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  1. Christmas gift for the bypass patient??
    Thanks for the ideas....I shouldn't have said "2 week stay." They actually said "in the hospital for Christmas, with the goal of being home by new years." Thanks to you all for the ideas!!
    Dec 24, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Christmas gift for the bypass patient??
    So my dad had a triple bypass yesterday and is doing very well!! YEAH!! So question to you cardiac nurses....any good gift ideas? I'm leaning towards both funny and/or useful. I looked all over...
    Dec 23, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Medication Errors and Write-ups
    Don't get me started on this one! GRRRRRR! Guess what happens when you start writing up, disiplining, firing nurses over med errors? They stop reporting med errors. Obviously, if you have the same...
    Nov 13, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. fentanyl in labor
    Once had some EMT guys given a woman who was 10/10/2 50mics of fentanyl on the ambulance en route to the hospital.....she delivered 15 minutes later. What does the baby look like? Like it's talking...
    Nov 13, '09
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  5. pro life to work in ER OR OB
    I have been an L&D nurse for 8 years. I have NEVER been forced to participate in an abortion. I simply make it known to my employer what my stance is and that's it. Done deal. Let's deal with some...
    Nov 11, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Question about peer review
    So I am going to peer review! Yeah! I don't really want to go into specifics for obvious reasons. So I know that some of you out there on this board have served on peer review boards before. Here...
    Nov 4, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. What is the typical day like for a labor and delivery nurse?
    I am not saying it's not possible. You just have to understand that you will be required by your license and legally to be "just as responsible" as a 20 year veteran L&D nurse. The most important...
    Oct 29, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. What is the typical day like for a labor and delivery nurse?
    I started in L&D as a new grad because I got into a formal 6 month training program that combined classroom and preceptor time. I have seen expereinced nurses try and cross train to L&D through a...
    Oct 29, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Crazy things pt's do for pain meds.
    I had the opposite experience of this. My daughter had a terrible case of swimmers ear. I took her to the pedi, got the drops, had been given her motrin, ect ect. She hadn't slept well in 2 days...
    Oct 27, '09
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. Crazy things pt's do for pain meds.
    Those are pretty awesome stories....my personal favorite. Had a patient go into the bathroom and sprinkles water on her IV site. Then she throws a hissy fit that her IV was "leaking" and she was...
    Oct 26, '09
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. Help!  ? about fetal monitoring
    If it was a true STAT and not just emergent then you wouldn't doppler for FHTs in the OR as long as you know you have a viable fetus. You can also skip the shave, the SCDs, surgical counts,...
    Oct 11, '09
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  12. new job in OB/GYN
    Most big hospitals have internships in Jan and June. In my experience, they would much rather have an experienced nurse than a new grad. This would provide you with formal OB training. I would...
    Oct 11, '09
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  13. Pay rates for temp nursing in Dallas?  L&D.
    I am thinking about doing some temp work on the side. I can't seem to find any info on pay rates for temp L&D nurses in Dallas.....anybody out there got any info for me???
    Oct 7, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Clock OUT and IN for lunch in a NICU???
    They are doing this at my facility also. The Labor Laws state that you are to get 30 min "away from your work area." So the hospital is just trying to inforce that. Which I get. But don't worry,...
    Oct 7, '09
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  15. Time limits on charting???
    I was under the impression (I'm not sure why) that nurses had 24 hours to make/add comments to their nurses notes. It seamed reasonable that after you go home you might remember something that you...
    Sep 16, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. "pit to distress"
    6 milliunits Q15 is a bit much, I have a few MDs that like to start at 6 and go up by 6 q30, I will usually go 6-12-16-20 (every 30min), depending on what the baby/ctx pattern is doing. The...
    Jul 17, '09
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  17. Reporting violations of the law?
    Wierd question..... As RNs we know we have a duty to report violations of the law when we have reason to i.e child abuse, domestic violence ect... However, working in L&D what are the rules...
    Jul 17, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. "pit to distress"
    "pit to distress" is not a real order that you are going to see written on a chart. It is a slang term used by L&D nurses and docs. The other more commonly used phrase is "pit'em and commit'em" ...
    Jul 17, '09
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  19. is peer review required??
    OK so I have a question.... Is a hospital "required" by law to have a peer review prior to make a report to the BNE? I have heard different opinions about this....I don't know if this varies by...
    May 5, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Help from my OB/GYN friends?
    You did fine....water breaks all the time......
    Feb 4, '09
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  21. Mucous Plug
    When they call and say that I want to say "When was the last time you saw it?" "Good luck finding it" I even had a lady bring it in a plastic baggie......i wanted to ask if she was...
    Dec 13, '08
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  22. Can doctors go against hospital policy?
    my hospital has a policy that states if a doc wants to go against hospital policy he/she has to notify the pt that the order is againts hospital policy and have a consent signed by the pt stating as...
    Dec 11, '08
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  23. Regulation Proposed to Help Protect Health Care Providers from Discrimination
    I just don't understand this. I am a labor and delivery nurse and I refuse to do abortions. (the only abortions my facility will perform is non compatable with life/quality of life babies) We...
    Aug 23, '08
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  24. Need your advice....especially ER nurses
    I here what ya'll are saying. However, I have talked to some med-surge and ER nurses at this hospital (I work in L&D) They seem to think that if I do have gallstones that they will take my...
    Aug 12, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Need your advice....especially ER nurses
    OK....so here's the deal. I have self diagnosed my self as having gallstones. I know! I know! But you know how we nurses are. It has gotton worse over the last month and I know I need to do...
    Aug 12, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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