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By CarryThatWeight

Joined Apr 17, '12 - from 'Texas'. CarryThatWeight is a RN. She has '5' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Oncology, Mental Health'. Posts: 194 (37% Liked) Likes: 242

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  1. You're right, and I agree. I work with a lot of large bore catheters where we flush heparin 1000 units/ml or even 5000...
    Aug 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. You instill just enough heparin to fill the lumen and clamp it. In theory, this prevents clots from forming in the lumen....
    Aug 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Some of our hem-onc docs won't let us TPA the lines if the patients' platelets are too low. Just FYI.
    Aug 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. The fact that you responded to all these posts without biting back even once tells me that you'd probably make an awesome...
    Aug 7
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  5. I've had trouble as well with deep or tilted ports. I agree with the advice to palpate. It's tempting to rush, especially...
    Aug 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. What continues to bother me is that the two infected Americans are not untrained laypeople, but a doctor and a nurse. In the...
    Aug 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Probably because TB doesn't have an up to 90% fatality rate? Just a guess.
    Aug 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Thanks! I took your suggestions. We are getting CPI training, according to the orientation schedule. I guess I was also...
    Aug 2
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  9. Hi psych nurses! I'm currently an oncology nurse, but I have some psych background. I worked in a residential facility for...
    Jul 30
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  10. I did it, and I moved from the Sacramento area (which sucks, btw) to Dallas. I'm a Texan now. I'll probably never leave!
    Jul 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. I'm an oncology certified nurse (OCN), but I don't know any of those other initials you mentioned. Hopefully someone else...
    Jul 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. How did you come to be wrongly placed in the program?
    Jun 25
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  13. Are you a newer nurse? The reason I ask is that I think most nurses, after some years of experience, are humbled by our...
    May 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Wow, that's kind of harsh. The OP said they made a mistake and felt bad about it! No one is perfect. In the grand scheme of...
    May 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Unbelievable!! Her sentence was much too light, in my opinion. What a terrible, selfish person you must be to do something...
    Apr 27
    Forum: Nursing News
  16. GrumpyRN just wants to fight. people!!
    Apr 13
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  17. At my job, they tell us we may need to come in on our days off to get training for certain procedures. I'm sorry, but I'm...
    Mar 30
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. I'm surprised no one has mentioned this, but if you are not represented by a union, you are likely an "at-will" employee. ...
    Mar 2
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  19. Concealed only goes so far... eventually, someone WILL find out. Your shirt or pants leg may ride up, you bend over,...
    Feb 9
    Forum: Nursing News
  20. I have a concealed handgun license and carry too, but in my state it is illegal to carry in a hospital. So unless I'm...
    Feb 9
    Forum: Nursing News