Heidi Green

Heidi Green


Heidi Green is a unique individual who never saw the healthcare field as a possible job. Coming from a family where no one was in the medical field, the medical world found her. Especially the ICU world. Her exact reply when receiving the call of "we would like to offer you a position as an RN in the ICU" was..."can I call you back???" After a long talk with her family, she decided to take the plunge. She never thought she would be good enough to handle such fragile life, and now, looking back on her 4 years in intensive care, she not only can handle it, but she was made for it. Her unique perspective takes readers down a different view of the ICU and one day she hopes to inspire others to face their fears... because sometimes our fears are actually telling us we are truly meant for something greater.

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May 24, 2017

My First: Sometimes It’s Out Of Our Hands

I looked down at my admission slip and saw written "35-year-old male, high potassium, and low platelets.” Humm...okay. I already began to plan out in my mind all my interventions even before calling to get report. I'll never forget that report...even to this day, it seems like I can so clearly hear the sadness in the ER nurse's voice. The first words out of her mouth were "Oh man, this is a sad one.”
May 22, 2017

My First Smile: How I Choose To Comfort Amidst The Chaos

We learned slowly that the only power we had to comfort people in pain as they entered a complex system of care was the softest power at all: tenderness. There were no promises we could make, and people often lied to us to protect themselves. So we smiled.
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