by juan de la cruz - If you haven’t already read or heard about it, the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine have released a new... Read More →
by StefO - Last week, I took care of a 25 year old male, Mr. L, who had a motorcycle accident. He had bilateral femur fractures, a pelvis fracture, and a right tib-fib... Read More →
by wkndnrse - I am fortunate to work in Neuro ICU. I love my job. I love to be in a position to help patients and their families when they are most vulnerable. During my nursing... Read More →
by nursey246 - After I get report on my two patients, I print and interpret my telemetry strips and verify their alarms on the monitor. I then decide which one is less stable (or... Read More →
by bloatedputti - I decided after 28 years, to clean house with my nursing career. I freshened up my resume, took all the free online CEU courses I could, and yet something was still... Read More →
by juan de la cruz - Teresa, a woman in her 40's, a wife and mother of two young boys, felt tightness around her chest as she suddenly woke up from sleep. She was breathing heavily and... Read More →
by Trissity - I won't say that I always wanted to be a nurse, but it is a near thing. Even when life got in the way, and delayed my career for several years, nursing was always... Read More →
by marty6001 - "A ball had passed between my body and the right arm which supported him, cutting through the sleeve and passing through his chest from shoulder to shoulder. There... Read More →
by Ruby Vee - A brand new ICU patient, whether they are crashing with cardiogenic shock, fresh from the ER in septic shock or just back from the OR, is a busy patient. There are... Read More →
by TheCommuter - Many acute care hospitals across the United States are following a trend of eliminating visiting hours altogether, and instead opting for 24-hour open visitation... Read More →
by Ruby Vee - i work in a cardiac intensive care unit; ccu and sicu together. as an icu nurse, i'm well acquainted with the correlation between untreated sleep apnea and heart... Read More →
by eschom04 - The prolongation of life is ultimately impossible, but in the end, should it be the ultimate goal?
Medical advances and technology can keep people alive longer,... Read More →
by SICUshortCait - My friends and I often get asked why we want to talk about work when we’re not there. My answer is usually because I’m a nurse. Now, traditionally I’m supposed to... Read More →
by Pixie.RN - What is Trauma Nursing?
Trauma nurses specialize in caring for patients injured through trauma, be it accidental or intentional. Trauma nurses must be well... Read More →
by SICUshortCait - What happens when we have to find a new dream? When we came to a fork in the road; chose our path; ran towards our destiny and hit a dead end? Nursing is career of... Read More →
by juan de la cruz - RS is a 70 year old, lady who lives independently in a first floor apartment in the city. She has no close relatives but has neighbors who know her very well and... Read More →
by Ruby Vee - Welcome to the ICU. We're happy to have you here, and we know you want to be a great ICU nurse. That's going to take a long time, but you can be a great colleague... Read More →
by traumaRUs - This is Part II of the difficult discussions we must often have with our patients and/or families. This never gets easier and in reality, should it?
These... Read More →