defibrillated

Ask me anything   I am an American RN working nights in cardiothoracic ICU.

"Do not build up obstacles in your imagination. Difficulties must be studied and dealt with, but they must not be magnified by fear"
Norman Vincent Peale (via simply-divine-creation)

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— 4 days ago with 490 notes
clulessmedic:

Omphalocele
an abdominal wall defect where the some abdominal organs remain outside the abdomen covered by a sac of peritoneum
can be associated with cardiac abnormalities 

clulessmedic:

Omphalocele

  • an abdominal wall defect where the some abdominal organs remain outside the abdomen covered by a sac of peritoneum
  • can be associated with cardiac abnormalities 

(Source: dynamic.psu.ac.th, via nursingisinmyblood)

— 4 days ago with 190 notes
30 Things Nurses Almost Say, But Then Don't. →
— 3 weeks ago
gov-info:

SAMHSA Gov Doc: A Practitioner’s Resource Guide: Helping Families to Support Their LGBT Children 
This guide offers information and resources to help practitioners throughout health and social service systems implement best practices in engaging and helping families and caregivers to support their lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) children.

gov-info:

SAMHSA Gov Doc: A Practitioner’s Resource Guide: Helping Families to Support Their LGBT Children

This guide offers information and resources to help practitioners throughout health and social service systems implement best practices in engaging and helping families and caregivers to support their lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) children.

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— 1 month ago with 49 notes
adenosinetriesphosphate:

Aftermath of a Code Crimson at my hospital the other night. My friend works in the ER and took this photo and sent me the following:
      “Car rolled three times, became on fire. Transported to us for intubation then supposed to be transferred to ________ [higher acuity hospital omitted for HIPPA reasons] but then she coded. She was a mess. Blood everywhere. Bones sticking out of the skin. Adipose tissue out. Depressed frontal skull fracture. Mid forties. She died.”
The aftermath of a life not saved.

adenosinetriesphosphate:

Aftermath of a Code Crimson at my hospital the other night. My friend works in the ER and took this photo and sent me the following:

      “Car rolled three times, became on fire. Transported to us for intubation then supposed to be transferred to ________ [higher acuity hospital omitted for HIPPA reasons] but then she coded. She was a mess. Blood everywhere. Bones sticking out of the skin. Adipose tissue out. Depressed frontal skull fracture. Mid forties. She died.”

The aftermath of a life not saved.

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— 1 month ago with 1217 notes
#we cannot save them all 
Confession 42

nursejulielynn:

confessionsofanicurn:

I have found out in my years in the icu that death is truly NOT the saddest thing.

Working in long term care with PVS patients I can attest to that. Sometimes keeping people alive is so much worse.

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— 1 month ago with 139 notes

guess I will have to GRE.

— 3 months ago