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  1. Just a couple questions....
    I have also wondered about this. What I do (not saying it's correct): If the patient is on it every four hours (as needed) I don't generally get a whole set of vitals, I just put the pulse ox on...
    Aug 12, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  2. Vented tubing for lipids?
    When I worked night shift I hung quite a few lipids. Lipids usually comes in a smaller bag and I did not use 'vented tubing.' You do have to use a filter, though. Maybe the book has a typo and meant...
    Aug 12, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Pay Off My Student Loans In Full or Make Monthly Payments?
    I choose 3. Pay off extra each month. That way there's credit history and also savings on interest and in the bank. (:
    Aug 3, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. A rant from the night shift.
    Oh... about the big bold 7am - nursing is 24/7 just in case you hadn't realized. I do not agree about the "real nurse is here now" attitude though. Sorry. A nurse is a nurse.
    Jul 22, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Is this legal?
    Yes, it is legal for them to search their property anytime they wish.
    Jul 22, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Do nurses have a responsibility to keep their Facebook professional?
    My Facebook is private. Not public. Only my friends can see ANYTHING on my profile. (: So I don't care what I put on there.
    Jul 22, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  7. ordered to sign orders for previous 24 hours...for someone else
    Really... if I understand you were required to sign off orders that you didn't take? Easy solution. Just make sure that they were ordered/carried through then you can sign it off. If you see that it...
    Jul 21, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Do Nurses eat their....lunch?
    Everyday I take my lunch break. I usually go around 12 or 12:30. I have never missed a lunch and never will. (: -knocks on wood-
    Jul 18, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. Can you describe your 12hr 7a-7p shift?what goes on and tips
    [QUOTE=tokmom;6714501] The purpose of the TLC round is to have a member of staff to go into every patient room on our floor/unit and ask them if they need help to the bathroom, if they need pain...
    Jul 18, '12
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  10. Can you describe your 12hr 7a-7p shift?what goes on and tips
    I start at 6:55am. Hide my vital machine in the bathroom and put my name on a med-cart. Round up them night nurses and get report. (After all - why WANT a day nurse who drags in 10 after 7 and...
    Jul 16, '12
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  11. Washing those scrubs?
    Oh, I forgot to add that I throw my dirty scrubs in my hamper with all my other clothes. My BF has his own seperate laundry basket for whenever he does his laundry (never...). Lol So, the dirty...
    Jul 16, '12
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  12. Friday the 13th - Any madness?
    I had a normal day except DCF came to investigate the caregiver of one of my patients and the son was freaking out in the hallway because a police officer came with the lady and was demanding I go...
    Jul 16, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. HELP...I really messed up
    If it's your first time then you may not get into too much trouble. Just call your job and ask to speak with your supervisor on your floor and them tell you were doing your laundry and found a PCA...
    Jul 16, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Skirts in the hospital...
    Oh, what a typo I made!!! :saint:
    Jul 16, '12
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  15. When will people learn NOT to say the "Q" word...
    Yeah, I've said it a few times and the charge nurse would be "Sssshhhh!!!!"
    Jul 16, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. What's your favorite/least favorite part of your job?
    Favorite: Going home the same day I clocked in (used to be night shift) Least Favorite: Being here from sun up 'til sun down
    Jul 16, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Skirts in the hospital...
    Every facility will have their own dresscode. Where I work it is required, if you wear a skirt, that you are to wear hose as well. No leg skin/ankles are to be exposed ... for common sense reasons if...
    Jul 16, '12
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  18. 1st Needlestick
    Emphasis on the NOW and not two days.
    Jul 13, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Starting a new job.. advice?
    A lot of people swear by Grey's Anatomy scrubs. They are nice but I am finding that I prefer Butter Soft by Uniform Advantage. I like Butter Soft better because it's more cotton and helps prevent you...
    Jul 13, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Washing those scrubs?
    I own so many scrubs it is shameful. I do laundry about once a month and I work full time (3 days/week). So you can imagine how many scrub sets I have. I bought a new pair about a month and a half...
    Jul 13, '12
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  21. Possible Drug Possession and Paraphernalia
    Your best bet is to have your "friend" claim the drugs and state that they are not yours.
    Jul 8, '12
    Forum: Nursing Licensure With A Criminal History
  22. Bags or totes for work
    I just use the medium sized backpack that the hospital gave to us during nurses' week. It has the hospital logo on it and it's large enough for everything I bring to work. (Makeup bag, umbrella,...
    Jul 8, '12
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  23. When did wearing a stethoscope become popular
    [QUOTE=heather1988;6671441]So when did wearing a stethoscope around the neck become popular? [QUOTE] Maybe when nursing came around as it is a necessity for the job. Maybe nurses started wearing...
    Jul 7, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. Right or wrong? Need some advice
    It was acceptable - for all the reasons posters before me have explained.
    Jul 7, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  25. RN-BSN Online - Chamberlain September 3rd
    [color=#333333]hello there! i will be attending the online university working toward my bsn starting september 3rd. anyone else joining for that group as well? i am hoping that i will commit...
    Jul 7, '12
    Forum: Chamberlain College Online Nursing Degrees


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