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  1. What's your nursing kryptonite?
    I just learned mine today- yeast infections. Had a patient with one so bad you could smell rotten vag in the hallway... Pardon my french while I go vomit
    Aug 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Do you hear nurses will take over respiratory work?
    I second what most people have said here. I don't think it would be unreasonable to go without RT, however their in-depth knowledge about ventilators/settings in general is very helpful. I think it...
    Jun 8
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. Only a nurse will understand...
    Just this past week I was working nights. I generally can only sleep 5-6 hours during the day, and by the time my 3rd shift rolls around I'm dead beat. My (new) husband needs a little training, he...
    May 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. You know you're a nurse if...
    That sounds perfect! A Newfie will be our next :)
    May 12
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  5. The newest and coolest thing you've ever done
    ^ sounds about right ;) Fun haldol story: 20mg q6h atc with 10mg prn q4h... But we fixed his delirium in 24 hrs! Of course we were watching his QTC
    May 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Interventions without MD orders
    In nursing school do you learn how to calculate a free water deficit? I didn't. If you don't know that how do you know what rate the solution should run at? Do you know whether a patient should have...
    May 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. The newest and coolest thing you've ever done
    Precedex is the bane of my existence. Every now and then we get an attending who thinks we can replace propofol running at 80 with precedex...of course only titrating by what, 0.2 q15 minutes? Or...
    May 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. You know you're a nurse if...
    Can I turn this into a pet thread?!?? Dexter is so cute! I'm not going to hijack the thread, when I was out of town my dog bloated and the boarding facility took him into the emergency vet for...
    May 11
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  9. Are 24-Hour Open Visitation Policies a Bad Idea? (Yes)
    Maybe the bad scores are coming from normal visitors that don't like seeing crazy people walking around in their underwear in the hospital.
    Apr 30
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  10. Are 24-Hour Open Visitation Policies a Bad Idea? (Yes)
    We have an open visiting policy, but when explaining the policy to families I ALWAYS include the caveat that the nurse reserves the right to limit visitors according to patient needs. I am open and...
    Apr 21
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  11. New grad struggling...should I stick it out?
    One last piece of input: if you decide to stay and a year from now you feel comfortable and confident and have a good relationship with your boss, you really should talk with them about extending...
    Apr 5
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  12. New grad struggling...should I stick it out?
    For what it's worth, I truly don't think a 12 week orientation to the ICU is sufficient for a new grad. Where I work it is 6 months for a new grad, 12 weeks for an experienced floor nurse, and 4-6...
    Apr 5
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  13. Assertiveness, Having an "edge". Advice needed
    ^ Exactly. Being assertive is not synonymous with being mean. It is having confidence in knowing what is right for the patient. When I have a family agitating my patient I don't just tell them to...
    Mar 24
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  14. ICU Nurse in USA To Ask Questions Of
    As others have said, this will greatly depend on the type of ICU you are in. I work in a 650 bed teaching hospital MICU (affiliated with a university). As such all of the ICUs are specialized, and...
    Mar 24
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  15. Leaving the nursing field after 3 years
    We got three boxes of Russell stovers for 8 staff.... Plates upon plates of cookies... I'm fat today and goodness if that doesn't do wonders for my job satisfaction. What can I say, I'm easy to...
    Dec 26, '13
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  16. Have you ever had an accident driving to work in a snow storm?
    You've got that right. I have grown up in the northeast, victim to lake effect snow, major snowstorms, ice storms, and combinations of all three. Weather is a fact of life. Part of being an adult is...
    Dec 16, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. looking for my niche in nursing
    In the NICU are you using your resources? I started in the MICU after two years but had my orientation during "slow season," which meant I had NO sickies while I was on orientation. That meant that...
    Dec 13, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Do I have what it takes to become a CRNA?
    Deleted post, I'll send you a PM instead
    Dec 11, '13
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  19. Any INTJ personality nurses out there…I need help in choosing any advance nursing car
    Just because we are INTJ's does NOT mean that we make bad/unhappy bedside nurses. I definitely thrive in the ICU. Even though I am an introvert, I still like people. I just can't give give give all...
    Dec 8, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  20. Charge nurse
    Making the next shift schedule, helping to facilitate/coordinate discharges and admissions, helping out where needed on the floor/floating, and (ICU) responding to code blues throughout the hospital....
    Oct 25, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Silly random nursing thoughts, one sentence, NO JUDGMENTAL FOLKS ALLOWED
    Put a bandage on my ankle today and had to stop myself from putting the date on it.
    Oct 9, '13
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  22. Trauma Centers- East Coast
    If you aren't looking for glamorous weather you can check out University of Rochester, rochester is right between Buffalo and Syracuse, and is the region's level 1 trauma center. It isn't very...
    Oct 5, '13
    Forum: Trauma ICU
  23. A little frustated
    That is a nice little benefit, but I would focus more on getting I to peds/neonate, than into ICU. I know what it feels like to feel rushed in life, but you have a whole career in front of you. It...
    Oct 1, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. when to start compressions?
    Lol... Best story ever. Although not for that patient, poor guy. Should've told him to quit walking the line and make up his mind already so you could do something about it.
    Oct 1, '13
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  25. CRRT training, how much is enough?
    I learned on orientation, but then they updated our machines so we got a class to learn that. In preparation for that we had to do an online evaluation of what we knew about CRRT which I failed...
    Oct 1, '13
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing