…..now trying to take a deep breath and imagine that the doomsayers are inaccurate in there predictions.

And trust in my immune system and aggressive containment.

A combination of hydrogen peroxide and ozone producing what the company is calling “Trioxidane”, is reported to be able to reduce the infectious load in a room to %99.9999; effectively preventing nosocomial  infections. (http://www.medizoneint.com/h2o3/)

chinesekleptocracy:

Fall is upon us

There are flavored coffee drinks that will no longer be enjoyed by me.
Thanks, internet.

chinesekleptocracy:

Fall is upon us

There are flavored coffee drinks that will no longer be enjoyed by me.

Thanks, internet.

(via tastefullyoffensive)

It sounds like an infomercial, which is unfortunate.

It’s a new wound dressing (“Oh, yeah. Just what I need.” I can here you say.) But this one is supposed to be “self-adaptive” re: changing in function for the environment of the wound bed.

Bopping around on the internet can take you on long expeditions, as this one did for me. It started out on an article (http://diabeteshealth.com/read/2014/09/06/8359/study-shows-new-wound-care-technology/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=emailnewsletter&utm_campaign=783) from DiabetesHealth, which led me to the company website (http://www.enluxtrawoundcare.com/) and then to the above video.

I’d be curious to see it in practice.

(No, I am not affiliated with the company, and receive no compensation for posting this. Just curious about being able to do effective wound care as part of nursing.)

Got this in an email from a nursing friend.

Unlike most social relationships, which would allow you to say something like the above, a different approach is usually required.

….or about 3 weeks into my month. With no fun weekend as its cause, and none in the foreseeable future.

….or about 3 weeks into my month. With no fun weekend as its cause, and none in the foreseeable future.

(Source: askdaddywho, via tastefullyoffensive)

randomandsillythoughts:

lickystickypickyshe:

A girl who was suffering from agonising stomach pains in hospital was discovered to be riddled with tape worms, after her mother had made her eat them to lose weight before a beauty pageant.
At first, nurses thought the teenage girl could be pregnant when she was admitted to an emergency room in Florida, USA, with severe stomach pain, but an ultrasound showed that she was not.
Nurses did find that her intestines were swollen however, and after taking a trip to the toilet, they discovered the real source of her pain.
“It was a toilet bowl full of tapeworms,” Maricar Cabral-Osorio, a nurse who had attended the girl, told the TV programmeUntold Stories of the E.R.
“It was so gross, she had pooped all these tapeworms. There were a couple that were very long and wiggling around trying to get out of the toilet bowl,” she said.
The story came to light when the show aired on Discovery’s ‘Fit & Health’ channel, reported United Press International.
It emerged on the show that the mother had bought tapeworm eggs and in Mexico and forced her daughter to take them in order to lose weight ahead of a beauty pageant.
“We were wondering, how did she get those tapeworms? And then you saw the mom turn white,” Cabral-Osorio added.
“The mom was apologizing to the girl. It’s like, ‘I’m so sorry. You know, I did it just to make you a little skinnier. You needed some help before we went on the pageant’,” she added.
It is not known whether the mother faced criminal charges as a result of her actions or not.

Holy fuck call child and family services. How screwed up is this.

Getting an order to apply leeches to a wound (http://www.rnceus.com/mag/lchtherpro.html) is one thing, but fighting back tapeworms from crawling out of the toilet….whoa!

randomandsillythoughts:

lickystickypickyshe:

A girl who was suffering from agonising stomach pains in hospital was discovered to be riddled with tape worms, after her mother had made her eat them to lose weight before a beauty pageant.

At first, nurses thought the teenage girl could be pregnant when she was admitted to an emergency room in Florida, USA, with severe stomach pain, but an ultrasound showed that she was not.

Nurses did find that her intestines were swollen however, and after taking a trip to the toilet, they discovered the real source of her pain.

“It was a toilet bowl full of tapeworms,” Maricar Cabral-Osorio, a nurse who had attended the girl, told the TV programmeUntold Stories of the E.R.

“It was so gross, she had pooped all these tapeworms. There were a couple that were very long and wiggling around trying to get out of the toilet bowl,” she said.

The story came to light when the show aired on Discovery’s ‘Fit & Health’ channel, reported United Press International.

It emerged on the show that the mother had bought tapeworm eggs and in Mexico and forced her daughter to take them in order to lose weight ahead of a beauty pageant.

“We were wondering, how did she get those tapeworms? And then you saw the mom turn white,” Cabral-Osorio added.

“The mom was apologizing to the girl. It’s like, ‘I’m so sorry. You know, I did it just to make you a little skinnier. You needed some help before we went on the pageant’,” she added.

It is not known whether the mother faced criminal charges as a result of her actions or not.

Holy fuck call child and family services. How screwed up is this.

Getting an order to apply leeches to a wound (http://www.rnceus.com/mag/lchtherpro.html) is one thing, but fighting back tapeworms from crawling out of the toilet….whoa!

(Source: independent.co.uk)

Canadian WWI nurses

It’s difficult to imagine, yet easy enough to lose track of the passage of time since the onset of WWI. 100 years ago, this year.

I’m not aware of the same amount of coverage in the U.S., but my husband who is from Canada, has been following the coverage from the U.K. and Canada.

The above photo is of a group of nurses in Service Dress. (http://camc.wordpress.com/2012/03/09/ww1-canadian-nursing-sister-uniform-part-1-service-dress/)

Cardiac rhythms demonstrated in dance, to an 80’s beat.

The Onion: a source of parody and humor involving the human situation.

But in this post they just described a basic workday for a nurse, except for the idea that nurses have time to step out to get something to eat.