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  1. STAT C-Section, Local anesthesia only.
    My SIL is an RT & had to attend at an emergent c-section under local when anesthesia was not available (I don't remember exactly why no one could get there). Traumatic experience for her, especially...
    Dec 16
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  2. Am I right in my thinking working on the dementia unit?
    Then family may need to be brought into the equation. I know that is not exactly your place to do that as the aide, but a gentle suggestion during a visit that Chuck doesn't like to bathe before...
    Dec 15
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. advanced directives
    I also often find that when a pt has a living will stating they don't want life-saving measures, ie CPR, intubation etc, the pt & family will think that means they are a DNR. Not true (at least in...
    Dec 15
    Forum: Legal Nursing
  4. How do I keep integrity
    What Gooselady said^^^ One of the best pieces of advice I had in school from an instructor is that you often will not have the answer or know what to do in every situation. I find myself saying...
    Dec 15
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  5. I pushed my call light 3 seconds ago, what took you so long?
    We had that pt this weekend. Within seconds of pushing call light..."Nurse! Nurse!" or yelling for staff by name.
    Dec 15
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  6. Am I right in my thinking working on the dementia unit?
    Is it possible to perhaps try modifying to a bed bath rather than a full bath when the pt is resisting (especially when refusal is only occasional)? Also, what time of day are you bathing? Some pts...
    Dec 15
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. I wish they had to stay and watch the chaos
    We have 2 dedicated admission/dc nurses (small hosp) & it seems to work well. I'm on nights & rarely dc after 1900, but day shift is always relieved to see an ADT nurse scheduled on busy surgical...
    Dec 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. What are your benefits as a float pool nurse at your hospital?
    Where do I sign up?
    Dec 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. My favorite med:
    Love me some Toradol!
    Dec 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Baby RN's running ICU?!!
    Situations like these are not fair to the nurses who are lacking the mentorship & training experience & not fair to the pts who deserve better.
    Dec 5
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  11. Baby RN's running ICU?!!
    We have a similar situation on our med/surg unit. All new grads except for 2 nurses & one of those is a traveler who leaves by the first of the yr. Floating to that floor is worse than usual. Last...
    Dec 5
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  12. What do you tell yourself to get you through a shift?
    I'll get to it when I get to it. Everybody's breathing.
    Dec 1
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  13. Doing a little survey...
    May 24, Ortho; interested in ICU/PACU/cardiac cath
    Dec 1
    Forum: Introductions / Greetings
  14. Divorce Rates in Nurses
    You might be interested in the divorce rate for nursing students as well. I saw more breakups during school than I have seen since working.
    Nov 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Moving to Chicago
    Doesn't matter what state you take NCLEX in; you can apply for licensure in any state once you pass.
    Nov 25
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  16. Staffing per unit question
    We also have the "2 RNs on the floor" rule....HOWEVER, this has been overlooked many times recently on my floor when low census coincides with understaffing. Instead 1 RN & 1 LPN or CNA will work...
    Nov 23
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  17. to hold or give insulin?
    Looks like MD ordered to give.
    Nov 23
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  18. Best Med
    If it were me, I'd look into some other programs. Most of these below also can transition into an RN program (similar to the type of program I went through - an extra summer semester to take...
    Nov 23
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  19. to hold or give insulin?
    If the MD instructed to give it, then I think you were right. Check policy. We typically hold sliding scale insulin if NPO but not always.
    Nov 23
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  20. Having a hard time saying 'no' to working overtime
    I take OT about every 4th or 5th time I get a call, just often enough to "take one for the team" but not so much to feel like I'm getting taken advantage of. I also tend to say yes when I have...
    Nov 22
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  21. Best Med
    No way, too expensive! My RN program was half that (2011). Are they accredited? What's the NCLEX pass rate?
    Nov 22
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  22. New Graduate RN
    Try more rural areas & farther south if possible. We've had openings listed for months (no where near Chicago btw). New hires to the floors are almost always new grads.
    Nov 22
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  23. Moving to Chicago
    If you are not planning to work in FL at all, it will be faster to apply directly for IL licensure rather than endorsement (so I've been told).
    Nov 22
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  24. Staffing per unit question
    To my knowledge, no. Staffing is supposed to be based on acuity as determined by a facility committee (at least half of which should be staff nurses). In other words, anything goes; it's all based...
    Nov 22
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  25. Practice on each other?
    We weren't allowed to practice IVs or injections on each other either d/t stated liability. However, found out when my sister attended the MA program at the same CC, they were allowed to practice...
    Nov 22
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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