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By Chaya

Joined Mar 5, '03. Posts: 1,089 (17% Liked) Likes: 405

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  1. @doppelganger The acuity level on this unit actually very high and many patients get dumped at this facility that are not...
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    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  2. I never would tell families/pts we are short. Didn't want to worry them and knew it is a no no . Well now on shifts like...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Doing tasks outside the job responsibility scope usually leads to liability issues.
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    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  4. How are you getting paid for each of them? Hourly? per visit? salary? To me, that makes a big difference.
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    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  5. Unfortunately, not all of the family members have good social or coping skills...stress increases the likelihood that people...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. Forewarning: this is an open letter that contains explicit material with which not everyone will find agreeable. However,...
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    Article Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. I would see no reason to flame you. I think we can discuss this civilly. I'm not suggesting that some men don't do the...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. Had a 30 something male patient ask me to help while he was walking into his bathroom just prior to discharge. He didn't...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. SO interesting that you posted this right now!! My husband and I are in the process of getting our oldest tested for...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. I understand what you're saying, and I could use some fine-tuning of my interpersonal skills as well. The frustrating thing...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. Yeah, you get used to it. You stop evaluating it really on the surface of what it is and start processing it more as a...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Thank you for this. Thank you, thank you, thank you. At the beginning of my shift one night on a med-surg floor, I was...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. There have been studies done that show that about 70% of patients who end up with cardiopulmonary arrest experience feelings...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. We have lists posted of criteria to call a rapid response for. The last item on the list is bigger, bolder, and all caps:...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. The 'breakfast nurse' was able to secure chicken nuggets, fries and ranch dressing for my little friend. Didn't want to...
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    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  16. Depends on policy, but I would try and lock it up the same way we do pts home meds that they can't keep at bedside. They can...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Its 6:35pm, census is 6 patients on a 16 bed icu.... Just as I'm about to give report, the oncoming nurses states how...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. Eh I leave my work shoes at work, follow basic hand hygeine and take off my uniform when I get home. I figure my kids...
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    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  19. toothbrushing tach is a major differential diagnosis in most ccus. :d
    Chaya
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  20. Last May, my grandmother spent her final days in the critical care unit. I was able to fly out and spend her final 5 days...
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    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  21. Death is the reason why I decided to become a nurse. I know, itís a rather strange thing to say and I probably donít mean...
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    Article Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  22. This is a fact. I hate discrimination (period)
    Chaya
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  23. In my facility, the surgeon places the first dressing under sterile conditions in the OR. That dressing stays in place for...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. As an OR nurse I understand the necessity for sterile technique for a lot of dressing changes. But if you arent prepping the...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. I was taught to use clean technique for wounds because a wound is not clean. The bacteria on the patient's skin has already...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  26. I just have to share this... I had a severe morbidly obese lady a few days ago. When I started the shift she was listless...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  27. LOL Yup! That's why I said "safe." ;-) Only nurses can appreciate the humor (and truth) in "Asystole is a stable rhythm."...
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    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  28. nurses learn many life skills on the job, managing chaos is just one of them :) if you enjoyed this please click the...
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    Toon Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  29. because: no matter how crazy it makes me, i can't think of another job i'd want to do right now. i really do enjoy...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  30. Tequila. Seriously...I go because I am never bored--I never know what each day will bring and I learn something new every...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  31. Funny, I just wrote about it as a way for nurses to gain power. Good to see it is out there. I began exploring this four...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  32. I disagree with one point made by the PP. Chronic care is not devalued. In fact, from my own job offers, those...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  33. CONGRATULATIONS, YOUíRE JUST A NURSE JUST a nurse. I am JUST a nurse. No big deal, had I been more adventurous maybe I...
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    Article Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  34. Shared governance is controversial because some hospitals make a good faith effort to engage nurses while it is window...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  35. i'm picturing you and the cna with giant mallets, playing wack-a-mole... :lol2:
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  36. ((((((Aviationurse)))))) Happy Birthday!!:wavey: Been there and done that......I know the feeling of despair all too...
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    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  37. Carol, I appreciate your post, especially the bit about needing to know all aspects of a topic in order to integrate it....
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    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  38. Hello, I'm so glad people are still posting to this thread because I will be completing (hopefully) nursing school in...
    Chaya
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  39. i smiled at your post. not a 'happy' smile...it was bittersweet... acknowledging your loss of a pt who touched you, both...
    Chaya
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  40. If the patient is unable to make decisions for themselves, then sometimes you have to do things that they don't want. If...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  41. NUMB. FROZEN. PARALYZED. STUPID. FAILURE. I felt these emotions and more on that decided day. I failed second semester...
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    Article Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  42. As a final assignment near the end of nursing school, I was asked to write an essay describing my most memorable experience...
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    Article Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  43. These are probably just surly people who need something to be surly about - its nothing against you personally. :) I am...
    Chaya
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  44. We have 1mg, 2mg, and 4 mg carpujets. Makes it convenient for almost any dose.
    Chaya
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  45. are leftpondians drastically more sensitive to Morphine or something ... 2 mg even IV may as well be homeopathic ... most...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  46. i gotta say those vials all cost about the same, so while it's offensive to those of us who believe "a scout is thrifty,"...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  47. Most common doses are 4-6mg, and we have 2mg, 4mg & 10mg carpujects.
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  48. 2, 4 and 10mg here too. We have run out of morphine and had to use 2mg of 10mg carpujet. Usually though we give 2mg or...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  49. Where I've worked, we'd use what we needed and save the rest for another dose for the same person. Then at the end of the...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  50. we have 2mg vials, however I work in a nicu and we give morphine based on a range which is 0.05mg/kg up to 0.2mg/kg, which...
    Chaya
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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