The ITU Nurse.: Acute Pancreatitis: What you need... →
theitunurse: Pancreas? The pancreas is a small grey gland. Approximately 12-15cm in length, and weighing 60-100g. It is located in the epigastric & left hypochondriac regions of the abdominal cavity. The pancreas has roles as both an exocrine and endocrine gland. 98% of the cells within the pancreas are…
Dr. Cranquis' Mumbled Gripes: Behind the Medic:... →
cranquis: Studies have shown that brief interactions between doctors and smokers can significantly improve the smoker’s future chance of quitting smoking. One presentation I saw in residency really stuck with me — Smoking patients were 35% more likely to quit smoking in the next 3 months if their doctor…
FurthER Adventures of The GNU: This patient goes...
Greatest ER Nurse in the Universe: Ok, ma'am, the doctor wants me to fit you with a knee immobilizer. So I'm going to be strapping these 3 poles into place around your leg using this velcro device.
GNU: (applying medial/in-seam pole, which runs all the way up into the patient's inguinal crease/crotch) Sorry, I know it's awkward to have this pole right there.
Patient: Oh well, I did ask Santa for a pole between my legs this Christmas, but this wasn't what I had in mind.
GNU: Guess you need to be more specific next year!
Christmas Nurse Story →
ramblinpreppynurse: A Nurse’s Christmas Author Unknown T’was the week before Christmas & all through the floor, The Lasix was filling the foley’s galore. Stockings were worn, to prevent emboli, They came in two sizes: knee, and thigh-high. The patients were nestled half-assed in their beds, While visions of stool softeners danced in their heads. We in our scrubs, and they in their...
TSK: Dr. Cranquis' nurse retaliates in...
Nurse: Hey Dr. Cranquis, have you ever heard of a natural remedy for vaginal yeast infections that involves garlic?
Cranquis: Um, no?
Nurse: Yeah, this midwife told me once, if you have a vaginal yeast infection, you put a clove of garlic in the vagina overnight...
Nurse: ...and she said that, since the vagina is connected to the mouth...
Nurse: ...that you might wake up tasting garlic in the morning, but that just means it's working.
Cranquis: OH MY WORD, that is just ridiculous! What kind of wacko--?
Nurse: So I'm just wondering, do you smell garlic? (blows in Cranquis' face)
Nurse: Ha! That's what you get for that horrible ear-wax joke you pulled on me yesterday!
nurse lalaine: Cirrhosis of the Liver →
lubaroniss: Sidenote: Majority of this information I found online. this isn’t directly from any of my lectures, and not in my own words. Perhaps i’ll make a better post later about different types of liver cirrhosis as well as hepatitis. I think this is complimentary to what i’m learning…
lalainern: Hmm.. I wanna share some things, hope it helps R-espiratory O-pposite M-etabolic E-qual Midriatics- it has a letter “d” in it so it causes dilation xP Miotics- it has no letter “d” so it causes constriction Maoi-usually takes 3-4wks until it takes effect Ssri- 4wks to take effect .45NaCl is the only hypotonic solution Remember your ABC’s and do assessment firstbefore implementing..
nurse lalaine: Nursing 101 →
lalainern: These are some of my few facts. This is how I remember the Immunity: NA PAPA MIAImmu Natural Passive…Maternal ………… Active…..Infection Artificial Passive.. Antibody transfer ………. ..Active…. Immunization Medications that cause photosensitivity: Accutane
A medical miracle poses ethical dilemma →
Should doctors intervene with medications, surgeries and heroic efforts to save babies who may face lifelong health problems — if they live at all? And who should make the call, given the large costs that can fall on the public?
Dr. Shutterbug's Ramblings: The worst test in the... →
drshutterbug: There’s a lot of talk about poop on the Geriatrics service: who’s doing it too much, who’s not doing it enough, what orifice it’s coming from, etc. Recently I had a whole lecture on constipation, where I learned about a procedure called defecography. The point of the procedure is to…
So You Want to Be a Nurse? Pathways In Nursing... →
thenerdynurse: Nursing is a fantastic career for a multitude of reasons. One of my favorites is the possibilities and flexibility available in the profession. There are thousands of things you can do with a nursing…
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nurse lalaine: Positioning of patients →
lalainern: Positioning Facts: · Trying to improve/promote o avoid/prevent something. · What are you trying to prevent/promote? · Promoting circulation? Venous, arterial… after angiogram.(supine with AFFECTED extremity EXTENDED) · Think about anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology · What…
nurse lalaine: isolation review →
lalainern: Transmission-based Precautions: ADC A - Airborne D - Droplet C – Contact AIRBORNE My – Measles = Rubeola Chicken - Chicken Pox = Varicella – Also contact Hez - Herpes Zoster – Also contact TB Private Room - negative pressure with 6-12 air exchanges/hr Mask, N95 for TB - Disseminated…
10 rights of drug administration
lalainern: 1. Right Drug 2. Right Patient 3. Right Dose 4. Right Route 5. Right Time & Frequency 6. Right Documentation 7. Right History and Assessment (Complete patient drug/relevant history) 8. Drug approach and Right to Refuse 9. Right Drug-Drug Interaction and Evaluation (drug-food incompatibilities/interaction) 10. Right Education and Information (Teach pt about the drug he is...
nurse lalaine: Memory tips in nursing →
lalainern: o remember the types of white blood cells and their descending proportion in a blood sample… “Never Let Monkeys Eat Bananas” = Neutrophils, Lymphocytes, Monocytes, Eosinophils, Basophils To remember where lymphocytes mature… B cells mature in the Bone marrow; T cells mature in the…