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adenosinetriesphosphate:

mmwanderings:

Some of them are like:

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And others are like:

And still others are like:

So so true.




medicineisnotmerchandise:

JUST TO REMEMBER


clulessmedic:

Clostridium difficile

  • gram +ve bacteria
  • causes pseudomembranous colitis
  • seen following use of broad spectrum antibiotics e.g. cephalosporins, cirpofloxacin
  • Management - metronidazole or vancomycin, STOP broad spectrum agents

Due to failure rates in normal management, trials using “faecal transplant” - infusion of faeces in to duodenum, have shown favourable results. The aim is to reintroduce normal gut flora which has been eradicated through the use of broad spectrum antibiotics, therefore providing competition for C. difficile.

http://www.nejm.org/doi/pdf/10.1056/NEJMoa1205037


howigotthrunursingschool:

seany-av:

optimus-prime:

voyousloup:

One of the only keep calms that actually makes me smile.

aww

This touchd my heart like nothing ever has

This is my most favorite Keep Calm!


Very true!


"Our job is to love others without stopping to inquire whether or not they are worthy. That is not our business and, in fact, it is nobody’s business. What we are asked to do is to love, and this love itself will render both ourselves and our neighbors worthy."

Thomas Merton (via lazyyogi)


"Our job is to love others without stopping to inquire whether or not they are worthy. That is not our business and, in fact, it is nobody’s business. What we are asked to do is to love, and this love itself will render both ourselves and our neighbors worthy."

Thomas Merton (via lazyyogi)


nprglobalhealth:

How a human lung is kept alive and breathing for a transplant

Lung in a box. Very cool.

To extend the time an organ can last before it’s transplanted into a recipient, engineers have developed the Organ Care System — which is essentially a box pumping blood and oxygen to the lung.   

As Gizmodo explains: 

What’s especially neat about the OCS is that they can actually be used to improve imperfect donor lungs by flushing it with antibiotics and nutrients. Like refurbishing a lung, sort of. Putting donor lungs through the OCS helps increase and improve the number of potential donor lungs. Not every donor lung is usable, donor lungs that go through the OCS may be.

Learn more about lung transplants at Al Jazeera America

(ht ASAP Science)


"As a Nurse Educator, I am troubled by the hypocrisy that sometimes exists in our profession; students are encouraged to prioritize quality of care, yet when they graduate, they are expected to function as a ‘speed nurse,’ barely making the finishing line in the marathon that is each day. More patients compromising the safety of both the nurse and the patient, less time exploring root cause of symptoms, and sometimes less time being able to enjoy the art of caring for the person on a very basic level. As a bedside nurse, I urge hospital administrators, and fellow Professors to return to the bedside periodically - as an important reminder of the basics of nursing, versus speed nursing"

(via dancingnurse-ed)




26. mommy & expecting. girlfriend. bachelors of science in nursing. crafty. nerdy.





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