the American dream leaves little room for the romanticism of my once-upon-a-time adolescence.
ACLS renewal class tomorrow — time to practice!
I’m so tempted to break this move out during the skills test…
I did mine last month, good for 2 years yahoo… Stayin’ alive stayin’ alive :))
The next time our crash cart monitor starts flashing “Ineffective Compressions” during a Code Blue, I’ll be sure to switch my technique to this instead.
CPR is a full body workout.
If you ain’t sore after compressions, you ain’t doin’ it right.
I still have daymares about missing a final for a class I didn’t know I was enrolled in.
How you feel when you get home from a 12 hour clinical day
Three days in a row with a patient who’s complete care and weighs 509 lbs?
What I wouldn’t give to hear your voice again.
One of the few reasons why I’m grateful for Cerner.
What is it about the next generation that’s turned them all into quivering quims crying on each other’s digital shoulders in a post-“PostSecret”-era?
A gay man was arrested at a hospital in Missouri this week when he refused to leave the bedside of his partner, and now a restraining order is preventing him from any type of visitation. Even though he has power of attorney to handle his partner’s affairs, a family member asked him to leave when he visited Research Medical Center in Kansas City on Tuesday. The man refused to leave his partner’s bedside, and that’s when security put him in handcuffs and escorted him from the building. The nurse refused to confirm that the couple shared power of attorney and made medical decision for each other.
“I was not recognized as being the husband, I wasn’t recognized as being the partner,” the gay man explained.
In a 2010 Executive Order, President Barack Obama declared that hospitals that receive Medicare or Medicaid funding must allow full familial visitation rights for gay and lesbian partners.
I hate these kind of stories that don’t give the reader the full picture of what really happened. Was this man causing some kind of commotion as the hospital leads you to believe, or is it that they are refusing the rights of a partner with power of attorney?
It makes me sad to think people could be so rude to Jack Black and his partner.
About two months ago, a 57 year old woman with no significant medical history collapsed at church during worship. Pulseless without any signs of life, she lay there on the floor until paramedics arrived on the scene five minutes later. CPR was then initiated, and after three defibrillations, a pulse was regained.
She was rushed to our ICU and admitted as a Code Ice. An EEG showed abnormal slowing. An MRI brain showed anoxic encephalopathy. After much discussion between the cardiologists and electrophysiologists, her official medical diagnosis was deemed as idiopathic ventricular fibrillation syndrome. She spent about three weeks with us. Her prognosis was beyond poor.
Yesterday her vibrant red hair lit up the ICU. She walked around hugging and thanking everyone that had helped take care of her; her husband, assuming she wouldn’t remember much from her stay, had written all of our names down.
After all the hugs were exchanged and the tears quickly flicked away, a warm silence fell over us. And with a smile that smugly hinted at the impossibility she had overcome, she said to us, “Thank you all for the best care I’ll never truly remember.”
“The best care you’ll never remember”- welcome to the ICU.