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  1. House of Cards
    Thank you all so much for answering this question. I know it is not work or school related but I appreciate that you took the time to answer.
    Mar 15
    Forum: Addictions Nursing
  2. House of Cards
    My mom had asked me this but I honestly could not answer. On the show House of Cards, one of the characters who is a recovering alcoholic uses a syringe to draw up alcohol and sprays it into his...
    Mar 15
    Forum: Addictions Nursing
  3. Fetal Monitor Risks
    How does it lead to increased risks?
    Sep 8, '14
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  4. Fetal Monitor Risks
    Someone posted an article online associating EFM with increased risk to the baby and that it is an outdated and unnecessary technique. Is this true? What do you all think?
    Sep 8, '14
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  5. Website to ID Pills
    Is there a website that you can go to and type in the imprinted code on a pill to see what it is? My husband is a police officer and stopped a woman who had pills in her car and after the fact asked...
    Sep 6, '14
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  6. This Blows Every Other ED Visit Out of the Water
    What would the Benedryl in the thighs do?
    Aug 30, '14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. Help! need tips on time management in medical surgical floor!
    This is a floor where you always feel like you are drowning and live for the slower days. We've had so many crazy nights the slow ones are like a treat to us. I don't know how to give time management...
    Aug 27, '14
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  8. "Your ER sucks!" and other pleasantries...how you handle them?
    I like the MD from Google University.
    Aug 26, '14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  9. Potassium Rates
    But was running the regular IV fluid with it at 84 wrong? This was a discussion I had with someone.
    Aug 26, '14
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  10. Potassium Rates
    I tried going through previous threads about this but none answered my specific question. I had a patient last night that required three 10meq's in 100ml to run in 60 minutes back to back. So since...
    Aug 25, '14
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  11. Why is Med-Surg so hated?
    It may not have the sex appeal as an ER or ICU but I see it as a great learning experience. It is a great place to cut your teeth and learn time management and develop your assessment skills. I also...
    Aug 19, '14
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  12. New Grad/Hate My Job/Life is Miserable!
    BUT.....aren't there nurses that will just forever suck in the hospital? No one talks about this! Figuring out if you suck or are just freaking out..now that is a hard task!!!:sneaky:[/QUOTE] That...
    Jul 29, '14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  13. New Grad/Hate My Job/Life is Miserable!
    I'm so glad you posted this because this is how I have been feeling. I feel like I know nothing and my coworkers are sick of me asking questions or wanting validation. I feel like I should know more...
    Jul 29, '14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  14. Understanding accents as a new nurse
    I have had situations like this too. I am glad you brought this up.
    Jul 29, '14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  15. Time between Meds
    Sorry it was 1848 not 1648. I worked last night.
    Jul 27, '14
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  16. Time between Meds
    I know this type of question has been asked before but not sure if it has been dealt with these specific medications. If a person has an order for Tylenol or Motrin, then an order for Ultram,...
    Jul 27, '14
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  17. An omen...
    When the Ramone's come on with "I wanna be sedated" I sometimes wonder what the day is going to be like.
    Jul 18, '14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  18. Assessing/intervening with suicidal ideations
    Depending on the age I would ask what they mean by wanting to kill themselves. I have found with some of my clients they use that as a general term but not really wanting to do it. Some have said...
    Jul 18, '14
    Forum: Developmental Disabilities
  19. How different is ER nursing from floor nursing?
    Thanks for all of your explanations. I have found I do not like the day shift as I hate having to give the patients their 15 different medicines by 9:00. I like the night shift a lot because of the...
    Jul 15, '14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  20. How different is ER nursing from floor nursing?
    I am on an observation unit/tele and I was curious how much different ER nursing is from being on a floor. What does an ER nurse do that a m/s nurse does or doesn't do? ER is something that I am...
    Jul 13, '14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  21. Take a part time job?
    If it is something you would enjoy take it. Any experience is better than no experience. I also agree with violetsmom about looking at a per diem gig too. That way you can make your own schedule.
    Jul 11, '14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  22. Calling All First Year Med-Surg RN's!
    I've been on my floor since May and I struggled on days but nights were a breeze, so to speak. I still asked questions here and there but fortunately census was slow and I had a 4-5 case load...until...
    Jul 10, '14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  23. Best way to explain why I quit my new job after one month
    I was told a background check does not show your former jobs. It only will show if you had a criminal history.
    Jun 24, '14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  24. Reusing Needles
    I am a diabetic too and I never reused my needles. I honestly never thought you could. When I was in school they beat the whole keeping needles sterile into our heads I guess it just translated...
    Mar 29, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. Reusing Needles
    There is a reason I am asking this. With the pen needles that you would use with the insulin pens, can they be reused? Or is it just a single use? I would think it's a single use. However, I saw a...
    Mar 28, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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