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  1. Looking back, would you obtain NP credential??
    I am the happiest I have been in years in my career. It took me a long time but no regrets!
    Jun 8
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  2. Piggy Back IV order with no fluid order?
    You can just give through IV tubing as an intermittent infusion without a KVO. Keep in mind that additional fluids in patients may be adverse.
    Jun 7
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  3. Long term care and administrators
    I am a APN in a subacute/LTC and have a administrator that thinks he is a expert in all aspects of clinical care despite being a non medical person. I have been advocating for a resident who I feel...
    Jun 3
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  4. Being told to "clock out" and doing more work!
    Call the labor board they will investigate. If found this practice happens they can be fined and have to pay back pay.
    May 27
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  5. Unrealistic expectations of nurses.
    I have been a nurse for 30 yrs. bedside, management and now as a NP. While I love being a nurse, it's not easy at any level. Our practice is dictated by HCAHPS, CMS, JC, DOH, insurance companies and...
    May 27
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  6. Pain Management in the ER
    Benadryl and phenegran are not used to treat pain. The literature shows that pain is very often under treated and certain ethnic back ground wait much longer than others to receive anything for their...
    May 26
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. About to start clinicals...stressed about knowledge base
    We aren't expected to know everything. It's learning how to put it together. It comes with time. I would bring reference books to clinical so I could look things up.
    May 25
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  8. Nurses letting other nurses chart on their account
    My guess would be that you are charting under that persons name.
    May 25
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. Clinical drama-question about personal property
    This is one of the most ridiculous and immature things I have seen. I thought this was nursery school instead of nursing school. I think you are acting childlike and unprofessional. You have a lot of...
    May 25
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. So, as a nurse it's my #1 priority to serve your narcs on a platter...
    Very sad that you feel the need to label patients. Education in understanding pain and it's consequences is critical. Not all types of pain require a opioid. Learning about the types of pain will...
    May 18
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  11. Nurses are Not Doctors
    NPs will care for pAtients that MDs don't wAnt based on their insurance or lack of. There is no adversarial relationship to be made. This is a fact. I have a patient who needs to see a professional...
    May 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Nurses are Not Doctors
    I am not so sure why you are ignorant any only think you are right. I have done my research and fully aware of what the MD has. First Wikipedia is Not a good source of information. My guess is your...
    May 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Nurses are Not Doctors
    MD's do not have doctorates in the academic sense. The have a undergraduate degree. The rest is their medical school program.
    May 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Nurses are Not Doctors
    Usually physicians have bachelor degrees. Some have masters and it's usually a MHA or MBA. Nurses have a higher level of academic education then most MD's
    May 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. ADN's being pushed out
    There have been plenty of studies done. Writing papers in APA format shows the lack of knowledge and professionalism on your part. You can believe what you want but the literature supports the goal...
    Apr 25
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  16. ADN's being pushed out
    Why nurses don't expect more from themselves is beyond me. The research has been very clear for a long time that nurses with BSN that their patients have better outcomes including a lower mortality...
    Apr 25
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  17. Made a Med Error in Clinical.. :(
    He did not have numerous clinical issues or errors. He did have to do a education to his clinical group on insulin. He knew that he needed to get it together or it would have went further.
    Apr 21
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  18. Made a Med Error in Clinical.. :(
    Medication administration should not be taken lightly especially insulin which can result in a lethal error. As a clinical instructor I would be concerned about this as well. I had a student once...
    Apr 20
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  19. Chest tube flush
    Nurses should not be irrigating a chest tube. This is a MD role. Probably why you don't see it anywhere. It's very risky.
    Apr 20
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  20. In Utah 3 yr deadline...passed!
    I understand it to be whatever comes first either taking the exam x amount of times or 3 yrs from date of graduation.
    Apr 7
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  21. Congratulations, NPs of NY!
    Hopefully NJ is right behind! Congrats NY!
    Apr 5
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  22. Accused of withholding pain medication
    First your facility needs to review their use of Demerol. This is a medication that is used very rarely if at all. Poor pain medication. Yes you should have given the patient his pain med when he...
    Mar 27
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. ANCC ACNP prep help
    You need to check if you can still sit for the adult. If you take the new one you have to have the additional education for gero.
    Mar 27
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  24. Do you ever feel like we are contributing to the creation of addicts
    Then she isn't being managed correctly. A good practitioner does the right thing and doesn't just feed opioids. I use adjuvants because opioids are not necessarily good for every type of pain. Having...
    Mar 25
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  25. Do you ever feel like we are contributing to the creation of addicts
    Blue devil it would not want to ever be your patient. I don't think your views on prescribing are in the best interest of your patient. If you assess,monitor and have frequent follow up there...
    Mar 25
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications


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