do you ever feel like you’re just sort of
like all your friends go out and do things and get into relationships and like people that like them back and have fun and do stupid things with their best friends and instead of doing all that you’re just sort of this mildly entertaining thing that people take an interest in once in a while but they wouldn’t really care if it was gone
like you just sort of exist but you don’t really mean anything
I don’t really mind extending a little more time of my 8 hour duty for charting, as long as I know that my patients are well and I already did what I needed to do.:)
Duty off :)
I think every nurse does stuff in their personal life that they would never do at work. You can’t be on your nursing-game 24/7. You need to relax at one point. I rarely wash my hands with soap when I’m at home, because for one, my skin is almost falling off of my hands from washing them so often at work and because at home, there are no sick people that I’m in close contact with. I tell my patients to let me know right away if they have any pain or if the pain they’re having gets worse. But take something for my own headache? Maybe, if it interferes with what I’m doing.
In fact, I think everyone, no matter what their job is, does that. My brother’s a fashion student, takes a lot of care in what he wears. And yet, sometimes, he goes to the supermarket dressed in baggy track pants and a sweater that’s 2 sizes too big.
Because sometimes, you just need to say “fuck it”.
Your job, no matter how much you love it or how passionate you are about it, is only one part of your life. It shouldn’t take over your entire life. You need activities and a mindset outside of nursing, or it will get too draining after a while. This doesn’t mean you’re a bad student/nurse. What you do at work is what defines whether you’re a good nurse or not.
So don’t wash your hands, split those tablets (as long as they’re not the controlled release kind or stomach acid-resistant, I don’t see why you shouldn’t split them, unscored or not) and take some pressure off of yourself. It’s great that you’re so motivated, but enough relaxation is important as well! It’s okay to give yourself a break, because that’s taking good care of yourself too.
I hope you can overcome this self injury issue you mentioned! And okay, proper wound care is important, so give yourself the care you deserve!
You can eiher open the roll clamp and hold the IV-bag below the patient. Blood will flow up into the tubing and push the air back into the IV bag. Remember to flush thoroughly after doing this, or the blood might coagulate in the tubing.
If it’s not too much air, I open the roll clamp and start rolling the tubing up around a pen or something, working my way up from below the air. This pushes the air upward into the IV-bag.
Sometimes I also let the air run out through the 3-way valve. Just open the IV and set the valve so it goes from the main line to open air. This obviously poses some concern in terms of sterility etc, so I only use this method in a critical situation, when I need to use the IV line immediatly.
with too much air, i usually use a sterile syringe and withdraw 5-10cc from the IV bag it was hooked, insert it to the nearest port below the air, kink the tubing below the port (to make sure that the fluid will not flow to the patient but back to the iv bag), then introduce the fluid from the syringe. In that way the fluid will push the air back to the iv bag. but make sure that all ports are thoroughly cleansed with antiseptic solution first before doing this technique.
i haven’t tried those first 2 techniques above. maybe i’ll try it next time. see if it works, especially the pen thinggy. :)
yea. just smile :)
It’s my first day on probation tomorrow and I,m terribly sick. How will I ever get by? :((((
It’s weird. Cos every unusual word I hear I associate it with drugs. Thinking that it might be another generation of antibiotics or pain relievers. I mean pharmaceutical companies have been naming these drugs with unique names, some of em were actually good that I could even name a child after it. Lol.
On an old grave in Paris that was covered with vines
Lied a little girl under a tree of pine
She was buried in the year of 1949
And her name was Madeline.
oh! Madeline! I once wanted to grow in Paris and live like how you did :)
(photo not mine)
Day 5. the Human Skull
Day 4. Trachea