Dec
3
2013
Photo of the day

Tags : RN registered nurse Nurse nursing

Apr
26
2013
Video of the day

greentextmedic:

candlejacked:

This video is so beautiful, if only because when the instructor says “Stick,” and the student’s nervous hands are hovering over the vein, struggling to hold the syringe steady, she says, “I can’t.” And her instructor says, “Yes you can. Do it. Now. Now,” and then she does it, and you can hear her whoosh of relief and pride in her exhalation. It reminds me so much of my training, of EMS in general really. That sense of, “I can’t do this,” and a patient voice behind you or in your head, a memory of the instructors who got you here, insisting that “Yes you can. Now. Now.”

>you should see them freak when they do their first IO
>it’s like dude, you got this —calm down and just drill the leg
>then they pull the trigger and the needle spins and it’s like NOPE

I give props to the teacher for being so encouraging…HOWEVER the technique of that girl having her index finger right above the needle?  You are a needle stick waiting to happen.  In addition, what the fuck is that scotch tape doing on the needle?  

(Source: warriorculture, via anursingthing)

Tags : nurse nursing nursing problems what the fuck needle

Mar
2
2013

illtouchanythingwithgloveson:

wow getting into nursing school and becoming a RN in the united states sounds like the fucking hunger games, like i dont know what happens over there but here in australia you do whatever subjects you want in your last year of highschool and as long as you get an atar of like 75 or above youre pretty much guaranteed entry into your bachelor of nursing, then its just like 3 days of uni a week and a couple weeks of placement every now and then for 3 years and then bang, youre out and ready to go

ha it is the hunger games 

(Source: )

Tags : nursing hunger games

Feb
22
2013
Chat of the day

  • I need to do a paper on an ethical issue seen in nursing with references any good topic suggestions?
  • NURSES HELP!

Tags : nurse nursing eatsleepnurse nursingschoolproblems nursing problems

Dec
9
2012

image

(Source: naydenay)

Tags : nursing nurse so true

Nov
16
2012
Video of the day

"nurses find humor in things most people find disgusting- you have to- it keeps you sane"

TRUTH.

(Source: incurable-joy, via amberleigh411)

Tags : nursing problems nursing

Oct
30
2012
Worked my First Code Yellow

Because of hurricane Sandy I had to work my first code yellow- I had to stay overnight after working day shift and at four am there was a code blue on my floor. Shit be crazy.  Thankful my power is on and the code yellow was lifted this morning.  I had to feed poor lucy!

Tags : nursing code yellow code blue hurricane sandy

Sep
6
2012
WHEN MY PATIENT MAKES AN INAPPROPRIATE COMMENT

whatshouldwecallnursing:

i’m just like,

Tags : nursing nursing problems nurse

Aug
23
2012
Nursing Survey (why the hell not)

1. What gloves size do you use?
7.5 or medium

2. Where was the first ward that you went for a duty?
I started my nursing Career in the emergency department

3. What was your first case in the Operating Room?
I was never an OR nurse but during during school I scrubbed into a knee replacement surgery

4. What’s your favorite nursing procedure?
Diabetes teaching/ ngtube insertion/ iv insertion/ foley insertion/ anythingthatsparksmyfancy

5. Your least favorite nursing procedure?
code brown clean up .

6.What nursing procedure is the most difficult for you to do?
IV’s on pt’s c IVDA HTN and/or DM

7. Have you experienced a patient die under your care during your shift?
as a nurse?  *knock on wood*  no

8. Have you experienced doing post-mortem care?
yes

9. What’s your favorite area/ward?
ICU

10. Least favorite area/ward?
the land of the little people- PEDS

11. Who is your favorite Clinical Instructor?
my OB instructor

12. Least favorite Clinical Instructor?
the Veeg (med surg)

13. Do you enjoy Nursing? 
tis’ my calling

14. Why did you take up Nursing?
lots of reasons- mainly because I like science/working with people

15. What Nursing school regulation do you hate?
the acceptance of older nursing eating their young- I know this is not a spoken rule but it is one that is there and one that I hate with a burning passion

16. Do you come to the hospital early?
yes with my venti starbucks

17. Do you go to the library often?
I will be Grad school bitchessss

18. What are your favorite nursing subjects?
Critical care, Diabetes

19. What are the nursing subjects that you hate?
none

20. How often do you go on absents?
say what?

21. What is your favorite Nursing Diagnosis?
Insomnia.  I like how I dx a pt with this when as a rotating shift nurse I am the biggest hypocrite about sleep :P

Tags : nursing problems nursing nursing school nursing student nurse nurse practitioner

Jun
14
2012
Video of the day

rachohhh813:

aaaaand, #nursing#3

because these never really get old

(Source: blahblahblah81391)

Tags : nursing problems nursing

May
30
2012
Photo of the day

This image is very similar to my patient’s x-ray.  DISCLAIMER:  This is NOT my pt’s x-ray just a similar image courtesy of google images.  She had a vibrator completely in her rectum that was ON and inside her for 11 hours before coming to the ER.  She had to have it taken out in the OR.  
I started to feel bad for the girl when she said her boyfriend put it there-  then my nursing/ motherly instincts kicked in and I wanted to make sure he wasn’t abusing her.  This was very serious to me- I could see that she was young and fragile (even though I am only three years older than her).  She said everything was completely consensual but you could see the need for acceptance she was seeking.  She only knew the boyfriend for a month. She had old scars on her wrists from cutting herself. I wish more girls knew their own self-worth to have a voice in situations like these.
I really wish her the best- if anything I know she is not going to use a vibrator in the near future.

;)

This image is very similar to my patient’s x-ray.  DISCLAIMER:  This is NOT my pt’s x-ray just a similar image courtesy of google images.  She had a vibrator completely in her rectum that was ON and inside her for 11 hours before coming to the ER.  She had to have it taken out in the OR.  

I started to feel bad for the girl when she said her boyfriend put it there-  then my nursing/ motherly instincts kicked in and I wanted to make sure he wasn’t abusing her.  This was very serious to me- I could see that she was young and fragile (even though I am only three years older than her).  She said everything was completely consensual but you could see the need for acceptance she was seeking.  She only knew the boyfriend for a month. She had old scars on her wrists from cutting herself. I wish more girls knew their own self-worth to have a voice in situations like these.

I really wish her the best- if anything I know she is not going to use a vibrator in the near future.

;)

Tags : nursing problems nursing lol vibrator

May
10
2012
Photo of the day

rubylipstick1:

Happy Nurses Week!

rubylipstick1:

Happy Nurses Week!

(via itsjustcharli)

Tags : Happy Nurse's Week Nursing Not really funny but sad

May
1
2012
Be all that you can be.

I have decided I am going to try to publish an article on “lateral” aka “horizontal” violence in the workplace.  My goal is to have it completed before the end of the summer before I start school (hopefully I freaking get in.)  One thing I have learned in my first year as a Nurse this shit is everywhere.  In addition I can get the hospital to pay for things if I have a published article- just sayin’ lol

Which is another thing,  Why is it taking so long to get an answer back on the decision on whether I got into grad school or not?  I have called and called again and they said that they have not sent out the decisions for anyone.  I digress….

I run my half marathon this week- hella nervous.  Wish me luck!

Tags : half marathon nursing lateral violence grad school waiting sucks hope

Apr
5
2012
Photo of the day

<3 This is me to a Tee  melts my heart <3
:’)
I am going to run a diabetes clinic someday as a DNP.

<3 This is me to a Tee  melts my heart <3

:’)

I am going to run a diabetes clinic someday as a DNP.

(Source: nurseconfessions)

Tags : Diabetes Diabetes nurse educator nursing LOVE THIS true story

Apr
4
2012
Nurse Practitioner vs. Physician

visualoop:


Nurse Practitioner vs. Physician

Via Health Administration Degree 

Tags : nurse practitioner nursing