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  1. how do you fit in working out with working?
    I'm a pretty dedicated Tai Chi student. I find ways to fit practice in at work, whether it is doing drills while I'm waiting for a Pt. in the bathroom, doing the fast form (about 45 seconds for me),...
    Jan 6, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Just a few basic questions...
    Hi all, Long story short, I'm 28, I have been working as an RN (Acute Care) for about 2.5 years now, and just completed my BSN in December. It has always been in the back of my mind to look into...
    Jan 4, '11
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  3. Stress Relief after a BAD shift?
    I take my 9mm down to the local range and fire off a couple hundred rounds about every 2 weeks. Its amazing stress relief. I also study Tai Chi, and will frequently go to the local park to get some...
    Jan 3, '11
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  4. Anyone else graduating in December?
    From my BSN program... YAY!!!!
    Nov 7, '10
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  5. can ascites lead to anemia?
    I don't think so, I would think the anemia would be due to the underlying reason for the ascites, not the ascites or paracentesis.
    Nov 7, '10
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  6. Insulin dosage
    Always depends on the order of course, but... I usually see NPH as a fixed dosage - it provides stable blood sugar control over a long period of time. Regular acts more quickly, and is used to...
    Nov 7, '10
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  7. IM Injection Question
    You don't have to jab the entire length of a needle into somebody...
    Nov 7, '10
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  8. Level of measurement
    Well, I would say interval would be more appropriate. The differences between numbers are equal, and are arangable in a high to low manner. Because we are measuring 02 sats, having the absolute...
    Nov 7, '10
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  9. Smelly question
    I keep a small bottle of lavender essential oil with me at all times. The stuff is fantastic at covering up odors when dabbed under the nose or the inside of a mask. Even works with c-diff and bad...
    Nov 7, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. How does a Nurse properly defend him/herself from a patients physical attack?
    I'm a dedicated Tai Chi student (it is a very effective martial art, believe it or not). I won't hesitate to defend myself, if I am ever seriously attacked, and Tai Chi gives me several options for...
    Nov 7, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  11. If you go to the ER or doctor's office, do you tell them you're a nurse?
    Considering they know I work for the hospital system the second I hand over my insurance card, I don't see the point in hiding that I'm a nurse. I don't go flat out and say it, but if someone asks,...
    Oct 26, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Flipping days/nights while keeping normal off days
    When I work 3 12s in a row, with 4 nights off, I stay up all night the night before (maybe a quick nap from 3-5am), then sleep all day until work. On my first day off, I will try to stay awake until...
    Oct 2, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Supply shortages
    We are usually out of the basics - gowns, tissues, wipes... etc. by 0200 Saturday. We've actually gotten in the habit of forming a team about that time to make a scrounge run to central supply and...
    Sep 27, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Song lyrics that remind you of nursing...
    After a loooong, horrifying shift (or when they call and try to get me to work a 5th night), the first verse or so of Wanted Dead or Alive by Bon Jovi: It's all all the same Only the names will...
    Sep 23, '10
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  15. Did you get anything?
    I bought nice scrubs. No one outside of work needs to know I am a nurse.
    Sep 7, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Certifications?  Do you have any?
    I'm going to test for my Acute Care Certification next month...
    Sep 7, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Dr's giving orders at bedside
    No verbal orders unless there is a code or other emergency. If a doctor is around and tries to give me an order in a non-emergency situation, I will offer to go get the chart and a pen (or just...
    Sep 7, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Had enough of the CMS 30 minute rule?
    http://www.ismp.org/newsletters/nursing/Issues/NurseAdviseERR201007.pdf Here we go! Can't see the "edit" button on the hospital browser, sorry about triple posts!
    Sep 7, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Had enough of the CMS 30 minute rule?
    I will try to find a direct link or scan my copy of the newsletter when I get home.
    Sep 7, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Had enough of the CMS 30 minute rule?
    It's an e-mailed newsletter that is usually distributed by hospital pharmacies or received by individual nurses, but here is the link directly from the ISMP website (to receive the newsletter):...
    Sep 7, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Had enough of the CMS 30 minute rule?
    If so, the Institute for Safe Medication Practices has written a survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/30mr that they plan to submit to CMS as evidence for the unsafe practices nurses must often...
    Sep 7, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Stop being so miserable
    Yeah. Try actually BEING a nurse first. Then you can judge us!
    Sep 4, '10
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  23. Confess!  Whats the craziest force of habit you've done in the "Real World"
    I've been taking Tai Chi lessons, and part of it involves something called push hands, which is you and a partner... pushing hands to learn certain movements. I found myself palpating some...
    Jul 28, '10
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  24. hoiw long the indwelling catheter can keep for a patient ?
    It depends on the policy of your individual facility. In my hospital, patients must be evaluated for the necessity of a catheter every 48 hours. The only reasons for leaving one is: Urinary...
    Jul 21, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. If you had to pick two careers/paid hobbies other than nursing...
    Taiji (Tai Chi) Instructor Horse Breeder/Trainer. Arabian/Quarter horse crosses.
    Jul 21, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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