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  1. What do HH RN Case Managers do?
    I'm an RN Case Manager and I coordinate all the care for a caseload of patients, also visit them in their home and perform care/assessmenrs, educate HHAs on what to do for a pt, do Oasis assessments,...
    Jan 27
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  2. When to resign?
    I agree with uRNmyway - my DON gets very perturbed when given only 2 weeks notice... especially if you work at such a small facility, you may want to give a longer notice - it makes you look better...
    Apr 20, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Administration vs nurses: priming lines with normal saline
    This is extremely timely! I was going to post along these same lines... I have always run abx as secondary lines, when an abx is ordered I simply hang a primary of NS at KVO if none is currently...
    Apr 20, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Call to organ donation center post pt death
    Now, see, the last pt I had did die from mets cancer, and they stated that it was possible the corneas would still be viable...
    Mar 16, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Call to organ donation center post pt death
    Totally agree...
    Mar 16, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Work bags: What do you take and what's in it?
    I too have a Vera Bradley large tote: I carry tea bags, a bamboo utensil set, Kindle, stethoscope, lots of food, extra pen, lotion, breath mints. I have a locker at work with extra scrubs,...
    Mar 10, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Call to organ donation center post pt death
    Hi there - I'm questioning a policy my hospital has and am wondering what other hospitals do. I have not encountered this at other hospitals mainly because they've been larger, and have had "death...
    Mar 10, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Hospital Bans Black Nurses From Caring for White Baby at Father's Request
    Well... you can't cure stupid. Feel badly for the baby.
    Feb 17, '13
    Forum: Nursing News
  9. How to choose which PRN blood pressure med
    I was going to say this too - the latest recs say to keep the BP elevated in case of a stroke (at least that's what another nurse just told me) -
    Nov 26, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  10. Giving iv meds through running line
    1. Always make sure your meds are compatible. I don't remember everything day-to-day and still check drug books. 2. I dilute, then push in port closest to pt, if it's a slow push I simply watch the...
    Nov 26, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  11. Flushing PICC lines with heparin
    Hello there -hoping someone can point me in the right direction - how do I find the latest literature on locking PICCs with heparin or NS? I infused a pt yesterday with an antibiotic who is getting...
    Nov 26, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  12. Passing meds prepared by someone else
    No way... when I worked in LTC I would never have done this -and now, in a hospital setting, I need to witness the person pulling the med from the Pyxis or I would not give it. Very bad practice.
    Nov 26, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  13. Is it possible to get the holidays off?
    This year I'm able to get TG and Christmas off by working 2 12-hr shifts every weekend. I find working every weekend really helps my busy weekday schedule (soccer mom). Luckily the other day nurses...
    Nov 11, '12
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  14. How do you answer this question?
    Thanks Minnie - I SO hope I land this job, I am burned out on hospital politics, drama, and scheduling! You gave me some great advice, I am spending the next 4 days practicing my interviewing skills...
    Aug 16, '12
    Forum: School Nurses
  15. How do you answer this question?
    I'm going for my 2nd interview for a school nurse position on Monday - I've wanted to be a school nurse since first starting nsg school - what can I say to really impress upon the interviewers that I...
    Aug 15, '12
    Forum: School Nurses
  16. School nurse...and more!
    I am going for a 2nd interview for a school nurse job on Monday - I've wanted to be a school nurse since first starting school - I love the independence of the nursing office - what is the one thing...
    Aug 15, '12
    Forum: School Nurses
  17. What kind of little "Thanks" does your hospital give, or are they too cheap?
    We got breakfast on nurses' week. When the hospital was going for magnet status we actually got magnets. I still think that's what went wrong with our computers.
    Aug 15, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. What you wish you knew before starting nursing school
    I would have to say you need to get experience in a healthcare setting to see if it really is something you want to do forever. If you get a bad job, don't be fooled into thinking someplace else...
    Aug 13, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. Welcome to the Shangri-La: My (Almost) Perfect Job
    Aargh... it's nice to hear your story, because I don't think I'll ever find my Shangri-La - at this point I'm only in it for a paycheck, sad to say--
    Aug 13, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. A question to nurses with children
    I have to say that after 5 years of nursing, I am sick of working holidays. I've had to work the last 4 d/t staff shortages and I'm tired of not being home with my husband and children - so tired of...
    Aug 13, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Would love opinions?  New age-y wellness, self esteem and wt. loss...
    @HerbalNurse - were you ever able to successfully start a business in wellness education? I'm an RN very interested in nutrition teaching... would love to hear your story!
    Apr 21, '12
    Forum: Entrepreneurs in Nursing
  22. Code Blue
    When did I first take ACLS? 4 weeks ago. I am not a new RN, but I wish I had taken it years ago. My point was that ACLS teaches you the basics. I was encouraging a newer nurse. For those who think...
    Dec 1, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  23. telephonic nursing with Carenet
    I just finished filling out this ridiculous "questionnaire" for Carenet - it is a waste of time, if they spent as much $ on their own recruiters to actually TALK to people than pay some stupid web...
    Nov 30, '11
    Forum: Telephone Triage Nursing
  24. Code Blue
    I think ACLS is a great start - I disagree that it has become 'watered down' - you really don't get anything about codes in nsg school these days and at least ACLS will introduce you to the meds and...
    Nov 25, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  25. Problems with prefilled NS syringes?
    Hello all - recently a few pts have had problems such as nausea, vomiting, bad taste, discomfort in the back of the throat, after getting a PICC or port flushed with the 10ml NS syringes. Drawing...
    Oct 9, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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