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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!

 
 

October 10, 2018

***Certain details and patient identifying information have been removed and/or changed in this article to protect patient privacy and maintain HIPAA compliance***

This early morning, I was dispatched to a Critical Care Transport at an Emergency Department. My pager sai...

September 23, 2018

Lately we have all seen the viral sensations to stomp out nursing bullying. The attempt to eradicate the demeaning behaviors older and more experienced nurses sometimes bestow upon those younger and newer. While the cause is noble, nurse bullying is not just isolated w...

September 18, 2018

Methemoglobinemia. Say what??

Due to oxidative stress and alteration of enzyme systems, ferrous iron can be transformed (oxidized) from Fe2+ to Fe3+. This oxidation and chemical change turns hemoglobin into methemoglobin, which has a higher affinity for oxygen and as su...