Author Archives: Jessica Blackbourn


Resuscitation Endovascular Balloon Occlusion of the Aorta. Just as exciting as it sounds.  Another great tool in the war on exsanguination in trauma. A lot of factors to consider if… Read more »


The best pediatric head trauma CT decision tool around. Does your department use it? Do you find it to be accurate?This is a great example of several great minds working… Read more »

TCA Overdose

My favourite post on the complex management of the TCA overdose. As an ER nurse knowing that my patient has possibly overdosed on TCA immediately causes me to worry about… Read more »

Beta Blocker Overdose

It’s not really a secret- I love toxicology. It is just so complicated and interesting. My ED sees a lot of overdose but usually not from prescription medications. Recently I… Read more »