- Matt swallowed all the tiles from his Scrabble set. Doctors said the problem will work itself out, but not in so many words. #
Archive for February, 2009
My sister Barbara, a student nurse, was walking down the hall when she smelled a fould odor coming from the surgical unit’s kitchenette. Upon investigation, she found a classmate heating a bowel movement in a pan upon the stove.
When Barbara asked, “What are you doing?” the classmate replied, “The patient’s Kardex said warm stool to lab.
by Donna Trim, RN, M
If Massachusetts researchers are right, diabetics around the world may soon be racing to a tattoo parlor near you — so they can be stuck with a needle LESS often!
Using nano-technology, researchers at Draper Labs are developing a tattoo ink that changes color based on glucose levels within the skin, eliminating the need for most painful blood sugar testing.
That’s great news — but here, at JNJ, we don’t want the research to stop with tattooes for diabetics. Here’s some other ideas we’d like to see developed, utilizing the power of ink . Then we could assess our patients instantly, just by glancing at their arms and ‘reading’ what they pictures tell us. (more…)