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  1. Assignment at Stanford
    AMN has an exclusive contract with Stanford. Because Stanford is a really popular assignment, they can get away with paying super low pay rates. The flipside of that is that Stanford (mostly...
    Sep 14, '12
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  2. Bed Baths & Other Nursing Arts Still Taught? (Speaking of Wet Wipe Baths)
    I went to nursing school about 12 years ago (wow...that long?!) and we were taught soap and water baths with wash cloths and we also had to make our beds with flat sheets, not fitted ones. Now,...
    Sep 11, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. Do you give back-rubs and foot baths to your patients?
    I don't give massages, generally speaking. However, for patients who are incontinent or immobile, I do rub protective lotion on their backs, bums, elbows and heels, but I wouldn't call that a...
    Sep 11, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. ICU nurses: Do you check cornea reflex and  gag reflex q4h ?
    Unless that patient is talking to me, yes, I do check, however, on our neuro's - we check q1h.
    Jul 12, '12
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  5. Pittsburgh ICU nurses
    I would go to Trauma at AGH if you had the option!
    Jul 12, '12
    Forum: Neuro Intensive Care Nursing
  6. Family Members and their pearls of wisdom...
    I always love it when someone comes in asking for "my cousin", who they think is named Joe, but they don't know their last name, or why they are in the hospital. --... you're not really the cousin....
    Jul 12, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. Need input from NIGHT SHIFT nurses
    Friendly: Our nurse educators come to the unit and stay until 11pm to get night shifters signed off on inservices. Unfriendly: I've worked there for 2 years, never ONCE met the unit director -...
    Jul 5, '12
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  8. Day in the life of a psych nurse??
    Hey all! I'm an ICU nurse -- been working adult ICU (on the medical side) for the past 10 years and have reached the point of serious burn out. I wish I could go BACK to nursing school to do...
    Jun 28, '12
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  9. Why did/are you getting your BSN?
    I'm going through the motions to get my BSN now just to open up more doors for MSN/DNP programs so I don't have to try to find bridge programs. It has been a massive waste of money and time and...
    May 31, '12
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  10. Has anyone coded a co-worker?  Dealing with the grief...
    Yep. One of everyone's favorite guys in the cafeteria coded right in the middle of the day in the cafeteria. He had been there forever, really, really great guy. But also, one of those people that...
    May 31, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. Burn Out!! **Long**
    Most people face burn out at least once in the course of their career and it's killing me now! I've been working ICU for about a decade now and I am turning into a crispy critter. I travel nursed...
    May 14, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Nurse: Patient Ratios
    In California, our law *mandates* that no ICU nurse will ever have more than 2 patients.
    Jan 27, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  13. Nurse: Patient Ratios
    Generally 1:2. 1:1 for sick patients. We also go 1:1 for patients who are particularly needy, "VIP", patients who have a lot of road trips that day, very restless or too tasky. We 1:1 *all*...
    Jan 27, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  14. Levophed Bolus
    I've only seen levo boluses used here and there, but we push sticks of neo all the time for acute hypotension in patients who are either maxed on their vasoactives or while we are getting the bags...
    Dec 7, '11
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  15. Christmas gifts for residents
    I was so confused until I read the age of your resident! I was reading the post trying to think of why in the world would I buy gifts for the residents (doctors) and wondering who came up with the...
    Dec 4, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  16. No one will hire a nurse with only a Associates???
    We have a traveler on our unit that everyone absolutely loves. She has a ton of great experience, the managers want to hire her and everything but the hospital won't let them because she has an ADN...
    Nov 22, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Patient dies after nurse administers pancuronium
    One ICU I worked in kept the med fridge unlocked. We had little open bins in there full of different meds. Pepcid vials were in their own bin and in a separate bins were paralytics. It would have...
    Nov 21, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  18. Daylight Savings & Documentation
    From 145 "old" time to 3 "old" time - the computer charting system just went down completely. Couldn't chart meds, enter vitals, put in new orders - nothing. Then at 0300 "old time" it came back on...
    Nov 7, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. serving alcohol to patients
    I'd get an order for it, but really, if you were to NOT give him that whiskey for a couple days, you'd have an old man is withdrawals which could be a big problem. We have beer and hard liquor in...
    Nov 5, '11
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  20. sneaking meds in food
    power of attorney. the patient's legal decision maker when they are unable to make their own decisions.
    Nov 5, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. sneaking meds in food
    If the patient is unable to make decisions for themselves, then sometimes you have to do things that they don't want. If they aren't capable of knowing what they are taking, understanding the...
    Nov 5, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Gossiping in the hospital
    I tend to think its more of a 'being human' thing rather than a 'working in a hospital' thing.
    Nov 3, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Are you doing fecal transplants very often?
    Our unit has done them. I had one patient they wanted to do one on... I gave the assignment to another nurse. I just don't have the stomach for it.
    Nov 3, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Please take our burnout survey
    Oct 21, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Medication math problem
    If you are having trouble with your homework, you should talk to your teacher instead of looking to the internet to answer it for you.
    Oct 21, '11
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance

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