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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Nursing: I'm lovin' it

There are so many days when I have to remind myself to just get through one more day. That's all the energy I have for. But some days, like today, are really encouraging. My patient was in a lot of pain and her nurse didn't realize she had another pain medication prescribed for her. I pointed that out, and in some small ways (like that) I'm starting to really make a difference. I'm starting to take vital signs and document with ease. I'm actually feeling the part now. I did have one funny moment today though when I introduced myself to my patient and started taking her vital signs. Her heart was silent so I tried, as non-nonchalantly as possible, to turn my stethoscope ear piece around without my patient noticing that I had put it in backwards. tee hee. Still learning.



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