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  1. Huber Needle
    The type of port that was implanted, it's age and use, anatomical location, the type and gauge of the Huber can all impact how easy or difficult it is to access or de-access a port.
    Dec 9
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  2. Too good for poo
    Those statements seem to conflict and make me believe that the working environment at your facility is unhealthy and potentially hostile. I am not sure why (actually I do know why) as a leader...
    Dec 9
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. Too good for poo
    Although exact details will not be forthcoming it is not hard to imagine the circumstances around the termination. #1) The cause of the termination is third party hearsay and could very well be a...
    Dec 9
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. IV Sizes?
    The standard of care, as set by the Infusion Nurses Society, is a the smallest gauge and shortest catheter you can. For fluids in the hand a 24 gauge would be appropriate but depends on what you...
    Dec 9
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. Are needle connections still used?
    Not unusual either. If for some reason you needed to slow or D/C the IVIG you would still have fluid to give, if you mixed then you are out of luck. Always opt to keep the meds separate from the...
    Dec 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Are needle connections still used?
    Needless connections are not universally used, especially not in home health/home infusion. Really depends upon the pharmacy or company providing the supplies. Keep in mind the nurse rarely has an...
    Dec 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Are needle connections still used?
    Outside of the hospital this is relatively common, the focus is on hand washing not wearing gloves. Just think to yourself, what is the main purpose of wearing gloves and why did they become...
    Dec 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Want advice from experienced oncology RNs
    Oncology is a great floor to start on and is a wonderful specialty. Keep in mind, you do not only hang chemo all day. In my experience Oncology floors are like a Med-Surg unit with as much...
    Dec 9
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  9. Why do you think nurses leave the profession?
    I have never understood why someone would leave nursing unless they truly wanted t pursue a different career path. There are 18,482 different ways to practice nursing besides working the bedside...
    Dec 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Hickman line positive for s.aureus bacteremia. Do not flush
    The first consideration is we have to evaluate is the bacteremia. Just because the patient has a central line and is receiving a high infection risk infusion does not definitively determine that the...
    Dec 9
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  11. Multiple Choices Questions for VA-BC Test
    Did your co-worker happen to fail the test because she answered the multiple answer questions with only a single choice? :roflmao: Honestly I do not remember if there were multiple choice when I...
    Dec 9
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  12. IV catheter changes..
    As a clinical educator for a medical device manufacturer who specializes in vascular access, infusion therapy, and oncology I can tell you that it is a growing trend to keep the PIV in until clinical...
    Nov 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Who punches a cancer patient?
    She presented a fact that in all reality had about zero to do with the context of the story expect to possibly insinuate that the antagonist's race played a part in his agressive demeanor. When...
    Nov 25
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. Infusion center and lab draws
    Everywhere I have worked where we processed labs we had a certified "lab room" and/or area with strict rules on what could or could not be done in that room or counter. Mixing or processing meds...
    Nov 25
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  15. Lab vs Pharmacy-Vancomycin trough
    Entirely depends upon the renal function of the patient and more importantly, the organism. ID docs will often specify a target range for the trough to suit various bugs.
    Nov 10
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  16. Any Remicade nurses out there?
    Official Healthcare Professional Website for REMICADE® (infliximab) Call or email for your local sales rep. They will bury you under 12 kilos of brochures, handouts, and other assorted information.
    Nov 10
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  17. VisIV™ Flexible Container
    Why not ask your distributer rep or Hispira rep? You can go on the website and submit a question.
    Nov 10
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  18. How to deal with catheter issue when insert a PICC line.
    Flushing is just normal low pressure flushing. I want to have a low pressure jet of water that will help the catheter bounce off blood vessel walls or others obstructions but not flip around like...
    Oct 16
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  19. How to deal with catheter issue when insert a PICC line.
    A lot depends upon your patient's unique anatomy and how the patient was positioned. Personally what I like to do to prevent this is insert my catheter to around the axilla and mostly remove my...
    Oct 15
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  20. Handling a central venous line port
    I apologize, I did not mean to sound as though I scolding you.
    Oct 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Burned out and hate nursing
    There are so many different specialties and practice settings for nurses it is hard for me to understand anyone who hates nursing. If you do not like your current setting then find a new one, which...
    Oct 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. A poll, regarding nurses' opinions on Magnet status
    Being on the policy and administration side of things (working with hospitals but not at any one in particular) I can honestly tell you that hospitals with Magnet status do operate differently and...
    Oct 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Handling a central venous line port
    Good practice is never an extra nor unnecessary. Reasonable and prudent care is never about eliminating as many seemingly "unnecessary" steps as possible but rather eliminating as many risks to the...
    Oct 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Handling a central venous line port
    Priming as in instilling saline into the needleless access device prior to attaching? Any reason why you would not prime the needleless access device? Ask you local rep, they will truly be the...
    Oct 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. IV Push Medication
    If you ever give something IV push with color you would know this answer. IV tubing tends to hold a significant portion of the medication for an extended period of time unless there is a large...
    Sep 15
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing


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