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  1. Furosemide
    Wow. Op lasix is a diuretic, right? Think about it, if the fluid is lost from the circulatory system the volume will be depleted. Less volume in the circulation, risk of lower blood pressure. ...
    Feb 4
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  2. Areas of nursing you would NOT like?
    Pediatrics- me no Oh I like kids ok- just depends on the sauce
    Jan 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Social Skills in Nursing (Part I): the Art of Validation
    OP, great topic, you are right on. I honed my people skills with an OLD book,"How to Win Friends and Influence People" by Dale Carnegie. It was a huge best seller in its day and is still totally...
    Dec 24, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. PICC line issues, blood draw tips.
    Whenever flushing a PICC with a 10ml flush, 'pulse' the flow rapidly. It has been shown that the turbulence helps clear fibrin from the lumen. I have had luck clearing lines that won't pull using...
    Dec 12, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Making others faint and fall out at the dinner table
    When dining at my parents house someone will ask me something like: "anything interesting happen at work lately?" As I draw my breath to speak, my Dad's upper lip starts to curl up.
    Dec 10, '14
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  6. Staffing
    Yikes. Are you titrating those drips? That would be a disaster waiting to happen. My floor has 5 pt with many on drips, but no titration- that is ICU stuff. Still 5 is overwhelming at times.
    Nov 30, '14
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  7. LOOOOOK into my eyes!!
    I've got a few frequent flyer seekers I'd like you to meet.
    Nov 30, '14
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  8. what did I get myself into
    Yes it will get better, but no advice here is going to make that decision any easier. If you get past a year and still hate going to work, then you need to make a change, what change is something...
    Nov 19, '14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  9. Nurses Attacked by Patient
    I've been kicked and punched etc by the confused geriatric, we all have. But in this portrayed situation (as unpopular as this might be with some of you) I would have done all I could to take this...
    Nov 9, '14
    Forum: Nursing News
  10. Is your hospital in the Arctic Zone?
    Ya it's cold. I tell patients the truth: "It's cold in here to you, but if it were any warmer your nurse would be melting from all the running around I do!"
    Nov 5, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. Altered Mental Status- a surprise diagnosis
    Ya, me too. Apparently it's got to do with the 'blood brain barrier' thing. But I learned that high doses over long periods will treat it and I sure saw a vast improvement in the guy.
    Oct 30, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Altered Mental Status- a surprise diagnosis
    Recently had a 80+ year old man admitted for AMS (altered mental status) and pneumonia. No big whoop. He was given a complete workup and started on antibiotics. Elevated WBC, neg CXR, cat scans of...
    Oct 29, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. God Hates Nurses Now
    Exactly
    Oct 22, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. God Hates Nurses Now
    Darwin was right. Long ago idiots became saber tooth food and man's overall intelligence increased. Now that we are 'civilized' we allow them to breed, in fact, some would argue they breed more...
    Oct 21, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. Base Pay
    I would bet that almost none would tell you.
    Oct 13, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. condom catheters
    They are an overall lame idea to begin with (but I guess fulfill a niche). Consider any time you get it to stay on a bonus.
    Sep 23, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. 700 infants exposed to TB by healthcare worker
    Since when does a hospital hire a new employee without a TB screen? I hate lawyers, but in this case....
    Sep 23, '14
    Forum: Nursing News
  18. Nurses don't do anything
    There are always going to be naysayers and critics. The fact is that nursing is consistently rated as a very trusted profession. That being said, I would infer most people see us as hard working.
    Sep 22, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. Too much stuff behind ID badge!!
    So yes, the badges. Let's not forget the buttons, etc, ("flair") that we can 'earn'. That is the certifications, magnet status, customer service awards and the like. There are some nurses walking...
    Sep 7, '14
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  20. If you could just pick up and leave, where would you go?
    I hear Titan is nice.
    Jul 18, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. The Worst Hospital Visitor I've Ever Seen
    Just the other day a patient asked for an "escort" to her room. Now THAT is taking customer service to a new level!
    Jun 26, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. The Worst Hospital Visitor I've Ever Seen
    Thanks for your input, it did occur to me it may be a cultural thing, however, policy is that NO meds be given to a pt while in house. That was explained very courteously. The visitor was non...
    Jun 17, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. The Worst Hospital Visitor I've Ever Seen
    No, no wonder- overall the human race is pretty pathetic, I am convinced.
    Jun 15, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. The Worst Hospital Visitor I've Ever Seen
    We had a pt who was middle aged man with various complaints. He was from an eastern European country, spoke little English. No clear diagnosis, malaise, N&V, change in mental status that came and...
    Jun 15, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. How did you change?
    I worked as a transporter while I was in school. I had the luxury of seeing all the different floors in the hospital. I was lucky enough to be offered a job in my favorite area, cardiac telemetry. ...
    Jun 14, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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