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socialjusticekoolaid:

The Ferguson City Council convened for the first time since Mike Brown’s death, and proved that they literally give no fucks about what the community has to say. Added to their vague, paltry proposed reforms, seems real change will have to come in Ferguson via the ballot box. I don’t care where you live folks— let this be a lesson in voting/participating in your local elections and government! #staywoke #farfromover 

My people getting it!

these people are the real heroes. not the military, not politicians, not the Hollywood actors. they risked their lives and livelihoods to challenge white supremacy and institutionalized racism.

I hope they progress with this. 

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My first week as a preceptor

Coffee withdrawal is a pain in the ass. Seriously my head kills. I did not realize how dependent I have succumb to caffeine. I think what matters is taking it in a healthy manner instead of ice caps or without a shit load of sugar.

Anywho this was my first week with my student. It feels weird being the preceptor. It feels long ago as I was a student but at the same time I still feel like I am starting out and still “fresh” as a nurse. I’ve been on the surgical unit for about 2.5 years.

I love the teaching component of it. But I think I need to wait it out to see how she picks up as it is too soon. It’s her first surgical experience.  But she seems to be taking it in grace and is willing to learn. There are some points like she fails to tell me if the patients blood pressure was high or that a patient surgical site was bleeding. But I’ve let her know to keep me updated. I’ve also been giving her a bit more patients to assess and do vital signs so she perfects those skills. She came in not knowing how to prime a IV line, which is how I started out. I think what I need to remember is to be patient. Instead of telling her what a medication does, I’ve opted to tell her to go research what it is and I quiz her about it afterwards. We will see how things go. 

I don’t want to be one of those nurses who give all the work to my student; but at the same time I want to throw her in the waters to see how she manages on her own SO she can learn. Nevertheless I will be close by to teach, assist ant guide. 

I hope this goes well. 

If there are any nursing students and preceptors out there in the tumblr community who want to give me some tips. That would be great?

I bet she has a Tumblr…

wayfaringmd:

ER doc: How many Lortab do you take every day?

Teenager: Um, like 10-15 if I can get ‘em. 

ER doc: What do you take those for?

Teenager: Life is painful. 

ER doc: image

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"Quiet, or introverted patients can be the most complex to care for. It takes careful observation to ascertain when something is amiss, despite a smile, and calm exterior"

Nurse X (via dancingnurse-ed)

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malformalady:

A normal brain(right) compared to a brain afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease

malformalady:

A normal brain(right) compared to a brain afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease

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"How come every other organ in your body can get sick and you get sympathy, except your brain?"

Ruby Wax  (via sufferxthexagony)

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medicalbug:

This is what a typical western diet does! Triglycerides so high they seperate on their own within minutes of draw 😱

Oh my…

medicalbug:

This is what a typical western diet does!
Triglycerides so high they seperate on their own within minutes of draw 😱

Oh my…

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Poor misunderstood plaque.

nursingistheshit:

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