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Old 01-08-2016, 11:02 AM
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’My wife is*a*nurse. My*wife is*a*hero...’

Another great link from the Brightside.

As nurses we so often deflect our deserved glory. When did you do something cool, heroic, insanely great, or just plain awesome as a nurse? Let's share those!
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’My wife is*a*nurse. My*wife is*a*hero...’

Another great link from the Brightside.

As nurses we so often deflect our deserved glory. When did you do something cool, heroic, insanely great, or just plain awesome as a nurse? Let's share those!
I guess if I looked that good I wouldn't mind my husband posting such intimate photos. And then again, maybe I would.

I'm not a hero. I'm just a nurse. But I think a nurse is a pretty great thing to be.
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I've never done anything that would be considered to be particularly heroic by most, but some of my patients, particularly the psych hx cases that nobody else wanted to do homecare visits to, might think otherwise. I managed to earn their trust and help them not to be so afraid and to them, that was a big deal. This includes the young man with paranoid schizophrenia whom I had as a client in psych clinicals, a part of the nursing school course that I had originally been afraid to take because I was worried that I would get washed out by PTSD.

I think we all do the heroic simply by becoming nurses and crashing through all sorts of obstacles on our way there.
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I'm thinking of two:
1) had a work comp case mgmt pt whose injuries removed most of the flesh off dorsal and palmar surfaces of all his fingers, both his hands. They would eventually heal, but in the meantime, he couldn't use them for anything-- eating, dressing, unzipping, peeing, bathing, wiping his butt, nothing. He spoke almost no English. His wife worked in a factory earning nine bucks an hour. He adamantly refused to have a CNA in his house to do his personal care, but he had to have somebody there to do it. So I got his adjuster to approve paying the wife what she was earning in the factory, got her HR dept to get her FMLA (she didn't speak any English at all), and got the VNA to teach her how to do his dressing changes. The VNA would have charged $22/hr for the CNA plus a huge mark-up on the dressing supplies (I got those delivered from Walgreen's at about 1/5 the price). Everybody was happy.
2) My biggest coup ever was getting a geripsych bed at 4pm on a Friday without a psych consult (no psychs available until Monday, and this man was totally unsafe to go home). To my knowledge I am the only case manager in the history of the universe to accomplish this.
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What others think, I am not inthe loop. I just do my job.
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Default We are heroes

I think the point here is that nursing isn't the same as any other job - caring for people requires a lot of emotional energy and being able to do it day after day is taxing. So although you may think you're just doing your job, nursing is a job for tough people who are loving, caring and full of energy. Sometimes we don't feel like heroes - but we have to appreciate ourselves and appreciate all that we do. At some point, we have to recognize the enormity of the tasks we face everyday and be proud of our work.
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