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Death Rattle 201 by Mia A. Registered Nurse Posted Sun 25 Apr 2010 10:08am While I was in nursing school, I wrote on this blog about death rattle . Family members responses to that post revealed a lack of reassurance provided from the explanation. And some nurses I worked with reported that the interventions typically suggested (turning and repositioning and anticholinergic medications) sometimes either had no effect or ... Read on »
Death Rattle by Deanna C. Posted Sun 21 Feb 2010 10:05pm Most of us have heard this term. It is the noisy rattling sound that a dying person makes that can be very disturbing to hear. Death rattle happens when secretions gather in the throat because the person is too weak to swallow. The gurgling sound happens when air passes through the secretions upon ex ... Read on »
Death Rattle by Diana D. Patient Expert Posted Sun 18 Sep 2011 1:07pm I think that when I wrote this I was merely postponing the inevitable. At the time, I really did believe I could manage one blog post per month. And had I really tried, I would have succeeded. Instead, I’ve only posted twice since then, and one of those really doesn’t count, as it simply announced the winner of a giveaway. The facts are th ... Read on »
The death rattle by Garth M. Patient Expert Posted Tue 07 Oct 2008 7:21pm There seems to be no end to the dumbing down of medicine in the NHS, a great example of this is the empowerment of ambulance staff in a way that both defies logic and threatens to result in many unnecessary deaths. I use the term 'ambulance staff' as there are so many new varieties of Health Care Practitioners who ply their trade in ambulan ... Read on »
Hrens: The First Death Rattle of Our Unsustainable Economy by Chelsea Green Patient Expert Posted Wed 24 Sep 2008 11:53am If the collapse of Wall Street these past few days has proven anything, it’s that our economic system is unsustainable—the philosophical underpinnings of capitalism (Never-ending growth! Infinite resources!) are a fairy tale. The free market model just doesn’t work. We hate to say we told you so. Rebekah and Stephen Hren, authors of The Carbon-Free ... Read on »
The First Death Rattle of Our Unsustainable Economy, Part II by Chelsea Green Patient Expert Posted Mon 20 Oct 2008 8:30pm Rebekah and Stephen Hren, authors of The Carbon-Free Home: 36 Remodeling Projects to Help Kick the Fossil-Fuel Habit, have been writing a series of articles for the Huffington Post on the collapse of our unsustainable economy. You can read the first part here.   The following is an excerpt from Part II. We promised to take a lo ... Read on »
Finally! My kind of snow! by gailrae Patient Expert Posted Fri 20 Feb 2009 7:22pm     Snow started falling a day later than predicted: Saturday instead of Friday, and in fits and starts. The delay and the initial amount disappointed me. I figured, as with all the other promised snows this season, we might get a thin frosting that would ice the crumbs down then disappear in 12 hours. It snowed enough on Saturday, though, for ... Read on »
Valentine Dinner….and Firearms! by Jerry F. Patient Expert Posted Thu 14 May 2009 4:40pm When I think about it, I haven’t really “cooked” a proper meal for more than just myself since last summer, so a Valentine Dinner at home was just the thing last weekend.  I’ve had maybe one “good” Valentine’s day in my adult life… most of the time I’ve either been single, recently broken up or living through the final death rattle of a r ... Read on »
white trash neighbor by Melissa M. Patient Expert Posted Mon 16 Mar 2009 4:20pm We are still waiting to hear about the house. Yesterday we took my parents, brother and his fiance to check out the house. Everyone agreed that it was a good deal, but the question we have $$$ to fix it up? How long can we stand the "salmon" colored walls, no light fixtures, and pet stains on the carpet. These things are all fixable. ... Read on »
CPR study: Nix the mouth-to-mout... by passion4living Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth MavenFacebook Posted Wed 22 Oct 2008 4:23pm CPR study: Nix the mouth-to-mouth Heart attack victims fare twice as well with chest compressions only than with mouth-to-mouth too. By Thomas H. Maugh II, Times Staff Writer March 16, 2007 Overturning a century of conventional medical wisdom, Japanese researchers reported Thursday that simple ... Read on »