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Desert Adventure, Part 6: Of Pogues and Diversion by Nurse William Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing I walked home at the end of my second shift deep in thought. If the Weasel’s behavior was any indication, I was in for an arduous three months. The Annoying Little Chihuahua ... Read on »
Desert Adventure, Part 5: Where Weasels Dare by Nurse William Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing My first shift in the Indian Hospital ER was over, and I walked the short distance back to my house with a lot on my mind. I entered the house, walked to the refrigerator an ... Read on »
Desert Adventure, Part 4: "Nothing Ever Happens Here" by Nurse William Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing My three-day orientation was over in less than three hours. The mountain of paperwork, through which I had only begun to wade, would have to wait to be filled out on my off ... Read on »
Desert Adventure, Part 3: Orientation at the Indian Hospital by Nurse William Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Starting my first shift at the Indian Hospital was an exercise in uncertainty. I did not know what to expect. Having worked for the better part of a decade at my previous ho ... Read on »
Desert Adventure, Part 2: Thor's Playground by Nurse William Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Ever the optimist, I began to rationalize as I unpacked my things and settled in to my new, if temporary, abode in IHS housing. So what if my initial impressions of the rese ... Read on »
Nurse William's No-So-Excellent Desert Adventure by Nurse William Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing After more than eight years of employment at a busy hospital in the Seattle area, I felt it was time for a change. I had considered travel nursing in the past, but either th ... Read on »
The Ultimate Narcissism by Nurse William Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Psychologists (alleged "practitioners" whom I hold in quite dubious regard due to page 51 of the DSM-IV) have often described suicide as a 'cry for help'. I ain't buyin' ... Read on »
The Witching Hour by Nurse William Registered Nurse 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing 0430... It was hard to believe that less than two hours ago our 40-bed Emergency Department was nearly full. We managed to admit or discharge nearly all of our patients i ... Read on »
A brief update by Nurse William Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Hi, all. It's been awhile since I posted. I'm not sick, just busy opening up a new Emergency Department at my hospital. We are shorthanded so I am working a lot of ... Read on »
Road Fest Part Five: Leaving Kingman by Nurse William Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Kingman, Arizona; 0800 (8AM for the rest of you) on day 4 I awoke to the bewitching aroma of coffee, sizzling bacon, and Southwest omelettes. Melanie (ER nurse) and Kevin ( ... Read on »
The ER: Stuff You Need to Know. Part 1: Triage by Nurse William Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Introduction: I recently wrote an article describing a variety of examples of poor behavior demonstrated by patients in the Triage section of my Emergency Department. Whi ... Read on »
How To Be Taken Seriously by Your Triage Nurse by Nurse William Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Okay, I know this is a bit of a chronological jump, considering I was last writing about my recent odyssey. I'll get back to that soon. I am back at work now, and since r ... Read on »
Road Fest Part 4: Busman's Holiday in Kingman (Or, Melanie and the Toe of Doom) by Nurse William Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing The deep, exhausted sleep into which I initially fell proved to be woefully short-lived. I was jolted awake around 1AM by the simple act of rolling over. My left great to ... Read on »
Road Fest, Part 3: The Drive Across Mars by Nurse William Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Fallon, Nevada to Kingman, Arizona: I have been all over the world, and have seen some interesting terrain in my travels. But the landscape of western Nevada was just, wel ... Read on »
Road Fest, Part 2: Beth, and the Entrance to Nowhere by Nurse William Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing I had not slept so well in years. It was the kind of deep and dreamless Rip van Winkle sleep from which one awakens with the impression that no time had passed at all. The f ... Read on »
McCain Selects Alaska Governor Palin as VP Candidate! by Nurse William Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Those of you who have known me over the years also know that a couple of years ago I decided to avoid discussing politics on my blog. I do not regret my choice. I much prefer- ... Read on »
High-Test Road Fest, Leg One: Outbound by Nurse William Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing I rose in the very early morning for my much-anticipated trip to San Diego with a sense of excitement and my three good companions: A cooler full of snack, my souped-up 2007 F ... Read on »
Road Trip! Road Trip! by Nurse William Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing It's been two years since I have had a break. It wasn't that I didn't have the opportunity; it's just that I never really thought about it. But a coming event has provided the ... Read on »
Hybrid Cars: Death in a Bunny Suit by Nurse William Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing If the public ever stopped to think for themselves, the 'eco-friendly' hybrid would be banned from our highways. They are not 'green.' They are, in fact, blacker than ... Read on »
Heroes by Nurse William Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing He was sick, sick, sick. I inherited him at the change of shift. He was completely with it, but his body was failing him fast. The offgoing nurse offhandedly reporte ... Read on »