Horribly Lazy Question....

  1. A while back someone posted some info on the lab study for CHF the BNP.

    What sources to you guys use for information such as this?

    We've got internet at the nurses station now and was wondering the best sites to look up stuff. Our internet homepage is a pharmacy/drug site that is awesome.

    But what about labs and such.

    Usually, I just google and have good luck.

    Thanks.
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  3. by   NurseGirlKaren
    how about from the drug company? I can't think of the name off the top of my head but the drug is Natrecor. The reps have done inservices with us and I'd imagine they would have all the studies compiled to make it easier for you (to convince you to use their drug!).
  4. by   Sleepyeyes
    you got internet at the nurse's station???

    *drooooool*

    Anyhow after a Google search, I found this. It's an interesting read:

    http://pangloss.ucsfmedicalcenter.or...abupdates.html
    Last edit by Sleepyeyes on Mar 6, '03
  5. by   Tweety
    Thanks!
  6. by   ShandyLynnRN
    Originally posted by Sleepyeyes
    you got internet at the nurse's station???

    *drooooool*

    Anyhow after a Google search, I found this. It's an interesting read:

    http://pangloss.ucsfmedicalcenter.or...abupdates.html

    We have internet at out nurses station too, but are not allowed to be online for anything other than use of the hospitals internet site, human resources, calendar and such, and "nursing" related stuff...our hospital "subscribes" to micromedex and carenotes for info on drugs and patient ed resources... we are also "allowed" to research illnesses for out patients or ourselves.

    I do find time occasionally to visit this site, as it IS for allNURSES... but I am careful about which posts I read for fear of fetting into trouble.

    I find it silly that we cannot "surf the net" or play games, on breaks ofcourse. But hey, not such a big deal that I would blow a vessel over it.

    Just out of curiosity, aside from deleting TIF files and cookies, and history, is there any way to "hide" the sites we visit? (not that we can access many sites because they are blocked) ( I often wonder if they are actually paying someone to snoop into where we have been online. Seems like that money could be better allocated)

    Anyone know?
  7. by   NurseDennie
    Welllllll... In fact, they probably do have somebody 'snooping.'

    You can erase your tracks on *your* PC but since it's networked, I'm afraid that you can't do much of anything about that. If the software is any good, you wouldn't even be able to find the tracks.

    Love

    Dennie
  8. by   prmenrs
    Night shift used to play online @ work, uploaded a game, got a virus--NO MORE FUN!!!! Too hard to get rid of the virus, nurse manager had to listen to a bunch of crap from Data Processing, etc.....yada, yada.

    AND, because of that HIPPA, or whatever it is, not supposed to look @ our own or families lab, x-ray results. Yeah, right--my son gets a CAT scan to check his VP shunt, I check the computer, OK? (Actually, I brought the film upstairs for one of the neo attendings to look at w/me! )
  9. by   Tweety
    People abuse the internet and surf all the time. Myself included (usually just to visit here or vegetarian sites). Although technically it is for looking up drugs and nursing related things.

    It's become an invaluable tool. For instance on the cardiac floor we needed some brushing up on myasthenia gravis (sp?) and went on the net and printed up some stuff for the nurses.

    It's wide open for everyone to see what you're doing so most of don't do anything we wouldn't want anyone to see.

    I went into another unit and saw someone surfing this site looking for jokes to print up. I didn't let on who I was on this site. hehehe.

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