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  1. Nursing diagnosis help
    I would be more concerned if I had a diabetic patient on insulin around 70, less concerned with a sugar of 172, I would still cover the sugar at meal time. Even though 70 falls in the ideal range...
    Sep 30, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  2. Nursing diagnosis help
    Were any of those medications new to the patient?
    Sep 30, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  3. Nursing diagnosis help
    If this were real life you would focus on the reason for admission. The patient is not left in acute chest pain but still needs interventions to prevent the chest pain from recurring. The nurses...
    Sep 30, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  4. Nursing diagnosis help
    That blood sugar for a diabetic non-fasting is rather normal and probably won't lead to much pathology. I would go with something related to his chest pain/SOB as the nursing diagnosis, all the...
    Sep 29, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  5. Refusing food offered by patients
    I tell patients I am eating a special diet and leave it at that.
    Sep 29, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. Help! I don't "get" vents!!!
    Lung Recruitment - YouTube
    Jul 24, '13
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  7. Dr. Eric Topol on Rock Center
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBhIgR-W75I
    May 10, '13
    Forum: Nursing News
  8. Peer Evaluations- Venting
    I wouldn't want a peer review. And if it is optional I would think you would be able to opt out. My hospital doesn't do peer review. I wouldn't know what other people do on my shift. I wish I...
    Apr 22, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. I don't want a male nurse! - Caption Contest Winner
    I don't get it.
    Apr 3, '13
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  10. Can visitors be 'forced' to wear PPE?
    Yes you can force for certain instances, the instance that comes to mind is neutropenic patients, I make them put on a mask when they are sick and wash their hands before entering the room. We have...
    Mar 2, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Boy, did I mess up :(
    Nurses make med errors and don't lose their jobs. If you lost your job over this then the hospital must have a high turnover rate.
    Feb 20, '13
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  12. Visitors who stay overnight. Vent.
    I don't think you get where I am coming from. I am not a pediatrics nurse first of all, my patient is not 5 years old or a teenager with mom and dad hanging around. My population is usually over 40...
    Dec 22, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. Visitors who stay overnight. Vent.
    I had a post op appi patient years ago with testicular pain in his early 20's who was too embarrassed to tell me until his mother, father, and siblings left the room. People need space to have...
    Dec 21, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. Visitors who stay overnight. Vent.
    I have been in the hospital and I have been with sick family members. First of all, I don't camp out in their room for days at a time. When you get sick; do you call everyone to your bedside at...
    Dec 21, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. Visitors who stay overnight. Vent.
    I had a visitor complain that I turned off the TV he was watching while his wife was sleeping. I told his too bad, she needs her rest and sleeping with a TV on is poor sleep hygeine, I am promoting...
    Dec 21, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. Staff on Resident Sexual Abuse?
    If you are a nurse you are a mandated reporter and if you suspect this you should report it to the state. People should not be abused, end of story, while receiving care. This is disgusting it is...
    Dec 11, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  17. patho..
    MCC on iTunes U then open in itunes, then click on nursing, then click on pathophys 104. She is a good teacher.
    Dec 11, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  18. patho..
    John Campbell - YouTube
    Dec 11, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  19. Do nurses help preterm babies to exhale?
    Breathing is not controlled by gravity. Breathing is all controlled by Boyle's gas law P1V1 = P2V2.
    Dec 1, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  20. Why In The Heck Should I Be A Loyal Nurse?
    I look out for myself. I feel no loyalty with my current employer. I will drop them the second I get an offer for better money or sign on bonus somewhere else. I don't work for charity.
    Nov 25, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. septic and aseptic wound dress-room differences
    I have never heard of a septic wound care. Sepsis is bad. There is clean and sterile technique.
    Nov 20, '12
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  22. leaving my job gave a 2 weeks manager very rude.
    I would never give 4 weeks notice, I would never not quit a job because it is Christmas (I am atheist and don't care about the holidays). Quitting a job is not a big deal, I usually stay at a...
    Nov 20, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. leaving my job gave a 2 weeks manager very rude.
    I always schedule 2 weeks of vacation and my last day before vacation I give my 2 week notice. This gives them coverage and I never have to deal with the manager again.
    Nov 14, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. New Nurse 1 year in...should I change floors?
    I would move on to the next unit. Sounds like you have already talked yourself into moving.
    Nov 11, '12
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  25. Is it possible to get the holidays off?
    I'm not Christian so I don't care about Christmas, but I do love the double time.
    Nov 10, '12
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series


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