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TRAUMA CAM

Registered Nurse
ER, Trauma, SICU, CCT

Welcome to my blog! A look into to world of critical care from a nurse's perspective. Life is not always censored, filled with rainbows and unicorns or pretty and some of my posts won't be either. I aim to provide a no-bull look into what we healthcare professionals on the front line deal with on a daily basis. What struggles we endure, the education we receive, the skills we hone and patience we muster, all to ensure the safety and survival of a total stranger. Explore the blog, check out the gram, and hopefully, by the time you are reading this (who am I kidding, probably not) subscribe to my podcast!

 
 

September 15, 2019

A patient is brought in for altered mental status and respiratory distress despite administration oxygen via cpap and medication. It is decided that the patient will be intubated. The patient is sedated and then given the depolarizing neuromuscular blocking agent, succ...

February 19, 2019

Isopropyl, methyl, and ethyl alcohol are the three main alcohols in existence, and guess what? They are all toxic!

Isopropyl alcohol is well known to healthcare providers as it is the main ingredient in hand sanitizers and screen cleaners.

Methyl alcohol is commonly used...

December 22, 2018

A patient arrives to your ED who was involved in a house fire. EMS states that the patient made it outside when he realized his dog was still in his room. He ran back into the heavily involved home & emerged 1 minute later, alert, but coughing. The patient has no exter...