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  1. Nursing Colleges
    Not in SE Ohio, but rather in NE Ohio. Kent State University is highly thought of for their nursing students.
    Mar 15
    Forum: Ohio Nursing
  2. Univ. of San Francisco vs Case Western
    Honestly, You can go to a good school for your BSN for WAYYY less then what it costs to go to either one. I know several who went to CWRU for their BSN and MSN - some still don't have jobs but...
    Mar 15
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  3. Orientation + OT
    Was this patient boarding in the ER? So the the H&H was lower upon er arrival- pt then given two units of blood - then repeat CBC shows the H&H level that was provided to you. In our Er -...
    Mar 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Mispronunciations that drive you nuts
    I just stick with dilantin :)
    Mar 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. 9 Months a New Grad, Still No Job...
    Go to Cleveland, Ohio - may be cold - but its nearly the heart of healthcare. So many hospitals available within just an hours drive. Good luck.
    Mar 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. About the "do not crush" medications
    K-Lor can be and should be dissolved in water. Ive never heard of the K-tab/Kdur (pill) being dissolved in water. Ive heard of the capsule being opened and poured on applesauce, but thats not the...
    Mar 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Orientation + OT
    Just my 2 cents. The ER gave you report at 0615 BEFORE the order for blood was placed. The order for blood was placed after that. The pt was probably already packed for transfer. Perhaps the...
    Mar 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. When should I start a family?
    Well, my mother always said to me. "If you wait until the perfect time to have kids - you will never have any". LOL pretty much, its never the perfect time. You will always have some cons to...
    Mar 15
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  9. seeing students in the last 15 minutes of the day
    I almost want to think perhaps you may have to dig a little bit more on why these kids come see you so late, for a non urgent issue, or repetitively. Perhaps something inappropriate is happening...
    Mar 15
    Forum: School Nurses
  10. Why is it so hard to find part-time work?
    From my experience, those who are working part time or on call were those nurses who once worked in our ER full time one time in the past or was on the float team who came to the ER. In many...
    Mar 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Falsification of Documentation?
    I am a SANE nurse as well. We can, and do for the most part, take pictures of adolescent genitals if necessary to provide evidence. The camera we use is kept in a very secure place with limited and...
    Mar 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Confused with new onset CHF
    The pulmonary edema present on the chest X-ray.
    Mar 14
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  13. Dissatisfied RN
    Being one of the lead trauma RN's at my hospital - Ive come to enjoy the "mundane" shifts. I guess Ive seen enough craziness that Im okay to not see anymore unless I have to.
    Mar 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Deliberate sabotage?
    I have no floor experience. I work in the ER - we have trauma checklists we must complete every time a new RN takes over care of that section. Granted, those lists don't include such things as...
    Mar 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. How to pay for school?
    Kinda OT, but I attended an accelerated BSN program at a large state school. Worked FT in retail while living with my mother, paid half of utilities, car payment, insurance, my cell, and gas/food....
    Mar 14
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  16. Snow & calling out of work
    No, it isn't a reason to call off. I work in the ER and hubby is a medic/ff - we HAVE to get to work. We live in the snow belt. You just have to go slow (yes, this may mean 5mph) and intentional and...
    Mar 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Are Nurses First Responders?
    No, I do not consider nurses first responders. First Responders
    Mar 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Patients' HIV status posted on Facebook
    This nurse can't be that stupid to do that, hopefully. Someone with a grudge must have found an opportunity.
    Mar 9
    Forum: Nursing News
  19. Call in sick, or risk getting patients sick?
    Our hospital gives out points for every call-off dispite the reason. We have no "point-free" sick days. Even if we come to work and we leave partly thru shift - still get points however if you made...
    Mar 9
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  20. When is it delegation and when is it "Being bossy"???
    What are PCA's? Bahaha We have the occasional ER techs (emts/medics) - I'm lucky if they can make time for patient care. I can't remembered the last time they helped with patient care without being...
    Feb 26
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  21. Illegal Drugs & HIPAA
    We can only search the belongings of anyone who is pink slipped. We just inventory their belongings in the chart so we know what they came in with. Behavioral health/intoxicated patients visitors...
    Feb 26
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  22. Bedside Report
    Question. What happens if a patient makes rude, threatening, or whatever obnoxious comments by instant messaging their nurse? Any repercussions ?
    Feb 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Do You Ever Ignore Your Employer's VM When They Try to Call You In?
    I was married yesterday at 11:30 - work had the cahones to ask if I'd pick up some hours later in the day. Haha plus, i was on champagne número dos and wasn't in any condition to work.
    Feb 26
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. Hand hygiene policies
    My husband is a medic/ff I always harass him and ask if he washed his hands before pt contact, after contact, before and after any intervention, then upon ER arrival, before entering pt assigned...
    Feb 23
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  25. Highest/Lowest K+ you've ever seen
    We used to have a young man who had some type of disorder where he literally took 80 meq of k+ TID po. I've had him come in nearly paralyzed at 1.5. He was in mid 20's - haven't seen him in a couple...
    Feb 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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