Leaving Bedside Nursing: The Daily Schedule of a Nurse writer
Healthcare workers already work long hours in stressful situations. However, the pandemic increased the emotional burden, with many patients isolated from visitors. Thus, nurses provided emotional support to the patients and their families as they said goodbye to their loved ones via video conference. These hardships created the perfect storm to push clinicians out the […]
How is stroke care changing for patients with ischemic stroke?
Stroke care is changing for patients with ischemic stroke. We must follow the newest evidence surrounding stroke care to give patients the best possible outcome. Quality evidence-based research should guide safe medical care, and stroke care is no different! Why is ischemic stroke care changing? Research is demonstrating that follow-up imaging care recommendations are changing. […]
I Quit my Full-time Job to be a Freelance Nurse Writer
I resigned from full-time healthcare employment and have not looked back. Luckily, I adore being a freelance nurse writer. But how did I get here? I started as a nursing assistant and always intended to make my way through the ranks. After becoming a Registered Nurse, I gained the requisite experience and returned to school […]
What Should You Expect in Labor & Delivery?
You’re pregnant and overwhelmed with information overload. You’re not exactly sure what to expect in labor and delivery. Every person who stops you at the supermarket asks you if you’re pregnant with twins and tells you their childbirth horror story. First of all, ignore them. You’re powerful and growing a human that could save the […]
Birth at 33 weeks gestational age: Our Rainbow NICU Baby Story
One in ten babies is born prematurely in the United States. Babies who are born earlier risk complications with breathing and development. I never expected it, but I gave birth at 33 weeks gestational age. Our baby boy was my fourth child, and spent time in the NICU due to my severe preeclampsia. I am […]
Pumping Breast Milk instead of Breastfeeding: When Breastfeeding Looks like a Bottle
More and more mothers are pumping breast milk instead of breastfeeding. The exclusive pumping rate ranges between 5 and 6 percent. But for me? I knew that breastfeeding was going to be easy. What could the universe throw at me? It was our fourth baby. But when it came down to it, I didn’t honestly […]