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We get each other.

When I became a nurse, I instantly recognized the unique and beautiful quirks of nursing culture and healthcare in general. I wanted to share stories about these “nurse abnormalities” because every day, I am in awe of how brilliant, instrumental, and extraordinary nurses are to healthcare…Read more

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The never fail report sheet for new ICU nurses

However, most importantly, it is empowering to be able to give an accurate report and have the necessary information on your patients at all times to tell to various providers. For instance, a patient is crashing and you need to intubate. The physician wants to use succinylcholine for rapid sequence intubation and asks, “What is the patient’s potassium level?” You will know because you have it on your report sheet.

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Letters From an ICU Nurse: Dani

Dani’s favorite word, also happened to be my favorite word – fuck. I found this so hilarious. I never heard Dani speak, other than in videos, because she was intubated and trached while I cared for her, but when she finally opened her eyes, they proclaimed nothing but, “fuck this mother fucking cancer.”

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