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  1. The best excuses for positive drug screens
    Yes but there is implied consent. If you have to hold a person down to take blood and insert a catheter you'd better have a court order or something to back you. But like brillohead said if you say I...
    Aug 27
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  2. Sheath Pulls
    Does your hospital do out patient cats as well? In our hospital we have a holding room where the out patient sheaths are pulled and any admitted pts from the tele floors go there for the sheath...
    Feb 15
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  3. Weather Policy
    You're right maybe my examples weren't right on target but it was the best my post night shift brain could come up with lol. Maybe the first one should've been my sisters wedding 3 hours away no way...
    Feb 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Weather Policy
    I live 20 minutes from work so I never get the option of calling out due to weather but I live in Canada and life doesn't stop for snow so I've driven in plenty of snowstorms. What I wonder is if it...
    Feb 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. New Grad need help with breaking away from patients
    When I have a pt that talks a lot and takes a little more time I usually save them for last. I know you're probably always busy and have something that you need to do but if you do his meds last at...
    Dec 14, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  6. why give this patient magnesium sulfate??
    Was the pt on tele? Because in our CCU when we have a pt having a lot of runs of VT we often give 1g of Mag even with out a previous level. On VTers out docs like levels better than 1 and I've never...
    Nov 16, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  7. What Baffles You?
    I always seem to get "I'm terrible" OK terrible tells me nothing...are you having pain? No. Trouble breathing? No. Nausea? No. Hot/cold? No. Hungry? Do you have to go to the bathroom? No. Then...
    Nov 14, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. What Baffles You?
    See now I have the opposite problem. I work cardiac where EVERYBODY is in strict in and outs. Some people can have his explained to them 10 times a day and still not pee in the urinal!!!!
    Nov 14, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Muslim nursing students
    It's the same at my hospital. We can still wear jackets and longs sleeves but jackets must come off before going into patients rooms to provide care and long sleeves must be able to be rolled up to...
    Oct 28, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. Which fields of nursing have the most stable clients
    I think something like day surgery or school nursing would completely stress me out. When I was a new grad I was saying that a pt made me nervous because he was so sick. He had just about every...
    Aug 27, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Scenario:What would you do?
    I had a similar situation a few years ago when I was a new grad. I had a pt in his 40's severely brain damaged after a MVC and had been living in a NH with a g-tube for years. He was on our Med...
    Jan 13, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. I'm Only A Nurse......
    This poem was posted in the nursing station of the hospital where I use to work and it was really nice to read when you were having one of 'those' days. I'm "Just A Nurse" I'm "just a nurse."...
    Feb 9, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Side effects of spinal anesthesia
    I was just talking to my father, my grandpa is scheduled to be d/c'd tomorrow with the catheter. He's walking on his own, doing stairs and feeling great. Now let's see if I can remember all the...
    Jul 20, '04
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  14. Side effects of spinal anesthesia
    That was the first thing I thought of too, that he probably couldn't pee lying in bed. But since then he has been up walking (with assistance) and they have stood him up when he's trying to void. ...
    Jul 20, '04
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  15. Side effects of spinal anesthesia
    Thanks, that's pretty much what I figured but wanted to know for sure. It just ticked me off that they wanted to d/c him without investigating the problem and just let the home care nurse take care...
    Jul 20, '04
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  16. Side effects of spinal anesthesia
    My grandfather just had knee replacement surgery under a spinal. He's doing great, except for the fact that he had not been able to urinate since the surgery. Twice he has had his catheter taken out...
    Jul 20, '04
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  17. Side effects of spinal anesthesia
    My grandfather just had knee replacement surgery under a spinal. He's doing great, except for the fact that he had not been able to urinate since the surgery. Twice he has had his catheter taken...
    Jul 19, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. So what WAS nursing like in the "good old days"?
    It's not my story, I just graduated a few years ago. But my Grandmother who started nursing in 1932 has told me some doozies. First she not only looked after her patients but also washed the...
    Jan 26, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Bad choice of words
    A couple of weeks ago I had 2 little old men who shared a room sitting up at the nurses station desk. They were both confused and would wander and get lost so I wanted to keep them up until they...
    Jan 25, '04
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  20. Things patients have taught me NOT to do...
    This is too funny! I used to think people were generally normal and at least semi-smart, then I became a nurse. I've learned it's not a great idea to fix your roof after drinking most of a 24...
    Jan 2, '04
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  21. any nurses out there who LOVE their jobs?
    Granted their are more days that I go home complaining about my job than telling everybody how great it is, but that's just venting! I work on a M/S floor too! I started there right after I...
    Jan 2, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. That is it, I am becoming a Walmart greeter!
    I know what you mean! A couple of months ago I had a pt die about 2400. So I called housekeeping to clean the room for a new admission (It was the only empty bed on our floor and emerg was...
    Jan 2, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Ideal Job!
    I can't remeber exactly how it got started, but I was probably about 13 when I joked to my mom that the job I wanted was riding around in a limo watching tv and drinking wine coolers! She likes to...
    Jul 15, '03
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  24. Drs. handwriting - Can you read it well?
    Major problem on our floor as we are a teaching hospital with many clerks, interns, residents, and consultants. So we never really have a chance to get used to anybodys writing. Most of the time...
    Jun 7, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Im a student... I need advice!
    I agree with enerybody. Nursing does have fairly good pay and benefits. But for the number of breaks you miss, the days you stay late or go home crying, is the money worth it? Last night I was...
    Jun 2, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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