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  1. Whats with Mondays?
    Worked 10 years as ER tech and now RN....so..whats the deal with mondays? Why is it universally insane? I have entertained many theories and and interested in hearing yours! Here are some of mine:...
    Oct 17, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  2. How'd You Get Your ER Job?
    ER tech for 10 years, paramedic 15....sweet talked the director
    Oct 17, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  3. Antibiotic Tubing
    Being a new nurse, I am running into alot of nurses jumping down my throat for doing things this or that way. And it often leaves me stuck as to what is personal preference vs standard of care. ...
    Oct 17, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Online BSN
    Yes im already an RN.....
    Oct 17, '11
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  5. Online BSN
    Anybody know anything about online BSN? I hear its common for ppl to go from AS to BSN totally online. Is it worth it? Anyone got any experience in either online or regular class BSN?
    Oct 16, '11
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  6. Have you ever made a medication error- yes, no or almost.
    I made my fist error recently. The order was Dilaudid PO and I work on a floor where EVERYONE gets dilaudid IV around the clock. So, the PO order was strange and unexpected. I gave the med, (same...
    Sep 22, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Useless "charge" nurse
    Davey, thanks..thats goin on my facebook!!!! Great quote!!!!
    Aug 31, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Useless "charge" nurse
    I work on Med Surg for the moment and my floor has all the physch and drug addicts. Needless to say, very hard to deal with. I have a "charge" nurse who loves to remind everyone that he is in fact...
    Aug 31, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Intubation without RSI meds??
    I have worked with docs like that...horrible horrible people, say nothing of horrible doctor. An a hole doc I once worked with had a full in MI while working in my ER...went into cardiogenic shock...
    Aug 21, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  10. HATING MED/SURG
    I agree, the days i am "team leading" i do NOT give good pt care cuz hanging 10 drips and keeping up with pain meds every 20 minutes is all encompasing. Its a horrible thing to do to patients who...
    Aug 21, '11
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  11. HATING MED/SURG
    Looking at the clock is require to administer meds on time....duh!!!
    Aug 21, '11
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  12. question about retaining infomation from pre-reqs.....
    I'm now an RN, just review your a/p and dont worry about the other stuff. Micro, etc...u wont use as much as A/P.
    Aug 21, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. pet peeves when nursing students arrive
    I love students....I suggest the student say things like "what can I help you with" "Give me something to do" I remember my first months on the floor and you are lost, feel stupid, feel like you are...
    Aug 21, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. HATING MED/SURG
    I'm a fairly new nurse also and, of course, got sentenced to med surg. This is NOT nursing..its just looking at the clock and throw pills and antibiotics at patients. Anyone could do this. There is...
    Aug 21, '11
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  15. Stocking up before nursing program starts
    wow, i got stuck into Americas Next Top Model too!!!!!!!!!
    Aug 17, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Stocking up before nursing program starts
    If u have kids, premake and freeze meals for them, or your husband/wife. Go to amazon and buy Lippencott Manual of Nursing Practice, it will save your life when you forgot to study something and...
    Aug 17, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. ER nurses, let me pick your brains...
    IF you are asking what side you position the patient for the procedure, of course u would place him sitting on edge of bed or sitting UP in bed....a nurse would NEVER place a pt ON THE AFFECTED side...
    Aug 17, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  18. ER nurses, let me pick your brains...
    In a pneumothorax, you lie the patient with the AFFECTED side UP....in a HEMOTHORAX, you lie the patient with the affected side DOWN. HEMO= to avoid blood draining to the one GOOD side of the chest,...
    Aug 17, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  19. "Team Nursing"...hanging meds
    Sounds like pretty much what I do. I was referring to antibiotics. I forgot to mention I am working on med surg now...(kill me)... and our hospital policy is RN's are NEVER to add anything to a...
    Aug 17, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. "Team Nursing"...hanging meds
    For those of you who have not endured the hell of "team nursing" it really sucks and is very dangerous. But my topic here is to ask. When you have 10 patients to hang IV meds on during the shift. ...
    Aug 17, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Male Nurses that lift weights and stay fit
    That would be me!!!!
    Aug 3, '11
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  22. Funny things patients say !
    I have so many stories but they are all from the ER and involve disgusting yet hilarious language and editing them will completely obliterate the humor....grrr
    Jul 5, '11
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  23. Care plans, why am I still doing them?
    If its a billing thing, I'll buy that. But one response I got was "documentation"....still...documentation for who? Its like being in kindergarden.
    Jul 1, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Care plans, why am I still doing them?
    lol!!!!! good one!!!
    Jul 1, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Male Nurses that lift weights and stay fit
    I would not try supplements till you are done w school. U wont be able to give 100% anyhow, why waste the money. Diet is more important than anything anyhow. That, too, was one of the hardest...
    Jul 1, '11
    Forum: Male Nursing Student


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