Mars requires nurses - page 2

I noticed on the news that NASA wants to establish a colony in about 30 to 40 years. I wonder how the nursing shortage will affect the colonies health status. But on the positive side a mars position... Read More

  1. by   pickledpepperRN
    Quote from imenid37
    As an OB nurse, I want to know who gives birth and how. Space nurse, that is so cool that you know all of this stuff. I am truly amazed. Just goes to prove there are some pretty diverse opportunities out there!
    I'm not an OB nurse but imagine giving birth in low gravity would have some similarity with a water birth.???

    How exciting it will be when the first baby is not born on Earth?

    I hope to be alive when that is top news for the day!
  2. by   royr
    I think that would be fun - It would be so nice to have little green pediatric pts that were not suffering from nausia! LOL
  3. by   pickledpepperRN
    People are too curious for it not to happen someday.
    Maybe in my lifetime. Or yours.
    When the Eagle landed the first human on the Moon my grandfather said, "I remember when the first sutomobile was news. I remember the Wright brothers flight in the newspaper. Now man is on the moon!"

    The Mars Society
    The Mars Society — The Mars Society
    Founding declaration - Founding Declaration of the Mars Society — The Mars Society
  4. by   Barb101
    Hi space nurse I noticed you mentioned all the physiological effects what about the behavioural differences. Who is going to monitor interplanitory sexual hangups or is that hang downs. lol sky blue great colour! dont forget to brush your teeth we should allways create a nice interplanitory welcome! Who knows we might need to ring home some day.
  5. by   PANurseRN1
    The last thing we need to do is try to habitate another planet. We've already trashed Earth; I doubt we'd suddently become responsible custodians of another.
  6. by   pickledpepperRN
    Quote from Barb101
    Hi space nurse I noticed you mentioned all the physiological effects what about the behavioural differences. Who is going to monitor interplanitory sexual hangups or is that hang downs. lol sky blue great colour! dont forget to brush your teeth we should allways create a nice interplanitory welcome! Who knows we might need to ring home some day.


    I think those on Freedom and the Mc Murdo Station, Antarctica would demonstrate the closest to some of the psychological issues.
    Those who traveled across oceans before air travel and telephones had isolation from their original home.
    Some would find it distressing that all space travelers need life support.

    Exploration is very different from colonization. I think some people would go for each.

    I don't doubt we humans will someday bring our sexual hang ups (downs?) to the solar system and eventually the stars if we survive as a species long enough.
    Some already wonder about weightlessness. :wink2: :imbar

    edited to add:
    What do we Earthlubbers know? It may have already happened.
    NSS Review: Sex in Space
    Last edit by pickledpepperRN on Dec 17, '06
  7. by   Barb101
    Woo Hoo what about clinical meetings how diverse could it be. I could imagine something along the lines of vet & med training plus more! I agree nursing is soooooooooo diverse & its great to have people such as space nurse to add & enlighten us. So please share some more info
  8. by   pickledpepperRN
    The National Space Society is an interesting resource. Local meetings in homes are fun.
    Many scientists and engineers are very happy to explain ideas and research to mere enthusiasts like me.
    Space Medicine

    They wouldn't need a suction machine on the space station or any off planet craft. Just engineer an outlet to the vacuum of space.
    I wouldn't want to be outside on a space walk during oral care!
    No not even with a suit.
  9. by   DolphinRN84
    Wow that would be so awesome. When I was younger I wanted to be an astronaut. That's still sort of a dream of mine, to go to space. That would be so awesome for us nurses to get the opportunity to go to Mars! Count me in!
  10. by   royr
    [QUOTE=spacenurse;1974896]People are too curious for it not to happen someday.
    Maybe in my lifetime. Or yours.
    When the Eagle landed the first human on the Moon my grandfather said, "I remember when the first sutomobile was news. I remember the Wright brothers flight in the newspaper. Now man is on the moon!"

    I watched the moon landing on TV - It has always amazed me that we managed to put a man on the moon before we put wheels on luggage. Kind of makes you doubt that it ever really happened outside of a TV studio. If it had - why have we never returned - and what happened to all that stuff we left behind when we did? I guess I will have to ask my little green pts when I get up there. Count me in - I am up for an adventure!
  11. by   pickledpepperRN
    Here is Santa delivering gifts to a future human colony on the Moon :icon_lol:
  12. by   Barb101
    wonder what the physical examination would be like ???
  13. by   Barb101
    Does christmas exist on mars???

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