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You're A Nurse

It's happening again. My stomach is in knots, my heart is pounding in my chest, my palms are sweating, my mouth is dry, and I think my vision is beginning to blur....

You're A Nurse

It's happening again. My stomach is in knots, my heart is pounding in my chest, my palms are sweating, my mouth is dry, and I think my vision is beginning to blur....

Like Mother, Like Daughter

As a kid, I wanted to be a portrait painter. Then an archeologist. Then, for a very brief spell, a news anchorwoman. Never once did I consider taking on my mother's profession. No glamour there. No romance or undercover mystery in nursing. I'd been lugging dolls around since I could walk, changing their unsoiled doll diapers, and spooning imaginary doll food to their plastic lips. I assumed that nursing, the work my mom did, was something akin to this. Having recently graduated from print to cursive and already reading chapter books, I was fairly convinced that I could be a nurse right then myself, if only I felt like it (which I most certainly didn't).

Exactly How Many Medications?

How many rights does it really take to keep from making a wrong? Sometimes your medication administration procedures can feel a bit like running a maze. You think the object of the game is to get through as quickly as possible and feel certain you can see the way out just ahead. The problem is, mazes are tricky. One wrong turn can change a normal shift into a nightmare of consequences.

It's All Trivial

In honor of national games and puzzles week November 19-25, here is a set of trivia questions to exercise your brain.

Emergency Room Romance

Imagine conducting serious medical research in a bathing suit and sunglasses, stretched out on a beach towel, with a pile of romance novels as your weighty subject matter. This was the enviable challenge undertaken by Irish physician Brendan Kelly. Published in the October 27 issue of The Lancet, Kelly's findings identified common themes among a selection of twenty medical romance novels. He sought to uncover whether the increasingly popular genre of medical romance has any grounding in fact.

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