Healthcare Before Corona Virus

by Mr. Schnell Emergencies occur in the hospital all the time. Generally they can be stressful, unscripted, and uncensored. Below is an example of one of those stressful, unscripted, uncensored emergencies. It contains profanity and graphic illustrations. This satirical coloring book is a work of fiction. The satirical situations are based loosely on actual eventsContinue reading “Healthcare Before Corona Virus”

Open Heart Surgery Recovery

I spent a great deal of time recovering post op open heart patients in my nursing career. To learn this skill there was one article that was particularly helpful in Heart & Lung: The Journal of Critical Care written by Ann P. Weiland RN, MS and William F. Walker MD titled “Physiology Principles and ClinicalContinue reading “Open Heart Surgery Recovery”

The Train Wreck ICU Admission

A Little Background: 85 year old white male with a history of metastatic cancer to the bowel, liver, and lungs, primary site unknown, 65 pack year history of tobacco abuse, still smokes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), type II diabetes, severe peripheral vascular disease, active ETOH abuse, quart of gin a day, pedophilia, PTSD, benignContinue reading “The Train Wreck ICU Admission”

Adventures In Nursing: The Only ICU Bed

by Robert Schnell You are an RN in a very busy ICU, only half way through a long, arduous, twelve hour shift. The Emergency Department is full and they have a new “customer” coming to you, but, at present, you don’t have a bed available. The only potential bed, Bed #4, is currently occupied byContinue reading “Adventures In Nursing: The Only ICU Bed”

A Nurse Is A Nurse Is A Nurse…

Have you ever wondered what ICU nurses do? If you are curious continue scrolling down. If not, stop now. Should you wish to continue and view this post the illustrations are graphic and may offend some but this is what nurses contend with on a daily basis in the ICU.