Last week we got our 2:1 IMC ratio back for Covid patients. And honestly? It's made a WORLD of difference. Of course it helped in all the obvious ways like 1 less round of med passes, 1 less assessment to do, and a whole lot less charting. But what it really did was give us … Continue reading The Ratio Difference
It has been a while. So long in fact that I forgot what posts I had saved in my drafts. This was one of them. The title was a quote from one of my coworkers. And in the body of post was this: I'll (hopefully) have some lighter-hearted posts soon, but for right now this … Continue reading “Today left me a bit dejected.”
A few months ago, I saved someone's life. And I've regretted it every day since. 91 years old. Oriented to nothing. Alzheimers, dementia, delirium. Broken neck from a fall. Constant aspiration. Unsafe towards self and others. Calling security or utilizing restraints daily. FULL. CODE. What could have been a peaceful passing in their sleep ended … Continue reading Ethics
Inspired by another article on facebook from a nurse Shelby Marie. I have felt the pressures to fill other professionals shoes. Or at least have been on the recieving end of when a patient is upset wiht another subspeciality. But who is bedside 12+ hours a day? Who is often the messenger? Who is the … Continue reading Nurse, Etc.
Nurse friends are a special breed. More than anything, we bond over shared experiences. The first being nursing school. It is a universal time of struggle and self discovery. Not only are you overwhelmed with completely new information, you also have to balance non-nursing curriculum, homework, attempt a social life, eating, sleeping, and maintain general … Continue reading Nurse Friends Hanging Out
Wait...you mean I have to do this by myself? Take all my own patients?? Coordinate my own transfers??? Make decisions???? This week was my first off of orientation, and I gotta say, it actually went well! I went into each shift with an I-can-do-this mindset and an acceptance that it'd be okay if I still … Continue reading Life After Orientation