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  1. Trauma is a major public health concern with significant impact to patients and providers. Failure to understand and address the impact of traumatic events has detrimental effects on health and well-being. In the United States, nearly 90% of adults h...
  2. Nursing PTSD Is Real

    Never would I have thought as a nurse having PTSD until you experience that one patient or event you will never forget. Mine happened three years ago. Totally thought I had caused the demise of my patient. Did I also mention I have severe anxiety? ...
  3. PTSD from COVID Deaths - Help getting back

    Has anyone experienced trauma with patient death? How did you recover? Did you return to your job? Any tips on dealing with patient death? Hoping anyone might be able to relate and can share their journey or have some advice. Short story I had been a...
  4. Carol Ebert

    PTSD and Me?

    These are her words of what she is experiencing. Waking up in the middle of the night worryingThere’s a heavinessPeriods throughout this quarantine where I just have felt too low to exerciseEmotional highs and lows where you just don't feel yourselfN...
  5. juan de la cruz

    To Hell and Back: Demons of ICU Past

    Teresa, a woman in her 40's, a wife and mother of two young boys, felt tightness around her chest as she suddenly woke up from sleep. She was breathing heavily and bathing in a pool of sweat as she clasped her arms over her chest. She was having nigh...
  6. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is usually associated with active and retired military members, and although they may consist of the majority of those suffering from PTSD, they're not the only group at risk. PTSD can develop after someone has e...
  7. I was a great nurse. With more than 2 decades under my belt, almost all in hospice. The rest ICU, ER and oncology.. I never had heard of this. It affected me over several years, I went from being the best nurse there, to someone trying to make it thr...
  8. Every time there is some horrible mass casualty that happens anywhere in the world, we see immediate and intense video, usually raw footage, streamed live to our computers, TVs, and smartphones. All at once we are not only processing that something h...
  9. 18 April 20160400:I've just been woken up by a loud thunder crack as my poodle, Guero, nudges closer to me under the covers in my king size bed. I am immediately overwhelmed by the smell of cigarette smoke. Damnit! My ******* roommate has been smokin...
  10. This article is the last in a 3-part series on the connection between mind and body with childhood trauma #1: Why Is This Patient Smelling Music? #2: Does Childhood Abuse Prevent Weight Loss? MAGIC MUSHROOMSAs a former oncology nurse, and a home heal...
  11. Part 1: Background on EMDRI have written several blog posts about getting fired and the consequences it has had for me personally and professionally. It happened just over a year ago on Halloween (a terrible "trick" to be sure) and I still haven't re...
  12. As a survivor of childhood trauma, and a mother of 3 children who survived childhood trauma before we adopted them, I am on a quest for healing. Childhood trauma has been linked to long lasting psychological and/or physiological effects. The Adverse ...
  13. I always had a soft spot for Anna and knew her for the past three years. She came off and on for BP check and diet counseling. The last time I saw her was over a year ago for a BP check before Covid started. She looked very happy to see me! "Eve...
  14. jk2185

    My Burnout Story

    I've been crying all morning coming from a pain so deeply repressed and locked inside me. I watched my last patient die three days ago and leave in his wake a broken family truly taken to the depths of misery and suffering. It was unexpected as most ...
  15. jeastridge

    3 Ways Nurses Heal After Mass Casualties

    Mass casualties, shootings, horrific motor vehicle accidents, untimely deaths, abuse, lingering deaths that are not peaceful, medication errors, neglect—the list of causes of trauma in nurses is long and impossible to enumerate completely. We all kno...
  16. It's a Stressed Out Job

    If you ask me how it feels like to be a Registered Nurse at the emergency department for these four and a half years, here you go: Think of a place where phones are going off, you hear voices all around and every room is stuffed with people. Once you...
  17. Nurse SuicideReports of nurse suicide are largely anecdotal. Sometimes nurses die by suicide after they’ve made a fatal mistake. Kim Hiatt was one such nurse. Kim was a critical care RN who worked at Seattle Children’s Hospital for 24 years before th...