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  1. Been away a long time.  Thought I would say HI!
    lots of familiar names! Thanks everyone!
    Oct 14, '11
    Forum: Introductions / Greetings
  2. Toradol
    We used to be able to do dip urines and hcg in the ER way before CLIA regs. Not anymore. If your lab is taking 4 hours to get labs back I would be writing a vriance each and every time. That is...
    Oct 12, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  3. Toradol
    If you check your drug references it is contraindicated in pregnancy. We do ucg first. Toradol is also contraindicated in early pregnancy. FDA pregnancy category C. This medication may be...
    Oct 12, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  4. Been away a long time.  Thought I would say HI!
    Dang that must have been the year after I was nominated! Life stays busy here. Schooling kids working, tending to my ever growing menagerie.
    Oct 11, '11
    Forum: Introductions / Greetings
  5. Been away a long time.  Thought I would say HI!
    I haven't been on the boards in quite a while. I just thought I would pop in and say hello. Soooo, what has everyone been up to since I was here last???
    Oct 11, '11
    Forum: Introductions / Greetings
  6. Best ER Nurse quotes
    I don't remember working with an Eric.....
    Apr 20, '10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. Nursing myths. Stories that you know cannot be true
    Our main Hospital campus doesn't have a 13th floor.
    Mar 27, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Help..fellow RN breaking into co-workers E mail
    Call the corporate compliance hotline. This takes it out of your managers hands.
    Oct 11, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Should the H1N1 Vaccine be mandatory for Healthcare Professionals?
    I think the Walmart greeter should be required to get it.
    Oct 11, '09
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  10. pyxis dilemma
    You can also be sure that pharmacy hasa system in place to see how much medication that this nurse is taking out. If all of your facts are true you will actually place your own license in danger by...
    Apr 26, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Where Do People Dream This Stuff Up?
    No one smokes more than a half a pack a day.......... No, 99.5 is a high fever for me because mine normally runs low......... I am havinga seizure.....right now in fact......... ooohhhh...
    Apr 19, '09
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  12. got shouted at yesterday night
    oh i would have had "a little chat with him," it would have had nothing whatsoever to do with a breakdown of my patient load. i would have informed hime that i understand that you are unwell but at...
    Mar 1, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Immediate Bedding. Thoughts?
    We do this to some extent. The patient will be brought to a room by either a tech, or a nurse. Either will at least get vs, give them a gown, and sent to collect a u/a if applicable.
    Nov 17, '08
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  14. drug testing
    Pretty much every employer requires a drug test for any worker related injury. The insurance companies require it. Presumably so that if the owrker tests positive they can state that may have...
    Nov 9, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. "I need someone who can give me regular IV's "
    There are so many "interesting out there" I had a patient a few weeks ago who sent her husband to town to try and buy her a foley catheter because she "felt too weak to walk to the bathroom."
    Nov 4, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. how many of you go to the grocery store after working with patients?
    What about those people who pick their nose while driving their car? Where do you suppose they're going with those nasty fingers, and do you think they're going to be washing their hands before...
    Nov 4, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. *Weird* Patient Allergies
    Had a pt once tell she was allergic to saline.
    Nov 4, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Quick question about nasal sprays
    ummm inside?
    Oct 28, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. If you weren't a nurse...
    I'd go back to being a cowgirl. Along with a SAHM. Though lately I have found out I am very handy with DIY home construction. I keep teasing my friends at the home depot that they should sponsor...
    Oct 27, '08
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  20. What did I see???
    That IS pulmonary edema. Think pink frothy sputum. IV Lasix, bipap, or intubation this would have given some peep to try and force some of the fluid out of the lungs. Pressors also possibly.
    Oct 27, '08
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  21. any guess about  low pCO2?
    What are your bicarb abd BE? You are dealing with a metabolic problem that affects the respiratory, versus a respiratory problem that affects the metabolic system.
    Oct 25, '08
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  22. Anyone use Ntrous Oxide in their ED?
    We used to use it in one of the ERs that I worked at years ago. We would use it for things like burn debridement, fx and such. I havve read some articles that it is popular in many peds ERs for...
    Oct 22, '08
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  23. blood in stool but...?
    If your pt had been drinking artificially colored red drinks like Hawiian punch or Hi-C they can have what appears to be frank bright red stools that are NOT blood. It is the dys from the drink.
    Sep 25, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Bullying in the workplace
    My facility has a very concisely written policy written on its non-tolerance of lateral violence. It also covers that subtle stuff such as body language, facial expression, etc. Fortunately my...
    Jul 19, '08
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. When is a difference in standing and sitting pulse normal?
    You may be referring to a tilt test. This is when you take a patients pule and bp in a lying position, then in a sitting position andd then in a standing position. An increase in 15 or more...
    Jul 19, '08
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance


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