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  1. If you accept a job, stay at least a year
    Emergent - I respect where you're coming from - I just don't think it's rooted in the reality of the modern workplace. It's everyone for themselves - nobody is going to have your back, least of all...
    8:55 pm
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. sedation
    This is an interesting discussion. Propofol is great and I love it when I get a patient on it. Unfortunately, it's not used very often on my unit because we have so many sepsis patients for whom...
    6:35 pm
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  3. I'm a new graduate-I need your advice!
    You can do clinic nursing but those jobs either (a) require in-patient experience or (b) will pigeon-hole you into clinic nursing because you don't have acute care skills. Additionally, the pay and...
    Sep 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Terrible Unit Politics, Please help!
    ICU nurses in general tend to be ridiculous (I struck gold with my unit). I would look into a transfer. You're not going to get what you need from those nurses or an extremely negative manager like...
    Sep 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Heplock to home hospice?
    The policy where I work now is that PIVs may remain in place as long as they are patent and show no signs of infection or discomfort for the patient.
    Sep 11
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  6. CPAP on the unit
    I never get excited about home equipment in the hospital - because honestly it is a huge pain in the ass compared to just using hospital equipment. However, you bring up an important point about the...
    Sep 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Charge nurse taking patients in ICU
    If you're still getting singled just for having CRRT, I'd say you're doing quite well.
    Sep 10
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  8. Have you ever convinced yourself...?
    I would strongly advise you to stop worrying about this. MRSA is everywhere - including your home. You have an immune system for a reason and some hospitals no longer even isolate for it.
    Sep 9
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. Ever work with people who talk about church all the time?
    I just sigh and don't respond. I think religion is ridiculous and would rather not hear about it, but it's the way of the world.
    Sep 8
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. Should a student nurse take ACLS?
    It's a waste of time and money unless you have the experience to back it up.
    Sep 7
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  11. IV Infusion/ question
    You've missed out, grasshopper. ;)
    Sep 7
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  12. Losing patience with residents.
    If AAO LTC resident threw a coffee cup at me, I'd be filing a complaint for assault, "childish" behavior or not.
    Sep 6
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  13. Base pay of RN BSN in LTC
    Your expectations here are so unrealistic as to be borderline ridiculous. I know you don't know better, but I'm keeping it real. Considering that a large number of hospitals (even many large metro...
    Sep 6
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  14. Pain assessments - gabapentin?????
    Agreed. Obviously the effectiveness needs to be assessed, but the idea of a one hour after assessment for Neurontin is silly.
    Sep 6
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  15. IV Infusion/ question
    Not all SNFs have NS or other primary fluid laying around to use as a base fluid. Some don't have even have secondary tubing.
    Sep 5
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  16. precepting assignment- need advice
    I should have clarified. I don't think it will hurt your career at all because your classmates that *do* have ICU preceptorships will be no more prepared or competent to function as independent RNs...
    Sep 2
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. Pt having a "friend" over for "special nursing care"
    Um, really?
    Sep 1
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. I hate LTC- How I want to fix it!
    This reply is ridiculous. Maybe if you had taken the time to read the post you'd see how appropriate and germane it is.
    Aug 31
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  19. I hate LTC- How I want to fix it!
    You had a patient on Levophed in LTC? And I thought I'd heard it all. Not only is someone on a pressor NOT a candidate for being outside the hospital, but no offense, to have an LPN managing said...
    Aug 31
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  20. Flush that foley
    I've only ever done it with 30 mL, but flushing is pretty uncommon. Big infection risk.
    Aug 31
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  21. Meds due at shift change
    Agreed, the appropriate solution to this problem is to have those change of shift meds re-timed. However, absent that it should be on the out-going shift's responsibility.
    Aug 31
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  22. precepting assignment- need advice
    A new grad is a new grad. You're all the same and not qualified to do anything independently right out of the gate - so you will learn *something* on that unit. Absorb everything you can for all...
    Aug 31
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. Pearson Vue: Bullies?
    I was just making a point that your opinion doesn't apply to all experienced nurses.
    Aug 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Pearson Vue: Bullies?
    That's technically true, but irrelevant. The format and grading regime are completely different.
    Aug 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Pearson Vue: Bullies?
    I am not a new grad, but there is some validity to that assertion. I assure you there were no questions about bed-making and baths on the contemporary NCLEX.
    Aug 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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