“It’s a mild, overcast December morning. It is not a good day to die or to do anything else in particular. It’s a real nothing day,” Robert Samuels recalls about the morning, early in December 1981, which changed his life’s course forever.
In “Blue Water, White Water”, Samuels recounts his dramatic experience of agonizing illness and painstakingly slow recovery when he’s stricken with a severe case of Guillain Barre syndrome. Left only with the ability to move his eyes left and right, Samuels spends over a year completely dependent on nursing and medical care. Although his total paralysis leaves him bereft of any independence, his sharply intact mind must deal with the pain, frustration, and fear that accompanies such a loss of health and ability.
We know nurses are fabulous.
But guess what? The news media does, too.
Oh, the trials and tribulations you face as a new graduate nurse. A nurse in his or her first year faces a sharp learning curve. We all go through it, and painful though it is, it’s the only way to learn real-life nursing skills. Here are some pearls of advice I would give to myself if I were jumping in for the first time all over again.
A few months back, we offered some word therapy for nurses and got a great response from many!
As a small tribute to all nurses during National Nurses Week, we present to you some more quotes, sometimes funny and sometimes heartwarming, to get you through the never-ending challenges you face every day.
Happy National Nurses Week!
It’s lovely to receive cards and recognition from your loved ones, your coworkers and your employers.
But the most important celebration is the one you give yourself. You earn it every day.
Hey, Scrubbed In readers!
When it comes to insider industry info — you know, real nurses and real life — you’re the experts. Scrubbed In is a community of thoughtful readers who are ready to share their experiences and connect with their nursing comrades.
Take a peek at some of the great tips and input we’ve received from readers over the past few months.
There are plenty of other areas in your life that could probably use a hygiene tune-up. Start looking at some of your habits more critically to see if there are ways to make your days as bacteria free as possible.
When you wear colorful scrubs, you’re not just making a fashion statement.
In a study published in 2009, researchers investigated the association between multicolored scrubs and pediatric patient (and parent) perception. Nurses who wore brightly colored scrubs were perceived as more helpful and friendly than those who wore standard blue scrubs. Parents rated nurses in colorful scrubs as more reassuring and less frightening to kids.
The job hunt just got comfy.
Wednesday, April 24th kicks off the Nurse.com/National Association for Health Care Recruitment (NAHCR) Virtual Nursing Job Expo.
The virtual nursing expo is a unique job search opportunity where you’ll have the chance to browse open positions, interact with recruiters and fellow attendees, view presentations, and attend a live Q&A.