Respiratory Therapists are appreciated by Nurses

Respiratory Therapists are appreciated by Nurses

Respiratory Therapists are an integral part of our health care team, and more often than not Nurses have failed to recognize the work they do. They do more than just deliver oxygen.

The collegial relationships I have developed with the Respiratory Therapists that I have worked with over the years has been invaluable. To say they are needed is an understatement.

Some Nurses may not understand just how difficult their job is. I thought I’d share five things to help us remember just how important these specialists are:

  1. They work the same grind we do
  2. They have the same minimum education requirement
  3. They deal with the same crap we do
  4. They are the go-to for all things pulmonary
  5. They are not there just to do the job you don’t like to do

Check out the video below. Click the title, head on over to my Facebook page and leave me a comment.

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I was nominated as the first Murse [Nurse] of the Month!

I was nominated as the first Murse [Nurse] of the Month!

Murse = (M)ale N(urse)

We make up less than 10% of the Nursing profession, but the number of Men in Nursing continues to grow. When I started this profession over a decade ago, we made up less than 6%, and now we are breaching the 10% mark! (10% of 600,000)

One of the ways that we are growing is through mutual support. While I’m not a fan of annotating my title with my gender, I embrace the support, because we need MORE men in our profession.

A fellow Male Nurse, Michael Ward, has created a new online hub for all the men in Nursing called Have Mursey

A Male Nurse Blog for Dudes in Nursing

I met Mike some time ago on Twitter. We crossed paths like all Nurses do, sharing stories about our Nurse life. Mike has been around the profession as long as I have, he’s an ICU Nurse, Health Coach, Nurse Entrepreneur, Father, Husband and now a Family Nurse Practitioner student (Oh Yeah!)

I love Mike’s passion for the positive in everything he does.

Fun Fact: Mike plays 8 instruments and is learning how to play the violin. (His wife is a professional violinist.)

Have Mursey also touts the Murse of the Month:

… highlight some of the many male nurses who are doing big things in the nursing profession. There are also a lot of up-and-comers using their unique talents and gifts to make a huge impact in the world of healthcare

I was chosen as the inaugural nominee! I couldn’t be more honored. Here are some excerpts from my interview:

…It was during that time that I learned it exactly what a nurse can and did do

…although I do spend a great deal oftime on the peripherals of our world. I love teaching the newbies how to survive.

…Our colleagues are finally saying enough is enough with the double standards, low pay-rates, lateral violence, and unsafe staffing ratios

I hope you’ll go check out my interview and subscribe to Mike’s blog.


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My 3 Words for 2017. Happy New Year!

My 3 Words for 2017. Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone!

It’s that time of the year again. Time to stake your claim. What will 2017 be for you? What do you have planned? How will this year be YOUR year?

I adopted a new tradition last year, borrowed from the infamous Chris Brogan:

Since 2006, I’ve been inviting people to shift how they approach their year and how they frame their goals and intentions. I created the “My 3 Words” exercise because most resolutions aren’t especially helpful. We decide something vague like “I’ve gotta get in shape” or “I’ve gotta quit smoking” or “I need to make more money” but while these are all great goals, they’re not really useful as ways to guide our activities throughout the year. I thought that maybe we could come up with something better, something more useful, something that would work within our thought process daily and not just for the first seven or eight days of the new year.

My 3 Words for 2015

My first attempt at this challenge was last year, right after my life-changing knee injury. Last year was a year of learning. Learning about myself, my family and my friends. Learning about what was really important in my life. And learning about me as an entrepreneur.

Here were my 3 words for 2016:

  1. Unapologetic
  2. Acknowledge
  3. Drive

I did great with #1, I came out of my shell and stayed genuinely me. I’m still battling with #2 as this year begins. I’m still suffering from the imposter syndrome, I’m a work in progress. I’ve begun to call myself an entrepreneur. As for #3, I did successfully recover from my surgery but I still have farther to go (in my mind). As for my business ventures, they changed like the tide. I’m still learning where I fit.

  1. New Year. New Goals.

Here are my 3 words for 2017:

  1. Hustle
  2. Speak
  3. Boss

Hustle

It’s time for me to work smarter, not harder. I already work hard, hell I’ve been elevating my game for the past several years. But working harder without specificity or a target is just effort. I want results

Speak

I will become a speaker this year. Even if that means doing it for free. I need to develop my skill and learn the craft. I have a goal of becoming a keynote speaker within the next 3 years.

Boss

I will become the entrepreneur I know I can be. I will create my business, with me as the CEO. I am finally starting to understand what the market wants and what I can offer it. I’ve been rooting around for several years trying to get my voice heard, when instead,  I need to listen to what the tribe is asking for and give it to them.

What are your 3 words for 2017?


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