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Blogroll: by Respiratory Therapy Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Asthma Welcome Peon of Respiratory Therapy to the blogroll. I’ll be tidying the roll up a little bit, but if any of you loyal readers have a blog you’d like me to link to, ju ... Read on »
Do You Feel Like I Do? by Respiratory Therapy Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Asthma Life Supporter, a loyal reader of RT 101, recently sent me a story she’d like to share. This is a guest post by her. Enjoy. Do You Feel Like I Do? No, I am not ref ... Read on »
Guns by Respiratory Therapy Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Asthma Generally speaking, I’m not a fan of gun control. The scope of the discussion of gun control runs way out of what I can achieve here. I can, however, say that guns do ... Read on »
Bang the Gavel by Respiratory Therapy Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Asthma “Did you hear about the next patient?” the nurse asked me. “Which one, the AAA repair?” “Yeah. Apparently he’s a speed freak. He was smoking meth when his abdomen ... Read on »
Bad Month by Respiratory Therapy Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Asthma Sorry for the lack of posts, dear readers. It has been an awful month here in the Flats. There has been violence and aggression, death and destruction, and drama aplen ... Read on »
The Real World by Respiratory Therapy Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Asthma “It seems like a lot of stuff here is just weird,” said the student. “What do you mean?” asked the master. “I mean, everywhere I look there are posters about Quali ... Read on »
Boredom by Respiratory Therapy Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Asthma Boredom drives people to do some strange, strange things. Also some less strange but certainly destructive things. Witness the guy who came in, at noon, absolutely sma ... Read on »
One-Liner by Respiratory Therapy Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Asthma After a day in which I had several patients die, I came home and poured myself a stiff drink. </rimshot> Read on »
Oxygen Therapy Do’s and Don’ts by Respiratory Therapy Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Asthma After working for several days on the medical floors I have made a list of Do’s and Don’t for oxygen therapy. This list is for the highly intelligent and skilled nurses of ... Read on »
Question in the Hallway by Respiratory Therapy Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Asthma I was walking down the hallway at the hospital this morning when a strange-looking man wandered out of the dayroom. He looked mostly nondescript…skinny little white guy, p ... Read on »
Bad Decisions: by Respiratory Therapy Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Asthma He was young, in the prime of his life. Married with three cute children. Working his way through a college degree. Working to better himself. But somewhere deep in hi ... Read on »
Interesting: by Respiratory Therapy Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Asthma National Geographic has an interesting article about how elevated arterial CO2 might be a contributing factor in the experience of having….well, a near-death experience. ... Read on »
Ahhh by Respiratory Therapy Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Asthma I have taken several days off from work in an impromptu vacation. It has given me time to see that burnout has been affecting my life in a number of ways: where I used to ... Read on »
Burnout? BS! by Respiratory Therapy Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Asthma I was struck by a thought today: as much as I yak about Burnout or Compassion Fatigue or whatever it is that plagues me, the root of my frustrations is dealing with bullsh ... Read on »
Food for thought: by Respiratory Therapy Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Asthma One of my readers left a comment suggesting I have compassion fatigue. It includes a little self-eval questionnaire which I found interesting. The questionnaire left is it ... Read on »
Burnout City by Respiratory Therapy Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Asthma Thinking about things, I think that burnout has been rotting me from the inside. Ambulance Driver and those of you who suggested that I am depressed may have hit the nail ... Read on »
JUST GO ALREADY by Respiratory Therapy Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Asthma The scene: a quiet evening at the KB household. KB is at the computer, checking the news; the wife is at the table looking at ways to spend KBs money on the internet. ... Read on »
Bad bad BAD by Respiratory Therapy Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Asthma My report this morning: “So, this guy here has active TB. He’s been hacking like a motherfu–” “Excuse me. Did you say, ‘active TB?’” “Yeah, he has active TB.” ... Read on »
Knock Knock by Respiratory Therapy Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Asthma Walking down the hallway today, I saw a visitor struggling to open a door along the side of the hallway. As I approached, I could see him fiddling with the knob on the doo ... Read on »
Jabba by Respiratory Therapy Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Asthma in which I get in trouble for being a little too honest *phone rings* “Respiratory Care Services, this is KB, How may I help you?” “Is this Respiratory?” “ ... Read on »