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071913 | Asystole

Posted in Nursing Adventure with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 20, 2013 by nursemihoko

 

When do you use a defibrillator?

 

Answer:

A defibrillator is primarily used for two conditions, Ventricular Fibrillation (V-Fib) and Ventricular Tachycardia (V-Tach). V-Fib is when the heart basically twitches and V-Tach is when it beats too fast to actually move blood. A defibrillator will NOT work if there is no electrical rhythm. If the heart is not beating and has no electrical activity at all (Asystole) then contrary to what happens in the movies, using a defibrillator would be pointless. In this situation, the only thing that can possibly “bring the patient back” is full life-support and cardiac drugs.SOURCE: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/When_do_you_use_a_defibrillator

I was assigned in the ICU last night, PM shift. We had one patient admitted at exactly 11am in the E.R yesterday and was transferred to the ICU at 12noon. A code blue responded at exactly 3:00pm when the patient’s in cardiac arrest. Unfortunately, the patient died at 3:53pm with the final diagnosis of Cardiogenic Shock.

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Balloon, a loving life force

Posted in MY RANDOM THOUGHTS, Photos, TUMBLR with tags , , , , on December 16, 2012 by nursemihoko

A little helium can lift not just a balloon but also your heart and your spirit. I really love balloons. I don’t know why but I can feel a life force from within Balloons, a loving life force, maybe it’s my love for them that brings them to life within my heart. ❤

Love is where you are…

Posted in POETRY with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 9, 2012 by nursemihoko

Magic in your eyes, sparkling through mine..

Your smile that flashes light, it’s like sunshine in the sky.

You color my dark side with your paintings that are so nice…

You ask me what’s my favorite shade, it’s you I said.

It’s like I’m dreaming in the night,

For a brave like you my knight.

Hope is where my heart,

The heart is where my love

Love is where you are.