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  1. Call Bells and IV Pumps
    I work in pediatrics, and my pumps are going off all night because someone put yet another 24g in a 2 year old's AC. LOL! Oh Distal Occlusion, you are my nemesis......
    Sep 20, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. I'll be completely honest with you...
    Your story sounds very much like mine. We had a split semester between OB and Peds, half of our class took OB first and half took Peds, and I signed up to do Peds first so I could "rip off the...
    Sep 20, '13
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  3. Mixture patients on ortho
    I work on an Ortho floor (we have several specialties on my floor, Ortho is one of them) in a Children's hospital. We often have children who are patients of Ortho who are also on contact...
    Sep 17, '13
    Forum: Orthopaedic Nursing
  4. Signing your title in everyday signature
    I don't do it on purpose... I have to stop myself often!! :)
    Sep 17, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Hospital sued for faces drawn on surgical patient
    Horribly unprofessional. :(
    Sep 10, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Pneumonia Question
    Totally D. 1) If the fever is new, we need blood cultures for sure. 2) patients who just become distressed when you are talking about airways freak me out. :p
    Sep 8, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Do your Charge RNs take patients?
    I am a charge RN (there are several of us and we rotate our duties, so I am not always charge when I work) at a large children's hospital on a busy ortho/trauma floor. Our charge nurses do take...
    Sep 8, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Pedi Etiquette
    I always say hi to the patient first, regardless of age. Then general greetings.
    Sep 6, '13
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  9. NG tube removal - hold breath or exhale slowly?
    We see billions of them in peds. :) Feeders / Growers, intusseceptions, bowel obstructions, etc - And we always have you hold your breath to take them out. And swallow when placing.
    Aug 14, '13
    Forum: Patient Education
  10. Big pay cut at Orlando Health, please help your fellow Nurses
    Ridiculous.
    Aug 14, '13
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  11. Oh Please, please, please!!!
    CONGRATULATIONS!
    Aug 14, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Males in Pediatrics :) Thoughts?
    let me tell you, the males that work in pediatrics are special nurses and they are some of the best loved by the patients on the floor. :) Especially on floors like mine, with so many teenage...
    Aug 13, '13
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  13. Is this specialty flooded in your area?
    Completely agree... I think there is a fairy tale that it is all bubbles and sweet toddlers and laughs and smiles. It's not. And I think it's a rude awakening for a lot of people once they realize...
    Aug 13, '13
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  14. What do you say when you answer a call light at the nurses station?
    All of us nurses carry ASCOM phones, and write our numbers on communication boards in patient rooms. They know they can either 1) ring the call bell or 2) call our ascoms. If they need us to bring...
    Aug 13, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. Night shift and body mechanics
    The rooms really are designed like crap. Who decided the code buttons and call buttons and all that jazz should be behind the bed? Nothing like going in to turn off the call light at 3am, and trying...
    Aug 6, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. How to Adjust to Working Night Shift
    I can't imagine having to rotate shifts. That sounds horrible. I'm a night shifter, proud of it. :) I find it easiest to work my days together so I have longer stretches off in a row to get my...
    Aug 6, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Peds office vs hospital...conflicted!
    You will lose a certain amount of nursing skills working triage in an office... we have a couple of nurses on the floor that were clinic nurses prior to hospital nurses, and they are oriented like...
    Aug 5, '13
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  18. Volunteering advice for Childrens Hospital
    Are you already in nursing school? :) I would go in there with your passion for children at the forefront. Maybe throw around words like HIPAA. Just be yourself! Volunteers do so much more than...
    Aug 5, '13
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  19. "Completing a BSN" ...or, "The Great Revenue-Generator."
    I think hate is a strong word. The only class I truly despised was research, and that was because it consisted of mainly group work, and I'm too OCD for group work! I actually enjoy school for the...
    Jul 30, '13
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  20. Funniest/weirdest/most unusual baby names
    Ok, I haven't read through all 25 pages - but I have just one to add. One of our residents keeps a list of names she has come across in med school thru to the present. The BEST one that had me...
    Jul 30, '13
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  21. Would you recommend doing RN to BSN or RN to MSN
    Yep. I thought about going the RN-MSN route, I just didn't know what kind of MSN I wanted. So I decided, for the time being, to go the BSN route. I can do the MSN later on down the road if I so...
    Jul 30, '13
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  22. "Completing a BSN" ...or, "The Great Revenue-Generator."
    I didn't choose an "easy" program. I finished up my degree at a state university. :) Since I had previous college education, the only classes I needed to take were two electives and my nursing...
    Jul 30, '13
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  23. Do you like working weekends? Holidays?
    I'm a weekender by choice - I work two days a week (Saturday and Sunday) - for essentially full time pay. Pros: five days off a week in a row. Ahh..... Cons: my PTO is crap, we have a no call out...
    Jul 29, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Are you certified in your specialty?
    As soon as I finish up this BSN here in the next few weeks, getting my CPN is next on the list. It counts towards clinical advancement only, we get no immediate gratification from our employer for...
    Jul 29, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. "Completing a BSN" ...or, "The Great Revenue-Generator."
    I graduated with my ASN in December 2012 and went straight into a BSN program pretty much. I graduate this month. :) (Well, I get my diploma, I walk in December). I will tell you that I found the...
    Jul 29, '13
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN


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