to Talk

    The doctor walked into the exam room where the patient sat on the edge of the exam table. In her late 50's, she was slender and held herself erect, tense as if preparing to slide off that paper-covered surface. The young doctor, maybe in her mid 20's...
  23. VioletKaliLPN

    Cancer Made Me a Better Nurse

    I have been a Nurse for five years, I love it. I work in a skilled Nursing facility, and I am a summer camp Nurse. Those are my two loves. Part of my job as a Nurse in a skilled Nursing facility is to give sad news, the other aspect is to be a Nurse ...
  24. jadelpn

    A Spoonful of Sugar

    This is an interesting debate. One that can have multiple pros and cons. In essence, can one be a nurse and view it as just another day, a job, a paycheck, a means to an alternate end? Can we care for patients without really caring about them? There ...
  25. You have been there before or at least I have, where I enter the room begin gathering patient history and reason for admission when there it is... it's obvious from the patient responses -they are not your layperson patient and eventually reveal that...