you know why they make jokes about chuck norris and not bruce lee? because bruce lee ain’t no joke..
two fingers yo
When my 300lb patient didn’t want me to use the lift to move them
"Well sir, I don’t get a Purple Heart if I throw out my back! And since the hospital installed these lifts I’m supposed to use, I won’t get workmans comp either!"
How I feel after 4 12 hour shifts in a row
how I wear art is none of your business
"The difference between people with tattoos and people without tattoos is that people with tattoos don’t give a shit if you don’t have any."
To his friend…
Oh hey apparently some of my urgent care patients have been visiting the comic book store down the street.
Just realized that I’ve become one of the go-to nurses for difficult IV sticks and NG tubes. That feels good. ☺️
My tips for IV starts is to be confident. When you get blood return, push a smidge more and lower your angle a little bit before you advance the catheter. If they have fragile veins or you have trouble advancing, don’t use a tourniquet/pop it as soon as you get a blood return.
I let Salem tubes sit in a warm blanket while I’m setting up. Makes them more flexible so it’s way more comfortable for the patient and won’t make them bleed as much if they’re on a heparin drip. If a flexiflo/cortrak keeps popping out of their mouth instead of dropping into their stomach (so annoying!), put the end of it in a cup of ice water to stiffen it before inserting it.
My favorite person
THIS AVOCADO IS FURIOUS