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  1. I hate meditech I think the system is outdated and hard to navigate
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  2. I'm a patient not a nurse. Unfortunately this past year because of 1 major illness I had a lot of interactions with...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  3. If you have a positive PPD, you will need to have a CXR to rule out acute illness. And you may continue to have positive...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. I've been impressed by the great input here. I tried to be respectful in expressing my concerns here. No one overreacted to...
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    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  5. In a perfect world, I'd give the platelets first. But if vanc is in hand and it's going to take 15-30 minutes to get the...
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    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  6. The first time I heard the word was from an MD while I was still in nursing school. It was described as being synonymous...
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    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  7. Yoga has been a big help to me too. Anne
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    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  8. I think that the pain is real and the symptoms are real, but that there is an underlying cause that they've yet to figure...
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    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  9. I think it is a poorly defined, poorly explored and thus poorly understood diagnosis. I won't say it doesn't exist. I will...
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    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  10. This is not necessarily true. I have worked at facilities that allow nurses in certain circumstances intubate. I think...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  11. Actually, they're not. They're simply being triaged by a nurse. As the courts and CMS have ruled definitively, the...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  12. An important part of understanding contrast allergies is that it's not actually possible to be allergic to iodine. It's...
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    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  13. I had a shift yesterday where every single pt I had did nothing but yell nurse constantly. It's more exhausting than working...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  14. I can only assume that you knew what the rate of pay was, including the lack of differentials, when you accepted the job,...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  15. Welcome to Nursing! I have seen far more NAs or Nurse Techs (senior student nurses working the floor) that have one gear-...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. Now that you have experienced a couple of jobs, I would start by making a list of the types of things in each that you like...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  17. I've always been curious about the perception that emergency nursing isn't critical care nursing. It qualifies as such for...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  18. I can't help but think that most of the patients likely to call for their nuuuuurse at the top of their lungs USUALLY call...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  19. "Nurrrse!" "Nuuuuuuuuuuuurrrrse!!!" Good Lord. I can hear the typical, high pitched wail in my head as I type this. And...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  20. Usually, if I am giving a continuous infusion of something other than a standard fluid, I will have a second site ready to...
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    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  21. Mea culpa. No, my manager (who's pretty up to date generally) mentioned that ratio and I didn't verify it before posting. ...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  22. Wimps! At our facility we have one RN who handles the entire hospital, ED, Med Surg, ICU, L&D, BHU, & OR all at the same...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  23. I tell em, I have no idea what a butterfly is, I'm just the janitor but they gave me this old rusty needle and told me to go...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  24. At an APNA conference I went to, the Cleveland assessment was recommended by the speaker.
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  25. Are you currently employed? Have you asked your co-workers or educator?
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  26. Setting up suction is going to depend on the brand of suction but the basics are suction unit that connects to the connector...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  27. Thanks for all the great input- it is all food for thought and one of the reasons I love this forum. I don't have a very...
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    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  28. I completely agree with the above posters. You can learn the skills to be better on the phone. Is your manager able to...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  29. I have infused PRBC through a 22 via a pump many times - and the H/H was always successfully raised. Remember, in babies...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  30. Doctor preference basically. There's really no set protocol. As a general rule....if they've ruled in for a Nstemi and are...
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    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  31. I think I went from one thread to another without realizing it, in the other thread succ was mentioned a few times then I...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  32. Depends on what kind of surgery is proposed. ACC has guidelines for what sorts of preop cardiac diagnostics should be...
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    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  33. Our policies are out-dated and I find some of them to be ridiculous. One in particular is that we have to obtain a doctor's...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  34. Kind of off subject, but I'm wondering why this patient with significant cardiac history was allowed to have surgery without...
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    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  35. All codes are reviewed. At least where I have worked. These are process oriented to learn and go forward. All deaths...
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    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  36. Runs of V-tach can indicate that the heart muscle is irritable. That can most certainly be the result of an ongoing MI. It...
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    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  37. I don't see an issue. I would have asked the second doc, why she thought PO meds was an issue. Was it the BIPAP or the...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  38. From what I understand, rebound headaches can be caused by any analgesic including Tylenol and Ibuprofen, it is more about...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  39. In my case, it is a matter of attitude and personality. I have a malcontent personality, so I will never have the heart for...
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    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  40. The 22-gauge is fine. Personally, I do prefer to try to have at least 2 IV sites if I'm going to be infusing something over...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  41. BEnadryl help with nausea and if reglan or compazine are given it helps with the side effect in which the patient feels like...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  42. I too was raised on the "fill the tank" mentality until Rivera's work suggested that the sequelae from fluid overload...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  43. What you are seeing is the result of bacterial endotoxins (lipopolysaccharides) being released into the bloodstream due to...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  44. If the patient was alert enough and had sufficient respiratory effort to tolerate a brief break from BiPAP there is no...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  45. In the ICU our doctors order PO meds all the time on our continuous BiPap patients (much to my annoyance at times). As long...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  46. As a sleep technologist for 13 yrs, we use CPAP/BiPAP daily and have never had an issue with patients taking their oral meds...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  47. Have you looked into buying health benefits on your own? When I was a student and worked per diem, I bought my own insurance...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  48. Time and time again, I see threads on this site along the lines of, "How could nurses be that way?" It seems many people,...
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    Article Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  49. In my state there is no co-pay for medicaid. I do often ask about insurance -and for a good reason. If you have no...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  50. Yes it's called being sued. If the million dollar work isn't done and they drop dead in the parking lot.....guess who gets...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing


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