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  1. Forced to stay and work under mandatory evacuation?
    I live in earthquake country.... 30 min away from the city where my hospital is at and in a safer earthquake zone than the city. If the "big one" hit and I knew my family was safe, I would do...
    Jul 31, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  2. Pyxis (almost) nightmares.  PLEASE be careful.
    My routine: I check the MAR, then pull the meds. Then, I chart the meds one by one against the MAR, checking the name and correct dosage again, then opening the package, announcing the medication and...
    Jul 22, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  3. Worst night ever
    1) I saved a patient's life by NOT listening to the charge nurse's advice. I got an order for the EKG which concluded a STEMI (Charge wanted to ignore it, because the pt was homeless and yelling out...
    Jun 16, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Studied for 6 days, passed NCLEX-RN in 75 questions
    I'm a good test taker. I downloaded NCLEX study questions onto my Itouch. There were 1000, and you could bookmark the ones you got wrong. I studied them until I had 0 wrong. I passed with just a...
    Jun 3, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  5. Do you love Ortho?
    I like that most of my patients get better and go home. You see your nursing interventions actually work and patients progress. But don't take it lightly.... when these patient's are fresh post ops...
    Jun 2, '12
    Forum: Orthopaedic Nursing
  6. Is this appropriate behaviour when placing a condom catheter?
    I use the skin prep swabs... gives a sticky surface to grab onto the condom cath so it won't slip off as easily, protects the delicate skin, using a downward motion sweeps any stray hairs out of the...
    May 18, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. What's the most urine you've emptied from a bladder?
    I'd like to know the answer to this question.... how much can/should you void from a bladder? Will it affect bp if you empty out too much?
    Mar 17, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Do you think that a "high school dropout" mentality exists in the field of nursing?
    The irony of your entire post, OP, is that by singling out a group of people (of whom you have gathered no evidence to support your claims) you are making cruel and degrading generalizations which...
    Jan 21, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. Do you ever get tired of hearing this phrase?
    As long as the nurse isn't hosting her porn website DRESSED UP AS A NURSE!!! Wish the BON could go after porn sites that have a "nurse theme." Sorry to get off track here :)
    Dec 5, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Was asked if I was bisexual?!?!?
    I was at a free clinic once and going through the questions.... thought I'd heard it all at that point and was unimpressed, until I was asked if I regularly came into contact with BLOOD during sexual...
    Dec 1, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  11. YouTube Nurse Vlogs
    THIS GUY IS SOOO FUNNY! He's a doc, but a seriously funny one.
    Nov 19, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Wal-Mart's Clarification On Health Care Leaves Room For Big Moves
    Oh my.... I REALLY wish I could find a good youtube clip of the hospital scene from the movie Idiocracy. (Hilarious movie.... rent it anyway, but ESPECIALLY for the Wal-martinized hospital...
    Nov 12, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  13. What's the task you like doing most on the job?
    I love making my patients and their families laugh.
    Nov 2, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. A doctor's apology.....
    "so I said IT'S GONE, IT'S MY FAULT, MOVE ON, WHAT CAN I GET YOU RIGHT NOW..." Beautiful. A metaphor for all relationships :)
    Oct 29, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Ya mighta told me that before!
    From the Mayo Clinic website: " Tell your doctor about any medications you're taking. A number of other drugs can also interact with Viagra, Levitra or Cialis. They include: Alpha...
    Oct 23, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  16. Ya mighta told me that before!
    I know that Viagra cant be given with Nitro, but what is the interaction with fibrinolytics, and does it apply to blood thinners as well?
    Oct 23, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  17. Potassium question...
    Ha ha ha... I love this: "A STAT Banana!"
    Oct 16, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Wilderness first responder?
    This is what I am planning on doing ASAP : Had a harrowing experiencing in Yosemite this summer. Don't ever want to be caught off guard...
    Oct 12, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Any tips for learning in clinicals? Nurses don't like nursing students
    You will have to use your judgment to determine if this is appropriate.... but see if you can actually jump in and help the unit. Can you take vitals? Do bed baths? Answer call lights? Although it...
    Oct 10, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Ha ha ha!! Doctor vs. Lawyer :)
    Apparently this is from real court testimony: Lawyer: "Doctor, before you performed the autopsy, did you check for a pulse?" Witness: "No." ...
    Jul 18, '11
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  21. lacerated spleen
    Start with your ABCs (Airway, Breathing, Circulation) One of those nursing dx can be prioritized based on that. Good work so far!
    Apr 2, '11
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  22. Nureses and Tattoos (esp. in San Francisco area)
    If you can find a job in SF (especially difficult as a new grad), most hospitals won't care diddly squat about your tattoos. I wouldn't proclaim them in your interview, though.
    Feb 23, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. CNA appreciation (from a new grad RN)
    I never worked as a CNA before becoming an RN, and I would just like to shout out to you guys in the profession, and thank the wonderful techs and CNAs at my hospital. I have learned so much from you...
    Jan 18, '11
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  24. Anyone ever lived and/or worked as an RN in Ecuador?
    I spent a summer shadowing physicians in Quito. I had a stint at the Military hospital, La Maternidad and at a family clinic. The most striking difference was the availability of supplies, which...
    Dec 17, '10
    Forum: International Nursing
    "Has the cheese slid of my cracker..." HILARIOUS!! I'm going to use this one :)
    Nov 13, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion