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  1. NOC with kids home for summer break?
    I found that midnights gave me good balance as a mom: could see them in the AM, and before I went to work. It was just that I felt so exhausted all the time I couldn't stick with it.... But I loved...
    Jun 16
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  2. Why Do I Care?
    I get you Ruby Vee. I only spent 3 years in ICU, before I couldn't take working nights any more, and couldn't see hope of moving to days in the near future. (And I regret leaving the bedside, I miss...
    Feb 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Girl Brain Dead after Tonsillectomy
    Whatever facility is housing the body probably had the family under a strict media gag order under threat of eviction... is my theory. That would be the only reason there's been no news.
    Jan 17
    Forum: Nursing News
  4. Girl Brain Dead after Tonsillectomy
    In response to CP2013 Could a nurse refuse to be assigned this case? Not really. No one on your floor wants the difficult cases and families, you end up taking turns. And you may end up...
    Jan 1
    Forum: Nursing News
  5. Girl Brain Dead after Tonsillectomy
    What I've seen in the adult ICU when the ethics committee gets involved with a vented patient and makes them a DNR, is that although they won't take them off the vent, there is no escalation of care....
    Jan 1
    Forum: Nursing News
  6. Nursing Salary Survey 2014
    Geographic location - Midwest large metro area Pay rate: $30/hour In which area / specialty do you work? Transplant What type of license do you have (RN or LPN)? RN, BSN What type of degree...
    Jan 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Worst Medication Error of my life
    So if asked, what med would you give to reverse the Versed? What s/s would you be looking for that the patient is in trouble? The med error, in the scheme of things, is not a big deal - minor,...
    Dec 1, '13
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  8. What do ICU nurses do with ventilators in USA?
    Where I was (and it may depend on state / hospital) RN's don't touch the vent except for oxygen breaths, however, there is a lot of collaboration if the patient needs settings changed, etc. RT's...
    Sep 3, '13
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  9. Fluid bolus for patient with end stage renal disease?
    As others have said, there is no way to fix this patient without a liver transplant, and if they're non-compliant it's unlikely they are listed or will be listed. With the boluses just pay...
    Sep 3, '13
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  10. Dealing with family so draining
    Turf it, to the charge nurse, the unit manager, the house manager, especially complaints. That is why they are there, and they often have the time and patience and people skills to deal with it. ...
    Sep 3, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  11. Domestic Abuse Assessment
    Because of things that happened in my past I donate monthly to a domestic violence organization where I live. I had the education and family support to get out of a bad situation. I'm able to...
    Sep 1, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Domestic Abuse Assessment
    One of the best things I learned in nursing school is how to pose the question: "Because domestic violence is so common in our society, we ask everyone... have you been hurt by anyone close to you?...
    Aug 28, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Feedback requested before I give 2 weeks notice!
    If you value your job and career, suck it up and smile. Meet with the manager, thank her for her concern, "as you know I'm a new nurse and I appreciate your time. I do feel overwhelmed at times,...
    Apr 12, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. Acetaminophin OD's
    Is there any movement to get the acetaminophen out of pain pills - I see so many overdoses in the MICU, people blowing out their livers with Percocets, Vicodin, Norco's - in many cases it's not...
    Apr 4, '13
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  15. You make the decisions on YOUR shift and I'll make the decisions on MINE
    As I've gotten older and wiser I've found that it is NOT worth a power struggle, or judgement. I sit down with the patient with pain issues at the start of my shift, talk to them, assess their...
    Mar 28, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. Two VERY low ball job offers in the last month...(management and leadership!)
    I've found that unless your previous work experience was *in nursing*, those who hire don't count it as experience. So they're looking at you as having no management experience. So you may have to...
    Mar 15, '13
    Forum: Nurse Management
  17. Hospital Bans Black Nurses From Caring for White Baby at Father's Request
    When patients and their families expose themselves as racists... I haven't seen caregivers of any color banned where I work... but if you and your people are dissing the EXCELLENT nurses and CNA's of...
    Feb 17, '13
    Forum: Nursing News
  18. Different Piggyback Antibiotics, Same IV Tubing??
    I always use the same secondary tubing for antibiotics and electrolyte replacements, unless the secondary is something that has major incompatibility issues, like dilantin or some antibiotic that...
    Feb 10, '13
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  19. What's the BEST nursing shoes?
    Danskos hands down! They last over 5 years (if you don't get patent leather or prints) and get me through 12 hour shifts. If you're not sure about plunking down $125 for a pair, go into a store,...
    Feb 6, '13
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  20. Nursing gear passed on from older generation
    I have my Grandma's scissors... she was a WWII RN (and after).
    Feb 2, '13
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  21. How to save my hands
    Mine wouldn't get better this winter, saw my primary care doctor who wrote a prescription for extra strength hydrocortisone cream once daily, it's worked WONDERS!
    Jan 30, '13
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  22. What's it really like to be a nurse?
    Think about working as a CNA. Seriously. It's great training for prioritization, and interactions with patients and families. And these days, it's one of the best ways to get a nursing job in a...
    Jan 27, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Angry Nurse here!
    This guy is a sociopath, who would want him as a co-worker, but for the big picture.... would you want someone with this LACK of morals or honor to be taking care of your mother or father in a...
    Jan 7, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. Was reprimanded and told to resign.  Advice or thoughts would be appreciated.
    I'm so sorry that happened to you. Med surg is very hard. My only thought, which hindsight is 20/20, and it comes with experience, is that when working med-surg I would, before I get involved in...
    Jan 1, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. The Slow Code
    I have seen doctors involve the ethics committee to make patient's a DNR when they are terminal and there is nothing more to be done but prolong suffering and the family insists on a full code. (This...
    Dec 6, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety

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