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  1. MRSA and C-Diff
    All patients being transferred out of a Unit bed (CCU, ICU, SICU, etc) are swabbed prior to leaving with an MRSA nasal swab.
    Nov 10, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Do you take any stimulants?
    LMAO! I get up at 0415 every morning that I have to work, and go to bed between 10:30 and 11 at night. I don't even get OFF work until usually 8 at night.. how are we supposed to be in bed already?...
    Oct 27, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Have you ever missed a day because you didn't know you were scheduled?
    Sort of. I had been pulled the day before to a unit that is a paper-chart unit (I work on a computerized charting unit normally) and had the 5th patient. I had never been pulled EVER, wasn't even...
    Oct 18, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Needle stick injury in Health Care
    You were taught to flush PICC lines with a needle? I find that had to believe. I'm sorry you were stuck. I seriously doubt you are in any danger of contracting anything from your pt though. ...
    Aug 22, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. NGT and air????
    I guess you're really asking 2 questions, if I'm reading this right. Air in an NGT isn't a problem because it's just like swallowing air. The person might have a bit of bloating if it was a...
    Aug 22, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. My First Patient
    beautiful story! :)
    Aug 10, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Is electronic charting done at your job?
    yes, electronic charting is done at my job. the physician's are expected to enter their orders, but if we call an md for orders, chances are it will be a whole lot faster if we just input the orders...
    Jul 15, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Ugh!!!!  Getting the dreaded phone call!
    Prayers being said! I hope he makes a quick and full recovery. ((((((((((hugs)))))))))))
    Jul 14, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Golytely for constipation
    Good lord. Something sounds very wrong here! Not only is that pt at risk for electrolyte imbalance, but if her stool was entirely liquid, that is usually the time to stop giving the golytely! Was...
    Jul 14, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Did I do the right thing?
    Did she tell the other aide that the pt was dirty and needed to be cleaned up before she left? IMO, if she did, then she acted appropriately. Of course she could have done the BEST thing for the...
    Jul 14, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. striking nurses
    I'm so sorry for your experience. My heart goes out to you. I understand your need to blame someone/some circumstances.. but I'd instead encourage you even these many years later to obtain some...
    Jul 14, '08
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  12. who should be punished
    Going exactly by your scenario, it sounds as though Nurse B did all she was asked to do. I don't really see where she is involved at all. That's sort of like asking if Nurse A asks Nurse B to check...
    Jul 8, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. I think I said yes and should have said no
    If the **** hits the fan, I'd plead ignorance and leave it at that. I agree, you probably should have said no, but under the circumstances, it really seemed an inocuous thing to do, I'm sure. ...
    Jun 15, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Missed orders!
    We have CPOE (comp. physician order entry) and I love it. Not only can the physician enter orders, but if need be we can place verbal orders on the computer much the same as the old way of writing...
    Jun 15, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Thats It!! Im Calling The State!!
    wow. i'm proud of you for standing up to do the right thing. i probably wouldn't have been able to stick it out as long as you have after seeing little to no response from the previous complaints...
    Jun 11, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. stomach contents in my eye and mouth!
    oh honey! i'm so sorry this happened. how utterly um.. unexpected! big hugs coming your way from one kentuckian to another. :hugs: the best thing to hope for at this point is that since the...
    Jun 11, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Made a mistake!!
    Like all the others have said, we've all made errors. Hopefully, we don't make the same errors twice- that's the best we can hope for! Cheer up. You're certainly NOT the only one who's goofed...
    Jun 6, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. What you get for nurses week
    a t-shirt with the logo of course and a disposable (not even hard plastic) 32 oz cup with a gc for a free fountain drink at the hospital cafeteria that we have to walk 3 miles to. gee thanks. ...
    May 12, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Assessment and Urgency a thing of the past?
    I've been following your story, but had not replied. I am of course sorry for the loss of your family member, but relieved that he passed after a day of knowing comfort and care. What a relief that...
    Apr 27, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. I am getting terminated tomarrow
    I am so glad that the meeting went well and that you have been offered a position on another unit! And being able to keep your same schedule is a real bonus. :) You must work for a decent facility...
    Apr 18, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. press gainey
    oooh, i am green with envy!
    Apr 17, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. bummed out big time
    i'm sorry to hear this. many hugs and prayers headed you and your family's way. i hope your aunt comes through the surgery well and makes her way through this difficult time surrounded by those who...
    Apr 17, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. multiple dosing times
    I agree that the problem with this dosing schedule (depending on the number of pills at any given administration time) is the acetaminophen dose. Lortabs contain 500mg of tylenol in each pill. I...
    Apr 8, '08
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  24. What do you want to tell Nursing Students?
    I don't think I ever answered the original poster's question. I would like to tell nursing students (especially the ones who are precepting before graduation) to please come in before report...
    Apr 8, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Chest Tubes
    I'm sorry, but I have no idea what you're talking about. In the hospital where I work, we don't use glass bottles for chest tubes, we use atrium chest tube drainage systems, either to Low Wall...
    Apr 8, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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