Monthly Archives: May 2017

No, I won’t claim that the day shift is more difficult than the night shift. Yet, from time to time, you do receive patients...

No, I won’t claim that the day shift is more difficult than the night shift. Yet, from time to time, you do receive patients...

I had a patient who had chronic pain. He was given fentanyl patches for pain. The instructions were apply a new patch every 24...

The absent mindedness of our geriatric patients could be extremely funny. For instance, I once had a patient who came from Kentucky. She...

We all talk about health care workers stress like it involves critical anxieties and to some extent, it does. In the words of the...

Sloppy handwriting from coworkers, never fails to drive my stress level through the roof. It is the most negligent activity in any practice. Is...

There’s many types of stress associated with working on the medical floor. Of course, I’ve faced practically all of them. From the heart pounding...

I’M ENGAGED TO A MATTRESS I’m tired of it. Do you hear me? Tired of it! While this statement might not mean much coming...

Night shifts are tough. You’re combating one of the harshest sleep schedules available in professions (although, the military surely has our nurses beat), alongside...

Night shifts haunt you. Truly. Going into the medical profession and being assigned those grueling hours change every aspect of your life. For starters,...