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  1. Removal of Pacing Wires
    Hi Sharron, thankyou for your reply, only 4 years later but who's counting LOL. I am no longer in cardiac surgical now, transferred to cardiac investigations but the policy is still the same for...
    Dec 6, '04
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  2. Nursing Badges
    You're on mate, I'd love to swap yarns about our first green years, especially with your o/s nursing experience. Cheers.
    Mar 7, '03
    Forum: International Nursing
  3. Nursing Badges
    Hey Fran, I know what you mean about those chairs-tables, up the back wasn't so bad cause you could observe everyone but the noise could get annoying & my eyesight took a beating over the 3 years (I...
    Mar 7, '03
    Forum: International Nursing
  4. greet n meet/cheese n wine
    Oh Tookie, is that an unwooded chardonay & some tasty Coon?? cheers.
    Mar 1, '03
    Forum: Nursing in Australia / New Zealand
  5. greet n meet/cheese n wine
    Hi everyone, I have only just found this Australian segment of allnurse, been logging on for a few years. I trained as an EN in Whyalla Hospital in 1979 (yes we wore caps but they were cardboard by...
    Mar 1, '03
    Forum: Nursing in Australia / New Zealand
  6. Long Way to the Top
    Saw a concert with Russel Morris, Ian Moss, John Swann & Peter Couples at local service club few months ago (real cheap) Also saw Suzie Quatro at Tweeds last weekend & off to see Rolling Stones this...
    Mar 1, '03
    Forum: International Nursing
  7. Drinkypoos
    Sounds like this party is going to be a real beaut, don't you just love those CS cowboys.
    Mar 1, '03
    Forum: International Nursing
  8. Nursing Badges
    Glad to be of help, don't forget they will probably want some money too!! We had a huge class of 2000, over 250 graduates, it was impossible to know everyone but what a coincidence that you graduated...
    Mar 1, '03
    Forum: International Nursing
  9. Nursing Badges
    Hi Fran, as a QUT nurse I know for sure they have a badge (we all got one on graduation) You probably need to show proof of attendence to purchase one. I was at QUT 1996-2000, graduated in 2000,...
    Feb 28, '03
    Forum: International Nursing
  10. Removal of Pacing Wires
    Thanks for your reply Bob, hope your wife has fully recovered from her surgery, she sure had some major work done. Maybe the extra precautions (vitals & RIB) are because we are over precautious...
    May 16, '02
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  11. Removal of Pacing Wires
    Doesn't anyone take out pacing wires??? Maybe they are called something different in the states?? Help??
    May 16, '02
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  12. a pulmonary puzzler
    Mario, have a look at an anatomy book, the pleural cavity (a potential space) is NOT connected to the trachea. In fact, it is not connected to any other structure. The visceral pleura lines the lungs...
    Mar 25, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Removal of Pacing Wires
    Hi, I'm curious to know what others hospital policies are regarding removal of epicardial pacing wires post cardiac surgery Our policy requires baseline obs, remove wires, obs x2 30 minutes apart,...
    Mar 25, '02
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  14. a pulmonary puzzler
    Very interesting post Angus. I have had to flush pleural cavities also. Usually a pt with empyema following lobectomy or chest injury. Betadine flush used, 100mls (1/2 water) in & let drain into...
    Mar 25, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Epidural bolusing by RN's
    Hi Shar, the 'ice test' is a test used to assess the nerve block of the epidural. By placing an ice cube on the pt's skin, the extent of the nerve block from an epidural can be assessed. For...
    Mar 23, '02
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  16. Epidural bolusing by RN's
    Like snickers we use a lot of epis on our ward for thoracic surgery. We also have standing orders for boluses & rate increases with strict guidlines in place regarding observations, positioning,...
    Feb 16, '02
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  17. Pain management in Post-CABG patients
    I forgot, sometimes pleural blocks are used too, but not very often. Hope this helps Megan
    Oct 21, '01
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  18. Pain management in Post-CABG patients
    That should read... "often the LEG grafts, if used, cause more pain"
    Oct 21, '01
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  19. Pain management in Post-CABG patients
    In our hospital pts are usually given a morphine PCA. Whilst intubated, a background (usually 0.5 mg/hr) is used plus nurse initiated boluses (1-2mg). Once extubated, paracetamol is incorporated....
    Oct 21, '01
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  20. Midnights vs Day shift
    Where I work we have very few permanent night workers, we all rotate. I have just come off my '5 nights every 5 weeks' and am still trying to catch up with the world. Because of this set up, we have...
    Oct 20, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Future of Nursing
    Thats ok Mooshie.. yes better pay & safer working conditions combined with how to entice young people into the profession. Highlighting the positives of nursing & giving it 'street cred' are...
    Oct 19, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. you might be a nurse
    You might be a nurse if.. You automatically head in the direction of an electronic beeping sound ..
    Oct 19, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. 2 year or 4 year nursing school
    Hey Aero, why should your employer be responsible for the cost of your education?, yes they may receive some benefits (if you stay on in that workplace), what if you move on , who benefits the? You...
    Oct 19, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Future of Nursing
    Didn't know I was striking in Queensland...better read the papers!
    Oct 19, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Nurses rights
    Not sure Val why you don't think you have rights, maybe your working environment doesn't foster them. All nurses have rights, as all employees and human beings do.. Right to ... safe working...
    Oct 19, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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