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  1. How to leave first job
    Tell her immediately and be totally honest and open with her and I would even tell her what you are being offered. She needs the feedback so that they can adjust their own employee incentives so that...
    Jun 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Needleless connectors
    I would say neutral displacement is becoming the far more popular type of needle-less access device. The Bard SOLO catheter (the one with the valve you are referring to) is expensive. If you are...
    Jun 26
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  3. CRNI and VAcc
    Vascular access is not a task where you just put a tube in someone. If you are not assessing the patient's needs, current and future infusion therapies when deciding the appropriate type of access...
    Jun 26
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  4. Is this really how it is?
    Ah, I found your problem.
    May 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Threatened by patient
    If you are threatened with physical harm it is no longer a workplace issue, it is a public safety issue. If you were at the grocery store and someone was chasing you and threatening you would you...
    May 30
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. "Women in Nursing"
    Considering that females comprise over 90% of the profession I would consider the rest of the website to be the "Women in Nursing" forum. A Women in Nursing forum would be the General Discussion...
    May 30
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  7. "Women in Nursing"
    Yes we are all nurses but some nurses face inherent challenges and have similar experiences. A sub that allows someone to express their shared experiences allows nurses to ask and receive advice. ...
    May 30
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  8. IV Insertion Problem
    When I was in band in school we used to call it "getting our lips" (played saxophone). If you did not practice regularly, like daily, your lips would lose the feel even if you remembered exactly how...
    May 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. If the percent of men in nursing was 9.6% in 2011. What you think it is now?
    9.6% to 12% would be a massive shift. Granted, a lot more men are interested in nursing today than several years ago but nursing has grown in popularity with women too as steady source of independent...
    May 26
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  10. "Male" nurse?  Le sigh.
    :roflmao: Considering that women still DOMINATE nursing leadership what do you want me to say? Stop discriminating against yourself? I'm just trying to survive in a career built by women, for...
    May 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Best evidence-based practices
    First of all I would like to apologize for that educator's behavior, that person is a poor representative of the vascular access community and the medical industry at large. Some of the best vascular...
    May 20
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  12. "Male" nurse?  Le sigh.
    As a male I can understand some of the sexist issues males in nursing face but personally I am not too upset by it. To be fair, we only represent 10% of the nursing profession where women make up...
    May 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Picc line resistance and bleeding
    There are many potential causes for a sluggish PICC. One of the potential issues is a malpositioned catheter, where the catheter will move out of the ideal position within the superior vena cava....
    May 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. NO continuing ed requirement??
    You win the internet for most random question. A LARGE part of paper writing is not about the actual topic, most instructors could not care a single bit what you write on. The things that they...
    May 18
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  15. Flushing with Sterile Water
    What I would suggest to minimize the risk of cross contamination is to have a single dedicated person draw up several flushes at a single time, kept in the refrigerator if available, and discard them...
    May 18
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  16. Want to get IV certification
    There are certifications and certificates. Certifications are earned titles that demonstrate a certain level of knowledge and experience in a given specialty area. These are trademarked titles that...
    May 18
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  17. Can you succeed in BSN programs without Chemisty?
    You do not have to be great at chemistry to be a great nurse but it is really very helpful to at least take a college level chemistry. Even if you struggle through it, to at least get an...
    May 16
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  18. Respiratory Therapist in Massachusetts
    Make VERY certain you want to be a RT. A RN can do EVERYTHING a RT can but a RT cannot do MOST of what a RN can. Also, in most states there is a very significant pay difference, RTs usually...
    May 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. NO continuing ed requirement??
    When the board looked at what kind of requirements for licensure they wanted it was felt that active practice was the #1 most important aspect of maintaining one's skills. CEs can definitely help...
    May 15
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  20. Lowest turnover specialty
    Any specialty that requires a highly specific and unique set of skills will have low turn-over, like the OR. How does circulating translate to being a med-surg nurse? It really doesn't. If you work...
    May 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Is anything at your work that puzzles you
    I have written a lot of policies and consult facilities on policy writing. There is a misconception that policies are instruction manuals. Yes, many policies will have instructions included but...
    May 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Is anything at your work that puzzles you
    Wife is a utilization nurse for an insurance agency that has the state contract for mental health. She says, "Why can't nurses and doctors document the needs of the patient so that she can...
    May 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Is anything at your work that puzzles you
    Are you really perplexed as to the reason why?
    May 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Tool For Un-Occluding IV's?
    "Run away" is my thought. There is no clinical excuse to physically manipulate an occlusion with an instrument at the bedside. I agree that this was probably a PICC and the nurse most likely used...
    May 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Indications for IV fluids.
    If you are serious about wanting to get a better understanding of infusion nursing then this is what you seek Online Store - Infusion Nurses Society
    May 12
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing


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