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Shoutout to disabled witches who can’t go for walks in nature because it’s inaccessible.

Shoutout to disabled witches who can’t ingest the food they make as offerings.

Shoutout to disabled witches who can’t garden and buy their herbs

Shoutout to disabled witches who can’t speak spells.

Shoutout to disabled witches who are on bedrest and can’t practice.

Shoutout to disabled witches who can’t make their own tools.

Shoutout to the witches in wheelchairs, with crutches, with walkers, canes, feeding tubes, central lines, ports, nonverbal, in the hospital, in bed, blind witches, Deaf witches, HoH witches,
Shoutout to disabled witches.

No matter how you practice, you are valid, you are still a witch.

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If you’re not watching One Day at a Time on Netflix you’re seriously missing out

The reboot has deviated from the ‘70s original in a couple of obvious ways. For one, the new Netflix version features a Latino cast (Cuban-American Penelope Alvarez is a single mom of two with a live-in mother of her own). But equally important is one of the central story lines, which focuses on the sexual orientation of Penelope’s daughter, Elena. In the first season, the feminist teenager comes out to her family. Throughout the ensuing episodes, her family struggles with the news in complicated, but meaningful ways.

some examples of central plot lines in various sunny episodes:

• mac and dennis trying and failing to live without each other
• mac and dennis being domestic in the suburbs
• mac and dennis secretly masturbating together
• mac and dennis coming up with increasingly homoerotic merchandising ideas
• mac and dennis scheming together to get dennis out of his marriage
• mac and dennis going on a fancy dinner date
• mac and dennis seducing each other’s moms because they couldn’t bang each other

Home Nurse Causes Port Infection. I Can’t Catch A Break!


I am so upset. Can’t I just go a few weeks without having a problem or being hospitalized? My port wound has gotten even worse and is infected. So pissed off at the home nurse who caused this.😡 


I don’t think I’ve written about this yet but when I got discharged from the hospital in April after having my port surgery and spending almost two weeks inpatient a home nurse ripped the steristrips off my incision site without asking me if he could or telling me he was going to. Ever since he did that the incision site has given me trouble…

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Central Line - Walking Into Sunshine

To the management who gives nurses grief for not clocking out on time after a shitty shift… screw you. You seriously think I want to spend any more time there than absolutely necessary? We spent three hours of nothing but transfusions, boluses, Levophed, central lines, BiPAP, bicarb, and a shit ton of other stuff trying to keep that patient alive. None of us could take a lunch because we were grossly understaffed. I had to stay late to chart on the six units of blood, 5L boluses, mixed Levophed, 2 amps of bicarb, 2 amps of calcium chloride, bicarb gtt, and all the other shit we did to try and keep them alive. I missed seeing my toddler son in the morning because he had to go to daycare before I could get home to see him. And you think I’m riding the clock? Seriously, screw you. Screw. You.

Originally posted by demondetoxmanual

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Some of the impressive art work of art deco period artist, Leslie Ragan. Her use of perspective, lines, color, and shading are some of the styling cues that make her a quintessential art deco period artist. These images are form her New York Central System line. Leslie Ragan, 1897-1972.

The Last Novelization: Chapter 4 Part 2

Quick reminder: Some of the novel dialogue is actually different from the movie dialogue. 

Aaaaand I’m just going to shut up now and let you guys get to the line that gave me all the feels. Still not sorry for teasing XD

The next section gets done when it gets done, so please don’t ask me when that will be.

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Central Lines

Central lines are large intravenous lines placed into veins such as the internal jugular vein (neck), subclavian vein (chest) or femoral vein (groin). They can be used to administer multiple medications, fluids and blood transfusions at the same time (depending on the number of lumens, which are the entry sites), take blood without the need for venepuncture, and for measurement techniques such as measuring central venous pressure.

Central lines are commonly used in oncology and haematology as patients are likely to require IV chemotherapy, fluids, electrolyte replacement, IV antiemetics, blood transfusions and daily blood tests.

TYPES OF CENTRAL LINES

PORT/Portacath: A small, usually circular, appliance that is inserted under the skin in the chest. It is connected to a line that enters a large vein. The appliance is made of a rubber type material that is usually “accessed” by inserting a needle attached to an IV line, secured with a dressing. The advantage of the PORT is that it can be kept in the body without being accessed for long periods of time, and therefore only accessed when required. 

Vas Cath: A type of central line that is usually used for dialysis in renal patients. It has at least two lumens - one to take blood from the body and one to return it. There may be a third lumen for the administration of IV fluids or medications.

Hickman’s Line: A type of tunnelled central line that is usually inserted into the jugular vein, with the exit site at the chest. It is usually used for chemotherapy in cancer patients, but can also be used for IV fluids and medications, to take blood, etc. Hickman’s Lines may be inserted for apheresis, such as stem cell collection.

PICC Line: A peripherally-inserted central catheter is inserted into a vein in the arm, and then advanced through into the the larger veins with the tip usually resting in the distal superior cava. They are thought to have lower rates of infection, and reduced likelihood of a pneumothorax upon insertion.

NURSING TIPS IN THE CARE OF CENTRAL LINES

  • Know that the line is in the correct place before using it. Central lines will be xrayed once inserted to ensure they are placed correctly.
  • Know when the line’s dressing needs to be changed. Central line dressings should be done aseptically, and may be done every week (depending on the facility’s policy). Dressings should be changed if they are lifting, to prevent infection entering the area.
  • Make sure you look at the insertion site before using the line. Look for redness, ooze and swelling, feel for heat, and ask the patient if they have any pain. Pain should only be present initially from the insertion of the line. 
  • Don’t forget to lock the line with heparin when they are not connected to fluids. Some lines (e.g. apheresis Hickman’s Lines) require certain amounts of heparin, which should be written on the lumen.
  • If you don’t know how to use a central line, ask!!!