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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...

September 13, 2019

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Many people in his life thought Cameron Hershey, BSN, RN would become a Firefighter, like the generations before him. His grandfather, father, and brother were all Firefighters. 

“I just wasn’t super interested in being a firefighter. But I...

August 12, 2019

More ACLS this week!

You are a nurse working telemetry when a new admit is just getting settled. He is a 45 y.o male with no significant PMH. He came to the ER because after drinking 4 bang energy drinks and engaging in some hanky panky his chest began to flutter, and h...

August 5, 2019

Amiodarone is just one of those medications that if you take care of patients in any medical capacity, you need to know. It’s one of the standard drugs in the ACLS algorithm and is not just used for acute dysrhythmias, but is also taken chronically by over 1 million Am...