Is your resolution to lose weight or exercise? Are you going to quit smoking? Are you going to save money, make time for you, or spend more time with your kids? Wonderful! I want us to commit to making a resolution as a profession. It’s an easy one. You probably think I want you to retweet… Continue reading A New Year for Nursing
I didn’t think we would be back here so soon, but…..here we are. Miss Medical Manners has a column for you once again! Show me your Stethoscope started because of a very specific thing. A talk show host being a complete and total asshole. Instead of emulating that, I would like for you to try… Continue reading SMYS Etiquette for Dummies, Part Deux
We all know that despite the year being 2015….and almost 2016, that racism still exists. It is shameful, and nobody likes to talk about it. So naturally, here I am. Yelling about it. Because that is what I do. On the message boards yesterday, an African American nurse was very upset and obviously came to… Continue reading Racism in Healthcare. Your Stories
Some years ago, I tore my trapezius. I had a patient who was, quite frankly….wider than she was tall. She was very ill and had a trach, and was on a vent. She had pneumonia. She developed CDiff. Naturally, this meant she was constantly incontinent. Her family refused to let us insert a fecal management system.… Continue reading Injured Nurses – Does your facility care?
From Wikipedia: The nurse’s cap originated from a group of women in the early Christian era, called “deaconesses.” Deaconesses are now recognized as religious order nuns. These women were distinguished from other women during this time by white coverings worn on their heads. This particular head covering was worn to show that this group of… Continue reading The Nursing Cap – No, Really.
Yes, I said it. Lots of exciting things happening this week behind the scenes. Working on NCLEX Prep stuff, working on Safe Staffing stuff, working on a totally different side project. I am a busy girl! Of course, Jalil Johnson is a hell of a lot busier, and better at being busy. Jalil is the… Continue reading SMYS ETIQUETTE for dummies. And you.
SMYS can only be described as ‘lively’ on holidays. Everyone got engaged, everyone cooked, dressed in kooky outfits for work…. We posted about a zillion pictures of healthcare professionals around the world…..WHICH WAS AWESOME! Some of them were most definitely NOT celebrating Christmas because to do so in their country means 100 lashes and 10… Continue reading Janie and the Holy Shovel