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  1. is alteplase EVER contraindicated for central line occlusions?
    Yes absolutely Cath-flo can be used for a fibrin sheath or tail That is exactly they type of occlusion that can be fixed. There are a few contraindications of Cath-flo such as allergy and know...
    Aug 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. How to assess central lines?
    A tape and gauze dressing needs to be changed every 48 hours. It is not so much so that you can visualize the site as some have indicated rather it is keep the rate of infection low. There are no...
    Aug 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. I miss my armpits
    Find a good cervical pillow then cut in in two and stitch each end then tuck that in you arm pit. If you do cut it in two it sticks out too far. Test it before you cut it so you can figure out the...
    Aug 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. are filter needles necessary?
    USP Chapter 797 list all the recommdations and this too may help: Safer Injection Practices: Filter Needle Use with Glass Ampoules There are time you also want to use a filter needle is when you...
    Aug 10
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  5. IV set with filter for pt with PFO
    It is to prevent an A (air embolism) . One feature of a.22 micron filter is to eliminate air. By trapping the air in the filter you can potentially prevent any air getting into the left a trim and...
    Aug 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. 3CG TCS use?
    Here is an good learning tool that explains terminology. http://www.angiodynamics.com/uploads/pdf/072514-080922_NAVED_150_ECG-Education_Rev1.pdf
    Aug 7
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  7. 3CG TCS use?
    I will post some more and answer the rest of your questions in a bit. This will give you some food for thought and call the number on the training website to get an access code and watch the two...
    Aug 7
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  8. 3CG TCS use?
    It would not let me PM you..It said you are not accepting See if this helps: The system you are asking about ( Sherlock3CG/TCS) by BARD is an integrated system that allows you to track the...
    Aug 7
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  9. Do you still perform skin testing prior to giving IV antibiotic?
    I have given a skin test injection to test for hypersensitivity prior to Iron Dextran and Amphotericin.
    Aug 6
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  10. 3CG TCS use?
    Yes I can tell you about it but I have to see a patient right now so when I get home I can do that. I place PICCs using the BARD Sapiens. I have seen the Vasanova as well which also uses Doppler in...
    Aug 6
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  11. Fed up with this RN
    I would say, "well when I start my RN program I hope I do not have the memory problems that you seem to be experiencing". You may want to consider going back to school too!Look into it
    Aug 6
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. Pressing Charges Against a Patient
    Tankweti,,what happened to your husband if you want to share? Dont want the hijack the thread though. Yes press charges!
    Aug 6
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. Co-Workers' Harsh Words
    The best revenge is ALWAYS to live well. SO keep moving forward and as they see you are successful they will keep their mouths shut. It sounds like they were jealous,you sound upbeat and happy and...
    Aug 6
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. opinions on a nurse/patient interaction
    If you have to be "special" at the expense of others than you are not really special at all. You were 100 percent wrong and deserve whatever disciplinary action you get. That family suckered you...
    Aug 6
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. What do these letters mean after these medications?
    Agree that screen name has got to go! You need to change your perception of nursing..think you need to do things that elevate the profession.
    Aug 5
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  16. written up for having back pain
    I have discovered that many employers WILL NOT help you work the system and many nurse managers do not even know what is available to employees with ongoing medical problems. I make it my business to...
    Aug 5
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  17. Measuring Nonpitting Edema?
    You also can compare it to the other limb. This is particularly useful if it is unilateral.
    Aug 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. HELP PLEASE! New grad nurse about to quit new Nurse job before orientation is over.
    I agree with everyone that said "STAY PUT". First you did sign a contract and unless there is a very good reason to breach it you would be compromising your integrity. You would also burn the bridge...
    Aug 5
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  19. Meropenem via PIV
    Yes I agree with IVRUS as usual. This happens all the time and has nothing to do with whether or not it CAN be given via a PIV because it most certainly can! It most likely has to to with the length...
    Aug 1
    Forum: Infectious Disease Nursing
  20. I used to love home health..
    That sounds horrid and I have been doing HH a long time! Nothing will change if you all keep rescuing them so I am glad you are having the meeting! What do you suspect the cause is for the change? It...
    Aug 1
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  21. Advice and words of wisdom needed.
    What state? You must be very clear what you can and can not delegate and I can understand that if you have never practiced this can be confusing. The nurse to pt ratio does seem high so it is...
    Aug 1
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  22. New nurse, feeling discouraged. Please help!
    Well, if you want to be successful you need to stop crying and keep on learning and get back on the horse. You will be slow..you will ask a lot of questions..you will catch yourself in some mistakes...
    Aug 1
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  23. Nuring Documentation in the Home Health Setting
    Just in general in response to instruction provided it could be a variety of things depending upon what was taught and what was the expected outcome or goal of the teaching. You need to assess the...
    Aug 1
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  24. saline flushes over infusion pump versus manual flush in peds
    If your intentions are to lock the device off you are much better off to perform a hand flush with a prefilled syringe and how you perform this depends upon the type of needleless connector you are...
    Aug 1
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  25. Bloods draws
    This one is good two: https://www.depts.ttu.edu/hess/_documents/mccomb/lab_safety/phlebotomy.pdf
    Jul 31
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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