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  1. Is emergency nursing the most intense nursing there is?
    Not where I work. If you have 'a disease of childhood' or have been refinery followed by one of the doc at our childrens hospital u end up in PICU. I really have had a 60 year old pt. it's fun...
    Oct 8
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  2. Is emergency nursing the most intense nursing there is?
    Try PICU nursing. Every speciality rolled into one. Ages 1 day- 60+ years. Ecmo, crrt, codes, multiple sizes I've every every single device. Kiddos can be fine one second and just crump the next....
    Oct 5
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  3. Mistakes as a new pediatric oncology RN
    In re: mistakes. We ALL make them. Best thing you can do is learn why is was a mistake, why it happened, and how you will never let it happen again. Keep your chin up. Nursing is hard. I bet teaches...
    Jul 15
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  4. Girl brain dead part deux
    Posted in error
    Jun 26
    Forum: Nursing News
  5. Any good "nurse" shows on tv?  Netflix?
    I think it's called The London Hospital. On amazon prime. About nurses at The London in the 1800s. Loved it!
    Jun 17
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  6. Piggy Back IV order with no fluid order?
    I must work at Fort Knox. Everything but saline flushes and sterile water for reconstituting meds like vec is in the Pyxis or comes from pharmacy. And to override anything we need 2 RNs. And once...
    Jun 8
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  7. Piggy Back IV order with no fluid order?
    Without the NS order how are you pulling the 50 ml bag from the Pyxis? How are you charging the pt for said bag? Perhaps where I work is just strict and MDs are understanding. But I would get an...
    Jun 8
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  8. Journals and confrences for picu rns
    Hope it pans out. I would love a place to find picu specific articles and such in one place!
    Sep 15, '13
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  9. Election day in the hospital
    Where I work, the social worker had like emergency ballots or something. Contact them.
    Sep 10, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. latex allergy holding me back
    Really?! I have a latex allergy. Never had any problems. Where are you looking!
    Jul 30, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Safe beds for patients
    I have used them in peds. They really only work for people who have nothing much attached to them. Dealing w iv tubing, feed tubing, monitor cables is a big hassle for staff and I almost need a...
    Jul 19, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Children's Hospitals That Accept ADN New Grads
    Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus,Ohio accepts a few each term. Mostly ones w peds PAC experience.
    Jul 4, '13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  13. Journals and confrences for picu rns
    Are there any picu specific nursing journals out there? If not, what nursing journals does everyone subscribe to? How about conferences?
    Jul 4, '13
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  14. Best Way to Let Management I'm Going PRN?
    When I left, I wrote the standard resignation letter but added in that I was willing and interested to stay PRN. Two days later, I stopped into my managers office and she had me sign a PRN agreement....
    Jun 25, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. ampicillin and D10w .2
    Hopefully your facility has a good pharmacist. The can be your best friend when it comes to compability questions when you either can't find an answer or get conflicting answers. I always chart...
    Jun 14, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  16. Unit Secretaries
    We have been on full computer charting for a long time. Since before I began. Perhaps the Unit Coordinator's role has evolved in that time, but out PICU couldn't run without one. They do all our...
    Jun 13, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. When family refuses IV pain meds for cancer pt...?
    Wait? I just reread. She has an ng? Why can't that be utilized for pain med admin? Thanks for being such an advocate for this pt!
    Jun 13, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. When family refuses IV pain meds for cancer pt...?
    Do you have a pain team who can consult and possibly educate the family? SL morphine, some sort of transdermal patch? If that doesn't work, I would call the ethics committee. ASAP.
    Jun 13, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Code words
    Alphabet soup For the kid w so many diagnoses you can't possibly list them all (mr, cp, g/j tube, vp shunt, asd, vsd, ...)
    Jun 12, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. What's the lowest potassium you would feel comfortable not supplementing?
    I work in a PIcU. We replace for k less then 3. When I did a short stent in the adult world we replaced for less then 4.
    May 29, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  21. Best place to buy scrubs online??
    Lydia's unifies is great too. Carry urbane in the linger length which I love. Sign up for their texts for coupons.
    May 28, '13
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  22. Book recommendation?
    Thanks for all the input!
    May 26, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. The "Q" Word and Other Mysteries
    Saying a frequent flyer's name. They ALwAYS show up right after that.
    May 26, '13
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  24. Seeking info on Chamberlain College of Nursing
    I also attended chamberlain. It was a second degree for me. Costly, oh yes. No wait time, check! Amazing facilities, yes. Great clinical sites, yes. Possibly best in the city. Every person in my...
    May 25, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  25. Book recommendation?
    Has anyone read any great books about nursing or nurses? Healthcare in general? I love historical fiction and am looking for recommendations.
    May 25, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion

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