Brooke Schmidt BSN, RN

Geriatrics, palliative care, wound care, writing
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Brooke Schmidt has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Geriatrics, palliative care, wound care, writing.

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  1. Brooke Schmidt

    Making Healthcare Decisions In A Media-Driven World

    Definitely, there is so much room for healthcare professionals to contribute quality information outside of their traditional jobs.
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    Making Healthcare Decisions In A Media-Driven World

    That’s a great exercise. We had something similar in school as well.
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    I Did Not Feel Like A Hero

    Courageous is such a good word to describe nurses. Thank you for sharing!
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    Making Healthcare Decisions In A Media-Driven World

    Thank you for reading! And that’s an excellent point about using those questions for simple decisions as well.
  5. When the Tube Gets Stuck When my sister-in-law video-called me on a Wednesday night because my niece decided to shove her finger into a tube, I answered. Being one of the only medically trained members of the family, I get a lot of these calls. A...
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    I Did Not Feel Like A Hero

    Yes, it was very scary and unknown in the early days. I am so glad we all have access to PPE now!
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    I Did Not Feel Like A Hero

    So well said! Thank you for sharing.
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    I Did Not Feel Like A Hero

    Thank you for your kind words, I appreciate them!
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    I Did Not Feel Like A Hero

    I remember the early days of the pandemic- signing up for my free crocs and free slippers, showing my badge at the chick-fil-a drive-thru for free lunch. My neighbors rang bells and cheered at night. For a few short minutes, I thought I felt like a h...
  10. I work for a home health agency, we do shift work which sounds like what you're interested in. I work full time with one patient (3, 12 hour shifts). Many nurses work with more than one patient or agency depending on the hours and experience you want...
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    12 hour shift question

    I work 12 hour shifts, 3 days in a row, it is awful sometimes, but having 4 days off every week USUALLY makes up for it.
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    Bio Patch with PICC line dressing changes?

    I work in home health, our standard is to use a biopatch on all PICC/central line sites. The supplier we get our kits from sends the biopatch separate as the pre made kit does not contain the patch.
  13. I work in WA state and my agency requires us to call into a system, we are given a code for each shift.
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    Lets talk about $$$

    1. Seattle, WA 2. $22.30/hour +$1.00 for nights and weekends 3.Offers full benefits, but they are pretty expensive 4. PTO, time and a half for holidays