May 15, 2016

Nose in the phone

Not very long ago I watched a young woman walk into the street with her nose in the phone… …a truck was speeding towards her and […]
March 19, 2016

The duty of keeping someone alive

I once spent an entire twelve hour shift keeping someone alive with my hands. Mr. Jones was an older guy who had pulmonary fibrosis, a terrible […]
September 17, 2015

My First Patient To Die

I remember the first time a patient died on me.  To be precise, the patient died after my shift was complete, and I initially held myself […]
January 4, 2015

How can you not know what the acetabulum is?!

I distinctly remember learning about the acetabulum. I was in nursing school- studying an intact human skeleton- and our professor was talking about joints. Yes, my dear […]