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AnnieOaklyRN, BSN, RN, EMT-P 19,862 Views

Joined Oct 24, '06. AnnieOaklyRN is a RN, Paramedic. She has 'Previously ER RN, 17 years in EMS (yes, I still love it) , IV RN 8 months!' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'IV RN, (911) Paramedic'. Posts: 1,939 (31% Liked) Likes: 2,031

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    HeySis and SallyA781 like this.

    Please do not put someone on a non-rebreather at 5 LPM, you are actually giving them less oxygen than is in the atmosphere! A non-rebreather needs to be at at least 10 LPM of oxygen.

    Please review oxygen delivery devices.

    Also I hope you documented all of this, as it sounded like you wanted to send her out and it sounds like she was lethargic secondary to hypercarbia.

    Annie

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    I don't think you will find a part time nursing program, but you may find one with more flexible clinical times like in the evening etc. Nursing is a lot of work so you may want to wait until your kids are older or your husband can work less.

    Annie

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    Fiona59 and sallyrnrrt like this.

    The patient is probably an alcoholic and is not interested in stopping. It's Ativan or Whiskey, both MAY interact with medications, but since the patient may seize without either you have to pick your poison.

    Annie

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    HeySis, RainMom, sevensonnets, and 1 other like this.

    This is going to sound terrible, but...

    Welcome to college millennial. It's called hard work, college is not easy, especially nursing, suck it up, this is the norm!

    Annie

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    Dazglue, NightNerd, RainMom, and 18 others like this.

    I would be more concerned about why you did chest compressions if you felt a radial pulse??

    It depends on your hospital with regards to called a code. If you have a stat team I would do that instead, but either way if you are in a non critical care area you need some help. Just remember although seizures can be somewhat alarming to watch they are generally self limiting.

    Also patients can initially have seizure activity when they first go into cardiac arrest, especially with VT and VF, so it was a good idea on checking for an actual pulse. If you feel a pulse however, especially a radial pulse there is no need to do compressions.

    Annie

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    If i did the math right the drip will be done at 12:11.

    It's been a while though...

    Annie

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    Pick and choose your battles. This was a small irritation in the grand scheme of life. Get over it and move on, without being a whiner who complains about little crap, little crap which could get those staff members in trouble or will fall on deaf ears anyway.

    No one on this board can say they have never done or said anything inappropriate in front of a patient, or said something a patient wasn't happy with. Remember how you would feel if that patient complained about you and you got called into the "office" for it.

    In the game of life remember karma really does exist!

    Annie

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    All you ever write about here is DRAMA. You LOVE creating DRAMA. Leave them alone, for god sakes they were talking politics WHO CARES! GROW UP!

    Entitled whiney patients/coworkers like you are the reason nurses leave nursing!!!

    Annie

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    Hi,

    I liked doing power points as long as it was a topic of interest, but papers, not so much. I think I have a bit of ADHD so my attention span is less than stellar!

    Annie

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    Rocknurse, Ruas61, Davey Do, and 1 other like this.

    who cares, get a life!

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    Yes, I did have it inspected. You actually do not want to pump it before inspection. They actually said those bacteria products do not make a difference and that seems to be the online consensus.

    I am more worried about what cleaning products and laundry detergents etc are ok for me to use? Are there specific ones for septic tanks?

    Annie

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    Hi,

    I know this has nothing to do with nursing...

    I am a nurse and am about to buy a house (closing on October 7) and it has a septic tank, and that thing makes me nervous!

    I am just looking for advice as far as how to take care of it. Are there only certain soaps and detergents I can use? I plan no disinfecting the crap out of the house before I move in, but I don't want to over doit and kill all the bacteria in the tank and have issues.

    Any tips or advice is welcome! I am probably afraid of nothing, but I have never had one of these. Any other tips for my first time owning an actual house would be great too! Thanks

    Annie

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    EMS--slow walk----> Nursing -----RUNNING-----> EMS


    Annie

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    NurseEmmy likes this.

    Quote from KRVRN
    Is it still hot where you live? Leaving your things in a hot car should kill any hitch hikers from coming home.
    MAY kill them, I wouldn't risk that!

    Annie

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    evastone, NurseEmmy, and KatieMI like this.

    1) Bed bugs are resistant to many pesticides and they also hide in places like sockets where the pesticide won't even reach. The only proven treatment is high heat (I think it is around 150 degrees) and if this is attached apartments the entire complex would need to be treated with the heat since they pass through walls. The heat treatment costs thousands of dollars which is why they are not doing it.

    2) See number 1. If this is an apartment that is attached to other apartments treating one of the units is not doing anything since they will continue to pass through the walls and hide.

    3) As another poster eluded to they will hitchhike home with you in a bag, or in your shoes etc, so don't take them into your home. I would document on an incident report about the problem every day you go to work so if you get them in your house you will have some legal recourse.

    4) Please stop spraying yourselves in pesticide, you are poisoning yourselves and it doesn't work. As I said they are resistant to many pesticides.

    5) I would quit that place ASAP in order to not risk getting bed bugs in my house!!


    Good luck

    Annie


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