Diabetes Nurse, General Nursing

The Atheist Physics Professor

Diabetes Nurse Educator - Midwest, USA -1980 I exited the elevator on the cardiology unit and asked the head nurse if they had any patients with diabetes they would like me to see? She said Richard was admitted with congestive heart failure (CHF), but also was newly diagnosed with diabetes. I knocked on his door… Continue reading The Atheist Physics Professor

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Diabetes Nurse, General Nursing

Blizzard of 1978

January 26, 1978 - 10 a.m. I turned on the TV and watched the weather prediction. They told us to brace ourselves for a terrible storm that was coming with high winds. We usually only get 10-15 inches of snow all winter, so this was very unusual. I have never seen a blizzard. It's about… Continue reading Blizzard of 1978

Diabetes Nurse, General Nursing, Labor & Delivery Nurse

S-O-A-P Charting

March, 1978 - 11:30 p.m. I had just finished walking rounds with the night shift nurse, clocked out, and sat down beside the chart rack to begin my charting before I could go home. I usually was able to complete some of my assigned five patient charts during my shift, but it had been nonstop… Continue reading S-O-A-P Charting

Diabetes Nurse, General Nursing

CODE BLUE – TOWER 5!

April 1977 - Midwest, USA - Orientation I had just completed my class on handling emergencies including cardiac arrest when I heard the overhead page, "Code Blue, Tower 502, Code Blue, Tower 502, Code Blue, Tower 502!" I was standing at the nurse's station, so I grabbed the Code Cart and pushed it as fast… Continue reading CODE BLUE – TOWER 5!

Diabetes Nurse, General Nursing

The Atheist

Diabetes Nurse Educator - Midwest, USA -1980 I exited the elevator on the cardiology unit and asked the head nurse if they had any patients with diabetes they would like me to see? She said Richard was admitted with congestive heart failure (CHF), but also was newly diagnosed with diabetes. I knocked on his door… Continue reading The Atheist