SAUSALITO, CA (ASRN.ORG) -- When my co-worker, Teresa, recently told me that I always had a “stressed out” look on my face, her words burned a hole into my soul. I had always thought of myself as young and good-looking, and her words unintentionally rocked my world and self-esteem.
SAUSALITO, CA (ASRN.ORG) -- In hospitals, there is a special kind of communication among doctors and nurses, an essential skill not easily learned. I've come to call it the Rattle.
SAUSALITO, CA (ASRN.ORG) -- These days, when a nursing student at the University of Iowa fields a question about a drug, “the answer is often, ‘I don’t know, but give me a few seconds,’ and she pulls out her phone,” according to Joann Eland, an associate professor there.
SAUSALITO, CA (ASRN.ORG) -- At a recent medical conference in Miami, I sat spellbound as Dr. Stephen Ferrara, a commander in the Navy, delivered a keynote address describing his work in a mobile hospital in Afghanistan.
SAUSALITO, CA (ASRN.ORG) -- Baltimore's gritty Levindale section is a world apart from Ponce Inlet, Fla., the upscale barrier island where Rich Van Rensselaer owned a boutique liquor store and coffee shop before becoming a trauma nurse. If you had asked Mr. Van Rensselaer in 2004 if he thought he would trade in life in Margaritaville for scenes from “The Wire” — treating gunshot wounds, drug overdoses and unmanaged diabetes in one of the city’s busiest emergency rooms — he might have assumed you had been to one too many of his wine-tasting events.
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Liz Di Bernardo