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Brave New World of UGH

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Do you see this? This is the time I have to start getting up in the morning. Some of you asked me why I dubbed my new employer UGH. Now you know why. It’s 3 o’clock in the morning and I’m blogging about going to work. UGH! Now where’s my freakin’ coffee? Tweet

Uniform of the Day

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Holy cow! I can hardly remember when nurses use to wear these types of uniforms. They were so white, so professional, so spotless. Believe me, my uniform wasn’t white and spotless when I went home after a long shift at the hospital. I spent many hours after work fussing over stains on my uniform. Barco [...]

Breaking Up is Hard to Do

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Do you remember Neil Sedaka? He was a teen idol back in the 1960s. Neil was a clean-cut guy that sang songs about falling in and out of love. One of his most poplars songs was a number called, “Breaking Up is Hard to Do.” Well, I’m here to tell you that Neil didn’t know [...]

Mr. Grinch and the Tabloid Newspaper

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Extra, extra, read all about it! A local tabloid newspaper printed a story last week about Mr. Grinch, the CEO at the Greatest Hospital in the World. The story spilled the beans about Mr. Grinch’s paycheck. He makes over a half million dollars a year. The story also revealed the hefty salaries and compensation packages [...]

Lessons From Mother Jones

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Buckle your collective bargaining seatbelts. According to an article in the New York Times, Two of the nation’s fastest-growing labor unions — the Service Employees International Union and the California Nurses Association — ended a bitter yearlong dispute on Wednesday by agreeing to work together to unionize hospital workers and push for universal health coverage. [...]

Nurse Barbie and Doctor Ken

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Barbie just turned the big 5-0 this year. Doesn’t she look great? I don’t know too many 50 year old women that can still fit into a size 0 pair of skintight pants. Barbie and I grew up together and I always wanted to grow up to be just like my Barbie Doll. She had [...]

CIA vs. Psychiatric Charge Nurse

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This weekend a man came to my unit and rang the doorbell a half an hour before visiting hours were to start. I opened the unit door and a large burly man wearing sunglass and a dark suit asked me if a certain patient was on my unit. Of course I told him that I [...]

Doctor’s Orders: Shut UP!

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The public is discovering a dirty little secret that nurses have known about for years. Some doctors are jackasses who can’t find their way out of a box. It’s true. There are some doctors out there I wouldn’t recommend to my worst enemy. Now, thanks to the Internet, patients can log onto websites and share [...]

Snow Sucks

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Holy crap! Now this nurse works in a tough neighborhood. Check out the guys walking her to the parking lot. Besides the occasional avalanche, I had no idea that working at a ski lodge could be so dangerous. I don’t think this nurse is too smart. She is working in a bad neighborhood, she is [...]

Rahm Emanuel, RN

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White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel has what it takes to be a nurse. Ben Smith from Politico wrote that Rahm, who took time out last weekend to go see The Wrestler at a local DC movie house, helped a fellow moviegoer who was having a seizure. The man was sitting right next to [...]

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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Amanda Trujillo, MSN, RN, DNSc-NP(s) Media & Blogger Coverage