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  1. Out of nowhere threatened to be fired?
    I agree that her NM should give her specific incidents/complaints. However, since the OP is a new employee, the organization may not have to go through the entire disciplinary process (for example,...
    11:03 am
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. Out of nowhere threatened to be fired?
    Before I even read beyond that sentence of the OP, that was my first guess about what is going on. I could see how your NM could be a bit turned off if she thought she was getting played.
    10:53 am
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. What's the Best IV Size and Site?
    I agree with what have been said already. I have to say, however, that we have one doctor who can convince himself that even the "simplest" patient might have a PE…that, of course, means 20 ga above...
    Sep 16
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. Pressors with diuretics
    I believe it was norepi…it was a while ago, so I could be wrong. Incidentally, this woman had many medical problems…CHF, kidney issues (although I think they were more AKI than chronic failure),...
    Sep 16
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  5. Funny -  Tech Broken, Use "Old School" Sphygmomanometer
    So I had to reread funtimes' post again…still not sure what was offensive about it. Anyway, if an RN tells the doc "Mr. G had a pressure of 78/40" the doc will almost always come back with "was that...
    Sep 16
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  6. Pressors with diuretics
    A couple months ago we had an elderly female patient in our ED. Among other issues, she came in with fairly low pressure (SBP in the 80s). Given a few boluses of NSS despite a H/O CHF. Ended up...
    Sep 16
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. morphine ivp
    As in any and all complaints of pain? Even narcs to a person with sprained ankle pain? Maybe I missed it earlier, what position are you in where the providers are telling you to order something?
    Sep 16
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  8. morphine ivp
    This is pretty similar to what I see in our ED. There a few docs who just go with toradol (no narcs) and some patients who refuse narcs. I really don't think it is a bad idea to give IV narcs to a...
    Sep 16
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  9. How to remember everything, when giving report?
    This is me…it is worth mentioning that everything that is written on the scroll of knowledge gets charted in the electronic chart. If there is something important enough that it needs to be passed...
    Sep 16
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  10. missed class
    I agree that it is a bit much to advise you to break up with you BF. However, you asked for advice and, well, you got it--even if you might not like it. Not that you want my advice too, but here...
    Sep 16
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  11. Confront or do a slow burn!
    Exactly my thoughts. The union rep was asked a direct question, he/she gave a direct answer. Unless safety is involved, I am not going to my NM to tattle on someone, but if the NM asks me a...
    Sep 16
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. Confront or do a slow burn!
    And maybe some people are uncomfortable with coworkers eavesdropping on their phone calls. :cautious: I really don't understand union politics (nor do I want to). However, the union rep was asked...
    Sep 16
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. "Calling" and "profession"
    Exactly. Profession has 2 distinct definitions. One is a paid occupation (for example, the profession of nursing). The second is in no way related the the first--an open declaration (such as a...
    Sep 14
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  14. Is it okay to tape record on my phone my patient's report?
    Even though I liked the post…this is totally me :sorry: Then again, I realize this is a dumb question. When in doubt, the extension for any department is always 0.
    Sep 13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. Lining and labs/ hemolyzed specimens
    Don't even get me started on how different CT techs will accept different IV gauges/placements for CTAs.
    Sep 12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  16. breaching practices
    At my hospital, we are actually allowed to look at our own medical records on the computer…i.e., we don't have to go through medical records…expect for mental health and drug tx. records. However,...
    Sep 12
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  17. Drawing Labs (Peripheral)
    The fluid is entering a vein in the right arm. It starts mixing with blood. By the time it goes the the heart, the lungs, the heart again, and then down to the left arm where you draw the blood. ...
    Sep 12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  18. Male modesty double standard
    Nurses are professionals. The police officers are professionals. The nature of the jobs require that those professionals see some things that may be considered "sensitive" and things that may make...
    Sep 12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. Is it okay to tape record on my phone my patient's report?
    Maybe she had a second post hat I missed, but I don't think ThePrincessBride actually called it a "dumb" question. And it certainly is not a dumb question, but it is a question with a obvious answer.
    Sep 12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. Lining and labs/ hemolyzed specimens
    If the pt is having a STEMI, he/she will (should) be in the cath lab long before any chemistry results are back from the lab.
    Sep 12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  21. Is it okay to tape record on my phone my patient's report?
    I second what most everyone has said. Suppose there is some type of "leak" of private patient information on that unit. Suppose a classmate or a nurse on that unit says "I say this student nurse...
    Sep 9
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. Lining and labs/ hemolyzed specimens
    Not always true, at least not in my part of the world (see above).
    Sep 9
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  23. Lining and labs/ hemolyzed specimens
    I've also seen docs send their patients to the ED since they had a K of 6.4. Once we look up the result directly from the lab (if possible--if not we do our own), we see that the specimen was...
    Sep 9
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  24. Lining and labs/ hemolyzed specimens
    +1 :yes:
    Sep 7
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  25. Too much stuff behind ID badge!!
    I am required to have my name badge (with my last name! no, I don't have a problem with this if anyone is curious) and a placard that says 'Registered Nurse.' Behind that (although not required) is...
    Sep 4
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism


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