I know I've said it before but I love my job. I love the company I work for too. It's a great place to learn and grow as a nurse and as a person. So it's a mystery to me why our Float Team is almost nothing. I was on the float team for 2… Continue reading Float Me Some Help
So my co-worker, Jen, is on vacation for 2 weeks. I'm not jealous (okay maybe a little) but I am terrified. Our department is small and kind of unique (okay really out there!!) and we don't have a lot floats trained to help us. So really it's up to ME to keep this place up… Continue reading One Is The Loneliest…..
What you do makes a difference and you have to decide what kind of difference you want make. ~ Jane Goodall
I know it sounds like a dreadful word but in this case, amazingly fun!!! This year was the 30th Annual Asthma, Allergy and Immunology Nurse Convention in Seaside Oregon. Nurses from all over the country came and even one from Australia! We had lectures, breakfasts, dinners and yes free time to spend getting to know… Continue reading Conferences
I know all nurses say their patients are awesome but mine really are. The other day my coworker and I each received succulents from a patient. When she handed them to us she stated "Get it? You're my favorite "pricks"!!" Who says allergy patients aren't fun?!!
I know I've beat this dead horse before (horrible term) but insurance companies are the death of good medical care. Each state to my understanding has it's own Medicaid program. In my lovely State of Oregon we have a couple but the one I hate the most is PacificSource Community Solutions. THEY DON'T CARE ABOUT… Continue reading Power Be Gone
Yesterday I told you how I landed my dream job in Allergy & Asthma. Part of it is the amazing stuff I get to do. Penicillin testing, aspirin desensitization's, immunotherapy but the other part is getting to work with three great co-workers. One of which is Dr. Williams. My co-worker, Jen, and I love to… Continue reading Honesty The Best Medicine
Being a nurse was never something I had on my radar. I actually started college with every intention of becoming a Microbiologist. Who wouldn't want to study little microbes in a lab all day and discover something awesome?!!! However, when you become pregnant in the first year of college and the father's family is full… Continue reading Heinz 57 Nurse