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Doing the right thing by Tracey Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing I had a patient come in the other night............drunk with a head injury. As typical of us jaded ED nurses we kinda rolled our eyes and figured he was one of our regular ... Read on »
Resurection? by Tracey Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Perhaps it's time............. For a resurection!! Of this blog that is. I'm not gonna make any promises but I'm gonna give it an honest effort. Now that I'm an ED n ... Read on »
Gues Post by Jennifer Johnson by Tracey Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Top 5 Ways to Stay Awake Might as well call you a Vampire— while the rest of the world sleeps, you’re awake, transporting bodies and dealing with blood. You are 12-hour ... Read on »
The NICU by Tracey Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing I came in last night and the nursing supervisor asked me if I had ever worked in the NICU.  Uhhh.....nope, the regular newborn nursery but not the NICU. But hey, I'm up ... Read on »
Chief complaint by Tracey Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing I get to spend quite a bit of time in our ED doing my job as our resource nurse.  The other day I was down there for awhile and happened to notice the chief complaint of ... Read on »
I was named to....50 Best Blogs for New Nurses by Tracey Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing I got an email the other day letting me know that I was named to a list of 50 Best Blogs for New Nurses.  I love being named to these kinds of lists!  Especially lately ... Read on »
Please Stop.... by Tracey Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing The other night I was helping in the ED and we got this patient that was showing signs of an acute stroke.  She arrived talking though she had some expressive aphasia. ... Read on »
Lions and Tigers and Nurses....A Review by Tracey Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Awhile back I did a post on Amy Glenn Vega's Nursing Novella titled Lions and Tigers and Nurses. You can find that post here . If you remember (or just read) I was a b ... Read on »
Code 8 where????? by Tracey Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing        Not too long ago we had a person (that wasn't a patient or employee) however was in the hospital building try and hurt themself.  In the process of doing this ... Read on »
Travel Nursing by Tracey Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing       Do you use travel nurses at your hospital?  We used to use them all the time and they were great to fill in the gaps.  We got some great travel nurses in--some that ... Read on »
Happy Birthday CoS!!! by Tracey Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Change of Shift has completed 3 successful years and will now be starting year 4!!  Hard to believe.  I don't get into it too often because I tend to forget to submit my ... Read on »
Lifesaver by Tracey Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing      A few years ago I took care of a patient with pneumonia.  She also had a history of aggressive breast cancer.  She quickly went downhill and ended up intubated.  She ... Read on »
One of those people who had an impact by Tracey Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing         A few nights ago I was doing rounds and in talking with a nurse about her assignment saw a name on a chart.  I laughed and said "that was the name of the pri ... Read on »
Featured Healthblogger on Wellsphere by Tracey Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing I'm honored to be chosen to be a featured healthblogger on wellsphere.  I was contacted by them and asked to be a featured blogger on their site.  After checking out thei ... Read on »
The one who "got" to me by Tracey Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing They say that in your career you'll have at least one patient who "gets" to you. One who you become quite close to and that you never forget. That happened to me ear ... Read on »
"This is what you are meant to be doing and we will never forget you" by Tracey Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing One night I picked up a patient from a fellow nurse and figured it would be a typical shift. We'll call this patient JJ. She was in her mid 40's and otherwise fairly hea ... Read on »
Designed with nurses in mind by Tracey Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing When the Children's Hospital of Pittsburg was redesigned recently by Astorino Inc. it was done after much consideration of the aging nursing popluation.  Read below the s ... Read on »
Do I need to know? by Tracey Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Last night I was assigned to the CCU for the first 4 hours of my shift as they were short a nurse and getting a post-PCI patient (heart attack that just got angioplasty) ... Read on »
I've been listed as a top 50 blog!! by Tracey Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing How exciting for me!!  I've been listed as a top 50 nursing blog!!!  I'm honored.  Thanks for being a reader and thanks to onlinenursingdegreeguide.org for listing me.  T ... Read on »
Nursing novellas as continuing education by Tracey Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing I got an email the other day asking if I would be willing to put a press release on my blog.  Being skeptical of anything but my own stories I was a bit leary at first.  ... Read on »