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  1. Starting in ICU - Need Advice
    Charting and frequency of charting will be something you learn on the job. It's not standardized between units or hospitals.
    Jun 28
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  2. Getting Frustrated
    After my first semester of nursing school, I could apply for my CNA license by 'licensure by comparable education'. I didn't have to test, just fill out the application for my license with all of my...
    Jun 27
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. Cannula removal
    In my experience, that is usually a thread of clotted blood. Sometimes IV catheter removal is uncomfortable anyway, so the baby could have been upset from the removal in general.
    Jun 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Question about tablet vs computer for WGU studies/reading
    I can access everything on both my phone and my tablet. I have an android phone and a galaxy tablet. I do find it easier to do my reading on the tablet, and on my phone in a pinch, because that's...
    Jun 4
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing
  5. Valedictorian caught cheating
    I'm surprised that she's still in the program!
    May 22
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  6. Took NCLEX-RN and tried PVT 12 hrs after exam, got charged.
    The PVT is not accurate until at least 24 hrs after the exam, as it gets scored twice. So its possible the first score is a fail and the second could be a pass.
    May 19
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  7. Inexpensive online rn to bsn
    Yes it is
    May 18
    Forum: Online Nursing Schools and Colleges
  8. Background check VENT
    Ok, so I got my email about the background check for WGU. It says that for most states the fee is $42, and for certain states it is a little higher due to extra fees in accessing court documents,...
    May 1
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing
  9. I think I failed...
    I don't know anything about the Breeze website, but the PVT isn't accurate until at least 24 hours after you finish the exam.
    May 1
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  10. Doctors Orders
    I work at an HCA facility, and there is no way I could get away with randomly entering orders I think the doctor wants. Anything I enter has to have come from the doc or from a set protocol (such as...
    Apr 27
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  11. Any hospital units that DON'T use telemetry?
    Huh. I've never worked in a place that had tele techs or someone dedicated to solely watching the monitors, and I've only worked on cardiac floors. Whoever happens to be at the desk checks out any...
    Feb 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Any hospital units that DON'T use telemetry?
    At my current facility, medsurg does not use tele. At my previous facility, we had several medsurg and ortho units not on tele. If anyone needed to be monitored, they had to be transferred to a tele...
    Feb 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. IV starts in nursing schools
    I agree. They didn't work nights, so we would either call the ICU for an RN or the ER for a tech to come up to put one in. It was one issue that I brought up at every meeting and review.
    Nov 12, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. IV starts in nursing schools
    We did not, with the rationale that many of the hospitals around here have dedicated IV teams, and the hospitals that don't teach it as part of the new grad orientation.
    Nov 11, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Patient's rights dilemma
    As far as I know, a PICC can be considered hospital property, and leaving AMA with one could be considered theft.
    Nov 5, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. Need help coping with death of a loved one while in nursing school
    My program purposefully scheduled us for more clinical hours than the state BON required, just in case of situations like this. Perhaps yours does as well?
    Sep 21, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. What can RT's do that RN's can't?
    Depends on the facility. Where I used to work, RTs intubated during codes. Where I am now, RNs are able to give MDIs, but only if RT has written an order (per protocol) saying the RN can, but at my...
    Aug 24, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. Documenting allergies in computer programs
    We write it as an actual order to pharmacy in the patient's chart. We are 90% electronic but some orders are still handwritten, like this one.
    Jun 12, '14
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  19. Documenting allergies in computer programs
    We aren't able to actually put it in the electronic chart, but we do send an order to pharmacy stating the pts allergy and reaction. It's just not accessible on our end of the program to put it in...
    Jun 10, '14
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  20. Stupid Nurse Tricks (Or How To Look Incredibly Stupid)
    We measure BS in mg/dL.
    May 15, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Shift Cancellations (Please HELP!!)
    My floor goes by date last called off. And new nurses to our floor have to be there for 3 months before entering the rotation. There might be times where someone gets called off twice in 3 months and...
    Mar 13, '14
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  22. Relocating?
    My husband and I are looking at doing either an extended travel assignment or just relocating to the Phoenix area. No kids, he does ICU and ER, and I currently work on a PCU. Does anyone have any...
    Mar 12, '14
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  23. What Are The Most Creative Call-off Excuses You Have Heard?
    At my hospital, if you call out with diarrhea you have to stay out until you are 24 hrs diarrhea free. So for most people, that would be at least 2 shifts if you work a few in a row.
    Jan 19, '14
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  24. 8 month old baby dies because iv line could not be accessed
    What about a central line? Or would that be impossible due to the severity of dehydration?
    Jan 3, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. How Long Does This Order Last?
    At the most, 1 year from the written date, for that medication.
    Oct 4, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion