Do you ever check yourself? - page 4
One thing I love about working at a hospital is that I can check my own vitals, and with the modern equipment, its quick and easy. Does anyone check their vitals everyday like I do? Like BP, and... Read More
Aug 1, '02Occupation: ER RN Specialty: ER,ICU,L&D,OR,ETC ; Joined: May '01; Posts: 5,588; Likes: 566Howdy yall
from deep in the heat of texas
I dont check. I figure as long as Im alive, I aint gonna worry about it.
Aug 1, '02Joined: Apr '02; Posts: 38,755; Likes: 16,278gosh last thing i would do is check my b/p at work? bound to be a bit high,lol. and blood sugars? when iwas pg, i had "borderline gest DM" which i controlled by diet. i used to spot check my sugars at work before the machines were coded to charge patients hospital record numbers. nowadays, cannot do that. oh well.
Aug 1, '02Occupation: ER RN Joined: Jun '01; Posts: 142; Likes: 25The first thing I thought of when I saw the title of this thread was monthly breast exams for women, and testicluar exams for men... LOL. Poor Mario, always thinking.
I do'nt have to worry about trying to do procedures on myself, docs keep doing them FOR me! in the past 14 months, I've had 8-10 CT scans, 5 MRI's, 3 ultrasounds, an LP under flouroscopy, 2 surgeries, and so much labwork, they now have a permanent scar to aim for in my AC. LOL I'd be MORE than happy to pass on some of these procedures to you, Mario!!! psst, you can have the co-pays, too...hehe
Aug 1, '02Joined: Oct '01; Posts: 194; Likes: 5Originally posted mario_ragucci My fantasy wish is for someone to let me stay in the sleep lab overnight hooked up to all the leads I could be hooked to. To be woken up by the echo-cardiologist whod do an ultra sound and doppler right on the spot as soon as I wake up.
You would be a clinical trial co-ordinator's dream subject! Clinical trials often need healthy volunteers as control subjects. I have had MRI's and bone densities in the name of research, didn't hurt, learned something new and contributed to science all in one.Last edit by disher on Aug 1, '02
Aug 1, '02Occupation: Nurse Clinician/Case Manager Specialty: 20 year(s) of experience in Pediatric Rehabilitation ; From: US ; Joined: Mar '01; Posts: 2,830; Likes: 67yeah..'bout drove myself crazy checking my temp at work a few months ago..
didn't feel so good one night, so checked my temp..102.6 tympanic...
well, long story short and hundreds of tympanic checks with the therm's at work,..
I always read high on the tympanics at work, but not the one at home or in my doc's office..the tympanics at work don't correlate with axillary or oral at work either...
soooo, i've quit checkin' myself @ work!
Aug 2, '02Occupation: RN Joined: Oct '01; Posts: 911; Likes: 4I checked my vitals as well. And even check the mucos membrane of the pupil and also I checked the haemoglobin level as to be sure.
The last time 5 years when i was pregnant, we had an ultrasound and I used it to check how the baby lie is it oblique or longtitudinal, head first or breech.
I was with another nurse once and put the probe in my abdomen while standing and the nurse streak with laughter and was very curious to see the baby's heart beating and see it moving and try to check if it's a girl or boy and we detected that it's female.
Coming from a mosquito country hahahha(high malaria rate) I used to check if the spleen is palpable as well.
Aug 2, '02Occupation: a just a nurse contemplating the nature of my career..... Joined: Oct '01; Posts: 2,344; Likes: 21not that this was a planned thing, but once i knew I was not going to lose my eyesight with my dx of acute narrow angle glaucoma....
I was so interested in what my actual perception of my vision was and to what the actual visual fields and the actual pressure of my eyes were.....and are..........
science is such a cool thing..............
duhhhhhhh' ..........do i sound twelve here.....
science is such a cool thing.......
Aug 3, '02Occupation: licensed practical nurse on a CSU/Medical floor Joined: Apr '01; Posts: 278; Likes: 7mario
you're rather....................different........, aren't you. :uhoh21:
Aug 3, '02Occupation: ER RN Specialty: ER,ICU,L&D,OR,ETC ; Joined: May '01; Posts: 5,588; Likes: 566Howdy yall
from deep in the heat of texas
Im glad Im not the only one to thilnk this also leesonlpn
Aug 3, '02Occupation: licensed practical nurse on a CSU/Medical floor Joined: Apr '01; Posts: 278; Likes: 7something eerie this way comes