The day to day for an emergency room nurse at a level 1 trauma center is never the same and while the more seasoned nurses may not be surprised by anything, they certainly can be impressed by the trouble the human body can get itself into. Christine is joined by ER nurse, Liz, who describes the challenges of advocating for patients with new doctors, triaging  patients during multi-hour wait times, and the thrill of well trained teams working in sync to save someone’s life.

 

Despite their pragmatism when providing care for patients, Christine & Liz sharing embarrassing personal stories of downplaying their own health needs to land themselves in the Emergency Room proving the old adage that nurses, medics, and doctors can be some of the worst patients.

 

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Disclaimer: This podcast is not meant to provide medical advice. Always consult with your own health care professional. Names, locations, times & any other potentially identifying information about cases discussed have been changed to protect privacy.

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