I worked at a hospital a few years ago, and had this patient that seemed to be discontent with EVERYTHING from the minute I walked into the room and introduced myself. He felt that no one could understand his needs and no matter how hard the staff tried, nothing was ever good enough for him. The pain meds never worked. He stated that we left him nauseas “for hours” and that we never Continue Reading
So many of you guys have been following my health journey the past 30 days! You know, the obnoxious foods posts and daily selfies! I was beginning to annoy myself, but posting was a way of accountability for me! I didn’t want to fail in front of all of you! Some would call it pride, but for me it was strategy! I know my personality and ways, and I struggle with finishing something that I start! I did not want this to be another “unfinished project.” This was also part of the challenge for me! Pushing myself to finish something well….without cutting corners!Continue Reading
I have been a nurse for 3 years. In my short three years, my heart and passion to better this profession grew like a wildfire! I’ve never been one to sit back and just let bad things happen. It didn’t take me but a year to realize that healthcare today is much about the business and less about the patient safety and nurses involved (that’s what it feels like)! There are people in professional positions to help “support nurses” and better “quality control” but you never hear from those people unitl “bad” things happen. You only hear about what you did or didn’t do. Very little praise, and lots of run around. It can be extremely draining and discouraging, and I’m tired of watching GOOD nurses leave the bedside and the profession because of it! When you are set up for failure with unsafe nurse-to-patient ratios, the risk for error increases significantly! Nurses can’t take, and shouldn’t have to, that kind of pressure. We’re talking LIVES NOT LATTE’S. No Re-dos!