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  1. CPR on bed.
    yikes. where was this? if there is no mouth piece or ambu bag, good high quality chest compressions are the most important part of CPR anyways, just open the airway. you can though, in a pinch, use...
    Oct 26, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Have you experienced bias from being a left-handed Nurse?
    yeah, that was always a pain in the butt. i remember the first time i tried to do a foley cath, lol. i was all discombobulated. i just stand more towards the foot of the bed now.
    Oct 26, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Have you experienced bias from being a left-handed Nurse?
    not really any difficulties, but when i was learning how to start IV's, i had such a hard time getting a good anchor (bc my hand was in the way) that i learned how to do them right handed also. can't...
    Oct 26, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Medical Assistants and MD orders
    i am not sure what type of setting you work in but i absolutely would not take an order from anyone but the doctor themselves (i work in a hospital). i am responsible for transcribing it in the chart...
    Oct 26, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. CPR on bed.
    did the pt code in the bed? if you don't have a board on your crash cart, pull the headboard or footboard off the bed, stick it under the patient, and start compressions.
    Oct 26, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Sick of core measures
    they're pathways of care for patients with certain admission diagnoses, such as stroke and CHF. for example, if your patient gets admitted with a stroke, they must have a specific set of...
    Oct 26, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. How often do you work short?
    we work short everyday. administration doesn't consider it short. they have a special grid they use, regardless of the acuity on the floor. so many patients=so many nurses and techs. if we don't...
    Oct 26, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Sick of core measures
    we're not magnet either and we have core measures also. they are helpful in some ways but more hurtful in others. i've been written up by the core measures nurse before. and working nites, try...
    Oct 25, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Auto blood pressures?
    if i get a very high reading on the electronic BP, i always recheck it manually. you'd be surprised of the difference in readings sometimes. alot of times the machine will pick up background...
    Oct 25, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. So are we all night nurses who are off tonight?
    my mom works at another local hospital that is pretty notorious for getting all the snowbirds when they get sick. her and all the other nurses on her unit are dressing up as snowbirds and tourists,...
    Oct 25, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. So are we all night nurses who are off tonight?
    skype is great! i have been using it to chat with my brother who is away at college. webcam does nothing for me though, i think it adds 10 lbs. i love looney tunes! i was bugs bunny for...
    Oct 25, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. So are we all night nurses who are off tonight?
    yes we have had his name picked out for a while now but we are keeping it a secret until he's born, too much drama involved as far as family squabbling right now.... so one name is from his family...
    Oct 25, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. So are we all night nurses who are off tonight?
    yes, i'm actually due in november but because of the PIH they want him out early. so here i sit @ 38 weeks, at 2cm. if i don't go into labor on my own by tuesday i am getting induced. i am...
    Oct 25, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. So are we all night nurses who are off tonight?
    i'm a night shifter! haven't worked in a month tho, but i have never been able to switch from the night shift schedule to a normal one even when i was working days. can't sleep. anxiety, i think is...
    Oct 25, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. I'm probably nuts for asking, but....
    don't smoke anymore, but i used to, and i'm a democrat. not offensive at all!
    Oct 24, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. The H1N1 vaccine will arrive too late to help most Americans
    my hospital has not implemented this policy and i doubt that they will. it is scary the number of visitors some people get who look like they belong in the bed next to them. i have more than once had...
    Oct 23, '09
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  17. Nevada Stops "Medical Assistants" from Giving Injections
    my pulmonologist always gives me the PPD and reads them himself. he said he does not trust anyone else to do it. we also have a neurologist at my hospital who is awesome at starting IV's. i have...
    Oct 23, '09
    Forum: Nursing News
  18. Nevada Stops "Medical Assistants" from Giving Injections
    the pharmacist at walgreens gave my boyfriend his seasonsal flu shot. we both are nurses and had no complaints about his technique at all. i believe that someone with a doctorate in pharmacy has more...
    Oct 23, '09
    Forum: Nursing News
  19. The H1N1 vaccine will arrive too late to help most Americans
    i agree with this post. walgreens and CVS also have the masks, i found the duck bill type N95 espirators were more comfortable for me being pregnant. i absolutely would refuse an assignment with an...
    Oct 23, '09
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  20. How long did you oriented as  a new nurse?
    when i started the job i am at now on tele, i got 4 weeks--3 on days, 1 on nights. i had been a nurse for almost a year when i got the job but bc it was such a high acuity floor they gave me extra...
    Oct 23, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Florida lawmakers consider mandatory nurse-patient ratios
    no, you did not. they weren't right, and i DO answer other people's call lights all the time. i get so side tracked getting other people's patients water and taking them potty that my patient's...
    Oct 22, '09
    Forum: Nursing News
  22. Florida lawmakers consider mandatory nurse-patient ratios
    i think you missed the entire point of my post. not going to argue with you. i concede, i am the worst nurse ever... people like me are the downfall of the profession. please, administration,...
    Oct 22, '09
    Forum: Nursing News
  23. Religion and Nursing
    my responses are in green :)
    Oct 21, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. CA nurse assistant in vegetative state denied care after being attacked at hospital
    my gosh that is just awful, i can't believe that no one will pay for her care and the hospital is denying that it is related to work injury. i hope someone gets a good lawyer. i'd be going after that...
    Oct 20, '09
    Forum: Nursing News
  25. Jury summons what to do have a exam
    sometimes when you are summoned for jury duty you can request a change of date. there should be a place on the form to mark that says you are unavailable on that day (or call the court # on the form)...
    Oct 20, '09
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum


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