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  1. Does your facility ask you to sleep over when it snows?
    We aren't asked to stay but our managers & shift supervisors make it a point to let everyone know there are designated areas for staff to stay overnight. I've packed a bag a few times thinking I...
    Feb 28
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  2. Any hospital units that DON'T use telemetry?
    We have tele pts admitted to every floor/dept with monitoring done in the ICU who call with any changes.
    Feb 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Interview tomorrow for PACU
    My interview questions were pretty much general personality/work ethic type questions that you might be asked in any interview. I wasn't asked anything specific to working in PACU or critical care...
    Feb 26
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  4. Moving a patient with a knee injury
    I agree with you. With my ortho pts, I always support above & below the joint to help stabilize it & keep in a neutral position. Lifting at the ankle will force the joint into extension. Once an...
    Feb 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. I Have The Time and Other Lies
    The only time I ever say "I have time" is when my least needy pt acts reluctant to ask for anything & says they don't want to be a bother. That's the only circumstance when I will say "No...
    Feb 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. The oldest working nurse?
    When I started a few yrs ago, we had a nurse who was about 70 working nights on the medical floor. She used a cane to ambulate at times & finally had to retire d/t health issues.
    Feb 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. What have you lived through? (Let's reminisce)
    Loved to see that big Sears catalog show up for Christmas....the Wish Book!
    Feb 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. What have you lived through? (Let's reminisce)
    Another 70s/80s kid here & remember most of the above. My boyfriend (now husband) would call me on a payphone & I answered on the rotary phone. Dates were at the drive-in. Plastic bead...
    Feb 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Floating non-ICU RN's to ICU!!?
    As crazy as our census & staffing has been, yep, we get floated to ICU. Typically we just aide/float but on occasion a nonICU nurse will be assigned 1-2 of the most stable pts (sometimes the pts...
    Feb 15
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  10. chiropractor employee taking blood pressures
    I'm not in NY, so have no idea what the job market is like there. A chiro asst is essentially a med asst & as such there are no certification requirements that I know of (although employers may be...
    Feb 15
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. I don't like the facility where I'm teaching
    I would just like to caution you about verbalizing your dislike to students (not that you are). My facility learned recently that instructors from a program who use us as a clinical site were...
    Feb 6
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  12. Changing to 8 hour shifts
    JMoney, I'm doing the exact same thing. Going to 8hr shifts in PACU from 12 hr nocs on the floor. Once orientation is over, I'll only be PT (3-8s) though & will pick up PRN/float on the floors. ...
    Feb 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Anti-vax nurses? Are you serious?
    And you will be responsible if they come down with any number of very preventable diseases.
    Feb 5
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  14. Anti-vax nurses? Are you serious?
    Let's lighten the mood & enjoy this musical interlude.... More Than Warts (HPV Vaccine Anthem)
    Feb 5
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  15. Diluting IVP Natcotics?
    I only recall one pt who had issues with the way I gave her dilaudid. The first time, I pushed it thru the port with her continuous fluids. That upset her bc "they" always disconnect the tubing &...
    Feb 5
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  16. Stories of the pre-vaccine days
    It wasn't until preparing for nursing school that I found out I had only had one MMR in childhood (don't know how that got missed going thru public school) & I wasn't immune to rubella. Didn't know...
    Feb 4
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  17. Do nurses eat their young?
    I've never experienced or seen it & I'm still a relatively new nurse (3.5 yrs). Nor have I heard any complaints from the nurses I graduated with in their various roles & places of employment.
    Feb 4
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  18. In house INR testing
    With my mother's INR being so volatile, sometimes requiring daily checks, she was prescribed a home unit. I believe the company was MdINR. Seemed to be very accurate. Occasionally we would take...
    Feb 3
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  19. Leaving a patient foley in
    What is the typical time frame to be cleared by your PT? Wondering because to meet core measures/SCIP, foleys are to be removed by POD2. We usually remove them POD1; it's good therapy for a pt to...
    Feb 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Increase in Autism Diagnosis
    Gooselady, my son is not diagnosed but your description of your grandson is near identical to my almost 4 yr old. While his speech is slowly coming along, by 2 yrs he knew his alphabet, colors,...
    Jan 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. On Call ?
    I'm in similar spot, OP, regarding the wondering about how I'll handle call. I just accepted a PACU position & will have weekend call hrs + one weekday. I'm trying not to worry too much about that...
    Jan 30
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  22. Narcan with negative tox screen
    Not according to the documented times. First dose of narcan was about 90 minutes or so after labs & there was about another hr or so after that for the second dose. I'm guessing like what has been...
    Jan 30
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  23. Anti-vax nurses? Are you serious?
    It really is kind of a phenomenon. I often noted while working in a office that patients made sure their pets had better preventative care than they or their kids did.
    Jan 27
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  24. Fire Drills nightmare
    Awesome job! Was his history not disclosed to the school?
    Jan 27
    Forum: School Nurses
  25. Narcan with negative tox screen
    Those of us on the floor just found it to be extremely odd to give narcan after getting neg lab results. This was an OTR truck driver & perhaps there was something in his system that wasn't picked...
    Jan 21
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications


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