watching this movie was an enriching experience
i can’t believe its a real movie
Blood clot by James Archer
A thrombus, or blood clot, is the final product of the blood coagulation step in hemostasis.
Blood clotting is an important mechanism to help the body repair injured blood vessels.
Blood consists of:
-red blood cells containing hemoglobin that carry oxygen to cells and remove carbon dioxide (the waste product of metabolism)
-white blood cells that fight infection
-platelets that are part of the clotting process of the body
-blood plasma, which contains fluid, chemicals and proteins that are important for bodily functions.
Complex mechanisms exist in the bloodstream to form clots where they are needed. If the lining of the blood vessels becomes damaged, platelets are recruited to the injured area to form an initial plug. These activated platelets release chemicals that start the clotting cascade, using a series of clotting factors produced by the body. Ultimately, fibrin is formed, the protein that crosslinks with itself to form a mesh that makes up the final blood clot.
Blood clots are healthy and lifesaving when they stop bleeding. However, blood clots can also form abnormally, causing a heart attack, stroke, or other serious medical problems.
Most heart attacks and strokes result from the sudden formation of a blood clot on a waxy cholesterol plaque inside an artery in the heart or brain. When the plaque ruptures suddenly, thrombogenic substances inside the plaque are exposed to blood, triggering the blood clotting process.
I should not be up right now, but i kept having a horrible dream about being a shitty nurse. I was so far behind and I couldn’t chart and all my meds were late and fucked up. I had two patients that were total cares and I forgot about my seizure patient and there was another one I never even saw.
It was a never ending cycle of fuck all.
*Disclaimer: nothing even remotely like this has happened to me.
the animators for this movie had a snowflake generator so that every single snowflake in the movie was different and if you don’t think that’s really punk rock idk what to tell u
shame they couldn’t do that with women’s faces
I had my first three days in row this weekend. I don’t even know what daylight is anymore. I go to work when it’s dark and I come home when it’s dark. I took three patients on my own yesterday. So that was fun. I’m still very tired and my feet hurt from standing so long but I have today and tomorrow off so I think I should probably clean my room and do some organizing of my life and maybe tomorrow I will brave the world in the daylight for a bit.
I will say that my preceptor is a great nurse but she is a horrible drama queen so she takes forever to get out on time. Yesterday I got out only fifteen minutes late because I actually chart as I go. Instead of complaining about everything and waiting til after shift to chart shit.
But nursing is cool and I feel like I can actually say that I am a nurse now with confidence. So there’s that.
Also I got my dad the coolest universal remote for Christmas. If I’m being completely honest it really is a present for our whole family not just him.
Also, also tumblr seems so foreign not having been on it in so long.