If we have learned nothing else from 2020, we've learned that change is inevitable. Whether we want to experience change or not, sometimes it is necessary for our life's journey. The Call Light blog served as a wonderful introduction to the to the many ideas I had in mind to help upcoming and experienced nurses.… Continue reading The Call Light Blog Is Now Hey Leux!
It's 7pm and you've just clocked out thinking, "I can't do this anymore." During your shift, you've had no less than five patients at a time due to inadequate staffing, multiple admissions, and complicated discharges. You've been spat on, pooped on, and the lady in room 12 just will not cooperate with any of the… Continue reading Time for a Change: Alternatives to Bedside Nursing and How to Get There
As you sit at the nursing station, the telemetry screen alarms everyone of latest patient suffering from atrial fibrillation. Thankfully, this patient with a chronic history is finally scheduled for surgery today to correct this issue, so you try to tune out the sound in order to listen to the physician placing pre-op orders over… Continue reading Ring the Alarm: How You Can Suffer From Alarm Fatigue in the Clinical Setting
As I approached the door, I sighed heavily and entered hesitantly. I can't recall the exact number of times I went inside that room during my first overnight shifts as a new nurse, but I could've sworn I noticed an imprint of my sneakers forming in the floor. Throughout that night, this patient had an… Continue reading “I See Your Call Light is On…How Can I Help You?”