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  1. Had to code my best friends husband
    Hind sight is always 20/20. It's not easy to turn off the criticism, but it sounds like you did everything you could to get him to take care of himself. Please know that you were a loving friend to...
    Oct 13
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  2. PARAMEDICS IN THE ED...Do you have them????
    PLEASE don't call EMS providers "ambulance drivers!" I can run a full ACLS/PALS/NRP cardiac arrest and initiate hypothermia. I can RSI and intubate. I can perform a chricothyrotomy. I can rescue...
    Sep 11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  3. sedation
    Precedex is not intended to be the sole drug for sedation when used for longer term (not immediately prior to extubation). By using precedex in addition to another sedative, the amount of that...
    Sep 3
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  4. Difference between ICU and ER nurses
    "Sit down and critically think..." Ha! I wish! It's more like running like a chicken with its head cut off while doing ten things at once, keeping track of orders, vitals, drips, tests, charting,...
    May 11
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  5. RN Shift Report Sheets - New Grad
    You are very welcome, ICURNBSN!! I posted that four years ago and have made multiple revisions as my pt population changes. I have since worked in an "all in one" ICU and now work as a critical care...
    Apr 9
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  6. What do you wear to an interview for a RN position?
    I always wear a suit. Studies show the interviewer makes their decision within the first 30 seconds of meeting you. Appearance is a major influence. Elude confidence (but not overly so). Remember...
    Apr 5
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  7. Girl Brain Dead after Tonsillectomy
    Thanks, GrnTea for the push! I just dropped my note in the mail. Hugs to those nurses, techs, etc!!
    Jan 15
    Forum: Nursing News
  8. Girl Brain Dead after Tonsillectomy
    Wrong head, Spidey!!
    Jan 9
    Forum: Nursing News
  9. Girl Brain Dead after Tonsillectomy
    I find it hard to believe that any reputable transport company (flight or ground) would accept the transfer of a deceased body. In the pre-hospital arena we don't get as much of a say, but in...
    Jan 5
    Forum: Nursing News
  10. Nurse with anxiety/depression
    It sounds like you are having a rough time right now. If you look around here on Allnurses and over in the Breakroom, you will find that many of us on this site have depression, anxiety, bipolar, and...
    Nov 26, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  11. Higher Nurse Staffing Levels May Mean Fewer CMS Penalties
    What a novel concept! From Medscape: Higher Nurse Staffing Levels May Mean Fewer CMS Penalties
    Oct 15, '13
    Forum: Nursing News
  12. What Are The Most Creative Call-off Excuses You Have Heard?
    A co-worker called out because their "fish was sick." Seriously! Apparently it was some high dollar exotic fish that they had to take to a vet (didn't know vets cared for fish-- learn something new...
    Sep 24, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  13. Interview Attire
    They say an interviewer knows within the first 30 seconds of meeting you whether they like you or not. Walking into a room, they see you before speaking with you, so your appearance makes a strong...
    Sep 19, '13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  14. ICU to hospice nurses (and GrnTea), please advise :)
    I'm so glad I'm not alone! I love the ICU, but hate the futile end of life care that is pushed upon many of the patients. By looking at your profile, I believe we have roughly the same amount of time...
    Aug 26, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Pre-nursing student with depression
    There are no questions regarding mental health when applying for or renewing a nursing license in Maryland. I've been a nurse for 4 years and a CNA for 3 years prior to that, and the MD BON does not...
    Jul 25, '13
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  16. getting malware on
    I view many websites on my iPhone, and this has only happened while viewing allnurses. In fact, it just occurred when I opened the site a few minutes ago. I just put this through the help desk.
    Jul 18, '13
    Forum: How To Use Site
  17. getting malware on
    I've noticed the similar problems on my iPhone when accessing the site directly (not through the app). My browser will automatically close allnurses and open a spam website. I haven't been viewing...
    Jul 17, '13
    Forum: How To Use Site
  18. Skype Interview with Cruise Line
    UPDATE!! I recently returned from my first contract... boy does it feel good to be home!! Here's what I learned: -Even though you, as a nurse, are an officer-- which should give you additional...
    Jun 29, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  19. Skype Interview with Cruise Line
    I took the advice of others and "practiced" a few days before-hand to make sure that lighting, clothing, etc. looked ok. The actual interview went well, it was much like the generic interview you...
    Feb 6, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  20. The Corporate Nurse
    Welcome to all!! You have summed up all of my (and many others here) complaints about our current healthcare delivery model into five short, but powerful paragraphs! I can't wait to see...
    Jan 18, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Skype Interview with Cruise Line
    NedRN, you certainly don't have to worry about me weighing 300 pounds! I understand what you state about attractiveness, but I wonder how they could get away with such a subjective assessment when...
    Jan 16, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  22. Skype Interview with Cruise Line
    Yup, it's a video interview! I guess they are opting for video since their headquarters is halfway across the country from me.
    Jan 13, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  23. Skype Interview with Cruise Line
    I have just gotten the opportunity to interview via Skype for a cruise ship nurse position. I have never used Skype before, let alone have an interview that was not in person. I plan on doing a few...
    Jan 12, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  24. MD refuses to sign a telephone order.
    HIT= Heparin Induced Thrombocytopenia If HIT is suspected, a blood sample can be sent to lab to confirm or rule it out. OP-- A pending HIT test should be passed on in report. If not, you...
    Dec 23, '12
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  25. How do you introduce yourself to patients? First name? Mr/Ms/Mrs X?
    My greeting changes depending on if my patient is conscious or sedated/vented. Conscious patients-- "Good morning/evening, Mr./Miss/Mrs. [last name]. My name is [first name], and I'll be your...
    Dec 22, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations