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  1. Troponin of greater than 300! What is the highest you have seen.
    I've seen them in the teens before, but nothing higher. Wow
    Jan 20, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Pushing Hydralazine
    I was wondering if anyone knew if pushing hydralazine fast has an increased risk of SVT? Here is why I ask: I received handoff on two of my four patients from one nurse. On patient #1 she...
    Jan 18, '10
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  3. Who came up with the idea of 12 HOUR SHIFTS?
    Continuity of care. There is an additional handoff every 24 hours with 8 hour shifts as compared to 12s. This is another chance for patient information to be lost, and another nurse for the patient...
    Jan 18, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. I made a injection error... Please help me....
    Oh there is an IM injection, 75mg, my mistake. I assume this is what you injected? Although from what I can find it isn't used here...
    Nov 25, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. I made a injection error... Please help me....
    It doesn't look like there is a IV dose for this med. Did you use a topical cream and inject it? Or crush a pill and inject it? Or is this a joke...
    Nov 25, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. texting at work
    We had an aide that was sitting and would update her FB from her phone about how she had just watched 2 movies and how she couldn't believe they were paying her for it. Well I guess she forgot that...
    Nov 23, '09
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  7. texting at work
    So texting while driving? Don't want to end up as your patients roommate! Our unit got so bad with texting and inappropriate use of the computer that now both are banned. Sucks for the rest of...
    Nov 23, '09
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  8. Need Help with these OB Questions Please
    Water follows salt. If you have a lot of salt in your body then you will retain water, thus gaining weight, increasing edema and blood pressure, etc.
    Nov 18, '09
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  9. I work in a hell hole!!!
    Wow that really seems to be way too much. I don't like driving a hour to work but one of the reasons I stay at my job because I am scared of situations like that. You are braver than I. Good luck to...
    Nov 18, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Do you need an order to give the flu vaccine?
    Same. We fill out a form and then it shows up next day for 0900 meds. I have had a Dr say he didn't want the patient to get the shot before though, but never an order to give it.
    Nov 18, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Transport of Tele Patients from the ED
    They come monitored with a nurse from our ED (or anywhere else) to our Tele. For tests we have some rules to follow to see if they wil go with a nurse or not. The most common reasons to send...
    Nov 17, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Blood Glucose + GT + Lantus question
    I think it depends on a lot of things. Like how much lantus and how much are they used to getting? What are their trends like after they get the lantus? If I have a patient with a blood sugar less...
    Nov 15, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Will I ever get into Nursing School???
    I graduated High school with a 2.8 and a baby. After years of working at burger king Bush took away the assisstance I was using for daycare so suddenly it was too expensive to work, I would bring...
    Nov 13, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Survey...medication.
    Ok so benzos are ok to have in your system, with a prescription? And narcs are not? Is this correct information?
    Nov 13, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. I feel for your patients....
    Yes, I have a good job. It is only one of our pods that goes 3:1 and it is when we have fresh carotids (fresh is <24 hours) fresh vasculars and/or arterial lines. It doesn't matter if it is day or...
    Nov 11, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. I feel for your patients....
    I work on a Telemerty floor and we have 6 "pods" that are divided into 3 separate catagories. We have 2 pods for medical tele, 2 pods for post CABG, and 2 pods for chest pain/vascular/post cath. I...
    Nov 11, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Chief complaints that made you laugh?
    SOB exacerbation :yeah::yeah:
    Nov 9, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. How did you get your first nursing position
    I was hired on the floor where I did my last clinicals. The nurse I did them with got me an interview. This was May 2008 before all this hit.
    Nov 9, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Things you don't want to hear your Aide say
    I wouldn't be so quick to say "of course she was way off" I work on a Tele floor and I had a patient once that was waiting for a med/surg bed. She was there for asthma exacerbation, and...
    Nov 8, '09
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  20. Has your hospital changed visitors policy r/t the flu?
    Our hospital restricts visitors under the age of 12. They do it every flu season, this year is nothing new. Hate it when I see little kids crawling around on the floor (during the off season) and if...
    Nov 7, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Administration taking away baylor shift
    We lost our Baylor program as well, but those nurses just started doing threes, they didn't have to get rehired. That's crazy that you have to interview. Good luck!
    Nov 7, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Things you don't want to hear your Aide say
    did you have a mean doctor yell at you today?
    Nov 7, '09
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  23. Nurses with tattoos, is it acceptable?
    If it is on your shoulder than I would think that no one could see it under scrubs. It would be just like any other job, cover it for work and your interview. I have one and it is always covered and...
    Nov 4, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Staffing Question
    I'm confused, I thought you only had a CNA, LPN and new grad BSN. Where did your RN come from?
    Nov 3, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Pushing Dilaudid?
    I've never seen it mixed either. I push slowly over a couple of minutes, but I have also never given more that 1.5mg at a time.
    Nov 3, '09
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications


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