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
I wrote this article for a nursing site: Allnurses.com. It was one of the top four articles read that summer!! It was also shared on Nurses Rock on Facebook. I was so thrilled it reached so many people!! Source: I Had No Idea! Often nurses have little comprehension of what a family member goes through … More I Had No Idea!
This post is a continuation of my memories and some memories from other graduates from my school from before 1973. Thankfully patient care continues to improve along side the field of medicine. https://joyful2beeblogs.com/2022/03/22/nursing-back-thenpart-1/ Sharing the first blog “Nursing Back Then Part 1” with other nurses from my school and training era, triggered memories they shared … More Nursing “Back Then”Part 2
My mind is boggled when I think about how far the fields of medicine and nursing have come since my mother trained in the early 1940’s. We both trained at the same nursing school, as did my sister. But we graduated in 1972 and 1973. I worked as a nurse from 1972 until 2011. I … More Nursing “Back Then” Part 1
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 with nerve pain and half of a foot missing from diabetic complications. Report ended about 7:15 PM. I … More She Smiled!
I had just finished getting report on my patients on a different floor from my usual assigned cardiac patient floor. 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 … More She Smiled!