The BIG things I learned from 5 different... →
Eat. Sleep. Nurse: CPR & AED →
ilovehotcoffee: CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) 1. Check for responsiveness and look at the chest for signs of breathing. if the victim is unresponsive and has normal breathing, place the victim in the recovery position, have someone call for help, and monitor the victim for changes
Eat. Sleep. Nurse: Cardiac Arrest Algorithm (Adult... →
ilovehotcoffee: Drug Doses and Intervals Epinephrine: Adult: 1 mg IV/IO every 3–5 minutes Pediatric: IV/IO dose: 0.01 mg/kg (0.1 mL/kg of 1:10,000 solution) every 3 to 5 min; ET dose (if no IV or IO): 0.1 mg/kg (0.1 mL/kg of 1:1,000 solution) Vasopressin: Adult: 40 units…
Crazy families in ICU
One of my patients has just died and I have to say I’m relieved to see the back of the family. While Mom is circling the drain her son and a niece start a fight in the room. It got so bad we had to call security and have the niece removed. Not before the son broke his hand on the wall and created havoc in the unit. In this world of family centered care end of life situations can be very...
Asterixis is an abnormal muscle tremor often associated with hepatic...– (via lalainern)
A: Knock Knock!
B: Who's there?
A: Can't tell you.
nocturnalnurse: Hi nurses, I have this assignment about nursing leadership. I have been looking for nursing leaders (managers/directors and such) for a brief interview. If you are, please let me know if it’s ok to interview you. My assignment will be due Wednesday. I need to interview someone. Thank you.
The birth control pill.
fuckyeahmedicalstuff: How does the pill work? Birth control pills prevent pregnancy through several mechanisms, mainly by stopping ovulation. If no egg is released, there is nothing to be fertilized by sperm, and the woman cannot get pregnant. Most birth control pills contain synthetic forms of two female hormones: estrogen and progestin. These synthetic hormones stabilize a woman’s natural...
The Detailed Story of Hantavirus Pulmonary...
fuckyeahmedicalstuff: The “First”Outbreak In May 1993, an outbreak of an unexplained pulmonary illness occurred in the southwestern United States, in an area shared by Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Utah known as “The Four Corners”. A young, physically fit Navajo man suffering from shortness of breath was rushed to a hospital in New Mexico and died very rapidly. Read More
Viral hemorrhagic fevers: Hantavirus Pulmonary...
fuckyeahmedicalstuff: In 1993, a previously unknown infectious disease agent was discovered by a task force of scientists in New Mexico. This disease agent occurs naturally throughout most of North and South America; it is airborne, and in the absence of prompt medical attention, its infections are usually fatal. This disease is called Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS). It can affect anyone,...
Maternity Scrubs →
i think these are cute if you’re pregnant :)
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Eat. Sleep. Nurse: Hospital personalities →
nurse-on-duty: Attending Physicians Regardless of their specialty, these are the men and women who stride through the halls in professional dress (or, at the least, business casual). They look well rested and are generally fit and well nourished. Please note that in teaching hospitals, these are the people Ours frequently wear white coats….but they are the people who generated the...
As The Pigs Fly: thescienceblog: The 10 Most... →
blockmomnc: thescienceblog: The 10 Most Common Emergency Drugs. Epinephrine - increases heart rate, constricts blood vessels, dilates air passages. Lidocaine - local anesthetic and antiarrhythmic drug. Furosemide - loop diuretic used in the treatment of congestive heart failure and…
"Link Between Fast Food and Depression" →
cranquis: aspiringdoctors: EurekAlert article. “According to a recent study headed by scientists from the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and the University of Granada, eating commercial baked goods (fairy cakes, croissants, doughnuts, etc.) and fast food (hamburgers, hotdogs and pizza) is linked to depression. Published in the Public Health Nutrition journal, the results reveal...
Drug-smuggling nanoparticles target tumours →
Drug-smuggling nanoparticles could be the latest recruits in the fight againstcancer. The first results from early-stage trials show that cancer drugs couriered by nanoparticles may reduce the size of tumours in humans. Researchers from BIND Biosciences in Boston filled nanoparticles with the cancer drug docetaxel and injected them into the blood of 17 people who had cancers that are normally...
Behind the Medic: You'll never be bored with...
cranquis: Hey mom! Are you coming to the Urgent Care clinic for your scratchy throat and runny nose? Your 4 to 7 kids are coming along too for the ride, right? Well, are you SURE that you’re the only family member that needs to be seen by the doctor today? I mean, I know they all LOOK healthy now, but you’ve got this Medicaid card just burning a hole in your pocket — why not come up with a...
A doctor changes his mind about participatory... →
cranquis: Doctor experiences first-hand the useful side of consulting Dr. Google.
Fast Lane Reply: Physician Perceptions of APRN's
cranquis: Chelsey Petersen submitted: Greetings from the previously-frozen-and-now-burning tundra! First of all I’d like to say I love your blog! I can never get enough medically-related comedic relief. As for my question… I’m currently a Registered Nurse with a BSN [Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing] and would really like to become an APRN [Advanced Practice Registered Nurse]. More...
Quick Notes: Classifications of Leukemia
bloopz: These are quick notes to distinguish between 2 Leukemias: Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia Mostly lymphoblasts present in bone marrow Age of onset younger than 15 years Acute Myelogenous Leukemia Mostly myeloblasts present in bone marrow Age of onset between 15 and 39 years
Surgical procedures: Laminectomy.
fuckyeahmedicalstuff: A laminectomy is a surgical procedure in which the surgeon removes a portion of the bony arch, or lamina, on the dorsal surface of a vertebra, which is one of the bones that make up the human spinal column. It is done to relieve back pain that has not been helped by more conservative treatments. In most cases a laminectomy is an elective procedure rather than emergency...