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  1. Unsubscribing
    I usually use the app, so I unsubscribe from threads that get switched to the breakroom, however now with the new mobile web setup, I can't figure out how!
    Apr 9
    Forum: How To Use Site
  2. Made a PainMed Charting Error- help?
    Although this could be considered a med error since the ordered dose was 2mg and you were only giving one- you should've asked for the order to be changed.
    Apr 7
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  3. Seriously?!
    Ewww...who DOES that?!
    Apr 7
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. Evolution and Nursing
    Evolution is scientifically proven. It was either that, or aliens;)
    Mar 25
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  5. Legally Protect the word "Nurse?"
    Nurses provide personal hygiene and toileting care, too, last time I checked.
    Mar 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Imagine my Dismay.....
    Yeah, I would not call SNF a "vacation"...not by any stretch of the imagination. Especially not the one described in the OP!
    Mar 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Assessment of light reaction of pupil
    You are most likely never going to see a pupil dilate in response to light. Don't worry about that possibility- just cross that bridge if/when you come to it.
    Mar 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. ICU interview
    Congrats!!
    Mar 15
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  9. Looking to transition out of ICU
    NICU?
    Mar 15
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  10. How is your ICU staffing done?
    If a patient is being classed as an ICU patient, they need to be treated like an ICU patient. That means 1 nurse : 2 patients. This will get very unsafe very quickly. A dumb way to try to save...
    Mar 14
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  11. Full Code resident in LTC
    Whaaattt? A dr cannot just "play god" and decide not to resuscitate a patient who had a full code status in place. Unless it is clear the patient is unable to be brought back...ie rigor mortis,...
    Mar 14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  12. Calling patients and/or co-workers "honey" or "hon"
    Cannot STAND being called "sweetie" or "hon"...if it is an older person trying to comfort me or something, maybe. But definitely not by a coworker or friend- it's condescending. I feel awful about...
    Mar 13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. Restraint without order
    That's weird that a resident can't write an order for restraints.
    Mar 11
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  14. Restraint without order
    If placing a pt in "behavioral" restraints (as in this case), usually a dr must assess the pt face to face within 1 hour. If you took off the restraints when the dr refused to order them, you should...
    Mar 11
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  15. Residents....
    Upon reporting to the resident during rounds that the pt had scleral edema he says "Oh really? How do you know if someone has scleral edema?" Me: "Ummm..." (Wondering if he was joking. He...
    Mar 11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  16. Spinal MRI
    Depends on what the MRI is looking at, and the MRI techs. Why do you ask?
    Mar 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Assessment of light reaction of pupil
    Yes. If a pupil ever changes size it is "reactive". It is only nonreactive or "fixed" if it stays the same size no matter what amount of light it is exposed to.
    Mar 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Florida trauma centers charge outrageous fees
    Still nonsense that in this day and age, a first-world country such as the US doesn't provide healthcare for its citizens...so this kind of thing happens. You are basically done, financially, if you...
    Mar 11
    Forum: Nursing News
  19. Prospective employee's psych hx
    You need to report this. Put yourself in that prospective employee's place.
    Mar 11
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  20. Centimeters Away From Brain Death
    And now I'm crying. This was amazing. Beautiful writing and a beautiful story. I too have been experiencing a lot of (young) deaths at work...I needed this. Thank you<3
    Mar 9
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  21. Nurse giving discontinue medications to other patients
    This is where "critical thinking" (aka common sense) and problem-solving go out the window...
    Mar 9
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  22. Nurse giving discontinue medications to other patients
    Seems pretty ridiculous to me to call it dispensing without a license, diversion, or insurance fraud...the other pt didn't need the meds (they were d/c'ed), and the nurse's pt did...guess they should...
    Mar 9
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  23. Nebulizer
    Wow!.
    Mar 9
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  24. Nurse giving discontinue medications to other patients
    Why would she be fired? This sounds like you need to look at your own facility's policy on that. The pharmacy should be providing the patient's meds- why didn't they? In theory if it's the right...
    Mar 7
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  25. FFP infusion
    I've never heard of infusing plasma over 3-4 hours- ours usually takes 15-30 min, just wide open, and yes a 22 is fine; there are no RBCs to worry about breaking apart in a small gauge IV.
    Mar 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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