BROWSE BY TAGS
» Professional St...
Showing page 1 of 3 (30 total posts)
If the Medical Intensive Care Unit has a scoreboard,
I don't want to see it. Some days it feels like the home team always loses. Patients
that look like they are about to recover take a nosedive. The real fighters
eventually give up. The most hopeful clinicians must face the grim inevitable.
But sometimes you just need one, good ...
For as long as I can remember,
NPs and PAs have been repeating the mantra of ''same care, less cost.'' I am
beginning to wonder if our some of our messages are now coming back to haunt
us. It wouldn't be the first time good intentions turned out to have unintended
When I was a student I once
discussed this very subject ...
I had a student ask me
recently if I had a dermatoscope and if I could show her how to use it. The
answer was simple enough. No, I don't need one. This of course led to the
logical question...Why? This blog post was inspired by this exchange.
The simplest answer to
this question is that if I see something that looks abnormal, I biopsy it. ...
Her only enemy was time. There was too much of it. As my
patient lay in her bed and slowly suffocated, each tick of the clock brought a
desperate battle to stave off panic.
Ms. M had dealt with her difficult lungs for years. Without
explanation, the delicate tissues and air sacs had hardened and scarred; they stiffened
and refused to ...
You don't have to break the law to fail a
pre-employment drug test. In fact, you could lose your job just by using
countless products hanging on the wall of your local gas station. That's
because at my hospital, when an
employee's urine drops into that little plastic
device during a pre-employment drug screen, it is checked for ...
Above, a 75-year-old patient with stage 4 metastatic melanoma. He came to us after a staged excision and graft. The black dots are new satellite nodal mets.
Above, metastatic satellite lesions on the scalp of the same patient. He had the original
scalp lesion treated numerous times with LN2. The lesion continued to be
treated with LN2 ...
So I go from working part-time as a nurse to not really working
and just doing clinicals. My preceptors were pretty good about working with us
regarding schedules, which was amazing because I have 2 kids and a crazy
husband. This was more beneficial than I EVER realized!
Now? I realize... Let's see... In my first three weeks, I've
As I approached high school graduation years ago, my Health
Careers teacher shared the popular modern parable, Who Moved My Cheese? It is a story about mice and miniature people who
look for cheese (a metaphor for happiness and success) in a maze. Silly, for
sure, but I found that the story's lesson sticks its nose into my life on
Well, as you guys know, I've passed boards and have already
accepted a position in an acute care setting. I actually started yesterday and
am so excited! So far I've been in orientation and the anticipation of actually
rounding and caring for patients is killing me! I start rounding next week and
am really looking forward to sharing this ...
''ED personnel to the stabilization room in 5 minutes.'' This is a common overhead page in the ED
where we treat patients with serious MVA injuries, gunshot wounds, cardiac
arrest, respiratory failure, or altered mental status. As a student, my
responsibility is to assist with CPR when needed and be the ''recorder,'' writing