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...
If laughter is the best medicine, why isn’t there more laughter in...– @HealthIsSocial
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,...
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" ^_^