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  1. A new nurse's battle with IV starts
    Thanks HouTx! Yeah you're definitely right.. I had minimal opportunity at my last job to practice this skill.
    Jul 10
    Forum: Success Stories in Nursing
  2. A new nurse's battle with IV starts
    I recently started at a new job where we start peripheral IVs on a daily basis. My first job out of nursing school was on a BMT unit where we basically only worked with central lines... I was...
    Jul 9
    Forum: Success Stories in Nursing
  3. Considering applying for a BMT Unit, questions
    Let us know if you made your decision and are working in BMT!
    May 2
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  4. Considering applying for a BMT Unit, questions
    Srleslie, I LOVED working in BMT, and also knew very little about it before taking the job there. On my unit, our nurse-patient ratio was typically 3:1 or 4:1. Like Tokebi I am...
    May 2
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  5. Need help IV discontinue
    What do you mean by alcohol gel? Hand sanitizer? Can you use an alcohol swab? This would be a helpful tip for me :)
    Mar 9
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  6. PT fell... Now I'm paralyzed with fear
    I had an experience similar to SoldierNurse when I had my first patient fall... It was very traumatic for me to find my patient, who was not designated as a "fall risk" lying in a pool of blood. I...
    Mar 9
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. Unwritten Social Contract: Your Needs Come First!
    Good for you for taking care of yourself!! I've told patients that before and they haven't had a problem with it. Sometimes it helps with time management to say something like, "I'll be back with...
    Feb 14
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  8. Unwritten Social Contract: Your Needs Come First!
    I generally take a 10 minute break to scarf down my lunch. I'm a little disappointed that it's taboo on my unit to take a 30 minute lunch even when another nurse is covering. Honestly, when I do...
    Feb 12
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  9. Left Speechless
    Beautifully written. I am so thankful for what our patients teach us.
    Feb 12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. Pain medicine and bone mets
    Does heat work at all for bone mets? Some of my patients find heated blankets comforting in addition to medication, but I haven't had someone with bone mets. I've seen some patients recently with...
    Feb 11
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  11. Taking a break from work for a few years
    My aunt took several years off to raise her kids and she got a job working inpatient afterwards. It may not seem too promising now with the job market the way it is but you never know how it will be...
    Feb 1
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  12. Our Death-Denying Society (Revisited)
    THIS. This is an excellent idea. It's ridiculous that every time a patient is admitted they have to have a paper copy with them or their family has to bring it in. Who has time for that when...
    Jan 15
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. Central Line Air Embolism
    Thanks for your response core0!! Those theories make sense to me. I actually had a patient today who suffered a stroke a few months ago after a central line was pulled because he threw a clot. ...
    Jan 15
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  14. pump vs gravity
    I work in inpatient oncology. We give most of our chemos with pumps, except for ones given by slow IV push. I think the advantage to hanging by gravity is if the IV infiltrates, the bag will stop...
    Jan 14
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  15. Central Line Air Embolism
    Hi there! I was recently reading about central lines and how the patient should be lying down while we remove them to prevent air embolism. Most of my patients have Hickmans and ports, but we do...
    Jan 14
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  16. Don't go into nursing school if_____
    Hahahah and definitely this.
    Dec 27, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. Don't go into nursing school if_____
    Don't go into nursing if... You don't mind working 8 hours straight without a lunch or bathroom break sometimes.. Or a lot of the time :)
    Dec 27, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. Girl dies after pharmacist refuses to give EpiPen without prescription
    If someone used my (or my child's) epipen to save another person's life I would give them a high five. Withholding life saving treatment for an anaphylactic reaction is cruel. Plain and simple.
    Dec 26, '13
    Forum: Nursing News
  19. Very discouraged...I regret not becoming a CNA during RN school.
    I think working at the same job for 5 years looks really good on a résumé actually. Shows commitment. If a hospital is going to train you as a new grad (which is very expensive) they're going to...
    Dec 26, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  20. Top ten reasons for being fired - Falsification of Documentation
    Do you have links to the other "Top Ten Reasons.." articles? Thanks!
    Dec 9, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. It is *not* a pannus...
    Hahaha omg laughing so hard at this
    Dec 9, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Fired at last week of Orientation and need advice.
    I would put the orientation experience on my résumé. You learned a lot during that orientation and your future managers would appreciate your honesty. Med errors happen for many reasons, big and...
    Nov 19, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Still Here...
    You should have time to complete your paperwork after you leave clinical. That's how it worked at my school at least. Sounds tough! Definitely go in and talk to the dean of your nursing school...
    Nov 5, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. If you could have one nursing superpower, what would it be?
    to be able to think my charting into the computer. I think I would like that one even better.[/QUOTE] YES. I hate charting so much... Takes me a away from patient care.
    Oct 12, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. I feel like I caused a patient's death and I can't get over it
    I'm so sorry this happened to you. ::hug:: I think you did a good job considering you care for 28 to 30 patients at night (how?!). Perhaps this is a good opportunity to suggest to management...
    Oct 12, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety


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