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  1. I will do differently next time
    nevermind-I tried to remove, but not successful
    Dec 28, '09
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  2. a couple picc questions
    This is why I love Infusion Nurses!:bow:
    Nov 23, '09
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  3. Years Experience on the white board
    Now thats what needs to be written on the whiteboard!:chuckle
    Nov 23, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Compact States
    You can find your answers at your states board of nursing website, including whatever state you choose to move to.
    Nov 22, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Low Census??
    Not the case in my ER. Consistently hitting well above our monthly patient census, compared to last year. Our director will be getting a big bonus!
    Nov 22, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Low Census??
    We are consistently seeing more pts every month. My director will be getting a great bonus.
    Nov 22, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Hospital Romances
    OK....yes there have been several "office romances", we work long hours and we spend a lot of time together, so it seems natural that people would eventually hook up. However, we do not have any...
    Nov 22, '09
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. texting at work
    Very unprofessional. It has become such an issue at my facility that we were given a heads-up that a new policy regarding cellphones, ipods, and what nots, is coming. In the ER many of us have...
    Nov 22, '09
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  9. Anyone in Adelphi??
    here's an idea.....look it up. nursing.adelphi.edu/undergraduate/rn_study.php
    Nov 22, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Years Experience on the white board
    Yep we are doing the AIDET stuff too...let me guess, is it a CHS facility? We have recently placed boards in our er rooms, although we have not been asked to write down our experience. My reply is...
    Nov 22, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Which North Carolina Nursing School is better
    I know people are not going to like my reply....but it doesn't matter. Both schools are great as well as many others. Does UNCC have a nursing program? Years from now its not going to matter. ...
    Nov 21, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. will it be hard for me nursing school?
    Nursing school is not easy. I imagine if English is your second language you could have more of a challenge. Was this question really necessary?
    Nov 21, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Power Ports
    All-right, had my powwow with our educator and infusion. The Power Loc Safety Infusion set is the brand/style of Huber needles that we use, and implanted ports may be accessed using these devices. ...
    Nov 21, '09
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  14. Power Ports
    UhOh....not the case at my facility and my educator takes pride in our infusion education. I will have to do some homework and a powwow c my educator.
    Nov 20, '09
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  15. Chloraprep
    Our docs & myself often prep then don sterile gloves.
    Nov 18, '09
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  16. ED nurse with herniated disk needs advice in changing career...
    I was on a travel assignment when my L4-L5 herniated....I could not believe the pain- not only in the lowerback but in my right lower leg! I rested and medicated, watching the clock anxiously...
    Nov 18, '09
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  17. nclex pn --good books to review
    I'm just going to share what worked for me. Any CD. I would go to the library, so not to be distracted, and do the questions. I used the Cds because it was most like sitting for my NCLEX. I went...
    Nov 18, '09
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  18. I don't think I should return to nursing
    You are not washed up, you're giving up! It is disappointing to read that after 6yrs of nursing you are seriously thinking about a minimum wage job. We make decent coin, and the diverse...
    Nov 18, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Second Job "Etiquette"
    Wow, I have never heard of a medication aide. Where are you employed, a private office, hospital? What is the scope of practice, is it different from LPN?
    Nov 17, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Blood draw from IVs?
    Wow I am disappointed to see this policy go into place. When placing an IV in the ED, I routinely draw a rainbow for lab, and of course depending on s/s, cultures, lactic acid..., I noticed that p...
    Nov 17, '09
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  21. Power Ports
    Our Huber needles have recently been changed out to Power Loc Infusion sets, c various gauge & lengths. However, while our implanted ports will be accessed c this device, it does not mean that the...
    Nov 17, '09
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  22. What is this job like?
    During 2008 I worked part-time for a Health care services- Home Infusion Co. I worked independently educating, maintained various IV devices, and monitored pts IV therapies. I loved it! ...
    Nov 17, '09
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  23. Kid fell off bike: what would you anticipate?
    Ok, trying not to read too much into the question....and going c the information available....my answer is 1. Of course I would like to change my answer if s/s change.
    Nov 17, '09
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  24. Want the flu?  Come to the ER.
    Yeah is right! My hands are so dry & cracked from my obsessive flu washing that they bleed...which isn't completely bad because my pts think I'm a holy stigmata kind of nurse doing some holy...
    Nov 16, '09
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  25. Things you'd LOVE to be able to tell patients, and get away with it.
    Just this past weekend I had one of our (non emergent) frequent fliers....I had come out of a code and saw that her call light was on, she informed me that the MD had ordered her meds sometime ago...
    Nov 16, '09
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations


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