May 2019

Life And Expectations



Life and expectations can be amazing. Just needed a friend who will understand what l want and how to get it. When l lift my eyes in tears, l see you for this l say, for everything that l am today, THANK YOU, Thank you because you became my best friend in need. You never judge faults in me, you smile at me, and when nobody else cares, you did, when nobody was there, you were.


You listen to me, and you help me to achieve my dreams, you keep me going and active. Thank you for being my best friend in need. You are simply the best friend ever. Love and Kindness that you show are indescribable. Thank you for picking me up and standing by me like the highest pillar. Thank you and thank you.!!!


Determination Is a Tool

I guess what l am trying to say is that determination and strength to succeed in life, overcome many hurdles in life. Similarly, many of us have it rough due to circumstantial background or place of birth, family and Country.

Believe In Yourself

However, it is not where one is born that matters, but what we later become in life. Besides, all l wanted was education, to be part of a society and contribute positively to whichever Nation that l then settled. Also, to care and share knowledge with many, to throw light and happiness to many lives. I can confidently say that my best friends up there have indeed helped.


Patience is Virtue in Life

Have a dream and wish that a dream come true. Work closely towards your vision and goal, seek help from good friends up there first and foremost, and they will help in whichever way that they can. There is a triangle of determination, strength and oxygen that will produce results in time. Similarly, be happy with many who are successful, and goodwill will follow you.


Above all else, patience is a virtue. Be patient but be determined to follow your dream; don’t give up due to unfavourable circumstances. Behold, be active in achieving your endeavour in life, and help will surely come at a designed time; hence, patience is a virtue.



The Intensive Care


A Nurse caring for Senior Citizen

High angle view of nurse adjusting young patient’s pillow in the hospital room

The role of Intensive Care Nurse within the Intensive Care Unit is enormous. The principal focus is to save life under pressure, starting with assessment and care planning. First and foremost, who is an Intensive Care Nurse?

Intensive Care Nursing

Intensive Care Nurse is a Registered Nurse with Nursing experiences. Also, they specialise in Critical Care Nursing with a Degree in Intensive Care Nursing, which qualifies them as a Specialist Nurse.

Doctor and nurses examining a male patient in the hospital room

Intensive Care Nurses plays a vital role in caring for critically ill patients. The bedside Nurse is like-a-mother to the critically ill patient. The Nurses receives a general handover from the outgoing Charge Nurse and also, receives bedside handover from the current Nurse.


The caregiver meets the Client, even when intubated and ventilated, the Nurse introduces herself/himself to the patient and family and asks the Client’s preferred name to call? Safety Checks of equipment and patient’s assessment are carried out. The Nurse monitors the vital signs and record findings hourly. Also, vital signs include blood pressure, heart rate and rhythm — besides, respiratory rate, oxygen in the blood and body temperature. A blood gas needs doing and analyse, doctors and Charge Nurse will report to, if there is any concern.

Nursing Care is Paramount

Intensive care unit and trauma care unit


Critical Care Nurses have the training and ability to carry out Nursing Interventions on all major organs, both during the compensatory phase and decompensation. Besides, the Nurse attends Scans with the patient, give prescribed drugs, both oral and intravenous, to include controlled medicines. Monitor side effects, provide blood transfusions and monitor possible side effects.


Going to Scan with a patient is not as simple as it sounds in the Intensive Care Unit. Therefore, it takes a longer time to prepare the patient due to breathing machine attached to the patient, drug infusions, possibly filtered with (Prismaflex machine), that needs to be disconnected, and on return reconnected.

Several syringe pumps in the intensive care unit

Bedside-Care Giver

The surgical team operating a patient belly in an operating theatre

Moreover, the Intensive Care Nurse plays the role of a mother-like. Twelve hours monitoring, supportive and advocates on behalf of the patients. Furthermore, the bedside nurse is in charge of the patient, ensuring the client is safe, protected medically and socially. Likewise, maintain the excellent activity of daily living, proper documentation, good handover to the next shift.


It assumed that ICU Nurses look after one patient. Yes, physically, but mentally, the ICU Nurses care for Multiple Organ and manage multiple organ failure. The job of Intensive Care Nurses is hard to explain at length; hence, each organ failure comes with high expectations of care, and to protect other organ failures. Intensive Care Nursing can be challenging and needs excellent skills to save lives. The Nurse accommodates other visiting healthcare professionals, and provides adequate information, ensuring the client receives proper care.


An upset nurse sitting on the floor in the hospital ward