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Hi all! I am sharing a list from a young woman needing help. She is in school to become an EMT and has child expenses as well as personal needs to get through the program. I know #NurseTwitter is always so awesome about helping someone in need.
Including #EMT and #Paramedic folks on this too.
Please help if you can. Thanks!…
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Racism in nursing- centering the story of @DonQuenick-a 🧵

DonQuenick was a 3 time nominated Daisy award winning nurse working in ICU. She also received the American Heart Association award for performing CPR to a patient. She received many patient compliments. 1/18
DonQuenick (DQ) was by all accounts an excellent nurse-but she reported being treated poorly at work. This ranged from unsafe staffing assignments, unfair critiques, lack of leadership support, unaddressed complaints and retaliatory practices. At one point things went so 2/18
far as to include accusations of theft of patient belongings that were later dropped. In May 2019, Nurse DQ was caring for a patient who was critically ill. The family decided to withdraw care and the MD gave an order to remove him from the ventilator. This is fairly common 3/18
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1) Welcome to a #tweetorial on what every #ICU #nurse should know about #hypertensive crisis, or #hypertensive #emergency as it is now more properly termed. I’m Bryan Boling @bryanboling, ICU #NP, & co-host of the @icuscenarios podcast. Follow this 🧵for 🆓CE/#CME credit!
2) This accredited educational activity is intended for healthcare providers & is supported by grants from AstraZeneca, Bayer, & Chiesi. Faculty disclosures Like ❤️this topic? More CE/#CME on #hypertension mgt at….
3) So let's start with a case: 65yo ♂️, presents to the #ED with #headache, lethargy & confusion. PMH: #HTN, #hyperlipidemia, #DM2, COPD. Initial VS: HR 85, BP 205/120, T 37.2 RR 12, SpO2 92% on RA. Family reports that he has been more lethargic over the past 2 days.
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Happy Monday to all my new/existing follows! So excited many people are willing to share their experiences with racism and are READY to dismantle it! I’m a nurse, speaker @NSB_Speakers, writer @ByBlacks, medical contributor @CBCNews @globalnews @CP24 and podcaster @GrittyNurse! Image
I discuss & advocate for #mentalhealth #healthequity #poverty.
I am mom of neurodivergent twins and a little girl. I am a #autism & #disability advocate and anti-racism educator who specializes in anti-racism in healthcare. I’m also an intersectional feminist! #Speaker
I have also advocated for #nursing as a profession, discussed the intersection of policy and healthcare and openly advocate for healthy and safe work environments free from bullying and harassment (got no time for bullies!) #NurseTwitter
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#NurseTwitter like most of you, I've been reflecting on the #RaDondaVaught case. The only thing I'm emotional about is the loss of an innocent life. I think it is important to reflect on future practice implications now and take a long hard look at "just culture" 1/
First, we should examine two cases in the country that did not receive attention or support where a nurse was criminalized for fatal medication errors. It should be noted that this is a rare occurrence, but what is happening with RV has happened before 2/
Case A: In Madison, WI, a 16-year veteran nurse administered a lethal dose of an anesthetic (meant to be placed in the epidural line) and an antibiotic. The 16-year old laboring patient died. The nurse did not scan the med, check the med, and created an override in the Pyxis 3/
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1/🧵 True Medicine #LongCOVID
In #COVID & beyond, TRUE medicine, which is to say true healing ❤️‍🩹,  adapts itself to each suffering patient.
It’s the opposite of #gaslighting someone because her disease doesn't “fit” our model when she (eg) fails POTS criteria.

2/ Our healing must have the character of MERCY, which means we #doctors & #nurses will bend our love to fit the shape of each suffering patient.

Only then can we lift her up.

It may means admitting we don't know what to do now other than listen more.

#Medtwitter #NurseTwitter
3/ I am drawn in by my patient's weakness, perhaps because I see even greater weakness in myself.
The person in front of me needs the help I can provide by mustering #compassion, the same compassion I seek from others for MY foibles, deficits & inabilities.
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Charging a nurse criminally for an error will only increase the amount of errors that go unreported.

This will not improve a culture of safety.

Nurses are CONSTANTLY pressured & required to work faster, harder, longer.

A terrifying precedent.
#NurseTwitter #RaDondaVaught
These systems set nurses and patients up for failure. They roll the dice on running lean, to increase profits, and maximizing output of the nursing workforce.

It’s easy to say, “slow down and focus” yes, ideally. Nurses want to provide safe care and give dignity to patients.
The reality is hospitals have punitive cultures if you are “slow” or if you take too much time completing a task.

Spend 1 day in a hospital OR and you’ll see the pressure of speed from management.

Most of us are constantly working to satisfy patients, physicians & management
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A 🧵.

I was an ICU nurse for 30 years. What would it take to get me back to the bedside?

1. Guaranteed hours (no calloffs d/t low census)
2. Pay commensurate w my accomplishments, experience & education. So low 6 figures, but not starting with 1.

3. A company car like my engineer spouse has.
4. Company cell phone too.
5. Yearly weeklong retreat at a 5-star resort because "team building" like the man has.

6. Ten thousand dollar bonus yearly for doing my job correctly, like physicians get.
7. Protection from, and prosecution of, anyone who assaults me at work like cops have.
8. Lunch every day, like executives get.
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"I was working in the ER, I was 7 weeks pregnant. My husband & I were so excited. I was helping with a patient who was being violent and a danger to self/others. They were able to kick me in the abdomen. 3 wks later, we lost the baby." #orleg #PassHB4142
2/ "My coworker was assaulted last June. She had multiple closed fist hits to her head/neck, resulting in a significant head injury that kept her out of work for months & up to now can only work for a short time due to lingering problems from the assault." #orleg #PassHB4142
3/ "The passage of HB4142 is critical. Healthcare workers are leaving the profession in droves." #orleg #nursetwitter #PassHB4142
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1) Welcome to @cardiomet_CE's series on #lipid management! This is a 10-#tweetorial program, all #accredited, that will cover IT ALL. The expert author for this module is Robert Giugliano MD @ @rgiugliano, renowned #cardiologist from @BrighamWomens & @harvardmed ! Image
2) This #tweetorial, accredited for #CME/CE and intended for #physicians #physicianassociates #nurses #nursepractitioners #pharmacists is supported by an educational grant from Esperion Therapeutics. See faculty disclosures at
3) @rgiugliano is going to discuss care of patients taking #statins who still have residual atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease #ASCVD risk.
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Sharing my letter with #NurseTwitter. Make sure you contact your Congress folk on this matter.

Mr. @rickallen,

As a nurse and an educator, I am writing today to express my consternation regarding your support for action that would limit agency contracts.
This would effectively cap nursing salaries while leaving hospitals and insurance companies to run roughshod over nurses.
It seems as if, under the crisis conditions of the pandemic, we would strive to pay nurses what they are worth and ensure that nurses have safe working conditions to do the work our communities need right now.
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🧵My #UrgencyOfNormal includes:
👉People w/ #cancer needing urgent chemo getting a hosp bed without a wk+ wait & a desperate plea by their dr on Twitter
👉My #immunocompromised patients not wondering if kids brought home #COVID19 that can kill them (#vaccineswork less in them)
(P.S. You might think these are someone else's problems, but >1 in 3 Americans get #cancer in their lifetime, so reply w/ care...this could well become you or yours)
👉Timely medical care in our local ERs
👉The same teacher, not a parade of subs, because of #COVID19 illness

👉#NurseTwitter, #MedTwitter, & drs in training not getting called in to cover repeatedly when they're finally off b/c yet another colleague has #COVID19
👉Thousands in US dying/d of a virus we'd never heard of a little over 2y ago
👉170K US kids not being orphaned by this virus
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This is the NYT piece in which #AHA & #AONL is referencing. As I’ve said, I’m a fan of Robyn Begley she is truly committed to #nursing. But their response is wrong.… @WeNurses #NurseTwitter #ANursesVoice
I know the controversy of this piece seems to be on nurse to patient ratios (which lets be honest have worked well in CA, with the highest patient outcomes in the country in healthcare), but let’s not miss what was said: Today there are MORE NURSES in the US than ever in HISTORY!
Over 5 million to be exact - and only a little more 3 Million of them are practicing today. Why?!? The environments in which nurses are working are unsafe, understaffed & place so much risk on the license of a nurse - that nurses are choosing to no longer work in healthcare.
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#AIMART storytime 🧵
This just in: Boom💥
So, I’m getting ready for work today, tying up the ol’ scrubs and peek at my phone - I see a message, sent last night from the ER doc stating that one of my patients, a young Black man admitted for Sickle cell pain crisis...

..., wanted to leave and the doc was okay with discharging because the patient’s pain seemed to have resolved. Ok, I get to the 🏥and my team informs me the patient is still in-house (in the ED – No beds on the floors.

The ED is overflowing, so we have patients admitted and waiting in the ED for a bed for daaaays on end. Coupled with the ED being short-staffed - yeah…not good) and didn’t leave, after my wonderful senior resident convinced him to stay and receive more analgesia (pain meds)

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🧵/Remember how the CDC shorten the isolation period for COVID-positive healthcare workers?

“Four nurses across the US told Insider they had been told to come into work while sick or risk losing pay”

#MedTwitter #NurseTwitter…
2/ “A week after the CDC's announcement on December 23, the total number of hospitalized patients who contracted COVID-19 at least two weeks into their hospital stay went up 80% — from around 1,200 to 2,200 patients — according to HHS data.”

3/ '"But we should not do that unless it's absolutely necessary because bringing people back to work sooner does increase the risk of spread. You have to decide if that increased risk is worth it. In a lot of cases, it's not.”’

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This 👇👇👇 (h/t @joemd)

Also, at midcareer female success is threatening to men our age AND to younger men who rely on patriarchal patronage systems. Women, overpoliced by the system, then, yes, are tougher bosses AND we *do* tend to adhere more closely to ethics.

I do do all:
On #MedTwitter there is a pattern of “callouts”, yes vs all genders & ages, but also pattern of misogyny and misogynoir. It happens towards nurses & doctors alike. One of the reasons I connected with @ShrimpBrokkoli is because I saw a yt male resident ridiculing her online.
I saw that behavior being taught by NON-clinical faculty & that REALLY crossed a line.
If you are a woman + nurse + frontline + Black/WOC, you already live with so much violence towards you. Added online made up drama from a trainee vs nurse?
No, no, & no.…
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As a #vaccine & #publichealth advocate I *always* respond to any question with sincerity. Since I got put on lists of pro-#DEI/#equity/#BLM docs to target is anonymous accounts will “@“ me then when I respond in good faith it is tallied as my “harassing” = manufacture fake #data.
This is a deliberate anti-#publichealth #SciComm strategy to bully, harass (but then claim opposite), intimidate, & drive out

Sadly, it is successful

Hundreds of public health officials have left jobs, mislabeled by #disinformation smears

If do not leave on own
manufactured/fake outrage or drama or
internal lobbying relationships/political pressure
to get dedicated #publichealth officials fired

@KHNews #MedTwitter #NurseTwitter #ScienceTwitter #pandemic #COVID19 #QAnon #disinformation…
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This 👇🏽👇🏿👇🏻 This is why #BLM exists & why “implicit bias” is not only real but it kills

Why, when you see it, say something, do something
The system changes not by sharing tweets & hashtags but actions & consequences & removal of toxicity from the system

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Above #MedEd #TikTok improvement: #citeblackwomen who lead this work (not only utilized the savior mindset of Black & brown as victims) #Blackexcellence @citeblackwomen center Black women
Send #SoMe traffic to Black creators & activists. #healthcare…
Take #sharethemic initiative. It allowed #Blackexcellence to speak thru #influencer accounts to large followings for a day. I looked at before/after numbers, it did NOT drive any additional traffic to the actual accounts of those voices. Resurfacing this:
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🧵It is now clear that we are going to have to get people to #MaskUp to get thru winter without US health care system collapse. #Omicron is way too contagious. #VaccinesWork & #GetBoosted, but they will not be enough on their own. So this thread is for people who hate masks:
2/X: If you hate masks because the ear loops make your ears sore, google "ear savers." That's the term I've seen used for various products that spare your ears w/ masks. Examples in pics, but if you can sew on a button, make some. What else are you gonna do in #quarantine?
3/X: You can get a beanie, headband, baseball cap, head scarf, whatever & attach button or hooks of any kind that you can get from any sewing store or online, & attach your mask loops to that. Ear pain solved! It's important to have a snug fit so try diff distances.
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I know personally 3 people receiving monoclonal antibodies this evening. All have had 3 doses of #COVID19 #vaccine or prior infection + 2 doses of vaccine. All are careful. They all have risk factors, but all are pretty symptomatic. Jan is gonna be…rough. #MaskUp. #Omicron
Tweet 2: A lot of people seem to be panicking based on this anecdote. Panic is NOT productive. Instead you need to calmly plan & act to reduce your risk. These are some effective things you can do right now:
👉Upgrade your masks. No more cloth alone. Best is N95/KN95/KF94...
Tweet 3: As an alternative to N95/KN95/KF94, if you can't tolerate those or don't have them, I rec a surgical mask (ASTM level 3, 3-ply is great) w/ cloth mask over it. Read this:…. The non-profit @projectn95 has vetted, affordable PPE including masks.
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Since starting my first job as a nursing instructor, I'm deep in culture shock. And the culture that is shocking me is that of white middle-aged women. I think nursing needs to do some serious deconstruction of WW Boomer culture. #NurseTwitter #NursingEd 1/
I'm definitely not the first to say this. I'm just seeing it in action now and yikes y'all. As an elder millennial WW it is a lot. And if it's rough for me, it's gotta be brutal for minoritized nursing educators and students. 2/
Decisions seem to happen based on relational connections and behind closed doors or outside of work hours. I feel entirely out of the loop most of the time because I'm not part of phone conversations happening in the evenings. 3/
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Last week my friend’s @RamboTeaches brother was in a terrible crash in his semi. When the ambulance came to get him they found his puppy and travel companion, Bruno. (1/5) Image
Bruno rode in the ambulance - his dad went into surgery then Bruno had to go to a shelter. He was scared and far from home! 🥺 Luckily, a hero came forward. Nurse Janis Koren graciously offered to take Bruno until things could get sorted out. (2/5) Image
She opened her heart and her home to help a stranger. She took Bruno knowing he isn’t even fully potty trained! 💦 She thoughtfully sent pictures and updates to worried friends back home. (3/5)
#kindness #KindnessMatters
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So amazing to hear from #GOAT @Simone_Biles #AAP2021 as amazing role model for setting boundaries and simply being human 💕…
Paraphrased: As humans we don’t want to be a burden, we want to figure things out on our own, but at the end of the day people want to help you! #AAP2021 #MentalHealthMatters #SuicidePrevention
If you see something, speak up because you might be helping others too. It might be daunting, but we just need someone to believe what we say, someone to protect us 😢 #AAP2021
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Dear Urban HCWs,

As people get sicker with delta, and rural sites are forced to perform procedures that are just at the tip of our capabilities, please be kind if you see what looks to you like shoddy workmanship from a rural site. 🧵/1 #NurseTwitter #AbLeg
If our chest tube dressings are not exactly how you would do them in an ICU, know that we have done our very best, and that we don't always have the newest and best supplies. We have been underfunded in that respect and are doing what we can to stabilize and send out. /2 #AbLeg
If you see in the charting that we didn't do vitals on our critical patient as they would have in a tertiary centre, know that we are typically working with one or two nurses only for some rural ER's at a time. There are simply not enough nursing hands to get to it. #AbLeg
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