Blue skin - page 2
by thelema13 | 3,624 Views | 17 Comments
So a pt came in with report of cyanosis from waist up. Pt is talking and walking fine, 97% on room air, no pain or change in mental status. The triage nurse is freaking out, but something isn't right. I notice some of his hair is... Read More
- 3Jan 12, '12 by merleeI have always planned on being a little old lady with blue hair, but here I am, almost 60, and I'm still doing it auburn. When am I officially old enough to go for the blue???
And I remember that blue-skinned man who made the news a few years ago. Looked exactly like Papa Smurf, beard and all!!
- 9Jan 12, '12 by ChristinPJust goes to show you - you have to look at the whole picture!
reminds me of a situation with a 5 y/o who c/o head pain and there were tears. Her teacher brought her down to our nurses office and my RN wanted me do a everything from a temp to a neuro check. The mom in me took one look at her and I knew pig tails were too tight. LOL
I did enjoy the big hug and thank-you from that little girl. One of my favorite nursing moments.
- 3Jan 12, '12 by Purple_ScrubsI've told the story on the school nursing forum about the asthmatic student rushed into my office by the teacher who exclaimed "his lips are blue!" in a state of panic. The student stood there calmly bewildered. I looked him over and asked "have you been chewing on your pen?" First time in my career that a wet washcloth was all I needed to cure an "asthma attack".
I did have to congratulate the teacher for actually reading my care plan for him!
- 2Jan 12, '12 by silverbat, ASN, RNBack, about a million years ago, when we put blue food dye in GT feedings, I worked in a hospital, and nursing home resident came in with all over skin that was a very delicate shade of blue.... diagnosis, TOO much food dye in tube feedings!!!!LOL