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  1. Bleeding patients 'till they're anemic
    lol, yes, conSERvation, not conVERsation... darn auto-correct :)
    Oct 18, '10
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  2. Question about staff ratios?
    I'm not sure about my current hospital, but a unit similar to the one you described in my old hospital was 1:3-1:5 depending on acuity and shift (nights had more patients). Your assignment sounds...
    Oct 15, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Bleeding patients 'till they're anemic
    My hospital does a "blood conversation" approach for all patients: Blood Management Program | Saint Lukes Health System NoBlood - Transfusion alternatives. Blood management.
    Oct 15, '10
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  4. Things you'd LOVE to be able to tell patients, and get away with it.
    Sir, you are 30-something years old. Whining, flailing around, causing drama, and wigging out are not acceptable behaviors in an ICU when you are completely alert and oriented. I understand that...
    Sep 29, '10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. 3 Injured in Creighton University Medical Center Shooting
    Update: Three Injured In CUMC Shooting Omaha police are investigating a shooting inside Creighton University Medical Center. Law enforcement officials confirm the suspect was involved in a...
    Sep 29, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  6. Is there life after the night shift?
    I've been on nights for 7+ years. I have met most of my friends through work!
    Sep 25, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Foleys and tampons?
    Amen to this! I would actually think it would be more sanitary to have a tampon which is changed at regular intervals, than to have a Foley with a pad. I know it's going to sound gross, but it...
    Sep 14, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Advice needed...how to survive the night shift commute...literally.
    Some of the nurses I worked with at my old job have started taking Provigil, and they really like it! They told me it has helped their sleep/wake cycle immensely. These are all nurses who have been...
    Sep 14, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. How long does Missouri license endorsement take?
    Wow, called the Missouri BON today and spoke with a super friendly lady who was glad to help me out. She said as long as she can verify my Nebraska RN online, I should have a temp license by the end...
    Sep 13, '10
    Forum: Missouri Nursing
  10. PRN fluid boluses post open heart?
    The unit I used to work in is half full of CV surgeons who don't mind if you give a little volume. Unfortunately, the other two surgeons are micro-managers who want to be called for every measly...
    Sep 13, '10
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  11. Felt like a complete idiot at work yesterday
    If it makes you feel any better, I saw an anesthesiologist intubate a patient and he couldn't figure out why his sats sucked after he had him tubed. Well, as it turns out, he forgot to hook the ambu...
    Sep 13, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. How long does Missouri license endorsement take?
    Thanks for the tip... I will give them a ring!
    Sep 13, '10
    Forum: Missouri Nursing
  13. How long does Missouri license endorsement take?
    I don't know if anyone has any suggestions for me, but here's my story... I am currently licensed in Nebraska and I moved to Kansas a week ago. However, I will be working in Missouri. Initially I...
    Sep 10, '10
    Forum: Missouri Nursing
  14. Ambien psychosis?
    Personally speaking about Ambien, I used to take it occasionally for insomnia. I would get up and make whole meals in the kitchen and not remember it until I woke up in the morning to find a kitchen...
    Sep 9, '10
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  15. SVR too low!!
    I had the same thing happen to me with a patient who'd gotten a heart transplant. He was on pump a long time and had vasoplegic syndrome. Giving him lots of Neo and Vaso helped.
    Sep 7, '10
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  16. Paying for priority
    :yeah:EXACTLY!!!
    Sep 7, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Waste of Time
    I wish the people who make Dilaudid in only 2 mg vials would also make them in 1 mg sizes. How often do we give a full 2 mg? Morphine comes in multiple size vials at our hospital, so why can't...
    Sep 7, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. I'm allergic to.....(laundry list)!
    I wish hospitals would have two sections on a patient's list. One for allergies and one for intolerances (our list is clumped into one). Some of the most ridiculous things I have seen recently...
    Aug 27, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. I'm allergic to.....(laundry list)!
    LMAO, I was just getting ready to post that I had a patient last night who was supposedly allergic to good ol' potassium. It's amazing that she has survived into her 60s! Needless to say, her K+...
    Aug 27, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. A worn out topic
    I will not take the badmouthing, "come hither" motions, yelling, or demeaning tones. That will be either taken up with that doctor when it's appropriate (i.e., not interfering with patient care), or...
    Aug 16, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Cell phones and equipment
    I'm pretty sure this dates back to the dawn of cellular technology (i.e. bag phones and the Zach Morris phone). Nearly every nurse, doctor, and family member who sets foot in my unit has a cell...
    Aug 15, '10
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  22. To hold or not Hold=That is the Question
    Technically, you are supposed to call if no holding parameters are written. Do I always do this? No... sometimes I will wait until morning and let the doc know they need to write holding parameters...
    Aug 13, '10
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  23. Telementry on med/surg floor
    We do this at my hospital.
    Aug 13, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. how to deal with this intensivist
    Absolutely. Go up the chain of command, go to the medical director. Call the ethics committee. You'll stir the pot, but if it's the right thing to do, they are the ones who will look bad in the...
    Aug 12, '10
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  25. how to deal with this intensivist
    What a prick. I would report him to your facility's medical director. Leaving a patient in pain because of a personal tiff is uncalled for and DANGEROUS. Nobody should have to suffer because of...
    Aug 12, '10
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing


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