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  1. Patients who want to be admitted for minor things
    I had a healthy man in his early 20s with N/V. + relief with Zofran. Passed PO challenge. Went in to discharge him. He tells me, "I was thinking about what the doctor said about being discharged,...
    6:01 pm
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  2. ECG tracing?
    In the instructions for the assignment, is their an indication for what terms you are supposed to put on the EKG tracing? Are their blanks on the tracing that would indicate something should be...
    5:46 pm
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  3. Interview a Nurse. Evidence based practice assignment.
    I agree with what the PP have said in their responses. My only other comment: I would rephrase question one and then switch the order of questions one and two. For example, "How do you apply...
    Apr 15
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  4. Quitting after 2 weeks
    This may seem exclusive to where you work, but this is true in just about every LTC facility and hospital out there! It will be tough, but hang in there...better days are ahead. If you do stick it...
    Apr 15
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  5. Medication administration vs Patients wants
    2. As previously suggested by someone else, there might be a whole lot more to it than the pt just being manipulative. Perhaps, after a month in the hospital, the pt is just trying to have even the...
    Apr 15
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  6. are mandatory scrub color-coding in hospitals the wave of the future?
    I have had 3 jobs as an RN (none were geographically close to ID). Each has had "color coded" scrubs for an employee's position. One place I worked it was navy for RNs, cranberry for aides/techs,...
    Apr 15
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  7. Nurses and Computer: Venting
    One other thing....get used to having "your" computer "stolen." It happens all the time in the ED to RNs--a doctor comes down to admit their patient. They go up to computer where no one is seated,...
    Apr 11
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  8. Pump Flow Rate Question
    And a poorly worded order, IMHO
    Apr 10
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  9. Worth complaining about or just whiny?
    Yikes, the entire post was quite a diatribe. I quoted this line because it kinda struck a nerve. I have a close friend who was a nursing instructor...it was not a cushy job, required a lot of "off...
    Apr 10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. Triage Call Bell?
    We have those call bells in our ER. Some patients just push all the buttons no matter what their request. Some will hit the pain button, you go in ask them about their pain, the patient will say...
    Apr 10
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  11. Is this really considered a med error?
    Technically speaking, yes this was a med error. However, I for one, think you handled it correctly. If you followed the other nurse's advice, here are the options: (1) you force the resident to...
    Apr 10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. How Does Your Hospital Decide Who is Called Off for Low Census?
    Anyone who has "picked up" for OT in that pay period will be first on the list. After that there is an order that goes something like casual staff, part time staff, full time. In practice, however,...
    Apr 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Radiation danger, repeated CTs by frequent flyers
    I'm never going to question an individual doctor's order for a CT--it is going to be (mostly) their butt on the line if something is missed that a CT scan could have picked up. However, I think that...
    Apr 6
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  14. What to do about a classmate that is a pathological liar?
    I was thinking the same thing...maybe we should go with "a classmate who lies a lot."
    Apr 6
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. What to do about a classmate that is a pathological liar?
    I like the entire post by KelRN but since it is right above mine, I will spare you quoting the entire thing. I could practically write a book about what lies patients have told me and my coworkers...
    Apr 3
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. How many people recognize this abbreviation?
    The thing is...these are ER nurses I was referring to who don't seem to know what it means (many do though).
    Apr 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Charting when there are nursing students
    At my hospital, all student charting must be cosigned by a licensed nurse. That nurse can be the instructor of the students. However, for various reasons, I would still chart something along the...
    Apr 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. How many people recognize this abbreviation?
    If you do know what it stands for, you know that it is obviously not a very glamourous topic: BRBPR This is an approved abbreviation at my hospital (is it at yours?). Recently, I have heard...
    Apr 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. What to do about a classmate that is a pathological liar?
    There is a fine line between caring and obsessing. At this point you care, but I would stop worrying about it before your caring turing into an obsession. As has been said before, his lies will...
    Apr 3
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. What to do about a classmate that is a pathological liar?
    I agree with the others, not your business. If he feels the need to lie to fellow classmates to make himself look better--well, then, you should feel sorry for him that he has such a negative view...
    Apr 3
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. What do you wear to an interview for a RN position?
    I am a male. I have always worn suit and tie with one exception--In that case the recruited specifically told me to wear scrubs as I would shadow immediately after the interview. It might not be a...
    Apr 3
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  22. AIDS during the 80s
    I just wanted to thank the OP for starting this thread. Many of the posts have included details that are incredibly sad, but every one of them also give me hope about our society and make me look...
    Apr 2
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. Accused of withholding pain medication
    Based on what you were taught, how could you give him the Demerol less that 4 hours after the Lortab was given? If the Lortab was given at 2200, then, as I read the second part that I have quoted,...
    Mar 27
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. Accused of withholding pain medication
    In this case, perhaps, but I totally disagree with this as a blanket statement. I see patients in my facility walk outside all the time--I'm guessing that not all of them are going to smoke--with...
    Mar 27
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. Putting "your license on the line" at a job... Please explain!
    Oh, one other thing. Don't worry about what the aides say about you. They have never been there and I'm sure most would do no better than you...many worse (but don't tell them that!).
    Mar 27
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety


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