Situations Anyone Who Has Laughed At The Anti-Vax Movement Can Relate To.
I love this one personally.
It gotta better
These comics RADIATE good dad energy and I am LIVING for it!
This one made me so happy.
Actual faith vs performative religion.
To shave your beard is a huge sacrifice for a devout Sikh. It is a sacrifice for the greater good, that many people will scoff at without understanding the amount of love it took, to give up part of your faith to serve the greater purpose of that faith. Bless them all.
The dreaded ampule
One of my pharmacy techs showed me something the other day and blew my mind. I couldn’t believe I didn’t already know this so (after getting over my imposter syndrome) I asked other newer pharmacists and none of them knew this either! Brace yourself for some wizardry.
You know it. You’re a little nervous about it. We’re all friends here so no need to lie.
And once you open it, if you’re at all like me, you withdraw medication from an ampule like this:
Hope there’s a filter on that needle
But guess what! If you turn the ampule upside down, surface tension keeps the drug inside of the ampule so you can draw like a normal human being with a vial!
God damn wizardry
Probably every nurse on the planet knows this, but remember that we new pharmacists are basically walking textbooks. I like to still know this stuff since it’s my job, and so I’ll be helpful in emergencies.
Speaking of, emergency department pharmacists do this all of the time. Stop using gauze to snap the neck of the ampule at the risk of your poor fingers. Here’s an E.D. pharmacist explaining how to use the needle filter cap instead.
Every paramedic also knows this! Plus the funny arm swing that’s better than tapping for getting all the fluid down to the bottom of the ampoule.
I learned to rip open an alcohol prep along the edge, put the top of the ampoule in next to the prep, use that to protect your fingers while you break it open (and clean it at the same time), then toss the whole thing right in the sharps box!
@drpathetique apparently there’s a funny arm swing? I’ve never had the drop stick to the top, so I can’t say!
Maybe someone in EMS will teach us!
Edit to add: updated link to the filter needle cap technique.
Yes! You hold the pointy tip between your thumb and first finger, then swing your arm around once, like this:
It looks a little crazy, but it gets the job done. Just maybe check to make sure there isn’t anything (or anybody!) behind you first.
You know I googled this for a while and never found anything that explained it as well as your perfect gif selection?
Also I realized why I’ve never had this problem. Every ampule I’ve ever faced has been stored in my pharmacy, perfectly upright next to all of the other ampules in the box, so not much medication above the neck. Not much chance to rattle around in a box or a drawer. Yet another example of how I need the other health professions to explain to me what happens to my drugs when they leave my hands!
this is the alcohol swab break technique plus drawing out from an ampule.
I like the alcohol swab technique because it ensures that the ampule is being swabbed, but I like the filter needle cap technique even better because that’s what I’m more afraid of forgetting: to use the danged filter needle!
Okay now which one is clearer? 1?
S T O P
Maybe just take off the glasses!?
This spoke to my soul wth
I feel attacked.
i hate this post yet it keeps coming back
i feel attacked right now.
Greg Fischer murdered Breonna Taylor. Gentrification murdered Breonna Taylor. Police murdered Breonna Taylor. And none of them have been arrested. this changes fucking everything Greg Fischer murdered Breonna Taylor. Gentrification murdered Breonna Taylor. Police murdered Breonna Taylor. And none of them have been arrested. this changes fucking everything
Greg Fischer murdered Breonna Taylor. Gentrification murdered Breonna Taylor. Police murdered Breonna Taylor. And none of them have been arrested.
this changes fucking everything
this changes fucking everything
Police making a woman take off her clothing at the beach because she’s wearing too much, 2016
Police measuring a woman’s clothing because she’s wearing too little, 1922
Wow almost as if the clothes weren’t the problem and men just want to control women