Have you ever felt concerned about your patient before any notable trends are detected, and it turns out your feeling was correct? Have you ever had an instinctual feeling, knowing something without being able to explain how you knew it? Or what about the gut feeling you get when something doesn’t seem right inside your … Continue reading Using Your Intuition
What do you think of when you think of a Registered Nurse (RN)? Do you think of a healer, a compassionate caregiver capable of critical thinking, planning and implementing life saving nursing care? Or do you picture a "naughty nurse" in a sexy white dress ready to give you a bed bath or a buff … Continue reading What is Nursing?
Intensive Care Units are often extremely busy, full of critically ill patients battling dis-ease: sepsis, organ failure, stroke, heart attack, respiratory failure and other life threatening disorders. In my unit, at the start of the shift, we meet as a team to discuss the state of the unit and who will need help with the … Continue reading Keep Calm and Nurse On