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  1. I am scared to do CPR
    I think you've completely missed the point with your sarcastic exaggerations. Team dynamics ARE important to saving lives. If they weren't important, ACLS courses wouldn't emphasize them so much. ...
    Oct 17, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. I am scared to do CPR
    I agree with Do-over. In ACLS, team dynamics are very important. We are taught to give instructions clearly and calmly and not to raise our voices. It might seem odd, but basic human courtesies...
    Oct 17, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. How to start a Journal Club?
    Just wondering if anyone has started a journal club for nurses. If so, how did you present the idea to your nursing manager? How did you ensure the journal club was a success? And do you think...
    Oct 15, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. appropriate place to bring unit concerns?
    I work at a small rural hospital. I report directly to my acute care manager (manager A), and there is also a manager in charge of the whole hospital, hiring, etc (manager B). I have a concern...
    Sep 25, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. New Grad Nurse Interview STRESS!!  Please help!
    I was already hired on a stroke unit and went through the interview process about a month ago, which was great. I felt prepared and confident during this interview! At this time, the manager only...
    Jun 2, '13
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  6. preceptorship and help with not acting too smart with the preceptor....?
    Thank you for all of your comments. This advice was really helpful. I do value the practical experience thing because it is the only way one can actually make the theory useful.... Without...
    Feb 1, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. preceptorship and help with not acting too smart with the preceptor....?
    I've got a question about preceptorship... I've often heard that a preceptor prefers a preceptee who "does not act like he or she knows everything." But... how do I strike the right balance? ...
    Feb 1, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. I feel so down about my preceptorship and need some motivation/guidance!
    I feel so down about my preceptorship and need some motivation/guidance! How is it possible that I've done so well in all my clinicals, and now I'm told that I am at risk for failure? I'm so...
    Nov 4, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. Which nurse should I pick to write about?
    Have you heard about the street nurse Cathy Crowe? She's a Canadian nurse who has advocated for social justice and who is very inspirational. Check out cathycrowe.ca if interested :)
    Nov 3, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  10. Help with preceptorship
    I feel so down about my preceptorship and need some motivation/guidance! How is it possible that I've done so well in all my clinicals, and now I'm told that I am at risk for failure? I'm so...
    Nov 3, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. thirst in intubated patients
    How do you manage thirst? I've been swabbing the patient's mouth with ice water and then suctioning. Can you ever swab without suctioning? For example if the mucosal glands are extremely dry and...
    Oct 28, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  12. Worried about shift change
    Thanks for the feedback... While I agree that all nurses should work nights, sometimes the short turn arounds are unhealthy. I will have to wake up at 2 am on Friday to make it to the conference...
    Oct 21, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. Worried about shift change
    Is this something that I should be able to do? - Go to a critical care conference from 7am to 1630 on a Friday in another city with 3 hours total commute time - Then go to clinical for the night...
    Oct 19, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. nursing care of recently extubated patient
    My patient is supposed to be extubated today, and I was looking for nursing research or review articles on how to best care for the extubated patient (I'm on night shift). I haven't found any info...
    Oct 17, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  15. Two preceptors: two completely different approaches HELP!
    Thanks for the advice. This has been helpful, and I will try to look at the bigger picture here. It can be confusing when, in all my other clinicals, I have been responsible for documentation and...
    Oct 14, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. Two preceptors: two completely different approaches HELP!
    I'm concerned about the 2 very different approaches that my preceptors have. By the 2nd day, my first preceptor wanted me to do almost all of the patient care and documentation, as well as...
    Oct 13, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. Sodium bicarbonate
    Is this mainly for metablic acidosis? Or also for respiratory acidosis? Or both? My drug guide says metabolic acidosis, which makes sense since bicarb levels are lowered in metabolic acidosis. ...
    Oct 11, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  18. Best position for pneumonia & CHF combo
    What is the best way to position a patient who has CHF and pneumonia, which is more pronounced @ the right lung? To help with the pneumonia, side lying on the patient's left would be optimal to...
    Oct 10, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  19. "coarse" lung sounds
    Thanks for all your replies; they have been very helpful. This explains why I didn't get her question right when she asked me about the "coarse" breath sounds. Do you think it would sound rude if...
    Oct 10, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  20. Help with multidisciplinary communication
    Thanks for the feedback - yes I am definitely nervous!! I'm also trying hard (probably too hard) to not act like a "know it all" with my preceptor as I heard that preceptors do not like this.... ...
    Oct 10, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  21. "coarse" lung sounds
    My preceptor has used a new term that I am not familair with. "Coarse" lung sounds, which are NOT the same as crackles... Coarse lung sounds indicate secretions whereas crackles indicate...
    Oct 10, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  22. Help with multidisciplinary communication
    In school and clinical, I usually can communicate just fine! However, I just started my ICU preceptorship, and my words are not coming out normal.... Everything that I want to say is getting mixed...
    Oct 9, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  23. more about repositioning the patient with anxiety....
    When repositioning the patient, he/she has extreme anxiety, is hyperventilating, and has an elevated blood pressure. However, the SpO2 does not drop. Regardless, the oxygen demand has increased... ...
    Oct 9, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  24. Patient confidentiality
    Thanks for all the replies - I feel much better now about asking questions on this site. As long as everything is generic, I should be ok! :)
    Oct 9, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  25. Patient confidentiality
    Do I need to be worried about posting questions on here about patient care? Could confidentiality be breached on this site? How should I safeguard??
    Oct 9, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance


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