I do not know Dr. Glener in real life, I only know him from these comments. What I do know, is that despite everything, if he were my patient, I would care for him the same way I would care for a nun, my mother, a criminal, the president, a VIP client, or a regular Joe – wholeheartedly and expertly, because that is my core and that is truly what nurses do.Read More
Author: Nurse Abnormalities
About this time, the patient lost a pulse. I started compressions and asked for a backboard. While doing compressions, I noted the time we started coding, and delegated the jobs of medications, recorder, bagger, and someone to switch with me when I became tired. I directed the nurses on how to connect an ambu bag and how to place the defibrillation pads on the patient’s chest. It was like riding a bike and my years of experience reminded me to stay calm. While the nurses and techs didn’t know exactly what to do, they were incredibly receptive and trusted me.Read More
Do not underestimate the difficulty of communication. Heck, I have an entire degree in it and frequently do not express myself well. Communication is sometimes perceived as “easy” or an afterthought, this is not the case. It is an art and the skill must be developed, so if you have to practice, then write scripts and practice.Read More
There is no doubt, an ICU is a very challenging place to start a nursing career, but it is right for some people. If you have a high attention to detail, thrive in high-stress, constantly changing environments, want to manage your patients with more autonomy, and learn the in-depth physiology of what is happening to your patients, then the ICU might be for you.Read More
You are not a saint, you are not a nun, you are not a sex symbol, you do not work for free, and this may have not been your calling, but there is a reason you are a nurse, conscious or unconscious.Read More
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