tastefullyoffensive:

[vintagequeen]

I need a vacation from nursing (is there even such a thing?)
My mind saw ‘stoma’ when I flipped through the entries on the dashboard.

tastefullyoffensive:

[vintagequeen]

I need a vacation from nursing (is there even such a thing?)

My mind saw ‘stoma’ when I flipped through the entries on the dashboard.

whatweshouldcallnursing2:

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Found this- and had to share.

I really don’t like how the media and the hospital are blaming the nurse in Texas FOR contracting ebola 

By “breaching precautions”?

nothing is perfect- and it is a COMMUNICABLE DISEASE- most hospitals don’t have ebola precautions in place 

and the CDC’s comment was ridiculous

I would like to take this moment and COMMEND Nina Pham 

NURSE ON

When I heard the Director of the CDC declare that the transmission was “some breach in the protocol”, my first thought was ‘bullshit’ (pardon the expletive).

I couldn’t imagine any precautions that are commonly available in a care setting being adequate; consider how many cases of VRE, MRE, C. diff, etc.are spread. Or that care providers can get.

(via froggsrn)

I admit, I’ve never heard of “Dead in Bed” Syndrome. But apparently it can be related to “cardiac repolarization abnormalities related to hypoglycemia”.

It appears to be something occurring in both the Type 1 and Type 2 population, and the incidence appears (not by direct study, but by post-mortem reports) to be around 6-8% in teenaged-to-under-50 individuals.

A lot of vagueness with that paragraph, eh? Well, the literature is just that way, with the general format of:

  • generally healthy individual, excluding diabetes
  • went to bed
  • no disturbed bed or outward signs of trauma/violence
  • found dead in AM

What to do from a nursing perspective? I know that patients and family, after receiving the new diagnosis of diabetes, often feel that “high blood sugar bad, therefore low blood sugar better”.  But maybe attempting super tight control isn’t the best approach, and  this information (“be moderate in your approach”, not “you could be found dead in your bed if you try too hard to keep your blood sugar very low”) is appropriate.

That, and “use all the members of your diabetic care team” to keep healthy and informed.

Further info:

Not nursing related, but I got this as part of a set of images in an email.
Definitely feeling a need to share.

Not nursing related, but I got this as part of a set of images in an email.

Definitely feeling a need to share.

tastefullyoffensive:

Only in Canada [imgur]

Previously: Bears Doing Human Things

Sorry for posting this, eh?

…..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.)