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I can answer questions about acute illness and critical care situations, as well as end of life, hospice, palliative care. I can also answer questions about healthy lifestyle choices and the possible outcome of some not so healthy choices.

Experience in the area

10 years experience in acute and critical care settings. ICU Stepdown, telemetry, CCU, ICU and oncology. I also have had extensive personal experience with a chronically ill parent. I have worked with hospice and end of life situations extensively.
I have taught BLS (Basic Life Support) and am ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) certified. I presently work in an Urgent Care setting and enjoy teaching about healthcare related subjects.


Bachelors Degree in Nursing

What do you like about this subject?

I love teaching people about healthcare issues! There is usually more than one way to interpret a situation and I love to help bridge the gap of understanding that sometimes occurs for folks in the healthcare system.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

Healthcare and medicine is a very exciting field ! There are always new discoveries and new information to learn about.

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

Healthcare experiences bring up a host of 'issues' for many people. It provides an amazing opportunity to learn about ourselves.

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emma03/26/12101010Thanks Diane.
Sara05/08/11101010Thank you for your time. Not only .....
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Recent Answers from Diane, RN

2012-09-07 Nurse careers in fitness field:

Hi Pam and thanks for your question !    I am writing to say I wish I knew the answer, but I don't.  The current situation in healthcare and politics makes it very hard for anyone to know what we will

2012-05-10 Age:

Hi Bonnie and thanks for your question,    I would not discourage you. The act of asking the question tells me you already   are aware of the possible issues and concerns.   Caregiving is a great skill

2012-01-26 Hospice Nursing:

Hi Juanita and thank you for your question.    The role of a hospice nurse and any nurse for that matter can vary a great deal, especially   in the different settings you have sited.  Essentially the role

2011-05-07 Recovering from a drug-induced coma:

Hi again Sara,    I'm glad to hear back from you and thanks for letting me know you are understanding how I am hopefully, putting together this picture of   an ARDS patient.    So, now we understand that

2011-05-06 Recovering from a drug-induced coma:

Hi Sara and thanks for your question!    I am a card carrying member of the grown-ups, who hope to never out-grow the 'why' stage, and I'm delighted to   hear from you!      ARDS is thankfully not your


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