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  1. What's your Myers-Briggs personality type?
    INFJ critical care
    Sep 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Joint Commission had me for lunch.
    Yep. My facility is accredited by HFAP. They make rounds just like JC. HFAP
    Sep 15
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. Pedal pulses
    Close your eyes while palpating. That's always helped me concentrate on finding the sensation when it's difficult to find.
    Sep 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Yearly Bonus Ripped Off?
    Yearly bonus, what a cute idea. I wonder what that's like?
    Sep 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Nurses being forced to go back to school
    Doing an ASN to BSN program doesn't have to mean going into debt. I cash flowed mine through the biggest university in my state because I planned ahead, and I don't make a high salary.
    Sep 7
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  6. Interment cath and trach suction per pt request limit
    i know that sound. It makes me die inside.
    Sep 1
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. Medical Fantasy Football team names
    One of my friends named his team Septic Shockers
    Aug 29
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  8. Common nicknames for hospital items.
    I had a GI doc once tell me that he had a patient call a colonoscopy the "pooper snooper" procedure. Almost died laughing! TFTB - too fat to breathe
    Aug 29
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  9. ICU as new bsn grad
    It depends on each individual unit. My MICU regularity hires new grads with a fantastic orientation program. Some units only want experienced nurses, best to ask current ICU nurses in the units you'd...
    Aug 29
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  10. RN's - how long did you stay at your first job?
    13 months of renal med/surg was my first nursing job. I then changed hospitals and got a job in a MICU and have been there for 2 years with no plans on leaving any time soon.
    Aug 29
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  11. Holiday Scheduling - how to make it fair
    Please consider night shift. The night before Thanksgiving for example isn't considered in holiday scheduling but then we work 8 hours of Thanksgiving & waste the whole day asleep. My unit rotates...
    Aug 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. "Taking a verbal" = writing your own orders?!
    We can order a lot of things in my ICU because of protocols. We always have an intensivist 24/7 but have a lot of freedom because of our protocols.
    Aug 27
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  13. ~9,000ml's/24 hours out of nasogastric tube
    What are the electrolytes like with all that output?
    Aug 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. What can RT's do that RN's can't?
    I work in a 30 bed MICU, tons of vents so we love our RTs!
    Aug 25
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. What can RT's do that RN's can't?
    In my ICU we have RTs that are assigned to ICU only for the shift, usually 2-3 for our whole unit. There's always at least 2 on the unit at all times.
    Aug 24
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. What can RT's do that RN's can't?
    It depends on your facility. At mine, RNs don't intubate, do percussive therapy, respiratory treatments, or arterial sticks. We also don't touch anything on the vent except the silence alarm button...
    Aug 24
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. What did your manager do for you?
    If you have staff members that want to transfer to another unit in the same hospital, don't block them from even trying. My old manager did this, and the only way to leave that floor was to leave the...
    Aug 20
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. RN to BSN full time + working full time
    I worked full time while doing my ASN to BSN, 9 credit hours per semester for 4 semesters. I probably could have done 12 credits per semester, but I spent over 2 hours a day commuting, so that takes...
    Aug 12
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  19. Got Told I am Slow in Receiving Report
    This is what I do. I have pre-printed sheets with the most common medical history diagnoses, assessment info, frequency of labs, basically anything you could think of I already have pre-printed so I...
    Aug 8
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  20. Why do LPN graduates have to wait a year to apply for their RN degree?
    If you're in an LPN program, you get your LPN after passing the NCLEX-PN. Then you can enroll in an LPN to ASN/BSN transition program. You must complete that before you can take the NCLEX-RN which...
    Aug 5
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  21. ECCO tips
    I took notes while doing the ECCOs before taking the exams at the end of the modules. Make a plan and finish it on a schedule so that it seems less overwhelming and don't put it off until later in...
    Jul 29
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  22. CCRN vs. CCRN-CSC
    Any critical care nurse can do CCRN, you could do CSC as well if you'd like, but you're not limited to only CSC.
    Jul 29
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  23. Making the transition from Med/Surg nursing to Critical Care
    Two years ago I went from renal med/surg to a MICU. You have a great base of knowledge and what's great is that you don't have to learn to be a nurse, you just need to learn how to add in the ICU...
    Jul 29
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  24. Ethical dilemmas encountered by nurses
    Obviously this isn't my personal experience, but I was reading this story in another window when I opened this thread - U.S. Navy nurse won't force-feed Guantanamo detainees - CNN.com
    Jul 16
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  25. Are your choice of scrubs childish?
    Mine is the Mario 1Up mushroom :)
    Jul 13
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear


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