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By jt43

Joined Jan 9, '12 - from 'Suffolk, VA, US'. Posts: 158 (30% Liked) Likes: 167

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  1. I'm not trying to kick a hornets nest, just an observation. When someone does something beyond our comprehension, we (I'm...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. When I asked a pt if she wanted anything to drink, she replied, " I DON"T WANT NONE OF YOUR KOOL-AID, JIM JONES..."
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    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  3. I never thought or was told to hold the vein in place that I wanted to stick. They want us to feel the vein and not just go...
    jt43
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. Ok I will give you the advice that changed my whole iv experience. I got this during my er rotation from an er nurse of...
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    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. Good ear a split S2 is normal in the newborn due to the galloping cadence (rhythm) of their heart. It is the absence of it...
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    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  6. My pediatrician told me the trick is to count by fours, tapping a finger on each group as if you were tapping your toes to...
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    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  7. Eh, I'd say Micro and A&P. Math is important but it's not any particularly high level of math. I learned to do ratios in...
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    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. Why don't you let your mother worry about what sort of a job she can handle. I'm older than your mom, and I'd be pretty...
    jt43
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  9. Not to defend the RN who struck your son, but I would like to relay my expearences. I am a nurse and an EMT. I have answered...
    jt43
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. I'm stunned by the ignorance of people that don't realize that some people do have pretty severe flu-like symptoms after...
    jt43
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  11. We are required to do our own morning lab draws (regardless if the patient has a PICC) on my unit. I call down to the lab...
    jt43
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. I don't know squat about that sort of thing, so I would never presume to tell the phlebotomist how to do his/her job. Were...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. Sounds like you need a second opinion. The OB says RIGHT NOW for a hysterectomy? Or what? You'll catch fire? Get a second...
    jt43
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  14. Can I just be frank? You are not the failure, your instructor is. I am a nursing instructor, and would never in a million...
    jt43
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. I don't mean this in any rude way at all, but is it possible you have mild Asperger's? That would make it very difficult...
    jt43
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. All personal belongings in our facility are stored with security. We don't pre- sort them. Security is responsible for...
    jt43
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Awfull lot of folks seem to think it's fine to (basicaly) steal a PT's personal property...... Hope I'm not the only one...
    jt43
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. My opinion is to keep it @ the desk and give it back when the pt. is sober. I have seen staff dump it and throw it away...
    jt43
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. :hug:...I'm sorry this happened to you. I think it's pretty crummy that your manager and facility don't try to help...
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    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  20. I understand silencing phones and stepping out to take phone calls, but texting or emailing doesn't bother me. It may be...
    jt43
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  21. I would immediately go to his boss. He can't threaten you....that's illegal. If you signed no contact you are not bound. ...
    jt43
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  22. Tell your recruiter to take a hike and talk to management at the staffing company and tell them why you won't work for them....
    jt43
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  23. I'd put them in. The length of time they remain out can affect funeral appearance.
    jt43
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. I sincerely hope you're just spouting off, because if you really INTEND to interfere with another patient's alarms, you're...
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    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  25. I've seen it, but I only had to tell the visitor once and they understood the implications. You followed procedure. If it...
    jt43
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  26. A tiny pink spot on the coccyx, then I would recommend placing a protective dressing to the area to keep it from breaking...
    jt43
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  27. I believe they may, to an extent. Gender issues like this exist in a lot of different areas in the professional and...
    jt43
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  28. According to the website there is only one Accelerated BS program/year. Application Deadlines Still plenty of time to...
    jt43
    Forum: Virginia Nursing
  29. caliotter beat me to it-- take the part-time and supplement it by working per diem or part time elsewhere, via agency or cut...
    jt43
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  30. I suggest looking into local community colleges' online offerings. This would be the cheapest and easiest route to go. Local...
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    Forum: General Nursing Student
  31. A lot of community colleges offer online classes. Or you can call the nursing school you eventually plan to attend and ask...
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    Forum: General Nursing Student
  32. If my mother in law were living with us, and I was helping provide care for her in whatever form (medical, personal,...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  33. 1) the preceptor is the experienced nurse you will shadow. you don't preceptor anywhere. you do a preceptorship, perhaps....
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    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  34. Perhaps the OP means while admitted to the hospital. Like if you walked into a patients room on an inpatient psych unit and...
    jt43
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  35. very freely. she is aware of what is happening at some level, and it's horrible.
    jt43
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  36. I left my good stethoscope in the car- and still do. That way I always had it for clinicals, lab, class, etc. I didn't...
    jt43
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  37. I agree with this. I'm taking 2 classes online right now and I have a 2 month old. It's a little crazy sometimes but I do...
    jt43
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  38. I know what you mean. At one of my hospitals that I had a clinical rotation, a patient on contact precautions required PPE...
    jt43
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  39. lalopop,My reservations about an ASN program versus a direct-entry MSN is primarily that I already have a BA degree so yes I...
    jt43
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  40. According to Joint Commission, the AHRQ (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality ), the INI:The Five Rights of...
    jt43
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  41. I use the smooth edge of a surface, like a counter or a bedside table. Using a bit of pressure, run the long edge of the...
    jt43
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  42. You can also leave a partially-opened (metal) paperclip in the room -- you can poke through the plastic with the tip of the...
    jt43
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  43. Avatar?!? What's that? That IS me in the photo. . .of course, the picture was taken back in my younger days. I don't look...
    jt43
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  44. you just wait until we get to the 5th page or something. the thread will take some off the wall turn and there will be...
    jt43
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  45. It isn't the BO that bothers me. It is the perfume that I can smell from 20 feet away. People should shower before they...
    jt43
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  46. "but when confronted with a nursing scenario that violates your ethical beliefs....does the law prevail?" which law,...
    jt43
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  47. Littmann, we have a problem.
    jt43
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  48. I still think that if you start out an inquiry for anything but rehab with....."Do you drug scrceen" is an issue and I find...
    jt43
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  49. Presented information implied that he was only there for narcotics? Implications can be interpreted incorrectly. End-stage...
    jt43
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  50. Why are you surprised? End stage liver dx. And what is the etiology of the liver dx? ETOH? I'm thinking...perhaps a long...
    jt43
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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