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  1. What is the funniest or most embarrassing nursing experience you've had
    I had a patient arrive in PACU having a "difficult wake up" from anesthesia, meaning she was confused and uncooperative and ornery. She still had that huge green nasopharyngeal airway in to keep her...
    Nov 28, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. What is the funniest or most embarrassing nursing experience you've had
    We had a big lug of a man in our ICU. He was uncouth, slightly creepy and less than charming, but overall harmless. He was riddled with pockets of infection and empyema, edematous and weeping from...
    Nov 28, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. 13 things a nurse won't tell you
    1- you may not know it, but i will not let you die alone. no matter what kind of person you were, i will not let you go without a heckuva fight OR, if you have requested, i will let you go peacefully...
    Sep 23, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. New assignment to Burn ICU
    Hi. Every burn unit/center does things differently so I can only tell you what my unit does. We use primarily, narcotics for pain management (oxycodone q4h for base pain control, Dilaudid PRN for...
    Oct 30, '08
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  5. anybody out there?
    I remember in nursing school they told us that nurses eat their young. I kind of laughed and said that yes, I'd heard that. Well, now I know what they meant; someone is trying to bite a little bit...
    Jul 15, '08
    Forum: Burn Nursing
  6. My first real doubts
    I remember in nursing school they told us that nurses eat their young. I kind of laughed and said that yes, I'd heard that. Well, now I know what they meant; someone is trying to bite a little bit...
    Jul 15, '08
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  7. Relocating to Winston Salem
    Yup. I'm at Baptist, too and it's $4.00 for any work between 3pm and 7am and $1.25 for weekends.
    Jun 27, '08
    Forum: North Carolina Nursing
  8. Thinking of burn nursing........
    To help patients deal with pain we give them lots of drugs, mostly narcotics. Generally, we see (10-20) oxycodone q4h, dilaudid for break through pain and fentanyl for dressing changes. On top of...
    Jun 15, '08
    Forum: Burn Nursing
  9. WSSU - Accelerated BSN Curriculum
    I am not in the current group, but graduated the accelerated program this past February. The accelerated program does not have semesters or abide the traditional school schedule at all- no spring,...
    May 17, '08
    Forum: North Carolina Nursing
  10. Contact Isolation for everyone?
    Yes, we do that, too; but I do think it's a fairly new protocol... perhaps a study even. Makes sense, though, because burn patients are missing their first line of defense against bacteria (skin),...
    Apr 18, '08
    Forum: Burn Nursing
  11. Accelerated programs for BSN?
    We got a few days for Thanksgiving, and a whole week for Christmas, which was a new thing. We did not observe any school breaks, like spring break or fall break; and you will not necessarily have...
    Apr 8, '08
    Forum: North Carolina Nursing
  12. Accelerated programs for BSN?
    I completed the accelerated program just a couple months ago, so it's doable. I don't regret it because I'm finished and did well, BUT I if I had known before I started what I know now, I would...
    Apr 8, '08
    Forum: North Carolina Nursing
  13. North Carolina Roll Call
    Hi! I'm a brand new RN and will begin working on a Burn ICU in Winston-Salem in a couple weeks. I just finished an accelerated BSN program which was paid for by a local hospital who, in return,...
    Apr 6, '08
    Forum: North Carolina Nursing
  14. want to move to nc
    depends on how close you want to be to the beach. :) here is a list of nc's teaching hospitals: university of north carolina hospitals carolinas medical center duke university medical...
    Apr 6, '08
    Forum: North Carolina Nursing
  15. Accelerated programs for BSN?
    Yes, you are wanted. Nurses are badly needed. I just completed an accelerated BSN program in Winston-Salem. Whether there will be discrimination I cannot say, but most of my classmates were "grown",...
    Apr 6, '08
    Forum: North Carolina Nursing
  16. My patient today...
    Did he die from his burn injuries or congestive heart failure from the fluid overload?
    Apr 6, '08
    Forum: Burn Nursing
  17. Shriner's Hospital Cincinnati Ohio
    That's what I've heard. Shriner's seems to be the "mothership" of burn units. I've never been, but am incredibly impressed by what I learned about them while in school.
    Apr 6, '08
    Forum: Burn Nursing
  18. EDUCATION: BURN UNIT RN  in Michigan
    No difference that I know of - I'm a new grad starting in a Burn ICU and, aside from shift/weekend differentials, my pay and benefits are the same as other new grads at my hospital.
    Apr 6, '08
    Forum: Burn Nursing


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