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  • Jan 23

    I had ACLS but it all went out the window the first time my patient coded. I was a deer in headlights and so freaked out, I didn't even know how to call for help. Thankfully, we brought him back him back quickly. I don't care who you are or how much you know, the first time you experience that, it is a shock. I failed miserably, but have never had a issue since!!! To this day, when I have pt who has the potential to code, I am always more aware of who is working near me and what I need to do be on top of the worst. I am a far better nurse today for being a failure in the past.

  • Jan 15

    I had no idea what the OP was talking about. The only "Chucks" I know of are Converse shoes.

    It wasn't until the second post in the thread that I realized s/he was referring to chux.

  • Jan 15

    I love Chux. I would buy Chux a drink if I could. Chux has saved many an ass, including mine!

  • Jan 15

    Whatever.... they are your friend. Double up.

  • Jan 15

    The name often used for an absorbent or waterproof pad is "chux" which comes from a brand name for these products.

  • Dec 15 '17
  • Dec 15 '17

    Thanks for your reply! No unfortantely we do not sign meds. Just IV fluids and tubing we sign.

    And that is smart about Pyxis. I wouldn't know how to go about doing that and everytime I seemed to ask questions regarding the situation it was brushed off as it's fine it's not a big deal but to me and for me it is. My confidence is already at a low because I'm a new grad I don't need something else knocking me down farther if it isn't true.

    But yes they had no idea even room numbers. I had a good idea based on what I remember from the patient who would have probably received that medication but she was already discharged and I'm not sure if I would have remembered her name to look. So without managements help I'm pretty helpless in ever finding out.

  • Dec 15 '17

    Quote from Jedrnurse
    While I don't agree that the OP provided examples of it, I do agree that there is such thing as a stupid question...
    Why? Please do be specific and don't cut your reply short because I really don't understand how you determine a question to be stupid or not.

  • Dec 15 '17

    I had to ask a CNA yesterday where to put the lab label on a urine tube. It doesn't make me dumb for not knowing. Our lab is picky about where the label goes on certain tests my CNAs are so wonderful I've never had to label the urine tubes before. It's pretty crappy to think that some people might think me an idiot for not k owing something so "simple".

    OP, get over yourself. He asked a few questions that you found dumb. But no patient harm was done and these are not questions that depict what kind of nurse he is in my mind.

  • Dec 15 '17

    True story.
    I am checking in my assignment. I see for 1 pt CHG Vitals q shift. I think and I think and I think. What the heck are CHG vitals? I have 32 years experience. I finally ask the day charge nurse (I was working evenings) , she less experience than me. I say "what are CHG vitals?"
    She looks at me and says " I have no idea"
    So together, we look,thru the orders,
    The order? Change vitals to q shift! Duh!
    But there I was a very experienced nurses, asking a stupid question, but ask it I did.
    So the moral of my story is that sometimes you just have to ask the stupid question!

  • Dec 15 '17

    Quote from Aunt Slappy
    Let's use a little critical thinking here. If you need a sample of pulmonary sputum for testing, and it now includes gastric contents, is that a valid sample?
    Stop trying to be clever and answer the question

    Given how vicous sputum is I suspect its easy to extract the for the culture.

    But then again I'm an RN going into my sixth year since graduation and I would be the first one picking up the phone to the lab and asking them because i have no idea

  • Dec 15 '17

    Quote from Aunt Slappy
    Let's use a little critical thinking here. If you need a sample of pulmonary sputum for testing, and it now includes gastric contents, is that a valid sample?
    You tell me...if you hack up an AFB+ loogie and puke a little at the same time, is there still AFB in the sample???

  • Dec 15 '17

    Quote from Aunt Slappy
    Let's use a little critical thinking here. If you need a sample of pulmonary sputum for testing, and it now includes gastric contents, is that a valid sample?
    I have no idea. What are we testing for? A stool sample might be OK with urine in it. Urine for culture definitely wouldn't be OK with stool mixed in. I would have called the lab and asked.

  • Dec 15 '17

    As a new graduate RN, I had a CNA scowl at me and question why I put a patient's diaper on backwards. Maybe it was a moment for her to shine and me to fade into the darkness, I don't know.

  • Dec 15 '17

    Oh oh pick me. Can I share stupid things CNAs have asked me over the years. No you know why, people who ask questions are safer than those who dont. The scariest nurses are ones who never ask questions, who think they know everything and make fun of others for clarifying, no matter how much they "outrank" you.


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