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  1. Littman vs. Ultrascope vs. others
    Keep scope around neck, if lent out stay by their side. Have name engraved in it.
    Aug 25, '11
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  2. Code Blue Teams for Medical Office
    I thought a code response in an office was a call to 911.
    Aug 25, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. should MD and Nurse phone orders and phone reports be voice recorded?
    Dear that guy My suggestion was that orders were reviewed and continued or canceled at the same time the doc and rn viewed order entry together. Kinda like you can talk and surf on I phone. Not...
    Aug 25, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Is this woman for real??
    Im confused! Is mickey a relative of this GREAT LADY then why doesnt he do the grunt work. Afterall she is a "GREAT LADY" he should be honored to do it. Was there a job description written out? was...
    Aug 25, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. should MD and Nurse phone orders and phone reports be voice recorded?
    I have seen Docs share pt info on their PDA's, Radiologists have images sent to their home when they are on call (so they dont have to come in) There has to be technology out their to benefit nurses....
    Aug 25, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. What supplies do you carry on you?
    Stethescope, penlight (docs always ask to use it), alcohol pads, 2x2gauze,2x2clear (IV trouble shooting) tape, laminated cheat card with frequently used phone no of other departments, scissors,...
    Aug 25, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. NGT on Upper GI Bleed?
    Blakemore tube is a multiport type NGT to place pressure on KNOWN actively bleeding esophogeal varices. A simple NGT that can come in various sizes is used to decompress the stomach with LOW...
    Aug 23, '11
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  8. Admissions Unit
    Looks like your admissions unit needs better leadership, and reorganization. Pts should never go to admitting unit then to ICU. How then does a person meet the criteria for an ICU bed. 1 -2 nurses...
    Aug 18, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Doctor Hotspot in Camden
    In the mid 1990's a physician made a derogatory comment about a frequent flyer pt. I suggested he have a nurse in his office just for the purpose of educating his pt's. He laughed at me.
    Aug 9, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  10. I quit in the middle of my shift....
    This is why I have always recommended a new grad start on a medical or surgical floor rather than ER or critical care.
    Aug 5, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. staffing
    As "charge nurse" for an extra dollar an hour we still carried a 2 pt load in the ICU/CCU. Our house supervisor had 1 year of a regular pediatrics floor background (not nicu or picu) then went into...
    Jun 19, '11
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  12. Goodbye food pyramid; Welcome "My plate"
    It looks like the old 4 food groups (taught when I was in grade school along with the dinosaurs) with a slight twist. Just like fashions they are always reinvented a generation or two later.
    Jun 16, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  13. Pharmacology
    Is this a nursing homework or nursing boards question??? Isn't school out? If you are currently working in a unit they have titration sheets to use. No time for math class when a patient is...
    Jun 16, '11
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  14. I like learning about diseases but hate nursing
    NURSING IS THE MOST DIVERSE JOB around even within a hospital building itself. In the OB ward you get to usher in new life. Gerentology you get to comfort old life. In ER you get to save a life....
    Jun 5, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. How long does it take to give report?
    Is this group report or individual report? Is this a taped report or verbal report. Some floors have nurses report to supervisors then the supervisors "give report" to the next shift. As a new grad...
    Jun 4, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. New Grad willing to take a pay cut for employment?
    To answer a post who asked if perhaps if the foreign nurse where from 1st world countries would there be such a backlash from RNs in US. My own opinion is that most EU (european union) RNs may not...
    Jun 4, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. What does an RN supervisor do?
    Thanks for clarifying melissa. Just because you are in a a LTC facility don't thick slackers come in one variety or flavor. Whether in an office setting or hospital floor nursing this situation can...
    Jun 1, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  18. New Grad willing to take a pay cut for employment?
    The NAFTA agreement has already made it easier to recruit foreign nurses. Chapter 19 adresess medical professionals like RN, OT, PT, RPH. They can come here perhaps with reciprocity from their...
    Jun 1, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Stitch removal
    Some hospital facilities allow RN to remove sutures or staples some do not it depends on policy!!!! If you have done it in he past????? While I understand staples take a dedicated and sterile ...
    May 31, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. What's it like working on neurology unit?
    Depend on the hospital. A neuro unit in a metro area or university setting will get helicopter fly ins (medivac) from smaller hosp which will give it a more variety of pts you will see and care for....
    May 31, '11
    Forum: Neurological Nursing
  21. New grad who wants to be ICU, pls help!
    When I started a s a new nurse 2 new grads were allowed into the CCU because of their Experience, grades and references. They burnt out in 6 months. Either they were not allowed to transfer to...
    May 31, '11
    Forum: Neuro Intensive Care Nursing
  22. Patients are not consumers
    So it can be incorporated into employee reviews and then determine if a pay raise is warranted for the staff .:eek:
    May 30, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  23. Student Nurse Tech in CCU?
    Just because you are tech in the CCU does not mean you need to accept/apply for a job in that unit upon graduation. i have worked with some wonderful techs in CCU Who I would trust my life with...
    May 30, '11
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  24. Patients are not consumers
    When a pt is in a doctors office YES they are consumers, They can change Docs if they like, Elicit a second opinion. When in the ICU or code situation there is no shopping. Things need to be done...
    May 30, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  25. Do RN's ever do physical examinations?
    Dear scotte i agree a head to toe assessment is best and usually done on initial interview or admit and in the ICU, CCU etc every 4 hour due to conditions quickly changing. This is yes of course how...
    May 30, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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