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  1. My narc count was over!
    Nurses still count nars???? Our med system is all computer generated so if you request one percocet, then one pops out under your password, easy to see who got what and at what time and for whom. ...
    Jun 5, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. How do you measure temperatures?
    I like the groin. Find is is pretty accurate and easy to do.
    May 27, '11
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  3. Taking the ACLS. Some advice please.
    The last time I took ACLS it was pure torture. I had tendonitis of my wrist from shoveling 2 feet of snow. The guy doing the intubation part would not pass me unless I could sucessfully intubate. I...
    May 27, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. anyone NOT roll an ankle in Danskos professionals?
    I've rolled my ankle in them quite a few times. It finally dawned on me that I was flirting with the Orthopod so I threw them out. Yes I sure did. Too old to be breakin a bone. But, I really did...
    Feb 23, '11
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  5. Maryland Nursing Schools: Best Choice?
    Coppin does not have a very good program. It might be "easy" for a reason
    Feb 23, '11
    Forum: Maryland Nursing
  6. AACC RN Nursing
    Congrats!!. It is a good school.
    Feb 23, '11
    Forum: Maryland Nursing
  7. ABG vs. BGE
    Tango lima prob ment a venous blood gas? VBG? never heard of that abbreviation
    Oct 23, '10
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  8. Doctor's Community Hospital
    They hire too many nurses from PGCC who can't speak english and don't know what they are doing.
    Mar 28, '10
    Forum: Maryland Nursing
  9. Cardiac Markers and stress test
    I'm pretty sure you can have clean coronaries with Prinz Metal. I would def air on the side of caution and treat her like she is having angina.
    Mar 28, '10
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  10. Instructor reamed me even though nurse said I did right thing..what do you think?
    I think you did great. I also think the bedside nurse dropped the ball. The wheezing should have been addressed immediately. Wheezes are not treated with ativan.. Had the pt had a neb, maybe some...
    Mar 28, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Anyone else studying for CCRN exam?
    Congrats!!!!!
    Dec 4, '09
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  12. CCRN test:  how bad is it really?
    I studied using the Pass CCRN. I just kept going over the questions. Some of the questions on the CCRN are VERY similiar to the ones on the Pass CCRN CD .Good Luck. It was easier than I thought it...
    Dec 4, '09
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  13. Spider bites...
    Or course they can cause cellulitis.
    Nov 20, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Adjusting a temporary pacer
    I would have increased the sensitivity and see if that helped. Or at least called the cardiologist. Can't you go into v tach if the pacer fires during repolarization?? Kind of like an r on t ???
    Sep 11, '09
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  15. significance of central ABG
    Can anyone help me understand the significance of a central venous ABG? I think it ihas something to do with the O2 consumption. If the Svo2 is decreasing does that mean the O2 consumption is...
    Jul 6, '09
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  16. solucortef use in hypotensive pt
    Can anyone explain how solucortef increased BP. I think it stimulates the adrenals to secrete cortisol but not sure. I have been told that it "expands the vasculature" but don't understand.
    Apr 4, '09
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  17. At what age do most nurses retire?
    I echo lpnflorida, Just hopeI can last that long. Nursing is a very physical job.
    Mar 18, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. PA to CRNA
    Do you mind telling me why you don't want to be a P A anymore. Have a son starting PA school in the fall. Just curious
    Mar 17, '09
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  19. ICU to ORTHOPEDICS
    are you serious?????? Years ago when I was a new grad I almost quit working because of all the chronic pain crazies on the ortho floor. They would all stand outside of their doors, whine my name,...
    Mar 17, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Why do the elderly have AMS with UTI's?
    Sepsis. It can cause a metabolic encephalopathy
    Mar 15, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. newtitle
    Is this a new job, I mean did you use to work as a nursing assistant there.. In any event I always play dumb. Women are not very nice to each other. Until you get to know everyone just continue...
    Mar 15, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. lidocaine nebs
    Has anyone ever given Lidocaine Nebs , Recently started using them where I work. I have never had a problem, but pharmacy is now refusing to send the Lidocaine saying that we need to have a...
    Mar 8, '09
    Forum: Pulmonary Nursing
  23. Reporting during a rapid response or Code Blue
    any advice for a new rapid response nurse. I feel like I need to make a diagnosis the minute I walk in the room, The nurse training me is no help at all.
    Feb 25, '09
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  24. Why should family presence be allowed in the ER?
    How do you deal with the obnoxious, nasty and rude family members without sounding that way yourself
    Feb 25, '09
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  25. Anyone else studying for CCRN exam?
    I took the test a few months back and passed on the first try. Used the "Pass CCRN" book and CD. Test was not nearly as hard as everyone said it was. Maybe I overstudied . good luck
    Feb 23, '09
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac


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