Tuesday, April 26, 2011

"You are Angel without wings"

Twelve hours shift was done, I was ready to leave the floor. I gave the shift report and went to say good bye for each patient whom I cared for that night.One of my patient's daughter told me" Thank you so much for everything, my dad was very happy for your care and kindness, you are Angel without wings." I started thinking how does I look like and went to bathroom to look at my face and realized she was not talking about my facial beauty, she was talking about my work and my beautiful mind which is always tempered to help sick and needy people. After her words I realized that I had made right decision in my life, because I have something in my heart. I have something gifted, along with that I have a angel hand which helps to cure the disease of sick people. In my opinion although developed technology had helped a lot to cure the disease but, some of the disease could be cured from good thoughts, behavior and great caring hands. And it all depends on who your care giver is when you are dependent on someone during your last moments of life.I felt something when he hold my hand tight and was blessing me for my great future and blessing for me and my husband although he never know my personal life in depth and even he don't know my husband. Getting blessed from mature and aged person like him is considered one of the accomplishment in life at least in my culture.Thank you so much for his blessing and again thank you so much for making me realize that, decision to become a nurse, was a great decision in my life and it is my passion to care of sick and needy.
For sure I am going to give a best care to my patients but, I need a right path that I am looking for, how I need to give my care in a best way. For sure I will get help from everyone, my teachers, preceptor, my family and my friends as well.
Thank you everyone.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Picture can speak itself.

Picture speaks itself, my happiness, readiness for a real life and also starting of married life within few weeks, I am happy for everything and could proudly say I am satisfied with myself.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Holding hand could help curing the disease...............

I love to care people and be with them when they are really in need. I don't care where they are from, who they are and what they do. Only thing that is in my mind is they need to care for them for their quality of life. " Can you please sit with me for a while, I don't feel comfortable, I am sacred". A 92 years old lady wanted me in the middle of night when she waked up from her sleep, she was anxious asked to call her husband so that she can talk with him. I felt it would not be a best option to call him in middle of night, hence, decided to to sit down with her and give her a company. I was with her for good 15 minutes holding her hands. It helped her a lot, her anxiety level was down and she went back to sleep. She was blessed to have me there with her holding her hands and listening her story. She is a cute little lady with sweet smile, I feel comfortable every time when I enter her room. I can feel her reasons for asking me a sip of water every time when I enter the room, so that I could spend some time with her in the room and be with her.
Advancement of medical technology had helped a lot to improve health of older adults but, still we lack in basic needs of patients who are in the hospital. They are all alone in the hospital by themselves in a small room, they do have a room mate but they are not able to see each other during their entire stay in hospital. Health care provider are too busy, they see their physicians only when they have a serious problem and their nurses when they are ready to get their medications and get nursing care.
In this environment they really need some friends to talk with, hence yesterday I realized that being with patients even for couple of minutes, listening their story can help them to relax and decrease their anxiety level along with that holding their hand can help them a lot to relax. It was a great experience to work with my cute little lady.
Thank you god for showing the right path that is choosing nursing as my profession, it is my passion and life. Thank you all for supporting me and my thoughts.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Why they have curtain in between the patients in hospital......

Privacy, is one of the best reason behind the curtain between the patients in hospital. Although two patients are in the same room during their hospital stay they could never see each other. While I was in duty yesterday I was thinking why don't they open the curtain between the patients when they are not doing any procedures. Although, people do not have same life, same history they could be a great friends even when they are in hospital. Talking with each other can help patient to express their feelings, their anxiety and help to relief their pain and have quality of time without thinking their recent health problems.

I cured for two patients in hospital today, both were old age female, admitted to hospital one day apart and for sure they will be together in the room for a while, unless they get critically ill.Both of them were admitted to unit due their fall. I was thinking they could be a good friends at least when they are in hospital. But, I never saw that curtain opened for them and for sure that will not open. Both of them will wonder and think about each other when they are there.

Why we do this, I think we are applying more precautions than we are supposed to be, not only the psych patients need support group, activities and relation building every patient in hospital need it. Although they are sick they want to live their normal life. they need someone to talk with although they are in hospital. I can dream the day when there will not be curtain hanging on between two patients unless there is privacy involved.

thank you