Recently, while researching a health story, I stumbled into the world of emergency room bloggers. These are doctors, nurses and emergency medical technicians who write about their experiences and patients, respecting confidentiality of course.
The posts are fascinating. Many are laugh-out-loud funny, some are depressing, others are sobering and enlightening. They often include exchanges overheard in the hospital or ambulance, though some recount the events surrounding specific cases and procedures, which can be technical and hard for medical laymen to follow. Some include pictures—a warning for those with weak stomachs.
After inadvertently spending an hour reading these sites, (an occupational hazard in our job) I knew they had to be shared:
ER Stories: Shocking, Hilarious and Sad Tales of the ER is written by an emergency medicine doctor.
Backboards and Band-Aids is written by a student who is also in emergency medical services.
Crass-Pollination is written by an ER nurse.
Thoughts from the Nightshift is written by a trauma nurse.
At Your Cervix isn’t technically an ER blog; it’s about a woman who is a nurse at a hospital in Pennsylvania. The name just makes me laugh.
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