The Real Nurse Jackie by Jacqueline Vance, RNC, CDONA/LTC
As an educator, I always let the audience know that there is no such thing as a stupid question. But now I have to take that back.
For some very bizarre reason, some people think it is their God-given American right to not wear a mask
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so maybe this blog actually is not the shortest ever …
Can we be honest? I think most people have discipline and instruction totally backward.
Have you ever watched a basketball game? These lithe athletes are running down the court going in one direction and then BAM! They stop, plant a foot, pivot and go in another direction.
Come on America, show us some love.
I used to use my toilet paper like I was spinning on Wheel of Fortune. No more.
What’s it going to take for nurses to get a little respect — and the personal protective equipment they need so badly?! I have my ideas.
Couldn’t they have warned us? No, I am not talking about the COVID-19 virus. I’m talking about those residents who hoard.
There was a book back in the day called “I’m OK, You’re OK.” Frankly, I thought it was kind of stupid.
As I sit here and write this blog, it’s my birthday, and I notice that every year my bucket list grows shorter. But I definitely have good ones I still want to do.
I have to ask: Does anyone read what they write before they sign off and lock their documentation anymore?
Every January 1 the commercials start. How to lose weight, how to eat right, how to exercise, what machines to buy. But, really, what needs reshaping more this time of year?
Remain true to your beliefs, just like George Bailey, and you’ll be just fine.
What if we all lived by our mission and values? I mean truly did it.
If we’re not even defining family at our homes, what the heck are we doing around the table at our facilities?
As we move to the month of November and plan for Thanksgiving at our personal homes and facilities, I have a challenge for you.
Shouldn’t we avoid transferring people to the hospital if we can treat them in place? Come on, nurses, stop, take a breath, put on your nurse’s thinking cap.
What if we had a potluck meal and sat down with the people who work with us, no matter what the department, job duty, no matter where you came from or what you believe in, etc.?
I can’t help but comment on the incredible dedication of staff members during Hurricane Dorian. Remember that we can, and should, always take the lead in praising staff.