C/O chest pain - page 2

Whats the best assessment for a student complaining of chest pain? I always ask if they have a cold or been coughing a lot or if it is heart burn. If they say no to either I check their HR and BP and... Read More

  1. by   OldDude
    Quote from Flare
    my specialty in the "before life" was trauma and orthopedics - i always am glad to learn from someone with a lot more know power!!
    I was thinking the same thing. You have to be able to know a lot of stuff to be a cardiac nurse. The only rhythm I can read is asystole; sometimes. That really is a good assessment overview Mr. Thanks
  2. by   MrNurse(x2)
    Specialties are just that. Cardiac is no harder than school nursing. I am amazed at what you all know. I have less than a year, I feel like a newbie. Glad that I could give an overview that you can access for those uncommon complaints.
  3. by   Farawyn
    Aw. A BROMANCE!
  4. by   OldDude
    Quote from Farawyn
    Aw. A BROMANCE!
    You're just jealous. But not to worry. There is enough of us to go around.
  5. by   Farawyn
    Quote from OldDude
    You're just jealous. But not to worry. There is enough of us to go around.
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  6. by   OldDude
    Quote from Farawyn
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    yea, really
  7. by   Farawyn
    Quote from OldDude
    yea, really
    Did someone switch out OldDude's chamomile tea with 5 hour energy and Vodka?
  8. by   OldDude
    Quote from Farawyn
    Did someone switch out OldDude's chamomile tea with 5 hour energy and Vodka?
    In my mind, yea really, bring it on!!
  9. by   Farawyn
    Quote from OldDude
    In my mind, yea really, bring it on!!
    Dude.
  10. by   SnowyJ
    And then again, quite often the pain is just a "wandering fart."

    My students have lunch, then recess. They act like wild animals after eating, then wonder why they are uncomfortable...
  11. by   JenTheSchoolRN
    Quote from SnowyJ
    And then again, quite often the pain is just a "wandering fart."

    My students have lunch, then recess. They act like wild animals after eating, then wonder why they are uncomfortable...
    Truth.

    Kids are surprised - especially the girls, everyone farts, ladies - when I suggest going into my bathroom and seeing if they need to expel gas. Oddly enough, when I used to work with elementary kids, they jumped at the chance to let one rip (boys and girls!), but the MS and HS kids...nope.
  12. by   SnowyJ
    And constipation is the NUMERO UNO cause of recurrent abdominal pain in children. If only parents would realize this.
  13. by   Farawyn
    Quote from SnowyJ
    And constipation is the NUMERO UNO cause of recurrent abdominal pain in children. If only parents would realize this.
    When I ask the poo question at the HS the kids have no problem telling me. In detail.

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