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01/11/13 NURSERY

Posted in Nursing Adventure with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 11, 2014 by nursemihoko



I was a certified yaya today so while the baby’s asleep, yaya nurse is on her selfie mode.. lols. 🙂 It’s been awhile since the last time I posted about my nursing career.. ♥



Posted in Nursing Adventure with tags , , , , , , , on January 11, 2014 by nursemihoko


010714 Vitamins given by the hospital for free to boost our immune system for optimal immunity against harmful germs and a box of cute adhesive bandage! Hasthtag#thankyouAHC yey!  ☤ ☤

071913 | Asystole

Posted in Nursing Adventure with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 20, 2013 by nursemihoko


When do you use a defibrillator?



A defibrillator is primarily used for two conditions, Ventricular Fibrillation (V-Fib) and Ventricular Tachycardia (V-Tach). V-Fib is when the heart basically twitches and V-Tach is when it beats too fast to actually move blood. A defibrillator will NOT work if there is no electrical rhythm. If the heart is not beating and has no electrical activity at all (Asystole) then contrary to what happens in the movies, using a defibrillator would be pointless. In this situation, the only thing that can possibly “bring the patient back” is full life-support and cardiac drugs.SOURCE:

I was assigned in the ICU last night, PM shift. We had one patient admitted at exactly 11am in the E.R yesterday and was transferred to the ICU at 12noon. A code blue responded at exactly 3:00pm when the patient’s in cardiac arrest. Unfortunately, the patient died at 3:53pm with the final diagnosis of Cardiogenic Shock.

To Forget the Past

Posted in Writings with tags , , , , , , , on January 5, 2013 by nursemihoko


Allow me to share this with you. I have tried relating my little knowledge about Amnesia into forgetting someone you loved.

Having these types of amnesia is very useful if someone wants to forget one specific thing/person in the past. Bulleted below:

  •  Repressed memory, one of the various types of amnesia that refers to the inability to recall information, usually about stressful or traumatic events in persons’ lives. For an instance,Rejection, for some people, is very traumatic. With this type of amnesia, you won’t be able to remember even tiny details about the incident.
  •  Lacunar amnesia which is the loss of memory about one specific event. For an instance, forgetting those sweet moments you and your ex had.
  • Prosopamnesia is the inability to recognize or remember faces, even in the presence of intact facial recognition capabilities. If that will happen, then you won’t remember the person you like to forget the most even if you will meet accidentally.

My Nursing Adventure

Posted in Nursing Adventure with tags , , , , , on October 29, 2012 by nursemihoko


Several words come to mind when I think about my four years in nursing school:determination, hard work, maturity, and responsibility. All of these words exemplify the personality of a student nurse. When I entered school for nursing, I was always told it was going to be challenging, with long study hours and the responsibility of people’s lives in your hands. Although the thought was scary I was determined to get through it. The truth about being a student nurse, to put it simply, is that it is difficult. I have never met someone who goes through nursing school and says it was easy and not at all challenging. Being a student nurse before  taught me all different kinds of responsibility and has helped me with my personal life more than any experience I have been through. It has shown me I can do anything that I put my mind to and I have become a much more mature person through my experiences at school, at clinical, and working in the hospital as an extern. Through my experience I have realized that it takes a certain person to be a nurse—someone who has the drive to succeed in life, wants to help people, deeply cares about others, and is patient and understanding.

-during my 2nd year college, FIRST RLE DUTY, PSH medical ward –

-3rd year college – PSYCHIA rotation-

– 4th year – SOGOD (out of town duty) graveyard shift, pedia ward –

– 4th year college, ECSH delivery room)

My decision to become a nurse will forever be a choice made for me. Not a day goes by when I don’t think, “What the heck did I get myself into? Do I really want to be a nurse?” In my times of worrying how much I might not have what it takes, I remind myself of days past. Days where patients’ simple words of encouragement and gratitude touched my life are more than the fading memories of time I spent at their bedside.

My greatest tip for future nursing students: Know yourself and why you are becoming a nurse. If care over cure is the foundation of nursing education, then build your studying around that principle. The vast amount of information that incorporates the nursing curriculum will never be fully remembered, but prioritizing what is important and what will make a difference for your patients should be burned into memory. You determine your goals and outcomes, so study hard to make it worth your while. Nursing is about caring for the needs of others, so forget the overachievers who want to beat out everyone, and study for your own future patients. Studying isn’t a competition; it is part of the job description. Ask yourself why you care about this profession, and do what makes you happy. The studying will naturally fall into place if the dedication is there.

– INHOUSE REVIEW: exhausted! »