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  1. Starting IVs
    Starting PIVs is so hit and miss! I was on a dry run for weeks. 0/6 different Pts even with young guys whose veins I could see across the room. Now I've been 4/4 and I'm not doing anything...
    Feb 15
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  2. What's the biggest mistake you've ever made as a nurse? What did you learn from it?
    This one just happened…I discharged a Pt with a foley but before doing so he asked if he could get a leg bag put on. I checked with my charge nurse to see if I needed an order but she said we do that...
    Feb 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Job choice
    OK! Hospital #2 just reminded their offer so hospital 1 is the best choice!
    May 15, '14
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  4. Job choice
    Hi: I've gotten two job offers both at about the same salary. Job 1 is at a smaller community hospital 20 min from home .8 FTE 4 x 11P-7A med-surg with future possibility of training in ED or ICU....
    May 15, '14
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  5. Need Advice About Interview Question
    You can say that after 21 years of taking care of really sick children you are looking foreward to taking care of basically healthy kids and watching and helping them grow up into healthy young...
    Apr 4, '14
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  6. Mice on unit
    I've worked in facilities where there was a fly invasion, also one where a Pt brought in equipment from home and when the night nurse went to use is hundreds of roaches spilled out. Also, came in for...
    Mar 18, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Swedish Nurse Recruiter
    Does anyone have a contact phone number for a nurse recruiter at Swedish 1st Hill? I'm a BSN RN with Medical-Surgical and Peds experience and am wanting to relocate to Seattle. I've very interested...
    Feb 14, '14
    Forum: Washington Nursing
  8. School Nurses: Who Works a Second Job?
    Currently working part time for the schools. About 20 hrs week and per diem for the county hospital 2-3 shifts a week to get back into floor nursing as I am transitioning out of school nursing.
    Feb 14, '14
    Forum: School Nurses
  9. Nursing blues.. :/
    I've been a school nurse for the past 4.5 years and am transitioning out of it at the end of this school year. Prior to this, I was a peds nurse fro 2.5 years. Currently, I work PRN at the county...
    Feb 13, '14
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  10. Question to all surgical nurses?
    I would anticipate the Pt getting Protmine (heparine antidote) at the start of surgery provided the OR knew there was heparin on board.
    Jan 17, '14
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  11. Our Death-Denying Society (Revisited)
    Recently we admitted an 88 yr old pt. It was his 4th admit in the past couple of months. When the Pts wife was asked about DNR status by the MD she asked him to do everything as long as it wouldn't...
    Jan 17, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. Do rural hospitals orientate their nurses?
    I am transitioning from school nursing back to hospital med surg nusing at a rural haspital and they did have an orientation of 3 days! Not much but then I did have 2.5 years experience in peds 4...
    Jan 9, '14
    Forum: Rural Nursing
  13. Nursing Salary Survey 2014
    Geographic location: Far Northnern California (Rural) Pay rate: $30 In which area / specialty do you work? Med-Surg What type of license do you have (RN or LPN)? RN What type of degree...
    Jan 9, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Moving to Seattle area
    How is the commute from Vashon Island to Tacoma (Mary Bridge)? My wife and I are beginning to look at relocation possibilities but aren't sure of the ferry commute.
    Oct 18, '13
    Forum: Washington Nursing
  15. Kinder pooping pants
    A little more information after the SST...the student was potty trained at home and didn't have a problem until the family moved into the district last year. That and starting kindergarten seems to...
    Mar 27, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  16. Kinder pooping pants
    Hi All: I am attending a SST meeting tomorrow for a Kindergartener who is pooping his pants. The info I have so far: he does it both at school and home, he's been to a doctor who says he has a bit of...
    Mar 26, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  17. What would you do (with high yuck factor).
    Hi. This morning a 6 yr old 1st grader was on the play ground, picked up a plastic tampon applicator and, after her teacher repeatedly told her to throw it in the trash, instead stuck it in her...
    Feb 21, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  18. New Grad Advice in Peds?!
    For any of your kids on IV fluids check that PIV first thing. Don't be afraid to retape. You want to avoid having to get another line at 2am when you're the peds nurse and expected to have the...
    Feb 14, '13
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  19. The abandoned children
    The only travel nursing I did was in the northern Virginia area at a long term care center for kids. Lot's of kids on vents, neruo, basically with little family involvement. One family refused to...
    Feb 14, '13
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  20. Less men in pediatric nursing?
    I've always worked Peds. Love it. Adults are too whinny, too much poop, and too heavy.
    Feb 14, '13
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  21. Kindergarten Screenings
    Teeth. Definitely look in their mouths. Shocking sometimes what you will see or not see. You can also check if they are tongue tied. Take a listen to their heart. Listen for murmurs that the parents...
    Feb 14, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  22. 3 rd grader wetting herself
    Hi: Any suggestions how to help a 9 yr old 3rd grade girl who continually wets herself in class and does not clean herself up? Her mother has taken her to the doctor who prescribed Ditropan but it...
    Dec 5, '11
    Forum: School Nurses
  23. Kinder RU chaos
    What is your kindergarten RU like? How do you organize it? Mine was a chaotic mess this AM with little support from the usually helpful office staff. "Good morning! So do we have check off sheets?"...
    May 3, '11
    Forum: School Nurses
  24. How busy are you?
    I have 6 schools in the half of the county I'm responsible for. Schools range from 6 kids in the more rural schools to 100+ in the pre k - 8 here in town. M,T,F i'm in town. W,Th out on the road. In...
    Mar 7, '11
    Forum: School Nurses
  25. Should men be school nurses?  Have you ever heard of any?
    I'm a male school nurse for the past 2 years and replaced another male school nurse who was in the position for 20 or so years. So far there's been no issues. I do have a 15 yr old w/c bound quad...
    Mar 7, '11
    Forum: School Nurses


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