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  1. In need for a good support shoes
    Different things will work for different people, but what I've found is best for me is Skechers Shape-ups. They will do nothing to get you into shape but the cushion-y heel is perfect for me. I...
    Oct 3, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. "Futile" care common in ICU
    I think it is important to realize that we are not just talking about the monetary cost of futile care, but also the human cost. Futile care can be the cause of much suffering. Although families...
    Sep 25, '13
    Forum: Nursing News
  3. Pharmacist-turned-RN?
    I am a pharmacy tech turned RN. I love nursing much more than pharmacy, but it was a step up for me in education, status, and pay. If it is patient care you are wanting more of, you might look into...
    Jul 13, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  4. Can we recommend a medication to a doctor to prescribe?
    I've had residents try to send post-op patients home with only Tylenol. Some of them have not gotten DEA numbers and don't want to track down their upper-level to do the scripts for them. This is...
    Jul 13, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. Human Patient Simulators
    We had a very high-tech, expensive human simulator at our school. It was so precious they barely let us touch it. :lol
    Jul 13, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Small children visiting patients in the critical care setting... thoughts??
    My dad spent the last 2 months of his life, save the 10 days he was home on hospice, in the hospital. I am forever grateful for the time my kids got to spend with him there. They were 13, 11, and 6...
    Jul 8, '13
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  7. OU Medical Center
    Starting pay is close to what the Commuter stated. It is comparable to other hospitals in the area. OUMC is a private, for-profit hospital owned by HCA. It is located on the OU Health Science...
    May 10, '13
    Forum: Oklahoma Nursing
  8. Dem proposes federal regulation of nurse-to-patient ratios in hospitals  S.739
    There are plenty of facilities that have skeleton support staff right now - without safe nursing ratios. So it would be an improvement there.
    Apr 29, '13
    Forum: Nursing News
  9. No rapid response for a DNR?
    Completely agree! This is the kind of problem that makes end of life care so bad in our culture.
    Apr 21, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. What if the Boston bomber was your pt
    We get prisoners at our facility regularly. Most are just people who got into trouble due to substance abuse. (Which makes them no different from many of our non-incarcerated patients!) I have...
    Apr 21, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. Best Hallucinations Thread
    Not exactly a hallucination, but I had a funny thing with an ETOH withdrawal patient recently. I touched his arm and he flung off my hand and said, "Get the f$&@ off of me!" I said, "Hey!" and he...
    Apr 20, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Plan B Available for all per Court Ruling
    I for one am very glad that women with such poor judgment had EC available to them. Would you rather they become parents?
    Apr 8, '13
    Forum: Nursing News
  13. What would YOU do?
    Maybe she is just an incredibly fastidious person, and after washing her hands, she used paper towels to thoroughly dry the sink. Or she keeps a small bottle of hand sanitizer in her pocket and used...
    Mar 23, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. Have you ever lost it with a patient?
    I wouldn't say that I lost it, but I really chewed out someone I caught smoking in her room. And when I was done, the charge nurse called the cops on her, and they came in and chewed her out. And...
    Aug 29, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. Nurse accidentally throws out kidney before transplant
    Yes, that is a little short on details. It sounds like a systemic failure possibly. Why was the kidney where it could be mistaken for trash?
    Aug 25, '12
    Forum: Nursing News
  16. Wage garnishment related to student loans...has this happened to anyone?
    If you default on a student loan, the government can garnish your wages and confiscate your tax refund. They do not have to go to court and get a judgement against you as other creditors would. It's...
    Jul 7, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  17. Intermediate Care Unit assessments
    My hospital has a little different set-up for stepdown. We have several stepdown beds on each nursing unit. The ratio for stepdown is 2-3:1. (Ratio for the floor is 5:1.) We do total care and don't...
    Jun 7, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. These just seems so gross to me
    My mind says gross and unsanitary, but realistically, **** gets on everything in our rooms. The floors, the walls, the bed frames and mattresses. These just get the normal cleaning from housekeeping...
    May 14, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Why is it important to know patient's insurance info?
    I think if this were the case, the OP's preceptor would have explained herself. Her comment of, "you'll figure it out eventually" makes me think she has some preconceived notions about uninsured or...
    May 2, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Patients overstaying their welcome in hospitals
    This is a common occurrence where I work. Nothing as dramatic as a year, but we have patients who have no need for acute care but have to stay for weeks due to no insurance coverage. We see a lot of...
    Apr 25, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. YOU as a Pt-what would you allow a student nurse to do?
    I think it's funny that several people have said they would let students do anything but a foley. I'll bet most students are more conscientious about sterility than a lot of experienced nurses.
    Apr 25, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Question from a nursing student
    If the nurse doesn't have anything to do, definitely go help out the cna. When I was a new grad the things I felt most I'll- prepared for we're things like bathing patients, transfers, helping people...
    Apr 25, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Same patient's over and over again
    Eh, this is just one of those things you can't take to heart as a nurse. Sometimes when I see a familiar name on the board I just have to sigh and shake my head and then go give them their meds. What...
    Apr 25, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. CPR Medical Assistants
    I'm sure it depends on the facility. Mine has everyone take Healthcare BLS.
    Apr 21, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  25. Nursing Student Drug Tests
    I'm pretty sure all nursing programs do dome sort of drug testing. The facilities where they do clinicals require it, as well as criminal background checks and immunization records. Most healthcare...
    Apr 12, '12
    Forum: Oklahoma Nursing


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