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  1. I've thought about these nurses so much during the past several weeks. You have our love and concern. Thank you for all you...
    umcRN
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  2. Hopefully the hospital has provided the staff with debriefings and counseling.
    umcRN
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  3. Of course they won't. This case makes me so upset. They are really manipulating public opinion by controlling what the...
    umcRN
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. This thread reminds me of an experience I had in college. My clinical instructor sent me to the MICU for the day. The...
    umcRN
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  5. I wanted to add a few thoughts to the discussion... First, "terminal weans" and/or hospice care are NOT euthanasia. The...
    umcRN
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  6. Right, they WILL die after several hours off the vent- they are not already dead. A brain dead person has ZERO brain...
    umcRN
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. ((HUGS))...it is never easy to see these things but as a nurse you will find that there are worse things than death. ...
    umcRN
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  8. If the patient is deemed competent and wants to give up the fight, they have the right to make that choice. Terminal...
    umcRN
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  9. We've all met this type of mom before. It's 2330, her 8 year old daughter is struggling to breathe, and you know for a fact...
    umcRN
    Article Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. In adults, I'll use the ear lobe as well. (Not one of the wrap probes, though). For reasons I don't think I need to explain,...
    umcRN
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  11. How were her extremities warm and pink with such a low oxygenation?
    umcRN
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  12. Definitely a treasure chest of some sort with coloring books & crayons, stickers, bubbles (which are great for...
    umcRN
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  13. I was recently accepted into a program with only PICU experience. The program I am entering does not except NICU only, but...
    umcRN
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  14. Your identification that it is risky business, for you, concerns me...... for it is the childs life at stake here...not...
    umcRN
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  15. This whole scenario does not sound safe at all. I'm sorry OP, but this case is beyond your current skill level. Ethically,...
    umcRN
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  16. :yes: ^THIS^ My uncle, who is now in his early 70s, was told in the spring for the 5th time that he has cancer. He has...
    umcRN
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  17. I always tell people that the GREAT thing about working with kids (I'm a PICU nurse) is that they, unlike many, many adult...
    umcRN
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  18. What are you waiting for on the nutrition labs and wound care consult? Get those asap so you can be sure this poor woman has...
    umcRN
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Many meds can be given without diluting. I find this reply very odd.
    umcRN
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. I had one of those moments recently. I admitted an infant from an outlying hospital who had been seen in the ED for...
    umcRN
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  21. I had a very similar experience. It was Christmas day and we were half way through having a fairly decent day when we were...
    umcRN
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  22. When there were incidents of wrong breast milk in my hospital, the state would be known to drop in and do audits. Breast...
    umcRN
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  23. Ok, I am really curious why you "have nothing but negative comments." Have you done any research at all on the benefits of...
    umcRN
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. I love the autonomy and respect from Drs. I love even though we have our own patient (1:1) there's a level of team work and...
    umcRN
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  25. Organ recipients don't receive their organs in a vacuum. If the 15 yr old gets a heart, someone else will not. Maybe the...
    umcRN
    Forum: Nursing News
  26. I work psychiatric consultation-liaison at a large university medical center with a large, active transplant program, and we...
    umcRN
    Forum: Nursing News
  27. The vent can only do so much.
    umcRN
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  28. Here's my politically incorrect, but very truthful answer from an ICU RN point of view: What happens in O.R. stays in O.R....
    umcRN
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  29. SCORE!!! WE WIN!
    umcRN
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  30. How about not worrying about what is the "quickest" but worry about what certification makes sense for you.
    umcRN
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  31. When I worked in the hospital (peds), we had adult residents who rotated through for 2, 3, 4 months and knew nothing about...
    umcRN
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  32. The only nursing I have EVER done (besides clinicals in school) is Pediatrics. Sometimes it takes all I have to make it...
    umcRN
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  33. The thing I love about pediatric patients: They take NO enjoyment/ pleasure from the 'sick role'. They WANT to get better,...
    umcRN
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  34. We refer to this as 'marinating' the fluids!
    umcRN
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  35. I would go with B. They bette exposure of more stuff will be invaluable.
    umcRN
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  36. I was about a month out of brain surgery when I started feeling really icky and having a lot of pain that wasn't being...
    umcRN
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  37. Umm...it's a physician, not God. Is this really how nurses see physicians?? Oh em gee...he's just another person, and...
    umcRN
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  38. This post is somewhat tangential but... 1) Your mileage may vary... it wasn't this way at my last two jobs. 2) Age...
    umcRN
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  39. My new standards of "You do NOT need a PICU bed" is this: Anyone who can eat chicken fingers and ranch dressing, coke and...
    umcRN
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  40. I agree that nurses outside of critical care areas seem "married" to 20s & 22s. It's culture, not rationale. And BTW ......
    umcRN
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  41. Before you said the gut wasn't working, my first thought would be drop an NG and throw something down that. If you...
    umcRN
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  42. I tell my mom to refuse any medication we have at home. She takes pretty basic prescription meds, but just a few admissions...
    umcRN
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  43. Kick the dopamine habit <<<< I'm so stealing this! :)
    umcRN
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  44. We are just so petrified of death. I think as nurses we all know there are a lot worse things then death
    umcRN
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  45. Depends on what you mean by "effective." If you put aspirin in a vase of cut flowers, they'll perk up, but the flowers are...
    umcRN
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  46. As a civilian RN I had this situation. I was even approached as soon as the resident cross-cover came on the floor. And...
    umcRN
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  47. If anyone's interested, I wrote an article about slow codes a few months ago: I also wrote an article about our...
    umcRN
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  48. The other really critical thing to consider is the actual plumbing of the hearts you will be dealing with. In the adult...
    umcRN
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  49. It's always interesting to see how much standards have changed over just a short period of time. The year 2000 AACN...
    umcRN
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  50. I had such fear the first time I stepped on the unit. I never, and I mean NEVER, wanted to work anything with "really sick"...
    umcRN
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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