Those Emergency Blues: Just Because I Don’t Remember You Doesn’t Mean I Didn’t Care

In the Emergency Department where I work, the number of patients we see pushes 200 some days. We assess and treat a lot of people, mostly for lumps and bumps, breaks and bruises, but also for major, cataclysmic, life-altering events — MIs, trauma, stroke, what-have-you. I have a problem. The moment to the patient leaves ...

Those Emergency Blues: Observations and Assessments

NOTIONS TO SMALL FOR A BLOG POST, ALL IN ONE PLACE, A.K.A. THE PERIODIC LINK DUMP. Further to my post “Sleepy Sleepy Nurse”: Sleep or Die. Really. My job: Registered Nurse. We don’t know as much about infection control as we think we do. “Less than a quarter of the Clostridium difficile cases in a hospital could be ...