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  1. Need help with my 485
    We were told we couldnt ever put a 0 as a frequency, ever. I agree with the others on how to write it.
    Jun 12, '10
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  2. Does non-violent crisis intervention really work?
    Our instructor who teaches this works on a psych ward and uses it often. However, about a year ago she was attempting it and the patient took HER down and it broke her hip. She had to have...
    Jun 9, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. scrotal edema...what to do?
    a scotal support strap to elevate it? Not sure. Does he have a f/c?
    Jun 7, '10
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  4. Blatant Nursing "No-No's"........what's your worst???
    A nurse in ICU here gave 150 units of insulin SubQ. This patient was on an insulin drip so I have no clue why she would give any insulin subq, let alone 150 units. When you have to draw up more...
    Jun 6, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Pros and Cons
    One of the MAJOR cons is the paperwork. An OASIS is long and it has to be completed correctly so the agency will get their money. A pro, for me, is the flexibility with my time.
    Jun 6, '10
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  6. Can someone explain this mess to me?? sorry so long
    Rather than go to the DON yourself, why dont you all go together (nightshifters). I think you can get more done if you stick together and be firm.
    Jun 3, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. question about giving meds thru PEJ tube
    And also with IV administration...you have a risk of crystals forming when mixing noncompatiable meds...not a worry with administering PO meds into the gastric system. Ive never seen anyone do it...
    May 31, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. I use up all of my compassion at work.
    My husband and I were just talking about this the other day. He wasnt feeling well, I wasnt as considerate as he felt I should have been. We began talking and we realized that beginning after about...
    May 31, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Posting advice:  "I can't do this, ...I don't understand you"
    Well, I NEVER type on here in "text-style". But I got slammed for saying "ya know", which to me was a bit too far. Now, Im finished with this thread and on to the important ones. If someone doesnt...
    May 31, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Posting advice:  "I can't do this, ...I don't understand you"
    However I do agree that we all need to type so that we all can understand, but if everyone is gonna (going to) slam every little typo, lack of comma, etc, then this place will not be very pleasant. ...
    May 31, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Posting advice:  "I can't do this, ...I don't understand you"
    Thank you. I had no clue.
    May 31, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Posting advice:  "I can't do this, ...I don't understand you"
    Ok, what is "BB". If you want to get technical, then why are YOU using shortcuts? I seriously do NOT know what 'bb" is.... yes I said "ya know", geez. If Im gonna get slammed for every little typo...
    May 31, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Posting advice:  "I can't do this, ...I don't understand you"
    I agree, but whew, it feels good to be on here and not worry about "killing someone". ya know?
    May 31, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Syringe Question
    I would count that as 25ml? Anyone else?
    May 31, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. question about giving meds thru PEJ tube
    They all get mixed together in the stomach when swallowed anyway... :shrug: I mean, they get all mixed up when taken
    May 31, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Patient 'found' my number on the internet...
    You got on here and asked for advice. When you do so, expect many different opinions from many different people. People took the time to respond to your post in an offer to help you, because YOU...
    May 31, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Posting advice:  "I can't do this, ...I don't understand you"
    I dont see the big deal myself. Its not like people use ALL abbreviations, just maybe a few shortcuts. I guess I can understand how it may bother some, but I couldnt care less. Im just glad to...
    May 31, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Dog on the floor, what do you think?
    I understand how its nice to have a pet in the hospital room with you as a patient, but my concern would be the germs the hound is packing in its fur and on its feet, not to mention the right of...
    May 30, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Rude nurse may have helped me to be a better nurse
    Shame on that nurse. Maybe she will be placed in a situation where SHE is the patient and may change her attitude. Im so sorry you went thru that. I hope you feel better.
    May 30, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Patient 'found' my number on the internet...
    I agree, be professional/mature and answer the phone and explain this to the caller. YOU have to set the boundaries. Spare your family of having to listen to your language and having to listen to a...
    May 30, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Organization!
    If that agency does paper charting... have a box with hanging folders that are labelled, with additional papers you may need, such as nurses notes, wound sheets, transfer packets, progress notes,...
    May 29, '10
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  22. how late too see a hh pt
    11pm is not the norm. But for an infusion, it can happen. Sometimes an infusion is scheduled for certain times and therefore will need to be done at whatever time it is ordered. But this is RARE...
    May 26, '10
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  23. why is a person so evil?..... venting here
    This needs to be addressed, not ignored. Yes, you can avoid this person, but obviously her bad behavior will continue. She needs to be called on it and the sooner the better. Your nurse manager...
    May 26, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Feeling So Defeated
    Stop doing the unit secretary's job. Seriously, you lose respect and people will begin to EXPECT you to do more than your assigned duties, because you have made it clear that you will. Focus on...
    May 25, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. MRSA and Home Care
    we provide disposable stethoscopes, bp cuffs, and thermometers in the homes of mrsa patients. We take nothing in the home with us, not even our bag or nurses note for them to sign. Then we sanitize...
    May 25, '10
    Forum: Home Health Nursing


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