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  1. Is there a place for non-confrontational nurses in ICU?
    I think you handled it fine. You don't know what was going on in ER. For all you know the nurse giving you report wasn't able to take the patient to MRI without risking other patients. You stayed...
    Nov 18
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  2. When A Nurse Needs A Doctor.....
    I'm in the minority, but I couldn't care less about a colleague seeing me naked. I'm pretty sure there isn't anything different about my anatomy that would be shocking or even comment worthy. As I...
    Oct 21
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. Sodium Bicarbonate IV Administration
    Bicarb, like any other drug, should only be given if you know why you are giving it, what should happen when it is given, and what could happen that you need to watch out for. Your "junior" nurse was...
    Oct 21
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  4. possible angel of mercy?
    The social worker may feel she has fulfilled her "mandatory reporting" by telling you. I would share this conversation with your NM ASAP- It is for someone higher in the chain of command to decide...
    Sep 20
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. How to decrease pain during foley cath or straight cath procedure
    Even without lido the key to a comfortable insertion on men is lubrication. After you have adequate lube to fully coat the catheter, inject(slowly) 1-2cc directly into the meatus. Make sure the penis...
    Sep 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Voluntary Euthanasia
    Well- they didn't say no.
    Sep 20
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  7. Should high absenteeism be cause to be fired?
    It all comes back to professional respect. If you treat your professional staff like a bunch of teenage burger-flipping grill jockys, they are going to eventualy live down to that expectation. If you...
    Sep 19
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  8. Kodak Moments - Just When You Think You've Seen it All
    I agree- not the most esthesticly pleasing choice for performing that particular intervention, but how many nurses, doctors, lab staff, stick for blood with no glove on, or the index finger of the...
    Sep 19
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  9. Dizzy during circumcision
    My best guess is your woozieness didn't have anything to do with what you did or didn't eat. Odds are you are a caring, compassionate individual with a high degree of empathy for others and a desire...
    Sep 19
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. Joint Commission had me for lunch.
    I've said for years, the only health care reform we need in this country(USA) is abolish The Joint Commission and focus on letting the health care professionals practice health care. I would love to...
    Sep 19
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. Placebo effect
    I'm not sure if it is "placebo effect" or not, but I think it is just best practice to get your patients to "buy into" how much relief they are going to get from medication XY or Z. My patients do...
    Sep 19
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  12. Made a mistake, need some advice...
    It's your medication, prescribed for you, by your doctor- quit stressing. Unless the Rx. said "take 1 or 2 tablets every 4 hours as needed for pain but only for the next 6 weeks then stop" then I...
    Sep 19
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  13. Voluntary Euthanasia
    As to the difference between "withdrawing care" and active "euthanizing"; 15 or more years ago it wasn't uncommon to actually euthanize a patient. It would be: diminished neurologic function(even due...
    Sep 19
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  14. Yearly Bonus Ripped Off?
    The fact that you are getting a -$500 refund(bill) instead of a -$700 refund(bill) means you are getting the bonus back. If they didn't tax it at an inflated rate you would just owe more at tax time....
    Sep 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Yearly Bonus Ripped Off?
    You don't loose your bonus because they "taxed it too much". For that one check it would calculate out that your yearly income will be MUCH higher than it will actualy be. The amount they take out...
    Sep 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. DEA to reclassify meds containing hydrocode
    Any idea where it is going on sale, and if I need a note from my doctor? Unfortunately for the vast majority of us chronic pain patients, we are law abiding, upstanding citizens of the community,...
    Sep 12
    Forum: Nursing News
  17. Voluntary Euthanasia
    I agree. Who decides if the patients judgement is questionable, what qualifies as an acceptable quality of life? I work acute care, so my experience is insufficient to have an informed opinion, but...
    Sep 12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  18. Help with IV regulating infusion flow rate by gravity drip
    Gosh- they still do that? I haven't set a IV rate by drop counting in 25years. Are they also teaching you where to find the best leaches to bleed your patients with, and which herbs to burn to chase...
    Sep 10
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  19. DEA to reclassify meds containing hydrocode
    When it comes to drugs I guess I'm anarchist. Your body- your drugs- if you want to but them together until your heart stops, what business is it of mine. I use narcotic analgesics for pain on a...
    Sep 10
    Forum: Nursing News
  20. Out of nowhere threatened to be fired?
    Stay off the computer for personal use! Turn off/put away your phone when on duty! Spend every minute you are not on break providing patient care, or assisting others in thier patient care. I don't...
    Sep 10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. Confused with Aspergers
    I know it is the new trend, but this is a prime example of our overwhelming need to take every individual strength or weakness and turn it into a medical condition. I am not putting down your...
    Sep 10
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  22. Pyxis report question...being falsely accused!
    There may be some "glitch" in the way you are wasting your meds- Have your unit director or a senior nurse walk you through the steps both as the nurse wasting and as the witness. It may be something...
    Sep 9
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  23. Do you ever wonder about what it would be like to meet or speak to other members?
    I know just what you feel. I've noticed there are some usenames that occur over and over in the different threads that attract my attention. I've thought: wow- **** and I see eye-to-eye so often I...
    Sep 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. reputation
    As often as possible, I try to be the topic of any juicy gossip that is going around. I feel, if you can't be good, you should at least be entertaining.
    Sep 9
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. CPAP on the unit
    Although I appreciate to info, I still cannot figure out the physics of why a hospital mask would be in any way a risk factor for OSA CPAP. The air flow increases to a certain pressure- all the...
    Sep 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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