Holidays

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 24, 2016 - Texas Tomorrow, here in the United States, we celebrate my favorite holiday of the entire year - Thanksgiving! This is a unique holiday in the USA which remembers God's goodness to the Pilgrims who came to Massachusetts in 1620 to escape religious persecution. Half of them died the first harsh winter,… Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving!

General Nursing, Nursing Staff Development

Tragedy in the Hospital Lab

December 31, 1983 Some extra sleep on this Saturday morning felt good as I turned my body around from night shift. I nonchalantly opened the newspaper and gasped as I read the headlines. Two female employees at my hospital had been stabbed to death in the lab late Friday afternoon. No one had heard any… Continue reading Tragedy in the Hospital Lab

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, General Nursing, Labor & Delivery Nurse, Nursing Staff Development

Loneliness

I have read several sources that said the suicide rate has gone up dramatically during the COVID 19 pandemic. Loneliness is a part of life that people share whether they are single or married. I have discovered time and time again over the years that the only one who can fill that empty spot in… 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 Single, Labor & Delivery Nurse

Surprise in Labor and Delivery

Labor and Delivery Nurse - March 1982- 11 p.m. Our assistant nurse manager wrote our assignments for the night shift on the large whiteboard at the nursing station after we listened to report from the evening shift. We only had five women in labor so far, so she gave me Helen in the birthing room… Continue reading Surprise in Labor and Delivery

Labor & Delivery Nurse

All About Babies!

Labor & Delivery Nurse - Midwest USA, August 1981 I have begun my orientation in Labor and Delivery of six weeks on day shift and two weeks on the night shift. This 1000 bed private hospital in the suburbs of the city seems more professional and advanced than the inner city hospital where I worked… Continue reading All About Babies!

General Nursing, Labor & Delivery Nurse

Job Rejections and Offers

Float Nurse - 1980-1981- Midwest, USA I handed in my resignation as Diabetes Nurse Educator because the head nurse micromanaged my every move. I also became bored with teaching the same thing in class every week and started feeling like a robot. Needing a new challenge, I decided to work as a float nurse through… Continue reading Job Rejections and Offers