Keep Calm and Love Nursing
Just a friendly reminder that at times, it’s really tough, but in the end it’s worth it.
I have to keep reminding myself this daily!
Keep Calm and Survive Nursing SCHOOL!! #NursingStudent
Happy #NursesWeek!!! May 6th-12th, 2012 #Nurses are the heart and soul of the medical profession!
LOL!!! I love this so much!! #SoTrue!
Except you can’t show a topless woman on TV - and you can’t defibrillate a woman in a bra. So victims of heart attacks on TV are *always* male. Did you know that a woman having a heart attack is more likely to have back or jaw pain than chest or left arm pain? I didn’t - because I’ve never seen a woman having a heart attack. I’ve been trained in CPR and Advanced First Aid by the Red Cross over 15 times in my life, the videos and booklets always have a guy and say the same thing about clutching his chest and/or bicep.
And people laugh when I tell them women are still invisible in this world.
Things I did not know, but should.
They put up some awesome billboards in austin a few months ago showing the signs of a heart attack that women will feel. And I know they were effective because I was in the car when mando saw the billboard and said “Man I had no idea women had different symptoms for heart attacks!”
Way to go city of mine :)
Even better? A woman having all the “classic” (read: male) symptoms of heart attack is more than twice as likely to be sent home from the ER than to be checked out, EKGed, and examined.
Because we’re just hormone-addled hysterics. :-(
You need to add that a woman having a heart attack may complain of indigestion. I had a patient suffer a major heart attack & die because our nursing staff thought she just had heart burn.
I second the motion
If you’re a nurse, you’ve been there. You’re in report and all of the sudden you’re being drilled about your patient. You’re not incompetent. You know what you’re doing. You’ve been providing excellent care all day long. Your patient is safe, medicated, skin intact and NOT DEAD. Yet all of the…