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  1. change in pt condition - what to do?
    When you come off orientation, you're not expected to know everything. Your charge nurse and resource nurses will expect you to ask questions. If your patient is crashing, they will want to know...
    Oct 10, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  2. BP arm VS calf while running pressors
    How was the urine output? Did it drop off when the night shift nurse put the cuff on the leg and stopped the pressors?
    Jul 25, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  3. How to grow backbone in ICU?
    You have a great opportunity for a fresh start. You should receive some sort of orientation at your next hospital to learn the flow of how things work and how the RNs interact as a team. >She...
    Nov 18, '11
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  4. Question about the "CO2" level on a BMP/ Chem 6
    Aug 4, '11
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  5. Share your BOOYAH moments...
    That is a real life "there is a fracture, I need to fix it" story.
    Oct 13, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. SICU New Grad Preceptor Problems
    You can always discuss the worst case scenario for each patient and what your action plan would be.
    Sep 4, '10
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  7. What freaks you out?
    Any creepy, crawly bugs like scabies or lice. If they're on my patient, I start feeling the bugs crawling all over me, too.
    Sep 3, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. how to deal with this intensivist
    It would have been OK to describe the vent weaning goals to the surgeon or the house medical officer. At best, they could have acknowledged the weaning goals and still given you pain orders. Or,...
    Aug 11, '10
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  9. how to deal with this intensivist
    Could you have called the surgeon and asked for pain management orders? If not, you could ladder up the medical chain of command. Call the MD house officer, say I've called this MD twice, he's hung...
    Aug 9, '10
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  10. It's great when you realize you made the right choice!
    Good for you! I switched from business to nursing at about your age as well, and am finishing up my 3rd year as a nurse now. Don't regret my decision for a second.
    Aug 4, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Deciding to call MD
    It seems odd to me that you admitted a septic pt without a sepsis protocol in place that would have included PRN pressors with parameters. (Also, no CP protocol?) In any case, I'm new to the ICU...
    Jul 5, '10
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  12. Ambulation with Femoral Lines?
    How high can you put the HOB on a vented pt with a femoral art line?
    Jun 12, '10
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  13. pt was very upset about fluid restrictions
    anon456, I find it helps to write a "countdown" of fluids and put it on the bulletin board where the pt can see it. So, you start out by writing "1200 mls - June 8th 0700" at the beginning of the...
    Jun 8, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. everyone is stumped
    Maybe she set off the bug bomb and inhaled it directly? She has depression - maybe some SI, too.
    Apr 5, '10
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  15. How is the new NCLEX?...any takers comments
    I was unaware there was a new test plan, so I looked it up! Here are the FAQs:
    Apr 1, '10
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  16. Anyone going to Haiti?
    Two more organizations recruiting: To apply to work on the USNS Comfort ship (also with a good list of vaccinations to prepare): ...
    Jan 17, '10
    Forum: Volunteer Nursing
  17. Nursing and Asperger's Syndrome
    L8RNN You're right, my personal experience with people with this disorder is very limited. But I will admit my bias and say that my view of the disorder is very colored by my experience. In...
    Nov 14, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Nursing and Asperger's Syndrome
    I did home health as an LVN for a while and had a patient who was highly functioning and had Asbergers. She was extremely unempathetic to her caregivers. She was very intelligent in a few areas,...
    Nov 13, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. End renal failure Nursing Diagnosis Help!!!
    I peeked in this thread because I had a patient yesterday who is similar to yours. I find the non-compliant dialysis patients to be some of the most challenging on our floor. A couple things you...
    Nov 11, '09
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  20. Common Bedside Emergencies
    Also, if you're giving blood, new pinky-red urine can be a sign of an acute hemolytic reaction. Stop the blood, call the blood bank and the MD.
    Oct 11, '09
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  21. the hardest part about being a new nurse
    I was an LVN for a couple years, so some things aren't new. For me, it's definitely time management. Also, you have to meet a lot of people in the hospital environment to get your job done. ...
    Oct 7, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Struggeling New Grad working in the med surg floor.
    I am totally in the same boat. 6 weeks of orientation, have spent 2.5 weeks on my own now. People say I look calm on the outside, but I am 8/10 stressed out on the inside. I am on days, there are...
    Sep 28, '09
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  23. This is what I did to land a Job !!!! - A must read 4 new grads
    I was one of the lucky ones to get a job before graduation. After I applied for my job, I emailed a couple people who worked for the same hospital to see if they knew any of the hiring managers. ...
    Sep 13, '09
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  24. Need help with my judgmentalism
    I think it's great that you are thinking about this issue and recognizing that it is something you need to work on. Being the kind of nurse you would want for yourself goes hand in hand with being...
    Aug 31, '09
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  25. Why can't I sleep?
    When I worked nights, I would pop some benadryl as part of my going-to-bed routine if I had to work the next night. Worked pretty well, and I always felt rested. Also, I never stopped to do...
    Aug 28, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion

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