Can I Put Coffee through a Central line?
9 June, 2013 § 1 Comment
For many nurses out there coffee, or any form of caffeine (hello Diet Coke!) is an absolute necessity. Stethoscope, scissors, hemostats, pen light, pens, and caffeine. In my world caffeine comes in many forms, the most common being coffee or brewed iced tea but in dire situations, such as a split shift or 16 hour shift where my sleep has been minimal, I will resort to a 5-hour energy. Caffeine helps nurses trick their brains into thinking that what nurses do is normal or, even worse, fun. The ungodly waking hours and working hours, those long shifts, the endless amounts of gross things we see and smell, and of course, the paperwork, is all made better by a steady dose of caffeine delivered throughout the day. I have always wondered if I could just put coffee through a central line in order to get about 100ml/h for 10-12 hours a day. Yes, life would be grand.
Reaching Utopia has an infographic entitled “Why Coffee and Tea is Amazing for You” which is packed with a lot of cool information. Enjoy the infographic here on SCNC (that stands for Straight Cath No Chaser for those of you playing the home version) and then head on over to Reaching Utopia and enjoy the awesome website they have put together as well.