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  1. Antipyretics on a dying patient
    A febrile pt who is already most likely dehydrated will only speed up the disease process and cause discomfort.
    Mar 31
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  2. Father of a nursing student needs advice
    I'm about to graduate nursing school in May, as well, and I wouldn't dream of taking time off. I believe employers would be curious to this gap of unemployment on my resume and might view me as less...
    Mar 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Annoying female coworker conversations
    If you must!
    Mar 24
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  4. Annoying female coworker conversations
    Thanks to everyone for the supportive replies! I truly was not trying to start arguments, just some light conversation. Personally, I think there's no harm in saying women annoy men sometimes and men...
    Mar 23
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  5. did i fluid overload her to death??
    If the pt had known heart failure and was possibly being treated with a potassium wasting diuretic, as well as being acutely malnourished, she may have also had a severe electrolyte imbalance.
    Feb 19
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  6. Annoying female coworker conversations
    I did have to look that one up, I thought it was some kind of shoes.....wow....who spends money on something like that?!
    Feb 19
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  7. Annoying female coworker conversations
    I think that was a *tad* harsh. I'm just saying, when you hear about the same old thing multiple times a day, everyday, it gets a little old. Just looking for a light hearted conversation here,...
    Feb 19
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  8. Do male nurses wear scrub jackets???
    Maybe try a long sleeve shirt or underarmor? I've seen a guy wear a scrub jacket once and it looked awkward.
    Feb 19
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  9. Older professional just starting out
    Good for you! I just finished my psych rotation in school and really enjoyed it! I could see myself working in psych at some point, although cardiac is my first love.
    Feb 19
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  10. Annoying female coworker conversations
    Hey fellow men in nursing! I'm a student about to graduate nursing school this May and a hospital CNA of 5 years. I just want to stoke up some camaraderie about those annoying female conversations...
    Feb 19
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  11. Mistakes to avoid in clinicals..
    Be mindful of the number of chairs in the nurses' station. If a staff nurse is looking for a seat, give it to them. Be respectful
    Feb 16
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. Need assistance w/IV Fluid & Angina
    I agree, unless I had CMP, CBC, & BNP, I wouldn't want to give any fluid.
    Feb 5
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  13. TWIN male nurses
    I know twins who work on the same unit, both are nurses.
    Jul 10, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Does anyone else plan to stay in bedside?
    I'm a CNA and in nursing school. I love bedside nursing, and plan to be at the bedside for several years, but I know I will leave bedside eventually. Not because I think I'm too good to or...
    Jul 6, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Clinical Decision Unit??
    The CDU at my hospital is new and they don't have set standards to pt population quite yet.....I think it's a great idea, tho!
    Jul 5, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  16. Foley Catheter Lubrication
    I was just taught last semester in nursing school to squirt lube in tray and dip the cath tip into it.
    Jul 5, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Oldest patient
    Took care of a 102 y/o F in acute care - she broke her hip doing aerobics! Super cute.
    Jul 4, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. 2 EKG strip questions
    Strip 1 looks like SR with PACs Strip 2 looks like PSVT into SR.
    Jun 26, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Sleeping for an occasional night shift
    Wake up early in the am so you'll need an afternoon nap. Try Benadryl.
    Jun 19, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Question about isolation precautions...
    In my hospital, pts on contact prec. are to wear gown and gloves before leaving g their room, and on droplet prec. are to wear a mask. Airborne prec. pts are not permitted to leave their rooms.
    Jun 6, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Low census
    I'm in Indy as well and low census is UGLY right now! It's all this nice weather we've been having!
    May 31, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Question about patient complaints?
    I agree, people ARE crazy!
    Apr 13, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. Help understanding reason for meds
    Just learned this in school, something about the insulin...helps the K rush into the cells out of the blood while it's taking the glucose with it.
    Apr 12, '13
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  24. The most gruesome situation you've encountered?
    It's on YouTube!
    Apr 3, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Young Male CNA discussion!
    This barely happens to me. I work in the hospital and most pts are fine with me caring for them.
    Mar 28, '13
    Forum: Men in Nursing


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