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  1. Palm Pilots
    My wife and I both purchased PDAs(sony clie') about 4 months ago best thing I have purchased for work second only to a good stethascope. WE WERE LUCKY , oNE OF THE DOCTORS GAVE US A DISK WITH A TON...
    Feb 25, '03
    Forum: Mobile Apps For Nurses
  2. Different pay and responsibility for 2 year RN's VS 4 year RN's
    I will finish my bsn completion program in april. I think it has made me personally a better nurse, Not because of the nursing classes but brcause of some of the others. organic and biochemistry,and ...
    Feb 10, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. What are your IV site change policies?
    piv's q7 days, art lines q4 days, central lines q7 days. checkout ww.cdc.gov for the government recommendations
    Dec 22, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Are new nurses adequately prepared?
    I graduated from an ADN program 3.5 years ago. The skills I learned were very basic that is what the school is for. You were expected to find learning opportunities anytime you could. i was lucky I...
    Dec 21, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. non hospital approved abrevations.
    I couple of my favorites from my unit. TBF- total body failure. DM/WOV-dead man/woman on vent
    Dec 10, '02
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  6. funny description of debridement
    i pt I was taking care of had 2 sacral decubs that needed to be debrided on a regular basis. the surgeon who was doing this has no bedside manner or sense of humor at all. So he comes into the room ...
    Dec 10, '02
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  7. Critical Thinking
    I think you need alittle of both. My critical thinking skills were okay at the beginning. today I critically think much better. two things that have made me a better critical thinker, #1 experiance,...
    Dec 10, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Palm Downloads
    there is some free stuff at the aacn website. Try asking some of the interns and residents if they can beam you anything they have.
    Dec 5, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. retention
    Our new DON and ADON are holding a townhall type forum to here what the nurses have to say, complain about etc.. Administration hasd spent a butt load of money on hiring bonuses. 10,000 dollars for a...
    Nov 29, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. What is the dumbest order you ever read?
    move patient now.
    Nov 29, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Can Someone Be a Nurse Without Jean Watson??
    how ironic I folow the same nursing theory as Zoe. I remember theory a little from school. Then I forgot it because truely it does not matter. You try to treat everyone the same reguardless of race,...
    Nov 19, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Sexism in Nursing (a male point of view)
    chigap, get over it. it is not sexism it is utililization of personel and team work. I am asked all the time to help pull up patients, turn them etc. As a team member I always help because that is...
    Nov 19, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Looking To Buy A Pda
    as for the original post, my wie and I both have sony clie sj30's . we love em. She choose hers based on options and memory. I liked it so much I bought the same one. The biggest drawback is that it...
    Oct 31, '02
    Forum: Mobile Apps For Nurses
  14. Calling in sick: how do you decide?
    if i'm febrile, cannot breath, vomitting, runs,or cannot stop coughing. I have not called off for being sick since I have been an rn. Alll my call offs have been for mental health.
    Oct 6, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. We make SO much $$$
    i agree with all of you we should get paid more for the things we have to do on an everyday basis, but going into this i knew I was not going to making big money unless I went to crna school. I am...
    Oct 1, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. nursing superstitutions.....any truth in???
    I have heard moct of these. My two favorite new one in the last 3 months. If a pt is having long pauses or severe bradycardia one of the nurses places an amp of atropine on there chest to ward off...
    Apr 23, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Ativan, insulin, alcohol drips on floors?
    we use insulin and ativan gtt routionely in ICU. Insulin with sliding scale however the scale is written Q1-4 hrs. Ativan gtt for sedation of some ventilated patients if they are too restless or are...
    Apr 9, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. ice vs no ice with cardiac outputs
    the facility I work in does not ice the cardiac output injectate. I went to a coferance a few weeks ago and the speeker said her hospital still did. what is the norm at your facility?
    Mar 20, '02
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  19. Male nurses
    mhn, I completely agree I am not a male nurse, but a nurse who just happens to be a man. In nursing school I delt with a few nurses at some of the facilities I did clinical rotations at who out...
    Mar 3, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Shortage of Lasix
    actually all the iv diuretics are in short suppy not just lasix.
    Mar 1, '02
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  21. What Kind Of Orientation Did You Get?
    WHAT AREA OF NURSING DO YOU WORK IN? HOW LONG WAS YOUR ORIENTATION AND DO YOU THINK IT WAS LONG ENOUGH OR WERE YOU RUSHED INTO STAFFING TO MAKE UP FOR SHORT STAFFING.:o
    Feb 28, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. AS vs BSN (?)
    Sorry I cut myself off. The adn-msn programs do not bypass the BSN education. You get your bsn by taking and passing the required curriculum as part of the process. It is not Oh you have an ADN so...
    Feb 25, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. AS vs BSN (?)
    lalalalalalalalalalalalalaal come on Pama come up with something more original same than the same old BS. ADN students outscore BSN students on the NCLEX and how does art appriciation make me a...
    Feb 25, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Do you think the Boards really mean your competent?
    first tojoules and everyone else don't you find it both sad and scary that only 67% of "experianced " nurses were shown to be competent according to this research. That means 33% are out there...
    Feb 22, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. What shift do you work? Why?
    I work 8p-8a for now. Why?, because it was the easiet way for me to get a position in the icu. I just have to wait it out for a few months until someone leaves. turnover is about 20% and I know of 3...
    Feb 20, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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