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!


May 31, 2019

Ah yes IO’s. In my opinion IO (Intraosseous) access is a very underutilized option despite the numerous positive studies by reputable sources, the ease and speed of placement, and the fact that any drug that is given IV can be given via the IO route.

I have worked at nu...

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...

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...

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