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  1. Who made the mistake (if anyone) and what should be done?
    Hmmm. Good point. I never thought of that (obviously). I can see how that would be the sticky spot... I definitely don't think I was wrong in trying to retain a good nurse.
    Aug 2, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Who made the mistake (if anyone) and what should be done?
    Background: - I work in staff development and am the primary educator for two units. One is a specialty care unit, the other is its associated ICU. I am also the lead instructor for our...
    Aug 2, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Would like to know what you think about Sustainable English
    My questions are: As nurses, do you think there would be any interest in this type of training for you? Yes. Do you have any difficulties or feel frustrated when you communicate with non-native...
    Jul 23, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. IJ catheter for Dialysis
    Generally speaking, dialysis catheters are used for nothing else. There are always exceptions. My big question would be if he was admitted to your facility and dialysis was DCd, why leave in the...
    Jul 16, '08
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  5. What does an ICU nurse do exactly?
    Yeah. That one bugs me. There's actually a reason we only take care of one to two patients and it's not because we're lazy. Instead of posting the link, I have copied what I once wrote in...
    Jul 16, '08
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  6. Please help, orientation problems
    I don't think one can tell after 5 weeks. If you're doing things that are unsafe: problem If you're not doing the work: problem Learning slower: not a problem. The first few weeks of ICU...
    Jul 16, '08
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  7. Pumping a V-P shunt
    We dealt with something similar in our Trauma-neuro ICU. In our case it was decided by joint committee (physicians and nurses) to have specially trained charge RNs irrigate ventriculostomies toward...
    Jul 16, '08
    Forum: Neuro Intensive Care Nursing
  8. Death?
    My first experience? I couldn't stop laughing. Seriously. I was an NA in my first job orienting to an oncology floor. My first day there, a nurse, knowing I was new, asked if I would like to help...
    Jul 9, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Potential nurse...scared of death
    Some random thoughts of mine on the matter: 1. Nurses don't constantly deal with death. I've been in the field for 11 years and, from what I can remember, I've only had 8 of my patients die. ...
    Jul 9, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Most RN's first borns?
    First born, no alcoholism, male, son of a nurse. Who knows, if you crunch the numbers enough, maybe the social worker is right. Like the statistic that a disproportionate number of...
    Jul 9, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Who Cares About Nursing Theorists?
    In many cases you're exactly right. And in many cases, that's the point. Verbalizing what we already do--verbalizing a theory--organizes a skill/task/thinking so that it can be repeated and...
    Jul 9, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Who Cares About Nursing Theorists?
    Bingo. No, nurses at the bedside don't sit around chatting theory. They do, however, use P&Ps to guide their care. Theory and research lead to change and improvement in practice. Without...
    Jul 7, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Can I become a nurse with vision impairment?
    I would say yes, with some cautions. I used to work with a woman--a nurse--who was a patient educator and she was blind. Not partially, or "almost", but blind. She had a guide dog who was well...
    Jun 28, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Ever lie about what you do to your MD?
    I don't lie about it... really doesn't matter anyway. The docs that I see pesonally I all work with anyway. I find it helps, since we can cut to the chase about all sorts of stuff. I've never been...
    Jun 27, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Nursing School GPA Question
    Sounds pretty typical. In fact, my wife's undergrad grading scale (non-nursing...music, actually) was 92%+ was an A. It's becoming more and more common in colleges/universities, period.
    Jun 26, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Are Allied Health training programs exacerbating the nursing shortage?
    Very true. Even more reason to have cracker jack advertising for nursing.
    Jun 24, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Are Allied Health training programs exacerbating the nursing shortage?
    I would say yes and no. Nursing programs tend--tend--to be offered by not-for-profit institutions although, yes, that is changing (UoP comes to mind). Wheras MA and tech programs tend to be offered...
    Jun 24, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. typical day
    There's a thread covering a lot of this topic here. I certainly don't mind answering it again but, frankly, I don't want to do all that typing. Check it out, though, it may answer quite a few...
    Jun 24, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. normal end tidal co2 values
    EtCO2 values are looked at in relation to PaCO2 values. Remember that all numbers in critical care must have a second number or observation to validate the first. In the case of EtCO2, what...
    Jun 23, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Has anybody got one of the new infection control fob watches or know if there any goo
    The folks to answer this one would be our UK contingent. I had always thought that pinned-to-your-top nursing watches were the norm across The Pond. I always thought them a bit odd, myself. I feel...
    Jun 22, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Guest speaker
    I lead a critical care orientation course that has been very successful over the last 8 years or so. We have a lot of variety in learning... simulation, online, case studies, etc. We do, of course,...
    Jun 20, '08
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  22. How does nursing research affect you
    Glad to be of service!
    Jun 20, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Feeling bummed...mixed evaluation by group
    To be honest, it doesn't sound too bad. I always raise my eyebrows when I get a "Fair" since I am so used to seeing "Excellent" and "Very Good". This is not to brag, but rather to say that when I...
    Jun 19, '08
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  24. The Term "CODE"
    get that girl a neuro check stat! i would agree with standardizing. after all, with the increase in worker mobility, it will only make things easier.
    Jun 18, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. The Term "CODE"
    Code, to (v): 1. a patient stops life-sustaining activity; cardiac or respiratory arrest 2. to engage in life-saving activity; CPR, rescue breathing, ACLS protocol Code (n): An alert to...
    Jun 18, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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