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  1. Telemetry versus Med/Surg floor for beginners?
    I work on a strict Med-Surg unit. We do not get tele patients on our floor. Our max is 5 patients (sometimes six) with a PCT. However, most days we only have 4 each and no PCT. Our floor staffs the...
    Sep 9, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  2. Nurse with potty mouth.
    Oops! That's me. Sorry! -curses-
    Sep 8, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. Cliques
    oh, i wouldn't worry about it too much if i were you. remember, this isn't high school anymore! :saint: however, there are "cliques" but in a good way! usually they are just a group of people who...
    Jun 10, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. ICU yuck
    "wiping old peoples asses to be blunt!" -x- sorry, this is probably not the right job for you then! maybe try a desk job or something. rns do everything that pcts do and more! maybe try going into...
    Jun 10, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. At what age do you plan on retiring from nursing?
    hmm, it is a bit too early to tell but if i continue on this pace i should be ready to retire mid 50s! (:' which is a long way to go, mind you seeing as i just turned 24 on friday.
    Jun 10, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Whooping cough in school in New York
    This is the kind of thing that happens when parents are uneducated and refuse/don't allow their child to get the vaccinations which can prevent most of these diseases. These vaccinations are pretty...
    Jun 10, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Anyone a student at Kaplan during their online RN program in Florida
    1) On January 26, 2012, Kaplan University received a notice from the Florida Board of Nursing regarding the Associate's degree in nursing program at the Pembroke Pines facility. The letter required...
    Jun 9, '12
    Forum: Online Nursing Schools, Traditional Schools, Colleges, Universities
  8. Put nursing on hold for  a bit and do something else
    i don't really know of any professions that let you bridge over to a bachelor's in their program like with nursing. if you have a bachelors in accounting or something just bridge over and you can get...
    Jun 1, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Completely confused about this Foley Catheter issue...
    Haha! We give dilaudid for headaches, stubbed toes, hang nails. That's pretty much all we do around these parts: push dilaudid.
    Jun 1, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  10. Mistakes we have made
    1. missing an order for iv fluids on a patient who attempted sucide by ingesting whatever pills he could find. :-/ 2. removing cbi 1 day early (didn't see the order said d/c saturday) on a 18 year...
    Jun 1, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  11. Stethoscope for New Grad
    okay, i voted before i read your entire post. if you will be working directly with heart/lungs then it would be a good idea to spend a little more money on the stethoscope that was made for use in...
    Jun 1, '12
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  12. Put nursing on hold for  a bit and do something else
    hmm... you are asking for advice on what you want to do for a career. pretty broad topic, that is. just do something you're interested in. i've been a nurse for two years now and i've been saying a...
    Jun 1, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. panic-attack reaction to compazine
    I actually had this happen to me a few weeks ago one night at work. I was feeling a little nauseated so I took a compazine then started freaking out and twitching and going nuts. Needless to say my...
    Mar 30, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  14. Forced ultrasounds
    To determine gestational age because if it's past a certain amount of time it's illegal to perform an elective abortion.
    Feb 25, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  15. Do you still perform skin testing prior to giving IV antibiotic?
    Maybe they stopped this because antibiotics are not supposed to go into the subcutaneous tissue. They are ordered IV and even then they can be very harsh on veins. :-/ See an infiltrated IV from...
    Feb 25, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  16. Help, am I overreacting or is this normal???
    Yep, you're overreacting. Get used to it. It happens a lot of places.
    Feb 25, '12
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  17. Split Medical-Surgical?
    Nope, not split here!
    Feb 25, '12
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  18. Med-Surg floor sucks, and nursing unions
    I work for a unionized hospital on a Med-Surg unit. I started out on days (orientation and 8 months or so). On a GOOD day, nurses were given only four patients. Only a busy day they had five. We have...
    Feb 25, '12
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  19. Do you still perform skin testing prior to giving IV antibiotic?
    Sorry, I' have never heard of this before.
    Feb 25, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  20. Forced ultrasounds
    The abortion clinic, then should do this prior to the procedure.
    Feb 24, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  21. Antiemetic Shortage
    Our hospital in South Florida also has a shortage of Reglan, Zofran, Ativan, Toradol and even Hydromorphone (and more)! When the patient needs these medications we must call the pharmacy and let them...
    Feb 23, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. How early is too early to give a PRN med?
    I have given a PRN medication within a 30 minute period mark before it was due but never more than 30 minutes.
    Feb 23, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  23. Do nurses use their wristwatch in real life nursing?
    Nope, I don't wear a watch when I'm working.
    Feb 6, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Not many Black/African American nurses working in the ICU's
    Must be your region because the majority of the nurses here, regardless of unit, are African American. (: Or Jamaican/Amercan. ;D
    Feb 6, '12
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  25. Black or White shoes?
    That's an easy one! We are allowed to wear white or royal blue where I work so if I am wearing all royal then I wear my black shoes. (I haves tons of shoes). If I am wearing at least one white piece...
    Feb 5, '12
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear


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