Search Results

Search Results Type: Posts; User: nrsang97

From Date
  1. PRN med order question
    I am confused as well. Why did they change it to po q 4 hours with only two doses in 24 hours? Why not just order the ativan 1 mg po 2 x daily? I would have been calling for clarification.
    Nov 26
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  2. Organ/tissue donation question
    Possibly how much NS she received. She had a ton of fluids between the ED, OR, and, and your unit. I would ask the rep from the OPO next time for sure.
    Nov 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. IV catheter changes..
    At my facility I am actually not sure how long before the IV site is changed. I have restarted some patients every 24 hours. I just got really irritated with a floor nurse (I am rapid response) due...
    Nov 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. IV starts in nursing schools
    Here in Michigan it was a liability issue and we were not taught how to start IV's or do blood draws in nursing school. It was strictly on the job training.
    Nov 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Who punches a cancer patient?
    I am so sorry some punk kid punched your dad. You should really press charges. If he did that to your dad what other elderly person would he do that to? My thoughts and prayers for you and your...
    Nov 26
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. Accessing central lines/IV starts
    I cannot agree more.
    Nov 23
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  7. advice on being written up when I dont think I should have been...
    You should have notified the physician as well as called a rapid response. Sounds like this patient needed narcan at 0030, not waiting until 0500. I have to fill out a rapid form for seeing a...
    Nov 20
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  8. Shift workers show long term cognitive decline
    Thankfully I am straight nights. I have a few former co workers who work a day/night rotation. I think it is one month nights three months days. That day stuff is for the birds. I did days in a...
    Nov 6
    Forum: Nursing News
  9. Is your hospital in the Arctic Zone?
    I run hot all the time. I have a hormonal issue, and run HOT! I totally understand when a woman in menopause is having a hot flash. It sucks. My office is either like the arctic or hotter...
    Nov 6
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. Esme Needs Your Prayers and Well Wishes
    Oh no. I wish her a speedy recovery.
    Oct 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. "She'll put your butt in a nursing home."
    WOW! That takes the cake.
    Oct 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. "She'll put your butt in a nursing home."
    I cringe when parents say that to kids. I cringe too when parents tell kids that the policeman will take them to jail for something like not listening. UGH
    Oct 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Throwing out pillows!? Does anyone else do this!?
    We have some disposable pillows so we throw those out. If it can be reused after being sanitized we will.
    Sep 8
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. painful reports
    SBAR! Ask them to leave questions till the end. I am doing a paper on hand off for my RN-BSN class. This is some of the reasons that make hand off so difficult, the constant interruption to what...
    Sep 8
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. I've been a nurse since.....(fill in the blank)
    I have been a nurse since 2001. Just before 9/11, when we still did almost all paper charting still. I was born in '79.
    Aug 22
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. Starting to find some aspects degrading
    I would start looking elsewhere to work. You also have to realize that no matter what some people are just never happy. You can't let that drag you down.
    Aug 22
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. Did you know?  "Code Brown" means tornado. . .LMAO!
    We have code gray (combative patient), black (tornado), silver (shooter/person with weapon), orange (bomb), Yellow (hazmat?), purple (child abduction), Pink (infant abduction). Code brown is poop to...
    Aug 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Help! Return to work after joint replacement.
    I think you should stay off as long as needed. I have never had knee surgery. Everyone's recovery is unique. Good luck in your recovery. I think having a bilateral TKA is brave.
    Aug 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Is there a line floating?
    We only float nurses among like units. ICU to CCU, Med surg to med surg or inpatient rehab, Telemetry to step down. That is how it is everywhere around here. No one floats to the ER or psych or...
    Aug 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Off going or oncoming responsibility
    We are not allowed to get consents either at my current hospital system here in MI. I am glad. I feel if the physician talked to the pt about having a procedure or blood transfusion it is their...
    Jul 28
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. Rant:How NOT to be a nurse
    If my grandmother ever told me that they "took away her call light because I use it too much" , I would have demanded a house manager (nursing supervisor) immediately. That is abuse. She would have...
    Jul 28
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. The Agony of Da-Feet
    Do you have a runner's store near you? I went to a runner's store and they had tons of different shoes with many different widths. I finally found Brook's shoes are the best for me. Tons of...
    Jul 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. B52 cocktail
    I wish we could do a B52 cocktail, but our physicians will not do it. It is either haldol or ativan and not both. I have seen some give geodon with good results. I wish they would think about...
    Jul 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. If you werent a nurse, what other career would you do?
    I really think I would've loved to be a detective. I love watching the First 48, Law & Order (The original ones). I also think I would've liked being a Medical Examiner. I really like trying to...
    Jul 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. I feel like giving up
    I would try a different area of nursing before you just give up being a nurse. Nursing home nursing isn't for everyone. There are so many areas. Look and see if you can get in to a pre/post op...
    Jul 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


Nursing Jobs in every specialty and state. Visit today and Create Job Alerts, Manage Your Resume, and Apply for Jobs.

A Big Thank You To Our Sponsors
Top