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I work in an ER on the coast of Florida, dance, write, and go to the beach nearly every day off to soak up the healing energy of the ocean.

I Broke Rule # 1

by RobbiRN - “We just intubated him a few minutes ago. He was a restrained driver in a partial rollover. There were several witnesses who saw him driving erratically. They thought he might have passed out because...

Nursing Intuition, Part 2: The Seizure Girl

by RobbiRN - “This is Rescue 89. We’re inbound to your facility with an eighteen-year-old female, postictal following a witnessed grand mal seizure. We’ve established a saline lock and have her on oxygen at two...

The Nurse at the Bedside

by RobbiRN - The Nurse at the Bedside Let me introduce myself. I’m the nurse, the one at the bedside. It’s a place I’ve occupied for twenty-four years. There are millions like me. You might see me as an...

Projecting Optimism: Creating Positive Outcomes

by RobbiRN - Mr. Aldred is relatively calm as I start an IV and draw some blood for his labs. His chest pain started two hours ago while he was watching TV, eating some chips, and drinking a diet coke. There had...

"Insulted. . ."

by RobbiRN - “Insulted. . .” A doctor I’ve work with in the ER for several years listened intently as I shared my observation that we are increasingly driven by pre-set protocols for nearly every major...

Nursing Intuition, Part 1: The Visitor is . . . Dying!

by RobbiRN - Nursing Intuition, Part 1: “The Visitor is . . . Dying!” “How much damage to the car?” We’re in the ER. EMS has just dropped off a young female driver following a motor vehicle crash. “I’d say...

Confronting Doctors with Wrong Orders

by RobbiRN - Confronting Doctors with Wrong Orders We are standing at the counter of the nurse’s station in the ER when I tell Dr. Hanson that his patient in 18 is asking for pain medication. ...


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