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  1. A very experienced ED nurse told me that if IV metoprolol is pushed too fast, it can "bottom out" a patient's pressures,...
    Jul 11
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  2. Help, please (on this AM after my third night shift). I don't know what to do. Need any of the following: encouragement,...
    Jun 30
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  3. If your behavior was out of character, then bravo. And if you can laugh at and forgive yourself for those few less than...
    May 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Are you a) secretly made of machinery? b) dedicated to patient-shaming? c) allergic to HIPAA and addicted to restraints,...
    May 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. This question is exactly why my hospital has a clear policy stating that when vancomycin is given, the pharmacist will...
    May 23
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  6. Agree, of course. No one should concentrate on CPR quantity without also quality. But why not focus on both?Music is a...
    May 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. So today I became aware that the new ideal CPR rate is "at least" 100 (and up to 120) compressions per minute with the ideal...
    May 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Haldol: CIWA patient, already gave them like 15 mg of Ativan in the first 6 hours of shift, then had to give 8mg in one hour...
    May 6
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  9. According to my understanding which I owe to your post: There are sterile flushes and non-sterile flushes. Sterile...
    Mar 14
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  10. Jem- It's Amazing "Patience, now frustrations in the air And people who don't care Well, it's gonna get you down ...
    Feb 11
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  11. Seattle? Maybe if you just look at the number of new grad positions, but if you compare that to the number of new grads the...
    Feb 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Adventure-friendly places I've heard new grads having luck getting jobs: 1) Idaho 2) Montana 3) Alaska 4) Texas 5) Colorado...
    Feb 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. A friend did a presentation on evidence-based approaches to this question. The general answer was it is generally OK to give...
    Jan 10
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  14. 2) My elderly male patient turned into a vampire, which was bad enough since I was still obligated to take care of them and...
    Jan 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. 1) I dreamed I'd just begun to take care of a full patient assignment when I was urgently assigned another patient (on...
    Jan 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. I've heard that studies have shown most nurses tend to exert a certain average amount of pressure when flushing that makes a...
    Nov 26 '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Ninja skill: transforming an unhappy patient or family member into a happier one.
    Nov 25 '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. It sounds like the safest option to prevent excessive pressure from being applied to a PICC line is to use a 10 cc syringe. ...
    Nov 25 '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Thank you, Lady.Free, for describing what a well-managed day looks like. Let me describe my less-well managed one. I'm...
    Nov 8 '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. I had a pharmacist at our hospital tell me never to dilute Ativan, because occasionally it crystallizes out of solution when...
    Oct 29 '13
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing

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