PPE Shortage

An article from the American Nursing Association noted that PPE shortages still exist and re-use of single-use equipment is on the rise. According to a nationwide COVID-19 survey completed by over 20,000 Nurses, over half of US nurses re-using and decontaminating masks due to the shortage, makes them feel unsafe. Click here to see the…

The unique stressors of ER nursing during Covid 19 Wonder what it’s like to work on the front lines in the ER during a pandemic? Quinn McGill, RN, has 5 years of experience in the ER. We dive into COVID in the ER, unique stressors of ER nursing, how to take care of yourself as…

Hello all! I am writing this in the midst of the coronavirus storm that is sweeping our world. I’m not sure how helpful it is to include any specifics in this introduction, because it seems like the situation changes and progresses with incredible speed. What was true yesterday no longer applies to today and will…

Important message from myRN Staffing Solutions’ co-owner Devin DeBoer. If you want to help, hospitals throughout the state need ICU & Med/Surg nurses for all shifts.  Please reach out to our recruiters.  They are working diligently with hospitals to fill openings during the coronavirus outbreak.   To search for a job, click here and you…

I can’t believe it: this post marks one full year of blogging about my life as a nurse. That seems crazy! I’ve heard it said that we tend to overestimate what we can do in a day but underestimate what we can do in a year. I feel like this is true for me as…

“Health is a great blessing, but the moment you make health one of your main, direct objects, you start becoming a crank and imagining there is something wrong with you. You are only likely to get health provided you want other things more – food, games, work, fun, open air.” C.S. Lewis When I stumbled…

I frequently listen to the Ted Radio Hour podcast. I love the 52-ish minute podcasts hosted by Guy Raz. The format of each episode is similar: five to six experts are interviewed on a common topic. The topics range from psychology to space to art to climate change. I enjoy listening to these because it…

The science behind food allergies is quite possibly the most fascinating part of my job. It’s also the topic that most patients understand the least. A lot of mystery, misconceptions, and fear swirl around food allergies. Imagine you are a parent of a small boy, and you are beginning to introduce solid foods into his…

“After nursing school, are you going to become a doctor?” The first time I was asked this, I gave the inquirer a strange look and replied with a sassy, “No…I’m going to be a nurse.” It wasn’t until the third time I was asked the same question I realized that people genuinely didn’t understand the…

I was a Sponge. I am a solid six months into my permanent placement in Asthma, Allergy, and Immunology. For the first month, the pace of the office was slow as we began to build our patient base. Each new patient visit was an hour-long, and we saw six new patients a day. The light…

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