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  1. Of Kittens and Computers
    Actually, I adopted a kitten that was abandoned when it was way too little. They found her on one of the coldest days of the year at the country market where my sister works. She was huddled by the...
    May 10, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Family Initiated Rapid Response Team
    We also have something similar, except ours is called "Race team". Our family initiated race team just started about 6 months ago. We have fliers that are to be given on admission and we are required...
    May 4, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Respirations at 30 bpm
    I was thinking that is what it sounded like. People tend to do Cheyne-stokes breathing shortly before they die. If they are a DNR pt, medicate them to keep them comfortable, if they are with it I...
    May 4, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Real 911 calls.....
    One night I was working in step-down and I was caring for a patient with sundowners, well about 4 in the morning I received a phone call at the nurses station from our local 911 center stating there...
    May 2, '09
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  5. Intuition??
    One night I was working in the unit and I got called to go to step-down to assist with a patient that wasn't doing well. I got over there and the pt was in resp distress and we ended up intubating...
    Apr 30, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Questions on Nursing
    There are lots of benefits for going to a community college. They are usually a lot cheaper and it is generally a smaller setting, so you can get more one on one time with your professors and...
    Apr 13, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Newbie Question...
    http://allnurses.com/nursing-stethoscope/ Click on that link for an entire forum about stethoscopes! As for me, my favorite stethoscope is a Littman classic II and my favorite watch is a super...
    Apr 11, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Too much sadness this shift...
    Your post almost made me cry... and here I was complaining about how crappy my night was!! I am definitely going to be praying for your pt!! I'm sure that was the worst day of her life, I am just...
    Apr 8, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. IV site changes/tubing changes???
    If we are running cardene, our policy is site change Q12 hours.
    Apr 7, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Nurse and Firefighter
    I am a nurse/emt. There are a bunch of us on here that do both :) I really enjoy doing both because they are completely different!!
    Apr 7, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Home Remedies - Share Yours
    Baking soda paste for bee stings works too! Just mix baking soda with a little bit of water to make the paste and then place it on top of the bee sting.
    Apr 5, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Stress levels in ICU/CCU
    The ICU can definitely be very stressful, but it tends to be a different kind of stress than a med/surg floor. In the ICU, you will generally have only 1-2 patients, but they will be very sick with...
    Apr 5, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. BSN vs. ADN + BS in other field
    There are a lot of schools that offer a BS-BSN degree. I know the college I went to had an accelerated program that accepted people with degrees in other fields. Essentially, they got to skip most of...
    Apr 3, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Dilaudid shortage - anyone else seeing it?
    We also are having a shortage of the dilaudid carpujects here in Ohio. We constantly have the ampules showing up in our accudose. I am thankful that we have the ampules!!
    Apr 3, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. more than 5 rights to med checks
    This kinda goes along with right assessment... make sure that you are giving it for the "right reasons"! For example, do not give someone potassium if their potassium level is already high or insulin...
    Mar 30, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Parking Lot Code....
    Here's another quick update for those that are curious... She is supposed to get discharged tomorrow!
    Mar 30, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. The Million Dollar Question ??
    As a person that does school nursing and hospital nursing I would have to say most of the time!! I have good days at the hospital that make me extremely glad to be there and I have some bad days at...
    Mar 28, '09
    Forum: School Nurses
  18. Teacher blooper of the day
    I had a high schooler come to me yesterday with a "lump" on the side of her neck. She was all upset and I'm guessing that she had made up in her mind that she had cancer or something crazy like that....
    Mar 28, '09
    Forum: School Nurses
  19. How Many School Nurses out there ???
    I have been a school nurse off and on for the last 3 years in Ohio. I had to take over a school nurse position as a favor until they found a replacement and I was there for about 3 months straight...
    Mar 28, '09
    Forum: School Nurses
  20. Parking Lot Code....
    So heres an update for you guys... I guess she is doing great and they are supposed to extubate her today! Last I heard they were checking her AICD to see why it didn't work right.
    Mar 28, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Parking Lot Code....
    Remind me never to drive in front of you!!:chuckle and I will remind you not to go anywhere that involves food with me... thats where my incidents tend to happen!
    Mar 27, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Your Family in the Hospital
    One time we had someone admitted to my floor that most everyone knew. I was one of the few that didn't know her very well, so they asked me if I would be willing to assist her nurse who was orienting...
    Mar 27, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Parking Lot Code....
    The worst part is she probably really doesn't know how to do it or she has only ever done it in class... :D
    Mar 27, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Dangerous nurse?
    The only thing from your post that I can see was clearly going on was that woman was slowly dying. It sounds like you did everything you could to help her. The deteriorating mental status, mottling,...
    Mar 27, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Parking Lot Code....
    They tease me at work about that... About 2 years ago, I had a lady code in the cafeteria and I was the only nurse there. About a year ago one of my friends little boy hit his head and had a grand...
    Mar 27, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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