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  1. Crocs
    I've been wearing these crocs in black color for the last few years since I smashed my big toe accidentally and ended up in a huge toe dressing which wouldn't fit regular shoes. The crocs take...
    4:18 am
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  2. Mistakes in the ICU
    Are they being hyper-critical or are they helping you to think through the situations? Do you understand the big picture & how to stabilize & even progress the patient or are you bogged down in...
    2:04 am
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  3. OGT securement in intubated patients
    Tape them to ETT.
    Dec 19
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  4. Average size of ICU's - when is it too big?
    30 beds mixed unit. 3 areas with a central nursing station in each area. Each area has it's own med room, clean utility room, and dirty utility room.
    Dec 19
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  5. 8 Hours of CEUs
    Really? I always get CEUs for ACLS. How about taking PALS?
    Dec 18
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  6. Beard as a male nurse?
    Beards/facial hair is supposed to be neatly groomed. The picture you showed is fine, but wouldn't pass the N95 mask fit test so your facility would have to provide you a PAPR type respirator. Most...
    Dec 18
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  7. Nurses need a pedometer
    It wasn't until I tracked my calories in a food diary (I use My Fitness Pal) that I realized that I ate way too much & snacked on a lot of junk food! After cutting back on caloric intake a bit at a...
    Dec 18
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  8. Nurses need a pedometer
    I have a fitbit. I walk 8000-12,000 steps during a 12 hr shift. That's around 4-5 miles.
    Dec 18
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  9. How soon after graduating from nursing school before I can acquire one year of ICU experie
    Depends on the area you live in & if you are willing to move out of the area for a job! The job market may be different when you graduate though. You might want to try to obtain a CNA job per diem at...
    Dec 15
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  10. Removal of a PICC line in home
    It depends on your facility's policy. We are allowed to discontinue PICC lines as long as the doctor orders it. Pull slowly in case vein spasms, apply occlusive dressing after hemostasis, measure...
    Dec 15
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  11. ICU Interview Questions
    Besides the usual interview questions, we usually ask scenario questions and ask about the most unstable patient you've cared for and conflict management situation, etc. We really don't expect you...
    Dec 13
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  12. Protonix beads for g- tube
    Those tend to clog small bore feeding tubes! My technique is to agitate the med in water in a circular motion so it creates a spinning tornado like pattern, then push it in slowly as it's spinning....
    Dec 13
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  13. How do new grad programs narrow down applicants?
    @ Tina N: Yes, the interview process varies depending on the facility and unit. Sometimes you interview with HR, sometimes it's a director or manager, sometimes it's a couple of nurses like a charge...
    Dec 13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. the worst intubation
    Sorry you are shocked! Intubations in emergency situations are not usually very smooth unless done by an experienced person. As you stated, it was an intern & resident attempting intubation on a...
    Dec 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. giving meds late when it's not in pixis
    I chart med not available then reschedule the dose & request it from pharmacy so it leaves a paper trail. Sometimes I need to request it more than once so I'll write 2nd request & follow it up with a...
    Dec 11
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  16. neo vs norepi
    Usually doctors have preferences. Those are driven by patients condition though. Why was the patient hypotensive & tachycardic? Was he hypovolemic, septic, acidotic, etc. Answering the why...
    Dec 11
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  17. So disappointed in hospital RNs and MDs
    Not sure what happened...continued from above post... I also do find the occasional enthusiastic student who does all the things I used to as a student. Those are the ones I find enjoyable to...
    Dec 11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. So disappointed in hospital RNs and MDs
    That's pretty much how it was for me in nursing school too (geez it has been almost 20 years)! The clinical instructor was spread pretty thin between 10 students on several units. We'd "page" the...
    Dec 11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. So disappointed in hospital RNs and MDs
    Some schools seem to have their students doing a lot of care plans & early conferences. I think clinical time should be hands on patient care driven. Conferences and care planning should be done...
    Dec 11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. Clinical Hours
    Preceptor needs to learn time management! I'm rarely at work late EXCEPT when all heck breaks loose or when I'm training a new grad who hasn't learned time management! If it is one of those crazy...
    Dec 11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. New Graduate RN Error -- Nervous wreck
    Mistakes happen! Please don't berate yourself, instead learn from them! Slow down! As a newer nurse, your expectation is that you are safe in everything you do; whether it's labeling labs, giving...
    Dec 11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  22. How do new grad programs narrow down applicants?
    It really depends! Sometimes all we get are external candidates that are new graduates and other times it's a lot of internal candidates that are med/surg nurses or CNAs that just graduated nursing...
    Dec 11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. Peg tube bolus feeding
    Perhaps you need to rethink your made up patient. A 26 y.o. has a G-tube with a h/o anorexia? Seems a bit extreme for such a young patient. Any other medical history? Displaced G-tube and you're...
    Dec 10
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  24. Did You Go Into Nursing For One Specialty?
    I went into nursing wanting a decent paying job to support my family. I worked as a CNA on Orthopedics during nursing school but floated through many adult areas. As a nurse, I currently work...
    Dec 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Patient families
    In general, try not to take it personally as usually there are other stressors going on. Usually it's a blessing in disguise and you should be doing a happy dance to get away from the bad karma....
    Dec 10
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal


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