Last year the law changed which allowed schools to keep inhalers for emergencies in school much like an epicene etc. Until then an asthmatic child had to have their own individual named and prescribed inhaler which was carried on their person or kept under lock and key- something which is not useful in an emergency… Continue reading Inhalers in Schools
After my last post about pulse oximeters and oxygen saturations some of the comments were interesting and not surprising. One of the most common things you hear when having an asthma attack is "your sats are fine your ok". As a nurse your trained to look at signs first and then symptoms but often we… Continue reading Signs vs Symptoms
Smokers need to imagine what it is like to fight for your life, to work so hard to get that tiny bit of breath in to supply oxygen to your brain and body. They need to experience this. They need to fast forward 10, 15, 20 years and try taking those precious breaths which they… Continue reading 23 days on….. and its only got worse!
Feel like that duck you see calmly swimming in the pond but take a look under the water and his feet are paddling furiously just to keep a float. Chest wise I feel that I am managing to keep the outside world seeing me as ok but when I leave work and get back home… Continue reading Feel like that duck…
It has been quite a year this year. So much has happened!!! January- I started working in the Community Dialysis Team and it has been fantastic. It has not gone quite as planned. I had hoped that moving to CDT would mean my health would be much better and I would be able to get… Continue reading Review of 2014