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  1. Will doctors and nurses ever bury the hatchet?
    There has been a lot of controversy over expanding the role/practice privileges of the NP as the DNP degree is now being pushed as entry into practice, and there has been a lot of recent news...
    Oct 12, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  2. Did i do something wrong? CPR question
    Look at it this way -- your patient was DEAD if you were doing CPR. You were trying to resucitate him. If it was successful, a few broken ribs are a small price to pay for having someone save your...
    Oct 12, '10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  3. Missed diagnosis - just a vent
    I had a serious surgical error occur when I was in the hospital after I had my last child during a tubal ligation. My physician took complete responsibility for it, and everybody makes mistakes, but...
    Oct 12, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. So what would you do in this situation?
    You know, it might seem like this is a good situation for you to go into, but I would be pretty wary if they won't at least give you two weeks before your start date. This is pretty much the...
    Oct 12, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. A question about college and RNs who got their GED.
    God bless you, Leeyuh. You sound like you have been through a lot in your young life. The bare-bones basics -- a BSN is a 4-year college degree. Most if not all BSN programs require you to do...
    Oct 11, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. On-call and pt acuity
    Yes, I think most places do this. It's a courtesy. Float nurses usually don't know the floor as well as the regular staff and usually appreciate a somewhat lighter assignment if staffing allows. ...
    Oct 11, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. How to turn a patient???
    OP -- definitely get another student to help you turn. If you haven't had any information in your programs on moving/lifting patients and body mechanics, please do some research yourself on the...
    Oct 11, '10
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  8. Will doctors and nurses ever bury the hatchet?
    Interesting opinion piece advocating the "care team" model of primary care, with several worthwhile embedded links. Its Time for Doctors and Nurses to Bury The Hatchet | BNET
    Oct 11, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  9. Scope of Practice Question
    I think doing both of those things independently could be construed as diagnosing and treating, which is out of the scope of practice of an RN (other than an APRN) in all states. I could see it...
    Oct 11, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Recommendation for scrubs?
    Hey, this is a little off topic, but if you have to wear the white scrub pants for two years, invest in some nude/flesh-colored underwear. White panties under white pants, especially if they are...
    Oct 11, '10
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  11. Veteran nurses give your opinion of the new grad job situation
    Ain't that the truth. :twocents:
    Oct 11, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Veteran nurses give your opinion of the new grad job situation
    Get a job -- any job you can find. Any nursing experience at all is better than nothing to a nurse recruiter. If you can't find a hospital position for 4-6-8 months or more, I can almost...
    Oct 11, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. NG Tube Leaking, Tips?
    You could cap the vent off. You will want to make sure this is okay according to your facility's policy. Some places I have worked this is done all the time, others say it is a big no-no. FWIW,...
    Oct 11, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Frustrated
    But didn't the OP do exactly what "Ms. Frustrating" did? It sounds to me like she went behind her and had the order changed back. Looks to me like she is handling it exactly the same way. If...
    Oct 10, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Frustrated
    I am not a CWOCN but I have sat on my hospital-wide skincare committee for 6 years. It is my understanding that Tegaderm is generally not used anymore even for small, superficial wounds, with the...
    Oct 10, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Clumps of fat in blood??
    Yes, yes, yes, agree with what your nurse told you. This happens to me all the time but I work with a population that has a high incidence of CAD. I pretty regularly will pull blood with some fat...
    Oct 10, '10
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  17. How would I find RN/LPN childcare opportunities online without an agency?
    I think what you are more or less describing is what is called private duty nursing. You would need your own insurance. I know very little about it (I'm sure someone on here knows more or has...
    Oct 10, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Headache: ADN or BSN?
    If your parents are going to cover your costs, do the BSN. It will benefit you in the long run. That semester of chemistry will be long behind you before you know it. Some ADN nurses plan on...
    Oct 10, '10
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  19. Frustrated Charge Nurse
    I share your frustration. I work in a different setting but we just had probably 1/3 of our staff retire and they were all replaced with less experienced people. Thankfully I am not working with...
    Oct 10, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. PIE charting assignment, multiple problems
    I think you should probably ask your instructor this. In real life, we would chart everything in one note. She/he may want you to break it down.
    Oct 10, '10
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  21. private insurance with certifications
    I would add that your insurance policy is likely adequate if they are covering you as an IBCLC. You should call them and let them know this is what you are going to be doing. Your premiums might go...
    Oct 10, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Policy/Procedures or DON rules?
    I was thinking that too. Too high a level of care for long term.
    Oct 10, '10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  23. Dilantin (phenytoin) & food/enteral feedings?
    I have actually had incorrect information regarding infusion compatibilities given to me straight from a pharmacist's mouth. I will call them as a last resort to consult if I have a question I...
    Oct 10, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. School is interfering with my personal relationships
    In defense of your GF -- it sounds like she is young (probably you both are young, early 20s at the latest, if you are traditional 4-year students.) Many, many young women have an inferiority...
    Oct 10, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. Nursing diagnosis HYPOTENSION
    Yes. Altered tissue perfusion R/T hypotension, possibly hx of CHF. Generally the priority nursing dx should be based on the medical dx and patient's medical plan of care. That isn't what your...
    Oct 10, '10
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance


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