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”
by Robert Schnell (Deutsche spelling) who is bquick (English) and vice versa. …and then there is the art of medicine versus the science….
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”
Allied health care professionals know what it means when the docs order a “Culture and Sensitivity”. Well this ain’t that, but it kinda is….. Here’s another one…
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”
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”
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.