I hate it when I work a bunch of shifts in a row with no days off; that my mind gets all numb and I forget what day it is.
Last shift before my day off. 😧

Yesterday was interesting we had this one patient whos CBI was running slowly and sluggishly. We had to irrigate it numerous times to draw the multiple clots occluding the catheter. We all felt so bad for him. Poor guy fell and broke his hip, has bruising on his face and was resistive and confused. There was six of us in there. Four to hold him down, one to irrigate and the other to assist.

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"When I was a patient on a surgical ward, a staff nurse told me it was time to turn my television off and go to sleep. If she had taken the time to sit and talk to me, she would have known that my grandmother had died just two days before. It was no wonder I wasn’t able to sleep. So imagine people being admitted to hospital with two suitcases; their physical luggage containing their possessions and their baggage containing their thoughts, feelings and emotions."

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catiewithasea:

irony is seeing this two weeks after an interview where they asked me about a time I had to care for a septic patient- I had never cared for a septic patient. I heard crickets after the question…

catiewithasea:

irony is seeing this two weeks after an interview where they asked me about a time I had to care for a septic patient- I had never cared for a septic patient. I heard crickets after the question…

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FUNNY COLORED URINE



Pale yellow to deep amber(Normal color) The result of a pigment called urochrome and how diluted or concentrated the urine is. 

Deep purple
An identifying characteristic of porphyria, a rare, inherited disorder of red blood cells.

Red or pink(From blood:) Urinary tract infections, enlarged prostate, tumors, kidney cysts, long-distance running and kidney or bladder stones;
(Other:) Some food such as beets, blackberries and rhubarb;
medicines like rifampin, an antibiotic often used for treating tuberculosis and phenazopyridine, a drug that numbs urinary tract discomfort and laxatives containing senna; chronic lead or mercury poisoning.

OrangeMedications like rifampin, the anti-inflammatory drug sulfasalazine (Azulfidine), phenazopyridine, some laxatives and  chemotherapy drugs;
Sometimes orange urine can specify a problem with your liver or bile duct.

Blue or greenDyes (some brightly colored food dyes and dyes used for some tests of kidney and bladder function);
medications such as amitriptyline, indomethacin (Indocin) and propofol (Diprivan);
medical conditions: Familial hypercalcemia, a rare inherited disorder, is sometimes called blue diaper syndrome because children with the disorder have blue urine;
pseudomonas bacteria that causes urinary track infections.

Dark brown or tea-colored
Eating large amounts of fava beans, rhubarb or aloe can cause dark brown urine;
Drugs such as the antimalarial drugs chloroquine and primaquine, the antibiotics metronidazole and nitrofurantoin, laxatives containing cascara or senna and methocarbamol — a muscle relaxant;
medical conditions such as liver and kidney disorders and some urinary tract infections.

Cloudy or murkyMay be caused by urinary tract infections and kidney stones.

emt-monster:

FUNNY COLORED URINE

Pale yellow to deep amber
(Normal color) The result of a pigment called urochrome and how diluted or concentrated the urine is.

Deep purple
An identifying characteristic of porphyria, a rare, inherited disorder of red blood cells.

Red or pink
(From blood:) Urinary tract infections, enlarged prostate, tumors, kidney cysts, long-distance running and kidney or bladder stones; (Other:) Some food such as beets, blackberries and rhubarb; medicines like rifampin, an antibiotic often used for treating tuberculosis and phenazopyridine, a drug that numbs urinary tract discomfort and laxatives containing senna; chronic lead or mercury poisoning.

Orange
Medications like rifampin, the anti-inflammatory drug sulfasalazine (Azulfidine), phenazopyridine, some laxatives and chemotherapy drugs; Sometimes orange urine can specify a problem with your liver or bile duct.

Blue or green
Dyes (some brightly colored food dyes and dyes used for some tests of kidney and bladder function); medications such as amitriptyline, indomethacin (Indocin) and propofol (Diprivan); medical conditions: Familial hypercalcemia, a rare inherited disorder, is sometimes called blue diaper syndrome because children with the disorder have blue urine; pseudomonas bacteria that causes urinary track infections.

Dark brown or tea-colored
Eating large amounts of fava beans, rhubarb or aloe can cause dark brown urine; Drugs such as the antimalarial drugs chloroquine and primaquine, the antibiotics metronidazole and nitrofurantoin, laxatives containing cascara or senna and methocarbamol — a muscle relaxant; medical conditions such as liver and kidney disorders and some urinary tract infections.

Cloudy or murky
May be caused by urinary tract infections and kidney stones.

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How neuro cells turn cancerous

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Scientists from the Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research in New York with the help of Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry have completed research which for the first time brings us nearer to understanding how some cells in the brain and nervous system become…

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Just be fucking honest about how you feel about people while you’re alive.

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Quite simple.

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