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Anna Flaxis, ASN (14,605 Views)

Joined Oct 15, '10. Posts: 2,396 (65% Liked) Likes: 6,475

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  1. Going off on a bit of a tangent here.... I've never understood why "adult briefs" aren't made with a proportional amount...
    Anna Flaxis
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. I guess I'm not sure why people are so weirded out at the thought of a female patient voiding into some kind of disposable...
    Anna Flaxis
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. You're totally missing the idea being presented. It's not having someone sit in a bed full of chucks and diapers. It's...
    Anna Flaxis
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe that in a clinic setting, physicians can delegate a broad range of tasks to...
    Anna Flaxis
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Well, she's from New Jersey, so...
    Anna Flaxis
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  6. Before anyone else piles on, the OP has had a complete change of heart. Not only that but she has taken her licks with grace...
    Anna Flaxis
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Can I just say this is one of the most mature responses I have seen on AN in a very long time. This kind of open-minded...
    Anna Flaxis
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Thank you all for your responses. I needed to read it and you all are right. Sorry, I guess I am just stressed out and so...
    Anna Flaxis
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. I'm a DNR. That means if I'm found down, with no respirations and no pulse, I want to be left alone so my soul can go free....
    Anna Flaxis
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. I sure hope that some of you have seen the ISMP survey results from 2014 about diluting IVP meds. Very few IVP meds need to...
    Anna Flaxis
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  11. Wine :)
    Anna Flaxis
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  12. If you are taking a blood pressure as part of the MD visit, and it is critically high, then you need to do something with...
    Anna Flaxis
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  13. The initial corrected sodium level was a little better than it appeared, 115 corrected instead of 113 uncorrected, but that...
    Anna Flaxis
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  14. Then there are patients that are put on tele by the admitting doctor because of the patient's age. The patient that has been...
    Anna Flaxis
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  15. I don't think there's anything inappropriate about telling a patient how they could potentially avoid the need for...
    Anna Flaxis
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  16. IF the nurse told the patient solely as a threat to "shut him up" that they would sedate/intubate him--no, that is not...
    Anna Flaxis
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  17. That's quite a statement, considering we are only hearing from a layperson visitor, who states he was eavesdropping. Not...
    Anna Flaxis
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  18. I think you're being overly critical of yourself and seeing harm that doesn't appear as evident as you make it out to be. ...
    Anna Flaxis
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  19. While a protocol would be wise if the person obtaining and evaluating the BP is an MA, it's not necessary if the person is...
    Anna Flaxis
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  20. I'm uncertain exactly what you're asking. The 4 items you listed seem like a very basic part of health history/assessment...
    Anna Flaxis
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  21. I am more concerned about someone putting anyone on a NRM at 2 LPM. Even 97% SpO2 on a nonrebreather does not give a...
    Anna Flaxis
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  22. I've noticed there's been a swing from one myth to another. At one time, it wasn't unusual to find nurses who believed no...
    Anna Flaxis
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  23. And yet, while writing this article you didn't use your critical thinking skills to figure out how to avoid offending half...
    Anna Flaxis
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. "And that’s exactly what I did, as a Bachelorette nursing student we have been taught that the best practice is evidenced...
    Anna Flaxis
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. If one more person tells me cannabis oil will cure my diabetes, I might actually start screaming at them... To hear this...
    Anna Flaxis
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  26. Does marijuana really cure just about every ailment known to mankind, or do you also need coconut oil to augment its...
    Anna Flaxis
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  27. I'm a 32 year old ER nurse who has been at the same hospital for the past 8 years. Like everyone in the nursing, I get...
    Anna Flaxis
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  28. Yeah....I'm one of those people that has ended up in the ED my fair share of times for this. I'm not a pot smoker, and I do...
    Anna Flaxis
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  29. I'm a long-term type 1 diabetic (25 years) who has gastroparesis. Its not the same, but the constant nausea and frequent...
    Anna Flaxis
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  30. I wonder if people realize just how insulting they're being to the nurses who work in those facilities when they say things...
    Anna Flaxis
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  31. A sodium level of 109, particularly a drop to 109 from 120 in 5 hours, in my experience is well into the territory that...
    Anna Flaxis
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  32. In my hospital, based on the initial Na they would have gone to a floor (likely telemetry). Na of 109 would almost...
    Anna Flaxis
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  33. Personally, the first thing I thought of when I saw those labs was rhabomylosis. Obviously I don't have all the information...
    Anna Flaxis
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  34. Just a heads up to inquiring people who read this site. Nursing involves butt wiping, blood, snot, urine, etc. An RN by your...
    Anna Flaxis
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  35. As other posts have said, most IV tubing holds between 15-25 cc. Some more, some less... but your goal should NOT be to run...
    Anna Flaxis
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  36. The orders vs. no orders thing is a pretty important distinction, I'm glad someone brought it up. On my unit, a patient may...
    Anna Flaxis
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  37. This just goes to show that we don't work in a vacuum and validates my previous post, that having a motivated and competent...
    Anna Flaxis
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  38. I still, resonate with what Anna says. HHC might be different than the acute hospital care. True, the hospital has...
    Anna Flaxis
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  39. Patients remember the little things but they will also remember having to stay in the hospital an extra two weeks after...
    Anna Flaxis
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  40. Agreed. I've seen many physicians be baffled at a patient's poor glycemic control. Turns out the RNs weren't communicating...
    Anna Flaxis
    Forum: Long Term Acute Care (LTAC/LTACH)
  41. Oh how I love that you said this! Unless the patient had poor skin turgor, dry mucous membranes, or other outward signs of...
    Anna Flaxis
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  42. A K of 2.4 is most definitely concerning, but there is no way I would be pumping in 4 runs of K on top of the 40meq that the...
    Anna Flaxis
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  43. Get an order to have them in restraints whenever they want to do #1 or #2. That'll show em'
    Anna Flaxis
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  44. The best thing to do in this situation is to remain calm and have a minimum of two people approach the patient from a...
    Anna Flaxis
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  45. Doesn't make much financial or logistical sense to make that kind of transition. Sent from my iPhone.
    Anna Flaxis
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  46. Some home care and LTC trachs are changed q 30 days, q 60 days, q 90 days or q 6 months depending on insurance and protocol....
    Anna Flaxis
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  47. That was thought to be true up until the last few years, all current recommendations are for less aggressive BG control,...
    Anna Flaxis
    Forum: Long Term Acute Care (LTAC/LTACH)
  48. One of the fundamental rules with fast acting insulin is not to give it if the patient is NPO, whether per order or...
    Anna Flaxis
    Forum: Long Term Acute Care (LTAC/LTACH)
  49. Patient is not eating? I personally would hold and contact the doctor. If this is a change in patient condition it should be...
    Anna Flaxis
    Forum: Long Term Acute Care (LTAC/LTACH)
  50. Dear Nurse, You didn't know this but several years ago, I was burned out. That I had forgotten why I loved my job for so...
    Anna Flaxis
    Article Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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