Archive | April, 2008

Renal love

28 Apr

Poetry and artwork by Jane of the Jungle.


28 Apr

I just want you to

Stop giving IV Lasix for days and days without checking BNP-or – BUN/Creat.

Please. I am to new for this.



25 Apr


  • Body fluid is water that has electrolytes dissolved in it.
  • Homeostasis is always the goal.
  • Intake and output really only balance q 72hours!
  • Insensibly the lungs put out about 300-500ml of water q 24 hours!
  • Insensibly the skin puts out about 500ml day (think about that next time your  patient does not drink or eat anything.)
  • For patients with renal problems fluid requirements can be made by multiplying the body surface area times the insensible water loss (neat)!!Fluid has many pertinent functions….Maintains blood volume, regualates  body temp.   Transports stuff to and from cells. Cellular metabolism medium–digestion of food–a medium for waste–
  • I always seemed so puzzled by how fluids and electrolytes work…I am working on this puzzle now!

3 dimensional heart conduction

24 Apr

I found this site that is a bit informative and I just LOVE the graphics.

Really feel the electricity.

I do.


24 Apr

Everyone please be patient as I play with the layout of this website!


If I am strange….

23 Apr

Just blame my family

Check out my Dad’s own paper here

and his very own music video here.

Trust vs Mistrust

23 Apr

Erikson’s Psychosocial Theory

1. Trust vs Mistrust–Birth to 1 year–Can I trust others?

2. Autonomy vs Shame and doubt–1-3years–Can I act on my own?

3.Initiative vs Guilt–3-6 years–Can I do my plans with success?

4. Industry vs inferiotiry–6-12 years–Compared to I compentent?

5.Identity vs role confusion–12-20years–Who am I anyway?

6.Intimacy vs isolation–20-40years–AM I ready for a relationship?

7.Generativity vs stagnation–40-65years–Have I left my mark on the world?

8. Integrity vs despair– 65+–Has my life  been meaningful?