I DO own candy cane earrings though! I’ll probably just stick with those.
Working night shift isn’t the worst thing in the world but it comes pretty close. like top 10.
Back in 1995, a NASA research group studied the effects of caffeine, benzedrine, marijuana, and chloral hydrate on European garden spiders. Their research was based off German pharmacologist P. N. Witt who began looking at drug effects on spiders back in 1948.
Now, I do NOT condone animal testing, but I found it interesting how the various drugs resulted in webs that weren’t even close to normal.
-Spiders given marijana weaved about half their web and then lost interest in the project and quit.
(all images below found HERE).
-Those given Benzedrine (an amphetamine) spun webs faster but left gaping holes. It’s spun very erratically.
-With Caffeine, the spiders weren’t capable of putting together more than a few threads.
–Chloral hydrate (ingredient in sedatives) made the spiders fall asleep shortly after they started!
A French designer, Guillaume Lehoux, was inspired by the study and created these:
ps. I also write articles for LAfamily.com. This week I wrote about my recent trip to LA!
Hey all you nurse bloggers out there,
Here’s the theme for October’s link-up!
Renee and I LOVE hosting these every month and bonding with other nurses out there!
If you couldn’t tell from the title, we’re going to talk about a fall or near-fall experience with a patient. Or if you want to talk about the time you tripped and fell while wearing your new danskos, that’s cool too.
It’s October, month of all things scary, and there’s NOTHING that gets your adrenaline going then hearing a bed alarm or finding your unsteady patient with their legs over the side of the bed.
I’ve got like 3 stories I’m trying to choose from and I KNOW you guys have had similar experiences.
grab a button and let’s tell scary stories on Oct 9th, ok?
*stick figure drawings to illustrate your story are strongly encouraged.
Happy Tuesday, friends!
A couple weeks ago, I was contacted by the people at medicalscrubscollection.com and was asked to review of pair of their new Cherokee Workwear Stretch scrubs. I was happy to oblige, seeing how I wear scrubs 3 or more days a week. A nurse can never have too many pairs of scrubs.
I’ve actually grown quite fond of them over the years.
I feel for people who have to wear heels or ties to work. You poor souls.
Also, check out their Facebook page, they have a labor day promotion coming up.
ready to get your brain juices flowing?
here are the questions Renee and I will be using for the Q&A link-up next week! Nurses and nursing students, please join us!!
1. Where do you see yourself and your nursing practice in 10 years?
2. What was your first doctor confrontation like? (or most memorable, if you can’t remember the first)
3. Which would you rather: heavy GI bleed patient, trach patient with copious secretions, a projectile vomitter, or a patient with a colostomy bag that will NOT stay on? (spell check is telling me vomitter isn’t a word)
4. If you could warn your patients to avoid one thing from the hospital menu, what would it be?
5. Do you have a nurse idol? If so, who and why?
6. If you could push one piece of medical equipment out the window, which one would it be?
7. What do look forward to MOST when you go to work? (or clinical?)
8. What body system intimidates you most? (neuro, cardio, respiratory, GI, GU, Musculoskeletal, integumentary, endocrine? did I miss any?)
9. What advice would you give to someone who is considering the nursing profession?
10. If you hadn’t become a nurse, what would you have done?
Optional: you can VLOG your answers, if you want! (you know we all love hearing what bloggers sound like) But we won’t make Renee do it, since she used all her guts to record this adorable one)
Alrighty ladies! That’s it. I’m excited to hear answers next week!
This is what the front door at the hospital looks like at 3am.
Renee and I will have 10 nursing related (and not so nursing related) questions for you to answer.
**(if you have any questions in mind, you can leave them in the comments or e-mail me!)**
UPDATE: Casey was asking when the questions will be posted. I’ll put them up next Tuesday, so that’ll give everyone a week to get their answers ready. deal?
Click here to see past link-ups!
We were never so thankful to be on dry land again at the end of our honeymoon. Overall, we enjoyed the experience and we’ve talked about going on another cruise someday… but it’s still too soon.
And I tell all my bride-to-be friends about a little thing called honeymoon cystitis in the hope they won’t have to find out about it the hard way.
oh. and always make sure to pee after sex, ladies. It’s good to flush out any bacteria that gets up where it shouldn’t be. UTI are no fun either.
that is all.