No I don't mean like the shoe... 🙂 Hey all! So as you may know, I'm a nurse (duh) but I recently switched back to a day shift. Some of you are probably thinking HOORAY! that must be awesome for you, and while I mostly would have to agree with you, there were some initial … Continue reading Flip Flopping
Recently my Medical/Oncology unit has felt more like a psychiatric unit. This past week we have had patients screaming, throwing things at nurses and other people, threatening anyone that comes in the room, being verbally abusive not only to their nurses, but to the people that need to be constantly sitting with them. In the … Continue reading Psych Unit?
Hi All! So I have embarked on a new journey of selling Arbonne products. I never ever thought I would attempt to do something like this, but hey there is a first time for everything! I started their detox about 2 weeks ago, and feel so much better already! My mind is clearer, I have … Continue reading Arbonne
This post is going to be a little less emotionally charged, but I wanted to talk about my favorite shoes and why they are my favorites. I wear Dansko clogs. Yeah yeah I know they cost an arm and a leg, but they absolutely save my back after a long day of standing. Initially in … Continue reading My Favorite Shoes
Something that has been both a struggle for me in my personal and professional life is setting limits with people. I have a very hard time saying no, especially when it is someone who is in pain or is in the hospital. 99% of people are in the hospital because they need to be, not … Continue reading Limit Setting
I have been struggling quite a bit more on night shifts than I have on my day shifts. While on day shift it was really busy, I always felt like I was connecting well with patients and the work load was always chaotic but manageable. I am not struggling so much with the actual work, … Continue reading Guilt, Anxiety, and Frustration
The other night I had a particularly difficult patient. On top of being in acute alcohol withdrawal, this individual also had an extensive psychiatric history and history of previous substance abuse. This is a winning combination that leads to a busy night. First this patient had been getting better during the day, and for the … Continue reading Dealing with Difficult Patients