International Nursing

Journey to Chile, South America – Part 1

March 1984 Over the years we have had quite a few missionaries from Chile speak to us at church. The Lord laid a burden on my heart to visit some of them in Northern Chile and has opened the door for me to go. George and Letty Black, in their late seventies, still actively serve… Continue reading Journey to Chile, South America – Part 1

Christian Single, Nursing Staff Development

Pam Builds a House

June 3, 1983 - Midwest, USA After I read Miss Clarkson's book on singleness (see the previous post) and saw how she enjoyed owning her small lakeside cottage, I began asking the Lord if I should buy a house and put down roots here. I have never met a single woman who bought a house,… Continue reading Pam Builds a House

Christian Single, Labor & Delivery Nurse, Nursing Staff Development

Loneliness

September 8, 1982 - Labor & Delivery Nurse I recently read a helpful book by Margaret Clarkson called, So, You're Single. As a 60-year-old single Christian woman, she reviewed her struggles and victories in her singleness during different stages of her life. She authored the well-known missionary hymn "So Send I You." I especially like… Continue reading Loneliness

Christian Single, Labor & Delivery Nurse

Cowboys and Emergencies in Obstetrics

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, the site of a week-long conference for doctors and nurses on Emergencies in Obstetrics. My director gave me three educational days and paid for this national seminar… Continue reading Cowboys and Emergencies in Obstetrics

International Nursing, Labor & Delivery Nurse

Labor and Delivery Malpractice Prevention

Labor and Delivery Nurse - March 1982 - 12:50 a.m. 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 paper, and warned me, "Pam, she is extremely overweight, so I think she will have a difficult delivery."… Continue reading Labor and Delivery Malpractice Prevention

Christian Nurse, Labor & Delivery Nurse

More Christmas Babies

December 25, 1981 - 2 a.m. Labor & Delivery Staff Nurse I returned to my other patient, Marie, and checked her progress internally. "You can push now with each contraction, Marie." She groaned from the exhaustion of 16 hours of painful labor. An hour later, I saw a patch of the baby's black hair peak… Continue reading More Christmas Babies

Holidays, Labor & Delivery Nurse

Christmas Babies

December 25, 1981 - 2 a.m. Labor & Delivery Staff Nurse I finished my night shift orientation in September and am feeling much more comfortable in my skills. Since this is my first Christmas in Labor & Delivery, I am required to work. Management assigned me to be the charge nurse since the Assistant Nurse… Continue reading Christmas Babies