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  1. Soldier of Empathy

    Potential Hurricane Ida landfall in Louisiana?

    Already hearing of Gulf Coast hospitals requesting that nurses bring extra scrubs and supplies when reporting to work this weekend - the thought being that the current pandemic situation combined with a potential major hurricane strike may result in ...
  2. As thousands gathered on Monday, April 15, "Patriots Day" to participate in or cheer on runners in one of America's well-known events, the Boston Marathon, little did anyone know that the sunny day would soon be darkened by senseless acts of terroris...
  3. My husband Tony has been hospitalized at MD Anderson in Houston for the past 6 weeks; easily the most agonizing time of both of our lives. I found myself looking at the nursing staff through the eyes of the patient's family rather than my most famili...
  4. Lane Therrell FNP, MSN, RN

    Mandatory Evacuation: Facing Fear of the Unknown

    Fire on the MountainLast Tuesday evening at 6:15 pm, when my smartphone vibrated to announce an incoming text, I broke my personal rule against texting during meetings, and surreptitiously glanced down at the message. It was from my husband. The word...
  5. "Rain, rain... go away... come again ano-" A nurse quietly hums a classic nursery rhyme to a premature infant at Texas Children's Hospital as Hurricane Harvey rains and winds slam the Texas Medical Center from all sides. Flooding traps both families ...
  6. Life can get crazy. For as long as I can remember I've heard all sorts of tragic stories. When I open the newspaper I read about countless bombings, shootings, house fires, and snipers. But I have become numb to the fact that bad things happen, and i...
  7. Last week, our nation experienced two more tragic events. The bombings in Boston and the explosion in West, TX left many people dealing with feelings of anger, anxiety, and fear. There have been several catastrophic events over the past decade and a ...
  8. AnnouncementIt is now confirmed that the Full-Scale Exercise will take place on March 25th, at approximately 0700. All staff will be clearly designated prior to the Exercise whether they will be participating or maintain routine patient care duties. ...