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You’re going to have to use a butterfly needle by nursewords in nursing

[–]gynoceros 5 points6 points  (0 children)

A butterfly is a very small bore needle

Not necessarily. The green ones are 21 gauge, which is not significantly smaller than the pink 20g IV catheters commonly used.

The main difference between a butterfly and a straight needle is that it has the little wings that allow you to grip them with a little more dexterity and they have the little chamber that lets you see the flashback of blood return, letting you know you're probably in the vein.

But the IVs in use now also give you the flashback (though I'm sure there are exceptions), which is nice.

The real difference is that a butterfly is used just for phlebotomy and removed*, while IVs are left in, in case the patient needs meds, fluids, blood products, subsequent labs (check your local policies and hush-hush practices).

*- You're not supposed to (at least where I work now), but I once saw a nurse insert a butterfly, tape it down, and run in a dose of IV antibiotics.

**- Most of that wasn't for you, OP, clearly you know wtf you're doing. Question, though- why a 14 for liver transplants?

This got me out of the "box" while soloing. Great video, this one really clicked for me. Steve Stine is an awesome teacher. I highly recommend his stuff. by Dreadnaught_IPA in guitarlessons

[–]gynoceros 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I hope I see him so I can ask why he started saying "root" so that it rhymes with "boot" as opposed to the version that rhymes with "foot."

I think Trump Hotel in DC screwed me on my NYE gig. by nickklein in photography

[–]gynoceros 11 points12 points  (0 children)

In the case of Amazon, yes, the monkeys ran wild.

In the case of the trump organization, I'd say the monkeys were going along with the established culture; there's a long-known pattern of that organization stiffing contractors.

I think Trump Hotel in DC screwed me on my NYE gig. by nickklein in photography

[–]gynoceros 77 points78 points  (0 children)

1) Hotel staff isn't the president - even if the name is on the front doors

2) Yes this is par for the course for his organizations

Point 2 renders point 1 irrelevant.

Found at Barnes and Noble by keepstrongkid in mildlyinteresting

[–]gynoceros 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It's not being malicious to want someone to stop following you around, downvoting everything you post, and calling attention to how fucking weird your novelty account is ;-)

Trump Is a Racist. Period. by karmachanical in politics

[–]gynoceros 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I used to work with an Indian doctor who said his parents told him they'd rather see him marry a man before they saw him marry a Pakistani woman.

We are now closer to Opening Day than the World Series. by ScubaSteve427 in baseball

[–]gynoceros 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Well yeah, opening day is in like April while the world series is in October.

(I know what he meant.)

Rocksmith 2014 (Digital Download) $11.99 USD by toymachinesh in rocksmith

[–]gynoceros 3 points4 points  (0 children)

It's 2018... Don't we deserve an overhaul at some point?

Mets to sign Gonzalez by Metlover in NewYorkMets

[–]gynoceros 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Prince Fielder was a faaaaaat fuck (shut up, so am I, I can say it) and yeah, nobody was crying when he was driving in 100+/yr.

Mets to sign Gonzalez by Metlover in NewYorkMets

[–]gynoceros 6 points7 points  (0 children)

OMFG, seriously, player weights are so grossly deflated.

F/31/5’6 [298>210] closing in on 90 pounds gone by namelessbanana in progresspics

[–]gynoceros 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Ok now ignore the word "obese" while you steam ahead, then in six months of even more great progress, look for it in your rear view mirror!

Keep up the awesome work!

Welcome to MY world. by 42words in AdviceAnimals

[–]gynoceros 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I'm an ER nurse and I WISH the nurses on the floors had to do a week in the ER once or twice a year to give them an idea of what we have to deal with.

LPT: If you have pet fur all over your clothes and you don't have a sticky roller, wet your hands and brush off the fur. Most of it will come off. by twins_are_not_freaks in LifeProTips

[–]gynoceros 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Fuck that, we use masking tape, or packing tape in a pinch. Sticky side out, one loop around the hand, pat pat pat on one side, then the other.

/u/Deggit 's linguistic analysis of Donald Trump's speech patterns. by mutt1917 in bestof

[–]gynoceros 12 points13 points  (0 children)

  • Book report by kid who didn't read the book

This one... I like saying he speaks like a kid who has to write a five page paper but only did a page and a half of work.

IamA former prison inmate currently struggling to stay clean AMA! by valuum in IAmA

[–]gynoceros 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The past is the past, so just focus on the choices you make from here on out.

I know it's going to be hard, but I think you'll find it worth the effort to stay clean and leave that old lifestyle behind, and I wish you much success.

Haitian government claims ousted dictator ‘Baby Doc’ Duvalier laundered stolen money through Trump Tower | Raw Story by thelordoftheweird in worldnews

[–]gynoceros 331 points332 points  (0 children)

Mueller is going to nail trump for money laundering and trump will be like "HAH! Told you bitches there was no collusion!"

To the anesthesia resident that helped us this morning (and to interns & residents everywhere) by LactatedRingers in medicine

[–]gynoceros 99 points100 points  (0 children)

I'll never understand why some nurses can't wrap their minds around that concept. The amount of contempt they have for people who are still learning is embarrassing.

Trump breaks with American tradition, refuses to visit US troops in combat zones. by pheonix200 in politics

[–]gynoceros 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What debilitating childhood illness? He had asthma. Lots of kids outgrow that.

If you're thinking of polio, that was the other Roosevelt.

Trump breaks with American tradition, refuses to visit US troops in combat zones. by pheonix200 in politics

[–]gynoceros 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Other than being an embarrassingly noisy cricket for a little while, what harm has she really done? She and her family did far more damage to their own reputations than to anything else.

Trump breaks with American tradition, refuses to visit US troops in combat zones. by pheonix200 in politics

[–]gynoceros 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That's the point.

Paying your way out of having to fight in a war is an option reserved for those with wealth.