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  1. More sterile questions!
    With a PICC dressing change, First.. Follow your agencies policy. And, If there isn't said policy, develop it! But, Here's how I do it: First, after I remove the TSM and any anchoring steristrips...
    Aug 28
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  2. How you do that?
    You must have sterile syringes to drop onto your field. Now, if the saline vial isn't sterile, then perform a one handed approach to this. Don one sterile glove to grab your sterile syringe and then...
    Aug 28
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  3. How to assess central lines?
    What does your policy say as far as assessment of IV sites? Does it say, q 2hours, q 4 hours, q shift? Assessment means checking that site for induration by palpating the site while the dressing is...
    Aug 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. What type of PICCs are you placing?
    Amy, For the last 24 years, we've been using Bard's Groshong Picc's. Not only because they are repairable, but they do not require Heparinization, thus we avoid HIT. They are good catheters and...
    Aug 14
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  5. Anyone work for Coram as IV per diem nurse?
    Yes pm me
    Aug 1
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  6. Slamming in IVP meds and Running Incompatible Meds Together: Is it as bad as they say
    Every nurse should be concerned and assess whether or not compatibility exists between two drugs going into the same syringe, or going into the same IV tubing. As far as TPN is concerned, it is not...
    Jul 31
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  7. Anyone work for Coram as IV per diem nurse?
    I am not currently working for this company, but have done so in the past. Can I help you?
    Jul 31
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  8. Certified Infusion Nursing
    I'm sorry, but are you already a nurse? I ask this because you mentioned that you can't sign up for state boards. If you are not a nurse yet, and you are waiting to take state boards, I'd recommend...
    Jul 23
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  9. Meropenem via PIV
    Meropenem has an excellent pH (It is between 5-9) and an osmolarity of around 300 with a 5mg/ml concentration. So, no, there is no reason why it can't go into a peripheral IV catheter. Perhaps the...
    Jul 21
    Forum: Infectious Disease Nursing
  10. PICC line or Port a Cath & Running Blood
    I too wouldn't worry about this flow rate for the PICC as it can handle that flow rate without difficulty, I would, however, worry about fluid overload. How old is the pt? Does he/she have a...
    Jul 16
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  11. accessing a port for just one blood draw
    INS does not say that! I've seen your post regarding this before.. And "we" really should be giving correct information to others. Practice standard 45/practice criteria P (page S61 in the latest...
    Jul 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. accessing a port for just one blood draw
    see below please
    Jul 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Illinois License
    Illinois is very slow... Sorry, but I've known others seeking endorsement who've waited 6 months to get it. Have you tried to get a temporary one?
    Jul 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Had a roach fall out of the cealing..
    Ah, it may be expected, but unless you've truly lived it, you find out otherwise. Many have had water turned off for non-payment and that goes for electricity too.
    Jul 15
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  15. Had a roach fall out of the cealing..
    Welcome to Home Health Nursing! Yes, you will find situations where it is less than favorable, but as long as there is running water and light, and it is without gangbangers carrying their AK47's...
    Jul 15
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  16. Silly question-spiking levaquin bag
    It should NOT "leak" if you are performing this task appropriately. Number one, after removing the tubing from the package, and ascertaining that both of its ends are covered and that there are no...
    Jul 15
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  17. Only partial mileage reimbursement??
    Communter miles are mileage it takes to set your foot on the gas peddle and drive from home to office and then back home. So, if I'm driving to a place which is 100 miles away, and it normally takes...
    Jul 15
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  18. Best tips for blood draw on elderly
    I seriously disagree that your infection rates were less than what is seen now. Some places have reduced their infection rates with the central line bundle to zero! I doubt you can beat that.
    Jul 11
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  19. Health Care and Contraception: Did the Supreme Court Get It Right?
    Yes, of course because it is Obama'a HC which got us to this point.. but to say that this is JUST TO GET BACK at him is ridiculous.
    Jul 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Health Care and Contraception: Did the Supreme Court Get It Right?
    Yes, Child Porn is unlawful, as is making laws in which an employer can't exercise their rights under the constitution. I have a right to run my company how I choose, and as long as I run it...
    Jul 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Health Care and Contraception: Did the Supreme Court Get It Right?
    First of all prove to me that this is the case, and not some talking point! In addition, if it is true.. tell me.. If you have a portfolio, how much of your investments go to what? Would you know?...
    Jul 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Health Care and Contraception: Did the Supreme Court Get It Right?
    Sure, This could not be about a morally upright company exercising their right to think and run their company according to biblical principles. Naw, the monies spent on lawyers and time and trouble...
    Jul 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Health Care and Contraception: Did the Supreme Court Get It Right?
    How does their beliefs discriminate against women? As a women, If my employers stated that they believe that the IUD prevents implantation of the sperm and egg, thus allowing a "human being" to die,...
    Jul 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Health Care and Contraception: Did the Supreme Court Get It Right?
    Lets get a list of the medications pertaining to men that HL is declining to have covered. Yup. That would be a list of ZERO.[/QUOTE] Can a man have abort a child inside of them... nope. 16...
    Jul 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Health Care and Contraception: Did the Supreme Court Get It Right?
    BUT it is the same principle.. If it violates your conscious, why should the government force you to pay for it?
    Jul 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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