Entries by reedrock

Let’s Talk About Code Drugs.

So you’re huffing and puffing as you finally reach the room at the very end of the hall in the remote regions of the orthopedic wing, situated just beyond the next zip code (or so it seems).  Someone yells out to you to hand them “the drugs”.  Now that all the blood flow has been […]

Starting an IV

Have you ever stared longingly at a sweet pair of pipes rippling the surface of the forearms of gym-rat?  I must confess that, as a nurse, I have practically salivated at the sight of bulging veins on some stranger in the hospital elevator.  It’s second nature for nurses to have their radars attuned to a […]

Hello world!

Since 2003, I have immersed myself in all things medical.  The one thing that I always liked better than practicing respiratory therapy, nursing, or anesthesia was the classroom lecture.  Sounds odd, huh?  Well, my love of information gathering and sharing has defined my approach to life since I can remember.  I’ve always enjoyed hunkering down with […]