Listen, wait, listen again, and judge not:

The late Robin Williams once said everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind, always.

Robin Williams was perhaps the perfect messenger for this thought. None of us knew the battle he was in, a fight for his…

I met Judy when she was 27. She’d been the driver of a car that was T-boned, her head hit the driver’s window causing massive bleeding in her brain. She was flown to the trauma center where I worked, and was taken directly to the OR for neurosurgery, after which…

The pandemic has brought many changes and challenges. It’s caused us to make choices we wouldn’t have made otherwise. It’s brought people closer or, through the death of someone who mattered most, forever taken them apart. One constant that’s been in the forefront during this time is… uncertainty. We’ve witnessed…

As a nurse who worked in Emergency and Critical Care areas, I witnessed families arriving in shock and disbelief that their loved one was in critical condition after a tragic accident. A previously healthy individual was now facing the very real possibility of death. In these situations, every life-saving technology…

Those of us who’ve been at the bedside of a patient in isolation know this dilema well. “Oh, bummer there’s no alcohol wipes, no stopcock, no extra chux, no — fill in the blank — in this room”. And, as you’ve already guessed, “bummer” is not the typical word that…

A recent study has found an association between low average levels of vitamin D and high numbers of COVID-19 cases and mortality rates across 20 European countries.

Dr Lee Smith of Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) and Mr Petre Cristian Ilie, lead urologist at Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn National Health…

Unfortunately, many people don’t realize how the pressure mounts for the bedside clinician. Until you’ve been on that frontline, you have no idea how high the toll of losing ‘the patient’ you thought you should have been able to save is on your mental health. These days it’s not ‘the…

Today’s recommendations come from the WHO

A mask offers slight protection against acquiring the disease. However, wearing a mask is to protect others more than ourselves.

“The disease spreads primarily from person to person through small droplets from the nose or mouth, which are expelled when a person with COVID-19…

Recently the U.S. federal government lifted long held sanctions against telemedicine interactions with senior citizens under Medicare. This change is long overdue, and will have implications far beyond the COVID 19 crisis, especially for telemedicine providers.

Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) act, aimed at tackling the COVID-19 pandemic…

Mariah Edgington

RN inspired to facilitate conversations that help people talk about their wishes for care through the end of life, so those wishes can be understood & respected

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