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  1. Would you deliver your baby at your place of employment?
    Well, #1 I was high risk and my place of employment didn't have a NICU. So that was out. And my DD did end up in the NICU. #2 I worship the ground my OB walks on and drove over an hour to get to...
    2:29 pm
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Advice
    I think you haven't found your niche in nursing yet. You haven't found a specialty or a unit that's your fit. And fwiw, I started as a foot nurse and lasted less than 6 months floating. As in...
    Apr 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Maybe Im missing something....
    Yeah, the more I think of it, perforation causing sepsis. I remember a patient who was young with lots of pain and on major pain meds. We all kind of new him and when he became confused...
    Apr 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Anyone ever return to ICU after a long break?
    I've been out of the ICU for 3 years. Out of the hospital as much. I've done homecare/hospice for a year and for the past 6 months I've been working a dream non bedside job working remotely from...
    Apr 17
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  5. Maybe Im missing something....
    Perforation?
    Apr 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Taking dying patient home with children - what are your thoughts?
    This is a very personal decision that shouldn't be judged by others. What works for one family may not work for the next. I can see both sides of the fence. I've also been a home hospice nurse. ...
    Mar 2
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  7. Back to ICU from clinic job
    I can relate. I was in the ICU for almost 5 years where I esentially started my nursing career. I left for a few reasons, but not because I didn't like it. I'm doing a job I love now , I work...
    Mar 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Interventions without MD orders
    Critical care certainly has more leeway. But aside from that, we never prescribe, but we do suggest. But your comment about Tylenol worries me a little. It is a medication. OTC, but nonetheless...
    Mar 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Obesity, diarrhea and skin care
    Definitely a flexiseal. Coloplast also makes a skin fold management product with silver in it. Supposedly it works great or what you described.
    Mar 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. If a person codes at Walmart..
    Vtachy, you seriously cannot be an ICU. Nurse, or even a nurse if you think what you are saying makes any sort of sense in the way of liability. Call your doctor?!? Because we know by the time...
    Dec 16, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. If a person codes at Walmart..
    Why would so done go shoot up a mall or a school? Their are crazy people out there. I've seen some families get crazy and stupid over money. It's not for the EMS to decide. That's why there...
    Dec 16, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. If a person codes at Walmart..
    There is no proof of who they are. Legally they can't. They don't know the cashier from your husband when called on an emergency response. In a hospital you can't listen to the next of kin unless...
    Dec 16, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. If a person codes at Walmart..
    Yup, a DNR tattoo is no good. A DNR needs to physician signed. If you feel that adamantly and think you might drop dead in Walmart, you better be carrying that DNR on you and visible at all times
    Dec 16, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. If a person codes at Walmart..
    I'm confused. How are the EMS supposed to know?!? You would have no grounds to sue. And if you have worked ICU for 13 years, surely you are well aware of how family goes against pt's wishes, so...
    Dec 16, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. Saw a nurse yelling at a patient in ICU
    Yes, I have yelled at patients in the ICU. When they were about to pull their ETT, central line or chest tube, I would yell to be that point across if nicely nicely didn't work. I have yelled at my...
    Dec 6, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  16. Just wondering if there is a chance....
    I have finally landed my dream nursing job that Is the perfect fit for my lifestyle now. It is a blessing after a few years of struggle. I started my career is an ICU nurse and loved it. But...
    Dec 1, '13
    Forum: Trauma ICU
  17. 8 months as a nurse and I am failing miserably
    6.1 is a critical lab value that is supposed to be called in by the lab and verified it is received and noted by an RN. That was a system put in place for this very reason. It all falls on the...
    Dec 1, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  18. Executive Health Resources
    I know this is an old thread. But I eventually did get hired to EHR. I've been working there for almost 2 months now. Persistence paid off. I was very persistent and always followed up. I'm...
    Nov 30, '13
    Forum: Case Management Nursing
  19. Worst Medication Error of my life
    I once pulled a meperidine ptca vs. A morphine PCA syringe from the Pyxis. And put it In the pump. When I did that, the particular med for the patient was loaded in. You could take out anything for...
    Nov 30, '13
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  20. The Hunger Games
    I started Paxil in January. In April I began to gain weight weight, back up to a weight I hadn't been in a long time. I work out pretty hardcore about 3 times a week, but all I think is "...
    Nov 29, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  21. Can you have a life AND do HH?
    One and a half years of it and I had to get out. I was in bad shape. It was a 24/7 job when it wasn't supposed to be. I charted nearly everyday I was employed with them. On the weekends, before...
    Nov 29, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  22. What is the funniest or most embarrassing nursing experience you've had
    There was that one time I was doing postmortem care with my fellow nurse and the pt had a femoral Udall catheter which was coming out. He asked if we should leave it, and I said " nah, it's halfway...
    Nov 28, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Charting things done by others...
    Nice generalizations. I guess the as answer is fire all the aides and do it yourself. They are obviously of no use to you. You seem to be way more concerned of charting something wrong than if...
    Nov 4, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Charting things done by others...
    Guys, this is really not a big deal! " am care done" will not put your license at risk or throw your whole day off". " temp 101.2, Tylenol given" doesn't hurt either. Just because you didn't take...
    Nov 4, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Charting things done by others...
    Don't CNA's take vitals for a reason? If you don't trust them, then you need to do them yourself. If you really don't trust them, your not doing any service to your patients by just not charting...
    Nov 3, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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