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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 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...

January 15, 2019

A patient brought in by a BLS crew is rushed to your ER after sustaining a gunshot wound to the abdomen. The patient is alert, oriented and slightly diaphoretic. Bleeding however is profuse. You know he will need volume resuscitation and thus an IV. What is the best IV...

November 17, 2018

It’s a great question, one that many of my fellow emergency care colleagues sometimes scoff at, but the truth is, there is little to no evidence that spineboards do any good. In fact, there is much more evidence that they actually cause further harm.
 

The idea behind t...