I truly dislike labels. I may be HIV positive but HIV doesn’t define me. Once people learn of my diagnosis, they act like they need to walk on eggshells. I know what they’re thinking: Christ, that guy is going to die. But, unbeknownst to them, I feel pretty good.
Sure, I have HIV, but I can walk, talk, and even make love. I’m alive, and plan to live for a very, very longtime.
So I thought I’d write about chest tubes this week because I had a patient with two chest tubes and was post removal of a pericardial tube also. Not only that, but a colleague had a young pt in his 20′s whose chest tube popped out on the same day! Needless to say I thought it would be a great topic to cover. I’ll break it into three postings
Firstly, chest tubes aren’t as scary as they appear: sure, they are stuck in someones chest but there are many different reasons for a chest tube so knowing a thorough background on your pt is very important.
The procedure for placing chest tubes is called a Thoracostomy.
Our ally Dan Savage, most recently thought of for his boycott of Russian Vodka, has been recently, been interviewed by Radio Free Europe to discuss his views and actions regarding the treatment of the LBGT population inPutin’sRussia. Savage has now turned his focus to the brutal crackdown on LGBT rights in Russia. In an interview with RFE/RL correspondent Daisy Sindelar, Savage talks about vodka boycotts, the Sochi Olympics, and what Russian activists can do to fight back against a rising tide of violence and repressive laws. More after the jump….
On March 24, 1998, I found out I was HIV positive. In the back of my mind, I knew I most likely had the virus. At the time, I was fairly promiscuous and lived life without restraint. I enjoyed sex and made love to anyone and everyone anytime I had the chance.
It’s scary when you find out you’re HIV positive. I remember leaving the clinic, tears running down my cheeks. I wanted to pinch myself and wake up, wishing my diagnoses was just a bad dream.
As a nurse, I come across strange medications weekly. In nursing school, you
learn the basics, devoting most of your time to widely used medications, e.g. Warfarin, Lasix, Metoprolol, etc.
If you’re a nursing student, maybe you’ll learn something new; if you’re a veteran, learn it or leave it.
I’m not going to waste my time and double dip and spit out detailed medication data; I prefer not to reinvent the wheel; if you’re interested in learning more, take a quick glance and skim the sites below. I’ll put the information on your plate, but you must choose to eat it.
I am looking for someone that can handle my business errands during his or her spare time(I own an Art Gallery)
I need your service because I am constantly traveling abroad to support the charity Organization. We work in over 190 countries helping children survive, protecting them from harm and getting them to school.
Manage my business errands today and earn yourself not less than $600weekly. You are not required to travel abroad or inter state. Your errands are simple and straight
1. Receive my mail and Drop them off at the post office or shipping center.
2. Pick up my items at your nearby post office at your convenience.
3. When you get my mail or package, you would mail all items to where I want them shipped. All expenses and shipping charges will be covered by me.
The contents of the packages are mostly art materials and paintings. In addition, there will be clothing I need for business and personal letters. No heavy packages is involved
please read the employment requirements listed below.