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  1. Post Op Low BP, fever,etc after valve replac/bypass
    Hope your mother will be OK..how old is she?her heart is large the doc said ,which makes it less effective in pumping,thus the chf. what is her pulse running? does she smoke? Maybe they want her...
    Dec 6, '04
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  2. Removal of Pacing Wires
    don't ya just hate the ignorance or doctors..pulling wires with a inr of 3.4..duh what an [language edited by moderator]
    Dec 6, '04
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  3. Euthanasia battle's new focus: Infants
    Wow did i put that post in the wrong place or what..I just read neonatal nurses. I'm babbling about a 98 yr old woman jeez. But euthanasia does cross all age groups..and it is us nurses at the...
    Dec 4, '04
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  4. Euthanasia battle's new focus: Infants
    The docs order the prn meds for comfort..it's the nurse who decides when and how often to give them in what i have experienced. We are with the patient 24/7..and witness all that they go thru in a...
    Dec 4, '04
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  5. I ran across an awesome nursing calculations website...
    I found this site too and love it. I put it on all our computers at work as a Favorite site. Has come in handy a few times already.
    Nov 30, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. acute MI comes into the ER.......
    Was the man treated with TPA? Nitro IV, Morphine ,ASA ? Or just told the doctor will be here soon (Haha) I can't imagine the damge done to his heart muscle if not..and then if such did happen, it...
    Nov 30, '04
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  7. Hello - What state are you from?
    Hi I am wondering what the jobs are like in the Virgin Islands. What kinda of work in nursing, and how many patients are you responsible for? Sounds wonderful. How are the living conditions you have...
    Nov 29, '04
    Forum: Rural Nursing
  8. Mnemonic for cranial nerves
    Thanks for the refresher Bruinlaura :)
    Nov 29, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. Mnemonic for cranial nerves
    its been 18 yrs since i had to study the cranial nerves..so my memory, is well lets say, dull. Can someone please name the nerves to match the nmemonic . Thanks
    Nov 29, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. Hello - What state are you from?
    Iowa here. Moved 4 yrs ago from NJ. I love the peace of the midwest. The hospital i work at has 25 beds and is a critical care access hospital.
    Nov 29, '04
    Forum: Rural Nursing
  11. Life is futile, dead is dead, the other side
    Pam my thoughts are with you as you struggle through this difficult time. When I "let" my Dad go it was one of the hardest things ever. I'm sure your Mom will be grateful to you and the family for...
    Nov 25, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. It's Thanksgiving, and well, I'm at work
    LOL Carotid..a day in the life of a holiday in the ER. Too funny. My turn is coming at 23:00. Hope all the cardiac people ate lightly!Course the serotonin levels just might make them sleepppp...
    Nov 25, '04
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  13. Instillation of Saline into Bronchioles when Suctioning
    I find squeezing saline down someone's trach or et tube is cruel. The patient coughs and gags even worse than just suctioning. It must be awful! I know when i swallow something and it goes down "the...
    Nov 23, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. How much time did you take off for a death of loved one?
    Glad to hear that your Dad had good nursing care, and that you got to be with him when he left this world. I too got called in when he turned bad and got to be with him. I too am an only child..and...
    Nov 17, '04
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  15. Was told by an aide that I'm not CUT OUT for Nursing
    Tabbey people will always try to intimidate you in your career. It's part of the business. I doubt there is any place where you won't find at least one *****. Trust your own judgement of who you are...
    Nov 17, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. How much time did you take off for a death of loved one?
    I took off a total of 3 months to go to my Dad, and find out why he was having chronic diarrhea, 10 lb weight loss, and cough. The docs he saw never found out the cause until I came out there to his...
    Nov 17, '04
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  17. IV Help
    I appreciate this refresher of iv calculation thanks Angel
    Nov 16, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. nj salary survey
    [ QUOTE=nursemeow] Nice to hear Deborah Heart and Lung is still a great place to work. I spent 13 yrs there and it truly is a terrific place. I moved to Iowa 4 yrs ago and boy did I...
    Nov 15, '04
    Forum: New Jersey Nursing
  19. The saddest case I had when I thought about my proxi
    How sad Purlple. It's really a tragedy how ethical issues such as this woman has have not been adressed by the medical profession or society. I often think when caring for such a tragic patient..if...
    Nov 12, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Must we all die with a feeding tube?
    Guess after 17 years at the bedside I have seen a great deal of human suffering. Prolonged by trach's, GT's etc. My own Dad in the end with terminal cancer as well. I got to be with him as he left...
    Nov 12, '04
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  21. Must we all die with a feeding tube?
    I was referring to Terry Schiavo in my earlier post. I saw her husband and his lawyer on Larry King discuss the long drawn out process involved in letting Terry go. Then after years of fighting in...
    Nov 12, '04
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  22. Must we all die with a feeding tube?
    According to Jeb Bush yes we must be fed by tube. Those Bush's just love telling us all what we're gonna do.
    Nov 11, '04
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  23. The Whole Story of UVA Hiring Foreign Nurses
    Rep your quite welcome..and I also appreciate not working short staffed, and would be more than happy to work side by side with a Philippina BSN.
    Nov 1, '04
    Forum: Nursing News
  24. The Whole Story of UVA Hiring Foreign Nurses
    Rep I have worked with many fine Philippina nurses, they are hard working, and caring. When my Dad died, in the hospital, it was the Philippina nurses who called the doc when he turned for the worse,...
    Nov 1, '04
    Forum: Nursing News
  25. Tough Day :-(
    Boy Kathy that sure sounds like a difficult day! Sounds like you are a wonderful caregiver. I hope if I ever "lose it" I'll find someone as caring as you are to keep me decent :) Glad the wine...
    Nov 1, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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