Author: Nurse Abnormalities

A Response to Dr. David Glener from a Nurse with an Adequate IQ

I do not know Dr. Glener in real life, I only know him from these comments. What I do know, is that despite everything, if he were my patient, I would care for him the same way I would care for a nun, my mother, a criminal, the president, a VIP client, or a regular Joe – wholeheartedly and expertly, because that is my core and that is truly what nurses do.

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My Name is Danielle, RN, CCRN and I Will Be Running this Code

About this time, the patient lost a pulse. I started compressions and asked for a backboard. While doing compressions, I noted the time we started coding, and delegated the jobs of medications, recorder, bagger, and someone to switch with me when I became tired. I directed the nurses on how to connect an ambu bag and how to place the defibrillation pads on the patient’s chest. It was like riding a bike and my years of experience reminded me to stay calm. While the nurses and techs didn’t know exactly what to do, they were incredibly receptive and trusted me.

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Hey New Grads, Welcome to the ICU

There is no doubt, an ICU is a very challenging place to start a nursing career, but it is right for some people. If you have a high attention to detail, thrive in high-stress, constantly changing environments, want to manage your patients with more autonomy, and learn the in-depth physiology of what is happening to your patients, then the ICU might be for you.

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