Lunching in La Jolla

The other day I had a lovely lunch with my sister who I see not nearly enough. As she will be moving soon, we are really trying to make more of an effort to get together and do things.

This time it happened to be lunch at The Crab Catcher in La Jolla. With those beautiful views overlooking the water and some excellent food, it was the perfect place to have a nice relaxing lunch and catch up. With food and drink that was to die for, we left feeling very happy relaxed and satisfied.

Hello Crabby Mary

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Then we wandered over to this adorable coffee ship that is a little bit hidden, but none the less one of my favorite places that I have found for coffee so far. Elixir is one of those cute little coffee shops where they make pretty designs in your latte and have adorable little pastries. Where we sat for just a short while and chatted some more before calling it a day to go back home.

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All in all I would say it was a great day and loved spending time with my sister!

~Niki

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Crazy Days

Oh man!

So the other day I had one of the craziest days I have ever had. I even stayed behind for an extra hour because I had to finish my charting (something I’ve never done before). I must admit that despite being such a ridiculous day and feeling like i just fell behind on everything I actually kind of liked being able to deliver more patient care. We as nurses and healthcare members are so bogged down by all of the charting that we need to do, that I think our patient care suffers unfortunately. I would love to spend a half hour just chatting with my patients and getting to know them better.

I feel like there is so much that is lost by having the ability taken from us to talk to patients. There is something therapeutic to have someone devote their full attention to what you have to say, even if it is only for a few minutes.

If we could find an efficient electronic medical record that would allow us to quickly chart an assessment, wouldn’t that allow us to get back to whats really important? Our patients and their care.

 

Thoughts? This post took a bit of a different turn than I was expecting…

Niki