Monthly Archives: July 2014

Perhaps she’ll die……

Her calves burn as she takes big steps up the steep rocks. Breathing hard with sweat dribbling  down the side of her face.  The summit is in view.    Ahhhhh…the top is reached!  Standing with her feet apart and hands … Continue reading

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Thrown Under the Bus

The anesthesiologist and nurse pushed the stretcher with the patient still intubated.  Her arm was in a  splint with a white sterile dressing from her hand up and over to the bend in her elbow.   Very sleepy….not waking up any … Continue reading

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Call a Code

A 7 year old child.  No response.  Not breathing.  Call a code.  Check for pulse.    Back board under the child.  Start CPR 15:2.  Attach Defibrillator.   What rhythm is it?   Get this correct.  Ventricular Fibrillation.  Cardiac arrest.    Charge … Continue reading

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Beauty is in the Eyes of the Beholder

PACU is a totally cool place to work.  We get to see all kinds of people.  It’s a privilege to be part of their lives.  Let’s face it PACU nurses ROCK!   We are good looking too.  Never you mind that … Continue reading

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THE WITCHING HOUR

THE WITCHING HOUR You know that time at work.  The change of shift. Ahhhhhh the change of shifts.   The tension builds.  Our day often gets busier as time goes on.  Big cases are left for the end of the day. … Continue reading

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542.5 hours out of 1000

184 days into the 365 days…….181 days left to achieve! 542.5 hours out of 1000.   Getting there SLOWLY and not all that surely. I’m on VACATION now without too much guilt.  I’ll just have to work my butt off … Continue reading

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