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  1. Dopamine infiltration, how long the site will be necrotic?
    Thank you I was just about to say the same thing that it should be characterized as an extravasation. Please look at your extravasation policy if you have one. Was it treated with...
    Apr 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Verbally, mentally & emotionally abused by patient where do I turn.
    This makes me angry that your employer cut your hours.They are basically choosing the patient and his payments over their employee.Your employer needs to read how Southwest Airlines supports their...
    Apr 24
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. cell phones at work
    It was worse without them...way worse. You had to walk down long halls calling for the nurses.I spent too much time looking for people and apologizing. The key is to remember you are in charge of the...
    Apr 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. A Nurse's Hands
    Every wrinkle,scar or surgical incision we have is part of the tapestry of a life.I look at these things on my body as telling my life story and can accept them as beatiful for I have lived well in...
    Apr 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Pre Employment drug screen decision
    Do you really think your prospective employer is going to say,"sure come back and do your drug test when you are clean".NO way they are interested in hiring a competent individual that does need...
    Apr 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Med Error
    Once you discovered your error you made all the right moves. Now you need to analyze why you made the error. It is just like when you get a paper back that you worked really hard on and looking it...
    Apr 17
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  7. I made a big mistake
    Why do you think it was the Xanax that caused the change in his condition? My first thought would be perform a complete respiratory assessment to make sure the pneumo was not worsening with...
    Apr 14
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  8. Burnt out
    The only state that has mandated nurse to patient ratios is California for acute care facilities. It is still a businesses so they will try and get the most out of you so they can make a greater...
    Apr 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. I don't mean to complain..
    Ironically, I just saw someone posted an article written by Dr. Kevin that said the same thing I did. Treat your employees with respect and they will give and give and the scores you desire will...
    Apr 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Circular Logic in Nursing
    Could you explain to them that the whole purpose of the chart checks is to look for any missing orders and to verify the ones you already know about for accuracy. I think that if they are this dense...
    Apr 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Incorrect medication prep
    MunoRn gets right to the point...I love your posts!
    Apr 11
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  12. Another mistake..new grad.
    Thye are correct this is no big deal. The 0600 time is the worst, too close to change of shift and too dang early after a day of surgery when the patient needs rest. Foleys used to stay in for...
    Apr 11
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  13. How to NOT Aid a Cheater?
    Good for you newboy..you did the right thing and I believe in your heart you knew this was wrong from the get go and just got caught up in it. You sound like a "helper" and in the future you must...
    Apr 11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. The Red Nike Tennis Shoes
    Hawkesbe, I hope that my sharing has helped you a bit. I support what you did and would have gladly changed your assignment too. I think in healthcare is is sometimes forgotten (not always) that we...
    Apr 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Esme Needs Your Prayers
    I love reading your posts,such a wise soul.Please come back to us!
    Apr 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Comfortable shoes?
    KLOGS. My feet NEVER hurt with Klogs
    Apr 10
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  17. Am I a new nurse, or a new nurse with lots of experience
    I agree you are a brand new nurse and there is nothing wrong with with that. Don't expect to jump straight to the Boardwalk and Park Place nor would you want to do so! You need and want to be...
    Apr 10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  18. I don't mean to complain..
    The government set the ball in motion and the the payees not wanting to lose a cent then went to work! The new thing now is "service recovery". Basically it is this: If the patient of family is...
    Apr 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. How would you handle this situation?
    DO you mind sharing your program? Is it Grand Canyon? I am looking for a good and CHEAP Masters program.
    Apr 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. The Red Nike Tennis Shoes
    You did what was best for you and the patient and family and that is a wise nurse. It was a decision actually based on knowledge of yourself and your strengths and limitations. My dad's best friend...
    Apr 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. But you're a nurse, you could've done this....
    Oh defiantly yes and I would have been right behind that ambulance taking care of my child. You are entitled to the same level of care as if you were just a non-health care individual. It is true...
    Apr 10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. Broviac Allergy
    Plus if he is very active you don't want the Broviac to come flying out if it get caught on something. You must make sure that there is no moisture collection at the insertion site due to bathing and...
    Apr 8
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  23. renal patients
    HD Catheters are still locked with heparin...1000 units per ml to equal the priming volume. So if it has a volume of 1.9 ml it will be 1900 units of heparin in that lumen. It is a big deal to lose...
    Apr 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. What should I do now?
    Any luck yet?
    Apr 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. How acupuncture works
    I love acupuncture and I would have not made it through my pregnancy without it. Really, it is not painful at all and it worked so well for my chronic pain problem that it was too good to be true. I...
    Apr 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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