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  1. C'mon guys take it easy on the OP. It's easy for anyone to get freaked out or second guess especially if another nurse...
    Dec 24 '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  2. Thanks guys! I've consulted with pharmacy, and will be working to get that changed.
    Dec 24 '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  3. I wasn't trying to calculate the initial rate, pharmacy already set that. This is for a rate change based on aPTT 6 hours...
    Dec 23 '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  4. Well, the doc ordered a cardiac (ACS) protocol, and pharmacy started it at max rate of 1000 units/hr or 12 units/kg/hr...
    Dec 22 '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  5. "If possible, heparin drips should be set based on units/hour or units/kg/hour...not based on the drip rate" I totally...
    Dec 22 '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  6. The weight used was 86.4 kg by pharm
    Dec 22 '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  7. The math: 12 units/kg/hr + 2 units/hr is 14 units/kg/hr 14 units x 86.4 kg is 1209.6 units/hr 1209.6 units/ hr x...
    Dec 22 '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  8. Yes, but the question is regarding what is in the patient's MAR: "If aPTT is 35-45 sec increase rate by 150 units/hr (2...
    Dec 22 '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  9. Ok, my hospital has a very confusing heparin protocol. For example: Patient weighs 86.4 kg Initial rate started at 1000...
    Dec 22 '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  10. OP, give it time results take some time to show up online in many states. Good luck!
    Dec 21 '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  11. 1. Please stop flirting with the dietary staff while I'm trying to give you report. I don't care what you do in your time,...
    Dec 9 '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. I'm pretty sure your hospital has a policy on this to show the physician. It's been my experience that docs are not up to...
    Sep 1 '13
    Forum: Orthopaedic Nursing
  13. OP, I suggest whatever you like as long as you make sure you have Microsoft Office. You will write tons of papers...
    Jul 7 '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  14. I second that response. Get a BSN, hospitals are starting to not hire ASNs. Hospitals won't care about your other...
    Jul 6 '13
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  15. Actually, the article is titled: High-Skill Jobs That Don’t Need a College Degree. What a bunch of crock!
    Jun 30 '13
    Forum: Nursing News
  16. Sounds like a nice offer. Good luck!
    Jun 26 '13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  17. OP, I think you are writing nursing off way too fast. How will you ensure going EMT will get you a job? Many ambulance...
    Jun 26 '13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  18. OP, don't let something like "personality" turn you off from becoming a doctor if that's what you want. I've been a nurse...
    Jun 26 '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. Try a job search for home health pediatric nurse and see what kind requirements you get. Plan based on the job market.
    Jun 25 '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  20. OP, you're right about direct-entry programs...no experience needed. If this is really what you want, then volunteer at a...
    Jun 25 '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student

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