As young nurses, we are strong and agile. We want to prove to our patients and colleagues ‘we got this.’ In all honesty, a workplace injury can happen so quickly. Before you know it, you may develop immediate injury or long term chronic pain over time. I implore you to use the lift assist devices on your unit ! *
Being a nurse, a lot of times we don’t even get a chance to go to the bathroom. I never take a break, and barely get water in. A few days ago I was hospitalized for a F’ing Kidney Stone due to dehydration, 😩😩so my coworker gifted me with this bottled water😂 Needless to say, I was highly offended by that card playing comment that senator made about nurses. We make so many sacrifices for our patients, we put them above our own needs. I might not get a chance to stay hydrated while at work, but I certainly make sure my patients get theirs. So, To Senator #maureenwalsh 🙄🖕 #nursesofinstagram#loveanurse#blacknursesrock#blacknurseskillinit
Easter Sunday was supposed to be a very productive day of study, but instead ended up to include a veeeery long lunch and then couch & choc. I could stress about how this makes another day behind but instead I've just accepted that this what I needed. #grateful for this day of rest.
Typical day at the office 👩🏻⚕️ said no nurse ever. .
My 30-minute uninterrupted break is the most sacred thing to me during nearly 13 hours constantly on the go. .
Sometimes I close my eyes on the break room couch and relish a couple minutes without a phone call or beeping monitor alarms. .
Sometimes I use it to giggle at memes and catch up on the best chatter with my second family. .
Sometimes I use it to cry because the emotional weight of this job just catches up with me. .
Sometimes I need my break to inhale 2 days worth of calories because it’s how you cope when the whole unit goes up in flames. .
The thought of someone thinking I lollygag on my 🍑 playing cards all day, wanting to take this sacred space away from a nurse like me is 🤬ridiculous. .
Senator #MaureenWalsh is sadly
misguided in thinking we shouldn’t have adequate meal breaks or be safe from forced overtime. .
But don’t worry, if she ever lands in my hospital I’ll treat her with the same professionalism, emotional intelligence, and skill I would with any other patient. But I get to choose the gauge of the IV I stick her with 💉 #nursecards#nurselifern#nurselife#nursesofinstagram
A cesarean delivery — also known as a C-section or cesarean section — is the surgical delivery of a baby. It involves one incision in the mother’s abdomen and another in the uterus.
Cesarean deliveries are generally avoided before 39 weeks of pregnancy so the child has proper time to develop in the womb. Sometimes, however, complications arise and a cesarean delivery must be performed prior to 39 weeks.
Reasons for a cesarean delivery include:
baby has developmental conditions
baby’s head is too big for the birth canal
the baby is coming out feet first (breech birth)
early pregnancy complications
mother’s health problems, such as high blood pressure or unstable heart disease
mother has active genital herpes that could be transmitted to the baby
previous cesarean delivery
problems with the placenta, such as placental abruption or placenta previa
problems with the umbilical cord
reduced oxygen supply to the baby
the baby is coming out shoulder first (transverse labor)
When you say you’re going to reach a goal, do you believe it’s going to happen?
I said every New Years that I wanted to exercise consistently. To me that would be at least 3 times a week. Did I ever keep that promise? Reach that goal? NEVER. Maybe for a couple weeks out of the month, then I would fall off the wagon. .
That was until two years ago when a friend of mine invited me to join an accountability group. I sent my goal once again to exercise consistently. When she said that she worked out 5-6 times a week I immediately thought to myself- wow, all she does is workout. I’ll never have enough time to do that. Maybe 3-4 times. .
But yet here I am, two years later, working out 5-6 times a week and enjoying it! To say that the community of encouraging and committed ladies are motivating is such an understatement! .
I lean on them for support. I show up because they show up. I push forward because they do. Together we make more reasons WHY we need to keep working on our health rather than allowing excuses to take control. .
Do you feel like accountability is what you need? What if the extra support is all you needed to keep on track? Maybe you should check my next group out and see if it could help you like it helps me everyday.
How DARE #MaureenWalsh interrupt my @uno winning streak with her rude claim??!!! 🤯🤬 To make such a bold, uninformed statement (as a Senator at that) is downright disrespectful to nurses who indeed sacrifice lunch breaks, bladders, and more to provide the utmost excellent care to our patients. She believes that nurses that work in critical access hospitals should be exempt from a bill that protects nurses from mandatory OT and protects meal and rest breaks.
Ignorance at its finest. I WISH I had time to play cards at work. Instead I am running around tending to a multitude of sick and injured patients. I’m putting on my best goofy act for the little 4 year old in triage that is terrified of doctors and hospitals. I’m compressing the chest of someone’s husband/wife/mom/dad/son/daughter. I’m telling the alcoholic who’s at rock bottom that the only way to go is up from here. I’m putting pacer pads on the guy who’s dizzy because his heart rate is 34. I’m juggling ambulance runs and sickies from the waiting room to determine who’s the sickest to fill that one golden room that just became available. I’m giving blankets to the cold. I’m giving turkey sandwiches to the hungry. I’m showering the homeless. I’m irrigating head lacs so my doc can staple them properly. I’m holding my patients hand as my doc tells her she can’t breathe because there’s a mass in her lung. My feet hurt. I’m tired, mentally, physically, and emotionally. And no ma’am, 8 hour shifts 5 days a week wouldn’t make it better, it would make it worse. Not just for us, but for the continuity of care for our patients. I got into this field because my heart is too big for my chest, not so I can “sit around and play cards.” .
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