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  1. Journals and confrences for picu rns
    Hope it pans out. I would love a place to find picu specific articles and such in one place!
    Sep 15, '13
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  2. Election day in the hospital
    Where I work, the social worker had like emergency ballots or something. Contact them.
    Sep 10, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. latex allergy holding me back
    Really?! I have a latex allergy. Never had any problems. Where are you looking!
    Jul 30, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Safe beds for patients
    I have used them in peds. They really only work for people who have nothing much attached to them. Dealing w iv tubing, feed tubing, monitor cables is a big hassle for staff and I almost need a...
    Jul 19, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Children's Hospitals That Accept ADN New Grads
    Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus,Ohio accepts a few each term. Mostly ones w peds PAC experience.
    Jul 4, '13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  6. Journals and confrences for picu rns
    Are there any picu specific nursing journals out there? If not, what nursing journals does everyone subscribe to? How about conferences?
    Jul 4, '13
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  7. Best Way to Let Management I'm Going PRN?
    When I left, I wrote the standard resignation letter but added in that I was willing and interested to stay PRN. Two days later, I stopped into my managers office and she had me sign a PRN agreement....
    Jun 25, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. ampicillin and D10w .2
    Hopefully your facility has a good pharmacist. The can be your best friend when it comes to compability questions when you either can't find an answer or get conflicting answers. I always chart...
    Jun 14, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  9. Unit Secretaries
    We have been on full computer charting for a long time. Since before I began. Perhaps the Unit Coordinator's role has evolved in that time, but out PICU couldn't run without one. They do all our...
    Jun 13, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. When family refuses IV pain meds for cancer pt...?
    Wait? I just reread. She has an ng? Why can't that be utilized for pain med admin? Thanks for being such an advocate for this pt!
    Jun 13, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. When family refuses IV pain meds for cancer pt...?
    Do you have a pain team who can consult and possibly educate the family? SL morphine, some sort of transdermal patch? If that doesn't work, I would call the ethics committee. ASAP.
    Jun 13, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Code words
    Alphabet soup For the kid w so many diagnoses you can't possibly list them all (mr, cp, g/j tube, vp shunt, asd, vsd, ...)
    Jun 12, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. What's the lowest potassium you would feel comfortable not supplementing?
    I work in a PIcU. We replace for k less then 3. When I did a short stent in the adult world we replaced for less then 4.
    May 29, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  14. Best place to buy scrubs online??
    Lydia's unifies is great too. Carry urbane in the linger length which I love. Sign up for their texts for coupons.
    May 28, '13
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  15. Book recommendation?
    Thanks for all the input!
    May 26, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. The "Q" Word and Other Mysteries
    Saying a frequent flyer's name. They ALwAYS show up right after that.
    May 26, '13
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  17. Seeking info on Chamberlain College of Nursing
    I also attended chamberlain. It was a second degree for me. Costly, oh yes. No wait time, check! Amazing facilities, yes. Great clinical sites, yes. Possibly best in the city. Every person in my...
    May 25, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  18. Book recommendation?
    Has anyone read any great books about nursing or nurses? Healthcare in general? I love historical fiction and am looking for recommendations.
    May 25, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. EBP? new PIV tubing to new CVL a no no?
    Our hospital policy is new catheter, new bag. Always- unless dire emergency. We also can NOT switch from peripheral to central w same bag and tubing. It is OK per policy, but uncommon to switch...
    May 16, '13
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  20. Any advice for a recent grad with skilled nursing center experience?
    I have had some friends transition from LTC to LtAC (select speciality is the big one around here) in hopes of getting into acute care hospitals soon.
    May 15, '13
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  21. Ack! I'm being published!
    Awesome!
    May 15, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Giving injections to babies
    Swaddle her tight with the limb you are going to inject out. If a baby blanket doesn't work sometimes a towel will. Just a normal old swaddle should work. This is what I do very often when starting...
    May 13, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. which continuous infusion medication should be infused through central ine
    We run all our pressors except dopa and doubt centrally in my picu. We can start peripherally in an emergency until we gain central access. We try to do the same for bicarb and anything w >d10...
    May 13, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  24. Which Littman stethoscope ~ ER/Peds
    Littmann cardiology iii I work picu and have pts from 2.5kg to 250 kg. I can hear everything w that scope. It's a fav among RNs, RTs, NPs, and MDs on my unit. Kinda heavy but worth it.
    May 13, '13
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  25. What to do when a patient has an acute mucous plug?
    I work in picu and sometimes our tx is a bit different then the adult world. We would most likely add a vest treatment and cough assist before np suction.
    May 13, '13
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing


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