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Shhhh!  Quiet please!! Hospital Zone! Rotating Tourniquets                      

These were used in the treatment of Pulmonary Edema.  When treating the patient with pulmonary edema, we'd give the standard drugs (Oxygen, MSO4, Lasix, etc.)  place a Foley catheter -- then we'd start application of  rotating tourniquets.  Usually we'd only leave them in place until the Foley tube showed "Lasix urine" (real pale yellow to clear), the pts lungs would start to clear a bit - then we'd back 'em off.  REAL nurses used rubber tubing for this purpose, although in the '70's there was a rotating tourniquet machine by Jobst.  Never failed that you'd take the pt up to the floor and find that one tourniquet you'd forgotten to remove...

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IV BOTTLES ?
Rotating Tourniquets  ?
Housekeeping Duties expected of us DAILY ?
Bed Making ?
Smoking in the Hospital ?
Uniform & Shoe Inspection/ Wearing Your Cap / Dress Code ?
Equipment Care, Cleaning & Sterilization ?
Etiquette ?
Circoelectric Beds and More
Checking Needles for burrs by passing thru a 4x4 ?
Mixing Zephiran chloride for sterilization ?