My patient, Ms. Q, was on oxygen in the Coronary Care Unit where I was a nurse. She became quite a challenge as you will see. Ms. Q had a long history of cigarette smoking coupled with a heart attack. On her admission she and her family were instructed on our policy of no smoking … More Compassion and Understanding
The following is an article I wrote for Candid Slice but thought it would be enjoyed here. http://www.candidslice.com/homeless-in-the-hospital-you-never-know-when-kindness-is-key/ My report was just about finished when my patient — labeled “a difficult patient” — in room 205 requested her pain medicine and her medicine for itching. Pain and itching are not uncommon for a dialysis patient … More She Smiled!
I wrote this article for a nursing site: Allnurses.com. It was one of the top four articles read that summer!! It has now been shared on Nurses Rock on Facebook. I am so thrilled it has reached so many people!! We as nurses have little comprehension of what a family member goes through unless … More I Had No Idea!