A Little Nurse: This patient is going to kill me. →
alittlenurse: 31 y.o. male. Lives in his mom’s basement. Severely obese. 650lbs at admission. Admitted with respiratory distress/TFTB. Refused to wear his BiPAP in the ED so was tubed then brought to us. He’s been there for 45 days. Failure to wean, huge, etc. Self pay. Now trached on the vent with CPAP… I feel your pain. Hang in there all you can do is your best !
nurseinrepair asked: Great blog! I just want to ask how did you apply as flight nurse? Is it really during flights of commercial airlines or those like paramedics who rescue using helicopters?
China's students encouraged to smoke →
cranquis: Schools sponsored by tobacco companies, cigarette package warning labels regulated by tobacco-monopoly committees… And 2 in 5 Chinese doctors smoke. Gee I wonder if all this is contributing to rising smoking-related diseases and deaths in China? (Spoiler alert: it is)
Vaca to Ireland
A big thank you to all my lovely nurse followers I'll miss you all over the next few weeks. I'm off on vacation to Ireland in the morning so I'll be MIA for a while. Enjoy the wonderful fall weather and remember "NURSES ROCK" ^_^
The ITU Nurse.: A Mentally Draining Day →
theitunurse: Mr. Move. A 70 something year old gentlemen brought in for a Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI). A cardiac patient with a hx of liver issues. I had looked after this gentlemen 2 nights previous to today. Completely uncomfortable, constantly wanting to be re-positioned & was incredibly… Get some rest, a patient like this can wear you out. You’re a good...
Psychiatry -- Anton's Syndrome
nocturnalnurse: An ANT is ON me and I can’t see it! Anton’s Syndrome is cortical blindness without awareness of the deficit. A condition where a person is unable to accept the fact that they are partially or totally blind. They make excuses for not being able to see despite medical advice to the contrary. Another one of the mnemonics ^_^
When it comes to relief of minor pain, some things are better left NSAID– ^_^
Mandatory Flu Vaccinations Boost Nurse Compliance... →
Are flu shots mandatory where you work? Does anyone have an opinion on this?
Customer Care in the Clinical Setting: Meeting and...
Good customer service is important in every business. By connecting with each individual and addressing his or her unique concerns and needs, we demonstrate our commitment to ensuring the best experience possible. This is especially true in the clinical setting, where the health and well-being of patients (as well as those within their care circle) becomes the highest priority for healthcare...
Its been a very stressful busy day for me in MICU, it’s 9.30pm and I’ve just got home. My thoughts are still in work with my 18 year old patient and her family. She’s in critical condition from some unknown infection. Multi organ failure and DIC, she will go to OR tonight for an exploratory laparotomy to try and find the source. She was circling the drain when I left....