Blue skin

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    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 blue as well. Turns out he was playing shuffleboard out in the Florida sun, with a brand new polo shirt on, blue in colour. Crisis averted.
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    It's a good thing it wasn't a grey-haired lady who used one of those bluish hair rinses or the diagnosis would've been further delayed! lol!
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    Quote from nursel56
    It's a good thing it wasn't a grey-haired lady who used one of those bluish hair rinses or the diagnosis would've been further delayed! lol!
    We call those stylish ladies "blue hairs".
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    Had a third-party caller call 911 for one of our town drinkers who was out in the cold/rain ... "His hands are blue!" EMS brought him in, and sure enough ... he'd had his hands in the pockets of his new blue jeans that got wet in the rain. The blue came right off with some alcohol, and not the drinking kind! Hahaha.
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    Ever see someone turn blue from taking colloidal silver?
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    That's hilarious. I hope this happens to me one day! In the pt history, pt states he was wearing a blue shirt yesterday! :P
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    Don't let NANDA hear about this situation, or they'll come up with some lame nursing diagnosis for it.
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    Lol I'm sure you'll remember this case for awhile..... Ivanna
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    Too funny! LOL! Thanks for sharing.
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    Quote from ~*Stargazer*~
    Ever see someone turn blue from taking colloidal silver?
    Yes.......once, very impressive! I had recently seen someone on TV with it so when I told the ED MD we all laughed.....who knew TV would actually yeild useable information.
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