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  1. What Are The Rationales for these two treatments?
    Bingo. Typically, when I have seen fluid used in these situations, it is from a concern of potentially bottoming out the pt's blood pressure. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure; it is...
    Feb 17, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Post-operative gas pains
    Thanks for explaining
    Feb 6, '13
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  3. My feet HURT!!!
    Ha, I got called a creep for even entertaining the notion of a solution. http://allnurses.com/nurse-colleague-patient/foot-rub-769071.html Dr. Scholl's work great for me.
    Feb 6, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Post-operative gas pains
    I'm confused about how that is anatomically impossible; is it an issue of the mesentery, or diaphragm? What is in the way? How does crepitus develop? The pressure on the nerve makes sense in this...
    Feb 6, '13
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  5. Pain Medication addicts
    The patient gets pain meds when they ask for them. Period. I would rather overmedicate a junkie than undermedicate someone in legitimate pain. Most patients that are believed to be junkies are in...
    Feb 6, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  6. Do you ever correct people about medical stuff?
    I liked this thread for the first few pages, and then it took a turn. Does anything really matter? Truly, in the grand scheme of things, we are insignificant in comparison to the vast expanse of...
    Feb 6, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Why do some people think they are God's gift to nursing?
    You mean you don't take the brother in law's cousin's wife's daughter's opinion seriously? ;)
    Feb 5, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. Post-operative gas pains
    I think the poster is referring to the gas related to laproscopic procedures, not flatulence after surgery. When a laproscopic procedure is done, they employ cameras within the area; in an abdomnial...
    Feb 5, '13
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  9. That awkward moment when....
    Haha, I am very happy to hear I am not the only one who has done this. I feel like an idiot when it happens. That awkward moment when you walk by a room and hear the MD giving discharge...
    Feb 4, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. Sigh...the dreaded day...advice needed
    Not to be a jerk, but does anyone else find it odd to make it through a Master's degree without addressing this issue along the way? I can understand post-grad jitters, but if you are this...
    Feb 4, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  11. Do you stand up for yourself to patients?
    I cannot believe some of these replies! Enough with the self-depricating nurse who not only allows this behavior, but expects it as part of the job! You need to stand up to people like this; you...
    Feb 4, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. Snapshots vs. The Big Picture
    Honestly, sounds like she is doing her job. Its not a fun job, but these questions are what management are there for. Its nothing to worry about, I'm sure everyone on here has dealt with these...
    Feb 3, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Your opinion
    The question is a bit unclear. You are allowed to be concerned with any Pt, what are you being held back from doing? Big concerns would be injuries to the hands, face, and legs. These tend to...
    Feb 3, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  14. Med Passers at Nursing Homes 8HR course and giving out NARCS ...
    When I worked in a nursing home, we had MNAs (Medication Nursing Assistants). This is essentially what you are talking about; CNAs that can pass meds after a brief course and test out. First of all,...
    Feb 3, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  15. Sexual harrassment?
    Lose his job? No. This isn't male comradery speaking, just an honest opinion. As others have said, there is a huge double standard in nursing. As a male myself, I am very reserved and cautious in...
    Sep 30, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. What to do when a doctor won't let you read back an order
    Depends on how certain/confident you are in the order. If you felt insulted, by all means call him right back and repeat it back. Whether you call him back or not, you should most definitely...
    Sep 30, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. Drawing blood/phlebotomy tips and tricks
    Never use the inner wrist, thats a great way to nick a tendon, nerve, or artery. If you can't get it, ask for help! Otherwise heat, positioning, going for feel rather than sight; all good...
    Sep 29, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Can this nurse be saved?
    Lesson learned. Chin up, wash the dirt off.
    Sep 25, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  19. How do you deal with overbearing family members?
    Bring someone else into it. This sounds like a lazy answer, but it works. Find a supervisor, or even a colleague; there are power in numbers, and it is much easier to diffuse a situation when you...
    Sep 18, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. Is it my resposibililty?
    Its different by state, you have to look up your state to understand your responsibilities. Here in NH, you are not obligated to stop and render care, but if you do stop to you have to stay; you...
    Sep 17, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Blue Urine
    Blue Urine Color. Is it Dangerous? What it means about your health.
    Sep 17, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. MD Present to Defibrillate?
    By the time you call the code, start compressions, attach the defibrillator, and start an IV, the MD probably be in the room
    Aug 30, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. unsure what to do
    You need a break. Take some time off. Use earned time, and if your SO can support it, take even longer off just to recharge your batteries. If at the end you still hate nursing, maybe its not for you.
    Aug 25, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  24. Nurse accidentally throws out kidney before transplant
    Yikes. Could you imagine how bad that nurse feels right now?
    Aug 25, '12
    Forum: Nursing News
  25. MD Present to Defibrillate?
    Is this a joke? You would waste so much time waiting for someone to give you the okay. AED's are designed to tell you what to do and when appropriate, all you need is a BLS, and even that I don't...
    Aug 25, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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