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  1. Can Nothing by mouth lead to Constipation?
    Bowels not opening in this situation is not constipation, it is more likey an ilus. Research that then think what would happen if you gave aperients to this pt.
    Jul 21
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  2. when an employee "tattles"
    I tell the person that if the other person has an issue they want to talk to me about they know where my office is. Its like when jo tattle's to me about Bob not taking bloods or whatever I say you...
    Jul 4
    Forum: Nursing Management
  3. July 1st is just around the corner...
    Our fear is January ........ med students become doctors, nursing students become nurses (we don't do looooong orientations in Australia), surgical registrars rotate hospitals and get cranky at P&P....
    Jul 2
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  4. Staple remover
    Neuro surgeon are a rare breed.
    Jun 30
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  5. Handicapped Access Ramps
    I agree wooh. Slashing tyres doesn't take a note either.
    Jun 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Lancing for family-
    As opposed from Dad doing it to you when you were young? Who was going to find out? How were they going to find out? I drop NG tubes on new born non feeding lambs better than dad because I've had...
    Jun 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Addict Nurse Looking For Rehab
    Yes, plus the ANMF has services and if in Victoria there is a a program that was run through the now defunct NBV. It has been maintained however despite national registration. Also counseling via...
    Jun 24
    Forum: Nursing in Australia / New Zealand
  8. Walkie Talkie
    I tend to use a term that our infection control team use. Competent and continent. I use it in handover only, would never dream of saying to a pt face.
    Jun 21
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. Abusive Surgeon
    If your NUM doesnt do anything going to you DDON. Also call HR. Also the ANMF or whatever your state calls the union. Don't put up with this. Your org may have access to EAP which your can use...
    Jun 20
    Forum: Nursing in Australia / New Zealand
  10. Do power cords for IV pumps bother you?
    If your pump does not have enough battery life to last longer than a trip to the bathroom then you have a problem send the pump to biomed. Also I agree I may only be nursing for 8 years but I worked...
    Jun 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. How does your facility prevent falls?
    everyone getting a band etc negates the point of high falls risk pts. they are the patients that need to be discussed in huddles etc so that they are a highlight on everyone's mind.
    Jun 8
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  12. Correct pressure for gastric decompression
    Wow, I work with Ryles tubes to free drainage via gravity and 4 hourly aspirations with a 50ml syringe. I have pulled over a liter on aspiration despite very little to gravity. Warm gastric...
    Jun 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. How to get tincture of Benzoin out of clothes
    Eucalyptus liquid soap we stock it on the ward. Or eucalyptus oil diluted would work.
    Jun 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. HELP! Selection criteria
    EQUIP national standards would be a good place to look
    Jun 3
    Forum: Nursing in Australia / New Zealand
  15. one that people here don't talk about: making more financially
    If you can get a foot in the door covering leave in a non clinical higher grade role you are lucky. I was in a grade 3 role and took a secondment to a grade 5 role for 4 months to cover long service...
    May 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Anxious Nurse
    Contact your hospital employee assistance program or peer support team. Are you a member of the ANMF? Or the state and territory equivalent. Call them for support. Contact your NUM or manager and...
    May 21
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  17. Bedpan contents. STUDENT NURSE REQUIRES HELP
    I am hoping that it is a pan washer as well. Each washer is different so check out with thr ward. Mine can manage toilet suitable contents but not wipes other than toilet paper.
    May 17
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. Central line dressing question
    Find your hospital policy and show it to her.
    May 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Do I need to have my own steth at work?
    It often depends on the culture of your ward. The ones that are available on my ward are horrible cheap things. I use mine everyday I work in post op ward in general surgery. Listening to chests...
    May 8
    Forum: Nursing in Australia / New Zealand
  20. Migrant AIN/RN student question
    There is no registration for AINs. You need to approach a hospital or nursing agency for a job and they will decide if it is equal to a cert III course. It is an registered unlicensed role. ...
    May 8
    Forum: Nursing in Australia / New Zealand
  21. how long before taking off orders
    You are doing what all nurses tend to do and look for an obvious solution. However as a manager you need to do, in this case MUST do a RCA or a 5 why analysis. Ask why are the nurses too busy, why...
    Apr 28
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  22. Worked with EXPIRED LPN license for 5 days and didn't know
    I agree, you are a grown up it is your responsibility. I do not chase my staff down and remind them. It is also their responsibility to remember to do their KPI update s. I will however say that...
    Apr 27
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  23. Things you tell newbies
    all bleeding eventually stops. If they are on the floor they cannot fall any further!
    Apr 23
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. Using the "Q" word
    my last rotation of nights. I was spending what I thought was 4 nights on the ward - I then got pulled to hospital supervisor for the last one so had 3 on the ward before I finished that job and...
    Apr 16
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  25. New graduate program
    For Public hospitals you have to go through the PMV match system. My hospital does not offer ICU but does have CCU, ED and PACU rotations.
    Apr 15
    Forum: Nursing in Australia / New Zealand