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  1. Why so reluctant to give pain meds?
    Absolutely. I always like to avoid what I call "chasing pain" - because that doesn't do us any favors either. Once our patients are off their PCAs, most of our physicians will schedule round the...
    Nov 25
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  2. My Orthopedic Nurse Certification Exam (ONC) Heartbreaker
    I go back and forth with this exam.... I'm an inpatient peds nurse on an ortho/trauma floor. So I see a lot of ortho, but for the most part it's spinal fusions, femurs, tibfibs, a few arms and of...
    Nov 24
    Forum: Orthopaedic Nursing
  3. Why so reluctant to give pain meds?
    I have yet to meet a nurse that will not medicate for fear of addiction.... Interesting that these nurses actually exist! I find myself educating patients over and over again (and their parents)...
    Nov 24
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  4. NGT PROTOCOLS
    Drop tubes all the time. Only time I told a doctor that I was uncomfortable in doing so is when the kid had an already compromised airway and the thought of messing around back there and losing what...
    Nov 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Over staffed
    We have a date book. One for call offs and one for floats. So if we are overstuffed, we wait for word from divisional. If there is a need in the hospital, we look at the last float dates in the book...
    Nov 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. The Perfect Shift: Are cameras on us?
    We had one of those shifts recently. It was one of those nights that started out with that ominous feel..... Low patient census, nurses called off - it was the kind of night that could have gone very...
    Nov 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. discharge/admit nurse
    We are a busy floor, and do have high turnover. We have two ADT positions, one full time and one part time. They work 10-10 M-F. I like utilizing them when I'm working during the week, but often we...
    Nov 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Port protectors and scrub the hub
    We do not have the caps, we scrub. But some of our chronic patients with lines use the caps and are becoming increasingly worried when they see we do not. I'd love to trial these on our floor........
    Nov 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Kids Say the Darndest Things...
    I had to change a dressing on a little not too long ago. She was adorable. She so told me that because of my dressing change, that she would "never be able to trust anyone ever again." Drama! 😄 she...
    Nov 5
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  10. simple drug calculation
    L - that's a lot of Amox. 😄😄
    Oct 31
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  11. Support Kaci Hickox
    It hasn't "spread worldwide" though. It's still pretty much in Africa. And in the time ebola has killed 5000 people there, AIDS has killed hundreds of thousands. Media = Fear.
    Oct 30
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  12. Support Kaci Hickox
    I just don't understand the rationale of the quarantine. You can not quarantine well people. Nurses, how often do we take care of some seriously infectious crap? I mean, I just took care of TB a...
    Oct 30
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  13. RN-BSN and ADN-BSN Easy?
    Quite honestly, my BSN coursework I felt like had very little practical nursing applications. It was all theory, theory, theory. Research and theory. :) I did start it right after graduating pretty...
    Oct 30
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  14. Is a "Thank you" email ok?
    I am on the peer interview team, and I would say YES! Definitely send that email. :)
    Oct 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. The hardest parts of nursing?
    I agree with the patients that come in with no families. They are the hardest for me. I work in pediatrics... so you can imagine the weight that can fall on you when you continually take care of a...
    Oct 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Are there any nurses happy to be a nurse?
    I really think if you are someone that goes into nursing looking for a paycheck, you will be very unhappy. I mean sure, we need to be compensated for our work - but honestly, I do think the calling...
    Oct 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Fluids with + KCl
    D5 in 1/2 with 20KCl is our standard fluid order. I work inpatient, acute care. Surgery or trauma is more likely to run LR or NS, but your random kid that needs fluids (dehydration, poor PO, etc) is...
    Oct 30
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  18. Some positive vibes please!
    GOOD LUCK!!!!!
    Oct 30
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  19. ? about my peds patient
    We go the farrell bag route in the hospital. They can be pains in the butt, but sometimes they do help .Just make sure you have them positioned correctly during feeds or you'll just feed the farrell...
    Oct 30
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  20. PALS - pediatric Advanced Life Support...Do you have it available to you?
    What tamu said, I am required to have PALS for my job (acute care inpatient) - and it really wasn't that bad. :) But I will tell you I felt the same way during my initial class! Good luck, you'll do...
    Oct 30
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  21. Nightshifts..how to prepare for them?
    Oh I could never sleep at work. I'd wake up ****** and miserable. I am a lifer night shifter. :) I work all my days together if possible (it's easier to make the switch back to being a day walker...
    Oct 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Please stop! Little things that are just bad practice.
    But, aren't you already "opening" your system when you disconnect the line from the hub? I see what you're saying... it's one less *opening* (when you change the lines out). But let's be honest...
    Sep 25
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  23. Would you do this...? Thoughts....
    OMG, tube feed is perhaps the most disgusting stuff on the face of the planet. I have yet to find any of the formulas that didn't make me feel like upchucking all over myself at the smell of them....
    Sep 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Please stop! Little things that are just bad practice.
    Can you show me the evidence that changing IV tubing in an intermittent line Q24 hours does more harm than good? I'd love to see this. :)
    Sep 25
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  25. Would you do this...? Thoughts....
    I can't imagine doing that... GROSS! What about placement? Who's checking that? What if someone pulls it out and puts it back down into their lungs and then feeds themselves some boost? This seems...
    Sep 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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