Showing posts from June, 2020

An Uncomfortable COVID 19 Truth in Arizona

The truth is sometimes uncomfortable. 
So be it.
I've adapted a message created by a fellow nurse that had to be taken down because they were receiving threats. 
It needs to be shared especially now since our numbers are spiking in Arizona.
I've pixelated the photo because a group of people has turned their anger on those of us who tell our truth about what we see on the front lines.
To all of you who are supporting us by following the CDC and WHO guidelines, Thank You!
Love Health and Solidarity ♥️😷✊🏻
Nurse Eric
Here it goes...
Welcome to our ICU. 
Now that Arizona has royally failed in efforts for a safe reopening and you all are out exercising your constitutional rights to spread COVID I just wanted to introduce you to the welcoming crew. 
(Not pictured are our amazing RT and lines team)
We have your badass intensivist that will elegantly put a central line in your jugular vein while we briskly work to …

Dear Mom - A commentary on the Candice Owen video attacking George Floyd

Dear Mom,

I know this looks convincing and legit because Candice Owens is black, articulate, passionate and it looks like she did her research because she brings "facts" to the argument but I have some concerns I'd like you to take into consideration. #candiceowens

First, let me start by saying that I consider myself a good listener.

As a nurse, I actively work to identify when my biases are influencing the way I assess things so I've developed a number of ways to evaluate situations that allow me to take a step back and see reality as objectively as possible.

I have worked to understand logic and fallacies in debate, I've learned how to interpret statistics in my nursing courses and I study body language because as a nurse, sometimes people lie to me and knowing whether to be cautious with the information I gather can be really helpful in developing a solid plan of care.

So, just so you know, I watched the whole thing with an open mind twice and I have some thoughts …