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  1. What do you never leave home without?
    After 34 years in critical care; I never went to work without my own favorite med book, my stethescope, scissors, 2 hemostats, a penlight, my own 2 pens, and a critical care pocket reference book...
    Jun 12, '07
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  2. Studying for CCRN.  Argh!
    Zee, when is the test? I'm too lazy today to read back. I think you will do okay if you remember to use your head. Sunnybrook had some excellent advise.
    Jun 5, '03
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  3. Bccvn
    Congratulations HealingtouchRN; I have never heard of this exam before. How does it compare to the CCRN exam?
    Jun 4, '03
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  4. clinical question
    There really is too much info missing here for me to give you much help. Why they wouldn't have inserted a SG cath when they put in the IABP is beyond me; did he arrest in the cath lab? What...
    Jun 4, '03
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  5. clinical situation TOO!
    We don't use Levo that often; vasopressin or Neo would be our drug of choice for the BP. Primacor (milrinone) would have been a good choice, I think. What was the MAP?
    Jun 4, '03
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  6. Re:  staffing...please explain
    ACOG= ? American College of Gynecology? If so, no, your hospital is NOT following their guidelines (try checking their website and see if they can tell you their guidelines).
    Jun 4, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Anyone willing to volunteer?
    I've cared for patients (back 30+ years ago) that were debilitated and poor who had had maggots in wounds when I went to change dressings. The first time was terrible, but then after that it wasn't...
    May 23, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. heart murmur
    I used to teach heart sounds at different points of my life. This used to be called a "flow murmur of pregnancy" and Kimmicoobug did a nice job of explaining the cause of it. It is labeled as an...
    May 21, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Has anyone noticed the # of guests we have on the bb?
    Oh, come on, Mel! There were many times even us oldsters could post and not get a response. I have been here for 3 years and in that time, there were many posts I made and not get a response to a...
    May 21, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. I really hope someone can help!
    Soundslikesirens, I remember you from long ago. haven't seen you here for years; now I know why. :o I have nothing to add to your thread except take care of yourself and never argue with your ex...
    May 21, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Has anyone noticed the # of guests we have on the bb?
    I lurked for a long time before I joined. Sometimes I just want to read, I don't always agree with other posters; sometimes it's important to put in my 2 cents; many times it isn't. I've been...
    May 21, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. incident reporting
    My hospital no longer calls them "incident reports;" they are now titled "safety forms" and are referred to as "Sentinel Events." These forms do not go in the chart either; nor are they referred to...
    May 14, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. I really need YOUR advice!
    You graduated with a BS in Nursing in 1996; it is now 2003; 7 years later. I think you need to contact your BON in your state and ask them for their advice. Seven years without taking the NCLEX...
    May 14, '03
    Forum: Nursing Licensure With A Criminal History
  14. I feel VALUED at my job!
    Congratulations Nancy on finding the perfect job for you. I am a strong believer that when one door closes another one opens. We just have to be open to the possibilities. :D And I will keep your...
    May 14, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Are You Scared To Sars
    Oramar, I was listening to the BBC this past week and heard where China has really taken the bull by the horns as far as isolating and containing anyone with possible SARS symptoms. From what I have...
    May 12, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Nurse is a nurse is a nurse
    Cyberkat; I've had an idea for a nursing show for a long time but don't know where to go with it. In my mind I'd call it "City Nurse, Country Nurse" and have it about 2 sisters who are nurses,...
    May 12, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Being passed over
    Moonshadeau, knowing you personally, I wonder if your youth may be one of the reasons you were passed over? You've got the smarts, the brains, energy, personality, and the ambition, but in some...
    May 8, '03
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  18. Are You Scared To Sars
    Oramar, that is the usual pattern of all flus; and that is exactly the same pattern of the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic also. As with most flus, contact with it at this point would give you some...
    Apr 27, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Are You Scared To Sars
    Hi a-rose, glad to see you again! :D As far as SARS goes, yes, I am concerned about it to a point. Am I AFRAID of it? Not yet-- it isn't a big problem here in my part of the world. I think if I...
    Apr 26, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. My son is missing
    Cybercat, my prayers go out to you. May I recommend that you find a Tough Love group to attend? Between Al Anon and Tough Love, it was the only way I made it through my son's drug and behavior...
    Apr 26, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. DUI & The Board
    The Board will look at your record for other problems; if you have no other problems and have "paid the piper" so to speak, they may want you to appear before them (or not), tell what happened, and...
    Apr 26, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Unit Patient Assignment Boards & HIPPA
    The hospital that I work in checked and talked it over and decided that they would leave the last names visible on the medium sized name board at the nurses station and that this made more sense than...
    Apr 24, '03
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  23. Maintaining livlihood while in school
    You mean you have a life BESIDES nursing school? Geez, don't tell your instructors; they will double the paper work! ;) Just kidding; but it does seem like the more you have to do outside of...
    Apr 24, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Make me love nursing again!
    This was a nursing personal mastery program through the hospital network here. I have received brochures for similar programs offered by national companies in the past; and there are also special...
    Apr 24, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. They Voted With Their Feet
    I read somewhere that it costs $60,000 to orient a nurse into ICU the first year. Maybe the hospital will have learned a lesson; albeit, a VERY expensive one! And then they'll blame NURSES for the...
    Apr 24, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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