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APN Medical Columnist

Hello all! MoeRN here to teach you some great tips for medical preparedness: things to stockpile, wound cleaning and dressings, common household items that can be used for medicinal purposes, different diseases and how to manage them if you are in an emergency situation, and natural remedies.

Nursing was never my first choice for a career, but I love what I do and wouldn’t have it any other way now. I am a Cardiac Intensive Care Nurse and have been in the nursing field for the past six years. My strength is definitely anything cardiac related but I also have experience in emergency department nursing and general medical surgical nursing. I started out as a nurse at the age of twenty-two and received my education through a local community college. I started out on a medical telemetry floor (medical surgical and cardiac patients) and worked my way up to a charge nurse. I did some work in a small town county emergency room during that time period. In the last year I started in cardiac intensive care and have found a new passion for nursing.

 Aside from nursing, I am a mother and a wife. I have three boys: 8, 3, and 1 years old. Being a mother has changed my life beyond imagination. I am much more patient and nurturing than I ever thought possible. I have found “mom remedies” for things that I never would have learned in nursing school, that are just as valuable to my life, to my preparedness, and my career.

I only started prepping in the last year after paying attention to the world around me. I’m no “Doomsday” prepper, but I do find it very important to prepare for the “what ifs”. I live in an area of the nation where there are various snow storms, severe thunderstorms, and tornadoes, any of which could affect power and the way that I currently live (even for a short period of time). Our nation is struggling financially, as are many Americans due to job loss and a poor economy. It makes me feel more secure to have the food to feed my family if either my husband or I lose our job, making it easier to pay for bills.

I have a great base of knowledge that I can’t wait to share. I also am looking forward to learning new things (various natural remedies/natural ways of treating diseases) and applying them to preparedness and a SHTF (sh*t hit the fan) scenario (whatever it may be). I hope to be able to teach you things that you haven’t thought of and skills that will help you to help yourself. In general, I am laid back and easy going and always welcome questions and comments!!!  I hope you all feel free to jump into the conversation.


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