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  1. Looking for how different units handle patient's home meds. We are horrible at returning them upon discharge. Currently, we...
    Oct 4
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  2. sign me up!
    Sep 18 '11
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  3. I haven't had lunch in 35 years....rarely get paid for it. It comes down to staffing by numbers. You can't leave 1 nurse in...
    Sep 18 '11
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  4. ICU ratio's at my hospital are anything that is required.....1:2, 1:3, 1:4
    Sep 17 '11
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  5. Perhaps if nurses didn't have to use our vacation time when we get sick, we'd stay home and prevent passing on illness to...
    Sep 17 '11
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  6. How does everyone feel about the latest trends in hospital administration's demands that all nurses must receive the...
    Sep 17 '11
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  7. oral gastric tubes decrease the changes of sinus infections. By bypassing the nose you deminish the risk.
    Sep 17 '11
    Forum: Neuro Intensive Care Nursing
  8. online ACLS is just fun! It's like a video game. It'll let you do anything you want.....even give epi during VT haha. I...
    Sep 17 '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  9. our ratio for Cardiac SDU is 5:1, working hard to cut it to 4:1. Is 5:1 do-able? sometimes, does it suck? Always. There is...
    Jul 18 '11
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  10. 1.) Does your intensive care unit have a specific guideline or protocol regarding enteral nutritional therapy in critically...
    May 19 '11
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  11. We do sedation vacations on every patient. It not only gives us time to evaluate the neuro statis of the patient, their...
    May 19 '11
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  12. I don't think it will hurt your attempts at returning. Life needs change our ability to devote ourselves to the job, any...
    May 19 '11
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  13. yep, 20 minutes minimum, then groin and circ checks q15 min x4, q 30min x4, q1hr x4 then q4hrs
    May 19 '11
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  14. I currently work in a rural community hospital where I rotate between ICU and stepdown. Our ratio is 5:1. Most days it's a...
    May 19 '11
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  15. It's been a few years, but yes when I worked shock-trauma, we use to prone people as a last ditch effort to try and...
    May 19 '11
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  16. I don't mind students that shadow me but I do expect interest, enthusiasm and some decent questions.
    May 19 '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Your off time is yours.
    May 19 '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Let's face it, no one will beat us up better than ourselves when we make a mistake. A mistake is something we all strive NOT...
    May 19 '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. I belong to AACN, a critical care nurse organization. You pay the membership fee and that's it. Memberships can be 1 year,...
    May 19 '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. set the pump at a rate of 200, thus the 100ml bag will infuse in 30 min.
    May 19 '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion

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