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  1. Had to code my best friends husband
    OP, what a horrible thing to have to experience! My heart goes out to you and your best friend. Be well.
    Oct 13
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  2. Nurse Patient Ratio
    I'm in New England on a Transplant Med Surg floor...we have 3-5 patients between 7a-11p and 6 from 11-7a
    Sep 30
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  3. Lets play the drug of choice game
    Prograf (tacrolimus), cyclosporine, CellCept (mycophenolate mofetil) for organ transplant rejection.
    Aug 9
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  4. Keep my cell phone......or landline
    They text regarding staffing needs at my work as well. Personally, as a night shifter I love it because if I'm sleeping a text never wakes me up and I can answer/not answer when I am ready.
    Aug 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Common meds in transplant ICU
    I work with liver/kidney transplants in a med surg setting...depending on your center's preferences, I'd expect to be giving/seeing: tacrolimus, sirolimus, cyclosporine, thymoglobulin, mycophenolate,...
    Jul 21
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  6. How a stethoscope can get stolen?
    I always have mine on my neck...as do most all my coworkers. However when I worked at my last job in rehab, I kept it on my med cart. It's now migrated to my neck as I no longer use a med cart.
    Jul 20
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. Does your hospital or facility badge include your credentials?
    Ours used to display all our credentials before our logo was redone and we got new badges. I was upset it was taken away as I had just earned my MSN and wanted to display that. However, it is...
    Jul 8
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  8. How many different nursing positions have you had?
    Celebrating six years as a nurse next month...I worked for four years on a subacute rehab floor of a SNF and have worked for the last two years at a Level II trauma center on the transplant med/surg...
    Jun 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Why do people don't like it when we send resident out?
    Don't sweat it, you definitely did the right thing!!
    May 28
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  10. First time fired by a patient
    Count your blessings, OP. Patients like this can make our job miserable. Don't let it get you down, you did everything right!
    May 22
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. What game show describes your workplace?
    After the night shift I just had, I'm going to go with Punk'd. :roflmao:
    Apr 28
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  12. Transplant nursing
    I'm a liver/kidney transplant nurse...what are you looking to learn?
    Apr 5
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  13. Master's prepared nurses working as RNs. Do you do advanced assessments?
    Agreed. I have my MSN with a concentration in Nursing Education. I did not take an advanced physical assessment course. My core courses focused on research, health policy and theory, while my...
    Mar 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Which drugs are you required to count?
    I'm surprised about the places that count Tylenol, etc. We do count Tramadol and Lyrica as other posters mentioned as well as schedule 1-4 drugs. Our Pyxis keeps a running count, and a full manual...
    Mar 10
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  15. ER nurses bringing pts to the floor soiled
    In defense of transport (not sure how it is at your hospital), at my hospital they are not allowed to hook up O2 as it is outside their scope. However, they should wait until someone comes in who can!
    Feb 26
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. Unemployed New Nurses Would Be Wise To Remember These Equations
    Right on! Couldn't have said it better myself!!
    Feb 26
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  17. Nurses working as CNAs
    We will do this on my floor if we are overstaffed nurses and understaffed aides and staffing has no aides to send. (happens on occasion at night). I've done it only once, and some nurses definitely...
    Feb 18
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. Should I have pushed Doc for more?
    Would have definitely called a brain attack at my facility...have called them for much less than what you describe.
    Feb 6
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. I never, ever went to ER when I was a kid
    I've been twice in my life...once when I was about 20 months old my parents brought me because I stuck M&Ms up my nose. They were told that they'd melt and I'd be just fine, which was the case. I can...
    Jan 25
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  20. $15/hr
    Hard to say as rates/cost of living vary per region, but it seems very low to me. I live in MA and make significantly more than that as a RN. What are rents like the in the area where you'll be...
    Jan 21
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  21. How do you handle the rest of your assignment during a code?
    One more reason why I love the teamwork on my floor. Whenever one nurse is in a rapid response situation, everyone else always goes to them and asks what they can do for the rest of their group. No...
    Jan 21
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  22. Pedal pulses/Head to toe assesments
    I check everything, always with a full, thorough head to toe assessment. I think it's scary that people don't.
    Jan 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Colorful Shoes - Unprofessional?
    If your dress code allows it, I don't see why not! I actually have the flower danskos as well, just got them for my birthday and people always comment on how fun they are!
    Jan 21
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  24. "Getting on" on HBO
    The boots cracked me up!
    Dec 9, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  25. What's the nurse-patient ratio in your unit?
    Med/Surg/Tele primary services are liver/kidney transplant 3-5:1 between 7am & 11pm, 6:1 between 11pm-7am. I work nights, so will typically come in at 7pm to between 3 and 5 patients, and depending...
    Dec 2, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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