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  1. How long for a rhythm to be considered 'sustained'?
    Regarding telemetry patients, how long does an arrhythmia have to be for it to be considered a 'sustained rhythm'? Thanks!
    Aug 6
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  2. Patients on Bipap
    Hello, I have a question regarding Bipap machine. Will the amount of liters on the wall oxygen matter if the pt is on Bipap with fixed settings? For instance, will increasing the amt of liters on...
    May 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Don't do this in clinical..
    "Yeah, but I have worked in a group home for 15 years. I do all the things the nurses do and know way more than them anyway, so that is better than having two years of med surg experience." That,...
    Apr 13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. Accidental Artery Stick Phlebotomy student
    As long as the guy wasn't bleeding prior to you leaving the room, you should be fine. By the way, don't worry if you hit the artery or not... should that patient need blood draw for ABG, ya got...
    Apr 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Typical Interview for IMCU?
    Hi everyone, has anyone interviewed for IMCU? Any interview questions that you know that they could possibly ask? Thanks a bunch!
    Apr 6
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  6. Management of Epidural Analgesia
    Anyone?
    Oct 1, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Management of Epidural Analgesia
    I know that epidural analgesia targets nerve bundles of the lower extremities... So my question is, how do I know if a patient's c/o leg numbness is just a sensory/motor block to which the...
    Sep 30, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. IV push
    I prefer to dilute my IV narcotics with NS especially for patients who want it ON THE DOT... you never know when you're pushing too fast. Oh, and I would go with what school taught you. Some...
    Sep 22, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Did I do the right thing?
    Received a patient who was diagnosed with N/V and PNA. White count and platelet count are critically elevated. She has a hx of esophageal cancer and is currently on chemotherapy. When I did the TB...
    Sep 22, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. ESBL vs E Coli contact precautions
    At my hospital, we isolate ESBL but not E Coli in urine. Can anyone share the insight between these two? I thought ESBL is an enzyme produced by E Coli? Thanks for any response
    May 16, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Nurses are getting younger
    Try not to break that patient's sternum now... ;)
    Apr 17, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. What exactly is an OFI?
    Recently, there was a OFI and I was involved in it... I know it means something along the lines of "open for improvement".. but can anyone provide an in-depth explanation of this? And does anyone get...
    Apr 12, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. How to correct a critical (high) INR?
    Lol, I just woke up and I was thinking how the doctor ordered a bolus right after I told her about the critical INR. Sorry, I also forgot to say that the pt's BP was low in the 90s/50s >_<
    Feb 12, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. How to correct a critical (high) INR?
    Pt had a critical lab value of INR... 5.4 I believe. Does a bolus of NS help decrease this value? If not, what is usually ordered? Thanks.
    Feb 12, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Two questions...
    Graduated March 2012, took NCLEX in May 2012. Landed an internship in October 2012, and got a job offer by Dec. of the same year.
    Feb 12, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  16. Fluids to help a vomiting patient?
    I knew that fluids helped with dehydration by my co worker made it seem like it helped lessen vomiting . I just wanted to confirm and make sure I wasn't going crazy. Thanks guys
    Feb 12, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  17. Fluids to help a vomiting patient?
    What's usually prescribed to lessen a patient from vomiting? Is it D5, D51/2NS, or NS? I overheard my co worker talk to the doctor that the patient is still on "D5" (not sure if he meant D5 or...
    Feb 11, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  18. When to give hydralazine?
    Sorry guys, the hydralazine was a PRN dose
    Jan 30, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  19. When to give hydralazine?
    Question... when do I actually give hydrazine? I know that in textbooks, they say that normal BP is 120/80... And in my hospital, there is no parameter for when to give BP meds except for this...
    Jan 30, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  20. How much info do you give to patient's family members?
    I'm mainly talking about adult patients. What if family members were right by the bedside with the patient?
    Jan 29, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. How much info do you give to patient's family members?
    In the hospital setting, how much information do you give out to a patient's family member (re: patient's condition). For instance, do you tell the family member the results of the pt's CXR if he...
    Jan 28, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. How to deal with rolling veins?
    In starting an IV, how do you deal with a rolling vein? I try to stabilize the vein below the insertion site with my thumb, but I feel when it comes to the actual stick, my thumb gets in the way when...
    Jan 28, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. New Grad leaving NYC RN jobs to pursue CALI job?
    You're getting paid 170k/year? That's pretty damn good
    Jan 27, '13
    Forum: California Nursing
  24. Good iPhone app for meds?
    Anyone know a good iPhone app for medications? I'd like these specific features: 1. Tells me the med's max dose per day 2. Tells me what route I can administer the medication in (IV, subQ,...
    Jan 20, '13
    Forum: Mobile Apps For Nurses
  25. critical vanco level, infused anyway
    For a pt getting vanco, how often is a trough level done?
    Jan 17, '13
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing


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