Looking for inspiration on today's post I stumbled upon Pastor Dan's Blog about SPIES, and acronym that breaks down whole person care. I decided to take each letter of that and relate it to how I'm attempting to navigate the world today. While I've talked holistic care for patients before, I've yet to apply it … Continue reading Whole Person Care
Yesterday I was getting a patient from the ED whose admitting diagnosis was "altered mental status due to hepatic encephalopathy". They had stopped taking their lactulose, so their mind was fuzzier than usual. Patients who struggle with alcoholism that result in altered mental status can be a difficult population to keep patience with. They are … Continue reading Be Kind. Pt 2.
It is no secret that Covid-19 will change the world of nursing forever. It has been a unique experience for patients being ruled out or positive for Covid in that it is more unknown than most diagnoses. Each patient has their own understanding of the situation, whether that is from watching the news, reading Facebook … Continue reading They’re Still Your Patient
Soon to be in the season of resolutions, I'm first using this time as a period of reflection. In 2019 I really took the “new year, new me” mantra and ran with it. A year ago, I wasn’t fulfilled or being challenged by my career. I was working night shift, when census allowed, and was … Continue reading Looking Back