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  1. best hands-on PICC training course
    I just went through the Bard Sherloc/3CG course and I can attest to the professionalism they bring to the table with their course! The training rep is an RN that has been doing PICC since they were...
    Apr 20, '13
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  2. PICC migration
    I'm a new PICC RN using the Bard system and when we are done with our insertion and getting ready to print/save our strip, the actual number of cm out of the site is documented on the strip and is...
    Apr 20, '13
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  3. All in my head?
    Is it possible to get the company to purchase a small cheaper ultrasound? It's not a sure hit every time but you know when you are in before you even see the flash.
    Apr 18, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Phone, cell, beeper and texting.
    Anything else seems kind of alien to me. All 3 of the facilities I have worked in have operated in the same fashion. Call the answering service and tell them whether you need, "orders, results, or...
    Feb 20, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Boy, did I mess up :(
    Not one human being was harmed in this! You have to keep that in perspective! Risk management wants a statement because they always want a statement. It gives them a record so if heaven forbid this...
    Feb 20, '13
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  6. How to deal with the old/experienced nurses?!
    [QUOTE=Anna-s;7092090]Hello! I m a new RN on A med-surge floor and most of my co-workers are old nurses that have been on that floor for years! They don't seem to like me and i have NO idea why! I...
    Dec 30, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. Visitors who stay overnight. Vent.
    Its a legal document that is reported to the risk management department of the hospital. It is used when any medication error is made, any violent interaction with patients, ect. It is also used to...
    Dec 20, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. Visitors who stay overnight. Vent.
    Risk-master is your friend in these situations. Complaining families can become like a terminal cancer to your position in the hospital. If you defend yourself and keep your charting square and treat...
    Dec 20, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. Visitors who stay overnight. Vent.
    I think that patients family member who demands you keep the lights off should be risk mastered, the supervisor as well. You have to be able to see everything happening with that patient and when you...
    Dec 20, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. Amiodarone help!
    Have you ever called out for a consult? The doctor being consulted in an expert in their said field. Cardiology in this case would be the required expert. You don't decide if they are an expert of...
    Nov 26, '12
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  11. Leaking blood during transfusion
    I will begin to use this idea from now on. I usually go get my blood and run NS at 125 for about 5m while checking and signing and spiking to make sure the site is patent and not leaking but starting...
    Nov 25, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. PBSC 2013
    The dept of health will always be the cheapest place. Sent from my iPhone using allnurses.com
    Nov 13, '12
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  13. Challenging LPN Boards
    I highly doubt it since you are not in any way learning nursing. Others will weigh in but nursing is absolutely nothing like any other education. Sent from my iPhone using allnurses.com
    Nov 12, '12
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  14. PBSC 2013
    I had 3 job offers right out of school. I just graduated in April 12 and passed my nclex on June 13. I work in a pcu now and will be in the icu starting December 2nd. There will be work when you...
    Nov 8, '12
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  15. Guys, do you take this personally?
    Shoot I put 3 foleys in females just today. Just be professional and if they refuse, so what. Get a female and be done with it. My career isn't worth some woman being modest. In my experience, by...
    Nov 5, '12
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  16. Which stethoscope?
    I have 2 excellent stethoscopes. The master cardiology and MDF ER premiere, the master cardiology is >$200 the MDF cost about $160 or something like that. I like the Littman because it weighs less...
    Nov 2, '12
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  17. Alert,oriented  LTC patients who refuse routine nightly insulin?
    I am not sure many understand what it means to have 49 people to pass Meds on and educate. Day shift and management really need to be involved. The DON and case manager along with poa and MD. The...
    Oct 17, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  18. Alert,oriented  LTC patients who refuse routine nightly insulin?
    I more than understand education and trying to prevent unnecessary suffrage but if it is not possible to prevent it, the consequences are many many many more fingerpricks and lots of insulin in the...
    Oct 16, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  19. Alert,oriented  LTC patients who refuse routine nightly insulin?
    Shoot let them end up in DKA and on endotool or some other algorhythm And the amount of sticks for blood sugar and the pain in the butt it becomes for them will teach them. Blindness and losing...
    Oct 16, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  20. Pradaxa
    Since this thread started months and months ago I too have seen the same trend away from pradaxa. Too many bleeders that cannot be reversed. There is another one we have been using but I cannot...
    Oct 14, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  21. Does anyone know anything about ITT Nursing Program in FL if so please let me know.
    It's only ridiculous if you choose to go somewhere else or if you have other options. Many do not and the private school has the best plan for them. At 38 years old I had few other options, I needed...
    Oct 9, '12
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  22. Does anyone know anything about ITT Nursing Program in FL if so please let me know.
    Is this everyone you are talking about students or practicing nurse managers? Most nurse managers could not care less about where you were educated. What they care about is if you passed the nclex. ...
    Oct 8, '12
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  23. As a nurse will I be exposed to dead patients a lot?
    I have been a nurse for 3 months in a pcu/icu and have coded 5 (none made it), had one die 1.5h into my shift, and have helped with postmortem care on 4 others. Death can be dignified and a very...
    Oct 5, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Does anyone know anything about ITT Nursing Program in FL if so please let me know.
    Everest only gets you an RN. They don't have an LPN degree. I just graduated from there and to be honest it is an excellent program. All of our grads passed the nclex on the first go and all are...
    Oct 3, '12
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  25. Nursing Diagnosis in PRIORITY ORDER???
    Airway breathing circ, after that prioritize by maslows higherarchy of needs. Sent from my iPhone using allnurses.com
    Sep 30, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance


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