Nursing Wit & Wisdom

A Place for Nurses to Inspire and Be Inspired!

Nursing Wit & Wisdom

A Place for Nurses to Inspire and Be Inspired!

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Hello everyone! Welcome to Nursing Wit and Wisdom.

My name is Audrey Friedman. I am so pleased to be able to host this site for you!

I help nurses and students alike find ways to stay excited about their job and understand their unique position. That unique position is to influence others so that they can be inspired about the impact they can make on their patients, families, community, and each other!

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The Nursing Wit and Wisdom project was nominated for a Nightingale award in 2015.

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Inspire and Be Inspired, Nightingales!

What makes the perfect nursing job?

What makes the perfect nursing job?

Dear Nightingales, I often hear these questions from nurses: "I don't know if I can do this job." and, "How do I know if I am in the right place?"  Is there a perfect place for me?... At one time or another in your nursing career, you will ask yourself these questions and more.  You will have days that inspire you.  You will have days where you are mesmerized by the miracle that is the human body, the human spirit and the human condition.  You will have days where even you will be amazed at...

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Thank You for a great job!

Hello Nightingales, Do you remember the last time you were formally thanked for a job well done?   How did it feel?  Recognition feels great!  It can boost your self-esteem and your confidence!  It can reduce physical and emotional fatigue!  It can motivate and decrease procrastination!  And, it can be contagious! What if no one noticed what you did?  How you saved the day?  How you fixed a patient problem, responded quickly to a patient problem and prevented an emergency?  How you helped a...

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3 Steps to IV Drips

3 Steps to IV Drips

Dear Nightingales and Friends, As a preceptor to new nurses and nurses new to our units, there is a lot to teach, isn't there?  Regulations, Unit Based Information, Skills, Knowledge, People, Resources and basically, the most important one… where to find stuff. In orientation, I think the hardest part of teaching nurses is helping them learn to put all the pieces together.  For my own creative purposes, I call each patient case a “pie”.  Some have lots of slices:  history, cause of admission,...

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Like Stars in the Skies

Like Stars in the Skies

Have you ever wondered how many ways there are to be a nurse?   How many nursing specialties there are?  How many places nurses can work.  How many ways nurses can touch your heart.  And how many ways you can touch ours. Over the hundreds of years of nursing history, so many things have changed... technology, instrumentation, science, medications, safety, procedures, charting, education, outreach, uniforms, roles, men, women and more. Nursing used to be one huge, enormous role encompassing...

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What Do I Want?

What Do I Want?

Dear Nightingales and Friends, Happy 2015!!  What were some of the things you are celebrating about what you did in 2014?  I know there were some...  Even if you think you didn't accomplish what you wanted... I know you accomplished some little steps.  Celebrate those! Do you know what you want in 2015? Do you know why you want it?  How you will achieve it?  What it will mean to you? Any goal or item we wish to accomplish, attain or achieve has meaning to us in one.. or all... of four ways:...

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What is the Toxicology Report?

What is the Toxicology Report?

When does an element change from being a remedy to being a poison?  A toxicology report can give you clues. So many herbs, elements, medications and chemicals can be used in advantageous was to help heal, clean, and improve our lives. We have heard so many stories of substances that once were used to help, when taken in a different direction, can cause harm or even death. As a nurse, when you hear about a Toxicology Report, the first thing you might think of is the Tox Screen we do in the...

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Nursing

Wit and Wisdom

Truths, Humor, and Wisdom
from the Stethescope to the Bedside
by

Audrey Friedman RN, CLNC

“This book should be in the hands of every single nurse on the planet!”

– Sara Davenport –

Available Now on Amazon.com

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Nursing

Wit and Wisdom

Truths, Humor, and Wisdom
from the Stethescope to the Bedside
by

Audrey Friedman RN, CLNC

“This book should be in the hands of every single nurse on the planet!”

– Sara Davenport –
nursing wit and wisdom book

Available Now on Amazon.com

Real Reviews

Hear from the Nightingales!

I have had the pleasure to read quite a few of Audrey’s work, and they have always been enjoyable, as well as educational. Don’t miss out on a chance to read such a witty, informative, educational and memorable journey with insight only a dedicated RN could share with us.

Jill Oldehoff

★★★★★- Five Star Review on Amazon!

Audrey is a woman of exceptional integrity and expertise. She has a depth of experience in the medical field that encompasses both traditional and complimentary therapy knowledge. This gives her the ability to offer a balanced perspective in the industry that is truly vital and unique.
Sara Davenport

COO, All That and Then Some at BARRCODE Branding

Audrey has a talent (and uses it) for facilitating other’s efforts to find ways to excel – and earn more, potentially. I am a benefactor of this special ability and recommend her most strongly for her innovative, creative approach to mentoring professional practices.
John Riddell

RN, BS, LNC, Excellence Medical Legal Research & Consulting

Audrey successfully completed Vickie Milazzo Institute’s CLNC® Certification Program on March 1, 2007, and is qualified to work with trial attorneys on medical-related cases; both for plaintiff and defense. She has completed the coursework outlined in the Core for Legal Nurse Consulting textbook. The Core’s study topics can be found at http://www.legalnurse.com/products/core.

Vickie Milazzo

RN, JD, President at Vickie Milazzo Institute and Medical-Legal Consulting Institute, Inc