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  1. Had to code my best friends husband
    I am so very sorry for your experience. I think it's honestly all of our worst case scenarios rolled up into one. A code, someone you know, in the field, and an ultimate death. And then, of course,...
    Oct 14
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  2. ER nurses not calling report anymore...
    I believe the person you are responding to (an ER nurse) is being sarcastic in response to the turn this thread has taken of floor nurses vs ER nurses.
    Oct 5
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  3. How is it working in Peds when you have young children?
    Most of my coworkers in PICU have kids both before they worked there and many who have worked pregnant and have babies and young kids. And whether or not you have kids or not, you still have patients...
    Sep 30
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  4. No More ED Report?
    At one point they tried to change stuff in my hospital. It was when I was on general floor vs ICU, so I'm not sure how they handled the ICU report at the time. But the new rule was that ER would fax...
    Sep 22
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  5. How Do You Explain to People Why You Chose Hospice?
    I am not a hospice nurse. I am in ICU now but I've thought if I ever moved from ICU I would be interested in hospice. My reasoning I've said is that there is an honor in helping someone (and their...
    Sep 22
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  6. Cache Valley ER shooting
    This surprises me too. There a school shootings all the time. With as much emotion and stress that go on in a hospital, i'm shocked it hasn't happened more often. I'm just waiting for the mass...
    Jul 31
    Forum: Nursing News
  7. Medication shortages: 'Truly a public health crisis'
    Seriously. I just don't get this. I remember a year ago (?), we had a shortage of Epi. I work ICU. How do you avoid using epi if you really need it? It's not like it's an elective medication!...
    Jul 31
    Forum: Nursing News
  8. Hospitals Providing More Time for Nurses to Spend with Patients
    I'm skeptical. Why not just make laws protecting ratios? That alone would help with a lot of the bedside stuff and time with patients. 4 patients in a med/surg vs 7. Yeah, you bet that will help the...
    Jul 31
    Forum: Nursing News
  9. Do you "tell" Facebook where you work?
    Nope. I don't list my companies. Don't "like" their pages. And a couple years ago I started gutting my friends list to people I actively worked with vs acquaintance coworkers due to some FB drama...
    Jul 31
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. RT vs. RN? Is RT a useless profession?
    The RTs are mine and my patient's lifeline. I would never want to do their job, even the "lowly" task of doing treatments. And I'm insanely grateful for their presence. They assess, recommend...
    Jul 28
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  11. get kicked off because of med error
    There's a lot of "after the fact" advice here. You know you made a mistake, you took responsibility for it, and I'm sure your heart dropped to your toes when you realized what happened. If you...
    Jul 28
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  12. Can a Nurse Punch a Patient in Self-Defense?
    I would absolutely defend myself. Or at least i hope I would. I haven't been in the situation but I go through "scenarios" with my husband (LEO) so I can at least have some idea of how to respond. I...
    Jul 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. 2 rn's both bsn, ond nearly NP fin leave bp high
    So you were too busy with your patient to help the float staff but you still managed to take notice of orders for the patient and the nurses actions or perceived lack of actions (and you took the...
    Jul 26
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. Am I Being Bullied?
    Maybe she just genuinely does not want to do small talk and chit chat with you and you're not getting the message. Learn to enjoy comfortable silence. This is no where near bullying and hopefully...
    Jul 21
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. Recurrent dreams about work.
    I have some freaky work dreams. I do ECMO and since I started that (year and a half) I have ECMO dreams. My work dreams are very vivid. And some have a creepy "prediction" vibe to them. Once had...
    Jul 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Stick a fork in me, I'm done
    Thanks for the update!!!!
    Jul 1
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. Help!  Critical lab:  morale -2.5
    My major management rule I have for myself is to always chart my first assessments before my next. In ICU that is charting the 2000 stuff by 2130. I've found that if I get that done (which is usually...
    Jun 30
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  18. ECMO Ethics
    I am an ECMO Specialist in PICU/NICU and I'm a bedside PICU nurse. But my comment is more to nursing ethics in general. If you find that you have a hard time with one area, most likely that's not...
    Jun 20
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  19. Why we do this...
    One of the sickest patients I'd ever had brought to me emergently from the floor in the middle of the night. His face, arms and legs were already purple and black from poor perfusion and DIC. He...
    Jun 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Do you hear nurses will take over respiratory work?
    I am pretty surprised by all the responses. I work in PICU and RT support can make or break a shift. I work with some awesome ones who are a very important part of the team. Kids have special...
    Jun 9
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. an oldie but goodie
    We used chloral hydrate for a longer acting sedative in Peds. They stopped making it a couple years ago. Man I miss that drug. Didn't need to bolus as much or increase drips. This is a great...
    May 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. The LEAST critically ill kid you've cared for in PICU  :)
    Three of the sickest patients I ever took care of were Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. Horrible deaths and very, very quick deterioration. One went from talking to starting ECMO within 8 hours and was...
    May 6
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  23. The LEAST critically ill kid you've cared for in PICU  :)
    An ingrown toenail surgery. It wasn't my patient and I have no idea why they were even admitted much less to PICU. Our neuro surgeons will not admit kids to the floor. They refuse. So we get...
    May 6
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  24. Nurse brutally beaten in a Brooklyn Hospital
    I've been wondering about this story and how she was doing. Just tried to google her name and there are no updated articles. I hope she is recovering well.
    May 6
    Forum: Nursing News
  25. What is your degree in other than nursing?
    B.S. in Kinesiology
    Apr 6
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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