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  1. Futile Care.  Dead is dead.
    I was an ICU nurse for 15 years and have moved on to a happier playground, but in my old wise years I have decided that, although it is frustrating for us to watch and participate in, there are so...
    Nov 6, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Questions from Japan for Nurses in the United States
    I agree with most everything said here. It seems that the men who come into the nursing profession gravitate towards the more technical areas such as critical care, cardiac cath, OR, ER. Nursing...
    Nov 6, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. PICC Lines in Radiology
    We are in the process of beefing up our PICC abilities hospital-wide. Right now there are a few nurses, hospital certified, who are placing the PICCs at the bedside, confirmed by STAT port CXR with a...
    Nov 4, '04
    Forum: Radiology Nursing
  4. staffing a freestanding endoscopy unit
    We have one doc using 3 rooms 5 days a week. Those are essentially "his" rooms. A couple of days of week, one or two other docs share the other 2 rooms. They're good for anywhere from 3-10...
    Oct 27, '04
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing
  5. staffing a freestanding endoscopy unit
    I currently staff my unit with enough nurses to take 5-7 patients per day. We use all RNs. They are responsible for prepping and admission paperwork, the return and post procedure paper work, and...
    Oct 25, '04
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing
  6. Volume of Procedures in your unit
    I'm curious to know what the volume of procedure in other folks' units runs on a daily basis. We are part of an Outpatient Department in a 200 bed hospital and do anywhere from 20-30 cases a day. I...
    Oct 25, '04
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing
  7. History/Physical Requirements
    Watbren: what do you do to enforce it?
    Dec 23, '03
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  8. Does anyone know the current sign-on bonus at  HCA  hospitals?
    I currently work for an HCA hospital in middle management. I think the bonuses you speak of depend on the location and need of the particular area. We have sign on bonuses here, but they fluctuate,...
    Jun 20, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. pediatric iv standards
    I am in the process of rewriting the pediatric policies for our hospital. In the past, children under 12 required the use of a buretrol and a pump, but the new policy will require a pump always, and...
    Jun 20, '03
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  10. Floor nursing vs ICU nursing
    I find floor nursing much more frustrating than ICU nursing. In ICU, yes you have to know EVERYTHING that's going on with your patient. You have to know a lot about a lot of things. You have to be...
    Jun 16, '03
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  11. About charting...
    I would not rely on the voice mail thing. I don't know about anyone else, but i erase my voice mails after I note who called and about what. And I don't see where they would last very long. Most...
    Jun 16, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Nurses week Cheap gifts from admin.
    At my hospital we have received portable fold up carry-around chairs, great umbrellas, duffle bag totes, lunch bags to name a few. Plus the administration serves the nurses breakfast twice during...
    Jun 13, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Disappointment
    Come to Florida!
    Jun 13, '03
    Forum: International Nursing
  14. Patient Assessment - Respiratory distress
    When I was in BFE with that patient, helicopter ambulance wasn't flying due to altitude and weather, ground ambulance wasn't an option either for the same reason. The patient survived BTW, and I had...
    Jun 5, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. need lots of mgt advice----wanna online mentor??
    I too, am new to the management arena. I have been Outpatients Nurse Manager for 6 months now, following a 4 year stint as night supervisor. Previous to that, 17 years of ICU/CSICU experience. I...
    Jun 5, '03
    Forum: Nursing Management
  16. Nurses who let NAs Boss them around
    The depth of the slobber puddle was usually and indicator as to how long it would take to wake up.......I did a little throat clearing or chair-leg stumbling sometimes. It's the ones with their...
    Jun 4, '03
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. Nurses who let NAs Boss them around
    I know.......the crappy NAs all moved to PA from FLA! Unfortunately, not enough of them have left! I went from staff nurse to night supv. and I LOVED to catch people sleeping! First I would scare...
    Jun 4, '03
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. Patient Assessment - Respiratory distress
    I have BEEN in BFE with this kind of patient. Four/five nurses in the whole hospital, and me...a traveler! Talk about nursing by the seat of your pants! I would monitor quality of resps, ABGs if...
    Jun 4, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Confused Nursing Student
    Once you pass the test and start working with this stuff everyday, you'll get it! Hang in there!
    Jun 4, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Pre-op telephone assessments
    We will be changing some of our processes in the way we do pre-op teaching/screening. I would like to know if any of you other ambulatory care/outpatient nurses can tell me if and how your facility...
    Jun 3, '03
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  21. need ICU LPN feedback URGENT
    I was an LPN in ICU for 10 years before becoming an RN. The nurses I worked with (all RNs) felt so comfortable with my knowlege and clinical skills that they allowed me autonomy to function...
    Jun 3, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Palm Pilots
    I've had my Palm m130 for a year now. I love it. I have medical programs in it, Exel and Word. It has an alarm clock. I've downloaded a book (murder mystery) on it for when I'm waiting in line. ...
    May 29, '03
    Forum: Mobile Apps For Nurses
  23. Running blood through a #22 or #24???
    I've used 22's when I can't get anything else--doesn't seem to cause a problem. Most other nurses don't like it cuz of all the "hooey" out there, but it works just fine.
    May 24, '03
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  24. I'm new here!
    Hey Sue! I've been a nurse for the last 20 years, and live in Florida. Depending on what part of the state you're looking at, you'll probably do just fine if you go to the larger hospitals with...
    May 24, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. ER Care or lack of
    I agree with Nene, I have been a night supervisor and can tell you that a 2.5 hour wait in the ER is good in this day and age. And as long as corporations run medicine, the bottom line is profit,...
    May 24, '03
    Forum: Emergency Nursing


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