The joys of nursing ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿผโ€โš•๏ธ

Do you enjoy your job?

The short answer is YES! I really do enjoy my job. Luckily for me, nursing is a career path, therefore, you can have numerous types of nursing jobs available to you and you can travel the world. Any job that I have had in nursing, I have thoroughly enjoyed and that includes my present job.

I am a haemodialysis nurse, caring for patients with chronic kidney disease / kidney failure. These patients will have to attend for dialysis treatment three times a week for a few hours at a time to basically have their blood cleaned and possibly have fluid removed from their bodies. Their kidneys do not work very well or may have even been removed, so we as nurses, care for our patients by connecting them to a dialysis machine where the machine will do the work for the kidneys. It will take the blood from the patient, clean it using an artificial kidney and then return the blood to the patient. We will care for the patient before, during and after treatment with a holistic approach to ensure they have the best possible experience for their health and well-being.

Thatโ€™s a very basic explanation but itโ€™s a pretty complex and sophisticated process. For the patients there is also a lot to consider. Not only the physical difficulties of having to have dialysis but also the emotional, mental, sociological, psychological and even economical impacts on people who have a kidney injury or failure.

As a nurse, I love to help others and make a difference in their lives. Even if itโ€™s something small like making them smile or helping them to be at ease with being on dialysis. I try to be empathetic and compassionate with my patients, whilst remaining professional and accountable to providing the best care for them.

Nursing can be a difficult profession, however, it helps to enjoy what you do. I couldnโ€™t imagine being a nurse if I didnโ€™t enjoy it. If that was the case, I think you would have to leave your job!

Iโ€™m sure I can speak for all nurses when I say, we would just love to be appreciated as professional people, be treated fairly and paid accordingly. Yes, we as nurses love what we do but we still need to pay the bills.

Wayne โœŒ๐Ÿฝ

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  1. You (and your entire profession) certainly have my respect and appreciation. I haven’t needed much in the way of clinical care, but I’ve had family that has, and the caring people made a huge difference.

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  2. Take my hat off to you and cannot begin to think how nurses do the job. After spending 6 weeks in ICU and CCU after an at home cardiac arrest the care and attention I received was unbelievable and after 5years we still meet up with the guys and go for a meal twice a year. Christ you should all be paid a fortune for this job as we all need you. Keep up the good work and I for one would support anything you all do.

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  3. It’s wonderful that you do like your job, as it is such an important one. Nurses are on the floor with hands on with the patients needs. My daughter is a nurse. She is on a break while raising my grand daughter, though. She was in the mom/baby unit, and then went on to documentation. My niece is also a nurse. Thank you for what you do every day. ๐Ÿ™‚

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