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  1. What would cause Hgb to plummet?
    I didn't read all the post but everything about this screams PE to me, within the 1st few sentences of your presentation. Recent surgery, central cyanosis, SOB,fever (common in PE pts). This is a...
    Nov 18, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Letting off Steam, hope my extinguisher is ready
    Do you really even need to ask? lol, most of the time I can't understand anything they are saying to me but they understand when I tell them to send me to a US based call center.
    Nov 7, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. A friend's Mother is a patient
    These kind of discussions always amuse me and I wonder what these "all knowing and all powerful" nursing instructors think about small town hospitals where you routinely take care of neighbors,...
    Feb 18, '12
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  4. ascultating the lungs of a female patient
    I've always used the back of my hand to sweep them out of the way when needed. I go about it in a professional manner and don't make any type of event out of it. Move swiftly and profesionally and...
    Feb 18, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. instructor says nursing is not for me..
    What has nursing come to? Your failing clinical cause you can't "chit-chat" with patients and they don't think you will make a good nurse. Amazing, if you had multiple drug errors, always late, never...
    Feb 3, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. New Nurses!
    So your saying that because someone isn't passionate about nursing or they are doing it because of what you perceive as financial gain then that makes them less of a nurse? I ended up in nursing...
    Jan 30, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. q4 hour vital signs in the ER...
    Not saying the PA is right in his/her actions because it was completly inappropriate to yell at anyone for any reason but where was the patients primary nurse? I see your the tech, so are you the...
    Jan 22, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  8. This has been bothering me...
    You should never, ever, ever, ever put yourself in the position where your actions or intentions could be questioned. Never. You should always have a female colleague anytime you have to do an exam...
    Jan 22, '12
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  9. first code
    One thing I learned recently that I never really thought about much, don't argue with the doc during a code. Recently during my ER rotation in PA school I went upstairs to step down unit for a code...
    Dec 13, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. What is the difference between EKG and ECG?
    Electrokardiogram developed by Dr Willem Einthoven, a dutch physician. He won the 1924 Nobel Prize in Medicine for this. The Original EKG: http://protomag.com/assets/history-of-ecg
    Dec 5, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Working 7 on/7 off (1900-0700)?
    I dated an ER-NP that did that schedule but was 11-2300. It was hard, especially the last 2-3 days but we enjoyed it because I was working registry as a RN so I'd schedule myself the same hours/days...
    Nov 13, '11
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  12. giving iv argumentin
    Sanford Guide, Tarascon Pharmacopeia and Epocrates all list PO forms, no IV forms. As somebody has mentioned there is a company that makes IV but not avail in US, which is where I practice.
    Nov 13, '11
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  13. giving iv argumentin
    Oh, as a side note, Augmentin is not available in IV form only PO
    Nov 12, '11
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  14. giving iv argumentin
    Argumentin...............love it! Next time I have a patient not agree with my treatment plan I'm going to write for 2gm Argumentin cephalically lol
    Nov 12, '11
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  15. Help, I am very conflicted about turning peer into nursing board
    Dang it Canes, I just spewed mountain dew all over my freaking keyboard, I'm in tears over here laughing so hard.....
    Oct 22, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Unusual physician order
    That stuff will even fight off a lower GI bleed. Hey, also a little strip of Iodoform inside your mask works great and hand 6-8 inch strips in the room and will take away the odor.
    Oct 14, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Unusual physician order
    I love it when administration thinks carpet is a good idea in hospitals. I worked a big inner city level 1 a few years ago and the powers that be decided to drop some money in the ER lobby, new...
    Oct 14, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Are nurses high in demand in California?
    Had no idea it was that bad here, I've not worked since July 2010 when I started PA school so I've not kept in touch that much. I do get calls bi-weekly and emails weekly about travel jobs (was a...
    Oct 12, '11
    Forum: California Nursing
  19. Are nurses high in demand in California?
    Look in the central valley from Bako all the way up to Sac. Just get on the 99 and drive north or south, depending on where your at now. 5 or 6 hospitals in Bako alone and between there and Fresno...
    Oct 12, '11
    Forum: California Nursing
  20. Prison job for female RN
    This is true, I've worked a few ER's in central Cali that had the prison contracts and the guards can be difficult most of the time. Some of the prisoners can act a fool but the guards can really...
    Oct 10, '11
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  21. "VIP" Patients
    Ugh, famous people....I'd rather have the drunk off the street covered in urine and feces. Couple travel nurse jobs done LA area had to deal with some.
    Oct 10, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. Would being a PA be more realistic w/ my physical limitations?
    Uh, well, I've done two clinical rotations so far in my last year of PA school and I've been offered 4 jobs. Internal medicine doc that I just finished with this past Thursday offered me a job then...
    Oct 1, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Nurses' personal medical records
    Would you want a schizophrenic nurse taking care of you? Giving you medications that can have fatal consequences? I do not believe someone with psychiatric issues should be involved in direct patient...
    Sep 18, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Nepotism, anyone?
    Get the H E double hockey sticks outta there lol. I'm not one to burn bridges or leave a job on a bad note but if I were in your situation then my exit plan would pan out like this: during the...
    Sep 8, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. nursing career without touching people
    If you find that job the ask them if they have another one would fit my wishes. I want a hospital job that will pay me my salary but let me stay at home, so not only no patient contact but I don't...
    Sep 8, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations


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