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  1. ICU visiting hours
    Oh gosh. I can see that you will pick apart any response that I post. You are "intrigued" that I choose to place the cause of my patients bp spike on the family?! I mean, do you even work in an...
    Jan 21, '14
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  2. ICU visiting hours
    Get over yourself. In no way do I "play god". I was simply answering the initial question. Why do you think it's ok to place YOUR judgements on me?! You come to my icu and then you can have an...
    Jan 20, '14
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  3. ICU visiting hours
    I work in a high acuity MICU at a safety net hospital and we have set visiting hours. 1030 am -230. And then from 430 until 830. As nurses we are free to make exceptions whenever we see fit but...
    Jan 12, '14
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  4. ICU RNs running CRRT?
    13 bed high acuity MICU at a level 1 trauma center and we run our own CVVH. Usually it's a 1:1 but with the fancy new machines we have, unless it's a super busy pt, they are starting to pair it. HD...
    Jan 12, '14
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  5. Things that gross you out..
    Oh my. I just couldn't resist this thread! It amazes me how we deal with the grossest stuff every day!! So I hate formed adult stools! I can deal with diarrhea all day but a formed poo and I'm...
    Oct 19, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. Emergency Hypertension 210/120 mmHg
    Labetalol was the first drug that came to mind for me
    Oct 31, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  7. lantus -does it matter evening or night?
    I think you just answered your own question :) If a lot of older diabetics wake up with extremely high blood sugar, Lantus would be beneficial for that person. I did a clinical in nursing school...
    Oct 10, '12
    Forum: Diabetes / Endocrine Nursing
  8. are there nurses who ACTUALLY care ?
    Absolutely most nurses care. Obviously there are some of the less enthusiastic nurses out there somewhere but you will have that with any profession. It seems though, that you are not speaking...
    Oct 10, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. mom vs nurse
    I am a single mom of 2 children (5 & 10) and I am a new grad. I start working in a week so I am very interested in the advice of others on this subject. I know that in my situation I had to...
    Oct 9, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. LPN School with a 2 year old... need info on Monmouth Tech
    I don't know anything about that school or program but I just want to tell you it can be done :). I finished an accelerated RN program being a single mom w 2 young children. It takes a village tho,...
    Oct 8, '12
    Forum: New Jersey Nursing
  11. Representing yourself to the public as a nurse when you are not a nurse
    Maybe the med tech was just kind of in a hurry and didn't want to get into the differences. It may have just been easier to say that thinking he was speaking to a "lay person". I do not in any way...
    Oct 8, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. Is this a terrible idea?
    I doubt they would readily agree to that situation from the way you describe them. Can you speak to the DONs boss perhaps? Seems like there is a serious problem if they can't even keep staff...
    Oct 8, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  13. Wow its really hard to find a job as a NEW GRAD RN...
    Hi all, I haven't read thru all the posts yet but wanted to add my 2 cents for what it's worth. It's not about what you know, so much as its about WHO you know. Starting out at least. Unless...
    Oct 8, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  14. My NCLEX success story
    I have been a lurker on this site for a very long time (all through nursing school to be honest!) , so I figure it is only fair that I share my nclex story since so many people inspired me throughout...
    Oct 8, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  15. How old is your hospital?
    We have one in my area that was built in 1837, 175 years!! It is still a leader in our community and a power player when it comes to healthcare in my area.
    Oct 8, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Salary to expect as a new grad nurse
    I'm usually a lurker (this is my first post:) but in Cleveland it ranges from $24-$26 for new grads. With ::gasp:: CCF being the low end of the spectrum.....from what I'm told, I don't work there.
    Oct 7, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure

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