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10,000 Hours by Emily M. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Same shit, different day, same struggle Slow motion as time slips through my knuckles Nothing beautiful about it, no light at the tunnel ... Read on »
Focus on Not Focusing by Emily M. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Ten years is a long time in blog years.   I have witnessed the community evolve: -writing anonymously  to  -writing semi-anonymously to  -”bei ... Read on »
The Year of Exploration by Emily M. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing As 2014 is looming on my door step, I am once again reflecting on the past, and thinking about the future. The fact that my blog is now 10 years and 2 months old has enhan ... Read on »
The Day the World Stood Still by Emily M. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing I have no idea why I titled this post as such.  Maybe it is because I finally feel ready to write again.  So much time has passed that it seems foreign to me.  Like an old ... Read on »
Tell Me About Flight Nursing by Emily M. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing I was asked to assist a nursing student with a project in which he needed to explore a specific type of nursing of his choice. I was honored and excited that he chose fli ... Read on »
The 10 Responsibilites of the Long Form Blogger by Emily M. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing During my time with Mike and Sean , two icons in the medical and nursing blogospheres, I began thinking about why being a long form blogger is so difficult to maintain ove ... Read on »
No Shit, There I was by Emily M. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing When I was in the Army, the best stories began with:  “No shit, there I was . . .” When that slid off of a soldier’s tongue, you knew you we ... Read on »
Return of the Girl by Emily M. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing So, I took an unscheduled sabbatical.  Yup.  And it was one of the best things I have ever done.  After years of blogging and growing up with social media I was told by my ... Read on »
Summer Drought by Emily M. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing All things happen in cycles. Unfortunately, I am currently in the “White Cloud” part of my work cycle. That means, dear readers, that I have been the anti-flight nurse. ... Read on »
Flight Nurse’s Hierarchy of Needs by Emily M. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing I can tell how much time I have spent at the hangar by how unorganized my life becomes. It is all I can do to ensure the laundry is done, there is food in the fri ... Read on »
Social Media Burnout & Rebranding Reponse to Mike by Emily M. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Today, Mike posted this video about social media burnout on his blog Family Medicine Rocks . After discussion with Mike about rebranding, I thought this ... Read on »
Night Shift by Emily M. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Working night shift wears me out. We do a lot of “swing shifts” from days (7a-7p) to mids (10a-10p) to nights (7p-7a). Fortunately, in-house rules exist as to how we ... Read on »
After Seven and a half years, crzegrl.net becomes FlightEMS.com by Emily M. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Seven and a half years is a long time. My very first post on crzegrl was on 12 November 2011 , a fitting date for me as so many major events have happened on that day for ... Read on »
Sunrise through the Hangar—View from My Office by Emily M. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Tuesday Sunrise through the Hangar Door It has been quite some time since I posted a view from my “Office Window.” During our on-coming shift aircraft checks, ... Read on »
crzegrl Guest Speaker? Yup, 2011 Michigan Trauma Symposium by Emily M. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing “The Impact of Alcohol on Trauma” On 24 March I am speaking at the Michigan Trauma Symposium in Grand Rapids, Michigan . Every year, the symposium rotates ... Read on »
Chaos and Not Much Order–How to get things done by Emily M. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing I must, on an almost hourly basis (or even more frequently!), remind myself that planning my work day is neigh unto impossible. Not only is it impossible, but even after s ... Read on »
A Flight Nurse’s Dream Product: SwabFlush Receives FDA Clearance by Emily M. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing So many times when flying a very ill or injured patient, finding the alcohol swabs is monumentally difficult. As with everything else we do, how incredible when we ar ... Read on »
I think I have Information Deprivation Disorder by Emily M. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing While doing a clinical rotation in OB last week, which is required for my position annually, I was bordering on a minor anxiety attack. For the first time in a very l ... Read on »
brevity you are my previous post by Emily M. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing So I attempted to start a post yesterday from the WordPress app on my iPhone. It went horribly wrong and I not only ended up with a very short blurb, but the photo I ... Read on »
Simple changes by Emily M. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Sometimes, it is the small changes that make the biggest differences. Over the past two years, I have weaned myself off of plastic shopping bags (almost), recycle everythi ... Read on »