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Refrigerator Nurse

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Meet Nurse Prudence Perfect. She is the unit’s refrigerator nurse. It’s her job to make sure that everything is perfect and meets Joint Commission standards because you never know when the old JC will drop by for an unannounced visit. Insulin vials labeled and dated? Check. Refrigerator thermometer easily accessible and log up to date? [...]

Birthday Greetings from Steve Jobs

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I’m about to turn 29 years old for the 27th time in a row, and in honor of my upcoming birthday, my mother sent me a list of stores that offer senior discounts. (Thanks, Mom). I looked it over and noticed that the Apple Store was missing from the list. I was sure that this [...]

Breaking Up With Walter Reed

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Dear Walter: This isn’t easy for me to say, but it’s over. I’m breaking up with you. I don’t know where to begin. It was love at first sight. I saw you standing in the horizon and my heart fluttered. You are an imposing presence, and your name is synonymous for compassionate care. I thought [...]

Talk to the Monkey

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The good people from bestnursingdegree.com are putting together some information on what it’s like to start out in the nursing field, and Mr. Monkey and I are getting the word out about a couple of surveys over at surveymonkey.com. One survey is focused on what the nursing field is really like , and other asks [...]

Miss Moneypenny, RN

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We’ve all heard about the exploits of Secret Agent James Bond, but few of us know much about Miss Moneypenny. She is secretary to M, who is Bond’s boss and head of the British Secret Service. Well, if the news media is reporting this story accurately, I believe that Miss Moneypenny and her girlfriends who [...]

Treadmills, Hot Guys, and Nurses

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Meet Mr. Hot Guy. He’s my workout buddy. Actually, he doesn’t know that I exsist, but I make sure that I’m in the gym whenever he’s there. No, I’m not a stalker, just an admirer of the finer things of life. He occasionally gives me brief, superficial eye contact. I wonder what he’s thinking about. [...]

Old School Nurse

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Check out this nurse’s erect posture and direct eye contact. Just one look tells you that she was in charge of HER unit. I bet patients never argued with her about taking their prescribed dose of Anacin. I remember when nurses wore pure white uniforms, starched caps, and white leather nursing shoes. Those nurses looked [...]

Did You Miss Me?

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Hello there, remember me? No, I haven’t been off with Pierre Cardin and his futuristic nurses, posing for Life Magazine, although I’d really like to get my hands on that way cool hovercraft. I use to blog everyday, and sometimes in my sleep, but I’m back now and I have a lot of catching up [...]

I can’t believe that I haven’t been putting up new posts on my blog. This would not have happened under ordinary circumstances, but that whole widowhood thing threw me off my stride. I’m addicted to blogging. It’s my drug of choice. I’ve been doing a lot of things over the last couple of months. For [...]

Companionship: Petfinder vs. OKCupid

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Hello everyone. I’ve been getting a lot of email from my readers, and to those of you who have wondered what happened to me, I am not dead, thanks for asking. I haven’t posted anything in a long time because I’ve been really busy. I started writing for NursingLink, and I’ve been busy getting my [...]

Nurse Ratched

There has been a lot of chatter in the blogosphere about medical bloggers and HIPAA regulations so let me make this very clear: I write composite stories about many different people that I've cared for over the years.

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