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  1. T-Waves in Afib
    Right. I agree with both of you. Ohiobobcat you made me think that if I can measure a consistent QT interval, then it's likely a T wave. I think my problem was stemming from a patient who was in...
    Feb 11
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  2. T-Waves in Afib
    Based on what you said, it sounds like I should measure the T-wave if I suspect that's what it is. But it's entirely possible that I won't find T-waves in which case it's okay to say it's...
    Feb 10
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  3. Stupid Nurse Tricks (Or How To Look Incredibly Stupid)
    1st year of nursing moment: Agreed to take on an extra 4 hours after my 12 hour shift. Of course someone codes at hour 15. I'm hypoglycemic and full of adrenaline, pumping this patient so hard. When...
    Feb 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Stupid Nurse Tricks (Or How To Look Incredibly Stupid)
    Win Miss State for the Miss America pageant while in nursing school. Use "I want to be a nurse" as your platform. Quit nursing school immediately after.
    Feb 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. T-Waves in Afib
    Can I or can't I positively identify T-waves in afib? Sometimes I think I can see them and want to measure but then it could always be a P-wave, right? Should I not even bother once I recognize...
    Feb 10
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  6. LVAD programs around the country?
    Mechanical hiccups
    Jun 20, '13
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  7. Patient's right to refuse
    Nah. I've had trouble getting treatment for autonomous patients with MR. No lorazepam for that. It's so sad seeing them walk out AMA knowing the trouble they'll have ahead.
    Jun 12, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  8. Engraving on Littmann
    LOL "The power of Christ compels you!" with your stethoscope on her forehead
    Jun 12, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. Patient's right to refuse
    Remember, you said "a lot of psych issues" You'll hate me for preaching but please try to still be compassionate to people like this. They're not trying to make life difficult for you and...
    Jun 12, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  10. your first "patient emergency"
    My first emergency.... a renal transplant patient who experienced a transfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI) which is basically an immune-mediated flash pulmonary edema. Uh yeah I totally...
    Jun 10, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. your first "patient emergency"
    Love this story but I wanna ask are you sure it was actually asystole? (sorry to ruin it with nitpicking)
    Jun 10, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Personality At Work vs. At Home
    Having a bad attitude about management and pulling off the two-faced routine must be exhausting too. I don't even see how this relates to the original topic but I love tangents!
    Jun 10, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Rehab needs to get a clue
    Yes yes yes!
    Jun 9, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  14. Personality At Work vs. At Home
    NurseDirtyBird, lets make us triplets. My husband and I practically divorced because he doesn't believe I'm a compassionate person. I wasn't... to him. He was too needy. I'm learning to transfer...
    Jun 9, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. What's the lowest potassium you would feel comfortable not supplementing?
    This is true. I wanted to make this point but for a potassium of 2, it is recommended to supplement with BOTH PO and IV
    Jun 8, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  16. "Unstoppable" oozing from angio site.
    No, not sarcasm. It seems I have a tendency to confuse board members with my communication. It's not you, it's me. When you said "push out" the hematoma I was envisioning you're squeezing it out...
    Jun 7, '13
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  17. Critical Thinking
    Yeah... that did throw me off. I kept waiting for the meat. In any case, the article is appreciated for creating a jumping off point from where we can expand on the concept of critical thinking.
    Jun 7, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Poop Free Nursing Jobs in the Hospital?
    :cheeky: I should develop a drinking habit so at least I'd have a sensible excuse for where it all comes from.
    Jun 7, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Code words
    Oh here's one! This patient needs some "pillow love"
    Jun 7, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Parking for Nurses Only
    I see a lot of those signs in opposite form. Can't park here, for patients. Can't park here, for attendings. Can't park here, for the sisters. Can't park here, the new on-site car washing service...
    Jun 7, '13
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  21. Poop Free Nursing Jobs in the Hospital?
    [/INDENT] Best post on this thread.[/QUOTE] I disagree. I think it's unfair to insist that OP should martyr herself to prove that she's a good, compassionate nurse. It's like saying that mothers...
    Jun 7, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Code words
    Really, I was hoping someone would remind me of the one I'm thinking of but can't remember. It was another HIV one. If you think high-five is unprofessional wait until I ask an old co-worker what it...
    Jun 7, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Electronic wrist bp cuffs
    This is why I don't like when I see techs doing BPs on the forearm unnecessarily. Sure, do it if you don't have an option but... don't give me inaccurate numbers for no reason. Against what...
    Jun 6, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  24. LVAD programs around the country?
    I was super into your post up until this line. I worked stepdown at a leading VAD hospital and a few nurses on the floor had expert VAD knowledge. One of them went on to become a coordinator having...
    Jun 6, '13
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  25. "Unstoppable" oozing from angio site.
    Wait, what? Tell me about "pushing out" a hematoma. Also, what's this sand stuff in a tiny vial I found once at my patient's bedside that a doc brought to stop a bleed? Is it some magic dust?
    Jun 6, '13
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing


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