There is little worse in this world than the moment your greatest fear is realized. Where to go from here? Spenser never stood down from a challenge before, and this would be no different. Setting up a plan of attack was the only step forward.
The future of healthcare is constantly being assessed with an eye on trends in economics, politics, labor, and society in general. It is essential to forecast the environment we will operate in the next several decades so that we are prepared to face new challenges. Think about nurses who are nearing the end of their […]
If you’re anything like me (or human), you probably love pizza and can tear through one with little assistance. In the words of Joey Tribbiani, “What’s not to like?”…. Bread? good! Sauce? good! Cheese? gooooood! I’ve got some bad news… you might want to sit down for this. Pizza is horrible for you. That is, […]
Before jumping in, last week I wrote about sodium’s effects on the heart. Now I’d like to take a better look at where all this sodium is coming from! “The Salty Six” includes the top six sources of sodium in diets of U.S. adults and children. Let’s take a look at each and some examples […]
“Nursing is not for everyone. It takes a very strong, intelligent, and compassionate person to take on the ills of the world with passion and purpose and work to maintain the health and well-being of the planet. No wonder we’re exhausted at the end of the day!” – Donna Wilk Cardillo My take: The commitment […]
ABGs provide valuable information for assessing and managing a patient’s respiratory and metabolic acid-base balance.
There are four traditional valve areas noted- these are not the actual anatomical locations of the valves, but where they are heard the best.
“Median survival to hospital discharge decreases from 53% when bystanders deliver defibrillation to 28.6% when defibrillation is delayed until the arrival of first responders.”
1130: “Wait, did I swipe in?”
“A person can die from severe blood loss within five minutes, making the short time from trauma to EMS arrival perhaps the most vital.”