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  1. How far do you drive to work?
    I currently drive 11 miles of mostly back roads, which works out to take me about 20-30 minutes depending on time of day. Took 20 minutes to get home this am, Saturday and Sunday it's generally...
    Apr 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Haldol IV?
    Hmm...I don't have much to offer except to say I have seen it given iv as well. What was the pts history? Will be interested to see what others have to say.
    Apr 24
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  3. cell phones at work
    Yup...we carry iPhones. They are both a blessing and a curse. I hate that it is constantly going off in my pocket when I am trying to give a patient the attention they deserve. It is convenient to be...
    Apr 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Which nursing school for my daughter
    I am a huge advocate of state schools for nursing programs...the price is right and we all sit for the same boards in the end. I'm a graduate of Salem State for both my BSN and MSN in Nursing...
    Apr 11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. Spouse-dependent sleep
    It's really between you and your spouse. With me working nights 3 times per week and my fiancé working 7-3 Monday through Friday, it follows that most nights we don't sleep together (or at least...
    Mar 31
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  6. Rapid Response assignments
    I would imagine that these positions are for rapid response RNs (perhaps called critical care floats at other hospitals?). The rapid response nurses at my hospital have some serious critical care...
    Mar 31
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  7. Nurses,what is the highest BP you've ever seen recorded on a pt.?
    As far as I can remember, my career high (or pretty close to it) was 224/87 just last night on a kidney transplant patient. 5mg of iv hydralazine and 10mg amlodipine later he came down to...
    Mar 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. MSN ed- are you happy with your degree?
    I don't regret it. Finished my MSN Ed degree in May 2013...still working as a staff nurses but I do 1:1 senior precetorships for various schools and am looking to adjunct in the fall for my alma...
    Feb 27
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student
  9. How many CNAs do you have on your floor?
    Am I the only one who wishes they only did 2-3 complete bed changes per night? We have two aides (on an appropriately staffed night, 0-1 on a bad night) for 38 beds and I did incontinence care/...
    Feb 5
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  10. Paracenthesis at the bedside
    On my floor we do both diagnostic and therapeutic paracentesis at the bedside. Typically the nurses have little to do with it unless the doc asks for an assist. I work on a pre/post liver transplant...
    Jan 31
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  11. Getting report during change of shift
    Right. I wasn't blaming the ER nurse in the least...just offering a possible (though hopefully rare) scenario.
    Jan 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Getting report during change of shift
    I did. They were waiting all that time for a doc to write orders on this patient who truly probably could have gone home. Total communication failure because the admitting doc was paged several times...
    Jan 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Getting report during change of shift
    It does happen...last night my admission was booked at 2100 and I didn't get report until 2:30.
    Jan 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Denying death as a society
    Beautifully written. I wish it were easier for family members to grasp when their loved ones' time has come. I am thankful that my last two terminal patients were able to speak their minds before it...
    Jan 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. New way to ID your IV solutions
    We have these Heparin bags on my it.
    Nov 6, '14
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  16. Esme Needs Your Prayers and Well Wishes
    Get well soon!
    Oct 24, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Had to code my best friends husband
    OP, what a horrible thing to have to experience! My heart goes out to you and your best friend. Be well.
    Oct 13, '14
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  18. Nurse Patient Ratio
    I'm in New England on a Transplant Med Surg floor...we have 3-5 patients between 7a-11p and 6 from 11-7a
    Sep 30, '14
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  19. Lets play the drug of choice game
    Prograf (tacrolimus), cyclosporine, CellCept (mycophenolate mofetil) for organ transplant rejection.
    Aug 9, '14
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  20. Keep my cell phone......or landline
    They text regarding staffing needs at my work as well. Personally, as a night shifter I love it because if I'm sleeping a text never wakes me up and I can answer/not answer when I am ready.
    Aug 9, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Common meds in transplant ICU
    I work with liver/kidney transplants in a med surg setting...depending on your center's preferences, I'd expect to be giving/seeing: tacrolimus, sirolimus, cyclosporine, thymoglobulin, mycophenolate,...
    Jul 21, '14
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  22. How a stethoscope can get stolen?
    I always have mine on my do most all my coworkers. However when I worked at my last job in rehab, I kept it on my med cart. It's now migrated to my neck as I no longer use a med cart.
    Jul 20, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. Does your hospital or facility badge include your credentials?
    Ours used to display all our credentials before our logo was redone and we got new badges. I was upset it was taken away as I had just earned my MSN and wanted to display that. However, it is...
    Jul 8, '14
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  24. How many different nursing positions have you had?
    Celebrating six years as a nurse next month...I worked for four years on a subacute rehab floor of a SNF and have worked for the last two years at a Level II trauma center on the transplant med/surg...
    Jun 27, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Why do people don't like it when we send resident out?
    Don't sweat it, you definitely did the right thing!!
    May 28, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing