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  1. neuro checks on A&O patients at night
    Im not really sure what you are asking so I will answer for my facility. No neuro teams, the neurosurgeons make rounds during the day unless it is an emergent situation then they are at the bedside...
    Jun 4
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  2. IV sites for Abd CT
    #18 or a # 20 in the AC or central line is our only options for CTA's or CT's with contrast.
    May 17
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  3. Is this common with nurses and doctors?
    Generally speaking here but if its a resp issue, I will inform them of my assessment and issues and ask for an ABG and chest Xray from the start. If its a surgical pt or one with a known bleed, I ask...
    May 8
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  4. sepsis protocol
    We have a bundle to follow if sepsis is an admitting DX. As for detection, once they are admitted or have been inpatient for some time; we do a sepsis screening for each pt during our assessment...
    May 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Nursing assessment for stroke patients
    Nutritional needs, emotional needs, communication, self care, etc... Strokes can be detrimental to the pt and their families. This should help you some :) Esme has some great tips on careplans, do...
    May 7
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  6. Number of students start to end
    We started with 64, only 28 of us graduated.. We were told during nursing orientation that half of us would NOT make it to graduation. Some fail, some decided nursing was not for them, some had...
    May 3
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  7. How long did it take you to get your first RN job?
    Im an not in CA. I received my license the first week of Feb, landed a job interview a week later and started orientation the first week of March. This was in 2010.
    May 3
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  8. A bit concerned about my age beginning nursing school...
    My class had a mix of ages from 19 to 50's. Men, women, married with children, single with 6 children etc.. Point being, if you want it don't let any thing, age included stop you..hints the reason I...
    May 3
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. Practice Problem Zosyn 4.5 g in 100 mL?
    Ok OP, everyone has helped you.. Now lets see what you've learned, what is the rate ??
    Apr 9
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  10. There has to be a BETTER WAY to obtain a blood sample.
    All of this over a "heel" stick. I will bite my tongue before I get in trouble or something.. Thank you KelRN, you said it best !!!
    Apr 8
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  11. "Take the skin off the tape" advice given here
    Alcohol wipes work just as good or the CHG wipes if your hospital uses them instead of alcohol wipes.. I use it all the time for "hairy arms", fragile skin etc
    Apr 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Frozen to death after pronounced dead
    I literally LOL at that remark !!! Not something anyone is expecting in the morgue..Freaky
    Apr 5
    Forum: Nursing News
  13. Frozen to death after pronounced dead
    Syfi doesn't have anything on real life !!! The man that woke up in the body bag died two weeks later. I'm not trying to be insensitive here but I can just hear the family now " Are you sure, really...
    Apr 4
    Forum: Nursing News
  14. Are swan-ganz (PAC) still around in your area?
    We use them a lot for our donor pts and the CVICU use them frequently for their open hearts.
    Apr 4
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  15. "You are now a stepdown nurse too"
    3:1 is great. Our step-down or PCU is 5-6:1 with the same charting and assessments as ICU !!!! At my last hospital 3-4:1 was max but the techs did all the baths,turns, toileting,FS and the...
    Apr 2
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  16. Give me some hope...Is ANYONE happy being a nurse??
    I love what I do.. Don't get me wrong, there are things and days I am at my wits end but I still love it. Follow your heart
    Apr 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Psych nursing is easy
    I hope the OP's eyes were opened by what all of you wrote..I agree, if it's easy, you're not doing it right. Hopefully once the OP comes off of orientation, she/he will get a better idea of what it's...
    Apr 2
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  18. Girl brain dead part deux
    I know exactly what you are saying. I was referring only to your comment I quoted that what Jahi's mom is claiming is possible but that movement and thrashing is not a sign of improvement. The mom...
    Mar 31
    Forum: Nursing News
  19. Dumb question but why do you apply heat with DVT
    We apply SCD's and TED hoses to prevent DVT's, if one has already formed those items are not used on the affected extremity. As far as heat and DVT, never used it..
    Mar 29
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  20. Girl brain dead part deux
    [QUOTE=Esme12;7831666] That she is "bending at the waist", thrashing in the bed to "cut her lip"....I find that also highly unlikely. I have seen this personally, the pt in question was not brain...
    Mar 29
    Forum: Nursing News
  21. Hating 1st Job
    I hated my first job but I stuck it out for a little over a year. The first 6 months of working as a new nurse is the hardest, its a huge learning curve. That first year, I learned so much and as...
    Mar 29
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  22. Do Your Coworkers do this?
    Number 3 is a yes.. They try everything to get someone to come in.. Every week about 1/2 of our staff is in OT.
    Mar 28
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. ICU patient education
    Talking about the plan of care is education, talking to the pt before turns, mouth care etc it''s education.. Even with the intubated and sedated pts, you should still talk to them and tell them what...
    Mar 26
    Forum: Trauma ICU
  24. Full Code resident in LTC
    It would be nice if the OP would come back and clarify some things !!
    Mar 14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  25. IV piggyback question
    Back flush as previous poster stated. Less breaks in the system, fewer chances of infection plus this helps keep costs down with less room for error with 5 or so secondary sets hanging.
    Mar 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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