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By ~*Stargazer*~

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  1. I understand that incontinence was her chief complaint- it's what brought her in. If it's not normal for her, and it...
    Sep 22
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  2. Most likely, the ER doc was sharp enough to know this person was not safe to send home and needed to come in. Incontinence...
    Sep 22
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  3. Seven weeks with a dedicated preceptor is actually pretty nice. Remember that their goal isn't to bring you along at a pace...
    Sep 21
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  4. I mean this in the kindest way possible, but this is a patient that I would definitely be worried about. Not being able to...
    Sep 21
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  5. This study is not conclusive, it just points to more research being needed. Keep in mind that what happens in mice does not...
    Sep 21
    Forum: Diabetes / Endocrine Nursing
  6. Even more concerning to me, is what is the plan for this patient? Even if the patient is asymptomatic, you can't just let...
    Sep 21
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  7. No, I have not. I would try cognitive behavioral therapy before trying meds, personally. Your mileage may vary.
    Sep 16
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  8. I was going to say albumin! Woot woot!
    Sep 16
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  9. Actually, I have been trained to do both of those things (I've had PHTLS), and according to the laws of the state in which I...
    Sep 15
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  10. Remember that you can always increase the acuity level if VS are not WNL, or if the person looks potentially sicker than...
    Sep 13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  11. Venous spasm is a fairly well documented phenomenon....
    Sep 13
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  12. To be clear, I am against it, and I've verbalized my feelings about it, but I've been overridden. I'm not against it out...
    Sep 12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  13. I hope so, too.
    Sep 11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  14. Nobody did. In my neck of the woods, the ambulance crew consists of two Paramedics. One of them has to drive, or the...
    Sep 11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  15. We're experiencing a similar surge in patient volume, and many of them are truly sick. We also do our own transports since...
    Sep 11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  16. Absolutely, they can! There is a good chance the hospice patient will be receiving home infusion services, whether through...
    Sep 11
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  17. Not true. Veins do have a layer of smooth muscle. Granted, it is thinner than that of arteries, but they do have it.
    Sep 11
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  18. It sounds like maybe when he self-DC'd his foley, trauma to the urethra resulted, and the continuing insult of straight...
    Sep 11
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  19. Is there any reason the port can't be left accessed, other than that he doesn't like it? If he's going in to the cancer...
    Sep 11
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  20. It seems really unnecessary to me. An ectopic is diagnosed by an HCG quant and lack of visualization of IUP, and usually...
    Sep 11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing

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