Mary Ellen Buechel Holbrook, RN, BA, BSN, CPAN, CCRN

Mary Ellen Buechel Holbrook, RN, BA, BSN, CPAN, CCRN is a frequent contributor to RN Journal with 3 articles published to date.

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Diabetes revisited: A review of the history, the current state of medical management and what the future may hold

Diabetes revisited: A review of the history, the current state of medical management and what the future may hold

Tags: diabetes diabetic patients stem cell research

This article reviews the history of Diabetes, the present day medical management, and research designed to control Type I Diabetes.

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The Blessing: A Nurse’s Story

The Blessing: A Nurse’s Story

Tags: blessing family nursing stroke

It was nine o’clock pm and I was walking briskly out of Recovery Room, knowing I had to be back the next day at six am. Though in a hurry, I purveyed the family waiting room to see if there were any visitors who needed help after the patient representative had gone home. I immediately noticed a lone woman with an anxious look on her face. As it turned out, her daughter-in-law had just been transferred to Intensive Care. Instead of waiting for one of our transporters, I decided to take her up myself. As we headed down the hall, she stated: “I bet you’re trying to leave, aren’t you?” I affirmed her observation. I added that, it was quite all right. We arrived at the particular ICU where her daughter-in-law was transferred, and upon talking with the patient’s RN, I was able to let her in right away. She turned to me and said: “Thank you; you will be blessed.”

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My Nursing Career A Whole New Appreciation 

My Nursing Career A Whole New Appreciation 

Tags: appreciation cardiac career love night shift nursing

Not a day goes by, without reading in the newspaper and hearing over the radio or TV about the rising rate of unemployment in our country. It is this reality that has given me a whole new appreciation for being a nurse.

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