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  1. Death, Abuse and Alcohol
    I don't get it......he said it wasn't more dangerous than alcohol....that's not saying alcohol isn't dangerous... *confused* I agree actually..
    Jan 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Night shift question
    I get like that too...some weeks I can be happy & get lots accomplished & then there are weeks I'm in bed every night I'm off & just feeling miserable. I just ride out the lazy/tired/yucky days. If...
    Sep 15, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Transitioning from night shift to day shift.
    I've always worked nights so I can't say personally but quite a few co-workers have made the switch to days & say they never regretted it....they felt like they had a life again...hope that...
    Sep 4, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. IV push and wearing gloves
    I also believe in universal precautions....those that wear gloves for everything because wearing gloves is still cleaner than your clean hands.....do you also wear gloves when eating?! I...
    Sep 4, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  5. Most shocking thing you've seen a physician do?
    I've seen a doc do vasectomies in the office every week never washing his hands before/after...in fact I never saw him wash his hands period....disgusting!!!!! I didn't work for him but he used our...
    Apr 6, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. Bladder Scan Question
    Smallest # I've seen was 9cc
    Mar 23, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Without Orders
    I wouldn't be entering orders for pain meds without the doc giving me specific orders...that's practicing medicine & out of our scope of practice....I value my license too much...
    Mar 23, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. CE's
    I'm confused about when my CE's are due. I'm in California & was issued my license in July 2010. My license expires November 2013. On the BRN website, it says, "Your first California RN license is...
    Jan 29, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. High divorce rate among nurses?  Why?
    I doubt the nurses in porn are talking or taking breaks....well, I guess they probably are taking breaks...but I doubt there's too much talking! LOL
    Jan 23, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Brandman University
    Bump...? Also considering Brandman...anyone have any feedback?? Thanks
    Jan 22, '13
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  11. High divorce rate among nurses?  Why?
    One thing I find hard on my relationship is working nights. I don't sleep w/ my fiance hardly at all anymore...unless I manage to switch to a day schedule on my days off but sometimes that's hard. We...
    Jan 21, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. What is normal drain output for post operative radical prostatectomy paitient?
    I don't think there's a magic number but one of our urologists likes us to send the JP fluid for creatinine if there's more than 100cc out in 8 hrs. If you feel the output is really excessive, you...
    Jan 21, '13
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  13. You might be a night shifter if...
    Having to work 2 shifts in order to get paid for ONE holiday....argh!!!
    Jan 20, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Adhesive Tape Irritation...Help!!
    Hmmmm....I don't now how he would feel about snug fitting underwear...but I can ask him LOL! I'll also look into gel bandages. I can't use Kerlix b/c it's right on his coccyx......unless I make...
    May 6, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Adhesive Tape Irritation...Help!!
    So, I have a patient with daily drsg changes & we've been using paper tape. His skin is so irritated I don't know what to do! The wound is on his coccyx & he is ambulatory so it needs to stick...
    May 6, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Night shift vs. day shift and patient advocacy.
    I work nights & know what you mean. Only a few of our docs come in early before shift change but if they don't (we don't have residents either) I write them a note along with pass on my...
    Feb 28, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Pros/Cons of Unions?!?
    Soooo......there is talk about possibly unionizing our hospital. I've heard people don't like unions but I really don't know why. Can anyone give me some pros/cons of unions?? Thanks!!!
    Feb 13, '12
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  18. Communication between nurses and aids
    On my floor, the nurses give report to the PCA's. We tell them diet, VS freq, void/foleys, drains, etc. If something changes throughout the shift, I'll update them either verbally or if I'm busy,...
    Feb 7, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. What do you think? (warning: vent ahead)
    I didn't not give the cocktail because it's "not enhancing his well-being"!!!! They're both sedating agents, he was not on oxinet, & I didn't feel safe giving the combo together. Period. I practice...
    Jan 7, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. What do you think? (warning: vent ahead)
    I wasn't trying to judge or cure his addiciton. My mother was an addict & I know from personal experience you can't help someone that doesn't want help. I wasn't witholding his pain medication. I...
    Jan 7, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. What do you think? (warning: vent ahead)
    He knew my rationale because I explained it exactly to him but he may not have heard me over his anger & yelling.
    Jan 7, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. What do you think? (warning: vent ahead)
    Thank you & yes that's exactly why I don't push the meds together. When I get patients that do have itching w/ narcotics, I usually give the Benadryl before & sometimes at the same time depending on...
    Jan 7, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. What do you think? (warning: vent ahead)
    I should have been clear, I didn't give the Dilaudid w/ the Benadryl because I didn't feel it was safe (my OP: I'm not there to give him everything he asks for....if it's not safe!). I only had the...
    Jan 7, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. What do you think? (warning: vent ahead)
    That's exactly what the nurse before told me...her own words, not mine.
    Jan 6, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. What do you think? (warning: vent ahead)
    Young patient. Allergies: Compazine, Reglan, Zofran, NSAIDs, Haldol Patient "fired" me because I wouldn't push his Dilaudid 1.5mg & Benadryl 50mg (both IVP) together. I told him I would give his...
    Jan 6, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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