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  1. any experience with telemetry patients
    I've worked on a med/surg telemetry floor for a while, and you will get used to when to call/when to worry, etc- until then, rely on the nursing judgement you already have and the more experienced...
    Apr 9, '09
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  2. whats estimated nursing pay (night shift) in georgia?
    in augusta or atlanta please? just wondering. Looking to relocate. Telemetry/med surg nurse for 4 years, 2 year degree acls. Thank you!
    Feb 4, '09
    Forum: Georgia Nursing
  3. Name your poison
    "Man, how I would love some cool ranch Doritos!" I don't know what your other allergies are, but if it's just gluten, Cool Ranch Doritos are gluten free. Nacho Cheese and one of the newer flavors...
    Jan 28, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Name your poison
    My one liter bottle of diet coke, 16oz sugar-free red bull, AND one or two 5 hour energy drinks.
    Jan 22, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Would you have said something?
    My MIL is in a SNF over an hour away- she had a ruptured cerebral aneurysm before DH and I ever met. I don't know her that well, nor do we often speak to that side of his family (no ill feelings, DH...
    Dec 29, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Ten reason to date a nurse:)
    What exactly are patients doing in your hospital that you carry condoms??? :chuckle
    Dec 23, '08
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  7. The patient who wouldn't stop screaming...
    I don't think that would have been possible- I barely LEFT the room (did I mention it was an ER holding area with 3 other patients IN THERE, dealing with this?) Luckily, one slept through it and the...
    Dec 10, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. The patient who wouldn't stop screaming...
    So I had a patient last night, chest pain r/o MI with a history of fibromyalgia, depression, and anxiety. No known history of memory loss or dementia- normally independent at home. She would NOT...
    Dec 10, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Huntington's Help
    I don't have a lot of experience with Huntington's- but I do have a suggestion as far as the checking account. Get one where your husband has access to online banking... you can easily track...
    Dec 7, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Kidney Stones!!!!!
    Very bad advice, sorry, but colas are VERY high in oxalates, second only to tea. My urologist told me he'd kick my rear end if he ever caught me drinking diet coke again. Fresca, however, is high in...
    Nov 29, '08
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  11. Do you wear rings on your fingers to work?
    I wear my wedding set AND what's known as a "healer's ring" to work. Neither is all that expensive, so I'm not worried about damage to the rings themselves. As far as the infection control...
    Nov 12, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Lung Sounds
    tracheal breath sounds are heard over the trachea. these sounds are harsh and sound like air is being blown through a pipe. bronchial sounds are present over the large airways in the...
    Nov 12, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Wearing all white
    My first job as a nurse was in a facility which required nurses to wear all white. (Though we were allowed to wear a colored or print lab jacket over our whites) At first, I thought I would REALLY...
    Nov 12, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Anyone heard of Diastolic BP being higher than Systolic???
    I once saw a monitor read with a systolic less than the diastolic. The (new) nurse and (even newer) intern were both in total panic- this was a septic pt whose pressures WERE very low. We all kept...
    Nov 11, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Do you work in MA?  Some questions from a soon to be new grad.
    Worcester has several hospitals, usually some positions open. Milford Regional is currently hiring I don't know whether or not Lahey clinic is hiring, but I've heard great things from people who've...
    Nov 11, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Nursing student, and two deaths this week (very long, sorry...)
    of course it would be appropriate- they are always there to help. you have had a tremendously hard week- even a seasoned nurse might have been upset by a family member like that. there will be times...
    Nov 8, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Should I Take a Caregiver Position for the Experience?
    i took a similar position while in school, and yes, i'd say the experience was definitely worth it. the number of hours sounds quite reasonable- but only you can determine if you're doing well enough...
    Nov 8, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Do you work in MA?  Some questions from a soon to be new grad.
    i'm from more central ma, myself. it's true, the boston hospitals are very competitive right now. i don't know if you'd be willing to look outside the immediate area, but there are many hospitals in...
    Nov 8, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Does your work call you at 0530?
    oh, how i've dreamed!!!! or calling that 7-3 nurse who likes to wake you up for stupid questions at 3am to ask, did you give this med, it's not charted- when the omnicell says it was taken out on...
    Nov 7, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Can High Blood Pressure keep one from getting hired at a hospital?
    while i agree with the pp who said it's worth treating, i wouldn't give the idea of it keeping you from getting a job another thought. if hospitals only hired completely healthy people with no...
    Nov 7, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Bipolar does not mean "druggie"
    thank you very much for bringing this issue up, i have seen it too. bi-polar disease runs in my family. i had two biological brothers, both of them were diagnosed with it. i'd like to tell you all...
    Nov 7, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Atarax IV?
    our hospital policy is that it is never to be given iv- they stress it at least 3 times a year and have a "trick question" on the medication test about it as well.
    Nov 4, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. palliative pain management
    if he was aspirating it, then yes, sq could have been used. however, roxanol (which is sl/po morphine 20mg/ml) is absorbed sl, and often dosed in fractions of an ml (i.e.- 0.5ml). when i worked a...
    Oct 31, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Things you'd LOVE to be able to tell patients, and get away with it.
    mine would be... your doctor is the scariest man i've ever met in my life...[/quote] mine would be much the same, only to add... "90% of your doctor's patients that i've seen have come in with...
    Oct 28, '08
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. For the nightshifters.
    i did 5 8-hour nights for my first 9 months out of nursing school, and it was terrible. if you're required to do every other weekend (as is the case pretty much everywhere around here) then you end...
    Oct 28, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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