A Cardiac Nurse’s Regret

A Cardiac Nurse’s Regret

Yolanda has been a cardiac nurse for a long time.  She works on a cardiac telemetry unit in a mid-sized hospital serving a primarily rural population. She told me about a situation that haunts her: Doing chest compressions on Margaret, a thin, frail, 74-year-old woman...
Critical Conversations

Critical Conversations

Over the years of working as a nurse and as an advocate for my own family and friends, I’ve learned that conversations are critical. Conversations with loved ones. Conversations between loved ones. Conversations with those on the healthcare team:  doctors, nurses,...

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