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  1. New isolation/visiting policies at our hospital, are they going to be at yours???
    Glad to hear something positive! I'm glad to know that it is working where you work. I only hope the same for our hospital. Thanks for your reply.... skap
    Mar 21, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. New isolation/visiting policies at our hospital, are they going to be at yours???
    I work in a pediatric hospital and as of May 1st we will have a policy in place due to the Department of Public Health that when a parent or anyone visiting is in the room with their child that is in...
    Mar 20, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Recent JCAHO survey? How'd it go?
    I work on a floor that has children that are in our "habilitation" program. They aren't critical enough to be in the PICU, but aren't ready to go home yet...parents have to learn care, more...
    Sep 29, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Recent JCAHO survey? How'd it go?
    We had ours a couple of weeks ago. When they came to our floor they took a nurse that had a certain patient, and then went through the chart with her for over an hour,then they followed that patients...
    Sep 29, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. old skills that we do not use anymore
    Amen Cheerfuldoer!!!! Well said, I totally agree with you, and I've only been a nurse for a little over 5 years....it's like "Big Brother" is watching......
    Sep 17, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Wart Question
    I'm surprised no one has recommend Tea Tree Oil! It works AWESOME!! My husband had warts around his fingertips for YEARS before I met him, went to the dermatologist, many many rounds of burning them...
    Sep 12, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Medication barcoding: Do you use it??
    Our hospital is starting barcoding soon, we will have to scan the med, and scan the pt ID bracelet, and our badge before giving meds. Does anyone currently use this, and if so how do you like it? Any...
    Aug 7, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. malpractice insurance
    The hospital that I work at covers us. If we were to get our own malpractice insurance, and something happened, the hospital would not cover us, or help us out in anyway.
    Aug 3, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. What is the dumbest order you ever read?
    Boy, working with residents I see a lot, but lord knows I can't remember them now. The only one that sticks out in my mind is and is still my favorite is "pacifier to bedside" for an infant. YIKES!
    Dec 3, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Anyone from the South Suburbs of Chicago?
    Bean- I live in the suburbs of Chicago, I work at Children's in Chicago and really enjoy it. Work nights, traffic is good 35-45 min on a good day, free parking, good pt to nurse ratio. I went to...
    Mar 2, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Residents tagging along w/ an RN
    Curious- Anyone think it would be a good idea for it to be required in their residency to have to tag along with a nurse for 2-3 days. It would give them an idea of what we go through. So they...
    Feb 23, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Let the next shift deal with it...
    Roamin- I think it's a problem for all night shifters. We are mostly on time if not 10 minutes early..sitting in the break room. Boy do they all want to give report to us right away, early if we...
    Feb 23, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. How does your hospital/unit handle call ins?
    At the hospital I work at we're allowed 5 call-in's a year. It's a rolling year too. With the 6th call in we get a verbal warning, the 7th one we get a written warning, the 8th one we get a day...
    Dec 5, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Azythromycin IV in peds pt?
    At the hospital I work at we have used IV Azithromycin on pediatric patients. Haven't had a problem that I know of yet.
    Nov 8, '01
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  15. PICC lines
    I have a lot of experience with PICC lines - using them that is. All of our CF patients get PICC lines the day that they are admitted for their antibiotic therapy. They are nice and easy to use....
    Nov 8, '01
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  16. Nursing Superstitions!
    We have a room on our floor that a patient passed away in. Well, now in the middle of the night when everything is Q the toilet just starts to continously flush on it's own. No one is in the bathroom...
    Jun 19, '01
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  17. Charting Bloopers
    I read in a chart "Pt complaining of headache. Tylenol given as ordered. Checked back with pt one hour later and head gone!" Didn't know Tylenol could take off your head! Yikes!
    Jun 12, '01
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  18. Funny things patients say !
    I work in a pediatric hospital and one night a little boy pressed his call light - we answered over the intercom and asked him "Can I help you?" He replied, "Can I please see your dessert menu?" Even...
    Jun 12, '01
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  19. Nursing Superstitions!
    Ok- Maybe I should learn my lesson after last night! I usually never say the Q word or say a PIA pt name but last night our ICU was so Q and I said it, but I knocked on wood after the RT's yelled at...
    Jun 12, '01
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  20. Magnet Hospital and "Best Practices"
    PeggyOhio- I'm currently working at a hospital that is going for "Magnet" status and is putting "Best Practices" into practice. As far as I know the hospital hasn't reached it's goal, but were...
    May 22, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Pulmonary Nursing
    We still use methylene blue in our tube feeding bags. :) Stacy
    May 22, '01
    Forum: Pulmonary Nursing


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