kayakrn7's Nursing Blog

kayakrn7's Nursing Blog

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Joined Dec 27, '06 - from 'Ohio'. kayakrn7 is a Currently Program Liaison Joint and Spine Program, Program Liaison Fracture Program, DMAT OH-5 Member. He has '10' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Periop and Ortho'. Posts: 8 (75% Liked) Likes: 74

An Amercian RN learns to read with his heart and not his eyes.

by kayakrn7 - Frequently a close friend of mine, a young physician in Haiti, posts comments on a Web and Facebook page associated with a volunteer medical organization I co-founded to improve access to Child and...

Responding to Disasters: Why do you do it?

by kayakrn7 - A friend asked me recently, "Why do you do it? Why do you respond to disasters?" Great question! Often I have struggled to share how I feel about disaster relief and my role and what draws me...

Observations of Haiti - "the Event" and "my Return"

by kayakrn7 - On January 12, 2010 at 4:53pm EST a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck the nation of Haiti destroying over 300,000 homes and buildings and taking the lives of over 200,000 people. As a nurse who has...

The Smallest Act of Kindness

by kayakrn7 - Recently, while rounding on one of my patients, I noticed she seemed quieter than usual, so I sat down beside her and began not with a traditional physical exam but with the simple question "What are...

"From a single candle..." Words from an RN Pinning Ceremony

by kayakrn7 - When I first received the invitation to speak at the Pinning Ceremony at my alma mater, I was not quite sure why they had chosen me. In fact I was pretty sure they had made a mistake. A quick email,...

Memories from a Haitian Cholera Treatment Center

by kayakrn7 - In January and February of this year I worked in Haiti with United States NDMS DMAT and ImSurt teams providing medical and surgical care to the victims of the January 12th earthquake. What I...


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