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  1. How do you draw up meds for IVP?
    According to my understanding which I owe to your post: There are sterile flushes and non-sterile flushes. Sterile flushes will be labeled as sterile instead of the regular ones which will just be...
    Mar 14
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  2. Theme song to your Nursing career?
    Jem- It's Amazing "Patience, now frustrations in the air And people who don't care Well, it's gonna get you down And you'll fall, yes you will hit a wall But get back on your feet And...
    Feb 11
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  3. need advice/opinions on where to relocate!
    Seattle? Maybe if you just look at the number of new grad positions, but if you compare that to the number of new grads the area produces every year the numbers may or may not look so hot. But...
    Feb 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. need advice/opinions on where to relocate!
    Adventure-friendly places I've heard new grads having luck getting jobs: 1) Idaho 2) Montana 3) Alaska 4) Texas 5) Colorado 6) rural New England. It was almost never easy, even so. Keep applying but...
    Feb 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Would you hold Lantus?
    A friend did a presentation on evidence-based approaches to this question. The general answer was it is generally OK to give Lantus after giving OJ or otherwise correcting blood sugar, but it sounds...
    Jan 10
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  6. Nursing Nightmares
    2) My elderly male patient turned into a vampire, which was bad enough since I was still obligated to take care of them and they wanted to eat me. But then the vampire started switching from...
    Jan 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Nursing Nightmares
    1) I dreamed I'd just begun to take care of a full patient assignment when I was urgently assigned another patient (on another unit) who had just had a serious blood transfusion reaction. The...
    Jan 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. PICC line blood draw
    I've heard that studies have shown most nurses tend to exert a certain average amount of pressure when flushing that makes a 10cc syringe safest to use. I can try to chase down that research later if...
    Nov 26, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Nurse or ninja?
    Ninja skill: transforming an unhappy patient or family member into a happier one.
    Nov 25, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. PICC line blood draw
    http://www.iv-therapy.net/node/282 It sounds like the safest option to prevent excessive pressure from being applied to a PICC line is to use a 10 cc syringe. It also sounds from the link...
    Nov 25, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Are you providing great or just good enough patient care?
    Thank you, Lady.Free, for describing what a well-managed day looks like. Let me describe my less-well managed one. I'm in my first 6 mos of nursing and struggling with time management a lot, on...
    Nov 8, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. How do you draw up meds for IVP?
    I had a pharmacist at our hospital tell me never to dilute Ativan, because occasionally it crystallizes out of solution when diluted. What's the case for diluting it?
    Oct 29, '13
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  13. New Grad Neuro Floor or Neuro ICU
    Curious- have you brought the question of how you would be transitioned into a critical care role to your facility? To me, asking that question would show a good concern about quality of learning,...
    Oct 25, '13
    Forum: Neurological Nursing
  14. Tourniquet pain VS DVT
    Hello? Beuller....Bueller..... <bump>
    Oct 25, '13
    Forum: Orthopaedic Nursing
  15. Hand lotion
    Cetaphil, which is also approved by my facility to be good with nitrile gloves (will not break them down like some other lotions do). But at home, I love using thick salves made of olive oil and...
    Sep 6, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Aren't You just Incredibly Proud?
    I am a new grad, but also have been working for almost six months now. I worked for 2 years in LTC and loved it. Not all of it (management/staff split was pretty bad, and I ended up a somewhat a...
    Jul 28, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  17. How do you draw up meds for IVP?
    But I'm not happy to learn that the process of NS dilution using flushes may contaminate the flush...thank you for sharing that article, and bleepity bleep if it's true!
    Jul 28, '13
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  18. How do you draw up meds for IVP?
    3 reasons I've been given for diluting with compatible fluid, with editorial comments: 1) Vasoactive substances. Examples: morphine and ondansetron, can hurt vein because of properties of...
    Jul 28, '13
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  19. Normal Heart Sounds w/Pacemaker?
    I guess the question is, when would you get worried that the plumbing was changing too fast for the electrical compensation (pacemaker) to keep pace? This being a different question from the...
    Jul 28, '13
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  20. New grad, no job, SO confused
    Congratulations! You became a nurse! You climbed a huge mountain and learned what you needed to do to survive nursing school and emerge with your learning and skills! Now you need a new skills...
    Jul 24, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  21. Normal Heart Sounds w/Pacemaker?
    Thank you, ChaseZ. I appreciate your reply. On the day, I deprioritized digging in the patient's chart to see if the heart sounds were known... because I kept hearing my former RN instructor...
    Jul 24, '13
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  22. Pain control in narcotic addicted pt
    Big questions I have: Would witholding pain meds do anything at all to help cure an addiction in the absence of the rest of the addiction treatment protocol (and the patient's consent)? Or does...
    Jul 18, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. A Day in the Life of a NeuroNurse!
    And 4-5 patients, for which I feel blessed and thank my lucky stars every day. Sometimes even that feels like too much!
    Jul 18, '13
    Forum: Neurological Nursing
  24. A Day in the Life of a NeuroNurse!
    What is it like as a neuro nurse? ALWAYS INTERESTING! Your patients may have thinking processes that just don't line up with reality, but each patient has a different variation of that. I've had...
    Jul 18, '13
    Forum: Neurological Nursing
  25. Tourniquet pain VS DVT
    A few times now have contacted MD's about patients with disproportionate upper leg pain and tightness after a TKA (with and without decreased ROM in the foot), only to have the docs sound bored (and...
    Jul 18, '13
    Forum: Orthopaedic Nursing


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