I Am a Male Nurse →
This is a good read and let me add. I LOVE my male nurse friends and colleagues. They’re invaluable for turning help with some of our larger patients, they’re very entertaining, some of the best nurses I know are men and I just love working with them. In the ICU I work in we have a lot of male nurses. I think men like the intensity of ICU, ED, OR or Flight Team. Anyway I’m just...
mystrongmedicine: Interesting article Post traumatic stress in critical care nurses: http://bit.ly/p8k1rt (Shared Via Google Reader)
Top 9 Health Systems In The World →
nateosit: US obviously doesn’t make the cut… Never will. A lot of Americans don’t have a healthy lifestyle. They eat too much and the quality of their diet is BAD compared to the countries on the list. Add to that they don’t exercise enough. When they get sick they visit their doctors who prescribes pills when the correct treatment should be a lifestyle change. It still...
Jackson witness details Murray's propofol errors →
cranquis: Like I said before: Dr. Conrad Murray really “sold” his reputation and credibility away, and didn’t maintain even the appearance of a defensible “doctor-patient” relationship. (Excellent expert-witness testimony by the propofol expert, by the way!)
Nursing salary preview: What can RNs expect in... →
mystrongmedicine: Hemera | Thinkstock Following up on the Nursing salary projections for 2011, which contained an overview of the 2010 Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data, here is a preview of how things might stack up in 2012. Below are highlights of some current trends in the nursing profession that will help give you an idea of where salaries for nurses are headed in the new year. It’s...
Dr. Cranquis' Mumbled Gripes: Behind the Medic:... →
cranquis: incorruptible replied to your post: Bad and Worse: No more camping for you, ma’am. A completely serious question: how do you deal with people that dense? Excellent question! Every med student/nursing student/healthcare-profession-student soon learns that a significant portion of… LOL there’s no cure for STUPID ^_^
A real Medigun →
cranquis: What’re your thoughts on the “skin gun” that scientists are making progress with? Right now it can heal skin much more quickly than a transplant, and soon it’ll heal hair, muscle, etc. It’s FREAKING AWESOME! That’s awesome !
Ondansetron Linked to Arrhythmias, FDA Warns →
mystrongmedicine: : The FDA is revising the drug’s label to warn that patients with congenital long QT syndrome may run the risk for torsades de pointes. Intriguing info about Zofran. Things that make you go hmm. - via www.medscape.com - http://bit.ly/pa6fjfwww.medscape.com - http://bit.ly/pa6fjf Who knew???
Where do you draw the line?
I just saw a lady in her fifties I would say sitting in her SUV in the parking lot of Harris Teeter with her oxygen via nasel canula and smoking a cigarette. It was all I could do to stop myself from banging on the car window and yelling at that woman. I mean really how stupid is this. How many patients have I taken care of over the years with facial burns and worse from smoking with oxygen on. OMG I need a new job this is making me crazy. I know from experience to interviene here could just bring me trouble......am I wrong to walk away????
That thing that flows between us. » →
mystrongmedicine: show the staff that I am a good nurse at the cost of actually being a good nurse. Yet another great post from Ian over at impactednurse.com - via www.impactednurse.com - http://bit.ly/pEN62iwww.impactednurse.com - http://bit.ly/pEN62i
White Coat: In Soviet Russia, Pap Smears YOU! →
white-coat: The following is a loose transcript of the lecture I had by a Russian gynecologist yesterday. “What are 4 pathologies of gynecology that produce a smell? Trichomonas, Gardneralla, Gonorrhea and what else? Anyone? No, chlamydia doesn’t often present with a smell. Here’s a hint, I’ve had patients… LOL this reminds me of my time in ED. All ED nurses will tell you how common...
Report on Medicare Cites Prescription Drug Abuse
The following report was published Monday 3rd October in the New York Times. This is a scandal that needs to be addressed, it just makes me furious. I have done medication reconciliation forms on patients on admission that are a mile long. Patients working the system to get drugs from various doctors and pharmacies. I had a woman reciently in ICU who was obviously in withdrawal and asking for her...
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Doctor Nurse controversy.
I’m going take on the Doctor Nurse controversy. This isn’t a new issue, as the doctorate in nursing degree has been around for awhile. But a recent piece in the New York Times gave it new life. The topic is a ripe invitation to “doctor bash,” with the predictable arguments about physicians protecting their turf, elitism, and the like. Yawn. To sample the representative comments,...