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  • Wave Team helps with COVID19 Vaccine Trials
    Wave Team helps with COVID19 Vaccine Trials
    November 2, 2020 by
    Wave Helping with COVID-19 Vaccine Trials  | Jessica Bussert  |  Monday, November 2nd I started this morning as I often do, by texting our COO, Bill Haber, a news article that I thought he would find interesting related to our business.  A moment later he sent a reply...
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  • Liberty and Justice for All
    Liberty and Justice for All
    May 15, 2020 by
    Liberty and Justice for All   | Jessica Bussert  |  Founder & CEO Friday, May 15th   As you all know, over the past few months I’ve been almost exclusively focused on COVID-19.  The urgency and magnitude of the virus is such that many of us have experienced...
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  • No End in Sight...
    No End in Sight…
    May 13, 2020 by
    No end in sight…  | Jessica Bussert  |  Founder & CEO Tuesday, May 13th In my last post, I shared with you all that I was sidelined from the ER due to the car accident.  As part of that, I’ve been instructed to get a bunch of MRIs...
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  • All Good Things...
    All Good Things…
    May 11, 2020 by
    ALL GOOD THINGS… |  Jessica Bussert  |  Founder & CEO Saturday, May 9th Folks, it seems as if my adventures in Brooklyn will be coming to an end sooner than I had expected them to.  As many of you know I was hit by a car a couple of weeks ago.  I’ve...
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  • 5 Days in the ER
    5 Days in the ER
    May 6, 2020 by
    5 DAYS IN THE ER |  Jessica Bussert  |  Founder & CEO Tuesday, May 5th I’ve just finished a five day run of shifts in the emergency department.  I’m exhausted, shell shocked, and more than a little despondent.  I think part of the reason things have been so difficult...
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  • This Week in Brooklyn
    This Week in Brooklyn
    April 30, 2020 by
    THIS WEEK: More Staff Deaths |  Jessica Bussert  |  Founder & CEO Thursday, April 30th I walked to work through a light drizzle on Sunday morning. Luckily I had remembered to pick up an umbrella the day before so I arrived moderately dry. There have been a...
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  • NYC Mayor De Blasio Stops By
    NYC Mayor De Blasio Stops By
    April 27, 2020 by
    NYC Mayor De Blasio Stops By |  Jessica Bussert  |  Founder & CEO Saturday, April 25th Today was my first day back following the car accident. You can’t imagine how many questions I had from staff and even a few patients! People wondered if I’d been mugged...
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  • DAY 12...13? | What Day Is It?
    DAY 12…13? | What Day Is It?
    April 24, 2020 by
    Day 12… 13?  Umm… What day is it? |  Jessica Bussert  |  Founder & CEO Thursday, April 23nd It’s been a few days since I wrote and hopefully, by the end of this post, you’ll understand why.  A couple of posts ago I tried to tell you how there...
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  • Days 9, 10, 11 | Respiratory Distress
    Days 9, 10, 11 | Respiratory Distress
    April 23, 2020 by
    Days 9, 10, 11 – Respiratory Distress | Jessica Bussert  |  Founder & CEO Wednesday, April 22nd After my last entry I had a free day to myself.  I had some errands to run and some shopping to do, so I used the time to catch up.  It was...
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  • Day 8 | A Typical Day
    Day 8 | A Typical Day
    April 19, 2020 by
    Day 8 – A Typical Day | Jessica Bussert  |  Founder & CEO Friday, April 17th I mentioned yesterday that I’d offer more details about a typical day in a COVID-19 emergency room.  Let me begin with the fact that there is never a typical day in the...
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  • DAY 7 |  Second Day in The ER
    DAY 7 | Second Day in The ER
    April 18, 2020 by
    Day 7 – My second day in the ER Jessica Bussert  |  Founder & CEO Thursday, April 16th My day started on a somber tone.  After arriving at the hospital and attending the staff huddle, I headed out to my station to get report.  As I entered the unit...
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  • DAY 6 | Wadda JERK!
    DAY 6 | Wadda JERK!
    April 16, 2020 by
    Day 6 – Wadda JERK!  Jessica Bussert  |  Founder & CEO Wednesday, April 15th Today was my first real day off since arriving in Brooklyn.  Sure, I’ve only had one day in the ER, but I’ve spent a ton of time getting ready for that one day!  I started...
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  • D-DAY: First full shift in the E.R.
    D-DAY: First full shift in the E.R.
    April 15, 2020 by
    D-DAY in the E.R.  Jessica Bussert  |  Founder & CEO Tuesday, April 14th How Did I Get Here? I’ve only been a nurse for 10 years.  My first career was in global information technology.  I worked that job until my early 40’s before I decided to do...
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  • First Day | Hospital Orientation
    First Day | Hospital Orientation
    April 14, 2020 by
    ORIENTATION DAY.  Jessica Bussert  |  Founder & CEO Monday, April 13th A hospital is a complicated place.  The very nature of much of the work is highly technical.  Now, add into that all the various legal issues associated with healthcare.  Pretty quickly you discover that the otherwise simple task of...
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  • Easter Weekend Re-Certifiction
    Easter Weekend Re-Certifiction
    April 13, 2020 by
    EASTER WEEKEND  Jessica Bussert  |  Founder & CEO  Sunday, April 12th Nurses need a slew of certifications in addition to their license. These change based upon your specialty and some certifications overlap. Because I’ve been working on Wave Therapeutics there were a few of my certifications that...
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