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T-Wave has 12 years experience as a RN and specializes in Ophthalmology.

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  1. Hi TNbutterfly,

    I noticed that in listed specialties, it says "disaster nursing".  How would you define disaster nursing and what sort of training does this involve?


    Best regards,


  2. Thanks tnbutterfly - Mary! I didn't know you could do that! Stay Happy, Stay Healthy, Stay COVID-19 free T-Wave
  3. Hi All, I hope you and your loved ones are happy, healthy and nCV-19 free. Looking for updated information on novel Corona virus-19 formite survival times? And does anyone know how the virus lasted/ survived on the Princess cruise ship? Lastly, my family has heard that the virus likes to stick to clothes and hair. has anyone heard anything about virus viability on clothes, hair or skin? Thank you in advance. Keep up the good fight! T-Wave yea, though I walk ....
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    COVID-19 "Tylenol Test" T /F?

    So the world had turned topsy-turvy with COVID-19. My wife and kids are both home because everything has shut down. They have been social distancing, as it were, for about two weeks. The only exception is that my wife had to go to the local ER a week ago Sunday and then again on Wednesday for an MRI. Then yesterday she says that she has a fever (99.4 F) a runny nose off & on and a slightly sore throat. and jaw pain. But at the end of the day she says it is all gone. It is back again today. Her fever never went above 99.5 F. Sore throat is back. And a cough. So I say call our PCP, tell them what is going on. The nurse says to self-quarantine and take Tylenol. And... Here is the crux of my issue... "Take the Tylenol, if your fever goes down, you don't have "it" [COVID-19], and if your fever doesn't, you have "it". I don't know it all, but I would love to know more. So, fellow Nurses, does this correlate with your clinical experience? Any anecdotal experiences? (influenza, COVID-19 or anything else?) Anyone heard about any research along these lines? (Acetaminophen effects being an indicator to r/o or r/I Corona Virus or even any virus?) Looking to be better informed, T-Wave
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    Basic Seizure Care

    Looking for information and possibly articles on basic, universal seizure care. I need to brush up on latest info. We had a patient go into her second seizure while in our out-patient clinic. All I could do was take vitals, O2 and lay her on her side. What assessments, interventions (sans pharmaceuticals) could I have done so I am better prepared for next time? Many thanks! T-Wave
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    Why would this be used vs. usual?

    So when you say "angio" what does that mean? A specific product or is it a category? Thanks! T-Wave
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    Why would this be used vs. usual?

    We use a 25G x 3/4" BD Vacutainer push button blood collection set when we do a regular fluorescein angiography. Why not use a closed catheter for that as well? T-Wave
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    Why would this be used vs. usual?

    We use a 25G x 3/4" BD Vacutainer push button blood collection set when we do a regular fluorescein angiography. Why not use a closed catheter for that as well? T-Wave
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    Why would this be used vs. usual?

    Thank you for your replies! I totally agree about the needle part. That cover that is supposed to slide down seems a bit hinky. I looked at the Nexivas. They do seem to be a much better design. I haven't seen those before. I will see if my hospital can get them! As to the other part of the answer, I am not sure I understand. We are always trying to reduce exposure to blood. Why aren't these all the time? So what types of situations would this device be used over a regular butterfly needle and extension set? Does it have to do with site placement (say a larger caliber vein) or that there will be frequent changes in connections? Thank you!
  10. Hi All, New to helping out in an Ophthalmology clinic. Looking to understand why the clinic uses this closed iv catheter. What is a "closed" catheter, anyway? I have included a link (below) of the BD Saf-T-Intima™ closed catheter. https://www.bd.com/en-us/offerings/capabilities/infusion-therapy/iv-catheters/bd-saf-t-intima-closed-iv-catheter-system Wondering why we are over same guage butterfly needle and regular "pigtail". We do use with a infusion pump for Visudyne therapy. Thanks! T-Wave

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