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By Ashley, PICU RN

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  1. Ascites is build up of fluid between the peritoneum (the protective membrane of the abdominal cavity) and the abdominal...
    Nov 11
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  2. There are actually many large and reputable hospitals that have IV teams available 24 hours per day, and the floor nurses...
    Nov 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. One of my instructors offered a 1 credit elective course in IV therapy for senior nursing students where we learned the...
    Nov 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. "If you think this is going to get you out of helping with the flu shot clinic, you better think again!"
    Oct 20
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  5. A patient centered outcome is something that the patient learns/does that's related to their own health. The assignment is...
    Oct 19
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  6. We don't use CHG on the skin of any baby younger than 2 months. Even for central line dressing changes, we use betadine.
    Oct 17
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  7. Plastic wrap is great for covering IV's and PICC lines. For ports and central lines in the chest, you can wrap the chest...
    Oct 17
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  8. Our PICU draws all our own labs. Our peds floor only draws from central lines and the lab comes to draw the venipunctures.
    Oct 17
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  9. Look at it this way- was suctioning going to harm the patient? Provided you are allowed and capable of performing the skill...
    Oct 10
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  10. "Looks like your Halloween costume is free this year."
    Oct 5
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  11. You already have a population- "mechanically ventilated patients". VAP is a risk for all intubated patients regardless of...
    Oct 5
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  12. I have a BSN with a minor in psychology. Simply put, nobody cares. It doesn't even appear on your diploma. It really has no...
    Sep 29
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  13. "Infection" is not a NANDA nursing diagnosis. It's a medical diagnosis. "Risk for infection" is a NANDA nursing diagnosis....
    Sep 29
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  14. 1 gram = 1mL of fluid. Strict I&O can quite easily be calculated for an incontinent person by weighing the soiled brief and...
    Sep 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. When you narrow down the answers, what criteria are you using to decide which is "most correct"? Do you find yourself going...
    Sep 26
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. Analyzing every question on a test this important is normal. Try to tell yourself that you did your best and you can't...
    Sep 26
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  17. Honestly, I think a lot of the talk about nursing school being SO time consuming that you'll never have time for fun or...
    Sep 25
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. All of the above, perhaps? I think the biggest issue is that it is so time consuming to do the admission assessment and...
    Sep 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Good for you! It's awesome when you start seeing that you can put the pieces together and think critically. Soon, you'll be...
    Sep 20
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. Who is taking the temperatures? The mother or the office? Has the mother used the same thermometer throughout these past...
    Sep 20
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing

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