DIESELOTHERAPY

Apr 23

post-mitotic:

lymph vessels
nobody seems to care much about these guys, yet your arm would swell up without them — there’s just enough net fluid leak from capillaries to cause problems in the absence of another set of pipes to return that transudate to the circulatory system
let’s have a little respect for lymphatics
colored SEM, 27x
credit: Susumu Nishinaga

post-mitotic:

lymph vessels

nobody seems to care much about these guys, yet your arm would swell up without them — there’s just enough net fluid leak from capillaries to cause problems in the absence of another set of pipes to return that transudate to the circulatory system

let’s have a little respect for lymphatics

colored SEM, 27x

credit: Susumu Nishinaga

“We now know that 24 hours without sleep, or a week of sleeping four or five hours a night induces an impairment equivalent to a blood alcohol level of .1 percent. We would never say, ‘This person is a great worker! He’s drunk all the time!’ yet we continue to celebrate people who sacrifice sleep for work.” — Insights from the doctor who coaches athletes on sleep. Pair with the science of what actually happens while you sleep and how it affects your every waking hour. More on sleep here. (via medicalschool)

(via emtinthe203)

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When a patient sneezes on you

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americaninfographic:

Night, night

americaninfographic:

Night, night

(via medicalexamination)

Apr 22

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tastefullyoffensive:

One star. [x]

tastefullyoffensive:

One star. [x]

emt-monster:

nurse-on-duty:

Ectopia cordis

It’s a congenital malformation in which the heart is abnormally located either partially or totally outside of the thorax. The ectopic heart can be found along a spectrum of anatomical locations, including the neck, chest, or abdomen. In most cases, the heart protrudes outside the chest through a split sternum

emt-monster:

nurse-on-duty:

Ectopia cordis

It’s a congenital malformation in which the heart is abnormally located either partially or totally outside of the thorax. The ectopic heart can be found along a spectrum of anatomical locations, including the neck, chest, or abdomen. In most cases, the heart protrudes outside the chest through a split sternum

(via nursingisinmyblood)

4% of Canadian Paramedics make it to retirement.... FOUR PERCENT! -

paramedicine:

This figure is far too small!

For my readers: What are the retirement rates like in your country? If higher, what do you think has contributed to the number?

(Source: medicsix)

Tips For Trauma Pros: Seat Belt Sign

regionstraumapro:

We see seat belt signs at our trauma center with some regularity. There are plenty of papers out there that detail the injuries that occur and the need for a low threshold for surgically exploring these patients. I have not been able to find specific management guidelines, and want to share some tidbits I have learned over the years. Yes, this is based on anecdotal experience, but it’s the best we have right now.

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Tips for trauma professionals:

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Apr 20

How Nursing Students leave the bathroom

kamikaze-nurse:

Everybody like,

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(via artsciencenursing)

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scienceyoucanlove:

The cervical spinal cordBy removing the rear arches of the neck (cervical) vertebra and the fibrous covering (dura) over the spinal cord one sees the cervical spinal cord and its nerves. The blood vessels nourishing the cord and vertebral column and the origin of the cord from the brain are clearly shown.Read more: http://bit.ly/1le0rnD
source 

scienceyoucanlove:

The cervical spinal cord

By removing the rear arches of the neck (cervical) vertebra and the fibrous covering (dura) over the spinal cord one sees the cervical spinal cord and its nerves. The blood vessels nourishing the cord and vertebral column and the origin of the cord from the brain are clearly shown.

Read more: http://bit.ly/1le0rnD

source 

(via nursingisinmyblood)