I’ve had my fair share of code blues in the ICU. I’ve opened this crash cart a lot of times and I’ve defibrillated a number of patients back to life. Cheers to being a nurse and cheers to saving lives! I’m going to miss the action inside the four walls of the intensive care unit. I’m going to take a breather for a few months before I jump in again in the critical care bandwagon. See you around.

I’ve had my fair share of code blues in the ICU. I’ve opened this crash cart a lot of times and I’ve defibrillated a number of patients back to life. Cheers to being a nurse and cheers to saving lives! I’m going to miss the action inside the four walls of the intensive care unit. I’m going to take a breather for a few months before I jump in again in the critical care bandwagon. See you around.

http://www.tumblr.com/likes/page/14

I was just randomly looking at my liked post for the past years that I’ve been with Tumblr and typed page 14 to see how my 2014 will go about. 

#1. What travelling around the world looks like in 1 minute.

#2. Evolution.

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#3. Health.

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#4. Religious

#5. Job.

I got the job interview!!!

She rang when I was out buying a 21st birthday present for L’s sister and she called and I nearly screamed..well it was a private number but I knew it was her. The woman selling us the gift apparently gave me the weirdest look cos of how i was acting.

anyway, the lady said I did really well as they’ve never had as many applications as they got this year so I’m super proud of myself:)

#6. Job in the Medical field.

#7. Work hard.

#8. Handsome.

#9. Hot.

These are all the posts I liked in page 14. Most, if not all of them, are the things I have worked my ass off last 2013. I do hope I get these this year.

Shine bright like a diamond.

Shine bright like a diamond.

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Endorsing ICU 12: on STEMI; continuous peritoneal dialysis and very combative.

Endorsing ICU 12: on STEMI; continuous peritoneal dialysis and very combative.

Out of nowhere, my brother and sister decided to tag along with my father in fetching me from the hospital after work. We went to McDonald’s for a very late dinner and got some ice cream from Ministop.

It’s hard to realize that on the other end of that cardiac monitor, past all those lines and numbers, lies a person.

Just another bad day at work.

I almost drowned my patient because of all the blood products I was transfusing. He has a case of Acute Myelocytic Leukemia and was on the verge of an Acute Kidney Injury. I only drained 7 mL of urine my entire shift. After transfusing 2 units of Fresh Frozen Plasma, I immediately transfused another unit of PRBC because I was so concerned with his hemoglobin which was only 7.8. I forgot that he was not producing any urine. I was only focused on escalating his hemoglobin to at least 10. Nothing bad happened to the patient. Thank God. He only had fine crackles bilaterally which wasn’t present at the start of my shift. Nothing that a good suctioning can’t fix. Hehe. I was also worried when he started desaturating to as low as 86%. I transferred the pulse oximeter sensor to his ear and immediately sats went up to as high as 93%. His usual sats was between 90-91%. Thank God, again! :)

The shift ended with a surprise in the urobag. It was 150 mL worth of amber colored urine. Yey. At least his kidney is trying its best to eliminate the excess fluid I have been giving him. I hope he recovers fast. Even with his AML. :)

You’re a nurse?!? That’s cool, I wanted to do that when I was a kid. How much do you make?

EXPECTATIONS:

REALITY:

Boring Me.

I just hate it when all I can talk to my friends is work. It’s always about patients, ICU and the hospital. I have got to get a life outside CHH. I am becoming more boring to talk with each day.

I remembered taking Nursing Practice 5 with a full bladder and was begging the floor director to let me go to the bathroom. I was shaking because I couldn’t hold it in anymore. I had just answered item #20 and I couldn’t think straight because of what I was feeling. Haha. God is always good because even if I saw the hesitation in his face, he still permitted me to go the comfort room. Thanks to Him and him, I got a pretty good rating on my boards. 

I remembered taking Nursing Practice 5 with a full bladder and was begging the floor director to let me go to the bathroom. I was shaking because I couldn’t hold it in anymore. I had just answered item #20 and I couldn’t think straight because of what I was feeling. Haha. God is always good because even if I saw the hesitation in his face, he still permitted me to go the comfort room. Thanks to Him and him, I got a pretty good rating on my boards.