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  1. That person
    I don't say I'm a nurse, but it really is too much work and just plain silly to play dumb with my own or my family's healthcare.
    Apr 18
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. Prioritizing infusions
    Platelets first. At my hospital, you're allowed some wiggle room re: med times. It is possible that both can be given in rapid succession and the abx will not be late. If I was the off going nurse, I...
    Apr 6
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  3. Unbelievable
    I am very happy that you were "cleared" and the other nurse was reported. Was the manager ever made aware that the altercation between you and the other nurse was because of the other nurse's...
    Apr 5
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  4. Safety of Electronic Documentation
    Serious question: how is that different from paper? Although I've been at this for only 2.5 years, I was in a paper environment for about a year. If that little yellow tab wasn't sticking up and...
    Apr 2
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  5. ER or OR that's the question...
    OR would be a good fit for you. As for the docs, you can always shadow for a day to get the culture of a hospital. Ask around of your nurse and surgeon friends. I have a close friend who is a...
    Apr 2
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  6. Charting when there are nursing students
    Good for you! It's your practice, you do what you feel is safe and accurate, despite the practice of your co-workers.
    Apr 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Charting when there are nursing students
    Instructor responsible for the patient? Is there a policy on that? If so, I would refuse to take report and tell the off-going nurse to report to the instructor. After all, the patient is not really...
    Apr 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Still on my soapbox
    That's my question too. I looked up the class list for local medical assistant programs, and they don't even require an anatomy course, let alone patho. I can't imagine what they would be doing that...
    Apr 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Antipyretics on a dying patient
    I followed a nurse who also skipped Roxanol for 12 hours. He had supraclavicular retractions with an RR of 36. It took me five hours of q1 hour dosing to get him comfortable. Assessments of a dying...
    Apr 1
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  10. The 12 mcg Fentanyl patch(vent)
    When I put on a fentanyl patch, I always cover it with paper tape and label the tape. I also enter a MAR note explaining where it is. Doesn't help me find patches, but it will help the next nurse...
    Apr 1
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  11. Everything is our responsibility. Rant.
    Im beginning to believe that other departments are afraid of talking to the docs, even if it's a resident. I had an RT ask me if the pt needed Xopenex instead of albuterol due to sinus tachycardia. I...
    Apr 1
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. Oh oh! Not again...
    More loose BM that shot out during a turn to clean up...all over my arm.
    Mar 26
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  13. I have the time (to pee)
    I even poop at work! All that walking around really gets my bowels going. TMI!!
    Mar 26
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. Everything is our responsibility. Rant.
    In reply to post #82 (because I can't quote!). I don't know if they teach docs these days to take a blood pressure! I took a blood pressure manually in front of an intern, told him, then removed the...
    Mar 23
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. Everything is our responsibility. Rant.
    For some reason, I am unable to quote, so this is in response to toomuchbaloney. While I understand what you are getting at, other disciplines are just as important to the care of the patient as...
    Mar 23
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. Elevated WBCs s/p PRBC transfusion in sickle cell pt
    Awesome! Thank you! My search terms included "sickle cell" which may have filtered out this. Apparently, it may be an idiopathic, transient increase.
    Mar 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. EMR and CPOE--is it really safer?
    At my job, I have to question an electronic order at least once a day, even more with admissions. Most often, the questioning regards timing or frequency, and the response is usually, "Oh, yeah, I...
    Mar 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Can hospitals average two weeks together to avoid paying overtime?
    I don't understand why some people are finding fault with the OP for wanting pay due to her under the law, regardless of whether she scheduled herself or not.
    Mar 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Elevated WBCs s/p PRBC transfusion in sickle cell pt
    Got a sickle cell patient the morning after a transfusion of 1 unit PRBCs. CBC showed WBCs of 18, up from a normal count. Reported to MD after reviewing labs along with the improved HGB and a...
    Mar 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Concept mapping, client had no true diagnosis!
    Your diagnosis might have the dreaded word "idiopathic" in it. Doctors hate that word...I think it makes them feel as if they've failed! Did it pop up in any of the Medical notes? Was there a psych...
    Mar 16
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  21. History of Present Illness Help
    When you get stuck on something like this, it helps to look at examples. Did you review the H&P by the admitting MD or the ER doc? I'm not suggesting you plagiarize his/her work, but HPI is critical...
    Mar 16
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  22. Please help me with my written assessment - academic essay
    Considering this guy has probably earned a trip to ICU (if he isn't there already), this is a very complicated patient for a student, and I'm glad GrnTea was feeling generous. ;) A chest tube, a...
    Mar 16
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  23. help with nursing care plan for a-fib
    Mmmmhm. And your question is?
    Mar 16
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  24. Master's prepared nurses working as RNs. Do you do advanced assessments?
    http://www.aacn.nche.edu/faculty/faculty-tool-kits/masters-essentials/faqs http://www.aacn.nche.edu/faculty/faculty-tool-kits/masters-essentials/faqs The second link explains the 3P's...
    Mar 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Mistakes are Inevitable: No one is perfect.
    Two errors as a nursing student and never as a 10-year veteran? I'm sorry, I don't believe you, unless you are working in an area where you rarely give meds OR you never recognized your own error.
    Mar 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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