Testing some equipment for the upcoming season!
First photo shows some of our telemetry equipment - an antenna, a receiver, and some radio transmitters
Second photo is an adorable bog turtle we tracked using this type of equipment
Aortic Aneurysms - An abnormal dilation of the arterial wall caused by localized weakness and stretching in the medial layer/wall of the #aorta - The aneurysm (excessive enlargement of an artery d/t a weakened wall) can be located anywhere along the abdominal aorta - 🌟The goal of Tx: limit the progression of the disease by modifying risk factors, controlling the BP to prevent strain on the aneurysm and preventing a rupture! ✨ #ASSESSMENT: 💥THORACIC ANEURYSM: pain extending to neck, shoulders, lower back, or abdomen - Syncope, dyspnea, increased pulse, cyanosis, weakness - Hoarseness, difficulty swelling because of the pressure from the aneurysm 💥ABDOMINAL ANEURYSM: prominent, pulsating mass in abdomen, at or above the umbilicus - Systolic bruit over the aorta - Tenderness on deep palpation - Abdominal or LBP (lower back pain) 💥RUPTURING ANEURYSM: severe abdominal or back pain
- Lumbar pain radiating to the flank and groin
- Hypotension (ruptured!!)
- tachycardia (to compensate for the low BP)
- Signs of shock (refer back to the previous post ✨ #DIAGNOSTIS:
- Abdominal U/S - CT scan
- Arteriography ✨ #INTERVENTIONS: - Monitor VS - Assess the pain - Observe for signs of rupture - Note any tenderness over the abdomen - Check peripheral circulation - Instruct the pt to immediately report any chest/back pain, SOB, difficulty swallowing or hoarseness (COULD BE RUPTURED!) 🤯
- Administer antihypertensives to prevent strain on the aneurysm - An abdominal aortic aneurysm resection can be performed - 🔪Sx resection/excision of the aneurysm and replaced w/ a great that is sewn end to end
We're excited to premiere the success that Glencore Matagami Mine has achieved using our Newtrax Mobile Equipment Telemetry system next week! Here's a sneak preview of the case study, featuring Dany Lavoie Mercier and his team preparing their morning shift with the insights from their Standard Production Time (SPT) report.
Take care of your HEART this Valentine's Day!
Show your own 💖 some love this vday by trying out the following ways to support your heart health👇
. – 💃 Move To The Beat – Participate in any activity like dancing or walking to keep moving. This can help increase blood circulation, reduce stress, and protect the heart.
– 🧘♀️Do Your Thing – Stress is one of the major factors in heart disease. Participate in activities that help slow your heart and breathing rates such as painting, writing, yoga or meditation.
. – 🚬🚫Avoid Tobacco -- smoking 1 pack/day, more than doubles risk of heart attack compared to non smokers. .
-- 💦 Drink more water -- Make a habit to take a water bottle with you everywhere you go. It will keep you hydrated and feeling full.
. – 💪Maintain a healthy Weight -- Excess weight increases your risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes.
-- 🍎Control cholesterol -- Eat foods low in saturated fat and trans fat, such as lean chicken or turkey, fruits and veggies, low-fat or fat-free dairy products and whole grains.
-- 🤸♀️Don't sit for too long at one time. -- It’s important to move throughout the day. Park farther away from the office, take a few shorter walks throughout the day. .
. -- 😁 Stay Positive -- If you get off your exercise schedule, have a cigarette, or eat a fattening meal, immediately get back on track toward re-establishing a healthy lifestyle.
💕February is American HEART month. Start loving your 💖 you only have one!
WHY CARDIOLOGY? 🤔
Throughout nursing school, I have always found the cardiac system to be the most fascinating. It is one of the five vital organs of the body. When it fails, it can cause all other organs to shut down as well. The overall pathophysiology of different diseases and conditions that affect the heart are one of the reasons that peaked my interest as well. So when I was in my last year of undergrad, I applied to the year-long program that was offered by my school to do my placement on the cardiology floor that I currently work on for 8 months. I found this experiencing to be very enriching as I was exposed to a telemetry floor and was able to try to interpret #ECG strips with my preceptor. Also, with experience on a telemetry floor, you are more hireable for other more acute units or #ER as you can interpret the ECGs. :)
Now let’s focus on CARDIAC OUTPUT (CO)
I’ve mentioned this in a few of my posts already but I’m going to go into further detail.
#Cardiac output is the amount of blood pumped by the ❤️ to the rest of the body in 1 minute (normally 4 L)
CO = SV (stroke volume) x HR (heart rate) - SV depends on 3 factors the
1️⃣ PRELOAD: the stretching 🎈 of the heart before contraction. Related to ventricle filling and venous return 📌Affected by total blood volume, distribution of blood, body position (try to avoid crossing your legs and arms!) 2️⃣ AFTERLOAD: the resistance that the left ventricle has to overcome to circulate the blood to the body
3️⃣ CONTRACTILITY: the intensity of the cardiac muscle contraction 📌 affected by the sympathetic nervous system and certain pathologies like a MI
4️⃣ HEART RATE: affects #cardiacoutput because when a patient is experiencing #tachycardia (>100 bpm) the workload increases causing a decreased cardiac output d/t a decreased diastolic filling time which would decrease the stroke volume.
And when the patient is experiencing #bradycardia (<60 bpm) there isn’t sufficient cardiac output.
Soon to be shipped out to a foreign port for some hardcore gaming! 🏎🛩🎢💪
4 2333 days ago
#youtube did it !!
There’s the #little box they said they would implement about showing what the “ #facts ” are
The #alleged#true#moon landing, it would be easier to believe NASA if they kept the #telemetry#data
#stories show little #consistency between astronauts if you actually look hard enough .
You will not see what you do not want to see, if you genuinely want to figure it out, you will look up all sides of the story and will continue to look into things that may make you uncomfortable to find the #ugly#truth
HYPERTENSION (HTN) ✨Blood Pressure: * Measure of the pressure exerted by blood against the walls of the arterial system * SBP: Systolic blood pressure is the peak pressure exerted against the arteries when the heart contracts * DBP: Diastolic blood pressure is the residual pressure of the arterial system during ventricular relaxation * BP = CO x SVR (systemic vascular resistance— force opposing the movement of blood)
HTN = SBP > 140 mmHg / DBP > 90 mmHg
HTN is often a #silent disease 🤫 because it is frequently asymptomatic until it becomes severe - pts w/ severe HTN may experience a variety of symptoms secondary to effects on blood vessels - 😴Fatigue, reduced activity tolerance, dizziness, palpitations, angina or dyspnea 😷 ✨MANAGEMENT:
🏃🏻♂️Lifestyle changes: exercise! Reduce stress!
🍎Diet changes: reduced sodium intake 🚭Smoking cessation 💊Drug Therapy: (will go in more detail in a later post!) Main actions: to decrease the volume of circulating blood and to reduce SVR
1️⃣Diuretics (such as Lasix): increases fluid excretion to decrease BP
2️⃣Beta-blockers (-olol): decreases CO
3️⃣Angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEI) (-pril): reduces
4️⃣Calcium channel blockers (-dipine, -zem): relaxes the heart and vessels to decrease BP
6 483 days ago
Ain’t that a beauty?! GT4 replica wheel waiting to be put in action 💪🏎 @turnracing
A newly installed Harvest Base Station. This is the brains of our system seen here on a dairy farm operating as a weather station.
This unit paired with our wireless soil moisture sensors creates the basis for accurate irrigation which is especially important in hot summers like we are currently experiencing. #agtech#harvest#dairy#farming#telemetry#iot#harvestthatdata
Happy #MEDICALMONDAY Fam! Today’s topic is cortisol levels. Did you know..
1. Cortisol is a steroid hormone made by your adrenal glands. It helps your body respond to stress, regulate blood sugar, and fight infections. If your cortisol levels are too high or too low, you may have a condition that needs treatment.
2. Signs of elevated cortisol levels include: severe fatigue, muscle weakness, depression, anxiety and irritability, loss of emotional control, cognitive difficulties, new or worsened high blood pressure, and headache. If untreated this can turn in to Cushing’s syndrome.
3. Low cortisol levels can turn in to Addison’s disease and symptoms include: extreme fatigue, weight loss and decreased appetite, darkening of your skin (hyperpigmentation), low blood pressure, even fainting, salt craving, low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), nausea, diarrhea or vomiting and abdominal pain.
4. Lowering cortisol levels include lifestyle management: adequate sleep, lowering stress, no caffeine at night, adequate sleep, adequate exercise. Raising cortisol levels also require lifestyle changes as mentioned above with the additional of cortisol supplementation via oral or injections.
Hope you guys have amazing week ahead of you! Love always, your favorite SICU nurse 💔
43 20956:50 PM Oct 15, 2018
I have my americano in hand so I’m now ready for 12 hours of craziness 🏩🤪💖
It sometimes can be hard to answer the question, “How was your day?” If you work in healthcare, you understand. Some days there just aren’t the right words for how the day went. Some days we deal with deaths, critically ill patients, getting punched in the stomach, I could go on... Other days you have nothing but pleasant sweet patients that make me LOVE my job. 💖 But no matter which way my day goes, I couldn’t imagine doing any other career. 🙌🏻
153 67665:08 PM Oct 14, 2018
Thank you God for allowing me to complete yet another assignment. Being a travel nurse comes w/ many pros & cons, but I can honestly say that this one assignment here hands down has been the best! The staff were very welcoming & made me feel at home & most of all they actually wanted me to stay. However, when I left Dallas I was in a place where I felt complacent & somewhat stagnant & knew that there was much more to life than just working. Who knows...this place may be 🏡 one day, but until then I must keep it moving. 😊