Hello John Doe, I will be your nurse tonight. No I don't get to sleep, I will be taking care of you and my other patients. Yes, I am old enough to be your nurse. These "stickers" go on your chest, they allow me to watch your heart so I can keep an extra close eye on you all night. This one on your finger let's me see your oxygen. Yes you need to keep that thing in your nose, it helps you breath better. I know the blood pressure cuff is tight. It will be done soon. Yes it will have to stay on your arm all night. Hi John. Today we need to put in a catheter so I can watch your fluid balance better. Yes, that's really where it goes. Hi, me again, just wanted to see how your doing. Another night John, do you know where you are? No, you aren't at home, you're in the hospital. No, it's not 1934. Yes, you are sick and I am taking care of you for tonight. I know these alarms going off all the time are keeping you up, but they tell me if something is wrong. No that alarm is not the telephone, I promise. No, I can't give you anything to eat or drink because of your procedure in the morning. Mrs. Doe. It may seem like I am just sitting at the nurses station, but I am closely watching your husband and continuously charting how he is doing. No, I am not playing cards. It's okay Mr. Doe. That tube we put in your throat yesterday is helping you to breath, try to relax. Yes, I had to tie your arms to the bed so you won't be tempted to pull it out. Hi, it's me again. I am here to draw more blood. All these monitors and machines seem scary, don't they Mrs. Doe? They are slowly helping your husband get better! You are looking so much better today Mr. Doe. Yes! You do get to go home soon! I am so happy you are getting better. See you later Doe family. I hope to see you in passing around town. .
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