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  1. That one patient...
    I've never worked ER, but feelings like this are not foreign to me. I echo was Esme12 says.
    Dec 17
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  2. OGT securement in intubated patients
    We, too, tape the OG to the ETT. I'm trying to think of another way and I simply cannot! I would be afraid to do mouth care if we taped OGs like NGs, for example.
    Dec 17
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  3. Meds?!!
    Why don't you study anatomy instead? That's likely to be your first course unless you've already taken it. There is a lot of memorization to go along with it so I think the more time devoted to the...
    Dec 17
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. Charge Nurse Pay
    Same here. Mid-Atlantic region, if that helps.
    Dec 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Continuous Bladder Irrigation
    Just keep a good eye on it. Our CBI systems have two bags so I always would run one in and then switch over...and each time a bag is switched over, I spike a new one. It's just like running an IV in...
    Dec 17
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  6. Seriously?!?!
    That'll happen with lack of a brain, ya know...
    Mar 3
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. What does your username mean?
    https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSFiIsYYGL6wBIuMJJEpxeuzcl8IPCRzaJ_LoCi_Df0IWQY8RWyTw
    Mar 3
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  8. Best Hallucinations Thread
    I know this thread is almost a year old, but I just reread the entire thing and this post..well...I'm done. HAHAHAHAHA! I almost peed myself....
    Feb 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. What is the maximum number of patients per nurse?
    But aren't those patients much sicker? And probably immobile as well?
    Feb 21
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  10. What is the maximum number of patients per nurse?
    How are ratios for other departments, like ICU?
    Feb 19
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  11. Theme song to your Nursing career?
    This is sort of off-topic but every time I spike a bag of Levophed I sing "Levon" by Elton John in my head all night. I'm in the MICU, so that song is in my head quite often! My positive work song...
    Feb 14
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  12. Growing Up Unvaccinated
    I am very pro-vaccine but this person really contracted all of these things?
    Jan 27
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  13. how to train a medical surgical nurse to take care of a neuro icu patient
    As a former MedSurg nurse who now works in the Medical ICU, I know a big difference is the in depth neuro checks. I worked stroke overflow so I did lots of neuro checks but my patients only required...
    Jan 25
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  14. What Are The Most Creative Call-off Excuses You Have Heard?
    That is awesome.
    Jan 16
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  15. Girl Brain Dead after Tonsillectomy
    Oh wow. I hadn't considered this. I hope this does not happen...
    Jan 15
    Forum: Nursing News
  16. Stressed about a loved patient
    I have no advice for you other than to continue to medicate her and do what you can to have her pain medications routine rather than PRN, as suggested. What I want to say is that this is why I...
    Jan 12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. ICU nurses covering Rapid Response. Help!
    Our unit is the only RRT-covering unit. When an RN is designated as RRT, he or she does NOT have a patient assignment. When there is a shortage of beds in the hospital, we try to have two RRT nurses...
    Jan 11
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  18. New to Med-Surg nursing
    Hi litebrightgirl! First of all, congrats! Here are ten tips I posted for new grads. I know you're not a new grad, but I think they're helpful for a new-to-medsurg nurse! 1. NEVER doubt...
    Jan 11
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  19. Girl Brain Dead after Tonsillectomy
    I recall one patient on my medical floor who was just a nightmare to discharge. She was being discharged to home but there were tons of issues and I won't get into them but anyway...I was the one who...
    Jan 6
    Forum: Nursing News
  20. Girl Brain Dead after Tonsillectomy
    But is she even going to clot correctly? Perhaps her liver is working perfectly but I feel like the clotting cascade would be messed up somewhat.
    Jan 6
    Forum: Nursing News
  21. Girl Brain Dead after Tonsillectomy
    The 24 hours of admission is often declined by the M.E. in my experience. We have to call them but they usually decline. Then again, my patients are critically ill adults vs. a younger person who is...
    Jan 3
    Forum: Nursing News
  22. What does your username mean?
    https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcS4MGK7zZoP12GLfeaOa9hr3T7-iyXDeFawnOJZN__LCHPoxFMnag
    Jan 3
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  23. Girl Brain Dead after Tonsillectomy
    I hadn't thought of that. I'm a Christian and I *do* believe in miracles (although I was raised by ridiculously rational humanistic folk so I roll my eyes at myself sometimes) but you are right...if...
    Dec 30, '13
    Forum: Nursing News
  24. What Baffles You?
    YES! to all of these. Especially the IV start one. If my IV site was burning, I think I'd rather deal with another needle stick than constant pain!
    Dec 28, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Girl Brain Dead after Tonsillectomy
    That's a good question. I've had a lot of experience with a patient who has suffered a severe anoxic injury but does not progress to brain death/experience herniation and is not on any sort of...
    Dec 28, '13
    Forum: Nursing News


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