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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.

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...

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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