Good Idea: DIY - Ice Packs using Liquid Soap. Save money on buying ice packs by taking dish soap, pour it into a ziploc bag, then freeze it. The soap doesn't solidify so it molds to the shape you need, it gets colder and stays colder longer.
those of you who don't remember your Latin roots, here are some common medical prefixes and postfixes. Designed for doctors/nurses in training, but since many of us have to make our own medical decisions, it could be useful for anyone.
Cervical Dilation Chart - This is my favorite illustration of cervical dilation. It made me laugh the first time I saw it, and laughter is good in pregnancy and labor. :) I just ordered it for my birth class.
MONA: Immediate Treatment of MI Remember that MONA does not represent order in which you should administer these treatments. It is a mnemonic to help you remember the components of MI treatment, not the prioritization of them.