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  1. Is there a free resource for non-psych nurses?
    As an ICU nurse, I have found the icufaqs site to be a big help. However, I am now faced with caring for a patient who has bpd and really need some resources if there are any available. Thanks so...
    Sep 11, '13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  2. Empower charting system?
    Is there anyone out in allnurses land who is well versed in empower? Need to pick some brains here please. TIA!!
    Sep 27, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  3. Bachelor's Educated Nurse Survey
    I need two Bachelor's educated nurses for this survey please. What is your specialty? 1. How would you describe your role in your current position and your educational preparation for this role?...
    Jun 11, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. ER RN to ICU?
    Keep an open mind, and realize that ICU and ER are two different animals. A lot of things are identical, but you will need to be prepared for the differences. Study when you can so that you more...
    May 18, '12
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  5. Nicotine withdrawal.
    It's been a while since this was posted, but here's my opinion. Nicotine in and of itself can cause tachycardia, in addition to to being somewhat of a vasoconstrictor. I would hold if the rhythm is...
    May 18, '12
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  6. Cost of attending NTI?
    Is this tax deductible?
    Jan 6, '12
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  7. How are staffing issues at your facility/department?
    Really just depends. I've been in a smaller facility for a few years now and I find that the staffing is better than it was at the larger facility I used to work at. Staffing is pretty much an across...
    Oct 5, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. NSO malpractice renewal?!?
    Thank you Miranda! I'll try to call later today when they open.
    Jan 22, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. NSO malpractice renewal?!?
    I've tried multiple times since November to pay online and over the phone and keep getting that the system is unavailable. Is this company up and running? Anyone else having trouble? I clicked a link...
    Jan 22, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Cruise CE?
    Is there a website that lists available cruises for continuing ed? TIA!!
    Dec 11, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. ISO IV wall chart
    The previous hospital I worked at had a wall chart with IV compatibilities on it. I have been unsuccessful in my search for one to hang here at my current facility. Does anyone know where I can get...
    Aug 9, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. OB/GYN floating and infections?
    At our hospital, OB/GYN nurses are asked to float to the M/S unit at times. We are trying to find information on what types of infections would be considered safe vs dangerous if said nurse will go...
    Dec 13, '07
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  13. what do you all think about 12 hour shifts?
    I would kill for an eight hour dayshift position. I feel that 12's take away from the family too much. Here's an example of my week: catnap day of 1st noc, work that noc, sleep until 1600 the next...
    Jul 9, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. how far do you drive to work
    I drive 25 miles, takes 35 minutes. I hate it. Only because the grass is greener at a closer hospital. I have to leave my house at 1800 because we have to clock between 1838 and 1845. Can't clock out...
    Jul 4, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. AACN membership?
    I'm trying to decide here. Are there any real benefits to joining AACN? Any reason I shouldn't? TIA!
    Jul 3, '07
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  16. Do you have a living will?  What does it say?
    I actually have one printed (advanced directive and HCPOA) but I haven't had it notarized yet. Basically mine designates a poa and an alternate, and has a place to check to prolong or not to prolong...
    Jul 3, '07
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  17. How are you spending your retirement?
    I know I have quite a while before I can retire, but I do want to retire early. Just gotta get that 403b started.
    Jun 28, '07
    Forum: Retired Nurses / Inactive Nurses
  18. alli ~ diet pill
    I took it as xenical several years ago. My doc only prescribed one pill every other day. I did avoid the leakage, but it didn't work for me.
    Jun 28, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Online BSN I would like experiences!
    I was enrolled in South University until last week. I ended up dropping due to the deadlines being so difficult to meet. I work fulltime nocs and have a family, so it was extremely difficult to have...
    Jun 27, '07
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  20. Hospital to charge employees who smoke
    Oh heck no! I think this is entirely offensive! Genetics and other factors play major roles in all the listed issues (except smoking). This is just plain out wrong. :nono: :madface:
    Jun 23, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Provigil for shift workers
    I use it sometimes and I like it. However, I have noticed that it doesn't work as well for me if I eat first. I do have some stomach upset with it, mild queasiness that passes quickly. The Dr I went...
    Jun 19, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. What are the huge "DO NOT EVER DO" things that new nurses need to know about? calling
    Don't be unfriendly to anyone on your new unit. I've noticed that some of our new people get chummy with their preceptors and the most experienced nurses and are downright rude to other less...
    May 8, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. I'm starting South U
    Anybody got anything on them? Good bad and ugly welcome.
    Apr 3, '07
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  24. Not brain-dead, but ripe for transplant
    We recently had an inservice on this. Supposedly, the vent has to be off and the pt down for 5 minutes, then restart vent or reintubate while in OR.
    Mar 16, '07
    Forum: Neuro Intensive Care Nursing
  25. Lantus insulin question
    I have seen several problems with Lantus. The unit I used to work on often had diabetics with Lantus rx'd. It would be given at 2200 and on a good 75% of the pts, the am fsbs would be low enough to...
    Mar 12, '07
    Forum: Diabetes / Endocrine Nursing