The Nurses Lounge

Ring the Alarm: How You Can Suffer From Alarm Fatigue in the Clinical Setting

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

Quote of the Day

Quote of the Day: Choices

“Don’t underestimate the odds of your future pains by overestimating the value of your present pleasures.”Dan Gilbert During a TED Talks titled “Why We Make Bad Decisions”, I couldn’t help but feel ashamed at how careless we can be when making decisions for ourselves. In a world that is ever-changing and options are endless, we… Continue reading Quote of the Day: Choices

The Nurses Lounge

“I See Your Call Light is On…How Can I Help You?”

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?”