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  1. hypoglycemia question...
    I miss spoke, we start with orange juice, if it is lower we will add a packet of sugar. We can give glucotabs, but sometimes the juice is more accessible. The protein was to avoid the secondary...
    Feb 11, '13
    Forum: Diabetes / Endocrine Nursing
  2. hypoglycemia question...
    This might be a silly question but I'll ask anyway. If you have a patient that is hypoglycemic, we start with juice with sugar in it, or glucose tablets. I was told once that you'll want to follow up...
    Feb 11, '13
    Forum: Diabetes / Endocrine Nursing
  3. How do you all like to start your shifts?
    I always start my shift seeing patients and doing my assessments, they only take about 5 minutes, flush any IV's, check what's running, etc. if they need pain meds I make that a priority and get it...
    Jan 16, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. I just can't do this anymore...
    I'm sorry that you are feeling that way. Is there another carer that you could put your education towards and get a different degree? What is it about the job specifically that you don't like? Think...
    Jan 15, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Wwhen to disclose information about license?
    Does the warning with stipulations prevent you from doing this job? Either way I think I would wait until they offer you the position. Then that way you know they like you and may want to work around...
    Jan 15, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. What would you have done?
    I would have talked with the patient about the affects of the medication and my concerns. If they didn't want it, then I could chart that they refused. I'd rather side with caution. Just because they...
    Jan 5, '13
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  7. So, has anyone ever reported someone?
    The one thing that I cannot stand is liars. I would report it. I might report it anonomously.... (sp?)
    Jun 27, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. For students with insomnia, what have you found that works for you?
    Reading before bed. If that doesn't work I take a half a trazadone :)
    Jun 27, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. What do you do if you are assigned a patient you know outside of work?
    Unless I had a serious conflict I wouldn't trade patients. Why would you? Recently a friend of mine and my ex hubby (Well soon to be ex), she was the nurse that took care of his new girlfriend when...
    Jun 17, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Did you ENJOY nursing school?
    It has been a LOT of hard work but my class has been AWESOME. We all get along and we make each other laugh. It is a real team effort, we help each other out. It has been the best time. It is nice to...
    Jun 16, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. Experience with Clinicals
    Most of mine have been at 6am. My next clinical starts at 5pm to midnight. all of my clinicals have been at hospitals minus the first quarter, we were at a nursing home.
    Jun 16, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. Pharmacology Failure - Need Advice
    I would agree with the first post. Know what the suffixes are. Like with cardiac drugs ending in olol they are Beta blockers. Know thataa Beta blocker blocks the stimulation of the Beta1 receptor in...
    Jun 14, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. Choosing a new career path in nursing, so many questions?
    If it were me I would do the RN. I know a lot of hospitals here aren't even hiring for LPNs and the ones they do have they are having them get their RN. Plus if you are going back go for the...
    Jun 14, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. Nervous about all the warnings regarding school work load
    Congrats! I went back to school later like you ;) I work part time, have a son and got divorced in my second quarter. It is a lot of HARD work but totally doable. The best advice is be ORGANIZED....
    Jun 14, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. Thoughts on this new note taking method I just thought of?
    Do you reread the chapters before class? Well at least skim through it? Then you'll have an idea of what will be in class. Also do they provide learning objectives for that subject? I skim the...
    Jun 14, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. "They found something behind his heart!"
    Oh yeah, I was thinking a clogged artery too.
    Jun 11, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. "They found something behind his heart!"
    Uh yeah, I wouldn't think he would feel good!
    Jun 11, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Should I be scared, nervous or anxious?
    I don't think I was nervous, excited or anxious either. I looked forward to it though.
    Jun 10, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. What do you always have in your scrub pockets?
    Left shirt pocket, My Touch phone (has my drug guide book), Sometimes lab printouts, EKG strips for each patient Right shirt pocket, A pink pen, black pen, pen light, Scissors, clamp/grip thingy...
    Jun 2, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. Can student administer medication without RN supervision?
    At my school, in the second year we are able to give all PO meds (including narcotics) and insulin/heparin (once the dose is witnessed we give it). We do not have to have an RN double check or be in...
    Jun 2, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. write a nursing diagnosis related to this patient condition
    Well you could do something for his Oxygen....That's pretty low for someone that young with no respiration condition. Acute pain Anemia - Weakness, bleeding Ineffective health...
    Jun 2, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. Thank you Hospice Nurses!
    Today my husbands grandmother died. I wanted to thank all of the hispices nurses. They were awesome! I was so thankful to the nurses who worked with my MIL, they made the passing of her mom a little...
    Mar 5, '10
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  23. 8 months pregant starting new job
    I think I would call them and say I am excited to be offered a job but I wanted to make sure that you knew I was pregnant, I am 7 months so I assumed that you would have noticed but thought I'd...
    Jan 6, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. just got the 2step tb test..is this normal?
    I have only had one skin TB test done. I didn't have time to get a 2 step so I got a blood test. Maybe you should try that.
    Jan 6, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. professors?
    What do you call your instructors? !st quarter it was the first names and this quarter the want to be call professor (least name). I am a bit confused by this, I always thought a professor was...
    Jan 5, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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