Study Finds 55 Percent of Nurses Are Overweight or... →
Oh dear but is anyone surprised ? Come on fellow nurses we have to take better care of ourselves if we want to care for others. As for the naps at work…excuse me while I LOL.
Kristin Rahl: Seize the Day. →
cranquis: kristinrahl: My main reason for posting about my epilepsy was to inform my followers of how dangerous epileptic seizures can be. ONE in every ONE-HUNDRED people have a seizure disorder. Too many people are mis-informed as to how to treat or help a seizing person as they are convulsing. Here are some tips to help someone if you see them having a seizure: ALWAYS TRY AND PROTECT THE...
mugglebornandproud asked: where you work, are there some young nurses starting their job, or are there no jobs available to them? And when you go into nursing, do you first learn all the nursing basics and then move to your specialty? how long did it take you to become a nurse?
Medical Ethics and Me: #NurseUp →
Amanda Trujillo is a transplant nurse and patient advocate in Phoenix, Arizona. That is, she was Trujillo was fired in Spring 2011, lost her license, and cannot at present hold another nursing position in Arizona. And it seems that she was fired for being a transplant nurse advocating for a dying patient. Calling it ironic doesn’t do it justice.
Heparin and Coumadin
bloopz: …think of the number 10… H E P A R I N (7 letters) + 3 (PTT) = 10 (or the 2 T’s look like an H) C O U M A D I N (8 letters) + 2 (PT) = 10 Antidotes: Heparin- Protamine sulfate (just remember P M S) Coumadin- Vitamin K (just remember the hard “C” at the beginning of coumadin!)
Fuck yeah, medical stuff!: Duplex Kidney/Duplicate... →
fuckyeahmedicalstuff: wemwom submitted: In late 2010, after a lifetime of lethargy, bladder infections, and later on very aggressive kidney infections, I was diagnosed with duplex kidney and a duplicate ureter. Basically I had three kidneys and a spare ureter (the tube which connects the kidneys to the bladder -…
fuckyeahmedicalstuff: What is narcolepsy? Narcolepsy is a chronic disease of the central nervous system. Excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) is the main symptom and is present in 100% of patients with narcolepsy. Other primary symptoms of narcolepsy include: loss of muscle tone (cataplexy), distorted perceptions (hypnagogic hallucinations), and inability to move or talk (sleep paralysis). Read...
The art of medicine is in amusing a patient while nature affects the cure.– Voltaire It’s true! So often I feel like my sole job is to reassure patients that they haven’t been “sick forever”. :)
Pins and Caps: One guy: “You’re a nurse?? That’s... →
nocturnalnurse: One guy: “You’re a nurse?? That’s cool, I wanted to do that when I was a kid. How much do you make?” Nurse: “HOW MUCH DO I MAKE??” I can make holding your hand seem like the most important thing in the world when you’re scared. I can make your child breathe when they stop. I can help your father…
nursing4n00bs: Here’s a mnemonic to help remember the signs and symptoms of HYPONATREMIA S tupor/coma A norexia, N&V L ethargy T endon reflexes decreased L imp muscles (weakness) O rthostatic hypotension S eizures/headache S tomach cramping
Way down yonder on the Chattahoochie...
A student at my school told me this story the other day. She got a little frustrated with a teenage patient who was there for a pregnancy test. The test was positive. She was a G6 (Gravida 6, meaning she's been pregnant 6 times). The conversation got a bit out of hand.
Student: Ma'am, why do you keep getting pregnant?
Ms. G6 (clearly disinterested): I don't know, cuz my coochie was HOT!
Wayfaring MD's Ramblings: How to know you're too... →
wayfaringmd: When 2 followers message you and ask “what the heck is a G6?” My bad guys. Lemme explain. OB docs like to shorten absolutely everything. They have a system for abbreviating a woman’s whole pregnancy history. It’s called the GPAT system. G is Gravida, meaning total number of pregnancies. P is…
Pins and Caps: Histoplasmosis →
nocturnalnurse: It is caused by inhalation of soil contaminated by bat and bird manure. POINTERS: It is a fungal infection caused by Histoplasma capsulatum transmitted through ingestion of soil contaminated by bat and bird manure. The incubation period is 5 to 18 days. Initially asymptomatic with mild…
Pins and Caps: TEST SMART: HOW TO PASS NCLEX →
nocturnalnurse: I. Prioritizing - Means ranking the client’s problems in order of importance depending on: Issue of the question Clinical setting Client’s condition Needs/problems that require immediate attention A. Priority High priority - life threatening conditions if untreated would result in…
Top Five Regrets of the Dying | Beyond the... →
People grow a lot when they are faced with their own mortality. I learned never to underestimate someone’s capacity for growth
The note my nurses and I wrote on the Urine...
cranquis: For your birthday, we passed around a hat and took up a collection. We hope you’ll appreciate this sample of our European culture. Take care not to let it dribble out, because it’s very special: It’s Foley Water!
Thanks to ER Nurses :)
Old post but worth reading :) By David F. Baehren, M.D. For a generation or two, we have lamented the loss of role models in society. As parents and individuals, we naturally seek out others we would like to emulate. Sadly, a serious search through the popular culture leaves us empty-handed and empty-hearted. Thanks to a long list of legal and moral shenanigans, many entertainers, politicians,...
Nurses Make a Difference: Pearls: Five steps to... →
fasterwouldbebetter: Pearls: Five steps to reduce bullying Bullying is a serious and pervasive problem in nursing. This behavior can include the silent treatment, refusal to help someone, eye rolling, denigrating others, and withholding information. The often-paternalistic nurse-physician relationship accounts for some bullying. Families and patients can be responsible for some bullying at the...
Human papillomavirus (HPV)
fuckyeahmedicalstuff: Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a virus from the papillomavirus family that is capable of infecting humans. Like all papillomaviruses, HPVs establish productive infections only in keratinocytes of the skin or mucous membranes. While the majority of the nearly 200 known types of HPV cause no symptoms in most people, some types can cause warts (verrucae), while others can – in a...
My first unsupervised pelvic exam: a traumatic...
wayfaringmd: At my medical school, students do 1-2 half-days a week during their OB/GYN rotation at the county health department. I had OB as my first rotation of third year, so I was at the health department the very first week. My first few exams were supervised by attendings or residents, but once they were sure I could do it, they let me do them on my own (with a nurse chaperone, of...
Everything I learned when I was in medical school was wrong…except anatomy. I am...– A guest lecturer reflects on how much our current understanding of medicine has changed over the years. (via medicalstate)
Atrial Fibrillation: The Causes
nocturnalnurse: Remember RHEUMATICS! The Causes of A-Fib are: Rheumatic Heart Disease HCM, Hypertensive heart disease, Holiday Heart Syndrome, Heart failure Embolism (Pulmonary), Ebstein’s Anomaly, Endocrinopathies Unknown cause Myocarditis, MI, Mitral Valve Disease ASD, Alcohol Toxicity from stimulants, Theophylline, Thyroid Disease Infections and inflammations of Pericardium, IE...