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  1. New Grad Battery Nursing exam (georgetown university hospital
    Never heard of it, but for your sake I hope it's nothing like PBDS.
    Oct 5, '11
    Forum: Washington DC Nursing
  2. How long can a patient go without urinating after receiving a Duramorph spinal?
    We have a similar policy on our ortho floor. No pee by 4-6 hours? Bladder scan. Scan shows over 200-300mL (depends on MD)? Foley. I'd rather do a straight cath to relieve the patient temporarily,...
    Sep 8, '11
    Forum: Orthopaedic Nursing
  3. Documentation of Pain Reassessment
    We have a similar problem hospital wide, here is a basic flowsheet of what has transpired. 1. Establish expectations for reassessment of pain (within 30 minutes for IV meds, 1 hour for PO, "timely...
    Sep 8, '11
    Forum: Orthopaedic Nursing
  4. Dilaudid Max Dose
    Good gosh! What's the ratio of Dilaudid to Morphine... isn't it around 1mg Dilaudid = 8mg Morphine?
    Aug 24, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. What's new in nursing?
    Rep said it's beneficial for patients with deep bone pain (ortho surgery, minor traumas) to be discharged home. Comes in a case of 5 and I believe there's 24 hours worth of doses (q6h?) in each...
    Aug 24, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. What's new in nursing?
    The repetitive topics and posts on AllNurses have bored me. I'll try to break the monotony and offer a thread where we can discuss the latest and greatest pertaining to nursing. Here's two products...
    Aug 24, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Best practices in Discharge Process
    My floor has had such a position before. Discharge/float RN, also helps with admissions. Really took some of the excess burden off the floor nurses and expedited the d/c process, which in turn sped...
    Aug 24, '11
    Forum: Orthopaedic Nursing
  8. Baby's death spotlights safety risks linked to computerized systems
    Very sad situation for all involved. My heart especially goes out to the family. Hopefully the higher ups will analyze what went wrong, why it went wrong, and figure out a way to prevent it from...
    Jun 27, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  9. My degree is not worth the debt!
    My wife and I are in a similar situation. She accrued ~$65,000 in student loans for her education... she is now employed making near-minimum wage with scant benefits. The position she holds is...
    Jun 27, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  10. Nurse vs. Doctor videos
    Found this while browsing around on YouTube. There are plenty of similar videos on there a la XtraNormal variety. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGMp7olwwZ4 You've gotta admit... that's pretty...
    Jun 26, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. New Grad Charge Nurse for Rehab to Home Unit
    Wow. Being hired as a new grad into a charge role with six weeks of orientation does not equate with being the safest practicing new grad you can be. Wow.
    Jun 26, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  12. Woman dies at her funeral
    Haha! The picture in the article is interesting.
    Jun 24, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  13. Almost done with nursing school..but......
    To add to this, a tattoo should not be any reason for an employer to discriminate against you during the hiring process. If they inform you that you need to cover it, just smile and say "not a...
    Jun 24, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Experience and Employment: The Vicious Cycle
    Poor recruiters at St. John's... they're going to have their hands full tomorrow! :D
    Jun 23, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  15. rehabilitation center interview tomorrow.. any advice?
    Search AllNurses for interviewing skills... there are some great resources on this site.
    Jun 23, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. MRSA: why hx of MRSA must be documented in the pt's chart?
    It acts as a precaution to those initially viewing the chart so they know the patient needs to be on contact precautions. If the patient presents to the hospital, they will be placed on contact...
    Jun 23, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Short nurse bio for social media (facebook..)
    Down with facebook.
    Jun 22, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Vancouver ER Nurse Writes Open Letter To Rioter
    Dang, I bet it felt good to write that.
    Jun 22, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  19. 3 Hots and a Cot to boot.
    His honesty is somewhat refreshing. Not sure if he really is of sound mind though, as he stated.
    Jun 22, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  20. My hospital is breaking the law...
    Gosh... I couldn't imagine receiving report on 12 patients... how long does that take?
    Jun 21, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. "Code Gray Certification"
    Sounds like that could be right... I know most facilities require you to be certified in order to perform "takedowns" Code grey where I've always been has meant tornado.
    Jun 21, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Is it true? BS + RN does not = BSN?
    Oooohhh... now I understand what you were asking! :smackingf
    Jun 20, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. RN of exactly one year...
    I haven't reached that point yet myself, but I've been told by many experienced nurses that it takes a couple of years to truly transition into the role of an RN.
    Jun 20, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Is it true? BS + RN does not = BSN?
    I have a bachelor's degree in biology, and an associates degree in nursing. My letters read Turd Ferguson, BS, RN... not BSN (I wish it did, it would save me two more years of school :D) Every...
    Jun 20, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. What are easy food to make for a youngster who can't cook
    Don't forget to say BAM right before you eat it
    Jun 20, '11
    Forum: Male Nursing Student


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