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  1. Do You Want To Place A Foley? (Based off Disney's Frozen)
    LOL! I wish I were that creative. The only thing I can come up with is OneRepublic "Till the blood runs out" (Till the Love Runs Out)
    Jul 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Computerized Charting Errors-Need Stories
    the only issue I've ever really had was with meds that scan and you sign off that you gave and then an hour later they show up overdue and show as not scanned. Toradol is the main culprit
    Jul 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Time between Meds
    since Tylenol/Motrin/Ultram or Toradol are not narcotic I don't worry about time in between. Our Ortho patients get Ultram and Tylenol together scheduled and Morphine/Dilaudid PRN - I usually will...
    Jul 27
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  4. Allheart company
    if you're looking for scrubs I love Uniform Advantage. They usually have free shipping over $99 (and its really easy to spend that LOL). If you're looking for hardware (steths etc) then Medisave is...
    Jul 20
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  5. Hide-a-Butt patient gowns
    do your gowns not have ties that make the gown a wrap around? Our gowns tie at the neck, have a tie on the inside at the waist and then the back wraps around and ties at the side. Our Bari gowns...
    Jul 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Hours of sleep before work
    definitely 4 when I get home in the AM - sometimes 6 if the kids are in school. Then in the evening depends on what I get in the AM - so between 2-4 in the evening.
    Jul 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Let's hear about your worst shift ever!
    oh there have been a few.... 1. 7 patients, no aide and I was default charge because the actual charge nurse called off due to death in the family and it was me, 2 other nurses with less...
    Jul 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. sexual harassment from mentally incapacitated patients
    even babies feel pleasure when their genitals are stimulated by anything - it doesn't mean anything. If he's still wearing diapers as a teenager, chances are he's not cognizant of anything other...
    Jun 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Concurrent IVS
    we frequently run Protonix and NSS together - separate pumps with the Protonix Y sited into the lowest port (nearest to the IV hub). We use B Braun pumps and have to run separate pumps and separate...
    Jun 25
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  10. The beauty of nursing : midweek camping, hiking, boating, skiing, no crowds!
    I'm crossing my fingers for a 3 12's job to open up some time soon! HATE working 5 8's on nights.
    Jun 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. What is the better antiemetic zofran or phenergan?
    I work on a chemo floor and rarely see phenergan ordered - when the Zofran doesn't work most of our docs write for Compazine which seems to provide much relief
    Jun 24
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  12. affordable scrubs
    ScrubsRX.com has wink for $19 per pair and free shipping with any order. They also often have BOGO sales on other brands.
    Jun 21
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  13. Hospital will not hire smokers
    our hospital hasn't hired smokers since 2012 - nothing new
    Jun 21
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  14. Stuff my patients say...
    we admitted a guy out of the ED to our floor at 0630 this AM after he called EMS to claim a "diabetic emergency". When EMS got to his house he told them that he needed to be taken to the ER for his...
    Jun 18
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  15. Scrubs for a very curvy girl--I NEED help!
    Wink Wonderflex is really great.
    Jun 16
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  16. NOC with kids home for summer break?
    you learn to split your sleep. I sleep from 8-12 and then we do something in the afternoon till about 5-6 when hubs comes home and I go back to bed OR you learn to stay awake till about 2 in the...
    Jun 16
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  17. Indwelling Catheters
    I work med/surg/onc and the only people that get catheters longer than 1 day are the TURP's or cysto's
    Jun 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. A nurse who doesn't breastfeed
    and the benefits of sanity and sleep FAR outweigh ANY breastfeeding benefits if you're driving yourself insane, don't sleep for 48 hours and have a kid attached to your breast 20 out of 24 hours a...
    Jun 12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  19. Do power cords for IV pumps bother you?
    Absolutely! I teach my walkie talkie patients how to plug the cord back in. Most of our pumps have at least 8 hours of battery life in them anyway so when I make hourly rounds I can plug them back...
    Jun 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Fired 6 weeks into orientation
    repeat to yourself (if they ask) "it wasn't a good fit". This is sort of a catch all and considering you were only there for 6 weeks is completely plausible
    Jun 9
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  21. What's your spiel?
    since I work 11p-7a I'm usually waking my pts up to assess them. I introduce myself, ask about pain and review the pain med schedule and remind them to call me for whatever they need. Some of the...
    Jun 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. What Scrub brands run the largest?
    WonderWink Wonderflex goes up to 5x and they are stretchy and SO comfy!
    Jun 7
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  23. is LITTMANN still the best brand when it comes to stethoscopes??
    I had a Littmann 3100 electronic scope purchased as a gift for me from my late grandmother - I'm hard of hearing and I second the bug farting - except at 30 paces. Really good especially if you work...
    Jun 7
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  24. Who/what keeps track of your hours?
    right now we use a sign in sheet, but we are going to Kronos in September. I can't wait. I'm tired of dayshift wandering in between 0705 and 0715 and then I have to wait for THEM to be ready to get...
    Jun 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. New job on 3rd shift. Struggling. Need tips
    are you doing 12's or 8's...I do 8's and on the nights I work I come home by 8 and generally go to bed by 9 and sleep till 2:45. Get up, get the kids off the bus and do homework, dinner, baseball etc...
    Jun 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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