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Woke up with something very painful under my top eyelash on my right eye and its hurting my iris i tried everyithing to get it out from washing it out flipping my eyelash upside down eyedropw everything and nothing works please help it feel like som one stuck a needle in my eye Edit: i cant blink or it will hurts. And im trying to cry so my tears can wash it out its just not working my eyes are bloodshot

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Trying to think of things to read so I'll be as prepared as possible; I haven't taken care of a child patient in a while. So far I know I'm gonna read up on asthma, URIs, ear infections, and fevers in infants. Thanks in advance.

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I am a physician writing a book for parents and one chapter will be ‘when to take your child to the ER’. I have a list compiled, but thought maybe the community might have some thoughts as well.

Please share your opinion. Thank you.

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I work as a physician in a busy, large trauma center in the USA. For the most part, ultrasound guided IVs are placed by physicians in our ER. The frequency with which ultrasound IVs are being requested seems to be increasing over the years. Generally, one is needed every other shift, but it is not unusual for a shift to occur where a physician is placing anywhere between 2-3 US guided PIVs.

The latest research shows nursing vs. physician US IVs have the same success rate with similar complications. I'm happy to place one in an unstable patient, but in order to maximize efficiency, I feel as though physicians placing peripheral IVs is an area where significant improvement can be made.

Just curious about the policies regarding US guided IVs at other hospital systems and whether this is a similar issue.

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Does anyone department have issues with equipment stocking? In our department, we have monitors in rooms and on wheels with leads, BP cuffs, and O2 probes. The issue is that this equipment never seems to be where it's supposed to be. For example, each monitor has 3 sized cuffs, leads, and a probe and at 7am this is all stocked and by 3pm there's 1 cuff and nothing else. If every monitor is stocked the same, where does the equipment go? How does your unit keep all of the equipment where it is needed while keeping to a reasonable budget? We check the floors for possible equipment that mistakenly goes up with patients daily but don't typically find much.

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I am looking for input on how to handle situations where the police bring in a patient that is under arrest and en route to jail states suicidal ideation.

I am a nurse in a rural hospital where this has happened on a few occasions. We do not have psych available for consult. Our closest mental health facility is two hours away and will not take patients who are under arrest.

Essentially we are handcuffed to these patients until we can make a case that they are not suicidal and can be cleared for jail which leaves a lot of gray area for interpretation.

I have performed a phq-9 and Columbia on these patients and it is obvious that they answer the questions with the intent of getting the highest score possible.

This situation presents much differently than those who claim chest pain when under arrest and can be cleared through cardiac enzymes and ekg analysis because it is so subjective.

How would your facility handle this?

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Hey everyone, I posted before about a project I was working on and I got some great responses. To everyone who DM'd me or replied thank you so much. I have saved all of your stories and look forward to representing them as the series progresses.

I have made a survey that will help collect and organize any further responses.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/65GL9KY

If you wouldn't mind taking a moment to participate, I would be very grateful.

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