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  1. PT Doing wound care?!
    I have several pt's on home health that I CM. PT and I share the drsg changes. I go out 3 X week, she goes to the Dr. once a week, and then to PT out pt for wound care on alternating days.
    Oct 2, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Need Help with this drug calculation
    2000mg/500ml =4mg/ml = 0.5ml/min = 30ml/hr This is the way I make sense of figuring these calculations. I know there is a more appropriate way, but I get to the same number.
    Feb 21, '04
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  3. What would you have done?
    Thanks for the info. Its been 3 years since I worked in the hospital enviorment and things change so much in that period of time.
    Feb 21, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Where do you nurse?
    Been around done alot from hospital nursing cardiac unit for 8 years, to hospice case management, school nursing, dialysis, until now I found my true love besides cardiac: Health service director in...
    Feb 20, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. criteria
    As well as I, please post anything that can be of assistance. Thanks :)
    Feb 20, '04
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  6. What is right, what is wrong?
    What would be my local abuse hot line? Would this be like adult protective services?
    Feb 20, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. What is right, what is wrong?
    I had this pt which was sick and getting sicker through out the end of Jan. and Feb. I sent him out by ems the first time in Jan. He ended up staying in the hospital for five days and when he came...
    Feb 20, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. 4.0 Students...do people ever say...
    Thinking about this from my point of veiw, I was a A and B student. I had friends who were all A's and those who were all B's and those that just squeezed by. It does not matter whether or not you...
    Feb 19, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. CNA's passing meds in ALF. What's your opinion?
    The assistants that pass meds here are not considered cna's they are referred to as pca's (patient care tech's). They are trained to assist the residents with giving them their meds. If the the...
    Feb 19, '04
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  10. What would you have done?
    For one thing, I didnt think you could have blood go through a picc line, I thought it would damage to many blood cells as it was pushed through. As for the abx and heparin, you did the right thing....
    Feb 18, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Methatraxate question
    I had to be on methotrexate po for my lupus so you can add that disease to the list of this horrible drug!!!!!!!!!! It causes nausea vomiting mouth sores teeth to decay (lots of fillings now). I...
    Feb 17, '04
    Forum: International Nursing
  12. What Nursing school are you in? Show your pride!
    This is funny. Walla Walla is such a small town. I grew up in tri-cities. Such a small world, but never realized so many people know about this small town.
    Feb 15, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. Nurses and smoking
    Excuse me, I have to disagree with this. In no way is any nurse perfect. Tell me, just because a nurse smokes does not mean he/she can not teach their pt's the health risk associated with smoking....
    Feb 15, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. How do you retain your aides?
    Just wondering how everyone else hires and retains their aides. I work as a health service director-RN, shared between two assisted living facilities. I oversee 29 PCA's at present. There are 5 at...
    Feb 15, '04
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  15. RN, Nurse Manager
    agree totally. My babysitting duty is with 29 of them.
    Feb 13, '04
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  16. Arizona nurses- please help!
    guess i really didnt answer your question in full here it is. there are @ five percentages that you can select from for az state tax to come out of your pay, this depends on how much you want...
    Feb 12, '04
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  17. Question from test today, need your opinion PLEASE!!
    3000cc fluid each day is reccomended(SP) to try and get rid of the excess fluid given during child birth.
    Feb 12, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Question from test today, need your opinion PLEASE!!
    the answer would be C "to prevent" this is the question. "to help tx" would be D
    Feb 12, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Arizona nurses- please help!
    make 52 K a year and bring home around 2100 every 2 weeks.
    Feb 11, '04
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  20. What challenges are you facing?
    Okay, I think I can answer this one for you with what I have dealt with in the past few weeks. 1. Staffing! Probably the most difficult part of the job. Making sure that the aides are competant...
    Feb 9, '04
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  21. Amiodorone Toxicity
    Yes, I have diffently seen it. Scares the h@#! out of a person. The pt I took care of was completely blue. No joke!!! skin, nails, whites of eyes, lips purple. If you ever see it youll never forget...
    Feb 5, '04
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  22. Stethoscope covers
    Just an FYI to you, JACHO fined the hospital I worked at one time for stethoscope covers. Better look into it before you purchace this. They said it was unsanitary. I happen to agree..
    Feb 5, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. Speaking of pregnant nurses...
    Did you see my post abov? Your not incorrect.
    Feb 5, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Speaking of pregnant nurses...
    TB pt's are probably OK if your mask test fitted, but I'd stay out. No pt's who have had a adeno-thalium stress test stay away for at least 3 days. MRSA is probably ok if your sure you are using...
    Feb 4, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Patient confidentiality and husbands
    uh excuse me, no matter if they are deceased or alive confidential is confidential!!!!! No if's and's or but's.
    Feb 4, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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