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  1. Handling a central venous line port
    Priming as in instilling saline into the needleless access device prior to attaching? Any reason why you would not prime the needleless access device? Ask you local rep, they will truly be the...
    12:14 am
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. IV Push Medication
    If you ever give something IV push with color you would know this answer. IV tubing tends to hold a significant portion of the medication for an extended period of time unless there is a large...
    Sep 15
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  3. SQ Lidocaine Administration/PICC Placement
    I've never worked for a facility that had a firm restriction on the maximum amount of lido a patient could recieve. 3-5mls was generally the max ever given to any one patient, mostly because we only...
    Sep 15
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  4. theraputic phlebotomy
    At the places I have worked we based the time they waited on how well the patient tolerated in the past. Standard new patient was about 15 minutes. Tolerated really well in past then maybe 5. ...
    Sep 7
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  5. What type of PICCs are you placing?
    At one job I use Bard Power PICCs (5Fr-3Fr) with Bard Per-Q-Caths for midlines. Other job we use Bard 4Fr Per-Q-Caths almost exclusively. Bard has about 80% of the PICC market.
    Sep 7
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  6. Mayo Clinic vs Scottsdale Healthcare
    Going down hill or not they are expanding and have a resume boosting reputation. You would do well to put in a couple of years there as a RN.
    Jul 19
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  7. Mayo Clinic vs Scottsdale Healthcare
    If you are in Mayo and about to become a RN you would be stupid to leave. Give Mayo a couple of years as a RN and then leave, your options and career will be better for it.
    Jul 13
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  8. Nurses with Medical Marijuana Cards.
    A nurse was just hired at one of my jobs and was immediately terminated because he popped positive for THC. Had a medical MJ card too. State law < Federal law
    Jul 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Nurses with Medical Marijuana Cards.
    There is not a single non-government employer that can conduct a search and seizure, especially not bodily fluids, without your consent. That being said, we do not work retail, we are not...
    Jul 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Only partial mileage reimbursement??
    For every company that I have worked for that paid mileage I had to keep a mileage log. I save all those in my Google Drive and at the end of the year add up the miles and subtract the difference...
    Jul 8
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  11. Only partial mileage reimbursement??
    The pre and post 20 mile rule is not too unusual, it is considered average commute time or whatever. The one way reimbursement sucks though. Keep in mind that whatever the facility does not pay...
    Jul 7
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  12. Medical staff warned: Keep your mouths shut about illegal immigrants or face arrest
    Any more secret than any other aspect of healthcare? Do you run to the news every time your patients come up with lice, scabies, or TB? We pay for lots of people... Ar least some of those...
    Jul 5
    Forum: Infectious Disease Nursing
  13. Medical staff warned: Keep your mouths shut about illegal immigrants or face arrest
    It is hard to identify what is real or not real since this is an opinion piece. Without knowing what their confidentiality agreements stated nor what their exact role and relationship is...
    Jul 4
    Forum: Infectious Disease Nursing
  14. new grad
    Why are manhole covers round? You are on a sinking ship, who do you save first? Tell me about the most regretful moment of your life. :roflmao:
    Jun 28
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  15. B52 cocktail
    Why do you think the three mixed in the same syringe for IV push are incompatible? Once you determine that then think about how they would be compatible mixing them in a syringe and delivering the...
    Jun 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Neonatal PICC dressings- What brand do you use in your unit?
    Why do you use a saline wipe? If the idea is to remove the CHG then why use a CHG scrub at all? When scrubbing the skin with a CHG prep the vast majority of the initial killing is actually due to the...
    Jun 28
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  17. Neonatal PICC dressings- What brand do you use in your unit?
    Tegaderm dressings all use a pressure sensitive adhesive that requires you to massage the dressing onto the skin. Edge lift is a cardinal sign that the dressing was not pressed into place, especially...
    Jun 26
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  18. VACC Certification
    Should have told you prelim results before you left. I had official word within 5 business days.
    Jun 20
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  19. VACC EXAM
    Strange, I knew my results before I left the building.
    Jun 20
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  20. Does any home IV nurse charge after hours rates??
    Yes. I contract as a vascular access nurse and am paid for "after hours" cases. My home infusion gig where I am a vascular access and infusion nurse also pays "after hours" premium. Depends upon...
    Jun 12
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  21. Midline/picc line classes.
    Training a nurse to become a vascular access nurse is not an easy thing to do. There is a significant amount of education and hands on training that needs to be done with a high failure rate. In the...
    Jun 12
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  22. Working two jobs
    I currently work 3 jobs. I have a full-time Mon-Fri job, a weekend Per Diem, and an anytime Per Diem. 70hrs or so a week on average? Two kids at home, wife is a nurse who works at home. Was...
    Jun 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Seeking Advice About Jobs
    Getting a job in an intermediate care floor is about 1,000 times easier than landing an ED job as a new grad. Don't be silly, most new grads would kill for an opportunity to get into an ED.
    Jun 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. PICC jugular route?
    Both Bard and Teleflex have training programs that they offer, I would contact your local rep and they will get things rolling for your facility.
    May 29
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  25. VAT nurses placing jugular lines
    I personally do not place IJs but have colleagues that do, in those facilities that do place them they actually tend to place more IJs than PICCs oddly enough.
    May 29
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing


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