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  1. Telemetry patches
    Q day and prn
    Jul 13
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  2. Does your hospital or facility badge include your credentials?
    Mine says: Kool-Aide, ASN, RN CCU With a red hanging tag with"RN" in big letters My hospital also places certifications on our badges, I just don't have one. ;)
    Jul 13
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  3. need help with a maternal care plan!
    Risk for deficient maternal-newborn bonding. Incorporate trust vs mistrust yada yada yada
    Jun 22
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  4. Valsalva maneuver
    When one coughs, bears down, or forcefully exhales pressures are increased in the head, eyes, thoracic, and abdominal cavities. This increased pressure causes increased venous pressure which is...
    Jun 22
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  5. Any CRNAs working in Indianapolis or central Indiana?
    Just curious as to the market for CRNAs in Indianapolis or surrounding areas. There don't seem to be many employed here, but what do I know?
    Jun 21
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  6. Addressing patients by their first name...
    I usually just go for the first name.....on night when I wake pts up, they usually respond more quickly to their first name.
    Jun 17
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. CCU RN to CRNA
    Hello Allnurses! I'm a newly hired CCU RN and I'm considering the path of becoming a CRNA down the road in my nursing career. I'm aware that most, if not all, NA programs require one to two years...
    Jun 16
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  8. Stethoscope covers OK for men?
    I know a nurse with a para cord stethoscope cover and it looks badass!!! It comes in all different colors so definitely customizable!
    Jun 16
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  9. BSN or ASN? Decisions, Decisions..
    I'm an ASN RN but I suggest you go the BSN route. Hospitals want it and you'll have more luck getting jobs!
    Jun 14
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  10. Do power cords for IV pumps bother you?
    I just don't like when cords from all the pumps and other machines are on the floor and tangled. I try to keep them coiled up but that can pose an endless task. I don't dwell on it
    Jun 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. How old were you when you started nursing school?
    Started college at 18, started nursing school at 21, am now an RN at 23.
    Jun 3
    Forum: About A Nursing Student - Nursing Cartoon Series
  12. Hello! Any Cardiac Cath Lab nurses out there?  Questions about how your lab runs...
    Esme, you're damn impressive. I'm a new nurse starting in CCU at the hospital I worked as an aide, and I think I'll probably go to cath lab at some point. That experience sounds incredible, thank you...
    Jun 3
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  13. New job on 3rd shift. Struggling. Need tips
    I chew gum and keep a rubber band on my wrist and snap myself with it if I'm getting tired while I'm driving home. My commute home during rush hour is 45 minutes.
    Jun 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Filipino nurses emigrating to US
    Is there any reason that there seems to be lots of RNs trained in the Philippines that come to the US to practice? I just wonder because I never hear of nurses from other countries coming to...
    Jun 2
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. How has nursing assessment changed?
    I agree, it was very insulting. I watched it through, but it did make me upset. If you haven't seen "Nurses: If Florence Could See Us Now," you should rent it. It's on Netflix! Very inspirational.
    Jun 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. How has nursing assessment changed?
    Esme, thank you for your reply. I felt like my ASN program prepared me well, but I would like to know more about the differences between nursing school "then" and now. I will ask some of my coworkers...
    Jun 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. How has nursing assessment changed?
    I don't mean to insult anyone, I'm just curious to see if there are differences in training from then to now.
    Jun 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Undershirt
    Yeah, that's actually a pet peeve of mine. I'm a man and wouldn't DREAM of not wearing an undershirt with my scrubs!
    Jun 1
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  19. How has nursing assessment changed?
    "The Student Nurses," it's on Netflix. It's pretty much a groovy show full of big-bosomed student nurses jumping into bed with several different suitors. Oh, and there's motorcycles and LSD.
    Jun 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. How has nursing assessment changed?
    My question to nurses who started their careers in decades past is how has the nursing assessment changed over the course of your professional practice? For instance, were you trained in the 60s...
    Jun 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Antipyretics on a dying patient
    A febrile pt who is already most likely dehydrated will only speed up the disease process and cause discomfort.
    Mar 31
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  22. Father of a nursing student needs advice
    I'm about to graduate nursing school in May, as well, and I wouldn't dream of taking time off. I believe employers would be curious to this gap of unemployment on my resume and might view me as less...
    Mar 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Annoying female coworker conversations
    If you must!
    Mar 24
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  24. Annoying female coworker conversations
    Thanks to everyone for the supportive replies! I truly was not trying to start arguments, just some light conversation. Personally, I think there's no harm in saying women annoy men sometimes and men...
    Mar 23
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  25. did i fluid overload her to death??
    If the pt had known heart failure and was possibly being treated with a potassium wasting diuretic, as well as being acutely malnourished, she may have also had a severe electrolyte imbalance.
    Feb 19
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing


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