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  1. IV compatibility question
    Yes ......if is is compatible with NS it is compatible with 1/2 NS. NS has 154 meq/L sodium and 154 mEq/L of chloride and 1/2 NS has 77 mEq/L of both sodium and chloride. The normal plasma level ...
    Oct 4
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  2. Why can't a resident read a TB test?
    Yes that is not unusual. I am a certified placer and reader.Employees are so happy when they find me and I can do it for them.
    Oct 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. IV tubing port selection for Y-site
    If you really need to need to add another primary IVF or drip just use a micro double or triple ext set that is added directly to the catheter. You can even add it even there is a dsg in place just...
    Sep 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Work ALLOWS Patient Favoritism
    That's the way life is. You are not giving substandard care once you other patients get there are you? You would not withhold urgent life saving treatment if they were both in front of you and the...
    Sep 25
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. Don't tell the manager about your second job
    Did not mean to sound harsh but will my first employer (primary one) help me pay my mortgage if I am short? If not then it so none of their businesses as long as I am a law abiding tax-paying...
    Sep 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Exhausted
    Everyone gets it where I work even the RTs. I think you just keep going and going to get through your shifts not realizing the physical, emotional and often spiritual toll it takes. Just plan for it...
    Sep 24
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  7. Sweet Ease
    But you are only using it for medical procedures since the sucrose is thought to activate the endogenous opioid system and reduce the pain of the procedure. It is not like it is a lifestyle choice...
    Sep 24
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  8. therapeutic phlebotomy
    Yes ..please do so and let me know if it works better you can also just loosen the tourniquet too (if vein is big enough). You can always just tie it after you gain access into the vein. You can...
    Sep 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Butterflies
    I think people are getting confused. There are many IV catheters that are designed with wings that are catheter over needle devices (CON). The wings can serve two functions..they can assist with...
    Sep 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Don't tell the manager about your second job
    I have two jobs and while I do not make it a pain for either employer it is my right to do so. I could care less what they think. I pay my bills!
    Sep 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. therapeutic phlebotomy
    You may not have a choice of the needle size that you use because many of the doner kits/therapeutic phlebotomy transfer kits or blood doner kits have a large gauge needle (12 or 14 ) that you cannot...
    Sep 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Low Morale
    They have done lots of studies on workers and in work places in general, You would think that employees would want more money as their number one thing to make them happier....but....NO..:yes:..that...
    Sep 9
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  13. Have any of you ever been stuck by a needle and not felt it?
    Just take care of yourself. .that is what is important
    Sep 8
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  14. Help with IV regulating infusion flow rate by gravity drip
    It can challenging to look at a clock and count the drip rate. I used to use a good watch with an easily seen second hand. I would take the watch off and hold it alongside the drip chamber. You can...
    Sep 8
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  15. Chemotherapy/blood transfusion via PICC
    Yes you may. It is one tube but it is split down the middle all the way to the distal end so that both infusions will exit in the SVC with a very high blood flow rate providing excellent...
    Sep 8
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  16. Any tips for "spasmy" veins?  Also, PIVs on chemo pts?
    You are more likely puncturing the vein as you pull the cannula out then actually being in the vein especially if this is happening to you a lot. Yes....you can be in a vein and not have a blood...
    Sep 8
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  17. I feel like I'm backsliding
    Yes I agree. Your sadness misery and distress are spilling over into every area of your life and you need professional help ASAP. You may actually need to be off work for awhile until you stabilize...
    Sep 8
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  18. IV Infusion/ question
    lower volume antibiotics and other IV meds can often be given by syringe pump to eliminate this problem as I stated. Yes, you can hang a small flush bag of NS after the abx if you are setting it up...
    Sep 8
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  19. Having such a hard time moving forward
    It is really difficult to concentrate on your patients and provide high quality care if you are constantly dodging bullets. Why do you think you are being picked on or alienated? I am not quitter by...
    Sep 8
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. Out of nowhere threatened to be fired?
    Are you getting your work done and if so did you point that out. That is really the the true test here. Are you doing your work and meeting the standards of care and asking for help as you learn or...
    Sep 6
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. advice for mistakes made at work
    You can't control some people. Now you know not to trust people with this type of history. Perhaps you could have talked her into counting them for her and perhaps not. She probably would have popped...
    Sep 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Have any of you ever been stuck by a needle and not felt it?
    No you would have felt it! They are sharp and hurt! Make sure you have all your supplies before you go in an please make sure you have the correct size gloves that fit really well. Make a place to...
    Sep 6
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  23. Pain assessments - gabapentin?????
    I can see just doing it as part of an overall pain assessment but Gabapentin's ability to control pain depends on a certain level of the medication being present over time. It is not prescribed as a...
    Sep 6
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  24. IV Infusion/ question
    That is nuts! First of all low volume antibiotics can be set up on a syringe pumps that use micro bore tubing, which you are well aware has usually under 1 ml as a priming volume. If you are setting...
    Sep 6
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  25. Changing the “flush” bag q24h
    Yes you got it! The longer the IV fluids hang and are in use the greater the chance of the proliferation of bacteria and then the greater the risk of infection if any contamination should occur. As...
    Sep 4
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance


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