4/11/16

Craziest Things You've Done to Stay Awake on a Night Shift

I'll go first, an anecdote a 'friend' told me, to stay awake on the drive home, roll your window up on your hair so if you doze off mid-drive you get a quick hair pull......YOUR TURN!

3/14/16

2/5/16

Stollery Hospital Gives Doc a Day in the Life as a Nurse

Thought this was neat, it generated a lot of social media interest. A doctor at the Stollery Children's Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta, spent a full shift as a nurse.

Ever thought about spending the day in another's shoes? Well today Dr. Laurance Lequier, medical director of the...

Posted by Stollery Children's Hospital on Thursday, February 4, 2016

1/27/16

Have a story to share about life in the ER?

'Make one up' and send it to us, we'll post it for all to gawk and read in wonderment. Submissions to ernurseyblog@gmail.com

7/21/15

Overcrowding and Resourcing in The ER

How many of you care for patients in the ER who shouldn't really be there? At worst we're talking about psychiatric patients who sit in the ER and pose a physical threat to nurses. At best it is a drain on resources and impacts overall healthcare for those who really need it. Appropriate protocols and policies to streamline healthcare provision and ensure the right care is given to the needs of the patient are paramount elements to efficiency. When someone doesn't need to be an ER, or someone we should be transferred to another unit that can better provide for their needs isn't, everybody suffers. The issue can also lead to poor delivery of healthcare to patients who are in the wrong ward. And also as an added stress to the nurses who need to pay attention to patients maybe outside of their particular expertise. Have you encountered this is drain in your workplace?