This week Avery had her 15 month check up, and we got an update on how she is doing! As many of you know, she was diagnosed with Failure to Thrive at a few months old, and its lead us down a challenging path involving developmental delays, speech delays, and so so many “bugs”. I’ll give you all the details in this weeks video! And explain what I’ve learned from the whole experience, and how it has changed me as a nurse and nurse practitioner. As usual, I’ll take you on my weekly shenanigans and work adventures. Thanks for following along!
This week we will play true or false with your healthcare myths, assumptions, or gut feelings. I asked over on instagram if you would send me some of your healthcare assumptions, and you guys delivered! In this video we talk about TV show vs real life, realities of being a nurse and nursing school, and lots more! I hope it gives you a slightly better understanding of what being a nurse or nurse practitioner is like, while debunking some of those healthcare myths you always wondered about!
This week was a fun one! My best friend from high school came to visit and we got to show them all around town. I also returned to work, and had a less awful day than I did last week.
Violence in nursing. It happens. We don’t like to talk about it, many of us have accepted it as “part of our jobs”, and it seems like too large a problem to tackle most days. But if we never talk about it, we will never tackle it. This video is the first in a series of conversation I’m hoping to have about the hard things. The things we don’t like to talk about. The things that are so important, but tend to get pushed under the rug. Nurses experience violence at the work place every single day, but we never really hear about that. I’m hoping to start the conversation, or at least contribute in some small way. In this video I share my experiences of violence in my workplace as a nurse and nurse practitioner. I’d be so grateful if you shared yours as well, or even if you just listen. We can tackle this if we accept that it is happening, and let others in on what we deal with on a day to day basis.