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  1. need perspective- rapid administration of potassium
    The nurse that gave me report was there when I caught the error, it was a mistake, she felt awful about it.
    Jan 12, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  2. need perspective- rapid administration of potassium
    Yup, I was being careful, as I mentioned, the previous nurse programmed it incorrectly and when I received the patient I went in right away to check the drip rates and noticed it was programmed wrong.
    Jan 10, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  3. need perspective- rapid administration of potassium
    The rate was set at 40meq/hr. Total dose in bag was 60meq/500 mls and it was programmed to run over 90 minutes. I caught it after it had already been running for 45 minutes.
    Jan 10, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  4. need perspective- rapid administration of potassium
    I am an experienced nurse and need feedback on a med error I caught. I received a patient who had a potassium level of 2.3, in checking the pump settings during handoff, I saw that the...
    Jan 10, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  5. Narcan med error
    Wow, Michlynn, what a horrible situation. I echo others responses and say you were indeed thrown under the bus because they were looking for people to blame. Easy to blame the new grad RN who feels...
    Dec 13, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  6. Do we have to give IV pain meds if patient requests when PO meds are ordered?
    I am an experienced nurse and am curious as to what you all think about this. If a patient is complaining of pain and they are specifically requesting IV pain meds but they are tolerating PO and...
    Nov 29, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  7. If you make over 100k/year as a nurse
    I make very close to 100k a year. 98k to be exact last year and will be right at 100 this year with recent raise. No overtime, 3-12 hr shifts a week, pacific nw. Night shift, float pool. Have...
    Sep 8, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Sleeping on lunch break
    I would have to agree with the poster that said you may have a coworker that developed a resentment against you. Since you are agency staff, sometimes people assume you make more money and...
    Feb 19, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Should I become a nurse?
    Think twice before continuing nursing school. If you already don't like it, that is a red flag. On the other hand, it can be a vehicle to help you get you to where you want to be so think about...
    Feb 16, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Been Living A Sendentary Life
    Good for you on your desire to change! I would check out websites such as shape.com to determine what to bring on the first day. It also depends a lot on what you will be doing at the gym,...
    Jan 18, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. "Borrowing" one patient's med for another.
    I would have to disagree with you, at least in the work situation that I used to work in, I did not see a problem with it. In this situation, all the meds were individually barcoded and in a...
    Jan 14, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. UAP acting as "nurse" in doctors office!
    This needs to be reported to the BON. Can't you report while remaining anonymous so that it will not affect your job? Perhaps you could give information to the BON which is general enough (or a...
    Jan 12, '10
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  13. Anyone who is NOT a new grad having trouble finding a job?
    I have years of experience and am having trouble finding a job. This is not just a new grad issue.
    Dec 27, '09
    Forum: Utah Nursing
  14. Can I make it through nursing school being scared of male patients?
    Why not see this experience as an opportunity to get past some of the fears of being around men? I think it would be an injustice for you to drop out of nursing school because of this. That would...
    Dec 27, '09
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  15. per diem agency nursing and high amount of cancelation
    Thanks all for the comments. Yes, I also learned to take shifts whenever they are offered. I also casually wondered if the agency punishes nurses who decline a shift by canceling you first for x...
    Dec 25, '09
    Forum: Agency Nurses
  16. RN in 2 states?
    yup, this is true. I have several nursing licenses and all it takes is filling out the required paperwork, $$$ and waiting. Some of the states require you to submit fingerprints for a background...
    Dec 24, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Would this be appealing for an RN?
    Honestly, this job sound awesome to me. However, I think this opinion may be affected by the fact that I am unemployed and have been trying very hard to get a job for a few months.
    Dec 24, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Sexually abusive doctor
    hahaha, that is too funny. Wow, I bet offering this opportunity could cover the tens of thousands of dollars of housing costs over and over.
    Dec 23, '09
    Forum: Nursing News
  19. Any experienced nurses having trouble finding a job?
    Nurse80'sbaby- yup, sounds like we are in the same boat. I never thought it would be like this either, when I was hired at previous jobs, the main requirements were a pulse and a license for...
    Dec 23, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Sexually abusive doctor
    This is so shocking and disgusting. It sounds like he started videotaping recently but I will bet you anything that he was abusing patients much before then. this is so sick and shocking, it...
    Dec 23, '09
    Forum: Nursing News
  21. Scared to go to work, no self-confidence, worse every year
    Hi Zacarias, I am sorry that you are going through this, it must be tough. I can really empathize with you though because I have had and still have some of the same problems although now it is to...
    Dec 23, '09
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  22. per diem agency nursing and high amount of cancelation
    Hi all, I am new to agency nursing and am getting the lovely experience of being canceled nearly every single shift. I have been cancelled about 90% of the time and am wondering whether this is...
    Dec 23, '09
    Forum: Agency Nurses
  23. An 'experienced' nurse looking for a job
    I have less than half of the years of experience as you and am currently having trouble finding a job as well. I have applied for over 40 jobs in the last month alone and and have had one...
    Dec 23, '09
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  24. Any experienced nurses having trouble finding a job?
    Thank you all for the replies, it is nice to know that I am not the only one in this situation. My specialty is med surg, maybe that is not the right specialty to be in right now? Critical care...
    Dec 22, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Any experienced nurses having trouble finding a job?
    I recently had to quit my job due to my husband being transferred across the country in his job. At our new city, the unemployment rate is higher than average, 10% but, I thought being an experienced...
    Dec 21, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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