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  1. Registered Nurse VS Psychiatric RN
    Every area of nursing has wonderful, empathetic nurses, and unfortunately, every area has nurses who will do as little as possible. We are all "real nurses," no matter what areas we work in. I have...
    Jan 10
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  2. You Don't Belong Here (a nursing ghost story)
    You are a great writer!!!
    Dec 11, '12
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  3. Whats your best nursing ghost story?
    :lol2: Looks like this nurse would finally give up and quit nursing:lol2:
    May 10, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Aldrete Score
    This is common. I believe it is ASPAN Standards:clown:
    Apr 21, '11
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  5. Aldrete Score
    We use our Aldrete score as criteria for discharge. We use a paper system. but if we ever go computerized, we will incorporate it into the system. It may be a guideline, but it is still an...
    Sep 23, '10
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  6. Back-up call policy on weekends
    We used to use the nursing supervisor as our back up nurse when we came in on call, but we have gone to having two people on call and both come in, no matter what the case or how many.
    Jun 18, '10
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  7. Lifting in the PACU
    In the PACU I work in, there is quite a lot of lifting. We are constantly pulling patients up in bed to raise the HOB and increase respiratory effort. Turning and repositioning as well as...
    Jun 18, '10
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  8. Morphine and Bronchospasm
    I have often used another opiod in patients with a history of asthma because of the possible side effect of bronchospasm associated with Morphine. I am wondering if anyone has safely used Morphine...
    Aug 8, '08
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  9. PCA's in PACU
    We start the PCA in our PACU. It seems to help relieve pain sooner that way.
    Jul 15, '08
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  10. What do you like about being PACU?
    I wouldn't work anywhere else.
    Jul 15, '08
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  11. Back up PACU nurse on call
    I work in a 13 bed PACU (appx. 400 bed hosp.). We have two PACU nurses come out on call anytime a patient is in PACU. This has forced to have more staff, which has been a good thing, but we do take...
    Jul 15, '08
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  12. Step Down Cardiac to PACU??
    I went from a tele floor to PACU. It was the best thing I ever did. We PACU nurses can be territorial ( spelling?) and defensive, but we are generally a good group. Knowing rhythms will defenitely...
    Jan 6, '08
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  13. Pointers from seasoned PACU nurses, please!
    If you need a reference book, the PeriAnesthesia Nursing Core Curriculum ed. Donna M. DeFazio Quinn and Lois Schick which is published by the American Society of PeriAnesthesa Nurses is an excellent...
    Jan 6, '08
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  14. In PACU now and loving it....what a journey!
    There is a different kind of stress than med/surg, but if you go to PACU don't think you will have a stress-free environment to work in. You need excellent airway management skills as well as some...
    Jan 6, '08
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  15. PACU slogan
    How about "PACU Nursing - it's not for wimps."
    Dec 22, '07
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  16. Holding overnight (or even days at a time)
    Your situation sounds horrible. God bless you. We don't hold pts. overnight. But then again, we barely have the staff to recover surgical patients during the day. If our oncall staff had to come...
    Dec 22, '07
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  17. Whats your best nursing ghost story?
    I have read several stories about seeing nurses in the hospital who turned out to be ghosts. What I would like to know is why anyone would want to spend their afterlife @ work??
    Nov 11, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. My mother is embarassed that I'm going to be a nurse...
    There is nothing, and I mean nothing, to be ashamed of by becoming a nurse. Ours is one of the most trusted professions. Even above MD's and especially above lawyers. A good nurse must be...
    Oct 7, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. I must be an idiot
    We have pain control drummed into our heads by JCAHO and as PACU nurses, it is our job to relieve post op pain as much as possible. You did the right thing, no matter what the surgeon says
    Sep 17, '07
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  20. You might be a PACU nurse if...
    Don't you just love being oh hold to give report to a nurse while she/he is at lunch, and you haven't even had a break for hours and hours?:o
    Sep 4, '07
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  21. It's moon flower season!!!!!
    I don't work in Trauma, and I am not really up on horticulture. What is Moon Flower?
    Aug 27, '07
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  22. You might be a PACU nurse if...
    It's been awhile since this thread had a reply, but it needs to be continued. We all need a place to vent. Of course, it is 3:30 in the a.m. while I am replying while I wait for a guy who got...
    Aug 19, '07
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  23. Nurses with relatives in the hospital....
    Don't assume your mother will recieve poor nursing care. Treat the nurses as you would want to be treated if you were the nurse. But I also agree that you shouldn't advertise the fact that you...
    Aug 18, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Whats your best nursing ghost story?
    I am sorry about the fire, but I had read that the place was being demolished. I am glad that interesting old building is being used for something. Although, I'm not sure I would want to live there....
    Apr 9, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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