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  1. why do nurses gossip and belittle eachother?
    Not at all… I was just pointing out that the First Amendment is not a catch all that allows you to say whatever you want whenever you want.
    Oct 24
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. why do nurses gossip and belittle eachother?
    Sorry…I forgot to look at the details on the OP. Guess I should have guessed something like this if someone thinks that the First Amendment provides protection to someone who yells "Shut the ****...
    Oct 24
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. Knitting during class: ok or not?
    This is coming from a guy and it is not my thing….but it seems to me that making bows is quite the arts and crafts project--especially for in the classroom.
    Oct 24
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. The "R" in SBAR......nope
    I believe you are over-thinking the "R" part. You are not suggesting emergent chest tube placement nor suggesting some obscure lab test that detects some genetic disease that only 0.001% of the...
    Oct 24
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  5. The "R" in SBAR......nope
    Especially helpful in the middle of the night!
    Oct 24
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  6. Knitting during class: ok or not?
    I think if I was that instructor, my jaw might have dropped a bit! I agree with the ridiculousness of the "are you going to knit when a doctor is giving orders;" however, if someone is distracted by...
    Oct 24
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. Knitting during class: ok or not?
    I've never seen a fellow student knitting, so I don't know if it is distracting or not. My guess is, that if the knitter was sitting near me, it could be distracting, but that is just speculation. ...
    Oct 24
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. nursing care for chest tube of cabg patient
    My first RN job was on thoracic surgery step-down. Hospital policy there specifically did not allow nurses to strip CTs.
    Oct 24
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  9. why do nurses gossip and belittle eachother?
    I am not going to add anything new to this other than to say to the OP, discuss this with Margaret personally. If we (staff in my ED) hear a patient scream "Shut the heck up" at a nurse in the ED,...
    Oct 24
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. Co2 in serum= HC02 and Anion gap
    As far as I know, the only way to tell for sure if the blood is acidic or alkaline (or normal) is from the pH in either an AGB or VBG. CO2 is converted to carbonic acid in the blood, therefore...
    Oct 24
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  11. Questions about my patient's safety and comfort
    1. If you are concerned that he will have a spasm and grab your hair, then, yes, tie it up for your safety. (For his safety too if you think he will try and swallow it.) 2. I'm not sure the...
    Oct 23
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  12. pearsonvue trick question
    +1 I understand people are nervous, but I can't understand the absolute need to know that afternoon.
    Oct 23
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  13. Keeping my patient's dignity intact?  Please help me!! (long but urgent)
    I was thinking the same thing... To the OP, try to protect his independence. Allow him to do things he can do himself and encourage him in his attempts. For example, if he is capable of doing...
    Oct 23
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  14. Nursing Student Question
    Oh for heaven's sake... Anyway, as for the original question: teaching a patient who has no interest in learning, teaching a patient a complicated home care regimen, teaching a patient with a H/O...
    Oct 23
    Forum: Patient Education
  15. Clinical instructor that will not teach?
    Out of curiosity, what does he say when you ask about, say, a rhythm on the cardiac monitor? Does he flat out say "no, I refuse to talk to you about this?" He really shouldn't put it to you like...
    Oct 23
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. Nursing Student Question
    Oh, so it was not homework, but an assignment? :writing: From the OP: What is the hardest situation that any of you have dealt with when it comes to patient education? It sounds like you...
    Oct 23
    Forum: Patient Education
  17. Esme Needs Your Prayers and Well Wishes
    All the best for a speedy recovery!
    Oct 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. I live in an area with A LOT of snow, and as a nurse, do I need an SUV?
    Personally, and this is totally opinion, I think 4WD is a bit overrated. Front wheel drive, in my experience, is just fine for a driver experienced in driving in the snow. I grew up not far from NE...
    Oct 20
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  19. "the 3rd degree" with report and other rude behavior
    I once had a nurse ask me everything--even the normals. "What is his edema like?" Well, there is a reason I didn't talk about. "On his cardex it says he had a UA 3 days ago? What did it show? Is...
    Oct 20
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. I feel like I'm never going to get good at IVs
    I have worked in the ED for 4+ years now--an IV heavy area. As of now, I would still say that my IV abilities are only decent--even though I can see a big improvement from when I first started. ...
    Oct 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Flu Vaccines. A Hassle?
    And you certainly have the right to choose not to work for a facility that requires a flu shot. (and I have the right to label your statement half truth and nothing more than a nice little platitude)
    Oct 20
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  22. Flu Vaccines. A Hassle?
    I'd be more than happy to be one of the guinea pigs in that study. :yes:
    Oct 20
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  23. Do you get paid for CEUs and In-services
    This is a factual statement in all professions… :up: As for the OP, if you come in to work for required education, you should be paid.
    Oct 20
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  24. care plan for constipation
    At least make it a little less blatant than an obvious copy and paste. OP, what is your assessment of the patient…not just their diagnosis?
    Oct 20
    Forum: Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS)
  25. Rules for Triage
    I always start with "what brings you in today?" I'll decide if it is a true emergency. :yes: :no: While we evaluate them and treat them even it's not a true emergency, I don't want to validate...
    Oct 20
    Forum: Emergency Nursing


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