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  1. Wait, what the what ?!
    We recently had to present a diploma to be able to run out ISTAT machines. They didn't even care what diploma it was. I couldn't find my one from nursing school so I brought in my one from my BA in...
    Apr 11
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  2. Forgetting to prime peripheral IV line...
    Peds ICU nurse is slightly freaking out about that question. There has been no research about what about of air could be harmful to a Peds pt. in a "heathy" kid it might be ok. In a kid w a PFO,...
    Apr 1
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  3. Mispronunciations that drive you nuts
    We dual sign off all infusions at shift change. A couple nurses read drips as "migs per kig per hour" I don't know why it gets to me. Please, "milligrams per kilogram per hour"
    Feb 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Stethoscope Case
    A woman I work w stages hers in a little plastic school box. Like a pencil box from elementary school. Seems to work.
    Jan 2
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  5. Is emergency nursing the most intense nursing there is?
    Not where I work. If you have 'a disease of childhood' or have been refinery followed by one of the doc at our childrens hospital u end up in PICU. I really have had a 60 year old pt. it's fun...
    Oct 8, '14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  6. Is emergency nursing the most intense nursing there is?
    Try PICU nursing. Every speciality rolled into one. Ages 1 day- 60+ years. Ecmo, crrt, codes, multiple sizes I've every every single device. Kiddos can be fine one second and just crump the next....
    Oct 5, '14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. Mistakes as a new pediatric oncology RN
    In re: mistakes. We ALL make them. Best thing you can do is learn why is was a mistake, why it happened, and how you will never let it happen again. Keep your chin up. Nursing is hard. I bet teaches...
    Jul 15, '14
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  8. Girl brain dead part deux
    Posted in error
    Jun 26, '14
    Forum: Nursing News
  9. Any good "nurse" shows on tv?  Netflix?
    I think it's called The London Hospital. On amazon prime. About nurses at The London in the 1800s. Loved it!
    Jun 17, '14
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  10. Piggy Back IV order with no fluid order?
    I must work at Fort Knox. Everything but saline flushes and sterile water for reconstituting meds like vec is in the Pyxis or comes from pharmacy. And to override anything we need 2 RNs. And once...
    Jun 8, '14
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  11. Piggy Back IV order with no fluid order?
    Without the NS order how are you pulling the 50 ml bag from the Pyxis? How are you charging the pt for said bag? Perhaps where I work is just strict and MDs are understanding. But I would get an...
    Jun 8, '14
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  12. Journals and confrences for picu rns
    Hope it pans out. I would love a place to find picu specific articles and such in one place!
    Sep 15, '13
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  13. Election day in the hospital
    Where I work, the social worker had like emergency ballots or something. Contact them.
    Sep 10, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. latex allergy holding me back
    Really?! I have a latex allergy. Never had any problems. Where are you looking!
    Jul 30, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Safe beds for patients
    I have used them in peds. They really only work for people who have nothing much attached to them. Dealing w iv tubing, feed tubing, monitor cables is a big hassle for staff and I almost need a...
    Jul 19, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Children's Hospitals That Accept ADN New Grads
    Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus,Ohio accepts a few each term. Mostly ones w peds PAC experience.
    Jul 4, '13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  17. Journals and confrences for picu rns
    Are there any picu specific nursing journals out there? If not, what nursing journals does everyone subscribe to? How about conferences?
    Jul 4, '13
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  18. Best Way to Let Management I'm Going PRN?
    When I left, I wrote the standard resignation letter but added in that I was willing and interested to stay PRN. Two days later, I stopped into my managers office and she had me sign a PRN agreement....
    Jun 25, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. ampicillin and D10w .2
    Hopefully your facility has a good pharmacist. The can be your best friend when it comes to compability questions when you either can't find an answer or get conflicting answers. I always chart...
    Jun 14, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  20. Unit Secretaries
    We have been on full computer charting for a long time. Since before I began. Perhaps the Unit Coordinator's role has evolved in that time, but out PICU couldn't run without one. They do all our...
    Jun 13, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. When family refuses IV pain meds for cancer pt...?
    Wait? I just reread. She has an ng? Why can't that be utilized for pain med admin? Thanks for being such an advocate for this pt!
    Jun 13, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. When family refuses IV pain meds for cancer pt...?
    Do you have a pain team who can consult and possibly educate the family? SL morphine, some sort of transdermal patch? If that doesn't work, I would call the ethics committee. ASAP.
    Jun 13, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Code words
    Alphabet soup For the kid w so many diagnoses you can't possibly list them all (mr, cp, g/j tube, vp shunt, asd, vsd, ...)
    Jun 12, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. What's the lowest potassium you would feel comfortable not supplementing?
    I work in a PIcU. We replace for k less then 3. When I did a short stent in the adult world we replaced for less then 4.
    May 29, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  25. Best place to buy scrubs online??
    Lydia's unifies is great too. Carry urbane in the linger length which I love. Sign up for their texts for coupons.
    May 28, '13
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear