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  1. Michigan process for endorsement....How long will the process be?
    No, it didn't take two months for me. I sent my application for LPN endorsement when I was living in Virginia. I mailed it the 2nd or 3rd week of January, and I was granted my Michigan license on...
    Sep 25, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  2. What is your current LPN salary
    $18.66/hour - grossed $39,500 in 2010. Northern Virginia 20 minutes from Washington D.C. I'm an ER LPN who manages the express care/fast track department with a patient load of 8.
    Jan 8, '11
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  3. Do nurses learn how to read EKG's and do phlebotomy?
    Virginia Hospital Center (in Arlington) I think we could use a few more ER Technicians....
    Aug 29, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. so I blush really bad...
    I too have the same problem! I'm a pretty fair skinned guy... and at the slightest feeling of embarassment or anxiety I turn bright red almost purple... including my upper chest.. it makes me want to...
    Aug 29, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. lovenox
    I've had to give 2 shots of Lovenox in my ER due to the patient's size (since Lovenox dosage is weight based) If I remember correctly the Lovenox we carry only goes up to 100mg in a single syringe
    Apr 27, '10
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  6. IV forms of Zofran and Decadron given PO???
    I was confused the first time I was asked to give IV Decadron as a PO med. Pharmacy told me that they do actually carry a Decadron oral suspension, but the alcohol concentration is too high to...
    Feb 28, '10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. Nurses Pre-Mixing and Storing Lidocaine
    Sorry.. The MDs/PAs/NPs use this for local anesthetic pre-suturing or I&D
    Oct 26, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Nurses Pre-Mixing and Storing Lidocaine
    I was recently told that we are no longer allowed to do this in our Emergency Room. The old practice was each morning, the nurse would add 2ml Sodium Bicarbonate to a 20ml vial of 1% Lidocaine, then...
    Oct 26, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Nursing phrases
    Gotta love my facility required "scripting" we do with every patient: (Before leaving room for whatever reason) "Is there anything else I can get for you? I have the time" (Of course I don't...
    Sep 9, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Dear Nurse, What would you like to see from us Student Nurses????
    Not trying to hijack this thread.... But what about some things students would like from their nurses? I just finished LPN school and earned my License, and looking back on clinicals I feel it...
    Aug 12, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. What's going on???
    Hey everyone, I'm a new LPN currently on orientation at a fairly busy ER outside of Wash. DC. I work in Express Care "aka the Fast Track" which is where the lower acuity patients are seen (lacs,...
    Aug 12, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Clinical Care Tech- Fairfax Hospital
    Similar duties to a CNA I suppose. Depends on the floor really. On a Med/Surg floor, you could be doing more vitals and linen changes (for example) than you would do in an ER, where you would be...
    Aug 12, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Hungry Nurse or Troublemaker?
    If you are given a lunch period, you must be free from all duties. Even if you have partial duties (carrying a pager that you must respond to, or carrying a cordless phone you must answer) then...
    Aug 12, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Has anyone gone to the Medical Careers Institute
    I already replied to a similar thread... Read my post here: http://allnurses.com/general-nursing-discussion/anyone-going-medical-386438.html BEWARE!@!!!!
    Jul 29, '09
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  15. Does my ER actually triage?
    I just don't understand... is my ER actually "triaging" people.. or are we just taking their vitals and writing down their chief complaint? Everything at my ER is first come first served. doesnt...
    Jul 24, '09
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  16. Stethoscope cleaning
    Not sure what kind of wipes your institution uses... But I used Cavi Wipes on my Littmann Stethoscope, and it made the tubing feel all sticky and disgusting after it dried. I washed it off with water...
    Jul 24, '09
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  17. Gay male nurses?
    I'm gay and I think this is actually very hilarious!!
    Jul 21, '09
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  18. is anyone going to Medical Careers Institute in Richmond VA??
    Stay away from this school. Go directly for your RN. You will thank me later... I attended the Manassas campus. Took me a year and a half, and I got my LPN license first time around taking the...
    Jul 21, '09
    Forum: Virginia Nursing
  19. How does your facility handle Lidocaine?
    This is actually the reason that our current practice was stopped. The lido is buffered with bicarb, then labeled with whats in it, the date, time, and initals. Then the syringes were stored away...
    Jul 15, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. How does your facility handle Lidocaine?
    Hello everyone, I just have a few comments/questions about Lidocaine. At my ER, we usually would draw up 1% Lidocaine, buffer it with bicarb, and label syringes and put them away in a locked...
    Jul 12, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. What would you have done?
    An old thread I hate to revive, but I just am now reading replies and people are very confused. Yes, I misused the word "triage". What I meant is, asking their chief complaint and taking vitals. That...
    Jun 21, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. which littman for  the ER?
    Not to make you scared or nervous.... but I currently am an ER nurse. Sometime it gets so busy and hectic, and so many different people going through there. It is EASY to lose your stethoscope, no...
    Jun 21, '09
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  23. Help!!
    I had a needlestick about 4months ago after injecting an HIV pos. patient. I just got my results back and tested positive for HIV on the ELISA test. help im scared!!
    Dec 15, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Help I'm being kicked out of nursing school!
    Yesterday at clinicals, I was watching my instructor change a PCA. There was still 5ml left in the syringe (5mg) but since this was not a full dose, the machine made us change it out for a new...
    Dec 15, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Becoming a nurse in Spain
    I am finishing up my LPN degree in March and will be getting my license in the US soon after (hopefully!) And I plan on moving to Spain. Does anyone know the process of transferring my license over...
    Aug 30, '08
    Forum: World Nursing


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