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  1. Share your unit's new Ebola protocol
    Ours is similar, however we will always enter the patient care area in pairs with one providing care and the other acting as an in room monitor. And if one of us has to leave for any reason, we exit...
    Oct 30
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  2. Running amiodarone through the proper line
    First, I’m sorry that this happened to you. As your unit’s nurse educator she should have taken the opportunity to educate you on why you shouldn’t have done this, rather than belittle you during...
    Oct 30
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  3. EC restricted states
    You can be hired into any federal facility with an active license from any state, I believe this also includes licensed in any US territory as well.
    Oct 27
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  4. nursing care for chest tube of cabg patient
    I ‘m not stating that aggressively stripping of chest tubes should be the first step in maintaining patency. However, if milking and tapping the chest tube don’t maintain patency, stripping the...
    Oct 24
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  5. NursingCAS is sinking my GPA!
    You should contact the NursingCAS and question this, as they should not have been included. From the Nursing CAS Frequently Asked Questions Education History “What types of courses ARE NOT included...
    Oct 21
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student
  6. nursing care for chest tube of cabg patient
    In the PICU, we strip, milk, and tap chest tubes to maintain patency. I know that many will advise against stripping a chest tube due to grossly decreased intrathoracic pressure. In six years in...
    Oct 20
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  7. Transvascular Aortic Valve Implantation
    I think this diagram might help. Bundle of His
    Oct 11
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  8. NICU vs Med Surg
    I think you have answered your question. Have you thought about NNP? Their scope of practice is increasing and now includes infants up to the age of 2 years. They are also increasingly being...
    Oct 7
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  9. Is emergency nursing the most intense nursing there is?
    It occasionally happens where I am at, although no one as old as 60. Most commonly these are patients in their early 20s with congenital heart defects who are still being followed by pediatric...
    Oct 7
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  10. BSN Only?  Give me a break!!
    There is absolutely no difference between the Bachelor of Science in nursing, Bachelor of Science with a major in nursing, and the Bachelor of Arts in nursing. They are all baccalaureate degrees. ...
    Oct 5
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  11. Required 1000 hours for RN licensure
    As you are currently licensed in another state I imagine that you should be eligible to apply for licensure by endorsement. However, as only the Maryland Board of Nursing can make this decision you...
    Oct 4
    Forum: International Nursing
  12. Has anyone gone from CNS to NP
    Have you looked at the University of South Alabama's family nurse practitioner program ( post-master's certificate? As you already have the 3Ps,...
    Sep 27
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  13. My PT called 911
    Why on earth would you do this? There was too much going on in the ED for you to get pulled into this. Abuse of the emergency response system is illegal in many jurisdictions. Let the patient...
    Sep 26
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  14. How do you claim CEUs from UTA?
    The provider number is for an approved provider of continuing education. You'll likely not find any university, even in Californa, that has one. You should be fine to just submit your transcript...
    Sep 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. How do you claim CEUs from UTA?
    From the California Board of Registered Nursing Continuing Education for License Renewal page:
    Sep 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. IV tubing port selection for Y-site
    No. Regardless of whether there is 1 line connected to the IV or 5 lines connected to the IV there is not an increased likelihood of entanglement or dislodging the catheter. Both MunoRN and...
    Sep 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Rounding the corner to 2015... What's the status on DNP requirements in your region?
    If you are referring to certification or licensure, the DNP/DNAP will be required initial certification in 2025 for CRNAs. Other than that, no other certifying organization has decided when, or if...
    Sep 17
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  18. Blood sugar guidelines for neonates
    Both the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Canadian Paediatric Society have guidelines regarding serum glucose screening of newborns, both of which are available on line at no charge: ...
    Sep 13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  19. "Taking a verbal" = writing your own orders?!
    Which state is this?
    Sep 8
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  20. To cut or not to cut?
    I believe the legal definition of this act is battery, although I am unsure whether an incident of the type described in the OP would result in either civil or criminal proceedings.
    Sep 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Terminated for Violation - HELP!
    First and foremost, you have got to remember that human resources represents the employer's interests and is not on your side. Even though the individual you spoke with said that they weren’t going...
    Aug 29
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. Potassium Rates
    It's the trade name for a 4% sodium bicarbonate solution.
    Aug 29
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  23. head laceration
    FYI: from the Injury Emergencies section of the 2010 American Heart Association and American Red Cross Guidelines for First Aid:
    Aug 28
    Forum: School Nurses
  24. More sterile questions!
    You can use the tip of a sterile cotton swab to stabilize the line at the insertion site when removing the dressing.
    Aug 28
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  25. Registering for license help!
    Applying for initial licensure in Maryland is going to be the cheapest and fastest way to obtain licensure there. When you receive your license, as a non-resident, it will grant single state...
    Aug 26
    Forum: Maryland Nursing