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  1. Highest blood pressure ever recorded
    A manual BP would still be accurate wouldn't it? I would never trust the number off a machine for a BP that high. Anything over 180-ish systolic I'll double check with a manual
    Oct 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Biting Your Tongue
    I'm not a &@$% waitress!!! Stop being such a precious snowflake, you've only had a shoulder arthroscopy not open heart surgery! We do not have any private rooms available. Would you like me to...
    Oct 8
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. Nursing in Australia
    Australia is NOT short on new graduate nurses. There are many many local grads without jobs. It is also almost impossible to get a hospital job as an RN without doing a grad program. I'd suggest...
    Oct 1
    Forum: International Nursing
  4. What are the top 5 medications YOU administer daily?
    Paracetamol (acetaminophen) Heparin/ Enoxeparin Fentanyl Pregabalin Oxycodone Cephazolin/Timentin/Tazocin Also lots of antihypertensives, antiarrhythmics, Metformin and PPIs (patient's...
    Sep 26
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  5. High-Value and Low-Value Patients
    I know that many families of children with cystic fibrosis at my local children's hospital feel this way. They have kids with a chronic life-shortening condition, some regularly having long term...
    Jul 13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. Indwelling Catheters
    For our hip and knee replacements, catheters usually come out on the morning of day 2. The surgeons are usually are ok with them staying in a day or two longer if the patient is really immobile.
    Jun 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. "No One Respects My Religious Beliefs"
    I don't see a problem with her praying if she does it during her allocated breaks. I know of several nurses who do this, they're certainly entitled to use their break time to discreetly pray for a...
    Jun 10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. Anesthetic Cream prior to Allergy Shots?
    What about a buzzy? I hear they're really good :)
    Apr 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Discrimination against males in the nursing profession.
    Care to elaborate?
    Apr 21
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  10. What age of patient's are the most difficult for you?
    40-something y/o females, particularly those with psych issues. Some of them can be so whiny/demanding and also manipulative. Also 16-22ish y/o having minor (often orthopedic) surgery. You'd think...
    Apr 18
    Forum: Patient Education
  11. Transgender Nurses - experiences/opinions
    Me personally, I am not for bigots! As a nurse, it really bothers me to think that some of the nurses out there are bigots by choice. All I can really say is, this may be best kept to yourself at the...
    Apr 9
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. How to deal with negative nurses.
    I was like you. A little over a year into being an RN has really changed my point of view! As far as I'm concerned, venting to another nurse who understands makes it 100 times easier to go back into...
    Feb 15
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. Lifting huge laundry bags...
    No, because it's part of NURSING, it's our job. I really don't get your point. Why do nurses have to be martyrs that should do everyone else's jobs as well as their own without a word of complaint?...
    Feb 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Wanna work in ICU/emergency after I graduate
    I'm pretty sure the vast majority of hospitals in Aus do not take new grads into ICU/ED. Most grad certs in critical care require at least one year of nursing experience first. As it should be, IMO.
    Feb 11
    Forum: Nursing in Australia / New Zealand
  15. advices in studying nursing in Australia
    The nursing market in Western Aust is also terrible at the moment. Many locals missed out on grad programs so international students have next to no hope in getting one. The hospitals must offer...
    Feb 10
    Forum: Nursing in Australia / New Zealand
  16. Teen to remain in state custody, in Boston Children's Hospital
    This is positive news, seems like the judge is starting to make steps to return Justina to her former medical team at Tufts and possibly even her family in the future. Will be very interesting to see...
    Jan 12
    Forum: Nursing News
  17. Any good "nurse" shows on tv?  Netflix?
    All Saints was great, it really portrayed doctors and nurses working together as a team. I started watching it when I was 10 years old. Still watching re-runs on Foxtel :)
    Jan 9
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  18. Forceps Delivery Crushes Baby's Skull, Caused Death
    I find this interesting. I'm in Australia and we have national registration for all nurses and doctors. All licensed practitioner's names are published online on a database including reprimands,...
    Jan 5
    Forum: Nursing News
  19. Forceps Delivery Crushes Baby's Skull, Caused Death is terrible if true. I have no experience in Obstetrics, any L&D nurses have any...
    Jan 4
    Forum: Nursing News
  20. Teen to remain in state custody, in Boston Children's Hospital
    I find this interesting: "These cases are rare, but not as rare as one might think. In just the last 18 months, Children’s — which given its reputation attracts many of the toughest cases from...
    Dec 26, '13
    Forum: Nursing News
  21. Wanting to transfer into a fast tracking program, Canadian student
    Are you aware that an Australian university is going to cost you upwards of $25000 PER YEAR as an international student?
    Oct 29, '13
    Forum: Canada Nursing Programs
  22. Wanting to transfer into a fast tracking program, Canadian student
    So this is the second time you've failed nursing? Once in Canada, now in Australia?
    Oct 28, '13
    Forum: Canada Nursing Programs
  23. US nurse grad moving to Perth
    It is extremely hard to get a grad program in Perth at the moment. Hundreds of Aussie grads have missed out and it is almost impossible to get a job in a hospital without one. Also, hospitals MUST...
    Oct 9, '13
    Forum: Nursing in Australia / New Zealand
  24. Australian nurse practitioners
    I'm not a NP but I have one in my neighbourhood with his own practice. We also have several GP clinics with NPs you can see rather than the GP. They can prescribe and refer. I've gotten antibiotics,...
    Sep 26, '13
    Forum: Nursing in Australia / New Zealand
  25. Three sets of vitals in a 12-hour shift?
    I agree! To be quite honest, I'd prefer to do my own vitals, ECGs, fluid balances etc. We don't have respiratory techs either, we do all the resp stuff, plus showering, mobilising and toileting our...
    Aug 8, '13
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants