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  1. Patients want to bring port and IV supplies home...???
    I think that the patient needs to get his scripts for meds and supplies, and go through a pharmacy or medical supply company. Pick them up, then what he and his RN friend do at home is completely at...
    Nov 28
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  2. family issues
    Thanks everyone. Just getting this big secret out is helpful.
    Nov 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Nebulised lignocaine for NG insertion
    I've used it. It numbs their whole face and it takes ten minutes for the neb to run through. I prefer to use the endotracheal spray lidocaine, two shots to the back of the throat and two in whatever...
    Nov 28
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  4. Third Part Observing and Possibly Filming
    I think the door should have been closed to ensure privacy. But people are jerks and we need to protect our patients from them.
    Nov 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Need opinions
    Lawyer. Immediately and without any regrets. There's $4000 on the line and opportunity for advancement. I think you'll find it's cut and dried in her favor.
    Nov 28
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. family issues
    My sister has cancer, she's 40 years old with two elementary school kids and a single mother. she is not likely to survive, though we might get ten years of ups and downs if we get lucky. I can't...
    Nov 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Houston... We have a situation here
    oh. crap. The wine sounds like a good idea...after you chart. Tomorrow can't be any worse.
    Nov 22
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  8. Major nursing liability
    Call security to open the door and provide spare keys while you track down the original set. The previous charge nurse may have her phone off to sleep, you may need to send the police to her door to...
    Nov 22
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  9. Well.. I guess I am going to be canned
    If it makes you feel any better, I would've been fired from that job within about a week. If the housekeeper can be in the room doing his job without setting off her PTSD, surely he can put on a...
    Nov 22
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  10. Big bad bullies
    I've been told this in different words at least fifty times, but it took me years to really understand. If you want someone's behavior to change you must show respect and a positive regard as you...
    Nov 13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  11. The Influence of the Influenza Vaccine:
    I'm not a fan of taking any medication that hasn't been around at least five years, and the flu vaccine is reinvented every year. Also not a fan of having my decisions dictated to me. The more I...
    Nov 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Can you continually give SL Nitro tabs on floor while monitoring BP? A long post.
    If the doc is standing there I would be OK with giving more than one at a time, with BP monitoring, and IV access. If the doc was on the way I'd continue the Q5min NTG, with a verbal order. I...
    Oct 30
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  13. Rules for Triage
    It kills me when people are writhing and crying in triage, I move heaven and earth to get them back immediately, and from the time they go back until discharge they show no signs of pain and require...
    Oct 22
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  14. I live in an area with A LOT of snow, and as a nurse, do I need an SUV?
    Studded snow tires, and be prepared to spend 30 minutes at least shovelling yourself out.
    Oct 22
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  15. best i quit or fired story
    Posting error, ignore this.
    Sep 29
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. So dietitians can now write orders: Denial of rights.
    I'd call the dietician first, and find out her logic behind the order. It might be logical. If not I'd call the doc and say "I have an order for.....and it doesn't make sense to me because......" Ask...
    Sep 29
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. How to diffuse a situation involving dissatisfied/angry patients
    "I'm sorry this has upset you." "would you like to speak with a different nurse (or the supervisor)" "it's annoying, but that's what we're stuck with." "A lot of people have the same...
    Sep 29
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. Charge nurse unnecessary comments
    How about, "please don't make fun, I need your support. I have to check with my coworkers because I'm new." Also, better for her (and you) that you ask every dumb question rather than make one dumb...
    Sep 29
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. nursing tasks that you do the least because you are too busy
    Shaving with our hospital razors is a blood sport, so I rarely try it. If I do, I warn the patient first, and give them a goatee approach so they can decide to quit halfway through and still look...
    Sep 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. How to decrease pain during foley cath or straight cath procedure
    15 minutes of standing at the bedside...when I could use that time to pee myself? Nope. Compassion is one thing, but I have needs too.
    Sep 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. nursing tasks that you do the least because you are too busy
    I haven't done a back rub since nursing school.
    Sep 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Confront or do a slow burn!
    I don't think it's appropriate for the manager to ask any coworkers about what someone else does on their break. If there's a problem, or questions about anyone's practice, the nurse involved should...
    Sep 17
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. Going "Above and Beyond" UGH
    Acknowledging silently that the person in front of you is lacking coping skills and common manners does not make anyone a bad nurse or a burnout. You can give good care and treat people respectfully...
    Sep 17
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. What is the typical hospital schedule?
    I do 2 twelve hour days, 2 twelve hour nights, and five off.
    Sep 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Tips 'n Tricks: Pearls the Newbies Need to Know
    If you have a trauma coming in, go pee. You may be busy for the next 3-6 hours, or more.
    Sep 14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing


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