Nursing is an art; and if it is to be made an art, it requires as exclusive a...– Florence Nightingale (via ghiliveribarra)
Reblog if you wake up at 4 or 5am for work at a...
Noradrenaline, a Filter and a Vent
theitunurse: Despite all this I’m still a tad bored. My patient is very stable (not that that’s a bad thing) :).
Three Strikes and You’re Out, and By Out, I Mean...
This story was plastered above the fold in yesterday’s print edition of the Toronto Star: Gleb Alfyorov thought he was going to a hospital for help. So did the judge who ordered a 30-day psychiatric evaluation of the Pickering teen. “I want you to be with a team of specialists — nurses and doctors who can meet with you and talk with you about things,” Judge Susan MacLean told the troubled...
Adjust Your Attitude to Boost Your Memory
If you often find yourself calling people “what’s his name”, or the thing in your hand a “whatchamacallit”, you may want to change your attitude. In a series of new experiments, researchers are finding that your preconceived views about learning can affect what it is you hope to remember. Memories, in part, seem to grow stronger or fade away based on where you stand...
If Pharmacology teaches me one thing...
white-coat: It’s that there are way too many drugs on the market and whoever names these things needs to stop. That’s the truth!
4,000 hepatitis C patients may need liver...
28 July, 2011 | By The Press Association More than 4,000 people in England may need a liver transplant by 2020 because of hepatitis C, experts have warned. Data from the Health Protection Agency (HPA) suggests around 4,200 people could need a transplant owing to serious damage to their liver, with many unaware they have the condition at present. Experts estimate around 216,000 people in the UK...
World Hepatitis Day
Today is the first World Hepatitis Day marked by the United Nations bringing much needed attention to the disease that affects almost 1 in 3 on earth. Viral hepatitis is one of the most prevalent and serious infectious diseases in the world. Hepatitis C, spread through infected blood, can range in severity from a mild illness that lasts a few weeks to a serious, lifelong chronic condition that...
TSK: Why Cranquis has a headache today
Cranquis: So little Anna's rash is still there, ever since I saw her for this rash 2 years ago?
Anna's Mom: yes, it won't go away.
Cranquis: Did you do the treatments and over-the-counter creams that I recommended?
Cranquis: Did you take her to see the dermatologist that I recommended to you at that visit?
Cranquis: I see. (reiterates all the same information, writes it all down, gives a prescription med to use also, gives the dermatologist's phone number, discharges patient)
Nurse: Doctor, Anna's mom is at the front desk to see you as you requested yesterday.
Cranquis: Huh? I didn't tell her to come back here.
Nurse: She said you told her to go buy all the creams and treatments that you wrote down, then come back here so you could explain them all to her... Um, Doctor, you're gonna hurt yourself if you keep head-butting the doorframe like that.
There's no cure for stupid...those of us who work in healthcare see a lot of stupidity and noncomplience. We can't help those who won't help themselves!!
Don’t Cling to Tradition: A Nursing Student’s Call... →
By Medora McGinnis. Medora is a student at Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing in Richmond, Virginia, and the 2011-2012 Imprint Editor of the National Student Nurses’ Association (NSNA). This is her first post for this blog.
White Coat: Answer: →
white-coat: A 4-year-old girl is brought in with coughing, and you are told by her mother that she had been playing with some beads and had apparently aspirated one (gotten it into her airway). Where would you expect it to most likely be? A.) Apicoposterior segmental bronchus of left lung B.) Left main…