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  1. Who is an advocate for nurses?
    Sadly, I agree. I could use an advocate right now myself and there's no one to turn to since we're not a union facility.:crying2:
    May 3, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Alarm Fatigue?
    Numerous deaths have been reported because of alarm fatigue, as beeps are ignored or go unheard, or because monitors are accidentally turned off or purposely disabled by staff who find the noise...
    Apr 3, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  3. How many consecutive 12-hour shifts do you consider safe?
    I used to regularly work 5-8 12s in a row on night shift, occasionally starting my long stretch of work with a 16. I never felt unsafe and I had no problem sleeping during the day. However, when I...
    Apr 2, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Infiltrated IV lead to infection?
    Before you discontinue the IV, check your policy about treating the infiltrated site if certain medications have been infused and extravasated (dopamine comes to mind). Some protocols call for the...
    Mar 28, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Dry, Cracked Hands
    About a year ago my hospital switched to Provon soap in all the bathrooms and handwash sinks and Purell hand sanitizer on the walls outside the patient rooms and on the desks. My hands are in much...
    Mar 27, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Code Team, Patient Follow Up Survey
    anything else? that's all i've got...
    Feb 27, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Call in systems
    I no longer work on the floor but in a small department that provides coverage for our patients 7 days a week. If someone calls in sick through the week (like I did last week for the whole week...
    Jan 28, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Afraid to switch specialties
    When I changed specialties I continued to work part time at my original job and worked part time at the new job (2 different hospitals). Would this be an option? It was nice to get my foot in the...
    Jan 16, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. How do you split time between 2 jobs?
    I worked two jobs for about 5.5 years. At first I worked weekend option at one hospital and part time (per diem/PRN) at the other (24 hrs/wk at each) and carried my insurance at the weekend option...
    Jan 16, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. help?! PEG tube incident
    EEEWWW, no doubt! Juven is gross!! The first time I ever gave any medication through an NG, I gave myself, the patient, the curtain, the wall and my preceptor a liquid Tylenol shower!
    Oct 29, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Do You Wear Your Colors To Work?
    We have lots of staff who wear St. Louis Cardinals and Mizzou scrubs. I personally used to always wear my Razorback red on game days when I was at the bedside. Technically we are not supposed to...
    Oct 29, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. help?! PEG tube incident
    First of all, quit beating yourself up. Mistakes happen and you didn't kill anyone. PEG tubes have to be replaced periodically as they break down from use, meds, and stomach acid. Always check...
    Oct 29, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. How many miles/minutes do you drive to work?
    13.3 miles, according to Google Maps, and anywhere from 17 to 40 minutes depending on which way I go and how much traffic there is (I have to be at work at 6 on some days and as late as 8 on others)....
    Sep 27, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Iv help pleeeeeasssssee!!!!
    Relax and practice. And try for the "easy" spot, AC space. Even though it's not the ideal spot, if you're in ER the IV may not be in for that long anyway (IVF and then send them home, etc). That's...
    Sep 22, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. What's in your pocket(s)?
    I bought one of those when I was an ICU nurse and I didn't even make it through the shift. Maybe if you were an EMT or paramedic and used to having stuff at your waist it would be OK but it drove me...
    Sep 20, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. if i decided to be a doctor, i would be.....
    Yep, but my favorite CR surgeons at my hospital, Jose & Joe, will always be proctologists (AKA a$$men) to me, lol!!
    Sep 20, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. HELP! Floor Nursing = NOT for me
    Working in a doctor's office is not going to help you become a FNP. ITA w/ Jo, without several years of bedside nursing experience, you will be at a distinct disadvantage both getting into a FNP...
    Sep 19, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. few questions
    Check with the schools to which you want to apply, don't just take the word of the person at the community college. Generally, your community college pre-reqs will transfer, just make sure they are...
    Sep 19, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Any Nurse Auditors out there???
    In preparation for our TJC accreditation survey, we had several nurses, both bedside and other disciplines like case management, auditing charts to make sure we were in compliance with NPSGs, mainly...
    Sep 19, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. if i decided to be a doctor, i would be.....
    Ewww, or a podiatrist! I was being facetious...I'm pretty sure I wouldn't wanna be a doctor...maybe a doctor of nursing and teach someday, likely not though...not a big fan of going back to...
    Sep 19, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Flank pain
    Go to the ER
    Sep 18, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. if i decided to be a doctor, i would be.....
    Proctologist. Then I could get Kramer's vanity plate: A$$MAN :yeah:
    Sep 18, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Time limits on charting???
    You might check if your SBON addresses this issue specifically in your nurse practice act. While late entries are not a good idea, if you need to document something, you should do it, even if it's a...
    Sep 16, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Drop out rate of nurses
    "Originally Posted by reddragonRN The quick two year programs are expensive and in my opinion not worth it. The students don't get enough quality training. In the 4 to 5 years it takes to graduate...
    Sep 16, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. FNP or PNP
    I'm a nurse, but I've worked with several NPs over the years. I think if you were an FNP you would probably have more flexibility as far as jobs go, but the reality is that any primary care areas...
    Sep 16, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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