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    “Heartless” Strength of American Nurses Have you ever thought about how hard it is to be a nurse? How emotionally difficult it is to have a patient die in your care? Nurses do more than most people realize, they have no time to mourn every patient's death because there is always someone else who is going to need their full attention. Some may say nurses are heartless, I know I did. To be a nurse is to be mentally strong. Based on my personal experiences I have come to see that American nurses are amazingly strong. Are You Okay? It was 8:30 when the paramedics left the ER to respond to a call about an unresponsive 3- month- old baby. At 8:49 the nurses were tending to patients and eating breakfast; a paramedic’s voice came over the the ER radio saying, “Unresponsive 3- month- old female…” that was all I heard before the doctor started barking demands and the nurses scurried to the back room. The nurse I had been shadowing told me to stand in the corner and watch and that I did. Moments later two male…

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    No deficiencies noted. Leadership: Dana provides innovative strategies for improvement of job functions within the Error Resolution (ER) unit. She can be relied upon when facing distractions and obstacles. Problem Solving/Judgment: Dana identifies complex problems on criminal history reporting from various law enforcement/judicial agencies as well as inquiries within the department. She gathers and assesses relevant information that should be brought to the attention of management.…

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    to the client, not what you perceive to be the biggest problem. Sometimes the client will not always voice what their biggest problem is, which is why it takes keen observation and open ended questions to discover the client’s real need(s). My personal goals for next week at CC4C are: I will ask my preceptor about the ways, if any, to provide input into being a part of providing education before going to the first visit. If acceptable to preceptor, I will ask my client, one question about her…

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    their hours of operation Monday through Friday, whenever possible. On weekends the ER or Med/Surge floor take care of the procedures. The only time procedures are not scheduled with them in the outpatient infusion area is if the patient is coming in twice per day for IV antibiotics or if the patient needs a blood transfusion and it can’t be completed by the time the Outpatient infusion area closes. We do have many people come to the ER on the weekend as outpatient to receive their Sub-Q…

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    Judit Case Scenarios

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    No deficiencies noted. Leadership: Judit maintains a professional attitude when facing obstacles and distractions. She provides ideas and suggestions on how to streamline job functions within the Error Resolution (ER) unit. Problem Solving/Judgment: Judit has increased her knowledge since being promoted to the ER unit on identifying problems with criminal history reporting from various law enforcement/judicial agencies as well as inquiries within the department. Initiative: When approached…

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    Rewarding In Nursing

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    The most rewarding part of nursing is to be able to help people as a career. However, it is not always as nice as it sounds to be. I was stroked with an event during my clinical rotation in the last year of my nursing school 1993 that influenced my decision making in my nursing career. A 7 year old boy was brought to ER who was a severe burning victim with no one inch of normal skin. The kid, coming from a very low income family, suffered from the burning accident in a concrete trash house came…

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    Later in 2012 my husband and I filled bankruptcy. My husband blamed me a lot for this because of the huge pay cut I had taken. We went from being able to purchase three to four hundred dollars of groceries to maybe fifty dollars of groceries every couple of weeks. Three years after starting work with Dr. Sheila Hill my hours started being cut. I went two weeks without working and no pay. I knew there was no way I could take this kind of pay cut. On the days I had off I would go around town…

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    Be Er And Doer Analysis

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    Every parent wants her child to be considerate and successful. Nevertheless, parenting is the biggest challenge. For instance, the mother in Budge Wilson’s “Be-er and Doer” forces her son to become a doer whereas the narrator in Nellie Miller’s “The Most Powerful Question a Parent Can Ask” positively directs her children to be independent. Although both the mother and the narrator have the same goal to let their kids demonstrate greater accountability, the mother’s behavior of training children…

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    Baby ER Summary

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    Baby ER by Edward Humes is a detailed book that carefully illustrates the experiences of nurses, specialists, physicians, patients, and loved ones while encountering a variety of different circumstances in the NICU. NICU is an abbreviation for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in a hospital. NICUs are nurseries within hospitals that supply continuous care to ill or premature babies. The nurses and other health care workers are trained to provide the best possible care in order for these infants…

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    ER Nurses are The Best From broken legs to gunshot wounds emergency nurses are always on their feet ready to receive any patient, “more than 136.3 million people visit the emergency room each year” (Petrea). From high stress procedures to life threatening injuries, ER nurses are tough cookies that are not to be messed with. They are trained to handle any situation that rolls into the emergency room, by having years of intense schooling and experience in the ER which form them into excellent…

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