24
Apr

 

dancingnurse-ed:

Back to Work Mantra: “Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace” - The Dalai Lama

24
Apr
nightdutynurse:

emt-monster:

This is an x-ray of a 79 yo man who had lost weight and was being evaluated for swallowing difficulties. During the process of having him rapidly swallow barium (dense element that allows one to visualize structures), he aspirated the barium into his lungs. This led to respiratory failure.
The x-ray showed barium into both right and left main stem bronchi in the left upper and lower lobes. The barium spread to the smaller airways which produced the tree-in-bud appearance (arrow). This patient had the barium suctioned out (as much as possible), but he developed shock, his heart stopped beating and he suffered severe brain injury. He died a short time later.
(Source: www.anatomybox.com)

That’s one way to fail a barium swallow with flying colors…..


Wow.

nightdutynurse:

emt-monster:

This is an x-ray of a 79 yo man who had lost weight and was being evaluated for swallowing difficulties. During the process of having him rapidly swallow barium (dense element that allows one to visualize structures), he aspirated the barium into his lungs. This led to respiratory failure.

The x-ray showed barium into both right and left main stem bronchi in the left upper and lower lobes. The barium spread to the smaller airways which produced the tree-in-bud appearance (arrow).
This patient had the barium suctioned out (as much as possible), but he developed shock, his heart stopped beating and he suffered severe brain injury. He died a short time later.

(Source: www.anatomybox.com)

That’s one way to fail a barium swallow with flying colors…..

Wow.

(via cardiacattack)

24
Apr
We now know that 24 hours without sleep, or a week of sleeping four or five hours a night induces an impairment equivalent to a blood alcohol level of .1 percent. We would never say, ‘This person is a great worker! He’s drunk all the time!’ yet we continue to celebrate people who sacrifice sleep for work.

Insights from the doctor who coaches athletes on sleep. Pair with the science of what actually happens while you sleep and how it affects your every waking hour. More on sleep here. (via medicalschool)

It scares me to think of just how little sleep I’ve gotten in the last few years, compared to what we’re ‘supposed to’. Risk of heart attack, stroke, early dementia, all the news fit to print and somehow consciously ignored (or hoped that it won’t happen.)

Sleep; you’re an elusive balance to the day.

(via healthcareinfoguide)

(via traumabarbie)

23
Apr
policymic:

That about sums up our student loan system

There’s a stark difference between the ways U.S. and UK students pay for college. In the UK, tuition costs are capped at a maximum of about $15,150, which doesn’t need to be paid up front or until after graduation. If funded by English or Welsh funding bodies, students don’t need to pay until they’re earning over $35,350 and the amount owed is tailored to their income. Someone earning around $50,500 would pay $1,353 yearly for their loans. If it’s not paid off in 30 years, it’s written off entirely. Meanwhile, tuition in Scotland is entirely free for students who study in the home country.
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$142,900 and counting with interest.

policymic:

That about sums up our student loan system

There’s a stark difference between the ways U.S. and UK students pay for college. In the UK, tuition costs are capped at a maximum of about $15,150, which doesn’t need to be paid up front or until after graduation. If funded by English or Welsh funding bodies, students don’t need to pay until they’re earning over $35,350 and the amount owed is tailored to their income. Someone earning around $50,500 would pay $1,353 yearly for their loans. If it’s not paid off in 30 years, it’s written off entirely. Meanwhile, tuition in Scotland is entirely free for students who study in the home country.

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$142,900 and counting with interest.

(via alittlenurse)

23
Apr
Follow up on the LPN question. I'm am one and am working on my RN. Every bridge program I came across you have to have 6months -1 year work experience as an LVN to be able to apply.
nursejulielynn

Thank you! Good to know!

22
Apr
letmyroots-takeflight:

adenosinetriesphosphate:

For anyone of you out there who is a new graduate RN, or will be soon, or is still finishing up their nursing degree—I encourage you to buy this book! It’s a survival guide for your first year of nursing and provides information on Transition Shock. Buy it here.There is so much helpful information and I wish I would have had this text during my first year of nursing. I’m currently working with my school for my MSN to have these books handed out at graduation. The more I speak to nurses both new and experienced, the more they wish they would have had a text like this when they first started.
I don’t profit at all from you purchasing this text. Just thought I would recommend something that could ease the transition process. This is predominately what my MSN research is all about.

She was one of the guest professors at my university! Eccentric lady, but never a dull moment in her lectures.

SUPER JEALOUS!! I have a HUGE nursing fan crush on her.

letmyroots-takeflight:

adenosinetriesphosphate:

For anyone of you out there who is a new graduate RN, or will be soon, or is still finishing up their nursing degree—I encourage you to buy this book! It’s a survival guide for your first year of nursing and provides information on Transition Shock. Buy it here.

There is so much helpful information and I wish I would have had this text during my first year of nursing. I’m currently working with my school for my MSN to have these books handed out at graduation. The more I speak to nurses both new and experienced, the more they wish they would have had a text like this when they first started.

I don’t profit at all from you purchasing this text. Just thought I would recommend something that could ease the transition process. This is predominately what my MSN research is all about.

She was one of the guest professors at my university! Eccentric lady, but never a dull moment in her lectures.

SUPER JEALOUS!! I have a HUGE nursing fan crush on her.