This week during clinical, I got to see my first ileostomy! To protect the patients privacy, I didn’t take an actual photo of him, but I added some learning aids here so you guys can get the picture. • Experience: The patient had his ileostomy for about 6 month and was doing well with it. He only complained about the ileostomy bags that he used and that’s because the ones he had didn’t stay on. With an ileostomy, it’s imperative that they fit right or else you would have leakage or it can fall off. As you can see in the photo, a stoma is rather small. As his student nurse, I was able to advocate with the Ostomy Nurse to get him a different brand. Moreover, I got the opportunity to change the bag a few times as it fills up pretty quickly. 🥴 The output is very loose and liquidity. The smell isn’t too bad either, although I did gag quite a bit(I’m working on this😩). Overall, it was good experience with this patient. What is an ileostomy? An ileostomy is an opening in the belly (abdominal wall) that’s made during surgery. The end of the ileum (the lowest part of the small intestine) is brought through this opening to form a stoma, usually on the lower right side of the abdomen. What is it’s purpose? An ileostomy is used to move waste out of the body. This surgery is done when the colon or rectum is damaged, inflamed, or not working properly. What type of patient may need an ileostomy? •Crohn’s Disease is a long-term condition where the digestive system becomes inflamed. •Ulcerative colitis is a long-term condition where the lining of the large intestine or large bowel (colon or rectum) becomes inflamed. •Bowel cancer is a type of cancer that develops inside the colon or rectum. There are other reasons but I wanted to provide a brief overview. #studentnurseblogger#nursingstudent#nursing#nurseeducator#nursingknowledge#nursesofinstagram#nursessupporttheiryoung#nurse💉 #nursebae#cosmeticnurse#aestheticnurse
I’m Tiffany, -The Adjunct Faculty who listens to 2Chains in the classroom while prepping her slides -The Clinical Educator who wears pearls and Chucks while rounding on patients -The Tutor who will constantly ask “why” so you can understand the rationale behind a question -The single mom who had baby daddy issues -The women whose immediate family is 2 states away -The student who failed the exit HESI exam and had to take a summer session remediate class in order to graduate -The Mentor who will ALWAYS give the hard truth with a dose of compassion - A young Black women creating her own lane in Nursing Education - A Nurse who helps student nurses and new grads transition into the profession by providing them the tools needed to successfully complete nursing school, pass the NCLEX and get their 1st nursing job. Welcome to New Nurse Academy – where you will see aspects of all of these things as I continue to operate in my genius while being my authentic self.
Tomorrow is never promised. That keeps ringing through my head. A few hours ago I was one of the first couple people on scene after a terrible car accident. God puts the people He needs in the right place at the right time.. even if all the tools they have are a $15 car emergency kit from Amazon, a little medical knowledge, and a big heart. All my thoughts and prayers right now are with the two women who lives just took a complete and unexpected turn. Be grateful for every moment and breath. Every day might not be good, but there is good in every day. Tell the people you care about that you love them — often. Preach joy not hate. Live your life doing the things you care most about, not for others expectations. #countyourblessingseveryday#beboldbeyou#nurseeducator#bsnrn#rnbc#cmsrn#allthingsthroughchrist#amazonfinds#mindsetmatters
It'll be fun they said. Nursing school is fun they said! They liiiiiiied!! 😂 👉🏾 First of all breathe....woooosaaah! 🤯 👉🏾tell yourself you can do this EVERYDAY....sometimes every hour 😉 👉🏾And count it all joy because THIS TOO SHALL PASS🙌🏾 😊🤗 #nursingschool#nurseeducator#nursingstudents#bsn#rn#rns
When the s*** hits the fan, looking for what I am grateful is how I get through. It works well in a crisis. But what happens when it's not a crisis, but just the everyday grind? ⠀ ⠀ I've had periods of my life that were not a crisis, but they were busy and hard. And when you are in them, the end seems far away. Nursing school, being on the opposite schedule as my husband, and toddlers. Grad school and working full time with teenagers going off to college. These phases were busy and required coordination and communication. ⠀ ⠀ But at the time, I didn't use gratitude regularly. Instead I was focused on the goal. When I finish I will be grateful. When I finish I will be happy. When I reach a goal, I will feel good. But instead, I wore myself out. I thought I should just put my head down and work until it was done. ⠀ ⠀ I needed to slow down sometimes and make time to feel gratitude today. And tomorrow. Make time for it now, not just when you experience succes or when you are in a crisis. What are you grateful for today? ⠀ ⠀ *I am grateful for my teaching job where I can really enjoy my work and keep trying new, creative ways to facilitate learning. ⠀ *I am grateful for the health of my children⠀ *I am grateful for this random Thursday morning where my husband and I are both home⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #gratitude#grateful#thoughtfortheday#selfcare#selflove#wholepersoncare#wellbeing#takecareofyourself#caregivers#nurseeducator#nurselife#mindfullness#mindfulliving ⠀ #teacherlife#nursing#nurses
. Does it surprise you that I was super skeptical to become an online health coach?! All the objections, I had ‘em- no time, already had a full-time jobS fear/doubt, no idea how do this, no ‘selling,’ etc, etc, etc. . But it’s simple my friends: If you’re passionate about health & fitness and willing to work on yourself while helping others to do the same then yep, you can be a coach, too. . That little voice in the back of your head saying this might be something I’d dig, THAT’S your sign. The fact that you got this far in the caption might also be your sign 😉 Just hear me out & join me for a Coach Info Session: Saturday Morning Coffee Chat Edition this 📣Saturday 7/20 @8am CST! . Because I know you’re probs nervous to ask & skeptical too, know there is no obligation to join anything! Just stay in your jammies, grab yourself some coffee & hear my heart. Tune in live while you’re cookin’ banana pancakes (*I realize no one really probably does this as the Jack Johnson song suggests but I Iike to picture it) orrr catch the recording after! I’ll share my story, what exactly we do, why our coach sisterhood is really actually the real deal, address FAQs/misconceptions, and of course chat about how YOU can get started with me and maybe even turn skeptic—> believer like me. . Drop a ☕️ below if you want me to send the link your way or message 💌 me and we can chat details! . .
The best part of self care is Self LOVE! Read 30 minutes a day Exercise 30 minutes daily Eat nutritious foods Detox Take your vitamin!!! . . . . Stay away from negativity Clean and organize your home/ car/ work space Enter the right relationship-friends/Family /significant others Know yourself Embrace yourself Love yourself
NOTHING is wrong with you. You’re tired. You’re burned out. I have been wanting to say this for a LONG time, so here we go. Buckle up, put your hearing aids in, grab a glass of wine and let’s keep it REAL. You realize social media is BULLSHIT, right? - So many women that you look up and aspire to be like are FULL. OF. SHIT. They’re painting one picture of life and not showing you the real and it leaves you feeling like something must be wrong with you. How many tjmes have you looked at a ‘nurse influencer,’ and questioned why you aren’t as happy? 🤦🏾♀️ I literally don’t follow nurses anymore because so many don’t show even ONE shitty day. #reallycantrelate. Healthcare burnout is a REAL thing and it’s only just coming to the surface and being talked about amongst those with a larger influence—like @zdoggmd. Here’s what I wish I had when I was 4.5 years into my career as a nurse crying in a bathroom—someone that would have been REAL with me. But instead, there were all these women in scrubs with perfect smiles and feeds, so surely something had to be wrong with me, right? - WRONG. Your profession is EXHAUSTING. Your profession is DRAINING. Your profession is THANKLESS. Your profession is FULL of people that have forgotten what it’s like to be in the trenches and they’re the one ms making the rules. Your profession will leave you feeling accomplished, important, heroic, and chewed out and punched in the gut in the same day. Nursing is amazing. Nursing is also HARD. A lot of what you see in your media isn’t relatable. I wish the women behind these massive accounts would find the courage to connect with their audiences and REALLY keep it real. Keeping it real can always be done in a positive way, but I get selfies of women crying in bathrooms because burnout is still so taboo. I had stopped sharing the good and the ugly of the profession because I’m so disconnected from it at this point. And honestly, it
Hey nurse friends! You know when you're admitting or rooming a patient and you have to “grab a quick weight" so they start stripping down nearly to their skivvies trying to lose every ounce they can before those dooming digits flash on the display? You know what's coming... that awkward moment where you have to decide if you're going to laugh with them or use it as a teaching moment (because you know as a nurse we should be giving education on healthy diet and moderate exercise). But at the same time you KNOW they're thinking, "well you're obviously no expert yourself". It's embarrassing, I know, I've been there too! Embarrassed, disappointed in yourself and feeling like a hypocrite when you don't even know how to answer their nutrition questions. Good news: there's a solution that doesn't involve hours at the gym or skipping meals and treats with your friends. I know you think that because you can name all the muscles that should be on Mr. Bones and you have a degree in health you can figure this out on your own, but think back to where you were 6 months ago. Are you any further ahead now than you were then?? Where do you want to be in the next 6 months? Probably not still doing the same old song and dance expecting different results, am I right? So if you're serious about finally feeling confident in that nutrition conversation and want to be the role model you set out to be in this field you need to try a different method. I have helped 6 nurses in the past 2 months learn how to own their nutrition (even with on-the-go, 12 hour shifts), practice what we preach and dig back into that bag of scrubs that almost made it to the Salvation Army! Total win win! So go to the link in my bio, fill out the application and let's see if we're a good fit. Nothing will change if you don't, so let me help you make the change!