Those Emergency Blues: The phrases junior nurses and most staff do not care to hear from senior nurses…

…or the negativity they can spew…. “You wouldn’t know what to look for in that type of patient assessment anyways…” How do you know I don’t know what to assess for? Are you the textbook I read from? The online periodicals I continue to educate myself with? Are you every patient I have assessed in ...

Those Emergency Blues: Registered Nurses won’t make newspaper headlines, but your local sports pro will.

With Ontario’s Nursing Week approaching, May 7 – 13, posters for the Ontario Nurse’s Association (ONA, our union) campaign on supporting nurses the same way pro-athletes are have been put up around Acme Regional. RNsTheMVPInHealthCare_ONAProNurseMagazine The conversation often arises among my colleagues about how a baseball player can make over 20 million dollars a year ...

Those Emergency Blues: Those Emergency Blahs

I’ve worked as an Emergency Department nurse for something like thirteen years now, and at my present position more or less for ten years.  It’s probably safe to say I’ve seen just about everything from the incredible tragic to the incredible funny, the good, the bizarre and the ugly. As I’ve said before, I’m blessed ...