Nursing care comes in many forms. Sometimes it is the ability to make someone feel physically comfortable by various means. Other times it is the ability to improve the body’s ability to achieve or maintain health. But often it is an uncanny yet well honed knack to see beyond the obvious and address, in some way, the deeper needs of the human soul.— Donna Wilk Cardillo, A Daybook for Beginning Nurses
Today, I spent hours compiling audio clips to go with a powerpoint that represents the culmination of my work in my MSN degree. Upon completion, I watched and listened to the presentation several times. It was my masterpiece. I’ve never been more proud of the work that I have done or created. It wasn’t about a grade anymore, I had a dream about a new graduate program to implement and I worked hard and I created it. It was amazing.
I used the record audio feature in Mac’s PowerPoint. With it appeared little speakers that I would click to play the audio for each slide. I saved it and uploaded it to my school’s website. Later, I wanted to show to my husband my work; as I mentioned I was so proud.
None of it works. The one I uploaded doesn’t work. The original doesn’t work. Suddenly, the little speakers are just little clip art pictures that play nothing. There’s no longer an option to make them play. Devastated is an understatement. I feel like I created a beautiful sculpture and ran to show everyone and it’s no longer there; I am the only one who saw it.
My Mac friend said this is a huge glitch with macs and that in order to save audio data I would have had to do it in QuickTime and then add it to my powerpoint. It’s some major flaw.
I’ve given up. I’m hoping someone on here knows a way to fix it? A way to recover it—anything. I’ll take any tips. I already tried to search for the independent audio files (since I named them each time) but can find nothing. Can anyone help?
I have to spend all my off days recovering from the back pain caused by knots and muscle spasms. All I can figure out is its something about the way I chart. Sitting or standing it makes no difference, neither does changing my seat height/keyboard height or tilt of the back part of the chair.
A float nurse says, “Don’t go telling the patient that I’m Cindy and that I am an amazing nurse and am going to take amazing care of them. You don’t know me at all or what kind of nurse I am.”