Sepsis Awareness Month - Intensive Karen

Sepsis Awareness Month

September is Sepsis Awareness Month. Sepsis is the body’s overwhelming and life-threatening response to infection which can lead to tissue…
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Routine Care - Intensive Karen

Routine Care

We all have aspects of our jobs that become routine. In the hospital setting with multiple new admissions coming and…
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The Life of my Time - Intensive Karen

The Life of my Time

Today is my 55th birthday. I thoroughly enjoy celebrating my birthday. Whether quietly alone or in a home full of…
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Admit the Heart - Intensive Karen

Admit the Heart

I was engaged in a conversation with someone in my office when I had to excuse myself so I could…
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Back to the 80s - Intensive Karen

Back to the 80s

If the 80s held fond memories for you, chances are you “like totally” remember watching The Breakfast Club, The Karate…
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Help is on the Way - Intensive Karen

Help is on the Way

Brian was living the best life he could with metastatic lung cancer. Until he couldn’t. He’d been positive in his…
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Speechless - Intensive Karen


A few weeks ago, I spoke at the 21st Annual Aging Well Conference in Evanston, Illinois. I talked about the…
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National Nurses Week - Intensive Karen

National Nurses Week

Although I use the blog posts to educate people about the importance of advance directives, this week’s post will focus…
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