Latest Comments by klone

Latest Comments by klone

klone, MSN, RN 61,583 Views

Joined Apr 2, '03 - from 'Denver, CO, US'. klone is a L&D. She has '10+' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Women's health, research, lactation'. Posts: 10,869 (54% Liked) Likes: 25,678

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    TheCommuter and BeenThere2012 like this.

    The only site in which you need to aspirate is the dorsogluteal.

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    JustMe54 and LibraSunCNM like this.

    I do what Elvish does with regard to swaddling the baby except the one foot. I will also hold the baby in one arm, which allows gravity to really help. It took me a few years to get proficient at it, but once I got the technique down, I could do amazing perfect circles every time.

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    poppycat and KelRN215 like this.

    Yes, need more clarification. Your last paragraph in particular confused me.

    I don't understand how one would attach a syringe to an ampule (vial?) without some sort of needle.

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    For experienced nurses, the job market here is quite good. Pay is okay, not great, relative to COL and housing prices. Denver has one of the biggest disparities between COL and wages of any area in the country, and it has one of the hottest housing markets in the nation. Seriously, for the homes in the $250,000-400,000 range, you have to be super competitive. We just sold our home, and after two days on the market, we had three offers (two of which were OVER asking price).

    Wages would depend on years of experience. There isn't any union presence here. Depending on your years of experience, you can probably expect to start at $28-34/hour base pay.

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    Quote from CardiacDork
    I think those are vocera.
    Again, not a Vocera. A vocera is more like a walkie-talkie.

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    Thanks guys, appreciate it! It will be my last legacy to my clinic (my last day is Friday) - that the next supervisor never have to go hunting throughout the hospital for one of our G.D. ultrasound machines that got borrowed overnight and not returned.

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    ClaraRedheart likes this.

    Thanks. I'm looking at them to attach to our portable ultrasound machines, which often get "borrowed," not for our nurses.

    It's not a Vocera.

    So, for those of you who use them, I'm just looking for brands for my research, not editorial opinions on the devices themselves. Hill-Rom is helpful. I just don't know what they're called.

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    It's an oval plastic thing that clips to your scrub top and it's able to track where nurses are? Is there a trade name for them or are they called something?

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    Kitiger likes this.

    Did they know you were going to be in school when they offered you the LPN position? How are they working with you to accommodate your school hours?

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    llg and dudette10 like this.

    Quote from dudette10
    There are a lot of holes in this story: Did she ingest peanuts? What were her presenting signs and symptoms? What was the medical assessment of the girl once she arrived at the hospital? Did anyone confirm that the pesto's pine nuts had been substituted with peanuts?
    I think that the nurse screwed up. As someone with a lifelong anaphylactic allergy to tree nuts, I side wholly with the student. It doesn't matter if she has NO presenting s/sx. If she believes she has ingested peanuts (and trust me, when your whole life you've been trained to detect a nut in a piece of food, you get pretty good at being able to discern if there are nuts in something or if you just ate a tiny bit of nut), then per her allergy plan, she should get the Epipen immediately. A delay could kill her. And it's not like we're dealing with a 6-year-old here. She's 14 or 15 years old, far old enough to take personal responsibility for her allergy and should be taken seriously about it.

    Even if the pesto did not have peanuts in it (and yes, I too have had false alarms), I believe it's still recommended that the Epipen be administered if you have strong belief there was an exposure, even if there aren't yet any sx.

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    AJJKRN and llg like this.

    I would just tell them that as soon as you realized it wasn't a good fit, you quit in an effort to save them additional time and resources to continue to orient you.

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    Kooky Korky, Mia415, and Sour Lemon like this.

    At this time, the answer is no. Our info on it is constantly changing.

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    [QUOTE=curious1nurse;9188428 What if it was from the needle that I gave insulin SQ to the pt who is HIV positive?[/QUOTE]

    I would suggest doing more reading about BLOODBORNE pathogens and transmission of HIV.

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    AJJKRN and Rocknurse like this.

    Quote from Kooky Korky
    Understood. Please address the specific stated situation, though.
    They did, did they not?

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    Buyer beware and nursel56 like this.

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