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  1. What to Do When the Doctor Throws the Nurse Under the Bus by Lying
    Looks like the MD never learned that the chart is a LEGAL document! Nurses need to document EVERYTHING but always objectively. That guy's going to end up in court one day and you don't want to go...
    Dec 10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. EKG Competency fail
    I'm wondering why you need to do an EKG competency. Aren't you all ACLS certified? Doesn't that qualify as your competency? I wonder what would happen if you'd written on the test strips...
    Apr 17
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  3. Uncontrolled pain- how to approach the Doc?
    Just attended a pain management conference with speaker Chris Pasero. It was wonderful!! I learned so much! Chris is published in numberous journals. Pain relief is not as complicated as it sounds....
    Feb 14
    Forum: Pain Management Nursing
  4. Able to finish all tasks in ICU?
    Honestly--I don't think the neuro check that you didn't chart will be on a priority list if your pt isn't BREATHING! We all have to prioritize our work. But the best laid plans will go to s**t when...
    Feb 9
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  5. added malpractice insurance?
    I read recently that faculty should have additional malpractice insurance with whatever coverage they currently have. I have had malpractice insurance for years and had never heard I needed extra...
    Jan 5
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  6. Who's afraid of the ICU?
    I like your insight that after 3 years you still don't know everything. After nearly 30 years in critical care I still don't know everything!!!
    Aug 8, '13
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  7. Pay vs. specialty
    In our hospital we don't pay extra for specialties (ER, ICU, etc). We pay extra for degrees (BSN) and national certifications (CCRN). Makes more sense since I think we all work hard and paying extra...
    Jan 17, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. To All Seasoned Nurses, Preceptors, and Nursing Instructors: You Rock!
    The reason I teach clinicals is because I had awesome nursing instructors--and I want to be just like them! Even though it's been over 30 years since graduating from nursing school, that part of my...
    Nov 21, '12
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  9. Meditech and ICU Assessments
    We're just starting with MediTech and I agree with the previous poster--it is certainly NOT user-friendly. I've used another system at another facility and it was great! MediTech is very...
    Nov 7, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  10. Allowing Corpsman to Become Nurses
    During VietNam (I know--that was a looooong time ago) corpmen and medics were allowed to take the NCLEX (at that time they were the State Boards). BUT--their license did not have reciprocity with...
    Oct 24, '12
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  11. A difficult learning experience
    When I started my MSN program the only theorist I'd been exposed to was Orem. But I learned about Virginia Henderson's theory: "What is the unique function of the nurse?" I had to think about that...
    Aug 22, '12
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student
  12. Cleanliness is a must!
    I used to take my shoes off before going into the house--but then realized that whatever my shoes were walking on out in the parking lot couldn't be any worse than what's inside the hospital!! So...
    Jul 12, '12
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  13. Finding your own clinical instructors?
    I got my MSN from Walden and--yes, I had to find my own mentor for my project. I got the specialty in Nursing Education and asked one of the faculty for the ADN program to mentor me. She was happy...
    Jun 13, '12
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  14. Name a stupid policy/idea your facility thought would fly
    This happened a few years ago. One of our doctors wanted his office nurse to make rounds for him and write orders. This nurse was not even a BSN let alone an NP!! Most of us refused to take orders...
    May 10, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Can someone PLEEEEASE explain INSULIN DRIPS?
    I had an interesting thing happen at a critical care CE class. One of the speakers was a pharmacist and the first thing he asked was "Who doesn't understand their Insulin Protocal?" Every hand in the...
    Apr 26, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  16. Funny things lay-people say...
    When my husband was a patient in the cardiac ICU he received a get-well card from his co-workers--addressed to him in the "Cardiac Arrest Unit." OMG I hope not!!
    Jun 29, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Funny things lay-people say...
    Maybe that's why he's an "ex"............
    Jun 29, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Doing real CPR as a student.
    As a clinical instructor I look for learning opportunities for my students--that includes doing compressions during a code. The nurses are more than willing to let the students "jump in" and...
    Mar 30, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. Do you like being a CCU nurse?
    Our CCU cares for sick hearts--no post-op surgical hearts in our unit. I like having pts with sick hearts because they talk back to me. They have severe CHF, poor EFs, gawd-awful rhythms, and crappy...
    Mar 23, '11
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  20. Supplies You Can't Live Without
    Kelly clamp.
    Mar 23, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  21. What Keeps Me Coming Back
    So far everyone is posting about maternity, L&D. I've been an ICU nurse for almost 30 yrs and there are many things that keep me coming back to my job. I enjoy the challenge that critical care...
    Jan 15, '11
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  22. Infant CPR while holding the baby on your arm...What?
    I'm looking at the BLS book for Healthcare Providers published by the AHA right now. I have to recert next week. The pictures in the book show the infant on a flat surface. The video provided for...
    Dec 23, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. At my boiling point...you are NOT a Nurse...of ANY kind!!!!
    I was listening to Dr. Laura the other day and a caller said she was 18 and in medical school. I thought "What???" Then Dr. L said the same thing and asked the caller to explain. Turns out she's in a...
    Oct 8, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Do you call your teachers by their 1st names?
    As clinical instructor I prefer students use my first name--calling me "Mrs. Soandso" sounds very foreign to me. However, the college wants students to call their instructors "Mr/Mrs/Ms Soandso." So...
    Sep 30, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. Attacking a Doctor Makes News; Attacking a Nurse is Business As Usual
    I live in an area with a lot of gang violence. We've had gang-shooting victims in our ICU and it's hard to tell the difference between family members and anyone wanting to finish the job. No cops...
    Sep 22, '10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations


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