Advice for New Graduates!

We asked our followers what is the best piece of advice they could give to the upcoming new nursing graduates, here is a compiled list! 🙂 Here are the main themes: 1. Ask questions. Honestly, this is huge. Current nurses learn to trust you this way – they know you will seek them out if…

PPE Fails

Stories of epic PPE fails… When gloves, gown, and a mask just aren’t enough… the grossest of the gross. -C. diff ostomy bag juice splashed onto the forehead -Turning a patient with a trach when they coughed a lugy into my eye -Confused patient showered me with a spit/Haldol combo -Projectile vomit rolling down a…

Finance Friday: Budgeting!

Be honest, when you heard the word budget do your palms start to sweat? Maybe a little? When you hear the word budget what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Deprivation? Tediousness? Frustration? Totally understandable. All our lives we’ve been told we have to budget. Television pundits tell us how much money we waste…

Daily Laugh – Absurd Nursing Orders

A compilation of the absurd orders nurses have encountered… Enjoy! 😉 Pillow therapy Push this 500lb patient over to admitting Use flu swab to help with hiccups Please admit 18 year old to NICU Remove chest tube accidentally placed in the spleen Place two foley catheters with 10ml bulbs in nose and inflate to stop…