Why I grow a Moustache in November

He said, with tears in his eyes, ‘I’m so sorry, I feel like I’ve let you all down?’ ‘My mum has told me so much about you and I’m so sorry I’ve done this again.’ This was a man. A young, smart, insightful and articulate man. He ended up in an intensive care unit, not […]



Is there a Critical Care (Nurse) Practitioner in the House? 1

Editor (Jesse): It is with very humble pleasure that injectableorange.com plays host to a great insight into the strategic, organisational and personal history of critical care nurse practitioner role in the UK. @ccpractitioner himself shares an insight into his world. I have long been a fan of Jonathan’s website. Jonathan is a living example of […]

Goodbye Missus Chips

        Editor’s foreword: I would like to introduce a completely unedited, unadulterated and unsolicited view from the world of a newly graduated Enrolled Nurse. I think horizontal violence within nursing is still far too common place. We can all learn something from the people that inhabit the roles that all funnel in to […]



‘Condition Haych’ – An Epidemic of Grammatical Proportions

In a recent publication in the Journal of Speaking Properly (Spurr 2014), epidemiologists suggested we are in the midst of an epidemic. Public health officials are relatively confident that the disease known as ‘Condition Haych’ is largely isolated to the Australian population at present (urgent amendment see below for update). ‘Condition Haych’ is a disease […]

Resuscitative Fluid Therapy – Get it in quick?

Bolus: a large dose of a substance given by injection for the purpose of rapidly achieving the needed therapeutic concentration in the bloodstream. (Merriam-Webster Dictionary Online) Consider a case. You are called to see a patient. 68 year old lady. Day one post-operative phase following right total hip replacement. Documented Operating Room notes as ‘oozy’ […]

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