Mistakes you'll never make, again. Mistakes you'll never make, again. | allnurses

Mistakes you'll never make, again.

  1. 0 I thought a good topic for today would be changes in your practice due to things that have happened.

    I'll start with my most recent work experience.

    I don't care anymore what the pt says, even if they tell me they are currently on their period (unless there's documentation of hysterectomy) every female that comes in is getting a pregnancy test done prior to X-ray.

    While it wasn't directly related to me, I did triage on pt and hcg wasn't done prior to X-ray.. Even X-ray people question Pts and they may not be honest.
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  3. Visit  psu_213 profile page
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    Push IV decadron...
  4. Visit  NurseOnAMotorcycle profile page
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    About 4 years ago I put the name of the wrong hospital on a resume. Embarrassing! (Didn't get a call back either, wonder why?)
  5. Visit  Sassy5d profile page
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    Quote from psu_213
    Push IV decadron...
    I don't like pushing any medications ha!
  6. Visit  limaRN profile page
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    Quote from Sassy5d

    I don't like pushing any medications ha!
    We push iv decadron as long as its done slowly...
  7. Visit  limaRN profile page
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    We push iv decadron as long as its done slowly...
  8. Visit  Sassy5d profile page
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    Quote from limaRN
    We push iv decadron as long as its done slowly...
    Ya I'm big at diluting in small ns bag lol
  9. Visit  prnqday profile page
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    -Pushed reglan too fast. Pt. had reaction. For now on, I'm pushing ALL IV meds slow, unless I'm in a Code or something.
  10. Visit  RNFiona profile page
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    We push IV decadron in ED all the time....
  11. Visit  RNFiona profile page
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    I RECEIVED IV Reglan too fast. That sucked. My hands got " stuck" . They looked like little claws. Good times.
  12. Visit  RNFiona profile page
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    When I was a new grad there was an order for Demerol 50mg/Vistaril 25mg IVP. And I gave it. Pharmacy caught the order and then saw that I had given it. Vistaril IV big no-no. No harm came to the pt but I definitely never did THAT again.
  13. Visit  glutton4punishment profile page
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    I will NEVER assume that a female is not pregnant.

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