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  1. INSULIN DRIPS
    I'm sort of taking a survey! Can anyone tell me what department (ICU, SDU, Med/Surg) you handle your insulin drips, and what is your patient ratio in that department? Also, any other related...
    Feb 25, '13
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  2. Disclosure of patient information
    In our facility, a "code" is given to family members to call and obtain information on a patient's condition. Some of us ask the patient to designate one person to be a spokesperson for the family,...
    Jan 8, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. ACLS Certification 2011
    The new books are published, and effective June 1,2011 all classes will follow the new guidlines and will require the new books! I took my class today and had the old book (due to the confusion we...
    Jun 3, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  4. CVSU nurse:patient Ratio
    We have a 30 bed unit. Our ratio is 4 to 1 from 0700 to 2300, then it goes up to 6 to 1. If caring for a post OHS pt, the ratio is 3:1 with only one of those pts being an OHS.
    Feb 6, '11
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  5. white scrubs
    "On the same topic of white scrubs does anyone know what brand is the thickest? I live in the middle of no mans land so I do all my shopping online. Hoping someone has some suggestions!! :) Thanks!"...
    Dec 14, '09
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  6. white scrubs
    "On the same topic of white scrubs does anyone know what brand is the thickest? I live in the middle of no mans land so I do all my shopping online. Hoping someone has some suggestions!! :) Thanks!"...
    Dec 14, '09
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  7. white scrubs
    We are required to wear white at our hospital. I'm looking for different (cute) tops - it seems they all look so similar! Any suggestions? Also, any hints on removing stains (blood and betadine)...
    Dec 13, '09
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  8. Why are doctors so easily manipulated by drug addicts?
    We will stop seeing drug seekers when hospitals ban together with a policy that states pain will be treated with NON-NARCOTIC medications (ie., ibuprophen and Tylenol) until an underlying cause can...
    Dec 1, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Job you would NEVER do in nursing....
    I started in Med/Surg and swore I'd never do critical care. I took a position on a CCU stepdown because I liked the manager and have never been happier!! What you think you would never do may...
    Nov 23, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Best Stethoscope
    I have some mild hearing loss, so it was important that I got a stethoscope that was very sensitive. My first purchase was a Welch-Allyn. Expensive, but SO worth the money!! Every time a loaned it...
    Nov 23, '09
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  11. How to deal with those family members who are "nurses"?
    I've learned a few things in dealing with very similar situations. When a family member goes off on me for tending to a critical pt. vs. their family member, I gently explain to them that if it WAS...
    Nov 20, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Got an interview for a med-surg position, current employer holding on tight.
    Remember, there are two sides to every story! Could she possibly been 'let go'? I went through the same thing when I left my last hospital. Manager wanted me to stay, kept making promises I knew...
    Nov 20, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Carpijet?
    Love mine!! Use it all the time. Ours are supplied by pharmacy - just ask! Save alot of time and the waste of tranfering a med to a syringe. Not many nurses use them any more. Always wipe down...
    Nov 20, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Team building
    We are trying to get a group together to initiate team-building activites on our Stepdown unit. Any suggestions for activites that worked for your team would be greatly appreciated! Please give...
    Nov 20, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. If you have rec' d the H1N1 vaccine - please report
    Co-worker and I got IM injections last Friday - figuring we'd be sick together!! Neither one of us had any ill-effects! Glad I got it, after contemplating it for weeks:D
    Nov 20, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Should the H1N1 Vaccine be mandatory for Healthcare Professionals?
    No, I don't believe they should be mandatory. What I do think should be mandatory is the ED's sending these patients HOME to recover instead of admitting them! "Go home, drink gatorade, cover your...
    Nov 9, '09
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  17. Need tips on precepting new grad RN
    Thanks for your thanks!! I have started my first day with each orient with this information: I am here to help you succeed. Contrary to what you have heard - I do not eat my young! I will ask you...
    Oct 29, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Need tips on precepting new grad RN
    I have only been a nurse for 4 years. Spent 1st 3 years on Med/Surg, and the past year in critical care stepdown. I have been asked to orient new grad RN's. Although I am honored that my managers...
    Oct 29, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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