Tag Archives: triage

Straddle Injuries

Yesterday I saw a 2yo female a couple hours after she had suffered a straddle injury in daycare. She had fallen on a partition board that surrounded the play area and injured her groin.

This was the first time I triaged this type of injury, but I knew from reading provider notes that these injuries are usually minor and can result in discomfort with urination or bowel movements.
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Feeling Frustrated

Don’t you hate it when you have unsatisfying visits? Like when there is no clear diagnosis or you just feel inadequate as a health care provider?

I had two of those yesterday.

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Blisters on shoulder- A Case Study

I saw a rash similar in appearance to the one above and at first assumed it was a 2nd degree blistered burn. That is until I found out more history and looked closer at the vesicles.

An 11 year old female presents for blisters on R shoulder on a Thursday.

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Working at a community clinic

Let’s start with saying I never imagined working at a community health center and after my first job at one, vowed to never do it again. Fate had something else in mind. I love my current job working with kids, speaking in Spanish all day, and really feeling like I make a difference. Before considering a nursing job at a community health center, find out more about your role there.

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