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  1. Hi everyone I have been an operating room nurse for nearly eight years. I really enjoy what I do but I have had dreadful...
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    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  2. Yes- for most it does take a long time to be completely comfortable. I'd say it took me almost 2 years to really feel...
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    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  3. Just know that it takes a LONG time to get totally comfortable. Most people say at least a year. We train for 6 months...
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    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  4. *rubs hands together* Ah! I feel like I can have some authority on this! I, too, came from a med/surg-but-mostly-post-op...
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    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  5. It is suspected that the majority of healthcare workers carry MRSA. I worked in a hospital for awhile that was trialing...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. And if you can't get an order for that (which has happened to me before, unfortunately), lab needs to draw directly from a...
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    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  7. If your patient is on high dose pressors you should have an A-line to draw labs off of period. Titrating high dose pressors...
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    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  8. I have a 2nd interview this week for a job working weekend nights in the ICU at a local hospital. I am a new grad, and I...
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    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  9. Depends on the new grad. I started along with other people who were also straight out of school like myself. Some did...
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    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  10. The following name has been changed and the situation slightly altered to protect the privacy of those involved. However, it...
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    Article Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. most of us don’t get much choice over whether or not we work nights, although we might get a choice about when. we also get...
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    Article Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. I can't add to the discussion (I start my first shift as a nurse in about 50 hours), but I just had to comment on the...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. I think a lot of it has to do with the charting requirements. I have been a nurse a long time and have seen many trends come...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Tim Kwong was “the first person to set a car on fire” in the riot. Kwong issued a written apology on his Facebook page...
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    Forum: Nursing News
  15. Well, I work L&D and I still consider myself a "floor nurse". By "floor nurse" I meant working on a floor in a hospital (as...
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    Forum: Washington DC Nursing
  16. Not exactly what you're looking for, but one of our surgeons wears his scrub pants a bit loose. One day in surgery they...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. I will say that night shifters seem to be more self-sufficient, but that is out of necessity, not out of wanting it, know...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. My unit finds some excuse to have a "party" at least once a week (so and so's birthday, baby shower, or let's just throw a...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  19. I had to giggle, b/c we've got a couple of those where I work. Honestly though at my hospital it's the ICU nurses who have...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. I take this as a venting thread and nothing more. Lets just keep it civil and realize that we all have difficult jobs. ...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. As a nurse of some years' duration, I've often been accused of harboring a rather warped sense of humor. I'm not sure what...
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    Article Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. I never watched the show, but Grey's Anatomy is one line of scrubs that comes in really small sizes that fit really small...
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    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  23. I find this article fascinating...the study argues that exogenous phytoestrogens somehow help stave off breast cancer. The...
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    Forum: Nursing News
  24. 5 cups.....that's a quota I can easily reach :D
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    Forum: Nursing News
  25. Check you're square wave and make sure you're not over/underdampened
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    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  26. I always throw in a good flush to look for a plateau in my wave form too. :up:
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    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  27. 1) Turn stopcock off to patient 2) Remove cap 3) Press "Zero" 4) Replace cap 5) Turn stopcock back to neutral
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    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  28. good for you! seems as though you learned most of the important stuff. (see #5)
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  29. Yeah, for some reason, thinking of all the germs floating around in the hospital keeps my libido in check pretty well during...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  30. surprising the number of people, that see TV medical shows are the REAL thing. First thing I learn being first year...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  31. If you're not looking to offend, maybe you shouldn't have included the word "morons" in the post. Just a thought. (:
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  32. I learned some of these rules the hard way, and others I learned through the misfortunes of others. When...
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    Article Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  33. Not too long ago, I signed my name as "RN" for the first time. I felt like a kid in a candy store. I mentioned it to one...
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    Article Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  34. Have you ever wondered what the stress of nursing is doing to you? We know that stress causes cortisol levels to rise which...
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    Article Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  35. nurses make the cover of may issue philadelphia magazine "nurses tell all: the inside secrets to navigating philly...
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    Forum: Nursing News
  36. Coul be a couple things; could be another applicant was deemed a better personality-fit for the unit, the position already...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  37. back of my hand to pt's forehead.
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    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  38. monotherm foley caths. Unless you've got a freak ICU pt that doesn't need a foley (that happens) or someone with a 3way,...
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    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  39. I love to see newbie proud of themselves. This of course couldn't have happen without the hospital critical care program &...
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    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  40. I work steady night shift... so does my spouse (also a nurse)... When working my nights, I sleep from 10am until 5pm......
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  41. I have been a nurse for 14 years and over the years I have learned many things. I have learned that there are days when 12...
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    Article Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  42. She knew what she wanted. She'd watched her husband of 52 years die on a vent, and followed his wishes to remain a full...
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    Article Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  43. We do "gang baths" in our ICU. Everybody pitches in; you do this half, I'll do the other and we'll meet in the middle. One...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  44. 136 units of product in a 12 hour shift. Portal vein came unhooked. Patient walked out of the hospital.
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    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  45. The standard of living in a particular area is so important to this post. I make $65K as a nursing department chair at a...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  46. Pooptacular, let me just congratulate you on the best screen name I have seen anywhere in a long time. Can we be friends? ...
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    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  47. Yikes! WHere do you live?
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  48. I've made a notebook I labeled "ICU Pearls" full of the 'pearls of wisdom' i've collected from the seasoned nurses. Some of...
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    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  49. This is soooooo important. I do a fair amount of orientation and I always want every nurse to come to me with what they...
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    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  50. I learned about this concept while I was still on orientation as a new ICU RN. Had a patient who was an organ harvest and...
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    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing


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