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What’s the Craziest Set of Circumstances you’ve seen a Patient Survive and be Discharged in Relatively Good Health?

As a Nurse, you see some really crazy things on a regular basis but there are some that just stand out. The question “What’s the Craziest Set of Circumstances you’ve seen a Patient Survive and be Discharged in Relatively Good Health?” was asked on a Reddit thread the other day and there are some real pearlers here. Let us know in the comments what your “Stand Out” cases were… For more news, views and funny stuff follow Trending Nurses on Facebook: Some of the responses from Reddit: Suicide Attempt: Dude with severe depression and a drug problem who jumped...

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What do you do as a Nurse When Your Paycheck Doesn’t Arrive (Like staff at Tulare Regional Medical Center)?

On Thursday the 29th of September Nurses and other medical staff at Tulare Regional Medical Center got the surprise of their lives – their paychecks didn’t arrive and at a meeting with Hospital Administrators they were told that they shouldn’t worry as the checks would be released over the next few days as the hospital collected money. For more news, views and funny stuff follow Trending Nurses on Facebook: Now, I am not going to delve into the saga of how the hospital got to where it couldn’t pay employees. Suffice to say that it seems to be mainly because of...

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I had a psychotic breakdown at work

This will be a very long post. But I feel like it’s worth reading. As fellow nurses, you all know that we stretch ourselves too thin. We work long hours. We have stressful shifts. We push our bodies and our minds over and over again. For our patients. For our coworkers. For our families. We all know that we should take care of ourselves. We all know we should eat better, exercise more, drink less. Stop saying yes to picking up extra shifts. Stop going without sleep so we can spend time with our friends and families on our...

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We Need Nurses More Than Ever. Why Are We Letting Them Burn Out?

About 10 years ago, Elizabeth Scala was a young RN, working on a psychiatric floor of a busy Maryland hospital. She’d been in the role for two or three years, and she’d risen to a position of authority, coordinating her colleagues’ activities as a charge nurse on the unit. From the outside, it looked like she had everything together, but inside she was so stressed out she was nearly falling apart. “It was like Jekyll and Hyde,” Scala said. When she got off work, she said, she would go home and pick vicious fights with her boyfriend. She wasn’t...

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Young Nurse’s Social Media Posts Gives us an Insight Into the Terror of ICU Shooting.

Even as the terror of an active shooter hung over the room, the staff in the ICU at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center worked desperately to save a woman’s life. A young nurse’s post on social media describes the scene in heartbreaking detail: “We’re all working together, fast, flowing, like a dance. It’s loud & quiet at the same time as you’re zeroed in on your task. But in the back of your mind, she was shot, in our unit. Where’s the shooter?” For more news, views and funny stuff follow Trending Nurses on Facebook: Krissy Moses was working as an ICU...

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