Archive for September, 2016

Newborn Vaccine, immunizationAt 1: 15 a.m., a concerned mother rushed into the emergency department, asking me to check her child’s body. The baby was sleeping on his mother’s arm, slightly warm to touch, and two months old. 36. 3° Celsius came through the thermometer ( via axilla). The mother informed me that her son was given vaccine injection at 2 p.m.  in the afternoon. I informed her that slight elevation in body temperature after 24hours of vaccine injection is a common side effect.

In connection to the situation above, I’d like to share a cheat sheet on newborn vaccines and their side effects. (more…)

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Together with my colleagues, we visited Al Khobar seaside. This was in lieue with the Eid Al Adha commemoration throughout the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Our management allowed us to visit Al Khobar. It’s a two and a half ride from Al Hassa, our place of work.

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For a day in our primary healthcare setting, we received more than ten patients or clients for wound care. They’re either with post surgery wound or minor laceration or abrasions due to minor home accidents. They came alone or with significant others, who at times annoy your neurons because of fear.

Wound, abrasion, laceration

As a nurse, your priority is to manage the impaired skin integrity promptly. It will be followed by pain management, and emotional needs of patient/ client and his significant other. The nurse’s goal is to ease the healing process and prevent wound complications such as infection. So the following is the step by step process on how to execute wound care according to two different cases. (more…)

I got a chance to assist an oral surgery today. And I’m thrilled to share it’s nursing management.

Frenotomy, Frenectomy

Screenshot from NIH.gov

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