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  1. Propofol
    Clark, I am going to assume this is indeed a homework question. That is not a bad thing you will just find that most of us here like to help students hone their critical thinking skills rather than...
    Feb 26
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  2. ICU Video Training?
    I find a lot of video resources at the sites of the various manufacturers of equipment we use in my unit. We use many Edwards products and their website has some great videos, tutorials, pocket...
    Jan 27
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  3. What are the little things you do to help the next shift?
    I try to make sure my room is stocked, call for re-fills of any drips that may be running out soon, make sure all am labs are resulted and addressed, give prn pain meds if due soon, and clarify any...
    Jan 20
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. Fired for med error
    This is a brilliant post!!!! This is supposed to be the standard to encourage everyone involved with a med error to come forward so that it can be examined and potentially prevented from occurring...
    Jan 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Good camp nurse nicknames?
    Cutest story ever!
    Dec 10, '13
    Forum: Camp Nursing
  6. Patients who love their sick role
    AHAHAHA this post should of came with a warning! I almost spewed coffee all over the keyboard I laughed so hard. Talk about old school do it yourself. Thank God you never needed an appy lol! I...
    Dec 10, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. Patients who love their sick role
    OMG this is my mother as well. Drives me crazy and is the source of my dislike for these types of patients. Every time I talk to my mother or one of these types of people I have to bite my tongue...
    Dec 10, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. What Are Your Thoughts On This? Guards Sleeping.
    THIS,THIS, A THOUSAND TIMES THIS! Very excellent points here. Bolded points by me for emphasis. HR and corporate personnel at one of the facilities I work at tried desperately to explain to other...
    Dec 10, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. What Are Your Thoughts On This? Guards Sleeping.
    Sex offender or not, dangerous or not, (some people are inmates for petty crimes etc.) the guard is being paid to GUARD the prisoner. 99% of the time it is routine and nothing happens but they...
    Dec 9, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. Patients who love their sick role
    When I read the title of this thread a very particular type of patient came to mind. I just spent a weekend with one of these. I call them Grande Dames, or the Matriarchal Martyr, as they are...
    Dec 9, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. Best Experience to get into an ICU
    John, in my opinion I would think ER would definitely give you more experience in handling critical situations. That being said the PCU unit (I assume progressive care is the same as step down?)...
    Nov 19, '13
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  12. Best Experience to get into an ICU
    Never worked ER here, had no idea. I used to say to myself when having a miserable shift "at least I am not picking trash off the side of the road." That is until I realized that would probably be...
    Nov 19, '13
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  13. Comfortable in ICU
    At one year I finally stopped feeling like I should cut my coworkers part of my paycheck. At two years I feel very confident in some types of cases and not so confident in others. My stomach still...
    Nov 19, '13
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  14. Antibiotic initiation/effectiveness
    You reach a point of no return with sepsis. You can do everything humanly possible and you are just not going to save these people. I am often shocked at how sick some of these people are when they...
    Nov 19, '13
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  15. What is the big difference?
    Ours is a combined ICU/Stepdown. I's are 1-2, 1-1, or 2-1 for some. Stepdown is 4-1 and we take vents and drips as well as DKA's. MY previous unit was a high acuity med surg that functioned as a SD...
    Nov 19, '13
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  16. Abandoned Patients?
    A group of us have tried to implement change and we have been successful in some respects, but staffing remains an issue. It is quite disheartening. I have been looking for some time now but in my...
    Nov 8, '13
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  17. Abandoned Patients?
    A decompensating patient or code on the floor is handled by whoever has the time to help/respond. If no one volunteers it is on the charge. I do feel it is unsafe at times. Luckily I have some...
    Nov 8, '13
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  18. Abandoned Patients?
    Not all of us are lucky enough to work on units with resource nurses and I have NEVER worked anywhere where charge does not get a full patient load. Most of our charges are stuck in their own rooms...
    Nov 7, '13
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  19. What is the worst hardship/story you have ever seen/heard in your nursing career?
    NurseDirtyBird, I had the same thought. I hate liking these posts as well. I am sad for the people who had to experience it and the nurses who had to witness and now have to carry it.
    Nov 5, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. What is the worst hardship/story you have ever seen/heard in your nursing career?
    Grntea your story just breaks my heart. I was a pre-teen back in those days. My best friend had leukemia and for a year she had to receive thrice weekly massive transfusions. I am sure you know...
    Nov 5, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. What is the worst hardship/story you have ever seen/heard in your nursing career?
    So many horrible stories it is hard to choose. From those whose horrors were self-inflicted to those who did nothing to earn their suffering. We had a young mother, drug addict, left her stash out...
    Nov 5, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. VAMP on CVP lines
    Yes meanmaryjean. No matter whether I use alcohol swabs or clorhexidine scrubs it seems that a small amount of transfer remains glued to the port and it drives me crazy. Family has remarked about...
    Nov 5, '13
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  23. Abandoned Patients?
    We have to take our own patients and leave the other one or two with another RN as well. It is hit or miss on my unit as it all depends on who you are near. Some nurses are very conscientious and...
    Nov 4, '13
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  24. Beginner's Blues?
    This is a clear cut case of growing pains in my opinion. Welcome to the ICU. It is terrifying isn't it? I can remember vividly how it felt. I was convinced that at any moment my manager was...
    Oct 28, '13
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  25. I feel like I caused a patient's death and I can't get over it
    Dear OP, There is absolutely no way to say that you caused this patient's death. DIB has so many many causes. This patient's history of CABG with trach still requiring O2 to support oxygenation...
    Oct 14, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety


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