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  1. good acls simulator site?
    I really like this website http://www.skillstat.com/learn.htm
    Apr 19, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Pulling New grad/new employee to another floor two days after coming off orientation.
    Thats not right. As an agency nurse, I have been floated multiple times, too. Its usually not that easy to be floated and definitely isn't appropriate or safe for a brand new grad.
    Jan 12, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. How's the job market in YOUR area?
    I am getting SO tired of hearing that there is a nursing shortage. There is NO nursing shortage where I live. My 150 bed hospital has 3 posted nursing positions. The next closest hospital laid off...
    Jan 7, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. out patient procedures
    Clinic patients are different than outpatient procedure patients. Some hospitals update the records on the patient monthly. They have an outpatient assessment (just the basics) which includes their...
    Jan 7, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Gender descriptions in my MSN text
    Its funny that you mentioned that its in your text book. I noticed that in one of the nursing journals I receive. I can't remember if it was AJN or Nursing2009 but one of them did the same thing. ...
    Jan 7, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. I want her fired!!!!
    Yes I believe it. Your administrator is so out of touch he believes everything he hears. When the family says you are the devil than you are the devil. When they say you are Mother Theresa than...
    Jan 6, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Hospital Parking
    That sucks. The parking for my hospital is in the front and there is always plenty of spaces. I like walking out of the front of the hospital to get to my car at night--somehow it just seems safer...
    Jan 5, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Is this possible?
    I doubt it. I can't tell you how many times I have heard people use that statement though. Usually very dramatically, too. Their temp reads out 98.2 and they exclaim with alarm that they...
    Jan 5, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Toileting Morbidly obese patients?
    For the morbidly obese men I turn the urinal upside down--helps to prevent pee from getting all over the bed.
    Dec 31, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. How much personal info you do share with a patient?
    It really depends on the situation. I am country girl and now I work in a small town hospital so the feel is much different than at a large urban hospital. Most of the time I don't mind sharing...
    Dec 31, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Advice Needed on dealing with my Charge Nurse PLEASE!
    I agree wholeheartedly. There is a lot to be said for learning from experience. This is what makes good nurses great. However, risking patient's lives just so that a nurse can get toughened up is...
    Dec 25, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. hospitalists clashing and nurses stuck in the middle
    I wouldn't let a patient wander with a PCA pump. Way too big of a risk in my opinion. If they are feeling well enough to go outside and smoke they are feeling well enough to come off the PCA.
    Dec 19, '08
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  13. Got hurt at work, sad :( and a vent, too...(long)
    Your story makes me very angry. Your coworkers and the patient's doctor left you completely on your own, despite repeated requests for help and because of that you got hurt. This is unacceptable...
    Dec 7, '08
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  14. NCLEX TEST( i really want 2 be a rn )
    Nena, Thats good that you are wanting to study early! It is never too early to get prepared. However, you don't have to (actually you CAN'T) take the NCLEX until you have completed nursing...
    Nov 30, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Feeling silly....
    100cc bolus of NS? Is that supposed to really help a low BP? :uhoh21:
    Nov 30, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. New nurse to start in Nursing Home...
    I agree. It is completely inappropriate for an agency to hire a new grad and throw them into a situation where patients and YOUR license are at risk. The agency doesn't have as much to lose as you...
    Nov 21, '08
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  17. lidocaine for IV starts?
    I do work Same Day Surgery, so it isn't a good comparison to the ER. But, I will say that it takes maybe 5 seconds longer to put in the lidocaine and the patients appreciate it so much. Most of...
    Nov 18, '08
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  18. Did you ever scare yourself as a student?
    I thought she was referring to A&P--anatomy and physiology. I could be wrong though.
    Nov 18, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Is ACLS necessary for all staff members??
    I think that anyone who wants to take ACLS should be allowed to take it. There is nothing wrong with a nurse educating themselves. And to whoever thinks that there are no codes on med/surg or...
    Nov 16, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. help please!!
    There are junior volunteer programs at most hospitals. This is a great opportunity for you to see how the hospital works and you will have fun while you are at it!
    Nov 15, '08
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  21. Ok to take Anabolic steroids as RN?
    Exactly. Same as any prescription drug. Taking Percocet for pain with a doctor's order is legal, taking Percocet obtained off the street is not legal.
    Nov 13, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Congratulations! You are going to sensitivity training
    :lol:
    Nov 13, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Congratulations! You are going to sensitivity training
    Yes. And that could definitely back fire with some major resentment issues. Perhaps though if two or three people nominate someone for sensitivity training it would help to prevent one person's...
    Nov 13, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Ok to take Anabolic steroids as RN?
    Lately I keep seeing threads on this board asking what a person can do and not get in trouble with "the board of nursing." Felony crimes, jail time, marijuana use, now steroids. Please contact your...
    Nov 13, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Congratulations! You are going to sensitivity training
    What a great idea!
    Nov 13, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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