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  1. How do you work full time with kids?
    My hospital has an onsite daycare center that opens at 0600 and closes at 1930. And yes, there are days where we will pitch in and entertain some kiddies in the breakroom so Mom or Dad can finish...
    Aug 10, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Do undocumented aliens end up getting after receiving emergency care?
    Since when is it a nurse's job to become a border patrol guard? If a sick person comes to my ER seeking medical assistance, they will be seen as outlined by EMTALA. No matter what their circumstances...
    Aug 8, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Do you know any nursing school nearby princeton??
    The College of NJ (in nearby Ewing), Mercer County College, Burlington County College, Rutgers University (New Brunswick and Camden have programs), UMDNJ. I don't know what the waiting list is like...
    Aug 2, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Moms who have made it through nursing school!
    I went to NS with three children under the age of four - one was an infant at the time. If it wasn't for my husband changing his life to revolve around my school schedule, it never would have worked...
    Jul 25, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Thorazine
    12.5mg IV in the ED for vomiting after zofran and ativan did not help (perf'ed bowel). Not to mention the behavorial benefits in this particular case. We closely montored for EPS.
    Jul 17, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. potassium level
    I also think that underlying causes for the electrolyte imbalances are important. An otherwise healthy person with mild hyperkalemia will perk up my radar, but someone in the unit with a blood sugar...
    Jul 12, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Intravenous  regular insulin
    Dont forget to do (and document) your q1h accuchecks!
    Jul 11, '09
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  8. Studer-Style in the ER...?
    Is it more than hourly rounding? Just from what I was able to google, that seemed to be the cornerstone of this Style. I couldn't tell if if it was from a nurse theorist, or if it was from a PG-esque...
    Jul 11, '09
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  9. I'm going to dump a full urinal....
    We were "overstaffed" about a month ago, but there was a 4 hour wait, 15 charts in the rack, fast track patients treated and released from the outpatient lab that gave us some chairs, the medical...
    Jul 10, '09
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  10. I need help: a nurse not prepared for the job
    This never came up during clinicals? There is a big difference between seeing patients professionally and caring for a sick family member or friend. The most important lesson I learned from...
    Jul 7, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. How do you position a pt who has ICP and is hypotensive?
    Unstable patients are in this position or quickly put there. I'd also have the defib pads attached. This is not the time to worry about whether or not the HOB is at a 30 degree angle.
    Jul 7, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Nurses backache..
    Fill out an employee incident report and follow up per your policy and procedures. Back pain is nothing to mess around with. I hope you feel better soon.
    Jul 1, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. child violated at daycare (by child) what would you do?
    When something similar happened to my son when he was in the first grade, we had to take the matter to the police, involve DYFS and sue the school district to ensure that both children were...
    Jun 30, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. rhythm question
    I agree. The oncoming nurse should have taken the time to go over the strip with the new (to the unit) employee. Especially since so much time was spent with 'clarification', I apologize if my...
    Jun 25, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. rhythm question
    It is my understanding that a p wave without a QRS is considered a third degree heart block and is a medical emergency. That's why s/he had an AICD implanted. I think that the bradycardia afterwards...
    Jun 25, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. More frustrations dealing with end of life oncology patients...
    I think that the answer here is both meds. The Roxanol will help with the air hunger and the restlessness that comes along with hypoxia, ease any pain, etc. The ativan will help with the additional...
    Jun 4, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. HELP....PLEASE
    Just a thought. There is no dosage in the order and hydrocodone comes in different concentrations. (ie - 5/325, 5/500, 7.5/500 - etc.). In the real world, I'd call the prescriber for clarification....
    May 28, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Quick Question
    Just a thought - the cast itself would be a germ magnet. What if you were on full duty and got your cast soiled when cleaning up a patient? Even if you can get a glove over the cast, there is still...
    May 10, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. COPD patient on 4 liters?
    An 86 year old might just doze off here and there. My grandma does and she's healthy for her age! She might have been anxious and "air hungry" at 2L. Sometimes it is a trade off with what is...
    May 2, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Parents controlling an adult child with chronic/progressive disease
    I think this needs to go to ethic committee if your hospital has one. I would also check that you documented that the patient requested the meds, they were given as ordered and that the patient's...
    May 2, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Length of er orientation?
    We orient our new grads for six months. There is a mix of classroom and floating to other floors, either ICU or PCU, and a medic ride-along and a few shifts in the peds ER. Six weeks is not enough...
    Apr 30, '09
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  22. Best Joke of the Day!
    Our walk in traffic was WAY down over the last few days. We are bracing ourselves for the inevitable backlash that will occur on what is supposed to be a beautiful weekend.
    Apr 30, '09
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  23. Social sorority and nursing school.
    You have a young child and are going to nursing school and want to be a part of a social organization that obligates a large chunk of your "spare" time? I can completely understand that you want the...
    Apr 27, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. How can we protect the nurses?
    You are not a law enforcement officer. If you feel unsafe, just like you would at the supermarket or walking down the street, call. They can't fire you for calling the police when you and your...
    Apr 13, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Bad Back nned help!!!!
    You need to check with your doctor concerning any physical limitations that you may experience. You also don't need to give a medical history when applying for a job - it's illegal for them to ask,...
    Apr 7, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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