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  1. Accused of narcotic/ alcohol abuse... No clue what this is about!
    I'm thinking mistaken identity. Can you go online to your state's BON to check your license status?
    Jul 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. RN's and specialty catheters
    coude's and regular Foley's - the 3 ways usually came out of surgery or the ER after Urology inserted them, however if a 3 way came out by mistake the nurse could re-insert
    Jul 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Pros and cons of nursing insurance
    much like auto insurance, however the facility you work for is far more likely to throw you under the bus than cover you for infractions. Here's the other thing - if you don't have insurance and you...
    Jul 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Maybe I'm not a bedside nurse?
    I just left the bedside for dialysis nursing. I'm in an outpatient clinic for orientation, but will be returning to the hospital to do inpatient dialysis. I will be floating to different hospitals...
    Jul 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Poll: Nurse and law enforcement couples
    nope mine has his own insurance agency
    Jul 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Pros and cons of nursing insurance
    there are no cons....
    Jul 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. This week, I learned.... (7/25)
    I also have 9 year old twins...b/g - its a fun age isn't it?
    Jul 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Acute dialysis nurses- let's talk money..(again)
    I just started in NE PA - I have 2 years nursing experience (bedside not dialysis). $29.25 per hour (that includes differential for being Acute and floating to 5 different hospitals as needed) plus...
    Jul 25
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  9. Com'on, you got one...What is your heart wrenching moment?
    so mine just happened this 4th of July that just went by. My patient (we'll call her Sam - not her real name) was a lovely woman, newly retired and determined to travel with her husband and enjoy...
    Jul 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. 6 weeks orientation then left alone? What to do..
    6 weeks? Holy crap I get 6 months before I'm let loose in the hospital by myself and taking call....Completely unsafe...
    Jul 22
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  11. days off- a rant
    my former floor used to do this too - they always had a staffing hole from 3p-7p because we worked 12's but if someone was picking up an OT shift they would just pick up an 8. I finally told them to...
    Jul 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Engagement/Wedding Ring Question
    I wear my wedding and engagement rings and always have - I've never scratched anyone or ripped a glove, and its a Princess cut. I am meticulous about having my stone checked and cleaning my rings. ...
    Jul 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. I Hate People (my rant)
    Thank You!
    Jul 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Calling diabetes experts
    its usually for AM sugars and tides them over till breakfast. If its not nearly a meal time then yes I get them crackers (no PB in the hospital anymore)
    Jul 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Lucky he was constipated, or he'd be dead
    had a post partum pt become SOB after having the baby - CXR showed large thymus tumor in her chest. Last I knew she was doing ok after several rounds of chemo
    Jul 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Calling diabetes experts
    our protocol is to treat ANYONE with a BG of <80 with juice and if we don't we get written up.
    Jul 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Craziest vitals on a person who lived?
    Had a pt for the last 2 days in a complete HB - sustained HR in the 40's with several 8 second pauses....kept 1 mg atropine taped to her bed rail and the code cart in front of the door!
    Jul 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Fitted long-sleeves shirt?
    I'm partial to Wink undershirts
    Jul 9
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  19. Craziest vitals on a person who lived?
    my blood sugar was 33 once when I was pregnant and hadn't eaten in a few hours and my BP went from 202/110 to 65/30 when I got a spinal...I nearly threw up laying flat!
    Jul 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Shoes for ER???
    I go between Alegria's and sneakers....I'm not an ED nurse but I do plenty of running up and down the floor.
    Jul 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. What I learned this week (7/4/15)....
    I learned that dopamine STINKS when its spraying out of a punctured bag and that heparin is very very sticky
    Jul 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. What I learned this week (7/4/15)....
    I learned that a good doc will cry with the husband of the woman he's coding (she didn't make it) I learned that the ICU hallway is the longest hallway to walk its ok to cry in private after...
    Jul 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. You should know better
    haven't been in 5 years - don't need bc anymore so I just don't go. Turned 40 in there too and haven't had a baseline mammogram yet either... oh and I'm a fairly noncompliant (diet anyway)...
    Jul 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Another Case Study For Your Learning Pleasure
    HIV/AIDS related skin lesions? didn't read till the end first...interesting
    Jul 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Considering to apply for dialysis nurse position.
    I will be doing inpatient acutes so I'm not sure what the hours will be...I'm assuming 7-5 or 8-6
    Jun 30
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology


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