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  1. Cyclical vomiting syndrome
    Yes! I had a pt with this and we de-toxed him. Put him on suboxone and kept him..it did work..but took like 5 days..and it was miserable in the mean time.
    Oct 10, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  2. What kind of car do you drive for those 1+ hour commutes?
    Honda Civic..gets 40mpg highway!
    Jun 21, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. What is your de-stress?
    Petting the cat Calling my mom to whine (we have an open post work whine policy..it works well) Taking a bath Reading a goood book Drinking a beer Spraying things in the yard with the hose ...
    Jun 9, '11
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  4. One Of The Saddest Things I've Seen... Can't Stop Laughing
    We had a two week old nursing assistant training a new nursing assistant the other week...they actually had her assigned two of them! So, I took one away..but talk about blind leading blind..
    Jun 7, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Small talk with patients, what to say?
    How did you sleep last night.. What did you think of that game (whomever is local) You picked a good to day to be here (if there is horrible weather..often in Michigan) Did you get...
    May 31, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. G tube to gravity drainage
    A couple months at best..likely less than that. We usually hydrate these pts pretty aggressively IV wise too.
    May 31, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Morphine/Phnergan IVP...to give or not to give?
    Just say No. Seriously, if a pt had a peripheral IV, I would NOT push phenergan undiluted. Can you say extravasation? I have no problem telling a pt, "that's fine that the other nurses did it such...
    May 25, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. What do you think of Clinical Nurse Leaders (CNL)?
    We have CNL's and they follow the patients 'story.' Honestly, they don't do any bedside care, and tell staff nurses what to do without having any authority. It seems really like a miserable position....
    May 23, '11
    Forum: Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS)
  9. Helping patients with migraines
    As a hormone induced migraineur.. I can say, cold, quiet, dark room. Anti nausea meds. Sometimes excedrin. Massage is good sometimes..sometimes I do NOT want to be touched. Really, not too much...
    May 23, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  10. Getting Sick at Work
    Fell down went boom. Went to work, Soooo painful. Worked for like 90 min, my manager is like, are you ok? I said, no, and said I need to go to ER. My leg was so swollen it was stuck on my scrubs....
    May 20, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Are you a sensitive person too?
    I'm sensitive in my personal life, but I try REALLY hard not to be at work. I let it roll off my back. (and cry when I get home..you know it) Being in tune with what your pt needs and being a...
    May 20, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. The introverted nurse
    Your patients will tell you that you're a calming presence. The last thing they want is someone with another 'presence' to be dealing with. As long as you are able to communicate when it's needed, I...
    May 17, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. how old is to old for medsurge
    25! Hahahaha, just kidding. It feels that way sometimes. I would say you need to be able to walk five miles over the course of the day, squat, bend, and lift. Consider some gym training if you needed...
    Apr 27, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Anti-Intellectualism/Autonomy in nursing
    I would say to really judge the situation. If your pt really needs an 02 mask, put on a @#$@ mask, then call MD, RT, RRT, and get the pt transferred. It's not helpful to you or the pt for a charge...
    Apr 14, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. nursing care r/t pregnancy termination
    OP, did you learn about giving Methotrexate IM for an ectopic pregnancy? At my hospital we admit pt's to the med-surg ward if we expect any loss of pregnancy. If a pt is hemorrhaging, you need...
    Apr 10, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  16. Knee, work, weight..ugh!
    I don't know about being hardcore, but I don't want to become obese because of this.
    Mar 4, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. I notice a trend...
    Unfortunately I've become really passive. I DON'T recommend this. If I could just concentrate on my patients and not deal with other people it would help. Talked to a coworker last night and she...
    Mar 2, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Knee, work, weight..ugh!
    Hi Fellow nurses, I am a surgical oncology floor nurse and I fell on the ice two weeks ago. Initial x-rays said bone chip and PA said sprain, follow up with doc said sprain. Two weeks later, my...
    Mar 2, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Rn's, are you able to do job well without chemistry class?
    I thought it was very useful.
    Feb 20, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. Do you have a resident you cant stand?
    I love this! I don't work in LTC, but I tried this recently with a drug seeking patient. I was very kind, professional, but offered to take out her IV and get her the paper (AMA form) so she could go...
    Dec 27, '10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  21. North-East Blizzard - Everyone Becareful Reporting and Leaving Duty
    Yeah..it's just cold and clear here in the Midwest. No big snows here yet this year!
    Dec 27, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Blood Transfusion
    Maybe there are somewhere..but not in my heme-onc unit! Blood is like anything else..chemo..IV antibiotics..premeds, consent, monitor, hang, monitor, take down.
    Dec 23, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. How many visitors per day does the typical inpatient have?
    I would select a single unit to start with, collect data until a solid trend was seen, and then start with another unit of a similar pt type. There is no "typical unit" so it would likely need to be...
    Dec 8, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. How many visitors per day does the typical inpatient have?
    Well, I doubt that. Data collection is what you need. Then you can know for sure what an accurate average is!
    Dec 7, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Nursing the old fashioned way
    Hahaha..I gave one Wednesday and I've been in for 3 years.
    Dec 3, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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