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  1. Lessons on why not to "Assume" things.
    Just curious what her ABG looked like. Must be horrid as well.
    Dec 2
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  2. Lessons on why not to "Assume" things.
    If that were my family member I would be grateful to the OP.
    Dec 2
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  3. Help with fluids/electrolytes.
    Any normal saline solution with an added ingredient makes it hypertonic. I said technically because of the way it works in the body but that does not change the osmolarity and osmolality of any...
    Nov 24
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  4. Help with fluids/electrolytes.
    dextrose is metabolized so technically NS with anything added is hypertonic, the fact that dextrose gets metabolized really makes it an isotonic solution in the body.
    Nov 21
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  5. Nursing diagnosis help
    I would be more concerned if I had a diabetic patient on insulin around 70, less concerned with a sugar of 172, I would still cover the sugar at meal time. Even though 70 falls in the ideal range...
    Sep 30, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  6. Nursing diagnosis help
    Were any of those medications new to the patient?
    Sep 30, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  7. Nursing diagnosis help
    If this were real life you would focus on the reason for admission. The patient is not left in acute chest pain but still needs interventions to prevent the chest pain from recurring. The nurses...
    Sep 30, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  8. Nursing diagnosis help
    That blood sugar for a diabetic non-fasting is rather normal and probably won't lead to much pathology. I would go with something related to his chest pain/SOB as the nursing diagnosis, all the...
    Sep 29, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  9. Refusing food offered by patients
    I tell patients I am eating a special diet and leave it at that.
    Sep 29, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. Help! I don't "get" vents!!!
    Lung Recruitment - YouTube
    Jul 24, '13
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  11. Dr. Eric Topol on Rock Center
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBhIgR-W75I
    May 10, '13
    Forum: Nursing News
  12. Peer Evaluations- Venting
    I wouldn't want a peer review. And if it is optional I would think you would be able to opt out. My hospital doesn't do peer review. I wouldn't know what other people do on my shift. I wish I...
    Apr 22, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. I don't want a male nurse! - Caption Contest Winner
    I don't get it.
    Apr 3, '13
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  14. Can visitors be 'forced' to wear PPE?
    Yes you can force for certain instances, the instance that comes to mind is neutropenic patients, I make them put on a mask when they are sick and wash their hands before entering the room. We have...
    Mar 2, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Boy, did I mess up :(
    Nurses make med errors and don't lose their jobs. If you lost your job over this then the hospital must have a high turnover rate.
    Feb 20, '13
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  16. Visitors who stay overnight. Vent.
    I don't think you get where I am coming from. I am not a pediatrics nurse first of all, my patient is not 5 years old or a teenager with mom and dad hanging around. My population is usually over 40...
    Dec 22, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. Visitors who stay overnight. Vent.
    I had a post op appi patient years ago with testicular pain in his early 20's who was too embarrassed to tell me until his mother, father, and siblings left the room. People need space to have...
    Dec 21, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. Visitors who stay overnight. Vent.
    I have been in the hospital and I have been with sick family members. First of all, I don't camp out in their room for days at a time. When you get sick; do you call everyone to your bedside at...
    Dec 21, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. Visitors who stay overnight. Vent.
    I had a visitor complain that I turned off the TV he was watching while his wife was sleeping. I told his too bad, she needs her rest and sleeping with a TV on is poor sleep hygeine, I am promoting...
    Dec 21, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. Staff on Resident Sexual Abuse?
    If you are a nurse you are a mandated reporter and if you suspect this you should report it to the state. People should not be abused, end of story, while receiving care. This is disgusting it is...
    Dec 11, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  21. patho..
    MCC on iTunes U then open in itunes, then click on nursing, then click on pathophys 104. She is a good teacher.
    Dec 11, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  22. patho..
    John Campbell - YouTube
    Dec 11, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  23. Do nurses help preterm babies to exhale?
    Breathing is not controlled by gravity. Breathing is all controlled by Boyle's gas law P1V1 = P2V2.
    Dec 1, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  24. Why In The Heck Should I Be A Loyal Nurse?
    I look out for myself. I feel no loyalty with my current employer. I will drop them the second I get an offer for better money or sign on bonus somewhere else. I don't work for charity.
    Nov 25, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. septic and aseptic wound dress-room differences
    I have never heard of a septic wound care. Sepsis is bad. There is clean and sterile technique.
    Nov 20, '12
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing


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