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kayakrn7 has 10 years experience and specializes in Periop and Ortho.

Mid-westerner, former retail exec turned RN, RN experience includes Pediatric ICU/ER, Perioperative RN, Periop Educator, Ortho Service line RN, Program Liaison Fracture Program, Program Liaison Joint and Spine, DMAT member, Red Cross RN

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  1. Frequently a close friend of mine, a young physician in Haiti, posted comments on a Web and Facebook page associated with a volunteer medical organization I co-founded to improve access to Child and Maternal Health Care in rural Haiti through the cre...
  2. The Smallest Act of Kindness

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  3. The Smallest Act of Kindness

    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 you thinking about this morning?" She began to tel...
  4. Responding to Disasters: Why do you do it?

    Wishing you the best! You will find disaster nursing to be an amazing field...let me know if I can help in anyway. km
  5. 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 back, time and time again. The question has haunted me sin...
  6. 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, a quick response, and I was assured they had the co...
  7. 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 responded to many disasters within the United States, ...
  8. 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 experienced during those weeks only partially prepared me f...