defibrillated

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

emt-monster:

Finger Avulsion with Pulled-Out Flexor Tendon

A 17-year-old boy jumped over a fence and sustained an avulsion injury to the fifth finger of his right hand when the ring he was wearing caught on the fence. The finger was amputated through the distal interphalangeal joint, and the tendon of the flexor digitorum profundus muscle was completely pulled out (Panel A).

The torn-out tendon was resected, and the amputated part of the finger replanted microsurgically. 

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— 2 months ago with 229 notes
mylifeismedschool:

Med student from a different school shared how their hospitals cafes serve their drinks.
Insanely jealous.
#MLIMS

mylifeismedschool:

Med student from a different school shared how their hospitals cafes serve their drinks.

Insanely jealous.

#MLIMS

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— 2 months ago with 2268 notes
howigotthrunursingschool:

Because even if you wash it and it doesn’t come out and it is clean they will still see the stain and as we were told in orientation “Perception is reality!” If it looks dirty it is dirty!!

howigotthrunursingschool:

Because even if you wash it and it doesn’t come out and it is clean they will still see the stain and as we were told in orientation “Perception is reality!” If it looks dirty it is dirty!!

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— 2 months ago with 798 notes
united-nations:

29 April is Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare. It’s the date in 1997 on which the Chemical Weapons Convention entered into force. This Day provides an opportunity to pay tribute to the victims of chemical warfare, as well as to reaffirm the commitment of Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to the elimination of the threat of chemical weapons, thereby promoting the goals of peace, security, and multilateralism.

united-nations:

29 April is Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare. It’s the date in 1997 on which the Chemical Weapons Convention entered into force. 

This Day provides an opportunity to pay tribute to the victims of chemical warfare, as well as to reaffirm the commitment of Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to the elimination of the threat of chemical weapons, thereby promoting the goals of peace, security, and multilateralism.


— 3 months ago with 184 notes
Spotlight

adenosinetriesphosphate:

Don’t you all think there should be a Nursing section under the Spotlight for Tumblr? I do. Email the staff with your recommendations for nursing blogs to be featured on the spotlight.

editors@tumblr.com

— 3 months ago with 15 notes
imperfectlyxo:

I want this on my blog because I think it is important. If you have any problems with this, message me.

imperfectlyxo:

I want this on my blog because I think it is important. If you have any problems with this, message me.

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— 3 months ago with 323753 notes
Anonymous asked: Shut the fuck up about vaccinations. Not everyone has to have them, not everyone believes in them. Uneducated fuck.


Answer:

seanoftheundead:

aspiringdoctors:

restless-wafarer:

aspiringdoctors:

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You know, my homie and secret best friend Neil deGrasse Tyson said it best….

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This isn’t an issue of belief or should even be up for discussion. It’s not a debate- like gravity or that the Earth revolves around the Sun isn’t up for debate. It’s a fact, whether or not you like it. Sorry bro.

And any ‘educated fuck’ knows that vaccines are necessary and everyone who can have them should have them.

Have a lovely day, sugar. 

Actually there’s a lot of research and knowledge supporting the fact that vaccines are NOT necessary. It is simply another thing that today’s health system is super big on, just like hospital births and c-sections. And a lot of people actually have long term and short term complications from getting vaccines. Ahem.

Dang guys, you thought I didn’t check my activity log every now and then? Because I knew shit like this would pop up. And, I just finished my block exam and am feeling fiesty.

Actually you’re wrong. That ‘research’ is either completely fabricated OR grossly misinterprets the data OR uses shitty research techniques to get the data they want- all which are grossly unethical, in case you’re curious. I’ve got slides from a recent lecture on vaccines (aka why I am so fired up about this nonsense). You can check out the citations on each slide if you don’t believe me… something unsurprisingly missing from literally every anti-vaccine comment I’ve gotten and website that I have visited. Show me your sources, honey, and if you do, I will blow them out of the water because not a single one stands up to current scientific research standards.

There are however tomes and tomes of research for the safety end efficacy of vaccines. Don’t believe me? Look at a simple google scholar search.

So! Here we go! 

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Holy shit, it’s almost like vaccines SAVE SOCIETY MONEY. In fact, they give money back to society, along with the other programs indicated by red arrows. Which would be really weird for something that is just a healthcare fad like c-sections and hospital births.

And most people have no complications for getting vaccines, and if they do, most of them are short term. In fact, it is devilishly hard to prove an adverse effect was because of a vaccine. Why? Because it’s how we’re wired. We falsely see connections and causes where there are none (called a type 1 error; you are rejecting a true null hypothesis). People are more likely to attribute an adverse health event to a shot- even if that shot is the placebo and the numbers are just the background rate for whatever health event in the population.

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And here is a graph showing the sample sizes necessary to prove that an adverse event is caused or related to a vaccine.

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You know what, it was a really good lecture and I’m going to share more more relevant slides in case any one else feels like contradicting me.

These slides show the public health impact of vaccines. Note the differences between the historical peak and post-vaccine era deaths columns. Because saving literally thousands of lives is totally a conspiracy you should beware of.

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And this is why herd immunity is so important! See how high it has to be for measles? Guess what we’re seeing outbreaks of thanks to anti-vaxxers? Don’t forget that one of the deadly complications of measles is SSPE.

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Look how Hepatitis A infections in older adults when down after kids started getting immunized. Shocking! Could vaccines be… good for …. everyone????

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Ahem.

Also as a human with an immuno-deficiency I’d prefer not to die just ‘cause you are totally capable of surviving without vaccines.

— 3 months ago with 22299 notes
nursejulielynn:

ktbvns:

I am a nurse

This is what I strive towards every shift I work.

nursejulielynn:

ktbvns:

I am a nurse

This is what I strive towards every shift I work.

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— 3 months ago with 731 notes
nightdutynurse:

Hospital Latte
You will need: - packet of hot chocolate - coffee
Instructions: - open the hot chocolate packet, empty into cup - fill that bad boy up with coffee - mix her up and drink her down - yum

nightdutynurse:

Hospital Latte

You will need:
- packet of hot chocolate
- coffee

Instructions:
- open the hot chocolate packet, empty into cup
- fill that bad boy up with coffee
- mix her up and drink her down
- yum

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— 3 months ago with 103 notes