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Rebecca Kinnebrew

Rebecca Kinnebrew

Rebecca Kinnebrew is an RN currently employed at a large southeastern hospital, working in a busy cardiac unit. Her previous experiences include geriatric and maternal nursing. Almost all of her family works in healthcare, either as doctors or nurses, so at a young age she has been exposed to the real issues facing healthcare workers and patients. When she is not saving lives or holding the hand of those easing out of this life, she writes about her experiences and observations, as well as other topics. When she isn’t juggling her work hats, she plays tennis obsessively, works in her yard, and cares for her stepson, husband, and her little furball.

Travel Nursing: Plug into your (Current) Local Scene

November 26th, 2014 by

travel nurses get locally involvedMost of us know the pros (Money! Traveling to exotic locales! Meeting new and interesting people!) and the cons (Loneliness. Separation from loved ones. Less than desirable working conditions) of travel nursing. These are the obvious ones, but talking to travel nurses, something else came up a lot in our discussions: the lack of professional local support. [...] Read More

Starstruck by Starlord

October 22nd, 2014 by

I have been starstruck in a big way recently. I am not usually the type to go gaga over good looking movie stars, and I don’t keep up with celebrity gossip as well as I could, although I’ll admit to occasionally reading People magazine, or even one of it’s trashier counterparts. I’ve always been more interested in the clothing choices of celebrities rather than their personal choices. [...] Read More

The 2014 Ebola Outbreak Ranked as the Deadliest Ever

October 2nd, 2014 by

The-Deadliest-Ever-Ebola-Virus-OutbreakThe news released by the World Health Organization (WHO) and other sources about this 2014 Ebola virus outbreak continues to be grim. According to a recent media release by the WHO, Dr. Margaret Chan stated that this Ebola outbreak was “the largest, most complex and most severe we’ve ever seen.” [...] Read More

The Ebola Virus: Protect Yourself, Protect Your Patients

September 18th, 2014 by

signs symptoms of ebola virusThe CDC and WHO report that Ebola has an incredibly high mortality rate, with estimates ranging from 50% to 90%. The incubation period can range anywhere from 2-21 days. The Ebola virus has even been detected in semen up to 7 weeks after infection! [...] Read More

Navigating the Murky Waters of the Nurse-Doctor Relationship

September 11th, 2014 by

nursing doctor relationshipThe first thing you have to learn about your relationship with a doctor is what stage of your relationship to doctors you are in. Every nurse goes through certain stages of reacting to physicians, and not necessarily in the same order. [...] Read More

Night Shift Nursing: Get your Shift Together!

August 21st, 2014 by

night shift nurse As I write this, sitting on my back porch in the late morning sun, smelling the grass my husband mowed and glimpsing birds flitting past in my peripheral vision, I feel removed from overnight shifts. The sun, so long the enemy of my sleep, has become my friend over this past year, my first year to work day shift as a nurse. [...] Read More