Hey all! I made this video for tiktok but it hates me, so I'm reposting here.

I'm getting anxious about not reaching enough nurses as things get worse so if you're a nurse or a HCW, respond w/your email and I'll send you a copy of Year of the Nurse.

Book contains: cussing. Political commentary. Profound disappointment in governmental oversight. Suicide warnings.

It's a heavy book, but it's good, and if you're a HCW with MH issues right now, you are not alone.
My other recent bonafides: m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_61…
It's my book, so I can give it away. 🤷‍♀️ HMU in the replies with an email if you want a copy. I use bookfunnel to deliver.
I'm more interested in the book getting to the ppl who need it right now than making $, as the American healthcare system is devolving more and more into the terror tunnel from Willy Wonka each day.
For ppl who want to see reviews -- but it could be yours to read for free! Reply or dm me!


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13 Aug
Someone asked me earlier today what would happen if hospitals actually did start refusing anti-vaxers care for covid, and while that idea sounds great right now when we're angry (and may indeed kinda-sorta wind up happening via the 'magic' of private health insurance...)

we can't actually go down that slope, because that's partially what got us here -- those people, already not trusting the health care system.

If we start refusing them care directly, other than the burden they're already putting on themselves and their local EDs...

They'll assume the worst, or that they're getting subpar care (possibly true, depending on how bad their local hospital is getting crushed, but at least that's...'equally' subpar?) and these are the people who're already in denial about everything, remember?

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11 Aug
sitting here on the couch trying to figure out what this unwarranted panic attack is all about and there are too many options, lolsob.
It started after sidechannel work gossip revealed some of my favorite and strongest coworkers have left/are leaving my hospital, and segued into generalized publishing malaise because I am tired of pushing Year of the Nurse, and oh, then, *points at covid map of US*

It's really the fact that so many of my coworkers have left that's scaring me. (Now that I'm sidechanneling w/a work friend who knows what's up with me.) Going back to work after all this was going to be stressful enough. I don't wanna be going back like the new kid in class. :/
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15 Apr
While the venn diagram between hospital work & police work aren't 100%, they do share many similarities -- we're both forward facing to the public, we work with people from all walks of life, and we're both threatened with personal violence.

And, sometimes, sadly, people do lose their lives.

When you accidentally harm someone at the hospital, it's called an sentinel event.

Immediately afterwards a fleet of people step in and consider what happened, how to fix it, and how to stop it from ever happening again.

At my old hospital, we had a pediatric nurse float over to care for a pediatric burned patient.

She put oral oxycodone into an IV line.

Now, already, there's ways to prevent damage from taking place -- oral oxy is a vibrant pink-orange....

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15 Apr
Trying to stay vigilant about recognizing my PTSD-hypervigilance is going swimmingly, lolsob.
Anyways, here are some plants from today:
This one is my current best "feed me, Seymour" out of a tough field:
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13 Apr
After having worked in an ICU this past year, I would literally get any vaccine on the market shoved into my arm, while I (& possibly the person providing it) were blindfolded, even if I knew it was mixed with lead & arsenic (which I know they aren't.)

Like they could spin the wheel of goddamned theoretical contaminants, and I'd be all, 'You know, guinea worms don't sound so bad, by comparison, shoot one of those fuckers in there too.'

We've left the ppl of Flint, MI waiting this whole effing time to get their pipes cleaned up, you drink water out of plastic bottles in neon colors all day, you think Starbux is healthy, and everyone likes to feed their livers wine.

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28 Dec 20
My mom does have covid.

Explaining to her how to prone herself.

Texting my dad with quarantine instructions for himself and everyone in my brother's household and everyone they saw over Xmas.

While at work.

Taking care of covid patients.
My current pt, I asked our MD what the plan is, and he was all, "find more people to carry the coffin" -- by which he means involve a few more services, so we can get this family to understand that the patient won't make it.
My husband asked if I should come home.

I can't.

Can't change anything for my mom, she's 3 states away.

Can't bone over my coworkers. My patient is a 1:1, we're gonna be short at 11 as is.

Told him my plan was just to be a mess on twitter so here we are.

Brace yourselves.
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