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How To Be A Nurse And A Nurse Stories

January 4, 2011 by  
Filed under CNA Training

An old nurse once told me Or any good nurse and always wears a pair of scissors in his pocket. While I use my scissors every day, there are other factors that are essential to being a great nurse.One O of the first things that any nurse or aspiring to do is find a good pair of shoes … for me, I’m always looking for the “perfect” shoe. This led me to have a museum of nursing shoes in my closet. The open-nine times out of ten, I am greeted by an avalanche of shoes.

Currently I have two pairs of Danskos, two pairs of Crocs (one of the holes, one without) a couple of Nursemates and a pair of shoes for the Red Cross. I am trying to work around them and use them all, except one who sit Danskos closet and make me feel guilty every time I watch them. There went $ 100 down the drain! At least in my hospital scrubs to offer, so I am a bit in the margin of my illness shoe. The shoes are important, because the OR, almost step on my feet all day. I also run entries, the surgeon decides he needs at once. I am seriously considering the request creators Heelies (sneakers, which are skating wheels at the bottom), so that nursing shoe.

This runs amok in the OR is probably part of what most people synonymous with being a professional. Although a large part, this is not the most important part. The most crucial part of nursing or becoming a patient advocate. I must admit that I tend to get angry when people outside or even alleged that the nurses who did not suffer the patients, because “the patients are unconscious anyway”. Worse, they think we we do not care about patients. Nothing could be further from the truth. During the surgery tends to bring the most vulnerable parts of the patient’s personality. We must win the trust of our patients in a short time (approx. 10 minutes) and I had to use all the “theraputic communication techniques” that we learn in nursing school. Sometimes, looking back if cons! Once, as a new or squeaky a nurse, I had a patient who was severely depressed and had anxiety problems.

Operating room nurses said he was eager to mourn in and out of time I had been there. I introduce myself and ask all the usual questions (allergies, NPO status, any previous surgery?) It seems to get along. He even smiled once or twice. I tried to keep distracted because she was worried, so I start asking him to “get to know you” type questions. Everything was fine until I asked if he had any pets at home. She starts to mourn and told me that her cat “Snowy” was recently beaten by a car. I mean, I was almost hysterical. At one point I think I am doing a good job and was proud of me, next time, I am running for the tissues and the assurance that if animals go to heaven, snowy is certainly there. Hell, it took me a while to live down.

In my hospital, it is a patient ID to the anesthesia and the doctor and this process is not subject to negotiation. Most doctors are good at this, but I had to stand my ground with a pair to make sure it is done. Helped to anesthesia and intubation treatment of emotional support for patients who go to bed (although the incident of snow, I leave the questions for pets my repertoire!). Then help the patients position, and this is important because it can harm a patient if not placed correctly. Often, the surgeon wants the patient has a Foley, so I put that in the fear that Foley had a great woman for a month or two. I have since learned that light or may be your best friend trying to find the elusive female urethra and feel free to ask someone to pull the gloves and contribute to “retract” lady parts.

After the procedure, we move the patients back on the gurney, the anesthesiologist and / CRNA me and take the patient to the recovery room. I give the report and say something Pacu nurse extraordinary happened, if any drugs were given, and mention how many drains and dressings.I know in my description above, it seems, unlike in many nursing jobs out there, and can seem very technical, but everything we do is for the patient. If these things are done poorly or not at all, it can severely impact on the patients recovery and in some cases, survival. One or a nurse can not be afraid to disagree with the surgeon or anesthesia, whose policies are not followed. I have to say that if I did not strike the head with a person at least once per shift, so I am not doing my job properly.

It seems to me that a good or a nurse must wear many hats and be at different times, a psychologist, a computer specialist, a mechanic, a gopher, and a lawyer. You must have compassion, curiosity, a good set of eyes and ears, and endurance. A strong stomach does not hurt either. Some people asked me if they need prior experience to succeed in the OR, either with or surgery or other specialties.