Taser vs. Pepper Spray, by ShaneTheNurse

Over the course of my career as an ER nurse I have had many occasions to treat people who have been on the receiving end of one of these. I can tell you honestly that if I was to be on the receiving end I would rather be tasered than pepper sprayed. In fact I have had...

Splinting an Injury, by ShaneTheNurse

There you were just climbing that tree to fetch the squirrel you just shot when the branch breaks and you fall and break your arms. Ouch! Thankfully you have a buddy that is trained to apply a splint and he is going to help you out. No matter if it is closed or open...

Hydration for Children, by ShaneTheNurse

One of the common mistakes that people make is to treat a dehydrated child in the same manner as a dehydrated adult. For a child that is severely dehydrated this will most likely mean death. I have been an ER nurse since the 1990’s and I cannot tell you how many times...