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  1. Nursing & Nuclear Medicine
    I worked Radiology for 21 yr. Our role as Radiology nurses was mainly supportive within the department. Our scope of practice as nurses was different than that of the Rad Techs or Nuc Med Techs....
    Jul 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. What is your experience with Aspiration of Gastrografin?
    I don't have any experience with the scenario. I did a google search and came up with a few articles. Acute Respiratory Failure From Aspiration Pneumonitis: A Complication of Gastrografin...
    Jun 22
    Forum: Radiology Nursing
  3. New G-J tubes
    I would vote for a staff inservice (even for one or two "super-users") from IR or from the manufacturer. Perhaps IR could send someone to see what you are dealing with, and the fix might be VERY...
    Jun 17
    Forum: Radiology Nursing
  4. Bio 202 Rio Salado
    Note: Per the Terms of Service, we may not post names of professors or program assistants, etc. Thank you.
    Jun 12
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  5. People really need to stop coming into nursing
    PLEASE, folks, corral your comments to remain ONLY on the THREAD TOPIC, NOT character-bashing or name-calling or making personal attacks. Think twice, post once.
    Jun 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Liking members at AN
    I scroll to the bottom of the page and click on Breakroom Then click Latest or Family or whatever area you are interested in.
    Jun 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Grade of compression stockings
    My legs get VERY tired and painful after a shift without wearing compression stockings. I like high compression but lately I have worn a 20-30mm compression stocking and it has helped. I only wear...
    May 30
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  8. Sticky pulse-ox on forehead
    There ARE specially-designed sat probes for use on ear lobes and bridge of nose, in case for some reason digits may not/cannot be used for monitoring. It is vital, for accuracy, to use the probe for...
    May 30
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  9. Pain Assessment in the Cath Lab
    I would first initiate an internal examination of the events r/t pain control and how it was handled -- an "incident report" or "Patient Event Report," whatever it is called in your facility. Use...
    May 16
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  10. What was it like for a Filipino Nurse to apply for NCLEX in VA
    Moved to NCLEX Discussion area.
    May 14
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  11. Bad experiences after another,how to overcome and find my niche?
    An older male MD friend once revealed he had spent some time in the Coast Guard. Wow, I told him, what did you think of your experience there? He made a slight grimace and replied, It helped me...
    May 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. How many jobs/units until you found your "niche"
    I floated the first three years as a new graduate in the hospital I trained in: to ICU, Pulm ICU, Stepdown (DOU), Ortho, Onc, PostPartum, Newborn Nursery, NICU, Med-Surg..... and gained a great...
    May 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. VA Pay Scale For NEW hires
    Grade 2, yes, is usually the BRN pay scale. Where you start within that Grade depends on how you present yourself when you "board." You will need to write an initial document addressing how you...
    May 3
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  14. should I call in or not?
    Not to mention, you will get better sooner with rest rather than with a busy day's work.
    May 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. MCC nursing applicants for 2015
    A gentle reminder that per the Terms of Service, members may not post * links to social networking sites * items for sale * roommate/housing adverts Thank you, and I wish you success in...
    May 1
    Forum: Michigan Nursing
  16. Metformin IV contast
    I wonder how recent was the edition of the textbook? Some years ago (over 10yr) that was the policy, to withhold it 48hr pre. The most recent recommendations are posted in links earlier in this...
    Apr 22
    Forum: Radiology Nursing
  17. West Coast University - BSN Program
    A gentle reminder, to refrain from personal attacks and name-calling in your posts. Please confine your posts to the SUBJECT of the thread only. If you feel any post violates the Terms of Service,...
    Apr 22
    Forum: California Nursing
  18. What schools in new york is approved by california brn
    I suggest you contact the California BON Board of Registered Nursing and check on the official requirements for license transfer/reciprocity. Good luck!
    Apr 20
    Forum: California Nursing
  19. 500 cc of Vanco/Ns over 2 hours via pump via picc line
    Just curious, was the order for Vanco 500mg (not ml) in 250ml NS to run over 2 hr?? Our pts usually receive 1gm Vanco in 200ml over 90-120 min, pre-procedure.
    Apr 17
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  20. Metformin IV contast
    Many factors contribute to risk of renal impairment post-contrast administration: Age Diabetes (and how well-controlled it is) Hydration status Renal function pre-contrast administration...
    Apr 16
    Forum: Radiology Nursing
  21. Metformin IV contast
    Our practice is to instruct pts to hold Metformin day of procedure and for 48hr after, monitoring urine output (thought is to withhold it AFTER the contrast, and hydrate well pre and post contrast)....
    Apr 9
    Forum: Radiology Nursing
  22. Was my professor out of line?
    Just a gentle reminder, per the Terms of Service, please confine posts/remarks to the subject of the thread. No name-calling, mud-slinging or personal attacks of any kind. Please only post...
    Apr 1
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. GCU Summer 2015 hopefuls!
    So is only the summer session cancelled, and if so are you forwarded as The Class of the next session??? I hope you can find out, how very disappointing...
    Mar 24
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  24. I think I failed Nclex in 75 questions
    Important message for all posting: POST TO THE TOPIC OF THE THREAD ONLY. Ensure your posts adhere to the Terms of Service, which forbids personal attacks, name-calling and mud-slinging. ...
    Mar 15
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  25. Rest Pay
    It's not an unusual practice. When I took call we were expected to work our regular tour of duty post-call, no matter how long we had worked or when we had been called in the night before....
    Mar 10
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing