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  1. You aren't imagining this . . . "RNs Are Delaying Retirement. . . "
    There could be several reasons why nurses are working longer. I intend to work until I'm 70 to maximize my social security check. With my family hx and diet and exercise I should be able to draw on...
    Jul 28
    Forum: Nursing News
  2. Patient shoots Case Worker + Doctor who pulls out own weapon, prevents masacre
    The CDC is generally considered a respected source. However, when it doesn't support someone's point of view they will ignore it. CDC Study: Use of Firearms For Self-Defense is ‘Important Crime...
    Jul 28
    Forum: Nursing News
  3. July 2014 Caption Contest: Win $100!
    "The news just reported Justin Bieber was admitted to her clinical site."
    Jul 25
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  4. TMI at Dinner
    I was out at dinner with my stepdaughter and her fellow medical students. They started talking about things they'd done and seen during the week. Then one looked at me an apologized for the gross...
    Jul 14
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  5. Why can't nurses intubate?
    In today's world we have to know our scope of practice and hospital policies and procedures. In the Army, part of my medic training included making an emergency surgical airway. However, I would...
    Jul 12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  6. Why can't nurses intubate?
    Not all doctors should intubate. If they have the training and practice that's fine but whoever intubates should be someone who practices and is proficient with that skill. Consider the death of a...
    Jul 12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. wasting of narcs in pacu
    I don't see a problem as long as the med is under control of the RN and out of reach of the patient/family. There is space by my computer where I can place drawn/labeled meds. I am right next to it...
    Jun 28
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  8. Is this the norm in PACU? Have I been spoiled before????
    I've worked in two different PACUs and would say the anesthesia provider makes a big difference. My current job is at a level 1 facility with a burn center. The burn patients can take a lot of...
    Jun 27
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  9. Did you ever have one of those moments...
    My wife (also an RN) and I have stopped and rendered aid at three different MVAs over the past 10 years. In fact, we carry kits in the cars so we'll have some basic supplies handy. I worked for a...
    Jun 27
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  10. April 2014 Caption Contest: Win $100!
    Four coffees on separate checks please!
    Apr 19
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  11. Pregnant woman removed from life support?
    If the child survives I would think the family can give it up to the state under the safe haven law. However I don't think there is a way to compensate the husband and family for the pain and anguish...
    Jan 23
    Forum: Nursing News
  12. Lap Chole Bundle
    You might consider borrowing or buying the current ASPAN standards. You can evaluate a patient's risk for PONV and then determine how many interventions/meds should be given for prophylaxis. For...
    Jan 9
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  13. Pregnant woman removed from life support?
    The legislators would have given it more thought if they were the ones who had to pay the medical bills and care for the child after it's born.
    Dec 24, '13
    Forum: Nursing News
  14. December 2013 Caption Contest: Win $100!
    The secret is support hose and comfortable shoes!
    Dec 10, '13
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  15. Propofol gtt in PACU?
    Yes, but only on vented patients with titration orders. The propofol is only for comfort since most people would not tolerate an ETT when they are awake. The vent is the prevent the most obvious...
    Nov 21, '13
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  16. I've hit the wall--suggestions?
    All of the suggestions are excellent. More shifts will help because more experience helps things stick. I've worked in three PACUs; a mixed turned adult PACU that may do up to 100 cases a day, a...
    Nov 21, '13
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  17. Man = muscle, being taken advantage of
    On my unit I am often asked to help with lifts. That's fine, we all help each other and everyone has skills that strengthen the group. I am good with computers and can lift heavy things. My female...
    Sep 2, '13
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  18. Staffing and patient abandonment
    Your state nurse practice act and board of nursing are what matter. I think two things could put your license in jeopardy. One would be abandonment and the other would be to care for patients when...
    Aug 12, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  19. What do you think of 12 hour shifts?
    I love my 12 hour shifts. I work MTW one week and then WThF the next. That gives me alternating 2 day and 6 day weekends. I am able to travel for vacations or to visit friends/relatives without using...
    Aug 9, '13
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  20. Alarms Fatigue: How are you planning to meet this NPSG?
    I wonder who or what system TJC will approve for adjusting alarm limits. I doubt they would approved of the patient's nurse doing that. I expect them to want alarm limits to be set by physician...
    Jul 26, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. They laid off a lot of nurses now they want us back.
    I have not heard of this but it would be a great way for a place to get rid of their top performers. If I were laid off I sure would not wait around hoping to be called back. I'd be beating the...
    Jul 17, '13
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  22. Pearson says... Pearson vue trick not accurate
    Pearson sends the results electronically to the BON. How long it takes to find out there depends on your BON. In 2007 I sat for the NCLEX in Texas while on a road trip after graduation. I called a...
    Jul 16, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  23. Extremely Overweight Nurses
    I've only known a couple of nurses where I thought their weight could interfere with job performance. Both had mobility issues due to the weight. I know many obese nurses who are excellent and I'd...
    Jul 14, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  24. What type of shoes do you buy?
    I like a good quality running shoe, currently wearing New Balance. Running shoes have a lot of cushion and are well built. I usually get 2-3 years use out of a pair.
    Jul 14, '13
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  25. What Is The Deal With All The Highly Educated & Professionals Becoming RNs?
    I was an engineer in Semiconductors when I decided to switch to nursing. In doing so I traded income for job security. Semis is very cyclical and I got tired of the frequent layoffs. Now I have...
    Jun 20, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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