Hometown Nursing

Do I love Hometown EMS???

This is something that I am having to deal with now that I have returned to Small Town America. Although I intellectually told myself that this type of situation was bound to occur, I found myself very unprepared when it finally did.

The father of someone I went to high school with had a life altering accident. I found his name on my patient list at 0600. I spent the next 2 hours mulling the ethics in my acting as Nurse Practitioner for him and his family.

It was an emotionally rough day for all of us. By the end I realized what an important thing friends, neighbors and families are, most especially during times of crisis. They welcomed my presence and help with gratitude.

(Via MaddogMedic.)

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  1. Hey, I could not find your e-mail…sorry for OT.

    I am hosting Grand Rounds next week and I have been appalled by the lack of nursing entries lately. Can you help me get more hursing entries (post a call for submission or e-mail your blog-friends)?

  2. Hi, sorry for OT, but I could not find your e-mail address. I am hosting the Grand Rounds next week and I have noticed a sharp decrease in contribution from nurses. Even if Nursing Moment takes off, I sure hope that nurses do not just quit submitting to Grand Rounds. Can you, please, help me spread the word and ask your nursing friends to send some entries by Monday at midnight? Perhaps you can post a call for submissions or e-mail other nurse bloggers. Thanks,