Archive for August, 2009
Okay. Here it is. I must be the worst OB nurse ever. Or when it comes to the other blogs I have come across, I must be. Because, and here it is, I don’t think that taking drugs in labor is a terrible thing. And I also don’t think that if you give your kid formula that it’s a bad thing. In fact, I had a c-section. I’m glad. I was offered a version before my c-section, and I said no. I had an easy recovery, and I don’t feel like a failure. I tried to nurse her, and while I did enjoy it, I only produced about 1 1/2 oz. of breastmilk all day. And while I wish I could have breastfed, it was more important to me to enjoy time with my baby, than being hooked up to a breast pump every 2 hours.
So there you have it. I’m the worst OB nurse ever. But, I’m happy.
Came across this in Scrubs Magazine. It’s great…..
Hi. I’m the Nurse. We’ve Never Met:
Did you know I had formal schooling, including college course education?
Did you know I took a National Certification Exam?
Did you know I am a licensed professional?
Did you know some of us are men?
Did you know some of us are younger? Some of us are older?
Did you know the only place you’ll find a ‘naughty nurse’ is either in your dreams or on the internet?
Did you know we don’t just work in the hospital or physician’s office?
Did you know the all white outfit is not the standard uniform anymore?
Did you know we don’t wear the nursing caps anymore?
Did you know I am not just the physician’s hand maiden or subordinate?
Did you know I am an independent healthcare professional that is the physician’s colleague?
Did you know I have to possess a working knowledge of Pharmacology and how it impacts your care?
Did you know it’s my job and responsibility to critically evaluate every aspect of your care?
Did you know I am required to have a sound understanding of Human Anatomy and Physiology?
Did you know I have to be well versed in Microbiology and how it affects the human body?
Did you know I have to be cognizant and well studied on a plethora of human disease processes?
Did you know it’s my job to assess, monitor and treat not just your illness, but you as a person?
Did you know I can and do possess specialty certifications that require thousands of worked hours just to qualify for consideration?
Did you know I command and perform critical thinking skills that require me to make life-saving decisions in a blink of an eye?
Did you know I am a highly trained professional with skills that demand sharp attention, a keen sense of prediction and a caring attitude?
Did you know I am in charge of equipment that monitor your health from inside your beating heart?
Did you know I am in charge of equipment that assist in your recovery treatment from inside your brain?
Did you know I am responsible for titrating and administering medication you receive that can induce and resist almost all your normal physiological actions and reactions? And that these medications are life-saving and life-sustaining?
Did you know I am also a professional stress-juggler, and all the care you are receiving I am also providing to all my other patients?
Did you know it’s my responsibility to coordinate your care between all the services contributing to your treatment process?
Did you know I am educated on the grieving process and that I am here to help you?
Did you know I am an educational resource for any and all information related to your better health?
Did you know I care?
Did you know?
What do you think? Care to add any to the list?
By Sean Dent
I had to steal this photo from my sister because I just love it!
Well, I haven’t had much to post about lately. My days are pretty much the same. Wake up (early, Miss Kate is an early bird!), hang out with Kate, visit with my sisters, go to bed. Things are going to change soon, as I’ll be going back to work. I dread it, but at the same time, look forward to seeing my friends there. Anyway, I haven’t been saying much because right now it’s pretty much all the same. And it’s probably pretty boring for you guys. But I thought I’d let you know that I’m still around. I’ll leave you with a picture again of the two cutest babies in the world…