There are times at work when the tones sound off and it is not a pleasant sound. I was reminded of this on my first shift back of 2016. Having just landed from our first flight of the day the 1815 tones second flight so close to the end of 1900 shift made our heads drop. […]
‘People have been getting to the hospital a lot longer than helicopters have been taking them there.’ These words ring in my head every time that the tones go off and I check the weather. Chuck Stout, a Marine that I had served with in Afghanistan, told me these words when I was first hired as […]
What Is Your Story? In life we learn through experience. One of the ways that we learn is through the stories and the advice of others. I can remember when I was a young man riding in the car with my father. It was my senior year of high school and I was really up […]
Provocative title, I know, but it may be time for a gross reality check. I was in need of one; and boy, was I glad for the experience; I think the question has heightened my awareness to the integral role that honesty has in our profession. The following is not meant to be punitive, derogatory […]
All of us have that one thing we always go to when we work. No matter where you work or what you do, you have that one favorite device. Every practitioner has that one tool they use all the time. For years and years the one tool that has been used in the Intensive Care […]
In life we learn through experience, which gives us many opportunities to make mistakes and learn hard lessons. The goal of Convene Communities is to allow people to share their knowledge and learn from the experience of others.