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  1. End Of Life Issues---The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly
    End of life is a very touchy subject. All families handle it differently. As stated in the blog, some families will hold on despite the consequences to the family member dieing. Other families are...
    Jul 1, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. 24/7 Video Cameras in ICU rooms
    As a patient I would hate being video taped. As a nurse I agree if you know what your doing which you should; it shouldn't matter if you are being video taped or not. However, I see where some of...
    Jul 1, '12
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  3. Running multiple drips into one line
    When I run mutiple pressors, I use a 5 way stopcock device or try to have multiple lumens to infuse the medications through. I don't feel comfortable as you stated running all the pressures into one...
    Jul 1, '12
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  4. 24 hour visiting
    Our hospital just recently went to 24 hour open visiting in the ICU. It is taking all the staff time to adjust. I can see where it is more satisfying for patients and their families. However, as...
    Jul 1, '12
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  5. I'm Freaking Out and Frantic!  Please, Help Me!
    Everyone beats themself up at some point in nursing. It's human nature. We don't like to make mistakes. We definitely don't want to cause harm to anyone. When I first started nursing I remember...
    Jul 1, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Seeking Case Studies for "Work Stress - Implications for Today's Nurse"
    Nursing is a wonderful career. It does like all jobs have stressful moments. I have found that the more organized I get with my patient the less stress I have. I work in the ICU. I have noted...
    Jun 28, '12
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  7. Racial Biases Against Patients: Another Issue To Ponder
    Racism is a real thing. It is sad to hear and know that it exist in the healthcare system. I feel everyone is a human being. We all are here to live and die. We all have good and bad times. ...
    Jun 28, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. Working nightshifts
    I work night shift. What works for me is taking my prescribed sleeping medicine when I get home in the morning. Then I sleep til I wake up. Then go back to work. If I'm scheduled off the next...
    Jun 28, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. What are your thoughts on patients who request no male nurses taking care of them?
    As a nurse we need to try to understand what patient's needs are. If they request no male nurse than if at all possible they shouldn't have a male nurse. They shouldn't be drilled or made to feel...
    Jun 28, '12
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  10. If a nurse leaves the unit without telling anyone...
    I work in the ICU. In our policy we have a minimum number of nurses that should be in the unit when their are patients (that number being 2 for a 12 bed unit). Therefore, whenever anyone wants to...
    Jun 28, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  11. Pain assessment tool for sedated/ intubated patients?
    I work in the ICU. We do not have a specific pain scale for nonverbal patient's. We use the 0 to 10 pain scale. With zero being no pain and ten being the worst pain you have ever experienced. The...
    Jun 28, '12
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  12. What is your nurse-patient ratio?
    I work in an ICU. The nurse patient ratio is 1:2. Unless someone is on the balloon pump or a fresh open heart, than it's 1:1.
    Jun 28, '12
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing


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