It’s not fighting for you that terrifies me, it’s walking away that keeps me up at night

It’s not fighting for you that terrifies me, it’s walking away that keeps me up at night. Conversations on the front lines of medicine look different during a pandemic than they usually do. I hate these conversations. They prepare us for the day that our hospital has more patients than provider hands. Our leaders review policies for appropriate triage strategies […]

COVID-19: Anti-Vaxxers – Wrong about Vaccines and now wrong about the Coronavirus

Anti-vaccine “nurses” and “doctors” were wrong about vaccines, and they’re even more wrong about the Coronavirus pandemic. If you spend any time in the dark side of the web, where Anti-vaxxers dwell, you’ll find a handful of failed licensed medical providers who now make money off of gullible people who are prone to believe conspiracy theories. While the vast majority […]

COVID-19: Tips for staying out of the ED

Staying away from the ER unless experiencing an actual emergency remains important in all areas. Here’s some helpful hints on how to avoid the ER. **not intended to be medical advice. Contact your doctor before taking any medication. Seek emergency care if you believe that you are experiencing an actual medical emergency.**

Stay Home…. Nobody wants to die alone

All visitors to Covid-19 patients have been stopped. These eyes are the only ones you’ll see. Not your wife’s. Not your husband’s. Not your children’s. Not your pastor. Nobody. Whether you’re only moderately ill, or near death….you will only have a nurse’s hand to hold. And these are the only eyes you will see. You will not be allowed to […]

Pandemics: This is why we vaccinate

What does this pandemic have to do with routine vaccines? Everything. Like Covid-19, the diseases we vaccinate against are capable of, and historically have caused large scale outbreaks that result in illness, disability and death and economic destruction. Outbreaks of diseases like measles and polio cause the exact same inundation of our healthcare systems. This scenario is exactly WHY we […]

COVID-19: Tonight is the last night that I’ll hug my kids goodnight or kiss my husband until god knows when.

Tonight is the last night that I’ll hug my kids goodnight or kiss my husband until god knows when. Community spread is now confirmed in my area and being an ER nurse means that the odds of being exposed over and over again are now a 100% guarantee. So I just wanted to talk to everyone stuck at home with […]

Help Wanted! How you can help us face Covid-19

Nurses, doctors & the whole healthcare team are going to need YOU in the face of a severe COVID-19 outbreak. Our hospitals already operate at a level marginally close to capacity at all times. While we anticipate influxes of patients during certain times of year (like flu season), our nation’s hospital systems have learned how to have just enough for […]

Thank you, Anti-Vaxxers, We couldn’t have done it without you

I would like to take a moment to thank anti-vaxxers. I know that sounds strange, coming from a medical professional who passionately defends the safety and necessity of vaccines for our nation’s children, but stay with me. There’s a reason I am thanking them.. For years, healthcare workers have watched the rates of unvaccinated children grow. We’ve been powerless to […]

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