Search Results

Search Results Type: Posts; User: classicaldreams

From Date
  1. Any ADN-BSN programs without ridiculous papers?
    I have to agree with the OP. What drivel and you have to pay for it too! This whole BSN is bs. I have a BA and did that type of stuff many years ago. Sure, it was helpful and interesting 30...
    Mar 15, '13
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  2. MORAL DILEMA
    You could of restrained him while on the bipap. We do this for a few hours until family comes in to help. COPDers need several hours on a bipap to reverse a bad ABG. Did anyone do a Chest X-ray to...
    Aug 3, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. MORAL DILEMA
    TonyaM73, Sounds like you had a team approach, and everyone was on board, so job well done. The process can be time consuming, so kudos to you, as I'm sure it was stressful. But you did the right...
    Aug 3, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. MORAL DILEMA
    Leslie, I agree, 55 mg in an hour is not unreasonable for a hospice patient or perhaps those who are opiate naive, but on what this poster wrote, this sounds like malpractice. Was this nurse ...
    Aug 3, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. MORAL DILEMA
    55 mg MSO4 in an hour? I've had families ask me to do this kind of thing and I refused. I don't let the patient suffer, but this is malpractice and unethical. Can you imagine if the media and SBON...
    Aug 3, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. MORAL DILEMA
    Dear TonyaM73, Just coming from a RRT perspective, do you know the results of the blood gas and his/her history well? Was it the patient's attending that signed the DNR and how thorough were they...
    Aug 3, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Codman ventriculostomy without monitoring
    Hey crna1982 just wanted to thank you for the info. It did help. The patient was a TBI, so trusting his movements was part of my concern. Classicaldreams
    Mar 23, '11
    Forum: Neuro Intensive Care Nursing
  8. Codman ventriculostomy without monitoring
    Thanks for the reply. Yes, it was ordered to loop at 15. But seems to me a dangerous practice to leave it unclamped, considering the patient was not sedated, and it's only purpose was for therapy. ...
    Mar 4, '11
    Forum: Neuro Intensive Care Nursing
  9. Codman ventriculostomy without monitoring
    Hey all you neuro nurses. I have a question that is haunting me. I worked with a TBI patient in a trauma ICU a few weeks ago. Patient was s/p cranie, readmitted from rehab after change in mental...
    Mar 2, '11
    Forum: Neuro Intensive Care Nursing
  10. I want OUT!!!!
    You are welcome. After a few years, it is interesting to look back over your development as a new nurse. You'll learn to tune out those negative comments that aren't valid and learn from those...
    Dec 27, '09
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  11. I want OUT!!!!
    Kudos for you! You are not alone. Some of us feel this way too. I still cry, some times out of fear and some times out of empathy. Classicaldreams
    Dec 26, '09
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  12. I want OUT!!!!
    I think there are so many dynamics to hospital nursing, that saying it wouldn't have happened years ago easy to say. Nursing school is academic, yes, and too generalized. I would have much preferred...
    Dec 26, '09
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  13. I want OUT!!!!
    Dear AfrocentricRN, Of course, by the time I reposted my reply, there were many others, and the thread had taken a different twist. Don't discredit the older nurses for being sticklers about...
    Dec 26, '09
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  14. I want OUT!!!!
    Dear Afrocentric RN, Wrote a long reply to your message, but I messed up and now it is gone. (Kind of ironic, given this post.) I was once where you are at, and I admire you for reaching out...
    Dec 26, '09
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  15. Health Care Legislation and the ICU
    Forgive me if this question has been asked before and answered. I did a search but didn't find anything. How do you think health care reform will effect the patient population and health care we...
    Dec 1, '09
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  16. Things you would like the ICU to understand
    Let me guess. You took care of all them and with one hand tied behind your back. :eek: Classicaldreams
    Nov 29, '09
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  17. detoxing in ICU setting
    Just wanted to thank everyone for your replies. We do have psych for consult, but they don't get involved in our detoxing patients. In fact, rarely do they get involved at all, unfortunately. ...
    Nov 27, '09
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  18. detoxing in ICU setting
    Thanks for the reply. I googled the term "behavioral health resource team" and actually received a few useful links. If you know of any resources, please let me know. Classicaldreams
    Nov 24, '09
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  19. detoxing in ICU setting
    I agree my unit needs education on this whole matter. Because some of the meds can have a sedating effect, I think our hospitalist/intensivists tend not to give them at all. Much easier to just not...
    Nov 22, '09
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  20. detoxing in ICU setting
    Jules A: Thanks so much for responding. Yes, we are guilty of pawning, I'm afraid. Your instincts are correct. Some of us do try to address the issue before they come to you. Sometimes, though,...
    Nov 21, '09
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  21. detoxing in ICU setting
    I am soliciting the much needed help of all of your seasoned psych nurses. :yeah: I work in a busy medical/surgical/trauma ICU. We see all kind of patients with drug problems: 1) The saturday...
    Nov 21, '09
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  22. Things you would like the ICU to understand
    I'm sorry ER, but our ICU is often just an extension of your situation. Unstable patients with another one rolling through the doors. (And sometimes two at a time.) Classicaldreams
    Nov 21, '09
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  23. Dear preceptor
    Nursemike, Your L&D orderly comment made me laugh. I work Critical Care and, yes, there are a lot of control freaks. I see alot (not all) of control over trivial things. . . fold the sheet my way,...
    Nov 17, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Dear preceptor
    Seems to be like you are taking an individual's vent and turning it into your own vent. Ivana's post did not describe an "average" preceptor. I think most of us don't hold grudges against those...
    Nov 17, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Dear preceptor
    Dear Ivana, I'm just another nurse who can raise her hand to your temporary plight. You are obviously articulate. I hope you can use that ability to identify the problem (the preceptor) and move...
    Nov 17, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


Top