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  1. Questions from a student!
    I think it would be beneficial for you to have experience in CCU. I'm a new RN in CCU and receive pts from cath lab all the time, remove sheaths, assess chest pain, EKGs, and affected limbs(pulses)....
    Nov 26
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  2. What is the proper way to address an RN?
    I personally wouldn't like to be called "Nurse (last name) because I don't want my pts knowing my last name. Lol
    Nov 21
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. ICU RN Report- How does your unit do it?
    My hospital does bedside report, and while it takes time to get used to, a lot of mistakes are caught during report
    Nov 21
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  4. State differences for NCLEX
    It's a national exam, therefor it's the same in all states. If you have questions about how your license will transfer from state to state, it may be wise to ask your state board of nursing and the...
    Nov 15
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  5. I/O in ER
    Good point about dly wt-it is more important. Lol Idk how ER nurses do it. I like knowing EVERYTHING about my pts in CCU. Saw you had surgery same, hope you're recovering well
    Nov 4
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  6. I/O in ER
    That's the *frustrating* thing about reading text, it's difficult to convey tone. The tone of what's read is completely up to the reader. :)
    Nov 4
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. I/O in ER
    I just think it's pretty important after a pt has their first dose of IVP lasix
    Nov 4
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  8. Pt stable with a very low Bp?
    The the pts norm was 80s and say maybe 2L taken off in HD for ESRD, this could be normal for the pt. Maybe could have asked to draw a lactate?
    Nov 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. PICC line flushing question
    I guess it's not a huge deal if you're not planning on drawing blood from it ever.....but why not? It takes 3 seconds
    Nov 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Patient's rights dilemma
    If your facility is smoke-free, he has no right to smoke there. End of story
    Nov 4
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. I/O in ER
    So I went to the ER to pick up my CHF exac. pt and found the nurse toileting her without a hat to measure urine output. I figure this is common place for ER but in my opinion if there's anyone who...
    Nov 4
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  12. PA catheter help/question
    Clamping is important to prevent air emboli
    Nov 1
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  13. Held to a higher standard
    YOU'RE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT!!!!! That's why I don't post much on here anymore
    Oct 27
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. Held to a higher standard
    That's what I'm saying. A doc I know was found in possession of street drugs and tox screen was hot for those drugs. Still practicing.
    Oct 27
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. Held to a higher standard
    Held to a higher standard in nursing/healthcare, yes, but for instance a local news source shared a story online talking about how an alcoholic died in jail of a ruptured peptic ulcer. A coworker of...
    Oct 27
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. Held to a higher standard
    Hello everyone, Did anyone notice that once you became a nurse you somehow always are held to a higher standard than any other person? With all this ebola crap it's just making it more and more...
    Oct 27
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. sedation
    Mostly fentanyl.... And precedex sucks.
    Oct 8
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  18. Swan question from a new CCU RN
    Thanks to all for your replies! This makes so much more sense!
    Oct 8
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  19. Private Pinning Ceremony
    Harsh!
    Oct 3
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. Swan question from a new CCU RN
    Hello Allnurses! I'm new in CCU and had my first pt with a swan last week. I work nights so it was my job with my preceptor to draw a "mixed-venous" specimen from the PA lumen on the swan to run...
    Sep 28
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  21. Goodbye...
    This site definitely has become much more negative since I joined....I feel like I can't post anything without being jumped on by other posters.
    Sep 28
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. Telemetry patches
    Q day and prn
    Jul 13
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  23. Does your hospital or facility badge include your credentials?
    Mine says: Kool-Aide, ASN, RN CCU With a red hanging tag with"RN" in big letters My hospital also places certifications on our badges, I just don't have one. ;)
    Jul 13
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  24. need help with a maternal care plan!
    Risk for deficient maternal-newborn bonding. Incorporate trust vs mistrust yada yada yada
    Jun 22
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  25. Valsalva maneuver
    When one coughs, bears down, or forcefully exhales pressures are increased in the head, eyes, thoracic, and abdominal cavities. This increased pressure causes increased venous pressure which is...
    Jun 22
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance


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