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  1. RN's and specialty catheters
    RN inserts all 3 catheters based on MD order. Foley vs coude is based on evaluation of patient. We have other types as well. 3-way catheter placed only for continuous bladder irrigation. Urologist...
    Jul 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. What nursing task do you loathe???
    mmm...leech therapy!!! I'm not fond of maggots either!
    Jul 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Working with injury
    I worked with a torn ankle ligament. I used a brace for a couple of months then taped it for another 6 months. The Ortho gave me a boot and crutches. I almost face planted a few times on crutches and...
    Jul 18
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  4. Titrating
    Protocols are great when you are a newbie and need guidelines! As you learn to titrate, you get a feel for it depending on the patient. What I teach my newbies is: if the pt's BP is crashing,...
    Jul 18
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  5. mixing CCL meds
    Dopamine & Dobutamine come premixed now. Levophed is 8mg/250 ml or 8mg/500mg depends on volume status. Epinephrine is 8mg/250ml. Vasopressin is mixed by pharmacy. Titrate to desired effect.
    Jul 18
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  6. ICU or CCU
    Depends on your interests. ICU is usually medical like pneumonia and sepsis which can be longer term & depressing. CCU is usually heart only and more short term in comparison. CTICU is cardiac...
    Jul 18
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  7. May I know what is the meaning of CABG x 2  ?  CABG x 6 ?
    The x with a number is the number of heart vessels they bypassed. So X 2 is 2 areas they bypassed.
    Jul 18
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  8. How do you spend your first day off?
    Try to sleep in!!! Work out! Run errands, cook, clean, etc. Vegetate. Avoid work calling.
    Jul 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Job fair?
    The large job fairs are usually held at a convention center. There are multiple hospitals there. I haven't attended one in a while but they are mostly looking for experienced nurses. New grads can...
    Jun 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. What is your experience with Aspiration of Gastrografin?
    Regarding the article: Why did they give their patient undiluted gastrografin in such a large quantity? Our gastric bypass patients only get 30 cc fluid q1-2 hr initially. I've never given a patient...
    Jun 22
    Forum: Radiology Nursing
  11. nurses hours
    In my state, the labor laws provide a 2nd 30 minute meal period for shifts over 8 hours. That puts your standard 12 hour shift at 13 hours (including the 2 meal breaks). The majority of staff on my...
    Jun 22
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. This week, I have learned..... (6/13)
    One of my doctors called me a "good nurse" like he was astonished! Mmmm...yeah...that's after I kept telling him "don't leave" as he keeps trying to leave the patient's beside and I told him his...
    Jun 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Ambulatory RN interview- med/surg experience
    Dress business casual. A nice suit, sheath dress, or slacks and a nice blouse. Conservative accessories, hair, makeup is best. For men, a suit or dress slacks, dress shirt, and tie. Neatly groomed. ...
    Jun 16
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  14. Now THAT'S a lab result
    Sorry, most of my patients aren't heme/onc. Super low plt common, usually HIT or ITP. WBC pt was septic from endocarditis from a recent dental procedure...yikes! Surgeon replaced heart valve when...
    Jun 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Now THAT'S a lab result
    Hgb 1.6; dead (Jehovah's Witness) Hgb 3; alive (didn't feel well) INR > 30; alive but vegetative coma K 12; alive (chronic dialysis) K 1.3; alive
    Jun 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Calling ICU/CCU nurses!
    Some patients do well without sedatives while intubated. My favorite one did her hair & makeup while up in the chair while intubated. She had me dragging in some of my co-workers to meet her as she...
    Jun 14
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  17. The Bearded Nurse
    I think facial hair is appropriate for an interview if it's short & neat. Looking like Santa is a NO for an interview. Clean shaven is always good. However, you should look at the staff of the...
    Jun 11
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  18. student in clinical (help?)
    Yup! And the nurse of the day! Depends on what the nurse and/instructor will let you do. Some schools & facility only let you do stuff with a designated person; others will let you do stuff with...
    Jun 11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. Graduation rate
    WGU is an online school. Many students aren't cut out for self-directed study programs that WGU has. Others drop out for other reasons. Some do flunk out as well. I think you should go to BRN...
    Jun 11
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing
  20. What's the meanest thing a patient has said to you?
    I've been called lots of names...too many to remember...mostly by the dementia, neurologically impaired, or psych patients, occasionally by the A**hole types that are gang bangers, in custody...
    Jun 10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. Dating during school
    To the OP: sorry I'm not a guy, BUT...I met & dated my hubby in nursing school. It's difficult to say the least! Every quarter/semester, we had a huge fight mostly because he got stressed out! We...
    Jun 5
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  22. Compression socks
    My hubby swears by futuro brand compression knee highs. They are $20-30/pair. He gets them on sale and usually uses a coupon so they less expensive. He uses them everyday. His family has history of...
    Jun 5
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  23. Things you'll never forget from your nursing instructors?
    - When in doubt, look at the patient! - Look at the numbers (vitals, labs, etc) with a grain of salt; look at trends; look at the patient! - Treat your patient kindly as if they were your...
    Jun 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Weird Job Shadowing Experience
    You're fast! I had to save to go back & read the other part of your message...so I edited 😁
    Jun 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Weird Job Shadowing Experience
    Job shadowing should be just that...shadowing another nurse; not you doing the job by yourself! You don't work there so you aren't covered by the employer if something should happen! They kept the...
    Jun 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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