Easy, dumb, common new grad mistakes - page 3

I'm about to start my first real nursing job, and I know that I will forget things, and make some mistakes. I was hoping to start a thread where people could share some common mistakes they've... Read More

  1. Visit  FutureCRNA? profile page
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    Quote from calivianya
    the force of the pressure WILL separate the tube and syringe and send the contents of your syringe flying all over yourself and your patient.
    I JUST did that while filling the balloon on a Foley. I sprayed saline all over my face & the patient. I very quickly reassured him (and myself) that it was just saline and not urine lol. But I learned my lesson
  2. Visit  NotReady4PrimeTime profile page
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    Quote from FutureCRNA?
    I JUST did that while filling the balloon on a Foley. I sprayed saline all over my face & the patient.
    Please don't use saline to inflate the balloon on a Foley. Use sterile water. If the Foley is in for even a couple of days the salt in the saline will crystallize inside the balloon, making it difficult or perhaps impossible to get it back out. Having had a urethral injury from a Foley myself, I can testify that it's no fun. For a long time.
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    Quote from janfrn
    Please don't use saline to inflate the balloon on a Foley. Use sterile water.
    Sorry, I meant whatever was in the kit.


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