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  1. Things you'd LOVE to be able to tell patients, and get away with it.
    Or, the Pt that want's that Ambien now that it is 0400 in the morning.
    Feb 15, '09
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. First Medication Error.....feeling horrible!!
    The fact that it gets to you is a good sign. I have worked with nurses that could care less. Only piece of advice is to learn from it. I help with a lot of the newer nurses and the thing I see the...
    Feb 15, '09
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  3. How Old Are You?
    Sooo Close. I am 46
    Jan 29, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Roll Call, LPN to RN Students!!!
    Hi there. I was an LPN for 4 years and got tired of not being able to travel. I bit the bullet and went back to school after the age of 40 and did it.... I have 3 years of Med Surg and am looking...
    Jan 29, '09
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  5. How long do you drive to work?
    I'm lucky I think. I drove 2200 miles to work at a seasonal place in YUMA. I am Nights 7p-7a. I live 1.7miles by car from the back door. I can sleep into 6:10 PM and be on the floor early!!...
    Jan 22, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Would you give 25u Reg Ins IV?
    I would confirm the route. Also. Could this be DKA? Also, what was the K+ level? Could the K+ level be nuts? What other orders were there? Any glucose orders? Is this normal for her? Is she a...
    Jan 21, '08
    Forum: Diabetes / Endocrine Nursing
  7. Metformin
    49? A little low for anything but glucose. BUT, maybe this person is usually low. Depends on the person. :innerconfWhat has happened in the past? Do they normally run low? Ask 'em.
    Jan 21, '08
    Forum: Diabetes / Endocrine Nursing
  8. Med-Surg Roll Call
    Hello all. I am a 7P-7A Med Surge nurse. Love the NOC work. Am thinking about going for a bridge program for RN-MSN. But, I am not in a hurry. Too old to rush. Want to travel a little!! ...
    Jan 21, '08
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  9. Cheaper, But Is It Worth It??
    I was an LPN for a few years. I wanted to do more and travel. As a LPN, I was lucky to get into a good nursing home. I worked and went back for my RN. Never regretted it once. Now I am traveling...
    Jan 21, '08
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  10. iv calcualtions... again
    On the first one. The ratio is 20 units per ML. 100/20 gives 5ml per hour. Divide by 60 and you get 0.08333333 or 8.3 mcg per minute. ON the second one. How about this: 250mg/250ml =...
    Jan 21, '08
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  11. Easier ICU or Med/Surg?
    I started on Med Surg floor right out of college. I have floated a couple times. I have learned more and done more than I ever thought that I could. I worked in an CICU department one NOC. I had...
    Jan 20, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Friends mad at me because I passed and they didn't?
    You didn't do anything?? Yes you did!! You passed a traumatic time and they didn't. Doesn't sound like 'true' friends to me... :( OH BTW. Congrats on passing!!!
    Jan 20, '08
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  13. Belligerent Coworker
    You put your 'blood sweat and tears' into gettin' your license. Are you willing to lose it for this person? There are many places for the people that are the caring ones...
    Jan 20, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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