Archive for June, 2013

Deal Dash, review

June 30, 2013

I visit a major auction sites frequently for our forensic nursing office supplies. Another auction site, Deal Dash caught my attention recently. There are two reasons Deal Dash is pulling me away from my major auction site. 1) There are no reserve prices and everything must be sold. 2) Deal Dash ships all of it items for zero cost.

One thing I am afraid of is that when more people find out about Deal Dash, this will lead to an increase in bidders. With an increase in bidders, there would be an increase in the final bid amounts. Hopefully, the owners of Deal Dash will provide duplicate products to keep the final bid amounts low.

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County Nurse Coroner

June 26, 2013

Our evening supervisor is leaving our facility because she is going to be our county nurse coroner. Nurse death examiners work for the medical examiner and investigate the circumstances of a death before the body can be released. Nurse coroners can perform death investigations, as well as issue death certificates, a responsibility that differentiates them from nurse death investigators. This nurse is excited to begin her new career. She gets to use nursing in a new light. The nursing process is always the same- assess, diagnose, plan, implement, evaluate. She will just be using these procedures in the after life. She will gain new assessment skills from the head to toe exam. She will not be able to ask questions so will have to rely on what the body can tell her. How interesting is that? I someday think I might be interested in that. I do have a major concern. That is getting shot at with a gun or stabbed with a knife. I feel safe when armed officers are present. Another thing that helps me feel safe is when I wear ballistic armor. The agency that I work for must have and buy Teflon fabric armor.

These boots made a difference

June 19, 2013

A co-worker and I were assigned to assess the death of a man in the middle of winter. Neither one of us had a desire to go up into the mountain. But, we both went. 

It was 30 degrees below zero and snowing that morning. The snowfall the previous night was 12 inches. We left our comfortable office and traveled a whole hour by jeep. After we parked our vehicle, there was another hour of travel by foot. I was glad I was wearing my comfortable boots for women. I could not tell what my co-worker was wearing. His footwear was completely covered by snow as was mines. 

When we made it to the remote cabin, we shook the snow and ice off our footwear. My feet were warm and not tired. I was amazed because that was the first time I wore the boots on a field call. The boots arrived in the mail only 2 weeks before the cabin assignment. My co-worker had a different reaction to the one-hour trek. He had to immediately rest and massage his feet once we reached the cabin. 

When we finished our assessment at the accident scene, my co-worker jokingly asked to exchange foot ware.

Heat Exhaustion: More Dangerous than Many May Realize

June 18, 2013

Every summer, there are many people who suffer from varying forms of heat exhaustion. While the symptoms may not be life threatening, continued progression of heat can lead to heat stroke – which can cause brain damage or other heat related injury to internal organs. This doesn’t mean that you risk heat stroke if you break a sweat working outside in the yard. However, heat exhaustion could be a precursor to a more serious problem if not dealt with.

1. Dizziness – A number of bad situations can be caused by getting dizzy from too much heat. If your automobile doesn’t have air conditioning and it is over 100-degrees Fahrenheit outside, you could easily turn that vehicle into a speeding death trap. If you ever feel dizzy, it is time to sit down and stop whatever it is you are doing.

2. Fainting – Another potentially hazardous symptom of heat exhaustion is fainting. Overheating yourself could cause you to faint regardless of what you’re doing. There is usually very little warning before you simply drop to the ground.

3. Nausea – Sometimes being nauseated from heat exhaustion could be misdiagnosed as a simply stomach flu. However, stomach flu usually doesn’t go away by dropping your body temperature. If it is hot outside and you feel nauseous, take a cool bath and see if it goes away.

4. Headaches – Suffering from headaches is a common symptom of heat exhaustion. Usually, you can deal with the headaches by drinking more water and saturating yourself. It is always better to drink water when it is hot as opposed to other beverages that need to be metabolized for useful materials within your body.

5. Muscle Cramps – Although cramping may not be a sickening or otherwise debilitating condition, some can hit so hard that you cringe in agony for a few minutes. This is another signifier that adding more water to your diet could be greatly beneficial.

6. Rapid Heartbeat – An increased pulse could be a dangerous instance for those suffering from heat exhaustion. If you suffer from high blood pressure as it is, subjecting yourself to such extreme conditions could become fatal or cause severe damage to your heart. As soon as you feel your pulse begin to escalate, it is time to cool yourself down.

7. Urine Sample – If your urine is a dark yellow color, this is a signifier of dehydration. If this is discovered in the morning, it could be a warning that any physical activity today could be dangerous unless you drink more water.

Treatment: Essentially, treating heat exhaustion means to cool your body by any means necessary. This means removing any tight clothing, taking a cool bath, ice wrapped in towels, air conditioning, and above all, drink more water. Keepingyourself hydrated during the hottest months of the year can stave off heat exhaustion unless the heat is simply unbearable.

Too many people have tried to “tough it out” while working manual labor jobs in the scorching heat. Some of us were simply not built physiologically to sustain specific temperature variations. This has nothing to do with being macho, but it has to do with genetics. Pushing yourself too hard in the Sun can cause a life altering complication that could become fatal. Take care of your bodies this summer and work smarter, not harder.

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Worship Lyric Videos with Instrumental Music, comment

June 11, 2013

Today, I noticed that Healthcare & Professional Video Resources announced they could provide instrumental music to our church lyric videos. This is fantastic. Sometimes our worship group wants to sing the vocal part in our unique way. This is especially true with our teenagers.

The example that the blog has posted is with the use of organ instrumental music. This is perfect for us. We have an organ at our church but we do not always have an organist.

I appreciate the efforts made by Healthcare & Professional Video Resources to provide legal and appropriate Christian worship music. As a forensic nurse, I want our church to follow the laws especially in regards to copyrights and digital rights management.

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