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  1. discovered and reported falsification of VS
    In reference to the previous post that you are referring to, I just wanted to point out that back in nursing school I was taught that the decision to give or not give a cardiac/blood pressure med...
    Sep 14, '11
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  2. Physical restraint on uncooperative children
    Thank you, Thank You, THANK YOU! I have to say the posts you were referring to actually kind of hurt, I try my best to provide great care for my patients and relieve as much pain and anxiety in my...
    Aug 16, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Psych patients on medical floors
    I love the idea of a Psychiatric Medical Surgical type unit and while they do exist in small numbers it's unfortunately unrealistic to hope for such combination units in all nursing specialties so I...
    Aug 8, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Whats your best nursing ghost story?
    She went to rehab for several weeks after leaving the hospital and then eventually went home with her dad and sister. I assume she's doing well because we haven't seen her since!
    Jul 17, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Whats your best nursing ghost story?
    :saint:I posted this story in another type of thread a while back. I think of this a little more as a story of undying love rather than a ghost story but I do think it fits here. Last year, I cared...
    Jul 14, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. I hate being a tech. will I hate being a nurse too?
    I don't know how much Peds experience you have but in MY years in peds and PICU they are NOT always easier to care for. Many of my patients are adult size teens who either are severe MRCP that...
    Jul 5, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Just a reminder to watch what you say!
    :uhoh3:I hope your boss never went home and said they had a bad day. Ridiculous!
    Jul 5, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Nurse: 'I was fired for refusing flu shot'
    Since we're no longer in flu season I realize that my comment may be a bit late. I personally have no problem with the flu vaccine being required for me to work. I also realize that some people...
    Jun 22, '11
    Forum: Pandemic Flu
  9. Childhood diseases return as parents refuse vaccines
    Back in my med-surg nursing days I cared for a relatively young man, 30s, who had the most severe case of chicken pox I could ever imagine. He seemed to be doing just fine, comfortable, eating and...
    Jun 22, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  10. Bitter dried up nurses that need to RETIRE
    First off, please don't attempt to be a nurse manager without a MINIMUM of 5 years (10 is better) as a bedside nurse. No nurse has ANY business trying to be another nurse's boss without having been...
    Jun 17, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. Supervisor upset because I have another job!
    Good point. I hadn't thought about that side of the coin; my only response to your post is that, if she was a professional, good supervisor she should have come to the OP and said something along...
    Jun 8, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. What do I do about nurses who think my job is worthless?
    I personally LOVE whoever it is who is sitting with my confused/suicidal patient (in my hospital sometimes a NA, sometimes a dedicated "sitter") They are helping me be able to get all the rest of my...
    Jun 8, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. Spouses/Visitors In Patient's Beds
    I think there's no real answer to the question of whether or not having a visitor in bed is ok, certainly no answer that covers all situations. With teens, I think I tend to be more strict and...
    Jun 1, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Okay, why do ER nurses think they're so cool?
    The whole "which specialty is harder" topic is something I really, really dislike and am sick of. Through my almost 7 years of nursing I have worked Med-surg, Peds and PICU full time (and of course...
    May 16, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. how did they pass theyre boards??
    Lets fast forward to when/if you become a nurse - you have a little old lady with signs/symptoms of CHF, doc is notified and wants no changes to therapy. You decide a little Lasix wouldn't hurt and...
    May 11, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. how did they pass theyre boards??
    Please don't mess with oxygen! If this man had a history of COPD turning the oxygen all the way up could put him in a life threatening state. In nursing school you will learn that oxygen is a...
    May 11, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. how did they pass theyre boards??
    As a STNA you are not yet able to do the thorough assessment that is required to know whether or not a breathing treatment is necessary. Obviously not being there to see the patient myself I can't...
    May 11, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. 1-1 ratio for nurses
    My PICU is usually a 1:2 ratio unless a child is extremely unstable or just won't sedate well and is a risk of self extubating. Once we had a child who actually required two nurses initially with...
    Apr 25, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Bipolar-Should I ask for ADA accomodations?
    just a quick interjection. where i work friday and saturday is the weekend for night shift, saturday and sunday for days. we just have it in our contracts that day shifters must work 1 friday also...
    Dec 8, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Bipolar-Should I ask for ADA accomodations?
    First off, not being Bipolar myself I won't even venture to guess how the disease can effect ones life - I just don't know. I do commend the OP for her obvious successes in passing school and the...
    Dec 8, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Jehovah's Witness nurses in the critical care unit?
    Congrats to the OP on passing the NCLEX! I wish you luck in finding a job that makes you happy! I have worked medsurg units, general peds units and now in PICU and I have given blood routinely on...
    Nov 16, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. CALL BELLS
    Oh gosh, I am so glad to know that I'm not the only one who's ears are playing tricks on me! I am not really waking up because of the "noises" but many times I have "heard" IV occlusion alarms,...
    Nov 13, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Rode up on first accident outside of hospital....
    I don't think anyone said that only RNs can do this at all. I know I as a person would be grateful for whoever would stop and help me and my family, I don't care if it's an RN, LPN, doctor,...
    Nov 13, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Rode up on first accident outside of hospital....
    I always stop at accident scenes (unless the first responders are already there) and make sure there is nothing I can do to help. Like others have said, I can do CPR, I can stabilize a c-spine, I...
    Nov 13, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Drawing Labs from IV Line
    In my job with the pediatric population we do try to draw from existing IV lines whenever possible. These's little ones are tough sticks for size of vein, amount of veins you can find and also it's...
    Nov 12, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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