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Lean nursing: a foreign concept in EC and ICU?

“Here is Edward Bear, coming downstairs now, bump, bump, bump, on the back of his head, behind Christopher Robin. It is, as far as he knows, the only way of coming downstairs, but sometimes he feels that there really is another way, if only he could stop bumping for a moment and think of it. 2,131 more words

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A history of ambulances, paramedics and saving lives: Book traces 150 years of paramedicine in Ottawa

As a student paramedic at Algonquin College, Lynea Finn learned a lot about her job, from anatomy and physiology to toxic drug interactions and medical ethics. 965 more words

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Rest and Renewal

I am so tired. I feel like ever since PA school started it’s just been a constant push to keep going with no downtime. Even during the two weeks of break I had between my competency exam and the beginning of rotations in June, I traveled to Minnesota for a church retreat and flew back to New York only to fly out again to California for a wedding and return the night before rotations started. 392 more words

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Tot plunges from two-storey window in Airdrie

First responders say they’ve seen a spike in children falling from windows and balconies this summer, with a five-year-old boy who fell from an Airdrie window Saturday being the latest. 320 more words

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Nuggets of Knowledge - Intro to Infectious Diseases

Few tidbits from the ADS on ID.

  • Presence of polymorphonuclear cells (PMNs) indicates inflammation
  • Beware of epithelial cell contamination in a sample
  • Coagulase-negative Staphylococcus spp…
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Paulsen: Good luck with your severed finger

What type of medical care do you get if you slice off the top of your finger? In Saskatoon, the answer is none.

A good friend of mine was setting up a large patio umbrella in his backyard the other day. 635 more words


Paramedic In Paradise

I am lucky enough to have traveled a bit in my life. I have been to and lived in some pretty amazing places. My current home, in Hawaii is one of those places. 1,692 more words