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  1. 0400 am. I suddenly woke up fearing, that I didn’t hear an alarm…With great relief, I try to fall asleep… 0415 am. “I am glad that I still have time to sleep,” I said to myself, trying to enjoy sweet short minutes before getting up to work at 0500 am...
  2. Ashley Remillard

    What Is Going On With Cath Lab Flow?

    Picture This You are a telemetry nurse a few hours into your twelve-hour day shift. You have four cardiac patients assigned for the day, and you are trying to organize your plan of care for your shift. Two patients are pending discharge, one has ...
  3. Like many registered nurses I have been working with the elevated level of stress since Covid-19 had started in March of 2020. The hospital that I work for was on point with attempting to provide safe PPE and regular updates through emails from the i...
  4. Nurse Beth

    Just Want to Cry and Quit

    Dear Nurse Beth, I am currently feeling lost and let down by nursing. I feel like I made a huge mistake by taking a gamble with a nurse manager job at a facility I did not know was failing (I did know that there was an issue with them keeping...
  5. allnurses

    Spring 2018

    Version Spring 2018

    The Spring 2018 issue of the allnurses magazine is the first issue of our magazine, featuring articles from some of our most-talented writers including Beth Hawkes (@Nurse Beth), @ElizabethScala1, and @Lorie Brown RN, MN, JD. In this inaugural issue,...

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  6. JBMmom

    Pandemic: The Beginning

    The Early Days I have to preface anything about my experience during the pandemic by saying that I was lucky. I live in the northeast and we didn't suffer nearly the overwhelming patient load and deaths that so many dealt with elsewhere in the Un...
  7. Fear of Floating | Life of a Nurse

    The Joint Commission's position states that the requesting unit that a nurse is to float to must be a similar unit1. That way the nurse can acclimate easier and function in a competent manner. This prioritizes patient safety. The requesting unit...
  8. JBMmom

    New Man of the House

    They sat huddled outside the room, three chairs facing the glass doors, an isolation cart as a makeshift table for the boxes of tissues. We had turned his head to face the door side of the room before the scheduled two hour head turn, so they wouldn'...
  9. JBMmom

    Hoping They're Not the Last Words

    The First Patient I arrived in the unit the other day and got my assignment. First patient is COVID positive on the ventilator, about a week into the intubation. A gentleman in his 70s who was vaccinated in April. He was intubated at another hosp...
  10. Simone Biles withdrew from some of her Olympic events because she felt like her mind and body were not in sync. Bedside nurses quite often feel the same way ... mind and body out of sync. Have you ever been at work and felt like you were being p...
  11. When I was a new grad nurse my dream had always been to work in an ICU somewhere. I've always made strategic moves towards that goal. However now that I'm on an intermediate care unit I feel like my patients are more stable than they were on the med ...
  12. Educating Patients | Knowledge is Power

    My patient, Frank, was a diabetic. Many of his health problems stemmed from his lack of education about controlling his blood sugar. Without intervention, Frank would have become a more unstable diabetic. His demeanor was apathetic. He did not unders...
  13. Bad Nurse Judgement

    Hi all. I have been a nurse for 3.5 years and am really questioning something I did today. More like kicking myself, but also feeling like maybe I wasn't too far off. I am hoping for your kind, but honest opinions. Today I had a pt report to ...
  14. Short Staffed: An Epidemic

    Talk to any nurse and they will have something to say about the staffing at their hospital or facility. More often than not, that something will be an unflattering depiction best summed up with three words: stretched too thin. Additionally, the COVID...
  15. Ioreth

    I don't want to be Charge!

    The title says it all, but I'll unpack. I've worked at my first job in nursing for just shy of 2 years, 1 year nights and most of the past year days. It has been a ROUGH past year, as I'm seeing everyone is experiencing. I made it through my fir...
  16. Share Your Nurse Ratched Moments We all know that a day in the life of a nurse is not always filled with warm and fuzzy moments. Challenges and frustrations are encountered all the time - many times at the most inappropriate times. Our co-worke...
  17. There are people of all ages wanting to become a nurse. What would you tell them about nursing school or nursing in general?
  18. Serenity Mirabito MSN RN OCN

    The Life of an Oncology Clinical Trials Nurse

    Have you ever seen chemotherapy or biotherapy administered by a nurse and marveled at how it prevents, reduces, or even cures cancer? Welcome to the outcome of oncology clinical trials! Recognized as its own nursing subspecialty, the oncology clini...
  19. Okay, you're not going to believe this. I recently had the most remarkable experience of my life! I spent an entire day with...wait for it...Florence Nightingale! Yes I know, pretty far-fetched you might say, but really, it happened! You know, Floren...
  20. Shifting roles and responsibilities During the COVID-19 pandemic, my role and responsibilities quickly shifted from caring for only adult oncology patients, to medical patients, to ICU patients on ventilators. The challenges of learning how to ca...
  21. TLDR (cause I can't edit): Patient loopy and sedated arrived to unit, requiring lots of work to keep safe. Came more awake shortly before shift change, safe, pain acceptable, respiratory status stable. Patient fired me as an RN for the next day sayin...
  22. Joe V

    A Rough Start To The Day

    I think all nurses had mornings feeling like this. What gets you going in the mornings? Please click like if you enjoyed it!
  23. Each day I wake up for another day the same as yesterdayI make my coffee and turn on my computer, browsing my emails before anything else. For the last several weeks, there are constantly new updates surrounding Covid-19. New training guidelines, new...
  24. Joe V

    RULE #1: Never Say the "Q" Word

    Everyone knows that when you mention the "Q" word, hell breaks loose. And, we all know that there are some nurses that are just the magnet of bad things. Any stories you want to share? Any rules that should be followed?
  25. nikkulele77

    Texting with Flo

    Texting with Florence Nightingale Yo, Flo! Can u talk right now? (I like saying yo flo) ? Talk? Do you mean text? Yeah, I do mean text. Yes. But why do you say talk instead of text? IDK. I know we aren’t literally talking, but...