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  1. Seriously?!?!
    That'll happen with lack of a brain, ya know...
    Mar 3
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  2. What does your username mean?
    https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSFiIsYYGL6wBIuMJJEpxeuzcl8IPCRzaJ_LoCi_Df0IWQY8RWyTw
    Mar 3
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  3. Best Hallucinations Thread
    I know this thread is almost a year old, but I just reread the entire thing and this post..well...I'm done. HAHAHAHAHA! I almost peed myself....
    Feb 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. What is the maximum number of patients per nurse?
    But aren't those patients much sicker? And probably immobile as well?
    Feb 21
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  5. What is the maximum number of patients per nurse?
    How are ratios for other departments, like ICU?
    Feb 19
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  6. Theme song to your Nursing career?
    This is sort of off-topic but every time I spike a bag of Levophed I sing "Levon" by Elton John in my head all night. I'm in the MICU, so that song is in my head quite often! My positive work song...
    Feb 14
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  7. Growing Up Unvaccinated
    I am very pro-vaccine but this person really contracted all of these things?
    Jan 27
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  8. how to train a medical surgical nurse to take care of a neuro icu patient
    As a former MedSurg nurse who now works in the Medical ICU, I know a big difference is the in depth neuro checks. I worked stroke overflow so I did lots of neuro checks but my patients only required...
    Jan 25
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  9. What Are The Most Creative Call-off Excuses You Have Heard?
    That is awesome.
    Jan 16
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  10. Girl Brain Dead after Tonsillectomy
    Oh wow. I hadn't considered this. I hope this does not happen...
    Jan 15
    Forum: Nursing News
  11. Stressed about a loved patient
    I have no advice for you other than to continue to medicate her and do what you can to have her pain medications routine rather than PRN, as suggested. What I want to say is that this is why I...
    Jan 12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. ICU nurses covering Rapid Response. Help!
    Our unit is the only RRT-covering unit. When an RN is designated as RRT, he or she does NOT have a patient assignment. When there is a shortage of beds in the hospital, we try to have two RRT nurses...
    Jan 11
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  13. New to Med-Surg nursing
    Hi litebrightgirl! First of all, congrats! Here are ten tips I posted for new grads. I know you're not a new grad, but I think they're helpful for a new-to-medsurg nurse! 1. NEVER doubt...
    Jan 11
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  14. Girl Brain Dead after Tonsillectomy
    I recall one patient on my medical floor who was just a nightmare to discharge. She was being discharged to home but there were tons of issues and I won't get into them but anyway...I was the one who...
    Jan 6
    Forum: Nursing News
  15. Girl Brain Dead after Tonsillectomy
    But is she even going to clot correctly? Perhaps her liver is working perfectly but I feel like the clotting cascade would be messed up somewhat.
    Jan 6
    Forum: Nursing News
  16. Girl Brain Dead after Tonsillectomy
    The 24 hours of admission is often declined by the M.E. in my experience. We have to call them but they usually decline. Then again, my patients are critically ill adults vs. a younger person who is...
    Jan 3
    Forum: Nursing News
  17. What does your username mean?
    https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcS4MGK7zZoP12GLfeaOa9hr3T7-iyXDeFawnOJZN__LCHPoxFMnag
    Jan 3
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  18. Girl Brain Dead after Tonsillectomy
    I hadn't thought of that. I'm a Christian and I *do* believe in miracles (although I was raised by ridiculously rational humanistic folk so I roll my eyes at myself sometimes) but you are right...if...
    Dec 30, '13
    Forum: Nursing News
  19. What Baffles You?
    YES! to all of these. Especially the IV start one. If my IV site was burning, I think I'd rather deal with another needle stick than constant pain!
    Dec 28, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Girl Brain Dead after Tonsillectomy
    That's a good question. I've had a lot of experience with a patient who has suffered a severe anoxic injury but does not progress to brain death/experience herniation and is not on any sort of...
    Dec 28, '13
    Forum: Nursing News
  21. What Baffles You?
    The black market for incontinence products is insane, didn't you know? ;) Sometimes I think it might be considering the commercials for the cath kits!
    Dec 28, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Funniest/weirdest/most unusual baby names
    At least their names can be turned into nicknames (Ellie & Cammie, for example). And I like those cars so perhaps I'm biased. But no worries, I will not be having a child named TransAm.
    Dec 26, '13
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  23. Exit Strategies For Nurses Who Deal With Overly Talkative Patients
    Say "ooh, that Mexican food I had at lunch isn't sitting well!" and run off. I kid, I kid. :) This is one thing that my Vocera is good for. Tell another nurse, "if I'm not out in five minutes,...
    Dec 23, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. New and 'fun' things
    Story of my life. I've told it time and again, but the Grey Poupon jar on the kitchen chair and a nude man who forgot about it is my favorite. One emergent colostomy later...
    Dec 19, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  25. What Baffles You?
    This surprises me as well, Brandon. Especially if a patient has an an arrhythmia or is tremulous, a manual is the best thing!
    Dec 19, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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