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  1. Secondary IV med (piggyback)
    Yes, I believe there is research that insulin is about the only drug that adheres to the tubing, requiring a second flush. It is a high alert medication, and requires its own line per our protocol...
    Feb 5, '11
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  2. Secondary IV med (piggyback)
    New policy on my unit is to hang all ATX using secondary tubing, back flowing the tubing, then setting the volume to 20 ml greater than the volume in the spiked med. The rationale is that this will...
    Feb 4, '11
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  3. body image, not helping in care
    I would have requested a psych consult, if they were not already following.
    May 13, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. managements new idea for call-lights
    That board has to be the dumbest idea ever, if someone has time to post a "star" by someones name, they well off have the time to go answer a call light. It is usually a request that can be fulfilled...
    Feb 12, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. CNA, graduated as RN 1 year ago, can't find job, difficult to work with
    Yes, she needs to be reminded of her job priorities, maybe pull up the application that specifically says what a CNA is responsible for. At my facility it lists CNAs are responsible and accountable...
    Feb 11, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Can you get into nursing school with a D for A&P1?
    It would be best to speak with an adviser or admissions councilor of the school being applied to as programs vary.
    Dec 15, '09
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  7. Nurses who wish you "hadn't" - other healthcare careers you wish you'd  pursued?
    How about Case Manager. They always leave notes in the chart, "Patient sleeping, did not want to disturb. Will check back tomorrow." ......Seriously?
    Dec 1, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Creighton vs, Clarkson vs. Methodist
    Clarkson prepares you for boards. Progressing through the program I had doubts about it, but upon graduation I knew why things were the way they were. The instructors are very helpful. Many of them...
    Nov 6, '09
    Forum: Nebraska Nursing
  9. Pros and Cons of nursing
    Have you worked as a tech? I too had second thoughts as I was finishing my pre-reqs. So I worked as a care tech while completing them. I got a grasp of what the profession is like and it helped me...
    Nov 4, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. How come t here are no Males RNs on a peds floor?
    Acute pain RT original post AEB headache
    Sep 26, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Starting pre-reqs
    You need to speak with an academic adviser at the nursing college you wish to attend. They can tell you exactly which classes you need to take. If you do not know of the school you will be applying...
    Sep 22, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Preparing for the NCLEX
    I paid for Kaplan. Other than that I would suggest answering as many practice questions as you can and familiarize yourself with the medicine classes.
    Sep 21, '09
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum