fuckyeahmedicalstuff: Angina is a type of chest pain caused by reduced blood flow to the heart muscle. Angina (an-JI-nuh or AN-juh-nuh) is a symptom of coronary artery disease. Angina is typically described as squeezing, pressure, heaviness, tightness or pain in your chest. Many people with angina say it feels like someone is standing on their chest. Angina, also called angina pectoris, can...
Angina treatment: Stents, drugs, lifestyle changes...
fuckyeahmedicalstuff: First, it’s important to determine what type of angina you have. There are two main types of angina — chronic stable angina and unstable angina. Unstable angina is a serious situation and requires emergency treatment. Treatment involves surgery or a procedure called angioplasty (also known as percutaneous coronary intervention), combined with the placement of a small...
fuckyeahmedicalstuff: What is metastatic cancer? Metastatic cancer is cancer that has spread from the place where it first started to another place in the body. A tumor formed by metastatic cancer cells is called a metastatic tumor or a metastasis. The process by which cancer cells spread to other parts of the body is also called metastasis. Read More
Interview Questions and Interview Tips: Nursing... →
interview-questions-and-tips: If you have recently graduated from a nursing school and are looking for an opportunity to work as a hospital nurse or any other relevant position, you need to write a perfect application to apply for job. After you have written your application and sent to the employer, you will…
Life in The ER: Sitting on the saddle of death →
ermedicine: Among the many strange things I have seen, this has to be in the top 5. Several months ago, an seemingly healthy 38 year old male came into the hospital complaining of intermittent bouts of shortness of breath that would only last for a few seconds of so for the past few weeks. He didn’t want to…
Digital Human Cadaver.. dissect and un-dissect →
pneupnurse: Complete with descriptions of the body part you are looking at, as well as common medical problems involving that area.
Life in The ER: Angry Birds can kill you →
ermedicine: About a month ago, a woman presented to the ER via ambulance for complaints of vaginal bleeding after having sex for the first time in over 8 months. At first, the physician and I were pretty amused by this complaint because neither of us had seen someone come in via ambulance for vaginal bleeding…
NY Times "Think Like a Doctor" Diagnostic... →
cranquis: WOW, this is way cool. You the reader get access to all (ALL) the data from a medical mystery (HIPAA-compliant doctor notes, ER records, radiology scans) and then try to solve the case before the answer is released Friday (Feb 3 ‘12). If you’ve ever wondered what a real medical record looks like, or wanted to get an insider’s look at the diagnostic process, CHECK THIS OUT. Big thank...
TSK: A little blood goes a long way
Nurse Cranquis: Oh my god, Dr. Cranquis, you should go see the bloody mess in room 3.
Cranquis: Oh, you mean from the guy with the nosebleed that was here earlier?
Nurse: Yes! You know when he first walked in, he was just dripping blood everywhere, so I handed him an emesis basin and he blew his nose into it, and this huge clot came out!
Cranquis: Yeah, those nose-clots can look pretty big.
Nurse: No, this was humongous. It was like he blew a placenta out of his nose!
Cranquis: Ok, maybe we're getting a bit carried away here.
Hyperthyroidism vs. Hypothyroidism
ellainern: When I think of HYPER i think ELEVATED/INCREASED. -elevated thyroid hormone -elevated activity level (hyperactive) -sensitivity to elevated temperature (HOT) When I think of HYPO, I think DECREASED/LOWERED -decreased thyroid hormone -decreased activity level -sensitivity to decreased temperature (COLD)
ellainern: Treatment of CHF, think UNLOAD FAST: U sit Upright N Nitro L Lasix O Oxygen A Aminophylline D Digoxin F Fluids- decrease A Afterload - decrease S Sodium - decrease T Tests: dig level, ABG, K+
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...