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  1. Shift Cancellations (Please HELP!!)
    My floor goes by date last called off. And new nurses to our floor have to be there for 3 months before entering the rotation. There might be times where someone gets called off twice in 3 months and...
    Mar 13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  2. Relocating?
    My husband and I are looking at doing either an extended travel assignment or just relocating to the Phoenix area. No kids, he does ICU and ER, and I currently work on a PCU. Does anyone have any...
    Mar 12
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  3. What Are The Most Creative Call-off Excuses You Have Heard?
    At my hospital, if you call out with diarrhea you have to stay out until you are 24 hrs diarrhea free. So for most people, that would be at least 2 shifts if you work a few in a row.
    Jan 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. 8 month old baby dies because iv line could not be accessed
    What about a central line? Or would that be impossible due to the severity of dehydration?
    Jan 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. How Long Does This Order Last?
    At the most, 1 year from the written date, for that medication.
    Oct 4, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. New orders lovenox dvt prevention
    I would have called, to ask if he wanted the new dose added to the first (so total of 90mg) or enter another order for a 1 time of an additional 30mg (to equal the 60mg).
    Sep 5, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  7. Handling a central venous line port
    When you've seen the ends wrapped with gauze, are you sure its not a dialysis catheter? Those usually are dressed in some fashion like that, and they are not meant for access other than dialysis...
    Aug 18, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. All Nurses app?
    Jul 5, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. All Nurses app?
    There is one for Android, as well.
    Jul 5, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. How many patients do you get on night duty?
    We are 4-5 on my progressive care unit., with 20 pts and 2 LNAs. Our ortho floor does 6-7, with 23 pts and I think 3 LNAs.
    Jul 3, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  11. Low census
    My hospital has been near close to full capacity for the past few months now...everyone must be coming here.
    Jun 2, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
    Progressive Care Unit, 1:4, q1h capsticks per insulin gtt protocol
    Feb 27, '13
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  13. What is the first thing you do when you put a fall-risk pt in the bed?
    Our beds have the alarms built in, and are sensitive to about a 25% weight change. Most of our fall risk patients aren't fast enough to do more that sit at the side of the bed before someone gets in...
    Jan 29, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  14. Need supplies ASAP
    For future reference, strips and lancets are available as OTC. Strips can be quite expensive though. In some states, syringes are also available OTC in packs of 10.
    Jan 27, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. New Year, Norovirus, and Me
    Not 2 hours after reading this thread this morning, I got hit with the stomach cramps. I don't think I've ever been so sick in my life. Now, 12 hrs later, I'm finally able to keep some sips of water...
    Jan 8, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. FT night shifters what is schedule?
    We self schedule, and I work Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights. Every so often I may work a Thursday instead of the Fri or Sat, but for the most part, I get my weekends on, weekdays off.
    Dec 31, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. No time to talk
    We tape at my hospital. Shift starts at 7 and ends at 7:30. Assignment for the oncoming shift us done by 4 or so, and tapes are divvied up by nurse. That way they only have one tape to listen to, but...
    Dec 24, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. Telemetry Nursing
    What kind of certification did you have in the first place?
    Sep 27, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  19. Xeloda
    Short answer? Yes. When I was a pharmacy tech (retail pharmacy), we dispensed it to several patients.
    Sep 2, '12
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  20. Low blood sugar, juice or D50?
    If they were unconscious? Of course the D50.
    Aug 15, '12
    Forum: Diabetes / Endocrine Nursing
  21. Question Of The Day!
    Are you asking us if the pt is still a virgin? It all depends, as virginity is a social concept, not a medical one. Some people consider vaginal intercourse to be the one true 'virginity' taker, with...
    Jul 27, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. wow- I guess resumes are not enough!
    I had to do a lot of repetitive weight lifting as part of my employment physical. I was pleasantly surprised they actually evaluated the 50lb weight lift requirement, no where else even mentioned it...
    Jul 20, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Orientation(s)?
    My school offered 3 different orientation days, but you only had to go to one. They were all over the summer, so it was nice to be able to pick one to fit into our schedules. And then they didn't...
    Jun 13, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. PRN and got call off more than I thought, is this normal?
    Uaually prns/per diems are first call off because they dont have a guaranteed numbers of hours per pay period.
    Jun 1, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. embarrassing question...plz help...
    Unfortunately we can't provide medical advice per the terms of service. Your best option would be to call his doctor or maybe a nurseline. Best of luck to both of you!
    May 15, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion