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  1. Emergency Education
    As the critical care educator, I developed a Critical Care lecture series. On the first Monday of the Month I would offer a one hour lecture (for CE). It was offered 2-3 times per day so more people...
    Nov 12, '10
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  2. What's your Kryptonite?
    BONES! bones that stick out of the skin, broken bones that crunch together when you touch them, joints out of alignments, I paid someone $5 to take an IO out of one of my patients. I am thinking of...
    Jul 13, '10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  3. Colds and ATB
    Assuming ATB stands for antibiotics...antibiotics are used to kill bacteria not viruses for those you need antivirals.
    Jun 23, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. screaming can we handle them?
    Have the nurse and anyone that witnessed the incident fill out an incident report. Where I work the risk management department sends the report to the responsible party/department and they have to...
    Jun 23, '10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. C's In Nursing School
    My good friend used to say C=RN!
    May 5, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Old nurse needs math help!
    8 mcg X 130 lb X 1kg/2.2 lb X 250 ml/400mg X 1mg/1000mcg X 60min/1hr ______ kg/min =17.7 ml/hr
    Apr 16, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Dilation Issues Pts w/ Prior Cryo
    I had this problem...A nurse actually manually stretched my cervix...that was more painful that anything else during labor. I went from being 1 cm for over 12 hours to 3 cms after she "streched" my...
    Nov 18, '09
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  8. Diurese at night?
    IN the heart failure patient; Nocturia develops as edema fluid from dependent tissue is reabsorbed while the patient is supine. A healthy person may have nocturia if the lower extremity valves...
    Oct 14, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Diurese at night?
    In the Heart Failure patient:
    Oct 14, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. TPN HELP!!! (please)
    In my experience the Filter size does matter! So, it depends what your hospital buys. I have worked in hopitals where we run lipids and TPN throught the same filters and some that you have to run the...
    Oct 14, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Words you never dreamed you would say as a nurse...
    I had a confused patient that spend half the night saying " Oh Lord, Lordy, Lord". I had a male co-worker call him on the intercom and say "MR...., this is the Lord, please get some sleep" and he...
    Oct 6, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. 13 things a nurse won't tell you
    "Evidently you do NOT understand what it's like to offer a patient a bedpan every morning at 0645, explaining to them that you will be unavailable during report and this is their opportunity to use...
    Sep 21, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. 13 things a nurse won't tell you
    If you do not want to leave the room while I clean your family member, then grab some gloves and a washcloth and help me out! I do not read lips! so stop wasting your time trying to talk to me...
    Sep 17, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. s/s of sepsis?
    Even though the BP looked "fine" the fact that the HR was so elevated means that the heart is working really hard to keep the BP at that level. Once the heart poops out that BP will drop fast. Like...
    Sep 16, '09
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  15. Thinking MSN... Barry? FAU?
    I worked as a NUrsing Instructor for 3 years and now I am the Critical Care Educator at a hospital in Tampa. I LOVE IT! I always loved education, so this was the right job for me. I did my MSN in a...
    Sep 8, '09
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  16. Thinking MSN... Barry? FAU?
    I am a graduate of FAU...I did my BSN and MSN (in nursing Education) with them. I love the school and their philosophy (Caring). Since I did my BSN with them and had a good GPA I did not have to take...
    Sep 4, '09
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  17. certifications for new grads
    Thanks for the correction GOMER...the CEN does not required 2 years experience but two yeas of experience is recommended.
    Aug 28, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. certifications for new grads
    You can do an ECG course, highly recommended before you take ACLS you can take PALS and NRP You can sign up for a critical care course (those can be a bit expensive) or and ED course. ...
    Aug 28, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. How do I deal with my emotions?!
    It is very hard to let go of some things when I get home...I make it a point on reading before bed...something unrelated to nursing. Find a good book ( love the Twilight series) or a magazine (love...
    Aug 26, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Want to go to graduate nursing, have a question
    I had a D in Linear calculus when I was doing my ADN (I was working on a biology degree also), I had no problems getting into the MSN program and I did send in my transcripts with the big, fat D on...
    Aug 25, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Need help with creating Skills Fair!
    When we did our last skills Fair we set up for things that are not seen often and for some mandatories, restraints have to be done every year if your facility uses them. MAke sure you recruit some...
    Aug 14, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. what to bring to a career fair?
    I would bring copies of your resume, if you have a cover letter you can bring a few copies of that. I always carry my references with me because you may be filling out Applications and you want to...
    Aug 11, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Quit in orientation
    It sounds like you are unhappy where you yourself a favor and leave that job...if you feel that way this early it will only get worse. Best of Luck! I would sit down with your NM and thank...
    Aug 4, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. PreSurgical Teaching
    Pre surgical instructions of the importance of coughing and deep breathing. Early ambulation after the procedure, I remember having surgery and being in so much pain I did not want to move...I could...
    Jul 30, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. How would a nurse mgr view this situation in interview?
    Good Luck in your interview!!! Are your sure you will not be able to take time off for a whole year? In all the jobs I've had you start accumulating time off as soon as you start working, but you...
    Jul 29, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion

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