ER nurses are trusted to initiate care without doctors orders

ER nurses are trusted to initiate care without doctors orders September 22, 2015 ER Nurses are the first one(s) you see when u come to the ER. They have already assessed you, initiated care and and usually diagnosed you before the doctor gets a chance to see you. Most...

Lol! I am NOT sleeping

Lol! I am NOT sleeping September 21, 2015 Can someone PLEASE tell all of my cute little elderly patients that I am NOT sleeping on 3rd shift out at the Nurse’s Station?? Lol I can’t tell you how many times they have ever-so-sweetly wished me a good nap or...

I try to make them smile or laugh

I try to make them smile or laugh September 22, 2015 Ortho Trauma OR RN here, Many times I see people at their absolute worst…severe pain, life threatening injuries, possible legal trouble, scared…the list goes on. Anyway, I try to make them smile or...