January 1995 - San Juan, Dominican Republic After awakening, I began reading my English-Spanish Bible in my Pan Dia village home, when Maria, a ten-year-old girl came in and shyly started reading over my shoulder. I gave her a Spanish gospel tract to read, and she was thrilled. Before we said goodbye, the cute children… Continue reading Transcultural Nursing Course in Dominican Republic – Part 2
September 8, 1982 - Labor & Delivery Nurse I read a book this summer by Margaret Clarkson called, So, You're Single which was helpful. She is a 60 year old single Christian woman who reviewed phases of her life with her struggles and victories in her singleness. She authored the well known missionary hymn "So… Continue reading New Position?
June, 1982 - Jackson Hole, Wyoming After flying all day across the USA to get here, the airport van dropped me off in front of the picturesque hotel where they were holding a week long conference for doctors and nurses on Emergencies in Obstetrics. I was thrilled that my director gave me three educational days… Continue reading Cowboys and Emergencies in Obstetrics
Labor and Delivery- April, 1982-11:30 p.m. We only had one lady in labor tonight, so we all pulled out our various needle crafts and Theresa went and made a huge pan of popcorn for everyone. The resident doctors and med student pulled up a chair also to chat for awhile. Anne and Susie like to… Continue reading Nurse Burnout Prevention
March, 1982 - 12:50 a.m. I glanced at the white board after we transferred the surprise twins to Neonatal ICU for observation (see Part I of previous post). Bonnie, the health tech, had put a new admission in my other room named Wanda. Bonnie handed me her blood pressure and temperature on a piece of… Continue reading Surprise in Labor and Delivery – Part 2
March, 1982- 11 p.m.-Labor & Delivery Mary Lou, our assistant nurse manager, wrote our assignments for the night shift on the large white board at the nursing station after we listened to report from the evening shift. We only had 5 women in labor so far, so she gave me Helen in the birthing room… Continue reading Surprise in Labor and Delivery! Part 1
Labor & Delivery Nurse - Midwest USA, August, 1981 I have begun my orientation in Labor and Delivery which is 6 weeks on day shift and 2 weeks on night shift. This 1000 bed private hospital in the suburbs of the city seems much more professional and more advanced than the inner city hospital where… Continue reading All About Babies!