Posts Tagged ‘patients’


Saturday, June 13th, 2009

Today, I got my feet tired again. My eight hours of duty requires me to be on my feet all day walking around from patient to another patient, back and forth. Literally there are days that I can’t even sit even in 2 minutes. My poor feet have no choice but to walk around as much. But sometimes, I do not feel them while I am still caring for patients. I usually feel the pain after my shift. I just have to elevate them. I will go to a foot spa for a great massage sometimes. It did help with cramps or strains in my feet. It is really important to pamper our feet and take care of them.

Not that nurses should refuse orders

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

I am reminded today of what our clinical instructors emphasized to us when we were still student nurse. They told us that as nurses we ought not to carry all of the doctors orders. Everyone of us makes mistakes. Nobody is perfect. Nurses make mistakes and doctors too. So as nurses we need to be very careful and knowledgeable enough to know what orders are right or wrong. It is not that we should refuse doctors’ orders but we are responsible for knowing better if we are told by a doctor to do the wrong thing. We are legally responsible in carrying out orders that are not right. So we should better know our stuff. But we need to play closely with the team, and get orders written. When we detect that the order is wrong, we have to approach the doctor in a professional an unoffensive manner. Nurses should not act as all knowing nurse. Doctors will hate you. We should work hand in hand as a team for the sake of all our patients.