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  1. Nurse/Patient ratio in the ED?
    3-4:1 no matter what area you're in...3 is this the room, the 4th is the hallway.
    Jul 16, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  2. Verbal Abuse...I Gave What I Got...
    Has anyone ever snapped while on the job? After all of the verbal abuse has anyone ever just gave back to the patient what they give to us? I did last night...all the threads I've searched no one has...
    Jul 16, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  3. Please go home...you are stable enough to be discharged...don't make me call security
    What is the best way to discharge patients easily? It seems like the hardest thing is discharge. People expect to be admitted for every and anything. Most of the time I as the nurse get the grief. I...
    Oct 18, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  4. ICE " in case of emergency "  apps worth it ?
    It's no good for me because my phone has an automatic lock on it.
    May 26, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  5. ICE " in case of emergency "  apps worth it ?
    My question is how is anyone gonna figure out how to unlock my phone? And then they'd have to search through the apps to find the ICE app. But again, how do you unlock a locked phone? I have a card...
    May 10, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  6. Best way to space out 12-hr night shifts?
    I also do 3 in a row. If not I feel even more exhausted. And after work it's not that difficult to fall asleep. The light and a ringing phone doesn't phase me.
    May 10, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. How much do you get paid for being on call?
    I work at a major hospital...and I get all of $0.00/per for being on call. WooHoo!!!
    Apr 27, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Online TX License Renewal Question
    In response to my own question...since I don't see an option to delete this thread...I saw the online chat option on the BNE website and the support guy said that you do have to mail or fax in your...
    Jan 28, '11
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  9. Online TX License Renewal Question
    On the BNE website it states that: "Proof of continuing education must be received in our office in order for the license to be released for renewal." Does this mean I need to mail in copies of my...
    Jan 28, '11
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  10. Drawing Labs from IV Line
    Q: What's the easiest way to explain to a patient that you cannot draw blood from their IV line? Usually these lines don't give back blood and trying is futile. I generally explain that a smaller...
    Nov 12, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Things you'd LOVE to be able to tell patients, and get away with it.
    I just want to say "SHUT UP!!!" to some of my patients. The talkers...oh the talkers. They talk for hours on end about things that really aren't relevant to their care. A little talk here and there...
    Oct 26, '10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. Nurses not speaking english at work
    I work nights and I am the only native American RN who is on staff. We do have one native secretary and one native PCA. So out of 30 or so night staff we are a minority. It's difficult when everyone...
    Oct 26, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Milk and Molasses Enemas
    I had a physician order it, but the pharmacy said we don't carry molasses. I called CS and the kitchen, but there was again, no molasses. I finally called the doctor back and asked if we could just...
    Oct 14, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Disheartened at work
    As a med-surg nurse I have to say...it's a jungle out there. It's like eat or be eaten, sink or swim. All I can say is consider changing your specialty. I am currently in the process of re-evaluation...
    Aug 26, '10
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  15. Observation status: RN's job to change to Inpatient?
    I don't think I should have to be bothered with administrative stuff like that. It's just not a concern of mine. Mine main focus is caring for the patient and not tackling these issues. I mean our...
    Aug 25, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Anyone ever consider retaking NCLEX just to see if you could still pass?
    No, but I would love to retake a few of my nursing classes. I think now, I would have a better understanding of topics and would be able to learn more since I am a nurse. I would love to catch the...
    Jul 24, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Why did you join allnurses??
    I joined because I was just entering nursing school at the time and thought it would be nice to have someplace to ask questions that I was embarassed to ask in class.:idea: Then, too I also wanted...
    Jun 14, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Magnet Hospital Nursing Question
    At my hospital they are phasing out LVNs. I think by the end of the summer we wont have any LVNs employed with us. They are giving the LVNs the option of going back to school and staying on board or...
    May 28, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. So I am sitting here...
    :lol2: Isn't our job great?
    May 28, '10
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  20. Vent: Dysfunctional Family Dynamics
    Why do some families feel the need to document every single interaction or occurence with their loved one? I don't understand why some families keep spiral notebooks and write down every vital sign...
    Apr 4, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Cardio Question
    Can someone explain these concepts as they relate to one another or point me in the right direction towards understanding. ---> Heparin drip, Cardioversion, TEE, Daily Warfarin.:confused:
    Mar 19, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Basic Blood Pressure Question
    Thank you guys for your responses and input. It gave me some more perspective on the situation. Since I have this lady again tonight, I feel more prepared this time! Thanks!:yeah:
    Mar 6, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. New timeclock system at work - "API Laborworkx" - VENT!
    We use it, but none of us know anything about it except for the managers. All we are responsible for is clocking in and clocking out on a badge reader machine.
    Mar 5, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Basic Blood Pressure Question
    My patient has been having diastolic pressures in the 50s and 40s throughout her stay. She gets very anxious about this low reading. Last time I checked she was 121/40. Prior to that she was 120/43....
    Mar 5, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Chemo and WBC Question
    Are there any parameters that have to be met with WBC before administering chemotherapy? In other words, does your WBC count have have to be within a certain range? If so, why?
    Feb 11, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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