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  1. Central line dressing question
    I would also be concerned about skin intergrity from repeated dressing changes.
    May 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Pediatric Psych?
    I used to work in a paeds psych unit that was within a major childrens hospital. We primarily had eating disorders and mood disorders. Occasionally we would also get early-onset psychosis. We had 2...
    Mar 30
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  3. Allergy to epi
    Frequently my patients say they are "allergic" to a medication, when in actual fact their symptoms were side-effects, not allergies. The most common is nausea and vomiting from drugs (not actually...
    Mar 30
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  4. Lesbians (LGB) in OB Nursing
    I've never had a problem, and am a lesbian. I don't shout it out to the hillside, but if someone asked (which they haven't), I wouldn't hide it. It's my private business, and my colleagues respect...
    Mar 11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  5. Sydney public hospitals
    There is more applicants than positions. Don't be choosy, go for them all!
    Mar 1
    Forum: Nursing in Australia / New Zealand
  6. What exactly is covered by 'medical conditions that may impact on their ability...
    I have epilepsy and still ticked no. Reason being, as long as I sleep and take all my precautions, chances are low. It's simply an indemnity thing.
    Mar 1
    Forum: Nursing in Australia / New Zealand
  7. diaper rash vs. burn and CPS case
    I just googled imaged for some diaper rash causing blisters like you described. I can't find any. Only masceration-like diaper rash, which is all I have ever seen.
    Mar 1
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  8. Showering with a central line
    This is ridiculous. Some of our patients have central lines for years (ie oncology)! I see no reason, with an occlusive dressing, why a shower cannot be had. Furthermore, chlorehexidine long term...
    Mar 1
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  9. Baby Friendly- getting a tad over the top
    our hospital maternity is like a hotel. we are all about making mother and father happy, not baby happy!! after all, it's the parents who choose where they come back for the next bub!
    Mar 1
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  10. New Grad, 8 patients. HELP!
    You WILL get better! I felt overwhelmed when I was a new grad starting out. I really loved it when the other nurses helped me! It's normal to feel overwhelmed, but you have to remember you are still...
    Mar 1
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  11. Fall in the ED!
    By the sounds of things, you did everything that is correct. If someone wants to fall, they are going to fall. The ONLY thing I can see wrong is that initial patient you shouldn't have left alone...
    Mar 1
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  12. New Pacemaker Implant Question
    Great question. One IV is for the drugs to be given, such as fentanyl and midazolam or whatever sedatives you may use. The other cannula site is for contrast (radioactive dye) that will be used to...
    Mar 1
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  13. Cardiac Cath Lab heparin dosages
    Hi all, I found out today from an agency nurse working in my CCL that she has seen different cath labs using many different dosages of heparin in their premade heparin bags (we make up the bags...
    Jan 28
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  14. "Unstoppable" oozing from angio site.
    Have you guys got Fem-stops? We use those for bleeding that won't stop - they are a great invention. Maybe something to speak to the cath-lab about. What might have occurred is the pressure was...
    Jan 11
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  15. Cardiac Cath Lab... What's it like??
    A lot of people keep saying it's not a great place for a new nurse, and I completely disagree. I was a new grad direct entry into the cath lab (We do interventional and diagnostic neuro, vascular...
    Jan 11
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  16. Cath lab newbie
    Well - in recovery you need the normal recovery skills, such as airway management for post sedation and GA and neuro obs. You also need to know rhythm strips and be able to keep an eye on that for...
    Jan 11
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  17. ughhh... Hail all the floor nurses
    I work in the cath lab, and occasionally work on the floor if we have low levels of cases or there is a need on the floor. Quite frankly, I find working on the floor a break. I have my set patients,...
    Jan 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Incorrect 12 lead interpretation
    I work in a cath lab. Frequently our machine says incorrect things - it's a machine, and its parameters can be wrong and miss things. Just last week it said it was atrial fibrillation, and it was...
    Sep 18, '13
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  19. DNR help?!?!!
    I have only handled a few of these experiences, and it's hard on the heart sometimes. It sounds liek you have a lovely heart. I have never had a patient with a DNR ask me to save them at the last...
    Sep 18, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. What do you say when calling out sick?
    If I am sick, I say something like "Hi, I work in.... and I cannot come in today as I am unwell". Quite frankly, if they probed me I would find it rude and would say something like "diarrhoea, it's...
    Sep 18, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. How good is your food?
    Our hospital, a private hospital, has delicious food that the staff can order too. We have a chef that is the head, and he has worked in multiple high-up places (hotels etc). I frequently ask the...
    Sep 18, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Hospital sued for faces drawn on surgical patient
    That's disgusting and embarassing and just...I am shocked. Just shocked.
    Sep 18, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. How much is too much when you catheterize
    I drained a patient who had 1400mL, there was no change in BP, but good Lord did she sigh afterwards!
    Sep 18, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Infection control question...
    Woah! Now, I don't think they could legally restrict PPE, but they can surely make your time hell. I would wash my hands, and cover all wounds with a new occlusive dressing prior. Chances of anything...
    Sep 18, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. You're violating their confidentiality
    Identifying a patient is breaking confidentiality. Name, DOB, anything that can enable a person to track a patient. You did NOT violate a patients confidentiality, and whoever said that needs to go...
    Sep 18, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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