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Joined Aug 3, '16. She has '10' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Oncology'. Posts: 40 (63% Liked) Likes: 106

The 5 S’s - Side effects of steroids

by Ashley Hay, BSN, RN - Corticosteroids can be used for a plethora of conditions including autoimmune disease, asthma, allergic reactions, and even assist in preventing organ transplant rejection. The list goes on and on....

Transfusions 101 - Everything you need to know about blood products and administration

by Ashley Hay, BSN, RN - “Transfusions 101” Everything you need to know about blood products and administration Many patients require transfusions of blood products for acute or chronic issues. Here, we’ll discuss an...

“Dreams for the next chapter of my career” And how those dreams keep changing...

by Ashley Hay, BSN, RN - I wanted to be a nurse forever. I remember the adrenaline rush I got the first time I was on the hospital floor for my clinical rotation. The smells (not all great), the sounds (I heard IV pump beeps...

Part II - Day In the Life of a Proton Therapy Nurse

by Ashley Hay, BSN, RN - There are usually two nurses who arrive between 7 and 8 am, depending on the number of sedated cases we have that day. We start by setting up for the day: making sure we have our dosimeters on and...

Nothing Left to Give

by Ashley Hay, BSN, RN - We have all come home after a long unforgiving shift feeling utterly exhausted and in a fog, coming down from the stress of the day. Ever get home and don’t remember the drive? It’s probably your...

A Nurse's Sacrifice

by Ashley Hay, BSN, RN - Nurses are usually first to diminish their own contributions and quickly dismiss any outside accolades from those not in the business of healthcare. “Isn’t it hard? Nurses are angels. My father had...

Becoming a Healthcare Writer - My pursuit of a role beyond the bedside

by Ashley Hay, BSN, RN - Becoming a Healthcare Writer My pursuit of a role beyond the bedside There’s something you should know about me. I bore quite easily. The thrill and freshness of change is something I constantly...

IV Nurse Day - January 25th

by Ashley Hay, BSN, RN - Happy IV Nurse Day! Thanks to infusion specialty nurses, patients are able to receive a wide array of much needed intravenous medication. They are also responsible for maintaining central venous...

Better Health Care Elsewhere

by Ashley Hay, BSN, RN - This new year didn’t start quite as planned. I woke up on 12/31 with high hopes and a very sore throat...about to be walloped by a nasty little virus. I was laid up on the couch for over a week. The...

Part I - Nursing and Precision Proton Therapy

by Ashley Hay, BSN, RN - In this two part article we’ll first take a look at the basic principles of proton therapy and later walk through a typical day as a nurse at the proton center. Working in Oncology for over a decade...

Recognizing Your Nurses

by Ashley Hay, BSN, RN - “To fully engage employees and make them feel like they want to push the company forward just like the CEO, they need to be recognized. Humans have this need to be recognized and when they are, they...


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