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By GoldenFire5

Joined Sep 22, '05 - from 'San Diego, CA'. She has '5' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'ICU'. Posts: 247 (15% Liked) Likes: 56

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  1. When you come off orientation, you're not expected to know everything. Your charge nurse and resource nurses will expect...
    Oct 10 '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  2. How was the urine output? Did it drop off when the night shift nurse put the cuff on the leg and stopped the pressors?
    Jul 25 '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  3. You have a great opportunity for a fresh start. You should receive some sort of orientation at your next hospital to learn...
    Nov 18 '11
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  4. Aug 4 '11
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  5. That is a real life "there is a fracture, I need to fix it" story.
    Oct 13 '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. You can always discuss the worst case scenario for each patient and what your action plan would be.
    Sep 4 '10
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  7. Any creepy, crawly bugs like scabies or lice. If they're on my patient, I start feeling the bugs crawling all over me, too.
    Sep 3 '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. It would have been OK to describe the vent weaning goals to the surgeon or the house medical officer. At best, they could...
    Aug 11 '10
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  9. Could you have called the surgeon and asked for pain management orders? If not, you could ladder up the medical chain of...
    Aug 9 '10
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  10. Good for you! I switched from business to nursing at about your age as well, and am finishing up my 3rd year as a nurse...
    Aug 4 '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. It seems odd to me that you admitted a septic pt without a sepsis protocol in place that would have included PRN pressors...
    Jul 5 '10
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  12. How high can you put the HOB on a vented pt with a femoral art line?
    Jun 12 '10
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  13. anon456, I find it helps to write a "countdown" of fluids and put it on the bulletin board where the pt can see it. So,...
    Jun 8 '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Maybe she set off the bug bomb and inhaled it directly? She has depression - maybe some SI, too.
    Apr 5 '10
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  15. I was unaware there was a new test plan, so I looked it up! Here are the FAQs: ...
    Apr 1 '10
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  16. Two more organizations recruiting: To apply to work on the USNS Comfort ship (also with a good list of vaccinations...
    Jan 17 '10
    Forum: Volunteer Nursing
  17. L8RNN You're right, my personal experience with people with this disorder is very limited. But I will admit my bias and...
    Nov 14 '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. I did home health as an LVN for a while and had a patient who was highly functioning and had Asbergers. She was extremely...
    Nov 13 '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. I peeked in this thread because I had a patient yesterday who is similar to yours. I find the non-compliant dialysis...
    Nov 11 '09
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  20. Also, if you're giving blood, new pinky-red urine can be a sign of an acute hemolytic reaction. Stop the blood, call the...
    Oct 11 '09
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure

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