Strength through Adversity

This is MY first trauma patient and all that I can think is, “You should not be here!”

Revenge is Best Served Cold – Like a Sonic Shake

I blame a rough day on the home front combined with a brutal week at work on what led to this lapse in patience.

The Call

The Call – a tribute to Emergency Nursing – Happy Emergency Nurses Week!

Why God? – a story of faith, hope and love

Vicarious trauma, burnout and moral distress define the symptoms experienced by those of us called to help people in need. The definitions are easy; the cure is elusive.

Again

I’ve experienced perfect storms of moral distress and know, given the right circumstances, suicide may look like the only escape for a nurse. It Is Not!

No Greater Love

Sometimes evil is mere words. Sometimes evil is a gesture. At its worst, evil looks like tonight. 

Who’s the “Troll”?

I get what I’m asking for – a frustrated and angry patient.

Spare Parts: Final Cut

I’ve never felt better from a diabetes standpoint; the only problem now is that I’m dying.

The ED Olympiad

Olympics aren’t just for Rio! Just stop by your local emergency department for more fun than 5 circles can contain