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  1. LOC: Sedated vs comatose vs unconscious
    From what I understand obtunded to be, the pt should be sedated but able to awaken with verbal or gentle tactile stimulus and follow simple commands. Comatose, in my understanding, is the pt is not...
    Jan 28
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  2. Rapid response protocols
    No, just the rapid response nurse. The RR nurse determines the need to page the hospitalists.
    Jan 25
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  3. Dear nursing students: We need to talk about homework help
    If you don't like it, don't respond or read it.
    Jan 22
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  4. Indianapolis hospitals
    I work in the St. Francis Heart Center on the South side of Indianapolis. It's a great place to work!
    Jan 22
    Forum: Indiana Nursing
  5. Should male nurses put the toilet seat down?
    I just don't understand why seemingly EVERY female thinks it is their right to never touch a toilet seat? Why is it so deplorable for a male to leave it up? We need it up, you need it down. Why is...
    Jan 19
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. Pt's home infested with bed bugs, fleas, etc..
    I am not a home health nurse--I work in acute care. My opinion is that you couldn't get me into that type of environment even if you were threatening me with a hot poker. I care for my pts very...
    Jan 19
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  7. do you wash your hair every day?
    Commuter, that would be so foreign to me, but I could get used to it I think! :)
    Jan 19
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  8. do you wash your hair every day?
    I'm a man, and no offense to the other posters, but I can't imagine having long hair and not washing it everyday. I'm positive that if I did have long hair, washing daily would become...
    Jan 19
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  9. bipolar recovering addict cant get job ! is it over
    That must really suck. I hope you find something soon. God works in mysterious ways! :)
    Jan 19
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  10. Just starting my new job in a Cardiovascular Care Unit!
    I started working in CCU last June. It's the best. I love love love it. They will train me to take pts on balloon pumps and CRRT in the summer! So excited
    Jan 19
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  11. Ventricular Tach -- when to call the doc
    Check k, mag, and phos, assess the pt, especially for respiratory and cardiac status. Our policy is to call for runs of vt greater than 10 but we don't always. The docs don't want to be called unless...
    Jan 19
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  12. What grinds your gears about your coworkers?
    I don't like when a coworker interrupts me with something completely off topic in report: Pt is in sinus tach and when his QT lengthens he starts having several pvcs then will go into VT. I...
    Jan 18
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. This is just too much
    This is horrible, and NOT normal for medsurg.
    Jan 18
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  14. Rapid response protocols
    500 ml NS bolus for hypotension 10mg hydralazine IVP for HTN Stat ct for stroke Sx Stat 12 lead EKG, 325mg Asa, SL nitro, 2L O2 for chest pain 1-4L o2, venturi, nrb mask, ABG, stat CXR for resp...
    Jan 16
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  15. Healthcare Facilities running out of medications + supplies
    With a huge influx of critical care pts in my area we ran out of premixed levophed drips....so the pharmacy was mixing them for us. We also ran out of mouth care supplies for vented pts.
    Jan 15
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  16. Do you carry around your stethoscope?
    I work in CCU and don't always carry it but it's always near. Definitely need it to auscultate lungs and heart--my pts could have developed pulm edema or a murmur..... I always auscultate placement...
    Jan 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. **POLL** New 1st Year RN Salary
    Indianapolis, IN $21.50 hourly, $4 nights, $5 weekends New Grad Cardiac critical care
    Dec 26, '14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  18. Tips for doctors
    I would say it's not necessary to call/speak with us for all orders you place, but if you write for a Med or treatment that's unconventional, a call is greatly appreciated. Example, pt in heart...
    Dec 26, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Would you take a patient's blood sugar without an "order"?
    At my hospital we have a policy that says we can do it at our discretion. We can also order FSBG to be checked BID for known diabetics if the doc didn't order AC/HS
    Dec 26, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. How many different nursing positions have you had?
    I've been a nurse for less than one year and work in CCU full time and worked public health flu shot clinics this fall.
    Dec 21, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. PPM Question
    Permanent pacemaker
    Dec 17, '14
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  22. What would you do in this code?
    Best indicator for ROSC is etco2 monitoring according to AHA.
    Dec 17, '14
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  23. nurse
    Nurselovejoy! I was wondering what happened to you!
    Dec 15, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Key lanyards around neck
    Great point, anyone can strangle you anywhere! :)
    Dec 14, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. My favorite med:
    Smoothes the wrinkles. Lol love it
    Dec 13, '14
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications


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