What a pleasant surprise to read that nurses save lives (italics mine) in a news article yesterday, September 21. Unfortunately, the story was not a happy one. The Raleigh, NC News & Observer detailed the memorial service for the crew of a Duke Life Flight Air Ambulance that crashed on September 8 killing … Continue reading Nurses Save Lives
Revisiting the dreams.
In preparation for moving I discover the darndest things as I unpack dusty boxes stored in the attic untouched for years. This time it’s a mercury sphygmomanometer, packed in its original carton along with a “limited warranty” card that should have been filled out within ten days of purchase. Looks like I didn’t even open the box but put the blood pressure machine away for the day I would open my independent practice.
That would have been in the early 80s after I became a gerontological NP
after I worked in Chicago with inner city, underserved elderly
after I became frustrated with the lack of resources and left to become an administrator of an HMO
after I knew I didn’t want to be in administration
after going back to work as a nurse practitioner once again
after moving to three different states
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