ohyeahworldofwarcraft:

Orc Female! More here.

Looking gnomish. (Always a good thing!)

ohyeahworldofwarcraft:

Orc Female! More here.

Looking gnomish. (Always a good thing!)

nurserylee:

stethoscopesandsarcasm:

fyeahnursingthings:

I feel ya, Whoopie.

a true nurse reaction…

Legit. lol

nurserylee:

boluscoffeestat:

nursefuratu:

nightdutynurse:

emt-monster:

In intensive care medicine, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is anextracorporeal technique of providing both cardiac and respiratory support oxygen to patients whose heart and lungs are so severely diseased or damaged that they can no longer serve their function. Initial cannulation of a patient receiving ECMO is performed by a surgeon and maintenance of the patient is the responsibility of theECMO Specialist and gives 24/7 monitoring care for the duration of the ECMO treatment.
Source:
www.anatomybox.com
I saw this ONCE in nursing school. Baby girl fresh post-op from heart surgery (I can’t remember what they did). She had an open sternum, ECMO, a vent (not for O2, the ECMO does that, but to keep lungs inflated), a bajillion drips… It was crazy but a great opportunity. She was a 1:2 patient… One nurse just for the drips and one for the ECMO!
I wish I knew what happened to her.

I am currently training to be an ECMO specialist and just finished another “wet lab” this morning. The emergency trials are crazy! Today the instructor grabbed a scalpel and stabbed the arterial line and then with fake blood squirting everywhere we had to splice new tubing together as fast as we could while the “baby” was being coded. 😲

I’ve been intrigued with how ECMO works and the fact that they use it quite often and effectively in the kiddos and yet it doesn’t quite have the same amount of effectiveness in adults. Though I was reading an article not to long ago about a case where the Army transferred one of their patients while on ECMO and the patient made it successfully from one hospital to the other. Don’t know if they ended up surviving at the next hospital but I still thought it very interesting.

ECMO is firikkin scary. Ruined me on pediatric ICU forever.

nurserylee:

boluscoffeestat:

nursefuratu:

nightdutynurse:

emt-monster:

In intensive care medicine, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is anextracorporeal technique of providing both cardiac and respiratory support oxygen to patients whose heart and lungs are so severely diseased or damaged that they can no longer serve their function. Initial cannulation of a patient receiving ECMO is performed by a surgeon and maintenance of the patient is the responsibility of theECMO Specialist and gives 24/7 monitoring care for the duration of the ECMO treatment.

Source:
www.anatomybox.com

I saw this ONCE in nursing school. Baby girl fresh post-op from heart surgery (I can’t remember what they did). She had an open sternum, ECMO, a vent (not for O2, the ECMO does that, but to keep lungs inflated), a bajillion drips… It was crazy but a great opportunity. She was a 1:2 patient… One nurse just for the drips and one for the ECMO!

I wish I knew what happened to her.

I am currently training to be an ECMO specialist and just finished another “wet lab” this morning. The emergency trials are crazy! Today the instructor grabbed a scalpel and stabbed the arterial line and then with fake blood squirting everywhere we had to splice new tubing together as fast as we could while the “baby” was being coded. 😲

I’ve been intrigued with how ECMO works and the fact that they use it quite often and effectively in the kiddos and yet it doesn’t quite have the same amount of effectiveness in adults. Though I was reading an article not to long ago about a case where the Army transferred one of their patients while on ECMO and the patient made it successfully from one hospital to the other. Don’t know if they ended up surviving at the next hospital but I still thought it very interesting.

ECMO is firikkin scary. Ruined me on pediatric ICU forever.

ridge:

LMAOOOO

ridge:

LMAOOOO

tips for when you’re feeling uncomfortably full

byebyethinspo:

  • tell yourself that you have a cute tummy full of love
  • remind yourself that it’s going to be okay
  • take deep breaths, this won’t last forever
  • maybe do some gentle stretches
  • tell yourself that you are beautiful 
  • believe it too, or at least try right now because you’re great
  • remember that you’re doing wonderful things in this world!!
  • give yourself a hug, you’re super

kilo-by-kilo:

THIS IS SO RELEVANT

kilo-by-kilo:

THIS IS SO RELEVANT

mizzjade:

werexwolf:

paulyyyd-666:

radicalspiirit:

stunningpicture:

This is how I proposed to my girlfriend - she said yes!




Ohmuhgawd.

mizzjade:

werexwolf:

paulyyyd-666:

radicalspiirit:

stunningpicture:

This is how I proposed to my girlfriend - she said yes!

Ohmuhgawd.

kushandwizdom:

The good vibe

kushandwizdom:

The good vibe

queenkatiee:

sparklefairydust:

askthegrandhighboob:

fullofsinfullust:

zzazu:

trenzalord:

geometricdeathtrap:

pugsies:

PLEASE READ. WILL NOT HURT TO AND FORWARD. Kids are putting Drano, tin foil, and a little water in plastic drink bottles and capping it up - leaving it on lawns, in mail boxes, in gardens, on driveways etc. just waiting for you to pick it up intending to put it in the rubbish, but you’ll never make it!!!
If the bottle is picked up, and the bottle is shaken even just a little - in about 30 seconds or less it builds up enough gas which then explodes with enough force to remove some your extremities. The liquid that comes out is boiling hot as well. Don’t pick up any plastic bottles that may be lying in your yards or in the gutter, etc. Pay attention to this. A plastic bottle with a cap. A little Drano. A little water. A small piece of foil. Disturb it by moving it; and BOOM!! No fingers left and other serious effects to your face, eyes, etc. Please ensure that everyone that may not have email access are also informed of this. 
Snopes confirms.

I’ve dealt with these before. If you find one:
Do not touch it
Do not touch it
Clear the area around it. It will explode on its own in time.
Once it explodes, do not make contact with the liquid inside. If needed, flush it away with large amounts of water.
Do not try to detonate it. You’ll probably be disfigured.
I’ve seen what these can do. The acidic liquid inside can strip the paint off a car.

when i visited vancouver these were everywhere. it’s not a fucking joke they’re actually scary

Just a reminder that there are awful shitty people out there doing awful shitty things to everyone else

there was a bunch of these at disneyland

i found one in my back yard, when i let my dogs out, i pulled them back inside, took my cousins bb shotgun and shot it from a safe distance (i was in my house and shot from the screen door. When it went off, my family and neighbors came running to see if everything was ok. I told them what happened and to watch out for them. 
These things are not a joke! When we went to check the damage there was a fucking hole in the ground. The dirt in my yard is like CLAY.
This shit is bad news

PLEASE DON’T BE AN ASSHAT. PLEASE DON’T LEAVE BOMBS IN PEOPLE’S YARDS.


what the FUCK

queenkatiee:

sparklefairydust:

askthegrandhighboob:

fullofsinfullust:

zzazu:

trenzalord:

geometricdeathtrap:

pugsies:

PLEASE READ. WILL NOT HURT TO AND FORWARD.

Kids are putting Drano, tin foil, and a little water in plastic drink bottles
and capping it up - leaving it on lawns, in mail boxes, in gardens, on driveways etc. just waiting for you to pick it up intending to put it in the rubbish, but you’ll never make it!!!

If the bottle is picked up, and the bottle is shaken even just a little - in about 30 seconds or less it builds up enough gas which then explodes with enough force to remove some your extremities. The liquid that comes out is
boiling hot as well.

Don’t pick up any plastic bottles that may be lying in your yards or in the gutter, etc.

Pay attention to this. A plastic bottle with a cap. A little Drano. A little water. A small piece of foil.
Disturb it by moving it; and BOOM!! No fingers left and other serious effects to your face, eyes, etc.

Please ensure that everyone that may not have email access are also informed of this. 

Snopes confirms.

I’ve dealt with these before. If you find one:

  • Do not touch it
  • Do not touch it
  • Clear the area around it. It will explode on its own in time.
  • Once it explodes, do not make contact with the liquid inside. If needed, flush it away with large amounts of water.
  • Do not try to detonate it. You’ll probably be disfigured.

I’ve seen what these can do. The acidic liquid inside can strip the paint off a car.

when i visited vancouver these were everywhere. it’s not a fucking joke they’re actually scary

Just a reminder that there are awful shitty people out there doing awful shitty things to everyone else

there was a bunch of these at disneyland

i found one in my back yard, when i let my dogs out, i pulled them back inside, took my cousins bb shotgun and shot it from a safe distance (i was in my house and shot from the screen door. When it went off, my family and neighbors came running to see if everything was ok. I told them what happened and to watch out for them. 

These things are not a joke! When we went to check the damage there was a fucking hole in the ground. The dirt in my yard is like CLAY.

This shit is bad news

PLEASE DON’T BE AN ASSHAT. PLEASE DON’T LEAVE BOMBS IN PEOPLE’S YARDS.

what the FUCK

brienneoffarts:

I failed my TB Test today so I guess I have a touch of consumption. I also drank a jumbo margarita so I am druuuunk. #Wednesday