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  1. What are the stress level ranking for these units?
    I know I just discharged a man with a Foley in, with community nursing supports and education to the pt and his wife. However his daughter a seasoned ICU nurse has taken 5 WEEKS of carers leave...
    Dec 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Abandoning family in the ED during the holidays
    Granny dumping its called in oz. Just like they see their granny for the first time in a year and want to fix her up......however granny is 95 with a bad heart, lungs, liver, kidneys, pancreas etc....
    Dec 4
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. General rant
    Just a query do you not do syringe driver observations? We do 2 hourly checks on how much infused, site ok, battery life etc.
    Dec 2
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  4. Calling codes
    it depends on the set up of the hospital response systems. Where I work we have a "code stroke" as well - it is local / hospital terminology.
    Dec 1
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  5. Zofran
    Well okay then.
    Nov 30
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  6. Thoughts on revalidation?
    2 I suppose this is like your bls and course days instead of online journals 3 would that be only if you were audited rather than a manager writing a recommendation for every nurse every year? ...
    Nov 27
    Forum: Nursing in the United Kingdom
  7. NMC Application
    Im going to guess the Nursing and Midwifery Council, the UK registration body.
    Nov 25
    Forum: Nurse Registration
  8. HELP! - Phlebotomy tips needed!!
    Don't hve a full bladder! One of the staff caught me today and asked me to help her with bloods on a pt and IV on another as she needed to do an hour long dressing. My response was hang on I need to...
    Nov 24
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  9. Mistakes in practice
    O sweetheart you shouldn't of been put in that situation. You made an error by being put into a dangerous situation, I have been there myself as a final year. I am guessing by your terminology you...
    Nov 17
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. Best time to remove an Indwelling catheter.
    Midnight is our standard so that if they run into retention issues it is day time, day light with more people about. However it has taken us 10 years to convince a particularly stubborn urologist...
    Nov 17
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  11. Hygiene After Hospital Shift
    As long as you tie your hair back there is no need to wash it any more than usual. I chuck my scrubs in the hamper and jammies on or if I am feeling keen gym gear! The only time I rush for the...
    Nov 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Camouflage RN
    I got caught out when I refused a referral to an immunologist as his reputation is pretty poor at my hospital, I may be a surgical nurse but the immunology ward is next door so I stuck my head into...
    Nov 14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. 4-way Stopcock for Central line blood draws?
    If you use vacutainers for your bloods you can get a device that attaches to the line, a waste tube then draw your bloods..... flushing pre and post of course.
    Nov 12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  14. UK Nursing Exam and Test of Competence
    MIMS and BNF are the 2 best clinical drug references..
    Nov 12
    Forum: Nurse Registration
  15. What About Post-Op Bathing?
    Exactly, most incision are covered by some sort of dressing, or if not by day 2 the skin should be closed if there has been no complications.
    Nov 2
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. What About Post-Op Bathing?
    Yes an open chole should be able to get up and wash, same way as he should of been up and walking. Did he ask his surgeon? That is really odd.......
    Nov 2
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. How are some people still employed?
    She is a casual staff member, she has no home ward, she receives calls from allocation when there is a vacancy, it is up to her to accept or decline. Apparently she has been nursing for 20 years!
    Oct 23
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. How are some people still employed?
    Victoria was the first place in the world to have ratios for nursing inbed in law so yes very unionised.
    Oct 23
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. How are some people still employed?
    Thanks guys. I'm in Victoria so ratios like California. We have flex beds on the ward that were opened at short notice requiring staffing so that is 2 casual staff, one nurse called in sick because...
    Oct 23
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. The "R" in SBAR......nope
    Ok let's break it down. 1 you are a first year student. We don't expect you to know the answer or the R. You are being conditioned to use a specific language almost. SBAR or ISBAR is an almost...
    Oct 23
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  21. How are some people still employed?
    Just a vent on my shift. 4 out of 6 nurses working for me today were casual from our pool. 3 of them were excellent. The last however - a loon. At the beginning of shift we have a ward catch up...
    Oct 23
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. how hard is it to take a BP????
    Pfft...... the surgeon would of forgotten all about it.
    Oct 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Pt selling drugs out of room
    Ive had pts shooting up on the ward. One of the best places to get drugs is just besides the front door to our hospital. Thankfully the local pubs are health care staff hangouts so they tend not to...
    Oct 21
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. Question
    Gentamycin is a significant antibiotic with severe side effects. Look up the potential side effects and what to look for with your patient.
    Oct 20
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  25. Identifying and differentiating smells
    That is what that smell is.
    Oct 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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