So my kid's big toe was swollen and red. No big deal. But then it in a short time it got so swollen it was hard! I brought her to the E.R immediately. I was running through all kinds of scenarios of what is going on, and what could happen. Definitely an infection, but thinking what if its so bad it causes cellular death and necrosis takes over her toe or foot! My paranoia actually paid off, the Dr said she has cellulitis, and the infection was already causing streaking up to her ankle. Of course now I am thinking she could go into sepsis or it can travel to her heart, and all kind of things. Anyone else experiencing this after staring nursing school? This is only my first semester!! I feel like I will be diagnosing everyone now!
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After taking care of my first MRSA/C. diff/pseudomonas patient, I'm suspiciously watching all the little cuts I have on my hands. Even though I was gloved, gowned and masked. Better watchful than septic!
YEP! I gave myself a papercut and had a bunch of iso rooms the other night. I always tape my little cuts up with Tegaderm
It survives the hand washings. I get paranoid about stuff like that but I don't go to the doc unless I am on my deathbed. That goes for my fiancee too lol
Last edit by bigsick_littlesick on Feb 10, '13
: Reason: Added more context to make more sense. I'm tired.