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Spring and out of hibernation

On the never ending To Do list some tasks are enjoyable; it’s finding the time.  In the next week some of my time will be freed up as I complete my volunteer leader role as a Regional Representative.  As a Governor in my Professional Association I have extended my knowledge […]

Patient Experience and Staff Satisfaction

Generally no one wants to be in a hospital, especially in flu season as we surge above 100% occupancy and the emergency department is defined by stretchers lining the halls, the vulnerable patients–elderly folks in acute distress, waiting is the norm and reaching an inpatient unit does not end the […]

2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.  May I say not bad for my first year! Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 790 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would […]

Tis the Season

The holiday season is for the child within us, the wonder of receiving, giving, sharing, and celebrating.  A significant portion of my professional life was spent in paediatrics–neonatal and critical care, so I know the holiday season can also be traumatic, poignant, sorrowful, and painful.  It never became easy to […]

Can’t Help Notice Current World Conditions

It’s been said to think globally and act locally,  right now I’m cultivating an aversion to CNN.  Nothing personal but the style of reporting contains threads of anticipated doom, liberally laced with fear, and yes there is certainly cause to be concerned but let’s be responsive not reactive.  That or we […]

Thank You I’m A Registered Nurse Not An Angel

More times than not patients or family members say the following; “you’re an angel…”, or some version that at first seems okay, until some reflection and one realizes the lack of awareness the public has of nurses’ knowledge, skill, and judgment.  Of course kindness, caring, and dedication are aspects of successful […]

A Sampling of Paula’s Prose

Well my promise is to update every couple of weeks the new blog and though traffic is light my hope is more readers will come aboard and follow along.  The neat dynamic of a blog is the opportunity to share your perspective, in essence a conversation.  The positive of social […]

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