I Will Always Be ICU New

19 Feb

Lieutenant Diechler on 10 August on discharge from hospital after recovery from bullet wound to abdomen received at Hatcher’s Run in March. From Circular No.6, Surgeon General’s Office, Washington, 1 November, 1865. Tinted lithograph.

It is the three year marker walking the the intensive care unit street. It is a complex mapped obsession of knowing the patient, untangling needs, and anticipating what will happen next. It is persistent vigilance at the bedside.

2 Responses to “I Will Always Be ICU New”

  1. DAP February 23, 2015 at 16:08 #


    ICU nurses are a FAVORITE of mine ….. they saved me over a hundred times …. CODE BLUE!!

    And all of that means CODE LOVE!! Thank YOU for all that YOU do!!

    • seejanenurse February 26, 2015 at 12:51 #

      You are an inspiring patient DAP! Thank you! It is because of the likes of you that we love to do what we do.

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