Paige and I are excited to have all you nurse/nursing student bloggers join us and talk about birthdays! It's an extra special linkup, because the 27th really IS Paige's birthday! Perfect timing, right?
Some questions to ponder until the last Wednesday of the month (a.k.a linkup day):
Do you work on your birthday? Or do you try and take it off?
Does your unit/hospital/school do anything special for birthdays?
On a separate note, I always feel a little sad when a patient of mine has to spend their birthday in the hospital. Sure, they may be 74 and might not want to draw a lot of attention to that fact, but birthdays are and always will be special to me. Our cafeteria is cool and will usually send up a special dessert and a little birthday note if we ask them to. Another time, a couple co-workers decorated a patients room for their birthday: strings of tourniquets and bedpans hanging from the ceiling... it was quite the sight. :)
ps. Here's the time I made a birthday cake for Florence.