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  1. Can circulator also obtain/ wittiness consent
    I am a pre-op PACU nurse. I occasionally work OR for simple easy cases, either moderate sedation or circulating. Is there any reason I cannot admit the patient, wittiness their consent, and also...
    Aug 9
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  2. Endoscopy unit to OR
    In two ambulatory surgery centers where I worked they also had an endoscopy clinic. Several nurses who worked GI were able to get their foot into the door to become OR nurses.
    Aug 9
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  3. Best Mispronunciation?
    Not exactly your point but I was making a new appointment for myself over the phone. My name is a little unusual so I told the receptionist "I'll spell my name." She kept saying "Okay....Alspella...
    Aug 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Slamming in IVP meds and Running Incompatible Meds Together: Is it as bad as they say
    It really makes a big difference on the situation. What meds are you pushing and why. For sedation and pain meds if the reason for the medication is to have the patient sedated quickly so a...
    Aug 3
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  5. Are humans poisoning themselves and the planet?
    Oh, yikes, I was wrong. We (or someone!) is poisoning the planet. How about some cyanogenic glycosides or amydalin......eat apple seeds, cherry, peach, apricots, leaves or seeds. Or...
    Jul 24
    Forum: Nursing News
  6. Are humans poisoning themselves and the planet?
    Well......since cancer rates are going down and Americans are living longer I say bring on the poisons! I would bet malaria has killed many many more people than the possible risk of exposure to...
    Jul 24
    Forum: Nursing News
  7. test results
    PS, forgot, what is my PT, PTT.
    May 26
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  8. test results
    Knowing the policy and procedures manual is great. But to put in some common sense.....if a patient with a chronic condition taking medication for it, i.e., anticoagulants for A-fib, diabetes,...
    May 26
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  9. LP with chemo in peds
    In our out patient surgery center we occasionally do LP's with chemo for a pediatric oncologist (his oncology nurse comes also.) Unfortunately (or fortunately ? ) for various reasons I hadn't...
    Apr 26
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  10. when patients are prescribed marijuana
    Thanks to all. My knowledge of "recreational drugs" is so bad. All I know or think of with marijuana is smoking it.
    Apr 16
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  11. when patients are prescribed marijuana
    We were discussing at work (out patient surgery,) how do hospitals deal with patients who are on prescription marijuana when they are hospitalized? This is in California. Is there any problem...
    Apr 15
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  12. Plastic Cases-IV Fluids
    I knew a CRNA would come to the rescue. You guys are wonderful. I would take a CRNA anytime over an anesthesiologist. I know it is a guideline. But in PACU, out patient surgery, textbook...
    Mar 6
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  13. how many jobs?
    Do you mean how many jobs in different facilities, or how many different jobs but within the same facility?
    Mar 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Plastic Cases-IV Fluids
    WOW...I love your question. I have no idea as to the answer? We do a wide variety of surgeries so i am not a plastics expert. Our plastic patients rarely get more than 1500 ml of crystalloids...
    Mar 5
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  15. Most topics here non-clinical knowledge ones
    I agree, I love the hard sciences as it applies to nursing.....but as soon as I think about asking a clinical question I find I can Google it, or You Tube it or, hit the text books, and get all the...
    Mar 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Safe Nurse Staffing for Patient Safety & Quality Care Act
    It is all too black and white. It is all to us vs them. It is all to big bad corporation bean counters vs wonderful nurses. There is a huge middle ground. There has to be bean counters or...
    Mar 3
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  17. Safe Nurse Staffing for Patient Safety & Quality Care Act
    I worked 11 pm to 7 am acute care hospital med/surg, then ICU, then night supervisor for 17 years. I cannot understand why staffing should be mandated by a politician? I cannot believe on the night...
    Mar 2
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  18. Typical Day at Hospital Ambulatory Surgery
    They are both great jobs. Our hospital ambulatory surgery center and endoscopy center was combined into one unit. I had been a nurse for 20 years before ambulatory nursing, however I had been in...
    Mar 1
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  19. RNs, I got a question about pain meds
    A patients reaction to pain is physical and psychological. At the physical, down to the DNA level, opoid receptors vary from person to person, but more importantly from race to race. If their pain...
    Mar 1
    Forum: New York Nursing
  20. Help! Am I Responsible
    Our hospital policies, and the admission form, state the patient is responsible for any personal belongings. However this does not absolve the hospital and care givers from being prudent. Family...
    Feb 27
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  21. RT over-stepping boundaries?
    If I overheard RT discussing lab values....and IF what they were saying was correct I would praise the RT on how knowledgeable they were. I would want them to become my hospital BFF and hope they...
    Feb 25
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. Soon to be  New grad
    Yeah, "floating" is a big area of contention with nurses. Most nurses hate to float, most will say a new grad should never float, most will say, "I would never want my family member to be taken...
    Feb 24
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  23. Soon to be  New grad
    Knowing nothing about your pre nursing work experience......a new grad with no hospital, CNA, acute care experience, would be very lucky to get a job in surgery/OR/PACU, (or even any acute care...
    Feb 23
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  24. Nursing Interventions for Abnormal Situations
    I got my cheat notes. I typed them in a small font and printed them on pink paper, cut the paper down to 2 1/2 by 1 1/2 inch size, scotch taped it, punched a hole in the top, and put it through a...
    Feb 22
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  25. Nursing Interventions for Abnormal Situations
    There is a really good nursing thread titled Black Friday Code Blue. But the original post is what NOT to do. Go to the last page of replies and read CodeTeamB's response. That is what to do. ...
    Feb 21
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure


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