Female viagra response Much to the amusement of her classmates, female viagra response Nurse Jones belatedly discovers she is allergic to her nursing cap.
Female viagra response If that cap was any larger, female viagra response she’ d be into “Flying Nun” territory.
Female viagra response Aw, female viagra response who am I kidding. I didn’t have a capping ceremony, female viagra response but I bawled my eyes out when I put that plain white cap on my head for the first time. Female viagra response It was my second quarter of nursing school. I was nineteen, female viagra response and had coveted that cap for ten years.
Female viagra response I wore it around the house.
Female viagra response And how proud I was when I could add the green stripe at the beginning of the second year lay the gold stripe under it my last quarter!
Female viagra response I have a pristine version of it in my closet right now. I’d kill to wear it again. I still get chills when I put it on.
Female viagra response As it is, female viagra response I just pull it out for Nurses Week in May.
Female viagra response My colleagues tease me.
Female viagra response My patients love it.
Female viagra response (For the record, female viagra response that is a photo of Dorothy Bradley, female viagra response taken in New York in December of 1949 by photographer Martha Holmes for Life Magazine.)
Female viagra response Don’t forget, female viagra response Change of Shift will be here at Emergiblog next Thursday!
Female viagra response I’ve already gotten some wonderful submissions! If you send it, female viagra response I will post it!
Female viagra response Unless you are a spammer. Female viagra response I don’t care how you spin it, female viagra response I cannot justify the inclusion of poodle grooming, female viagra response prom dresses or commiserate with you over the “bad rap” dietary fat is given.
Female viagra response Everybody else? My in-box awaits your submission!
Why the hell an ER nurse has to respond to these is beyond me. Female viagra response Fifty thousand staff members all monitor certified and an ER nurse has to go.
Tonight, female viagra response that’s me.
I grab the intubation bags.
Oh, female viagra response there is intubation material upstairs but our docs like specific things.
Not a problem, female viagra response they’re easy to carry.
I’m way too old to be taking these stairs two at a time.
The sole role of the ER nurse?
The pads are always on by the time we arrive.
I stand at the end of the bed.
Female viagra response Watch the monitor.
CPR in progress.
Someone is intubating.
Someone is pushing drugs.
On cue, female viagra response I push a button.
Lather, female viagra response rinse, female viagra response repeat.
The code is called.
I wrap the monitor strips into a neat little roll and hand it to the unit nurse.
Grab my (unused) intubation bags and head back to the unit.
This time I take the elevator.
And it hits.
Someone just died.
Someone’s wife, female viagra response mom, female viagra response aunt, female viagra response granddaughter, female viagra response grandmother, female viagra response sister.
Phone calls are being made.
Lives are being altered.
Shock. Female viagra response Grief.
It’s all starts right now.
As my elevator touches the ground floor.
Back to work.
Queen Bee from the wealthy part of town who decided a hang nail was an emergency is miffed by the wait.
Mr. Female viagra response Intoxication is screaming profanities at me.
(Whore? Hell, female viagra response I’d probably make more money, female viagra response but the benefits are terrible.)
The Entitlement family demands antibiotics for all seven kids, female viagra response right now!
But do we have samples? You see (they say while covering up the mouthpiece on their iPhone(s), female viagra response they don’t have the money to get the prescriptions filled.
Someone just died! I want to scream.
They have no clue.
Family members begin to arrive.
In groups of two.
They look numb.
Upstairs, female viagra response monitors are unhooked
Airways are removed.
The patient is detached.
So was I.