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They can put a man on the moon. Why Can't They....

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Specializes in Utilization Management.

To me, it would seem that they could improve the quality of life for the Inpatient in so many ways. I think if they could put a man on the moon, surely they could....

* Invent a smaller K pill?

* Invent a tastier po K elixir

* Invent a "burnless" K rider

* Find an easier-to-take bowel prep than GoLytely

What are some of your ideas?

snowfreeze, BSN, RN

Specializes in ICU, CCU, Trauma, neuro, Geriatrics. Has 16 years experience.

I have been threatened with having my eyes scratched out, my legs cut off and my hair pulled. And of course the standard of having potassium spit on you, or that one little chunk plucked and neatly placed on your forearm as you are trying to offer the next dose of crushed meds.

Why dont we just invent humans that dont need that crap?

well theres many out there that believe we have never really been to the moon.....I watched a show one night that was about consipiracy theories...And they say it was all staged..We've never really been to the moon.........

well theres many out there that believe we have never really been to the moon.....I watched a show one night that was about consipiracy theories...And they say it was all staged..We've never really been to the moon.........

:eek: My daughter had to debate this issue in her Driver's Ed class the other day (don't ask me why). She was infuriated that people believe in conspiracy theories and proceeded to do her side of the debate for me.

She is a smart cookie.

steph

They can put a man on the moon, why can't they . . ..

make a computer pharmacy system that is as easy to use as the old paper system used to be.

steph

caroladybelle, BSN, RN

Specializes in Oncology/Haemetology/HIV.

To me, it would seem that they could improve the quality of life for the Inpatient in so many ways. I think if they could put a man on the moon, surely they could....

* Invent a smaller K pill?

* Invent a tastier po K elixir

* Invent a "burnless" K rider

* Find an easier-to-take bowel prep than GoLytely

What are some of your ideas?

I'm with that, but wish to add:

Invent a painless and more accurate Mammogram...oh wait they have that, but its called ultrasound, and insurance won't cover it/MDs won't order it.

And you have a patient come in with abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting...so they order a CT scan with oral contrast...that the patient vomits up...no. ya think.

I'm with that, but wish to add:

Invent a painless and more accurate Mammogram...oh wait they have that, but its called ultrasound, and insurance won't cover it/MDs won't order it.

My mammograms don't hurt at all .. .one side benefit of breastfeeding four kids and having NO density left in the old milk-makers. :rolleyes:

I'm due for a mammogram too . . put it off for 3 years due to breastfeeding my son. sigh . . .

January is pap/pelvic and mammogram month for me.

steph

OC_An Khe

Specializes in Critical Care,Recovery, ED. Has 40 years experience.

We put a man on the moon? Gee how long ago was that..when was that?

surely they could

Allow people to have easier access to pain medication instead of having to beg for it or having to resort to saying, "Well I'll just deal with it and suffer".

Devise a schedule so that Nurses can receive their breaks and lunches that they are entitled to.

live4today, RN

Specializes in Community Health Nurse.

.........................January is pap/pelvic and mammogram month for me.

steph

For me too, steph. :specs: I hate the old mammo squeeze machines. :lol2:

If they can send a man to the moon, then why can't they....

....change the way healthcare is today?

jschut, BSN, RN

Has 20 years experience.

They could surely invent a nursing home that actually had needed supplies and needed devices in working order!

caroladybelle, BSN, RN

Specializes in Oncology/Haemetology/HIV.

surely they could

Allow people to have easier access to pain medication instead of having to beg for it or having to resort to saying, "Well I'll just deal with it and suffer".

That is generally MD problem not a Nursing/mechanical problem. It requires a well educated caring physician, not an invention.

It also requires a cooperative patient and cooperative family support.

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