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…