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  1. Most drips at once
    My record so far includes: Levophed Amiodarone Dopamine Heparin Integrelin NS Insulin PRBCs/FFP/Platelets
    5:09 am
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  2. ICU RN Report- How does your unit do it?
    We have a small report sheet that we use for the essentials. There are not strict standards, so we all report what we feel is necessary. We rarely have problems with information not getting passed...
    4:55 am
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  3. What is the proper way to address an RN?
    Or the ever popular, "Hey Miss Nurse!"
    4:32 am
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Is that truly professional behavior?
    Keeping your distance is a good idea. You don't want to start being identified as "the rude one's friend." Plus, she probably won't end up being a great team player, so you probably won't be missing...
    2:47 am
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  5. Are all nurses perpetually exhausted?
    Working nights is exhausting, and working every other weekend and holidays can make having a social life a little (or a lot) more difficult. But I put up with these things because I love my job,...
    Nov 20
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  6. Would you ever ask another nurse to give your pt a suppository?
    It wouldn't have even crossed my mind that I was being taken advantage of. That nurse WAS, though, taking advantage of a situation which would allow her to cluster care and save time, both are which...
    Nov 13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. Fix me NOW (but on my terms or I'll leave AMA)
    Well...Medicare/Medicaid.
    Nov 12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  8. Do I take too long to learn new skills?
    I agree with all of the advice you've received so far! I'd also like to remind you that while you may be having trouble with some of these skills right now, not a single one of these things is...
    Nov 12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  9. Fix me NOW (but on my terms or I'll leave AMA)
    Does anybody know for a fact whether or not if its true that when a patient leaves AMA that insurance won't pay the bill?
    Nov 12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  10. Why should I become an rn instead of a pa?
    In my opinion, one benefit of being an RN is getting the opportunity to get your feet wet in the healthcare industry, allowing you to be exposed to different specialties. You can see what you'd be...
    Nov 8
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  11. Transporting patients with Chest Tubes
    This isn't the policy at my facility. We had a patient leave for tests once on portable suction. When he came back, the tube was disconnected and suction machine turned off. Now it's a self...
    Nov 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Tips for surviving working nights as an L&D nurse
    I think the "totem pole" thing is more in reference to the OP's place in line when it comes to choosing which shifts to work, not so much that working nights indicates a nurse's incompetency.
    Nov 6
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  13. Is it normal to quit a job because the culture isn't welcoming?
    There is a doctor I work with who is really annoying, and is notorious for giving tons of unnecessary orders "just to be safe." And he is ALWAYS thanking us. The thanks has started to grate on...
    Nov 1
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. Criticism
    I agree with everyone else. Your evaluation went well, the issues you're having aren't at all abnormal or unexpected, and are also going to be fixed with experience. They aren't big things you'll...
    Nov 1
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  15. What's your go to outfit after work?
    We, the people of the nursing profession, demand comfort at all times, whether we be at home, at work, or in public.
    Nov 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Are there any nurses happy to be a nurse?
    I love my current job...the one I had before that was so stressful I think my personality was starting to change. Lots of nursing jobs are that stressful, and there are lots of nurses that have...
    Nov 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. What's your go to outfit after work?
    I've always been to scared to sleep naked! I would lay there thinking about someone breaking in and me being there naked, or waking up to flames in my bedroom and having to run outside with no...
    Oct 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. stinky patient pet peeve
    Either way, if total care of the patient wasn't an expectation from her instructor, I seriously doubt she would have gotten in trouble for emptying the foley bag then getting someone to help her pull...
    Oct 30
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. stinky patient pet peeve
    First, I'll answer your question. Yes, if there is a CNA who is refusing to do their job, this can be reported to the manager, and they can be written up. In my work experience, this sort of behavior...
    Oct 29
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. Good grades, substandard clinical performance
    Even if you drop out and work as an LPN, you'll still have these issues with being slow or being too timid. The only way to get better is more experience, and you can get experience as an LPN...but...
    Oct 29
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. Tips for Identifying Cardiac Diseases/Disorders
    What mrsboots said. Nurses don't diagnose. What you'll need to know is what to do when a patient has those symptoms. Chest pain...EKG, nitro, morphine, etc. Shortness of breath...sit the patient up,...
    Oct 24
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  22. Terrified Mortified Petrified Stupefied
    Nobody is ready to take a full patient load the day they graduate. Nursing is hard, but you don't have to be a genius to do it. There are lots of us, and most of us are regular people. The most...
    Oct 24
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  23. New Nurse Manager
    My managers that I loved have the following things in common: I have seen them in scrubs, more than once, helping out when we are swamped. When discussing our short comings as a unit, we don't...
    Oct 23
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. Esme Needs Your Prayers and Well Wishes
    Best wishes to Esme and her family, and I hope her health care team is treating her like gold!
    Oct 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Why do nurses make the worse patients?
    I won't complain about small stuff, I won't whine, I won't keep you in the room talking about my pets, I won't flip out if you're late or forget to do something because I know how busy things get. ...
    Oct 23
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations


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