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  1. lithotomy position
    Yes, it is the new AORN standard although many people have still not heard the news. Taking down one leg at a time apparently decreases postural hypotension.
    Dec 17
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  2. Charting a case you weren't there for
    No way, no how.
    Dec 16
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  3. favoritism comes full circle
    Cliff Notes: 1. Some people like you, some people don't. 2. You get along with some people better than you get along with other people. 3. Some places suck, other places not so much. ...
    Dec 14
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  4. NP in Nursing Home/SNF
    I have one site that is considered my "home base". I do not get mileage for this site, but when I go to other sites to cover other practitioners, or to my secondary site which is much further away,...
    Dec 13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  5. NP in Nursing Home/SNF
    I work for an independent company that places providers into facilities. I currently cover two facilities, around 140 patients, split between rehab., snf, and ltc. I really enjoy the variety of...
    Dec 11
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  6. Problems at work. Need advice!
    Good to see you are checking your own health to make sure that this is not a physical problem, but I would also go to your management and tell them directly that you love your job and would like...
    Dec 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. What is the proper way to address an RN?
    No, I don't request the same from them. I earn the same from them.
    Nov 21
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. What is the proper way to address an RN?
    I don't call physicians "Doctor" because they make me. I call them Doctor out of respect.
    Nov 21
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. Rejected now what?
    What you do next really does depend on why you were rejected! It's impossible to give any advice until we know why.
    Nov 5
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  10. Just a vent!!!
    I think it is fair to say that whatever you do in life there are people who will resent your success for any number of reasons. While it's good to reflect on what part you might have played in this...
    Nov 4
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  11. OR Coordinator
    Your facility should have a policy on this an you need to take this up the chain of command. Unless you are a licensed radiology technician who has had the training to use this potentially dangerous...
    Nov 4
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  12. Suggestions on possible NP job offer
    These patients are extremely complex. If you see 10-15 of these a day as a new grad, you will be doing well. The whole thing sounds shady to me.
    Oct 28
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  13. Is it normal to quit a job because the culture isn't welcoming?
    When you observe a pattern it is wise to look for a common denominator.
    Oct 26
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. "the 3rd degree" with report and other rude behavior
    It might help you to deal with these people better if you focus on the fact that they too want to provide their patients with safe, high quality, compassionate care, which is probably why they are...
    Oct 20
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. NP Contract
    No experience with that, but I have to say that this would seriously make me reconsider a position with them. Not a good way to start a professional relationship. They would have to convince me...
    Sep 18
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  16. Urgent question: Blood pressure
    It is common and makes no difference to the reading. It prevents the patient from possibly occluding the lead while they are asleep or during positioning, and it allows anesthesia provider easy...
    Sep 16
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  17. Post-Op Pain with PCA
    NurseStrelri I could be wrong, but I think you are getting your terminology mixed up which is why you are getting strange answers to your question. The devices that are commonly hooked up in the...
    Aug 30
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  18. Any one In the dual Nursing program in MCPHS Manchester Campus?
    You may have more responses if you post this under the UK forum. There is a tab at the top of the page "world" go to that tab and you will fund an appropriate forum where the people posting will...
    Aug 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. After 2 months, I have to leave my 1st FNP position
    If they feel able to pick and choose what parts of the "contract" they wish to honor (i.e., hourly vs. salary) then I would suggest to you that they have voided their own contract and you are free to...
    Aug 10
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  20. HELPP!!  :(
    I can recall other posts with similar stories regarding home health companies. Stand your ground and don't let them threaten you.
    Jul 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Needlestick injuries during surgery
    It's covered in our consent so that we don't have to wait to draw blood until either the patient is out of anesthesia or we track down a family member.
    Jun 5
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  22. Need a seasoned nurse's advice
    While there will be people who are secure enough in themselves to be happy for your success, there will always be people who cannot be happy for you and will resent your attempts to improve yourself...
    May 28
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  23. Taking ownership of pts
    You are not over reacting. I used to try to be "Miss Go-Along-To-Get-Along" but recently I've taken a harder line, particularly when patient safety is clearly compromised. If I have a conversation...
    May 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Gel pads under heels
    I use these too, especially for cases longer than 1 hour. However, I do have a pet peeve regarding their use. Unless you have a pillow under the patient's knees IMO you should not use additional...
    May 23
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  25. The face of a medical error...
    I have resigned myself to the fact that if we stay nurses for long enough, we will all take a turn at being "that" nurse. Be as kind to yourself during this difficult time in your career.
    May 21
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety

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