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  1. accessing a port for just one blood draw
    Man, I have several teens that still moan and cry and demand emla for their ports. LoL! Of course they do the same for peripherals as well. 😄
    Jul 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. accessing a port for just one blood draw
    Honestly, this situation can't arise often. Our port patients (not cancer kids), if they are in the hospital we access that port - because we know we are going to use it. Eventually. It's easier to...
    Jul 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. accessing a port for just one blood draw
    Good, this is our policy right now.
    Jul 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Not to beat a dead horse but ...
    This.
    Jul 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. accessing a port for just one blood draw
    Never? I'd love to see a copy of these recommendations and the evidence behind them. I always feel like we use too much heparin. (We lock every central line with heparin PRN - on top of our...
    Jul 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Mistakes as a new pediatric oncology RN
    I was curious about this too.... ? Hang in there, you are new and you are learning - if you go in with the attitude that you will never make a mistake and you know everything, then you are just...
    Jul 15
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  7. accessing a port for just one blood draw
    We have lots of ABX peaks and troughs that can't be drawn via a port... which really sucks when the kid is all accessed and hooked up anyway. :grumpy: Obviously if they are a super hard stick...
    Jul 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. accessing a port for just one blood draw
    What's the lab? I feel like I would just go for a peripheral stick as well, depending on what the lab was. We have lots of labs that by policy aren't to be drawn from a port or a central line, even...
    Jul 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. High-Value and Low-Value Patients
    I'm glad this post got dredged up..... I find it interesting and in a lot of ways it echoes my sentiments exactly. I work in a large children's hospital. 12 floors of specialties and med surg. We...
    Jul 13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. Surrendering RN Scope!
    Do I need an order to give food? No. But are there patients that require a high calorie drink 3 to 4 times a day, for their health? Yes. You or I may realize this and respond accordingly.... See a...
    Jul 13
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  11. Flat Feet
    While I have a few pairs of alegrias, and they are comfy, I can NOT get past how LOUD they are. I swear, they sound like a herd of cattle clanking down the hallway. And I have one pair that squeaks...
    Jul 10
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  12. Nurse/patient ratio
    1:60?!?!?!?!?! 1:100??!?!?! I wouldn't work in ANY type of facility with those numbers.
    Jul 10
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  13. Are your choice of scrubs childish?
    I wear whatever I want. :) I work in peds - and the colorful scrubs fit in on my unit. The ones that stand out are the guys in the black and boring colors. ;)
    Jul 10
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  14. Flat Feet
    I have super flat feet too - no arch. I HATE Danskos. They are horrible. The best things that work for me are the new Skechers with the gel memory foam inserts. They are awesome. No foot pain,...
    Jul 10
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  15. Why are hospital television documentaries okay?
    I get what you're saying... it seems to me if you are in the middle of a major trauma that these idiots with their cameras would just get in my way. But from what I have seen of the show, they stay...
    Jul 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Hours of sleep before work
    I need an "other" option.... I usually sleep in on the day before I go in to work (I work all my shifts in a row), but rarely nap leading up to my shift. I may sleep from 11p-11a prior to my shift...
    Jul 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. I dread going to work- not a new grad. Has this happened to anyone else?
    I will admit that I've been at the bedside for going on three years now, and I go through spells. Right now I'm in my I love my job and want to save the world phase. But there are times where I...
    Jul 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Seeing your patient in the news
    You nailed it!
    Jul 8
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. Security in Healthcare Environments
    We have training on how to deescalate scary situations, and I for one will not hesitate to call security ASAP if I feel like there is trouble brewing on my floor. We are also locked units (since we...
    Jul 8
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. A little concerned
    Gross. 😄💩
    Jul 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Proper undergarments under WHITE PANTS
    My organization once had to send out a memo stating that thongs are inappropriate.... because of whale tail sightings on the job. LOL!!
    Jul 8
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  22. Does your hospital or facility badge include your credentials?
    I have my name, department (pediatrics) - and RN, BSN. :) When I get my CPN, that will also be included.
    Jul 8
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  23. Online PALS Class
    You're employer doesn't provide this class? We have free mandatory education in hospital.
    Jul 8
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  24. RN starting pay in you area
    The south is notoriously cheap. :) Unfortunately you sound about right on target, if not even a little above the average.
    Jul 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Seeing your patient in the news
    I am on the other side of it - I see the horrible stories involving the kids that I take care of on the news - and there are often people defending their parents, etc. UGH. :( I get the urge, I...
    Jul 8
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations


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