Candidly Critical: Real-Life Critical Care Nursing, Part 4Heavrin, Samantha MSN, RN, CRNADimensions of Critical Care Nursing: November/December 2010 - Volume 29 - Issue 6 - pp 281-283 doi: 10.1097/DCC.0b013e3181f0c0af Leadership DIMENSION Abstract In Brief Author Information Abstract This is the fourth in a series of articles depicting real-life situations in critical care nursing. In Brief This is the fourth in a series of articles depicting real-life situations faced by critical care nurses in their daily work. Author Information Samantha Heavrin, MSN, RN, CRNA, is a certified registered nurse anesthetist. Before her current work, she spent several years in critical care nursing. Ms Heavrin worked in a trauma emergency department as well. She has also been fortunate enough to teach nursing students at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky. Ms Heavrin loves the pursuit of learning. She is currently working on her fifth degree. She also enjoys writing and has irritated many friends and family by asking them what they think of her current "plot" ideas. She is married and has 2 children and a dog. Address correspondence and reprint requests to: Samantha Heavrin, MSN, RN, CRNA, PSC, 3508 St Germaine Court, Louisville, KY 40220 (Samheavrin@yahoo.com). © 2010 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.