defibrillated

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

nursenightowl:

loveformedicine:

coffeemuggermd:

% of all WBC

I’m loving this.


So what maybe me remember this back in anatomy.

nursenightowl:

loveformedicine:

coffeemuggermd:

% of all WBC

I’m loving this.

So what maybe me remember this back in anatomy.

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nprglobalhealth:

Fake Cures For AIDS Have A Long And Dreadful History
Electromagnetism can detect AIDS. The “Complete Cure Device” can wipe out the virus.
The Egyptian military made those claims earlier this year, but now they have backtracked after the announcement was widely denounced by scientists, including Egypt’s own science adviser.
Nonetheless, people are still eager to believe the unbelievable. Egypt’s announcement prompted 70,000 people to send emails asking to try the new treatment.
The Complete Cure Device is just one more false promise in the ongoing fight against AIDS. It is a reminder, too, that for 15 years, beginning in the early 1980s, AIDS was a slaughter, shrouded in mystery, of people in the prime of their lives.
Then came a breakthrough in 1996: A combination of drugs could control the virus, allowing infected people to live long and productive lives. Today, antiretroviral treatment for HIV and AIDS is widely available. An outright cure still eludes scientists, but the once deadly disease has become manageable.
So any claim for an unproven cure, offering hope that could deter patients from effective treatment, is cruel. But myths, false claims and outright fraud have persisted in the AIDS epidemic.
Continue reading.
Photo: Over a decade ago, rumors spread in South Africa that sex with a virgin could cure HIV/AIDS. In 2001, 150 people gathered in Cape Town to protest the rape of children and even babies, allegedly as a result of belief in this canard. (Anna Zieminski/AFP/Getty Images)

nprglobalhealth:

Fake Cures For AIDS Have A Long And Dreadful History

Electromagnetism can detect AIDS. The “Complete Cure Device” can wipe out the virus.

The Egyptian military made those claims earlier this year, but now they have backtracked after the announcement was widely denounced by scientists, including Egypt’s own science adviser.

Nonetheless, people are still eager to believe the unbelievable. Egypt’s announcement prompted 70,000 people to send emails asking to try the new treatment.

The Complete Cure Device is just one more false promise in the ongoing fight against AIDS. It is a reminder, too, that for 15 years, beginning in the early 1980s, AIDS was a slaughter, shrouded in mystery, of people in the prime of their lives.

Then came a breakthrough in 1996: A combination of drugs could control the virus, allowing infected people to live long and productive lives. Today, antiretroviral treatment for HIV and AIDS is widely available. An outright cure still eludes scientists, but the once deadly disease has become manageable.

So any claim for an unproven cure, offering hope that could deter patients from effective treatment, is cruel. But myths, false claims and outright fraud have persisted in the AIDS epidemic.

Continue reading.

Photo: Over a decade ago, rumors spread in South Africa that sex with a virgin could cure HIV/AIDS. In 2001, 150 people gathered in Cape Town to protest the rape of children and even babies, allegedly as a result of belief in this canard. (Anna Zieminski/AFP/Getty Images)

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"Student loans are just taxes for those not born rich and dare to get an education."

Juden Chino

One in Five People Can’t Repay Their Federal Student Loans

Shit is real son.

(via harlighquinn)

I’ll be paying mine back for much of my life. It’s damn depressing.

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ucresearch:

Should you be afraid of the Ebola threat?
If you’re able to read this post, chances are you don’t have to worry. Arthur Reingold, head of epidemiology at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health, puts fears of an Ebola epidemic to rest in an interview with Vox.

VOX: Some airlines are enacting travel bans since the outbreak. Are they justified then?
Arthur Reingold: The virus is not transmitted through coughing and sneezing, or through sitting next to someone on a bus or the like. The idea that the virus can somehow mutate and become more readily transmissible from person to person through coughing or sneezing—those are Hollywood scenarios. The idea that Ebola can become more readily transmissible through casual contact is unrealistic and not something we are concerned about.

Read the interview with Art Reingold on the Ebola epidemic

ucresearch:

Should you be afraid of the Ebola threat?


If you’re able to read this post, chances are you don’t have to worry. Arthur Reingold, head of epidemiology at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health, puts fears of an Ebola epidemic to rest in an interview with Vox.

VOX: Some airlines are enacting travel bans since the outbreak. Are they justified then?

Arthur Reingold: The virus is not transmitted through coughing and sneezing, or through sitting next to someone on a bus or the like. The idea that the virus can somehow mutate and become more readily transmissible from person to person through coughing or sneezing—those are Hollywood scenarios. The idea that Ebola can become more readily transmissible through casual contact is unrealistic and not something we are concerned about.

Read the interview with Art Reingold on the Ebola epidemic

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#ebola 

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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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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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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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

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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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