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Old 01-13-2008, 10:36 PM
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Ok, I don't even know how to put into words what I like because it's so bizaree that you will all think I've gone mad. So, I'll just say it outright. I like to go with the doctor to tell the family when one of their loved ones have died. When the doctor leaves, I remain behind and try to answer all questions they have. I like giving them support and allowing them to vent. After talking, I ask them if they would like to see their loved one and if they do, I take them to the room (with smelling salts in hand) and give them some time to say goodbye. I don't know why, but this part of nursing gives me some of the greatest satisfaction. It makes me feel like a part of the family and that the patient was a person that was loved.
Doesn't sound bizarre to me, sounds like an opportunity to provide compassionate heartfull care, and to recognize that your patient is not a person in isolation but part of a greater whole, who also deserve care and respect. wonderful!
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Old 01-16-2008, 12:50 AM
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I'm really starting to enjoy trach care *shrug*

I also love bed baths

I love making beds! My favorite motto is: if I have time to make beds, you know I'm having a great day!
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Old 01-18-2008, 12:59 PM
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I can't believe that I am actually admitting this to you guys but I like going to the morgue. There's a guy there that looks like the butler from the Adam's Family and sometimes he sneaks up on you and scares you.

Does that make me a freak?
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Does that make me a freak?
Yeeeeeeeeah, kind of.
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Old 01-19-2008, 04:19 AM
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have you tried using lidocaine through neb prior to NGT? It worked just great.
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I can't believe that I am actually admitting this to you guys but I like going to the morgue. There's a guy there that looks like the butler from the Adam's Family and sometimes he sneaks up on you and scares you.

Does that make me a freak?

OMG! Creepy, in a funny kind of way.

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Packing wounds is my fav. Getting in there with forceps making sue all the sinuses are packed properly. The more gauze it takes the better. Got 3 Vag packs into a lady's back once. It's also fun to unpack them; you never know how much gauze is going to come out, it's like that magic trick with scarves. Haven't passed NG or IDC on real people yet, and I don't really like the idea as we can only do females without further training.
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Old 01-23-2008, 11:16 PM
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have you tried using lidocaine through neb prior to NGT? It worked just great.
Amanda - how do you do the lido via neb? I usually have the patient "snort" (for lack of a better word) 2% Lido jelly into the nostril and it numbs all the way back to the throat.

Never heard of the neb route!
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Wow. I'd be more uncomfortable snorting jelly than I would having the tube down. Sometimes I lube the tube with Lidocaine jelly and go slowly.

Ok, now that I think about it, that probably doesn't work well in terms of numbing the area.
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