Grateful for my coworkers! 💃🏽💃🏽💃🏽 #np #pa #np
I haven’t posted anything medical in ages, so here’s an interesting one for the holiday!
This is a 6 y/o girl who swallowed a coin. Children swallowing foreign objects are very common - typically between the ages of 6 months and 3 years. Fortunately, most objects that reach the GI tract pass spontaneously without the need for endoscopic removal. Clinical management therefore focuses on identifying the cases at risks for complications. Warning signs:
⭕️ object is sharp, long, and in the esophagus or stomach
⭕️ object is high-powered magnet, or a disk battery
⭕️ patient has signs of airway compromise
⭕️ patient cannot swallow secretions (signs of esophageal obstruction)
⭕️ fever, vomiting, abdominal pain, retrosternal chest pain, etc.
In this case, x-ray shows a round foreign object (a coin) in LUQ. Since she was asymptomatic and able to eat a popsicle, she was discharged home with monitoring instructions for mom 👌
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(2/2) World diabetes day: Taking the time to educate patients sets them up for success because then they can make their own educated lifestyle decisions. I explain that in a perfect world , they would eliminate all refined sugar and grains- because those are the main food sources that spike insulin - and increase intake of proteins, vegetables, healthy fats, and fruits. .
The best place to start is to stop consuming beverages that have calories (sugar). I’ve also created meal plans with examples of delicious sugar/grain free meals to complement my counseling so that patients have some direction after they leave the office.
When people start taking control of their lifestyle - simply by cleaning up their diet and increasing physical activity- amazing things happen - such as weight loss - leading to less chronic medications - which make them very happy patients
What experience do you have with diabetes? What would you like to learn more about diabetes? #Kicksugar #EatMorePlants
I’m wearing the Rebecca lab coat from @medelita_gram
in a size 4, use code MEDICALMIND0 for 20% off yours ❤️
Who else is overwhelmed? 🙋🏼♀️🙋🏼♀️🙋🏼♀️
My past week: worked full time, school full time, club meetings and events, stuck an IV needle completely through my finger while making IVs 🤦🏼♀️ (don’t worry I’m fine, it was sterile!), accidentally created a complicated narcotic discrepancy at work, had an immunology final, realized that I have no idea what I want to do in the future and it bothers me (pharmacy has soooo many options), eaten out too many times to count because I haven’t gone grocery shopping in weeks, and I have not exercised once 👎🏼
I try not to be too negative on here, but I also want to show that my life is definitely not perfect. Challenges make us stronger and smarter, so it’s always good to look for positives in tough situations! 💪🏼
Last day of gyn (for this rotation) in the books! ✔️🌸
Next up: obstetrics! ✨ 👶🏼
Last night I got to spend a little time with an OB patient while she had some contractions, and it set my soul on fire! 🔥 I can’t wait to be on this unit to learn more and meet sweet new babies and the brave mamas who bring them into this world!
First up, bring on the stretchy pants and turn on couch potato mode - it’s Thanksgiving time, people! Time for sweet cuddles with @nardcat2
and feasting with good company 🦃🍁
In the spirit of this holiday, I just wanted to share with you all 3 things I’m thankful for this season. I challenge YOU to comment with THREE things you’re thankful for too! ⬇️
1. That @nardcat2
puts up with me still 😉 and thinks I’m suitable enough to spend Thanksgiving with him and his family 💛
2. Good health in myself and loved ones
3. That Friends is still on Netflix (please never take it off @netflix
And of course, I’m grateful for YOU, friends. I hope you all have a great, healthy, and restful holiday weekend. I can’t wait to see what you’re thankful for below! ☺️
They say the truth will set you free- yet we ride on waiting for Shingrix to drop amidst this balancing act 😅
👇🏻👇🏻TAG your favorite pharmacist who knows the struggle 🙈🤪
Day 21: #happydiabeticchallenge
I used to be so AFRAID of doing any type of exercise with #type1diabetes
When I was in college I learned that when we exercise the GLUT 4 Transporter (aka the part of the cell that drives glucose/sugar from the blood stream into muscle and fat cells) translocates to absorb blood glucose more efficiently. This means when we exercise our blood sugars tend to DROP. Which is a good thing but if you aren’t prepared it can be dangerous.
With my pump I can now see my blood sugars and the trends on my tiny screen and act accordingly. Not only that I make sure to use a #temptarget
restriction on my pump which means it temporarily keeps my blood sugars at 150 and helps to avoid lows. Having tools from @medtronicdiabetes
like my pump and CGM have empowered me and now I’m no longer afraid. .
I hike any chance I get, climbing up rocks and trees, jumping in water falls, and always wanting to explore new places. As my boyfriend says, I’m pretty adventurous but I think that’s because the last 6 years I’ve been too scared to do ANYTHING. .
I make it a point to have a buddy or two to hike with, and I always give them a mini lesson on diabetes and how to help me if anything goes wrong. Surrounding yourself with good people is EXTREMELY important. So I’ve tagged all of you, just you know how important you are to me 💖😘
If you hike with me, you will see me pack TONS of snacks, juices, bananas, etc. But that’s just to keep my body fueled and ready to go for those long strenuous hikes. Which is something we should all do, Diabetes or not💪🏼
Im not afraid anymore— I just have to plan a little more than others. But now it’s second nature, and I hardly think twice about it, just like anything with diabetes💙💙💙
Beyond tired from interviews and a little under the weather, but this guy just survived another set of rounds in the PICU and is heading home. Is anyone else still on rotations?!
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♡ I'm trying hard to start , but cant say I'm successful in this case ♡
But I'll come back , because I have dreams and I need to start making a plan kn how to approach those dreams .
I read a quote it said " Statt thinking of your dreams as a plan , and make a strategy on how to approach "
And that's what I'm going to try and do
_____________☺ 😛💕 Energy levels ⬇️ Pain 7 out of 10 .
Quite a day 😂
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I need to prepare for my TOEFL exam and I wanted to ask you guys if you want updates on how this is going and what I am doing ? Pls comment so we can be on the same page .
Thinking of health providers today amidst the recent tragedies💛
Missing my ER family currently. And I do mean Family. Saving lives day and day out with the trust that we are all doing our best when we are on the clock. Wiping off those looks of confusion, tiredness, or sadness to make room in our hearts and minds to enter the next patient room strong and steady.
Much love to the tireless healthcare crews out there.💕
While you’re out there on the frontlines, I’m going to keep my head my books, until I can join you✨
CAMP FIRE w/ Dr. Chris Gibb, MD Head Anesthesiologist @adventisthealth
Feather River Hospital in Paradise, CA. (Videos link in bio) .
Chris is a real life hero, and his story is one of many truly amazing accounts of bravery by the providers of Feather River Hospital. I had the privilege to sit down with him to recount his experience with the devastating fire that has wreaked havoc on our community, and I’m overwhelmed with empathy for everyone whose life has been turned upside down. .
The selflessness that Dr. Gibb, his fellow providers and nurses deployed, while the hospital was burning down around them, to ensure all the patients made it out safely is real life heroism. He was one of the last ones to leave the grounds doing everything he could to save the lives of patients in need, while being separated from his own family (wife, two boys and dog) who were escaping their home before it too was destroyed in the fire. .
I want to extend an enormous amount of gratitude for Chris and his heroic actions. .
I’d encourage you to watch the full interview (link in the first comment) in addition to the video here and most importantly, if you are able to help support our community and everyone that was impacted please give to one or all of the go fund me links below. Thank you! #ButteStrong #CampFire
You can donate to everyone involved below: .
The Gibb Family go fund me link: https://www.gofundme.com/uplifting-the-gibb-family. .
Firefighters go fund me link: https://www.gofundme.com/camp-fire-firefighter-disaster-fund .
Camp Fire victims fund: https://www.goldenvalley.bank/Community-Foundation.aspx
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😳🥬🤢 The answer: vaccinate your lettuce. 😂😂😂 Hope everyone has a safe Thanksgiving!
Moving in one month vibes 🤪💫
I’m eager to begin my program! It’s 27 months long, and I couldn’t be more excited.
One of my favorite quotes is: “It doesn’t take an instant more, or cost a penny more, to be empathetic than it does to be indifferent.”
Share your favorite quote below! Always looking for quote-spiration👇👇
Feeling a little (okay a lot) homesick atm, especially since this will be my first thanksgiving away from the fam 💔😓 There just isn’t enough time to make the cross country CA✈️NY flight to make it back in time to continue this rotation. I love cali and going to school here, but being away from family is definitely the hardest part.
I have to admit last Friday was a rough day. I started the morning discussing redirecting care to the father of a NICU baby. Then in the afternoon, my attending and I saw two teenagers in the oncology clinic, both of whom we sent home on hospice. We manage our own hospice patients, which is one of the many things I love about this job. In a lot of cases the families and patients already have relationships with our team which can help make the transition easier. Hospice care means focusing on quality of life and symptoms management. Some of the symptoms that we manage include pain, anxiety, seizures, nausea, vomiting, constipation. .
It’s certainly not easy to have these conversations but they are so important. Sitting with a family as they hear life changing news is gut wrenching. Often times they are no words that can be said to make a situation better, so we simply sit with patients and families, filling a void, letting them know that are not alone, that we’re not leaving them. The decision, whether it be to continue treatment or to redirect, are difficult to make and ultimately both are filled with love. These conversations sometimes shake me to my core and I pray that they don’t ever get any easier. It’s important to remember to take care of yourself after days like I had. You can’t pour from any empty cup. So I’d like to give a little shout out to my friends, especially @bee_emm556
who listened to me Friday night. It helps to know I have people to turn to I need them. .
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Just one more day until thanksgiving break! Excited to see my friends and family back home. Hope you all have a great thanksgiving and more importantly Black Friday shopping 💵👊
Currently thinking...”How long do I microwave a 25 lb turkey for??” 🦃 😉
Thankful to be off today so I can enjoy a Friendsgiving with my people. Tomorrow I will be working! Who else works this Thanksgiving ?!? 🦃
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It is okay to not be perfect.
It is okay to make mistakes.
It is okay to not have a smooth life.
It is okay to be you.
In the past couple of years, I have been myself and work on my dream with full heart and dedication.
My life isn’t perfect, and I had downfalls in my life.
I survived the hard times by just learning from others and taking inspiration from people who are doing their best. I encouraged myself to get values and work ethic like them, so I can excel in areas that I was weak in.
Life is too short to be perfect.
I am not perfect either and neither my life.
I just followed my heart on the right path.
Thank you to all of you for growing this community to 50k!
👨🏽💻It makes me so happy to see that so many of you are willing to engage and try and learn in your spare time when you have no obligation to!
👨🏽💻Making the material for this account hasn’t been easy to do whilst juggling a busy job and family life but positive feedback has kept me going. I’m especially happy at the messages from people who now want to be radiologists because of this account - we’d be more than happy to have you on board!
👨🏽💻Making this account wouldn’t be possible without the support of my beautiful wonderful wife who has to put up with me talking about radiology all day. She is simply the most fantastic person I know and puts me and our little baby above herself all the time!
👨🏽💻When she gets a moment my wife has been working on an Instagram account focusing on healthy eating - I know that eating better and exercising has helped me to gain more focus and to be more productive at work and I’d highly recommend it. If this sounds like your thing make sure you check out @doctorbowl.
It’s a really cool account (admittedly I’m biased) with loads of great recipes - I would really appreciate it if you gave her a follow!
🔻Stay tuned for some great new content coming over the next few weeks...
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Lumbar punctures are common practice in some settings of medicine & others rarely use it but it’s a skill set I was excited to try on a model. I look forward to practicing it during clinical year. Why would I need to perform a lumbar puncture on someone?
1. Suspicion of meningitis
2. Suspicion of subarachnoid hemorrhage
3. Suspicion of central nervous system disease
4. Therapeutic relief of pseudo motor cerebri
There are other reasons but these are the main ones.
Things I learned about LPs that I didn’t know before:
1. As commonly seen you might think lying on one’s side is the way it is performed but I learned this year that sitting. leaning forward onto a table with a pillow is another way to perform the LP.
3. The needle is actually smaller than the needle used when you donate blood.
4. The bevel is actually guided in longitudinal to the dural fibers which is in contrast to when you insert a catheter for blood draw because the bevel is faced up for that.
I am grateful for the learning experience, one more skill set to learn before the semester is over can you guess what our last skill we will learn is? ✨Hint: there is an entire profession for this job but we learn the basics.
Thanksgiving is a Holiday I work each year. When you work holidays, your colleagues become your family. They are the ones you eat with, laugh with and feel blessed to be with. We won’t be dining at a beautifully set table with all the trimmings but we will share our food and our recipes while also standing ready for all of the holiday emergencies. I am thankful to be spending this Thanksgiving with this lovely doctor @mlshear31.
Melissa you are strong and smart and have already taught me so much in such a short time. I am thankful for the lives you have saved, the curiosity you spread and the dedication you show. Anyone else spending this holiday at work? #emergencymedicine #stayhumble #lovewhatyoudo #autumn
🍁 #turkeyday #colleaguestofriends #worklove #PAlife #physicianassistant
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