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“Can I still tweet and get on facebook when I’m in labor? I mean, like, are cell phones allowed at the hospital?”
Pregnant patient’s first question about the labor process (via wayfaringmd) I had no desire what so freakin ever to even touch my phone while I was in labor. I think I sent a whole like three texts while I was in labor and that was because people were asking me questions. (via nursingmonkeymomma) (via nursingmonkeymomma)
Pregnant patient’s first question about the labor process
I had no desire what so freakin ever to even touch my phone while I was in labor. I think I sent a whole like three texts while I was in labor and that was because people were asking me questions.
Ventricular Tachycardia (V-Tach)
Ventricular Tachycardia is a dysrhythmia that usually originates from a single site within the ventricles at a rate greater than 100 bpm. The QRS complex is wide, bizarre and >0.12 seconds. As the heart rate increases, the ventricles do not have the opportunity to completely empty and refill. Therefore, cardiac output is decreased and adequate amounts of blood are not circulated to vital organs. Once the heart rate exceeds 160 impulses per minute, there is usually no effective pumping action of the heart and the patient presents with PULSELESS V-Tach. This patient requires immediate defibrillation. It is possible to have a pulse with V-Tach, however this will degrade into a life threatening dysrhythmia if left untreated.
Ventricular Fibrillation (V-Fib)
With V-Fib there are many impulses initiated from many locations within the ventricles. As a result the cardiac output is nonexistent and the patient will not have a pulse. The fibrillation may be fine or course waves. As the amplitude of fibrillation waves decreases so does the chance of successful defibrillation and reorganization of a viable perfusing rhythm.
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“Nurses crave silence at the end of the long day. Void of ventilator bings, cardiac monitoring alarms, beeping IV pumps, PT’s & families shouting, telephones ringing insistently, rolling squeaky carts, amid dozens of extraneous noises. Most of all, nobody shouting out the nurse’s name every five minutes. Who knew the sound of your own name could be so damn annoying? Ahhh, the sweet bliss of uninterrupted silence at the end of the day.”
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