This issue is rippling and cyclical, negatively impacting the nursing profession and shadowing our inherent talents on the broadest level – and that really breaks my heart. So, nurse burnout and retention, is it rocket science? No, the rocket science part has been done – it’s doing what is morally right.Read More
Category: Nursing for real
Then, I will wake up tomorrow, I will wear my smile, and I will proudly be that bitch – the one I would request to care for my family members. And I will do it for the sake of my patients, my career, my degree, my calling, and this life for which I am ever so thankful.Read More
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
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
Just because someone knows every interleukin and cytokine in the immune system, doesn’t mean they can save a dying patient – some food for thought.Read More
Dani’s favorite word, also happened to be my favorite word – fuck. I found this so hilarious. I never heard Dani speak, other than in videos, because she was intubated and trached while I cared for her, but when she finally opened her eyes, they proclaimed nothing but, “fuck this mother fucking cancer.”Read More
There are certain people who get an opt-out from any public ridicule; children, Mother Teresa and nurses. Despite their proclamation of feminism, Michelle Collins, Joy Behar, Whoopi Goldberg and Raven Symone not only insulted nurses and the healthcare community, they directly defamed women.Read More
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