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  1. palliative care courses online (Canada)?
    Just looking for some information about courses re:palliative care (Canada)?
    Jul 2, '10
    Forum: International Nursing
  2. about contact precautions
    When a patient is on droplet & contact precautions and the specimen results are not yet back (the patient has a respiratory infection) - this means that anyone entering the patient's room must wear...
    Feb 5, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. how old are your references?
    Keep those references - believe me - they come in handy at a later date. Even now, for me, I am using as many of my written references and evaluations for another purpose.
    Nov 11, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. when the catheter feels uncomfortable
    When a patient says that their catheter is feeling like it is burning, then what are the appropriate things to do. I would want to ask the physician if the catheter is necessary - can it be...
    Nov 11, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. Is this school worht it???
    before getting involved with any educational facility, find out everything about the program. Find out about the clinical components - like when will clinical occur? (some of these programs have...
    Oct 15, '09
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  6. warming IV fluids for rapid infusion
    I've read that when infusing IV fluids during situation of hypovolemic shock, the IV should be run as fast as possible, a L within 10 to 15 minutes. Some of the consequences could be hypothermia...
    Oct 3, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. rights of patients
    When a patient is competent, then the patient can accept or refuse treatment. What source actually explains the circumstances of a patient right to refuse or situations when health care providers...
    Sep 26, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. to expand re: assessment
    In addition to the physical problems of a patient, what are some good resources/outlines for doing psychosocial assessments? I have a bit of a guide for doing social support for older clients....
    Sep 25, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. pumps (IV) - pressure selection
    On the Abbott Plum IV pump, there is a selection on the Options screen, after pressing Options/Volumes Infused. The 3 options are Volumes Infused, Pressure/PostInfusion Rate, and ...
    Sep 19, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. Please help me in making my Nursing care Plan
    how about 'impaired physical mobility r/t painful joint" - does he have self-care deficit? Or chronic pain? Or risk for imbalanced nutritional status: less than body requirements?
    Sep 19, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. I failed my math test :(
    always double check your calculations (you'll catch those errors)
    Sep 19, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. I need HELP
    are there immunization issues for children in situations of poverty?
    Sep 6, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. McMurray's Test
    This is the test for checking torn meniscus. I have been searching Google to find a more detailed description of how the test is performed. My textbook has a short description, but I am not certain...
    Aug 29, '09
    Forum: Orthopaedic Nursing
  14. diagnosis and records
    Actually, this is a patient who went to ER from home, then was sent from ER to LTC. Such an abrupt change, no longer able to go back home, and asking "what was the cause of the problem?" I don't...
    Aug 24, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. diagnosis and records
    Thanks. For the patient to request the chart/diagnosis - who to ask? Ask medical recoords? Sounds reasonable to send a letter.
    Aug 24, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. diagnosis and records
    When an elderly patient, transferred to a long-term care facility, wants to find out their diagnosis (that caused them to go into hospital emergency), unsure if the doctor saw them while in the...
    Aug 23, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. transfusions and tubing
    okay - and this would mean using another bag of NS (emptied in order for it to receive the backflush from the NS that is already hanging). It would probably be okay then to just use that new NS...
    Aug 19, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. transfusions and tubing
    The blood administration set can be used for 2 units, as long as they are given in rapid succession and the tubing is flushed with saline in between. When using the blood admin set that is...
    Aug 18, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. Montreal graduate wants to work in Toronto!
    check with the College of Nurses (located in Toronto on Davenport Road)
    Aug 5, '09
    Forum: International Nursing
  20. bruits and hypertension
    The textbook that I am looking at says to assess carotid, renal, ischial, or femoral bruits. Where is an ischial bruit found, if there is one? The others that are mentioned are ones that I have...
    Aug 5, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Albumin Cobalt Binding test
    I'm reading about ACB, used in conjuction with ECG and troponin testing - but so far haven't found normal levels re: ACB. My searching on google hasn't produced results so far. Does anyone know...
    Aug 2, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. Activities for Confused Adults
    This is a request for ideas for some activities that an older confused adult could participate in, during the day, while sitting in a wheelchair. It was suggested by one person that folding...
    Jul 30, '09
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  23. oxygen question
    What is meant by "domiciliary oxygen"? I've been checking on google for an explanation - haven't found a clear definition. My book mentions it in terms of its being used for fifteen hours/day...
    Jul 29, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. more about flushing tubing and/or lock
    Still trying to get all the steps included. After a medication is given (using a minibag or Bard mini-infuser), then is the tubing flushed? This would flush the lock too. Then the tubing would...
    Jun 6, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. patietn controlled analgesia
    to review the steps and touchswitches for vial changes: is this correct: 1) check the new vial for cracks 2) when asked if "purging?" - answer NO 3) when asked "loading dose?" - answer NO 4)...
    Jun 1, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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