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  1. I live in an area with A LOT of snow, and as a nurse, do I need an SUV?
    Personally, and this is totally opinion, I think 4WD is a bit overrated. Front wheel drive, in my experience, is just fine for a driver experienced in driving in the snow. I grew up not far from NE...
    Oct 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. "the 3rd degree" with report and other rude behavior
    I once had a nurse ask me everything--even the normals. "What is his edema like?" Well, there is a reason I didn't talk about. "On his cardex it says he had a UA 3 days ago? What did it show? Is...
    Oct 20
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. I feel like I'm never going to get good at IVs
    I have worked in the ED for 4+ years now--an IV heavy area. As of now, I would still say that my IV abilities are only decent--even though I can see a big improvement from when I first started. ...
    Oct 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Flu Vaccines. A Hassle?
    And you certainly have the right to choose not to work for a facility that requires a flu shot. (and I have the right to label your statement half truth and nothing more than a nice little platitude)
    Oct 20
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  5. Flu Vaccines. A Hassle?
    I'd be more than happy to be one of the guinea pigs in that study. :yes:
    Oct 20
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  6. Do you get paid for CEUs and In-services
    This is a factual statement in all professions… :up: As for the OP, if you come in to work for required education, you should be paid.
    Oct 20
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  7. care plan for constipation
    At least make it a little less blatant than an obvious copy and paste. OP, what is your assessment of the patient…not just their diagnosis?
    Oct 20
    Forum: Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS)
  8. Rules for Triage
    I always start with "what brings you in today?" I'll decide if it is a true emergency. :yes: :no: While we evaluate them and treat them even it's not a true emergency, I don't want to validate...
    Oct 20
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  9. "the 3rd degree" with report and other rude behavior
    I, nor pretty much everyone here, was not there when you gave report. Perhaps these nurses were being rude. I think they are just being annoyingly nitpicky--which is quite different than rude. I...
    Oct 20
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. Full vs part time scheduling rights
    My unit does not do self scheduling (we have so many different shift in the ED, I don't think it would work, but I digress)…if we did, however, I think it would make sense to give priority to full...
    Oct 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. "the 3rd degree" with report and other rude behavior
    At my first job, we had cards (not really a cardex) that served as our brain sheets. The card was passed from shift to shift. It included spaces for name, dx, procedures, diet, relevant labs, most...
    Oct 20
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. Nauseous vs Nauseated (another grammar lesson)
    I like this link. I never really have trouble with "you and I are going to the store." I do sometimes get "why don't you come with you and me" wrong. I guess "you and I" is so engrained that, even...
    Oct 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Rules for Triage
    We only weight pediatric pts. in our ED, not adults (unless they are getting tPA)…but I would love to say "125 times 2.2."
    Oct 17
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  14. Rules for Triage
    Or my favorite…"you will recognize them when we walk in."
    Oct 15
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  15. Rules for Triage
    I think this about sums it up: Emergency Departments Implement New Triage Form to Screen Patients for Actual Disease - GomerBlog
    Oct 14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  16. Sodium Bicarbonate IV Administration
    Did you copy and paste this from somewhere? Never mind, not important. What does your facility/unit say about giving a bolus of sodium bicarb?
    Oct 14
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  17. Identifying and differentiating smells
    :nono: this thread! No, now!!!:sniff:
    Oct 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. A daily question
    You really should talk to your doctor about this….(we can't give medical advice)
    Oct 13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  19. What is the politically correct term for "nurse"?
    Short of that, (registered) nurse works just fine!
    Oct 13
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  20. Saw an angry clinical instructor...
    I don't see medical students being verbally abused, but they are certainly not treated like demigods where I work…I am sure some of them have, indeed, been treated like pond scum by some resident,...
    Oct 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Help with taking NCLEX style questions
    I agree with the above. I just wanted to add…make sure you know what the question is asking. Sometimes the wording of the question can make it seem more complicated--try to make it more simple. ...
    Oct 13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  22. Rules for Triage
    Even during the summer some people were wearing the puffiest jackets. That's what needs to be checked out--why you are wearing a thick coat on an 85 degree day!? (and I'm not talking LOL or chemo...
    Oct 13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  23. public school systems
    Unfortunately I think we might be in for a sad, albeit predictable, debate--one side makes a rational claim about the benefits of vaccines, backed up with scientific evidence. The other side make...
    Oct 13
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  24. Saw an angry clinical instructor...
    I don't think I would "confront" the instructor about her behavior; for that, I would speak to the school, the liaison, the program director, etc. I would, however, consider asking her to take her...
    Oct 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Professor tested us on the wrong topics
    It's not quite as simple as what percentage of people got it right/wrong. I am certainly not an expert on statistical analysis of test questions….however, they also look at who got it right and who...
    Oct 13
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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