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About scubanurse

  • Birthday 08/26/1987

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  1. I wear an apple watch in the ER and a g-shock when I'm in the field. I have worn the apple watch a few times in the field but it wasn't the best option. In the ER I love my apple watch because i have a stop watch easily accessible and I am not distracted by my phone in patient rooms. In the field I just want something durable that can withstand me smashing it against concrete and I can dunk in bleach when I get blood on it.
  2. Suffered a brutal assault while an ER nurse, left me with PTSD that I am still struggling with.
  3. That's just awful, what a huge loss. Please pass along an address we can send cards to.
  4. I've been so busy with NP school, changing jobs, struggling with PTSD, and life that I honestly forget about this place until 1 in the morning when I can't sleep and see it on my bookmarks page.
  5. Welcome! Lots of seasoned folks here if you have any questions
  6. I'm sorry my friend. Colorado lost 3 officers one right after another and it has devastated us. This is all just too much and it hurts.
  7. Welcome! Love working with the RRT's! I'm an ER/Trauma nurse and always fascinated by the amount of knowledge you guys have, very valuable asset to the community.
  8. I took a small break this fall to focus on family and school and work and now that I have a minute, I'm back! good to see some old faces pop up this fall. Sorry I've been gone, working 60 hrs a week and school has killed me. I was talking about you just the other week with one of my doc friends. He's gone to CAP lab with some of his guys and said he knew you...
  9. I took a hiatus from social media while focusing on school this fall, sorry to have dropped off the face. I'd love to meet up and obviously Colorado Springs would be the closest, but I can try and make other things work as well. Sorry Ruff! Katie
  10. I am so sorry my friend. I wish there was more I could do/say, you guys have been going through a lot. Please let us know if there's any gofundme or anything like that set up. I'll keep you guys in my prayers and thoughts.
  11. thanks for posting the pic ruff!!
  12. You're going to be bagging one way or another unless you carry vents on your 911 ambulances. I understand the concerns with the half life of roc, but it is the safer drug in cases where ICP is a concern. Mannitol is great for these but I don't know many services that carry it. Another thing in addition to elevating the head of the bed, is throwing a c-collar on these guys to maintain neutral alignment. Small things like that can add up and help save brain tissue. This unfortunate patient suffered both a subdural and intraparenchymal hemorrhage. Our working theory was that she had been using some herbs for her "heart condition" and they were either ineffective or made the problem worse. At some point she must have gotten up to vomit (probably from the intraparenchymal bleed and rising ICP) and hit her head on the floor. She was rushed to the OR urgently for a craniotomy. I will try and grab to post-surgical images when I'm at work next.
  13. E-mailed them to you ruff... can't seem to get them to upload here.
  14. This is a fun case and I have lots of pictures of her CT's and further management in the ED if anyone is interested.
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