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  1. anxiety vs. agitation; Ativan vs. Haldol
    Not much. I think I need to raise the question in an organization-wide way. Just sent out an email about this - thanks.
    Dec 8
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  2. Ready to let go.  But not right NOW.
    Oh, I remember that so well. My own parents have both died, and I'm now through the exhausting/juggling/fear, then the grief, and can remember them sweetly. Take care of yourself, my dear. The...
    Dec 8
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  3. Ready to let go.  But not right NOW.
    I recently spent 45 minutes talking about death, and hospice, with my husbandís sister in Maryland. Her mother ó a delightfully quirky 91-year-old activist who still spends her days faxing her...
    Dec 7
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  4. anxiety vs. agitation; Ativan vs. Haldol
    I've been a nurse since before you were born, and a hospice nurse for 7 years. My concern/peeve is this: Ativan is sometimes ordered and given for agitation, with no Haldol or other antipsychotic...
    Dec 7
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  5. Difficulty removing PICC line
    I tried to remove a PICC line today that had been in for 6 months, site looks good, no issues with it. (I'm an infusion nurse but not recently). It pulled about halfway out with gentle intermittent...
    Jan 24, '13
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  6. management of bone ca pain
    I've been a nurse for umpteen years, and a hospice nurse for 6. My impression with bone pain from mets is that ibuprofen works better than decadron, along with a narcotic (the pts are always on...
    Dec 5, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  7. Help on how to get required hours for CDE.
    Thanks for this post. I just started working in a clinic where we deal with lots of diabetics and do teaching; I thought "Oh, I'll become a Certified Diabetes Educator" and was floored by the number...
    Oct 2, '12
    Forum: Diabetes / Endocrine Nursing
  8. dakins sol'n bladder irrigation?
    Thanks SO much. I'll pass this on to his MD. It's wonderful to have this level of support available! DM
    Jul 24, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  9. bladder irrigation w/dakin's soln?
    I've found this referred to in old texts, but can't find anything current. We have a patient whose catheter plugs with purulent matter every 1-2 weeks, despite biweekly irrigations. The...
    Jul 24, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  10. dakins sol'n bladder irrigation?
    I've found this referred to in old texts, but can't find anything current. I'm not a student, but saw great responses here, and don't know where else to ask this. We have a patient whose catheter...
    Jul 24, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  11. A Time to Die
    Thanks, Debilpn. Hope you can get there - it's sweet work.
    Jul 3, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  12. Glass ampules, filter needles.  Is this a real or theoretical risk?
    Thanks! LOVE this site - so many good brains to pick. I'll stop rolling my eyes when I use filter needles. . .
    Jul 1, '12
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  13. A Time to Die
    Thanks, guys! Shucks. . .
    Jul 1, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  14. Nurse Concierge - any experiences?
    Thanks, Blondy. Good points!
    Jul 1, '12
    Forum: Entrepreneurs in Nursing
  15. Nurse Concierge - any experiences?
    Thanks for your input, Ashley. I do plan to call the BON. As I mentioned, we'd be a "knowledgeable go-between" for pts and MD's - I'd never adjust medications without an order. It's certainly...
    Jul 1, '12
    Forum: Entrepreneurs in Nursing
  16. Fired for writing a nursing order?
    http://ask.metafilter.com/6351/Fired-Now-What interesting link about how to deal with having been fired.
    Jul 1, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  17. Fired for writing a nursing order?
    Oh, the "fired" thing. . . I'd call your (former) HR department and ask what they'll say to prospective employers. Maybe call places where you're NOT going to apply and ask how best to discuss...
    Jul 1, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  18. Do hospice nurse visit the patient who passed away at night?
    It's really hard to make a blanket statement about this. I make visits if it would be helpful, to anyone, to do so. Usually SNF's don't want a visit - they've tidied up the patient and, unless...
    Jul 1, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  19. A Time to Die
    I recently spent 45 minutes talking about death, and hospice, with my husbandís sister across the country. Her mother (my mother-in-law) ó a delightfully quirky 91-year-old activist who still spends...
    Jul 1, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  20. Nurse Concierge - any experiences?
    A friend and I are thinking of starting a service called "A Nurse in the Family", perhaps, where, for a monthly retainer of probably $100, we offer 24/7 phone support, a monthly visit to help with...
    Jul 1, '12
    Forum: Entrepreneurs in Nursing
  21. IV question
    Sure you can, as long as the tubing isn't automatically "clamped" unless it's in a pump. It's just longer, but works the same way. You'd just want to infuse what's in the tubing at the end, as it...
    Jul 1, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  22. Glass ampules, filter needles.  Is this a real or theoretical risk?
    I know we're supposed to use filter needles on meds drawn from glass ampules, so I do. However, in the first, oh, 25 years of my nursing career I didn't. Is this a theoretical risk, or does...
    Jul 1, '12
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  23. Most commom camp issues and tips...
    Keep spray Bactine or the equivalent for scrapes and cuts - it numbs and is antibacterial. Wipe it off with clean gauze, slap on some antibiotic ointment and a bandage and, voila! Happy campers. ...
    Jul 1, '12
    Forum: Camp Nursing
  24. Fired for writing a nursing order?
    Don't let this get you down, my dear. As a nurse who's been one since the dawn of time (35 years, to be exact), I notice that some places are getting much more punitive, leaning more toward...
    Jul 1, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner


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