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  1. Highest blood pressure ever recorded
    When I worked ICU a number of years ago, a patient had a BP of 260/140, hypertensive crisis. He was asymptomatic and was discharged a week later.
    Oct 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Electrical Stimulation Therapy
    I was a TENS fitter for a podiatry group many years ago in Ohio. It was my job to instruct the patient on use and level of pain to increase as needed post operatively. The company that employed me...
    Oct 5
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  3. best i quit or fired story
    I worked in a billing office and was supposed to be able to work from home when the new manager took over. Got a new desk with all the trimmings, then found out she lied to me about it. I typed " I...
    Sep 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Returning Lpn student in late 30's, married with teenage kids..
    When I was in LPN school 32 years ago, there were several older students in there. One was 58 and laid off from a manufacturing job with no hope of getting called back. Another was a grandmother at...
    Sep 9
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  5. What makes a COB crusty?
    Epic does have programs for iPhones and Android devices, where MDs can enter orders from their devices. Haiku is the program for entering orders. Canto is for iPads where an MD can review a...
    Sep 4
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. Should I quit my job?
    Are the patients being neglected or harmed in any way? Maybe it's time to anonymously call the state for an inspection or the local Ombudsman to alert them of the dangerous nurse to patient ratio.
    Sep 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Cardiac strips
    It's true what they say, if you don't use it, you lose it. Knowing the basics could be the step up you need to get into more acute units. Once in a unit, you would gain the practical experience of...
    Sep 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. I. Just. Can't....
    That is so sad. I had a patient with end-stage liver disease and ACTIVE AIDS. Family wanted everything done. He coded, went to ICU and coded at least half a dozen times and finally couldn't be...
    Sep 1
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. Long-term care/SNF
    My first job was in LTC and the nurse-patient ratio was 1:50 for 7p-7a shift. Even when I did agency work at places I'd never been before, I had 25-30 pts with a new admission, and a transfer in...
    Aug 30
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  10. RUDE CNA
    There is at least one CNA like that in every place I have ever worked. I've sent a CNA home for her attitude towards other staff members. She did learn her lesson. (Probably the one that keyed my...
    Aug 29
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  11. Attention tall nurses!!!
    Uniform City at Uniform City They have brick and mortar stores as well as online shopping...great prices, too.
    Aug 21
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  12. What would you do?
    Some places, LTC, AL, actually like new grads with "no bad habits" . They accept their training as "this is how it is supposed to be done." No remarks or comments about how it was done somewhere...
    Aug 17
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  13. Application Analyst Position for Epic Go-Live
    The assessment test might be something as simple as showing you have the ability to navigate places on a computer. You might be surprised at the number of nurses and physicians I have attempted to...
    Aug 15
    Forum: Nursing Informatics
  14. Does anyone know how to get a ward clerk job?
    Most postings that I have seen for Unit Clerks, the only requirement is high school diploma. Many facilities I have been in, once a new EMR is implemented, have done away with unit clerks or they...
    Aug 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Being Asked to Come in and Work as CNA...
    When I worked in assisted living, I enjoyed working as a CNA a few times. No pressures, go to the charge nurse with any issues, and still get my LPN pay.
    Aug 11
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  16. episode of care
    Episode of care is used in some EMR programs to group all inpatient or outpatient visits under one specific diagnosis. For example, a patient is diagnosed as "pregnant" on an initial OB office...
    Jul 30
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  17. progress notes
    In electronic charting, there is very little need for the nursing staff to chart a progress note, IF everything they document in the doc flowsheet is there. They can even write a quick note in the...
    Jul 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Nursing Roles
    I used to be a TENS fitter, explaining use pre-op then applying it post op on podiatry patients. When I first got a job in a hospital, 2 years after graduating, my med/surg floor closed for 6 months...
    Jul 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Your best(or worst) exposure story
    I assisted an MD with an I&D on a medical floor. Instead of putting the scalpel in a sharps container, he tossed it, unbeknownst to me, under a sterile towel. So while cleaning up ost procedure, I...
    Jul 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Can a Nurse Punch a Patient in Self-Defense?
    I was assaulted by a private duty aide because I had to knock on the patient's locked door to gain entry to do the patient's treatment at 4am. I didn't lower myself to her level by attempting to...
    Jul 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Does anyone out there work the Go Lives?
    A lot of the traing happens when you are on a project. For go lives, it's sometomes a week so the consultants get to know the specific needs for the health care system they're supporting. More...
    Jul 22
    Forum: Nursing Informatics
  22. views on overweight nurses
    I was refused entry into a 3 year RN diploma program because my weight "was not in proportion to my height" I would need to be 7 feet tall for that to happen. LOL. Anyway, I applied for and was...
    Jul 21
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. Does anyone out there work the Go Lives?
    Some nurses actually schedule their vacations around another facility's go live schedule. I first started by setting up my resume on Find Jobs. Build a Better Career. Find Your Calling. |...
    Jul 21
    Forum: Nursing Informatics
  24. Computerized documentation
    Repetition is the key. The more you use the program, the more efficient you and your colleagues will be. If it is possible, utilize some of the features of the program that can expedite your...
    Jul 19
    Forum: Nursing Informatics
  25. LPN/LVN Clinical Questions
    I'm in Ohio and did my clinicals ( in 1982) in one LTC, one facility for adults with disabilities, and a hospital where we did rotations in ER, OR, OB, Neuro/ortho, Med/surg, ICU, CCU, including the...
    Jul 19
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner


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