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  1. Get ahead in nursing courses?
    DONT take nursing research at this time. At all costs. Take that class when you have 5 weeks with nothing scheduled on Fri-Sat. Health Assessment is pretty straightforward.
    Mar 3
    Forum: University of Texas Arlington Online Nursing
  2. vulnerable population 2/24/2014
    In it with y'all. So far it seems just like any other UTA RN-BSN AP class...just follow directions. Yes, I bought the text, and have found it useful. I think it was specifically stated in the...
    Mar 3
    Forum: University of Texas Arlington Online Nursing
  3. Unjustly fired for requesting proper staffing?
    Safe Harbor would not have protected your job. But if you had filed it, you would have whistleblower protection from retaliation if it was made in good faith. Safe Harbor would not have even...
    Nov 2, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  4. Really, UTA?
    Um, I had to get a recruiter at a corporate event to smooth the process...then it went fast, like enrolling in classes 2 days later.
    Mar 19, '13
    Forum: University of Texas Arlington Online Nursing
  5. Who else starts 4/8/13? Prof Nursing A/B, Technical writing
    You can add me to the list. Did some Pre-Req's missing from my first 2 degrees, and hoping the nursing classes are much more cohesive. I had high school students in some and creating a discussion...
    Mar 19, '13
    Forum: University of Texas Arlington Online Nursing
  6. Just another day right? NOT!
    So our usually calm, quiet, and sedate M/S unit is a good place to work. Only real issues tend to be over-narcotic or drug reaction or a fall. Today: Afib RVR/Febrile pre-op/new onset AMS; bedside...
    Jan 24, '13
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  7. Rapid Response - primary RN
    Part of the problem is sometimes that RRT'd pt is draining too many resources on the unit - i.e. me, my tech, my charge, my mgr, staff bystanders and if that is the case after the initial 10-15 min I...
    Aug 11, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  8. Full Code   DNR   DNI  DNO
    I feel really silly but about 6 months ago we changed our charting and now have to select code status for pts. I've asked and asked and asked collegues, MDs, and education but what is a DNO? Not...
    Aug 11, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  9. NPO for surgery
    Do you give routinely scheduled PO medications? I know we have to give beta blockers, so I usually give all as I would if the pt was PO. A new grad took offense when I questioned her about holding...
    Jun 28, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  10. Lasix IVP IV rate vs PICC rate
    Unless specific reason exist for a fast push, i.e. adenocard, you should always go over at least 2 min, regardless of the line. My first day in nursing clinicals, for whatever reason, a pt had a...
    Feb 8, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  11. Arizona Nurse's License Threatened by Doctor After Providing pt education
    Wow. Hot topic. Here in TX a MD is legally obligated to obtain informed consent, where the nurse is the witness to signature of said consent. This often gets us a blurry line; to be safe, if a...
    Feb 8, '12
    Forum: Nursing News
  12. RN doing conscious sedation non-intubated patient
    In TX, you as a nurse competent in moderate sedation with your facilty, can give fentanyl and versed. You are not allowed to give propofol to a non-intubated patient as a RN.
    Jan 13, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  13. Shift Change
    I always round if I have the time prior to report, and tell the pt. "We're about to start report/shift change and I just wanted to make sure there was nothing you needed" about 1820-1840. It really...
    Jan 12, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Funny dream last night....
    So yesterday apparently I gave too much Lasix. I dreamt I kept having to pee. I woke up like 4 times and had to pee. Ha Ha!
    Jan 12, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Suicide on unit
    Ditto the above, call your employee assistance program {EAP}. This has happened at my employer, it was tough all the way around, from employee's feelings to the blame game to peer review to state...
    Aug 17, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Drug tests
    When I've had a drug test for DOT, I had an area where to list my doctor's number for them to call for any questions. If you are that worried, have a release of info form filled out for your OB/GYN...
    Jul 26, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Discharge paperwork: what do your patients get?
    Where I work I float (not critical care or ED) but inpatients never get labs without a release of info but outpatients can have labs without it. Crazy.
    Jul 22, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  18. pt complaint/called to office
    Went much different (better) than I thought. I'm going to think on things for a few days, but I'm leaning towards leaving med-surg. Thanks everyone. Was actually very very impressed with management.
    Jul 21, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. pt complaint/called to office
    Texas, employment at will. Thanks though. Already with 2 other jobs PRN, so more work at other places.
    Jul 21, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. pt complaint/called to office
    So I'm a nervous wreck. I had a patient complaint about me that I escalated to management. Now I've been told not to work, but come to a meeting today. I've got a letters of resignation written for...
    Jul 21, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Vent! Floor v. ED
    So I had a tele admit to the floor (not the unit or step down). Hgb was 4! Blood ready for 1 1/2 hours in blood bank by the time pt got to the floor. Why oh why can't the ER nurse hang the first unit...
    Jul 13, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. Childhood diseases return as parents refuse vaccines
    As a mother of a 23 month old dd and a nurse -- DD gets all vaccines on schedule for the same reason I banked her cord blood. I wouldn't be able to live with myself if she got a preventable [or...
    Jul 3, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  23. PRN A,B,C
    Wells Fargo apparently lists PRN as not actually employed by the hospital. I had to have the VP for HR attest in writing I was truely employed by the hospital itself.
    May 31, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. PRN A,B,C
    Just remember...PRN is never actually guaranteed hours. You are cancelled before FT/PT staff. The 32 hours is your committment to the hospital (you agree to make yourself available for 32...
    May 31, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Aminioinfusion
    Always follow your policy. In my state, the NPA reads that if the nurse is following an approved policy, it is within scope. ALWAYS FOLLOW POLICY. No matter who tells you not to. Your employer will...
    May 20, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing


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