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  1. ICU pay differential?
    I see both sides (I am ICU and have worked the floor and ER). The argument for more pay, to me, is that so much more is expected out of us (at least where I am). Knowledge, leadership, expertise,...
    Oct 19
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  2. Which unit has the most code blues?
    The most inconvenient spots - like radiology. Only partly joking.
    Oct 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Identifying and differentiating smells
    What is with the poop that smells like mothballs? Wicked GI bleed = slaughterhouse
    Oct 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. problems with urinary catheters
    In all seriousness, I was terrible at first. Now, with oodles of practice I rarely have a problem. When I do, it is with females. Can't really explain my technique. Kind of like IV starts, I...
    Oct 2
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  5. problems with urinary catheters
    I prefer to go through it.
    Oct 2
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  6. Pushing meds through NGT/OGT with the plunger
    I use gravity on G tubes, but plunger on naso/orogastric tubes.
    Oct 1
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  7. Would you get low census in scenario?
    Which is a great reason to never come in extra when asked...
    Sep 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. hyponatremia and 3% NaCl
    Sometimes, I think they go way too deep for nursing school. Yes to central line and ICU level monitoring for 3%.
    Sep 25
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  9. Silly random nursing thoughts, one sentence, NO JUDGMENTAL FOLKS ALLOWED
    as far as someone "not liking needles". I say, "Neither do I, and it is truly better to give than receive!"
    Sep 21
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  10. You know you're tired when...
    I rarely sit down at parties / family gatherings for fear of falling asleep... Knowing that my family will let me sleep and probably throw an afghan over me "cause she is so tired". I'd miss the...
    Sep 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. You know you're tired when...
    My worst is driving past my own driveway in the mornings. Happens at least once a month.
    Sep 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Having a hard time saying 'no' to working overtime
    I have no problem saying no. Especially because they will force you off later because you are OT.
    Sep 2
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  13. Math 1308
    I didn't find it quite as difficult at 1302, but still a tough class that requires a lot of time and study. I actually managed a B and was very proud of myself!
    Aug 17
    Forum: University of Texas Arlington Online Nursing
  14. College Algebra 8/25/2014, proctored !!
    I found both 1302 and 1308 to be extremely tough - I took them both online at UTA and barely passed, although I am impressed that I did as well as I did without any help (legitimate or otherwise). I...
    Aug 17
    Forum: University of Texas Arlington Online Nursing
  15. Turfing patients to other hospitals
    Love House of God. Read it again a couple years ago - it renews my sympathy for new docs. I especially love the patients whose charts are buffed are the ones that did the best =)
    Aug 5
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. An Easy Way to Save a Life... or How to Not Kill Somebody
    I am learning that there is ALWAYS time to double check...
    Aug 3
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  17. New nurse and critical patients
    5 or 6 months sounds like a lot of orientation, but depending on the hospital you might not get to see many patients that critical even on the unit during that time. And then, ER will likely either...
    Jul 28
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  18. New nurse and critical patients
    I'd agree more with this post if you had stated "as an experienced nurse with experience running drips you should know that..." As a new or green nurse, you would have no idea how to handle it,...
    Jul 28
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  19. "If you're not doing anything..."
    Interesting, I think it would depend on the co-worker... I will generally do just about anything people ask me, in order to help out. I am learning, however, that I have things that are...
    Jul 28
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. Why can't nurses intubate?
    I have no desire to intubate. I generally have WAY MORE than enough to do during a code, or when dealing with a crashing patient.
    Jul 28
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  21. Giving med with known adverse effects
    Are any of the medications we give benign? I wouldn't think so, otherwise they wouldn't have an effect on the body, which is the point, right? That was terrible grammar. Sorry.
    Jul 28
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  22. New nurse and critical patients
    Anyone who thinks "a nurse is a nurse is a nurse" doesn't realize how much more some doctors expect out of critical care nurses.
    Jul 28
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  23. New nurse and critical patients
    Get 'em to the unit would be my advice. Or call them to ask for help. As I gain more experience, and work different areas I've come to appreciate the differences and challenges of different areas. ...
    Jul 28
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  24. When the bad seems to outweigh the good...
    My confidence in myself has taken a severe hit, I've spent some time questioning God and my own choices, but a lot of my faith in humanity has been reaffirmed. My gut says I worked as hard as I...
    Jul 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Raw: Two Months After Graduation... One Month After Employment...
    There is a reason why new RNs in critical care get months and months of orientation. And, after orientation, if your employer is smart and kind, your staffing will reflect an appropriate experience...
    Jul 13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure


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