Monday, February 27, 2012

A mid-afternoon break

Good Afternoon,
Back from a full morning of prenatal (antepartum) testing. Learning about limited OB ultrasounds! And how fun was it! Very!! I have to admit I was smiling from one ear to the other. This is why I went into Women's Health in the first place. My passion is really for the new moms and their babies! I love every aspect of this! I guess it's the wonderment in the miraculous process! It was easy to be distracted in wondering what the babies will look like, trying to figure out what position they were lying. One mom in the middle of her ultrasound had a contraction and you definitely could see the baby moving!
 It's soooo exciting! I think the human body is an amazing thing! And something new can be learned each and every day! This is just a brief note and then I will be back to clinic by 4 pm. Have a lovely afternoon! And hug your little ones! 

They are sooooo special! Nikki B. signing off until later. :)

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Famous film quotes


1. "...Bond. James Bond."
(Sean Connery, Dr. No (1962))
Play clip 1: Dr. No - 1962 (42 k)
2. "Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, 
she walks into mine."
(Humphrey Bogart, Casablanca (1942))
Play clip: Casablanca - 1942 (86 k)
3. "Well, it's not the men in your life that counts, 
it's the life in your men. 
Mae West, 

Play clip: I'm No Angel - 1933 (23 k)
4. "I'll be back."
(Arnold Schwarzenegger, The Terminator (1984))
Play clip: The Terminator - 1984 (11 k)
5. "Would you be shocked if I put on 
something more comfortable?"
(Jean Harlow, Hell's Angels (1930)

Play clip: Hell's Angels - 1930 (31 k)
"Won't you excuse me for a moment while I ... slip into 

something a little bit more ... comfortable?"(Madeline Kahn,
Blazing Saddles (1974)) (parody) Play clip: Blazing Saddles - 1974 (31 k)

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Home catching up on rest

Well for the past few weeks, I've been rushing from clinic to hospital to class. I guess the nonstop "busi-ness" has caught up with me now, as I have to rest and gain some strength. My immune system is definitely down, even though I take vitamin C and a multivitamin. Sometimes rest is the only answer to what ails you. Needless to say, I probably got sick from a patient because that is one of the risks of being a nurse. 
We are exposed to so many viruses/bacteria, that we are required to get vaccinations for Hepatitis B, tDap, influenza and I'm sure there will be more in the future. 

For the time being, I am resting at home, still doing my workload for school. Finally finished the ethics paper, due in a week and an ethics presentation for tomorrow. Next is to work on a Standard Protocol for limited OB ultrasounds that I have been learning. I had my first "on-hands" experience on Monday and will again have an opportunity for another day of prenatal testing, for high risk moms greater than 29 weeks gestation.  Most of the moms are actually more than 32 weeks but there are a few who need to be seen before that time. 

It's all quite interesting and exciting. Alot of learning to do and in a short time. Hope everyone is doing fine. Have a good rest of the week. Nikki B. signing off. 

Monday, February 13, 2012

Shout out to Nurses

Do you have a special story 
about nursing you'd like to share? Write back and tell me. I'd like to know why you chose nursing as a career. :)

Have a beautiful day! 
Nikki B. signing off. 

Sunday, February 12, 2012

For the love of nursing

Why I became a nurse? I worked for a doctor in "Endocrinology" and I didn't even know what that was. I had no medical terminology at all. All I know is that I wanted to become more involved the more I learned. I started by taking a course in Human Anatomy and did well enough. I decided I would try Human Physiology and by that time I was hooked. I took more courses in Biochemistry, Microbiology and Organic Chem. 

I loved all of those courses so much so I wanted to know what I could do with that. Through my search to find myself, I learned that nursing was the path that best matched my personality to help people and to be able to apply what I was learning.

Many years later, I still love learning so I have since gone back to school and will be finishing up my Graduate studies in Women's Health. I have an absolute love of nutrition. So this will definitely be my focus and am loving the journey!  

Whatever your career choices in life may be, I only wish that you have a love of "what you do" so eloquently put by Steve Jobs. Dream big! Follow your heart and you can not go wrong! Good night to all.

Nikki signing off.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

A thought for the day

Deontology and teleology entails the ”means over ends” versus “ends over means” argument.  Which one do you choose?