Nurses: Your first patient death

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This experience is like many of the other “firsts” every Nurse will experience. You first patient death is something that stays with you.

The feelings and emotions that you experience are difficult, unique and real. Don’t be afraid to admit how awkward, scary and unfamiliar you feel.

Talk it out with everyone. Talk it out with your co-workers, with your supervisors and with anyone else who is experiencing this.

Taking care of your patient in death is just as important as the effort you make to save their live. Give them the dignity and respect they so rightfully deserve (something you would demand for your family member).

Death is hard to manage as a Nurse…. and I’ve talked about it before… we use dark humor as one of the many coping mechanisms to help us “deal”.

I share some of my humorous stressful thoughts that I had during my first patient death so many years ago.

What about you? Do you remember your first patient death?

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To all Nurses: We impact lives

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We impact lives.

What we do affects lives. We not only impact our patients, but their family, their friends and sometimes complete strangers.

“You took care of me”….. is a phrase that took me years to get comfortable with. I would be approached by someone who was (in my memories and in my eyes a complete stranger).. only to find out I cared for them at some point in their life.

What we do matters. And not everyone can do this job. It’s hard to always have our game-face on, but having a bad day is no excuse for not giving that next patient your best.

I thank you for impacting the lives you touch.

Check out the video below. Click the title, head on over to my Facebook page and leave me a comment.

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How do I deal with work fatigue as a new Nurse?

 

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 “This job isn’t for everyone”

There is a reason why we say this. What we do is hard. It’s hard on the mind, hard on the heart and hard on the body.

Longevity and success in this profession is found when you can balance the hard.

Everyone balances their work life differently, and everyone has different challenges. The transition from student to a practicing Nurse is tough. It’s a shock to the system in every way imaginable.

Give yourself the time to rest, recover and rejuvenate… but don’t ignore your own health. Start small and budget your time wisely.

The physical part…. that’s easy. It’s the emotional recovery that can cripple you. Please don’t forget to refund your ‘running on empty’ emotional bank.

Seasoned Nurses out there, any suggestions, tips or tricks for the new Nurse who is battling work fatigue?

Check out the video below. Click the title, head on over to my Facebook page and leave me a comment.

Don’t forget to share the video! If ya like what ya see…. tell someone. Hell, tell someone if ya don’t like it.

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