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  1. How do I make the switch from dayshift to nights?!
    MISS NURSE! If you find yourself falling asleep at the wheel, PULL OVER! There are too many stories about people falling asleep at the wheel, killing themselves or someone else. If you kill someone...
    May 22, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  2. interpreting ECG strip
    some people live with flipped t-waves. you would surely need a ekg and more information about pt history to figure out what is going on.
    Apr 16, '12
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  3. sweating on the job?
    i sweat quite a lot a work, usually when I have to be in a isolation room or a older patients room with the heat on. I'll just pat off when I can, run some water on a towel and mop off, dry my...
    Apr 16, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Law and Order: SVU = studying.
    when i was in school, it was Grey's first season. Remember the episode where Izzy was drilling burr holes on a MVA patient on the interstate? Yeah, i knew exactly what she was doing...and i was...
    Apr 16, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. To those who have taken Kaplan for NCLEX
    meh, I didn't really consider it a big deal, 2 days of answering questions in a group, and it basically boiled down to do you assess or intervene. I took it because my employer reinbursed us on our...
    Apr 14, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  6. How do nurses practice giving shots?
    we used the fake skin, and that helped, but the biggest thing is to just be confident, if you willy nilly it, you'll hurt the patient. heparin and insulin are the only shots i give routinely. after...
    Apr 9, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. possibly going to all one color scrub tops
    i give it 6 months to a year, before they realize that it makes no difference and change back. thanks all.
    Apr 7, '12
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  8. Ortho Docs and pain meds
    i have had non narcotic orhto patients due to confusion or other medical issues, but if this is the case the patient should ask for referral to a pain specialist to determine how to control pain...
    Apr 5, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. possibly going to all one color scrub tops
    Hi all, my hospital may be planning to implement a universal Teal scrub top policy for nurses(don't know tech color yet, but that's universal also). What I want to know is does it seem to help your...
    Apr 5, '12
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  10. Male CNA
    Yep, it happens. Even now as a educated professional RN, there are still times where I know women are trying not to offend me, but I will ask straight out if I think there is an issue. Most...
    Mar 26, '12
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  11. Wow They Are Really Serious - smokers not hired
    My employer requires that the campus is entirely non-smoking. Also, they charge a $50 surcharge per person on the insurance plan who smokes, per paycheck, so that starts adding up. I believe that...
    Mar 14, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. A Question...
    I couldn't do my job without my CNAs. It's very important that they give me the time to pass some meds when I get there, introduce myself, and make dr calls if I need anything right away. ...
    Mar 13, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  13. How to deal with fellow RNs who won't help CNAs and PCTs
    I'll usually get up and answer lights during vital rounds, med passes, etc. if I am not in a room or on my way to do something really important(round with dr., family having questions, new admission...
    Mar 5, '12
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  14. HELP, new nurse and I dont like it
    it sounds like it's not a good fit. Seriously expecting you to work Sunday mon wed, thurs friday? 60 hours a week? I would a)complain to the state board of nursing. OSHA, etc. This is NOT safe. ...
    Mar 1, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  15. Did I catch this guy in a lie?
    Big whoop. None of your business.
    Mar 1, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. Why do you like being a nurse?
    This may be a little much but..... I started college right after high school. Decided to major in Broadcasting, cause I was gonna be the next Brian Williams. Until I found out that I would...
    Feb 23, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Taking NCLEX Valentine's Day <3
    even though it's random, maybe the nclex gods will give you heart questions....good luck, u got it
    Feb 13, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  18. participation in activities
    Ladies morning (staff paints nails those who can paint their own or someone's who can't.) bingo Current events (read a few stories ranging from local/state/national and discuss) outings to...
    Feb 9, '12
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  19. So, what's your minimum "good shift" standard?
    when the patient who was really scared about a test/procedure slept well and I was able to answer their questions. The incontinent patient just got cleaned up at 0430 before next shift got in. ...
    Feb 5, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Just Curious
    well, let's see. when I was in school (4 semesters), we did skills lab/nursing home/med-surg/med-surg(with a surgery rotation)/ob-gyn/med-surg(with a peds week)/med-surg(with ICU rotation)/nursing...
    Feb 5, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. Does clinical do this to anyone else?
    I would say the combo of looking around for learning opps, trying to stay on top of everything you HAD to know about your patient, and the stress of trying to stay busy enough to pass the day wiped...
    Feb 5, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. What is a fair way to curve an Exam grade?
    I believe(and as a future hopeful nursing instructor) if most of the class missed a poorly written question, then everyone gets that point back. Doesn't matter if you got it right or not. everyone...
    Feb 5, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. Young new male nurse concerns
    I have on occasion had female patients refuse to let me put them on the bedpan or take them to the bathroom, help with personal needs, etc. Other than that, I generally find females open and...
    Jan 29, '12
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  24. Am i fully to blame for this or did my mentor act complacement.
    YOU have a responsiblity to know what you are administering. NOT by color, by smell, by taste, etc. By what the drug name is, checking it against the MAR or medication orders, and then giving it as...
    Jan 27, '12
    Forum: Nursing in the United Kingdom
  25. What does "divided doses" mean?
    it's like giving a medrol dose pack, or any other medication that has to be broken up through the day.
    Jan 22, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance