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  1. It's pretty rare that I place 22g in adults but on occasion I do and generally, I'm able to pull labs off of them for the...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  2. Don't even get me started on how different CT techs will accept different IV gauges/placements for CTAs.
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  3. I have drawn acceptable/non-hemolyzed specimens from adults using 22g or even 24g IV catheters in the thumb/knuckle/inner...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  4. I disagree. All (neonatal, pediatric, adult) of our transport nurses can intubate and do crics. To maintain their skills...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  5. We don't have computer charting. I just tell the patient's story, as I remember it, and whip through the chart as I talk to...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  6. ESI is a well-validated tool to indicate both patient acuity and the amount of "resources" that are likely to be required to...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. You need to change your title, ****** is a racist and offensive term.
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. No. In general, Americans everywhere are acting like schmucks. Whether it's in the inner city, middle of nowhere Nebraska,...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. I started out in a tiny nursing home, there just weren't many jobs available when I graduated. I, also, worked my butt off,...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. He's only at the cancer center once every two weeks, and he flies to Illinois for his cancer treatments. He won't leave...
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    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  11. Having EMT and Paramedics in the ED and using them as Techs with a very reduced scope of practice does not sit well with...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  12. Interesting how different this is than when I worked the floor (and discharged to home hospice) a few years back. At that...
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    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  13. Paramedics and EMTs have, as one of their duties, driving the ambulance. They respond to medical and trauma incidents and...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  14. If a urologist was concerned enough to do a cysto it would seem you weren't the only one who was having issues with blood in...
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    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  15. You are more likely puncturing the vein as you pull the cannula out then actually being in the vein especially if this is...
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    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  16. Yep, I'm kinda surprised at the practices described in this thread. Vag bleeding < 20 weeks ... not necessarily an...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  17. The masks are interchangeable aren't specific to a particular machine. Hospitals can bill when using hospital provided...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. I don't think it can be taught, but you can help somnebody learn it. For starters,making them understand that it is a...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  19. When teaching I explain the clues I use to do a quick sick/not sick determination. And yes, experience plays a very large...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  20. I can see just doing it as part of an overall pain assessment but Gabapentin's ability to control pain depends on a certain...
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    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  21. It's actually not at all unusual for a patient to go the cath lab with heparin running, or integrillin or bivalarudin, so I...
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    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  22. You can review the EMTALA regs that Esme provided above. No, there is not a requirement that "first contact" be with a...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  23. I have only ever placed a foley pre OB U/S one time, and I remember it was a special situation where the pt was on the U/S...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  24. Thank you everyone for your input, theres just so much to learn. My background is in l&d and the only bleeding i get is...
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    Forum: School Nurses
  25. Witty, charming, and brilliant, too.Nope, it's actually the policies that you promote, not you as people.Well, waiting on...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  26. Is 25 visits the minimum or the maximum? That should be your first question. Secondly, I would simply approach the...
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    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  27. Honestly, sometimes there is nothing you can do but be there with them in the moment and try to ease their pain. There...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  28. Yes, and it is the hospital's right to administratively discharge people who don't wish to comply with the recommended...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  29. Why look away? Clearly this is normal biology. Don't be so prudish--if they are doing it in public I'm sure they want the...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  30. I'd prefer they don't come to the nurses station and take a dump. Are you ok with your patients doing that as well?
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  31. I'm far from a stone age goat herder, but I don't have sex at the bank or grocery store, and would appreciate it if people...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  32. I don't think the poster meant sick as in sick in the head but as in illness sick- they usually don't admit you to a room...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  33. Different spin on this . . . My ex was extremely abusive. He did not care that I was in the hospital for injuries from...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  34. You know what? I may be old fashioned, but I think it is another sign that visiting policies, and society, have become way...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  35. And this is where I come in. So we poke them to draw blood, stick a tube in their urethra to draw urine, prop them up to...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  36. You're preaching to the choir here, Sixtyseven. Both my mother and my mother-in-law are in nursing homes. Mom has...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  37. What does it mean when we wake up a sleeping, elderly, demented woman at 0300 in order to place a catheter in her bladder...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  38. Update! A PA today told me that at one point he said 'I should have went with my original plan and tested it on the dog...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  39. *unless they've had a hyster, get the pregnancy test *don't let them scare you with "oh, they can never get an IV/my...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  40. It also angers me that, at least at my facility, if a patient files a complaint -- it is presumed that they are correct and...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  41. A new all-time #1 has surfaced for me and my career and I'd like to share... Young adult male presented to the ED last...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  42. In this case ,management doesn't care what you do for your coworkers. This is all about schmoozing the patients. Try...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  43. Maybe if admin took their own advice and went above and beyond with staffing, I'd have more time to do my own aboving and...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  44. My take on this is to be a bit insulted. Posters, placards, email messages.....all telling you to "go above and beyond"...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  45. Going above and beyond is an ambiguous concept when the nurses scope of practice and responsibilities are not clearly...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  46. I think there is a difference between "sugar coating" and tact/effective communication. You are demonstrating the latter...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  47. You must have sterile syringes to drop onto your field. Now, if the saline vial isn't sterile, then perform a one handed...
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    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  48. I was about to say that advice might be good if we are talking about an arterial bleed. I work in the ER and one of the...
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    Forum: School Nurses
  49. Well, that's true - for a true emergency bleeding issue. But I think we can cut some slack here with a minor head lac that...
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    Forum: School Nurses
  50. Chat may have fallen silent on Allnurses on Ebola, but it is still in the news. Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the CDC,...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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