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  1. ICU especially hard on back?
    Perfect - ER, ICU, tele here. ICU is definitely the most lifting, etc. in my experience. Especially with CNAs being almost non-existent - you not only do your own baths, turns, mobility you help...
    Nov 12
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  2. Report: is it too much to ask.....
    I really like that I have actually laid eyes on the patient, and don't feel the need to run in the rooms immediately after report. Especially if I have one going sideways - I've already seen the...
    Nov 10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. The hardest parts of nursing?
    Learning how to be comfortable being very uncomfortable.
    Nov 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Report: is it too much to ask.....
    As for me, I think bedside report is essential - especially in critical care. If you find yourself getting bogus info - open that computer up at the bedside. We are supposed to, although it doesn't...
    Nov 9
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. RN Detained and Quarantined As Ebola Hysteria Reaches a New Low
    PS - God bless Kaci Hickox, and all the others willing to go and to serve. That are willing to touch the untouchable.
    Oct 26
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  6. RN Detained and Quarantined As Ebola Hysteria Reaches a New Low
    I will be willing to volunteer to care for Ebola patients when/if that time comes. I am far more afraid of false imprisonment by Chicken Little, though, for doing so. How long have international...
    Oct 26
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  7. ICU pay differential?
    I see both sides (I am ICU and have worked the floor and ER). The argument for more pay, to me, is that so much more is expected out of us (at least where I am). Knowledge, leadership, expertise,...
    Oct 19
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  8. Which unit has the most code blues?
    The most inconvenient spots - like radiology. Only partly joking.
    Oct 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Identifying and differentiating smells
    What is with the poop that smells like mothballs? Wicked GI bleed = slaughterhouse
    Oct 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. problems with urinary catheters
    In all seriousness, I was terrible at first. Now, with oodles of practice I rarely have a problem. When I do, it is with females. Can't really explain my technique. Kind of like IV starts, I...
    Oct 2
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  11. problems with urinary catheters
    I prefer to go through it.
    Oct 2
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  12. Pushing meds through NGT/OGT with the plunger
    I use gravity on G tubes, but plunger on naso/orogastric tubes.
    Oct 1
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  13. Would you get low census in scenario?
    Which is a great reason to never come in extra when asked...
    Sep 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. hyponatremia and 3% NaCl
    Sometimes, I think they go way too deep for nursing school. Yes to central line and ICU level monitoring for 3%.
    Sep 25
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  15. Silly random nursing thoughts, one sentence, NO JUDGMENTAL FOLKS ALLOWED
    as far as someone "not liking needles". I say, "Neither do I, and it is truly better to give than receive!"
    Sep 21
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  16. You know you're tired when...
    I rarely sit down at parties / family gatherings for fear of falling asleep... Knowing that my family will let me sleep and probably throw an afghan over me "cause she is so tired". I'd miss the...
    Sep 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. You know you're tired when...
    My worst is driving past my own driveway in the mornings. Happens at least once a month.
    Sep 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Having a hard time saying 'no' to working overtime
    I have no problem saying no. Especially because they will force you off later because you are OT.
    Sep 2
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  19. Math 1308
    I didn't find it quite as difficult at 1302, but still a tough class that requires a lot of time and study. I actually managed a B and was very proud of myself!
    Aug 17
    Forum: University of Texas Arlington Online Nursing
  20. College Algebra 8/25/2014, proctored !!
    I found both 1302 and 1308 to be extremely tough - I took them both online at UTA and barely passed, although I am impressed that I did as well as I did without any help (legitimate or otherwise). I...
    Aug 17
    Forum: University of Texas Arlington Online Nursing
  21. Turfing patients to other hospitals
    Love House of God. Read it again a couple years ago - it renews my sympathy for new docs. I especially love the patients whose charts are buffed are the ones that did the best =)
    Aug 5
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. An Easy Way to Save a Life... or How to Not Kill Somebody
    I am learning that there is ALWAYS time to double check...
    Aug 3
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  23. New nurse and critical patients
    5 or 6 months sounds like a lot of orientation, but depending on the hospital you might not get to see many patients that critical even on the unit during that time. And then, ER will likely either...
    Jul 28
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  24. New nurse and critical patients
    I'd agree more with this post if you had stated "as an experienced nurse with experience running drips you should know that..." As a new or green nurse, you would have no idea how to handle it,...
    Jul 28
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  25. "If you're not doing anything..."
    Interesting, I think it would depend on the co-worker... I will generally do just about anything people ask me, in order to help out. I am learning, however, that I have things that are...
    Jul 28
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations


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