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  1. RIP Betty Ackley RN - Nursing Diagnosis textbook author
    Thank you for sharing this with us and letting us know.
    Dec 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. The Importance of the Need for Early Vascular Access identification
    I am truly sorry for what your grand-daughter went through. That truly does sound like a nightmare. Chiari malformations are scary and dangerous, and I'm sorry she has had to endure this.
    Dec 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. The Importance of the Need for Early Vascular Access identification
    Excellent article! As a fellow Peds RN I totally agree with this. Whenever we have a patient who is a difficult "stick" and they are expected to be receiving a long course of strong antibiotics,...
    Dec 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Not as sure as I used to be...
    Pediatric home health might be more what you are looking for. It can still be difficult, and you still have to sometimes deal with difficult families. I have even heard of nurses who go to school...
    Dec 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. PICC line issues, blood draw tips.
    In addition to repositioning the arm, sometimes if you change out the hub at the end of the PICC it will draw back. This opens the PICC to infections and should be changed using sterile technique....
    Dec 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Just a Cog
    Yes! And, we are disposable. We had a very drastic change made to our unit by administration. Our unit had high patient satisfaction scores at the time, great teamwork and a very high safety record....
    Dec 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Not as sure as I used to be...
    In my experience as a bedside nurse for the last 3+ years, I still get more patient interaction by far than the docs. They depend on us getting to know the patients so we can alert them to changes....
    Dec 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. A Word to New Nurses
    This is excellent!
    Dec 11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  9. Dodging the mucus bullet
    This made me laugh! My strategy is to keep a hand between me and the trach so it gets on my hand instead. And to wear protective eyewear. Always.
    Dec 8
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. Ambulatory PACU to Pedi ICU : Please Help
    If you are a person of faith or spirituality, I would strongly recommend you get out whatever holy texts will give you strength and patience and prayer. If you are not, find another plan to...
    Dec 8
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  11. Abandoning family in the ED during the holidays
    I don't really understand this one. I can (sort of) understand the families dropping people off, but why would a nursing home do that? They won't get paid if the resident is not at their long term...
    Dec 6
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. Called back to fix charting
    You should be able to verbally tell your supervisor what meds were given, and they should be able to enter it on your behalf with a note stating such.
    Dec 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. charge nurse:  dealing with negativity
    I hear you! It's hard! When you have the full load of patients, delegate out as much of your non-critical duties as possible if any of the nurses have lighter assignments or you know they will be...
    Dec 5
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. charge nurse:  dealing with negativity
    I am a substitute charge nurse, not full time (you are brave!). Once I had some nurses who were complaining about their assignments. At about 2 in the morning I saw that most of them were caught up...
    Dec 5
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. Major nursing liability
    Many of the meds needed for variations of this scenario would be in the crash cart, which does not require a key to open.
    Dec 5
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  16. Abandoning family in the ED during the holidays
    In our case, we can't send a kid home who has complex needs, and has been reportedly hypoxic or had uncontrolled vomiting at home. It takes a few days to observe them, run tests, and figure out they...
    Dec 5
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. Abandoning family in the ED during the holidays
    We did have one kid who came in literally every other week right before the weekend, and on every major holiday. Social work got involved and wanted to look into the child's quality of care at home,...
    Dec 5
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. Abandoning family in the ED during the holidays
    We get the same thing- but I work peds. :( We will predictably get some of our more complex kids- the ones who are a lot of work with central lines, g-tubes, trach/vent, and neuro issues. They will...
    Dec 4
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. It's that time  of year...Christmas stories
    Great stories! I work peds, and it's hard on the holidays. I am always uplifted by the fact that when I come in that night, every single child has been brought a few gifts from the volunteers. We...
    Dec 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Lessons on why not to "Assume" things.
    This is a very good case on why consistency in care is essential for our long-term and chronic patients. I have been seeing some of the same patients for years come in and go home again. Many are...
    Dec 3
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  21. Is Nursing Killing You or Making You Stronger?
    I agree! I put my whole heart into my patients at work, and try to do a good job and be compassionate and all that. Then I clock out and leave it behind.
    Nov 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Why I am Grateful for Burning Out as a Nurse
    Thanks for sharing this! I can relate to what you have written, and went through my own process of realizing the truth of what you have shared. I was starting to suffer from anxiety attacks both...
    Nov 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Hygiene After Hospital Shift
    I get home, put my shoes in the garage, put my scrubs in the hamper, and usually just wash my hands and face and go to bed exhausted. I wear full protective gear at work for the contagious patients...
    Nov 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Shift workers show long term cognitive decline
    http://www.philly.com/philly/health/topics/HealthDay693312_20141104_Long-Term_Shift_Work_May_Drain_the_Brain__Study_Reports.html
    Nov 4
    Forum: Nursing News
  25. When will I ever get time management?
    Sometimes you have to complete bits and pieces of the tasks if you have a lot to do in a short amount of time. For example you have meds to pass and an admission. Pass as many meds as possible before...
    Oct 24
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure


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