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