Inspired by an ask today (from conejitozombi), I’ve compiled a list of popular movies, books and television shows about Nursing, Psychology and Medicine. Please inbox me if you have something awesome to add!
This list is just awesome!
Nowadays there is a fad against vaccines which is having a significant repercussion on public health. Of course they have some side effects, but we can’t forget the benefits they provide us (bigger than the damages). This graphic depicts the importance of some them.
Earrings and necklaces of dopamine and serotonine.
Although I promised myself not to buy more stickers (because I have too much) I haven’t been able to help buying these ones. God, they are so cute!!
Are you familiar with Coursera?
It’s a popular webesite that provides free MOOCs (Massive Open Online Course) in a wide range of fields. This is by far the best discovery I made last year. I’m about to start a course called Vital Signs: Understanding What the Body is Telling Us. I encorage you to discover this website and do some of its interesting courses.
Extravasation of parenteral nutrition solution
Parenteral nutrition (a solution of lipids, carbohydrates and amino acids for intravenous administration) is usually administered through a central venous catheter (in a large vein in the neck/upper chest).
In this case parenteral nutrition was administered through an 18 gauge IV catheter in the forearm which became dislodged and released the solution into the tissue around it.
Because of the high osmolarity (molecyle concentration), parenteral-nutrition solution can irritate to the tissues and cause blistering or even tissue death (necrosis) depending on the infusion site, rate of administration, solution composition, and total osmolarity.
Read the case at NEJM