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  1. Blood transfusion and heart failure
    This is for every patient, including those with heart failure. The rationale is that there is no reason not to administer the packed cells over one hour. However, when the pt has been admitted with...
    Jun 20, '11
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  2. Blood transfusion and heart failure
    Hi, We frequently have extremely elderly patients with heart failure and multiple co-morbidities who require blood transfusions. The physician wants the 350ml Packed Cells administered over an hour...
    Jun 20, '11
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  3. Bedside med locker vs drug trolley
    She said it was to decrease errors. As most safety experts talk about having less steps in a process, to lessen the risk of errors....I can't see how administering from a trolley out in the corridor...
    Mar 25, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. I hate what's happening to nursing...
    My worst scripting experience was dealing with a telecommunications company lately. The call centre personnel were totally unable to deviate from their script and actually stumbled if I tried to...
    Mar 24, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. Bedside med locker vs drug trolley
    We have med lockers on the wall next to each patient's bed. Nurses are responsible for restocking them or initially stocking them from meds stocked in cupboards in the treatment room. Our DON has...
    Mar 24, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. I'm afraid that I'm a bad nurse.
    You care. From what you said I don't think you sound like a bad nurse. Try to remember that New Grads aren't considered able to work confidently and independently until they have at least 12 months...
    Mar 21, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. I don't like floor nursing...
    "Keep your chin up matey and at least you know ur not alone :)" ..................................... I can tell you're an Aussie. :)
    Mar 21, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. How to support New Grads....?
    What programs are in place for New Grads in the U.S? Are they just given a couple of days supernumerary like here, or are there extended programs? When staff are run off their feet it is ridiculous...
    Mar 20, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. What to do when.....?
    Thanks for all your responses. I think I can let this incident go now.
    Mar 20, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. What to do when.....?
    When a patient died a couple of months ago I had an audience of new nurses who all wanted to see a dead body and learn what to do before taking the body to the morgue. When I showed them how to get...
    Mar 19, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. What to do when.....?
    We don't. I have some friends who work as nurses in the U.S so I know what our equivalents are. The minimum qualification for RN's here as been the equivalent to your BSN, and has been like that for...
    Mar 19, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. What are the top 5 medications YOU administer daily?
    Paracetamol, Coloxyl and Senna, pantoprazole, frusemide, clarithromycin, ceftriaxone, metformin, coated aspirin, perindopril, atenolol.
    Mar 18, '11
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  13. Do Nurses Still Make *Real* Beds?
    And I always thought the pillow cases faced away from the door so all the departing spirits didn't get trapped in the pillowcases on their way out the windows. :-) I read some of the original...
    Mar 18, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. What to do when.....?
    Thanks everyone. I expected feedback on what I'd done wrong. I hadn't anticipated your positive comments. I really thought there was some answer on what I should do in such a situation and I just...
    Mar 18, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. How to support New Grads....?
    I am working in a very remote hospital in outback Australia. It is a 5 1/2 hour drive to the next town. We have to fly critically ill patients interstate for care as we are too far from city...
    Mar 18, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. How to support New Grads....?
    I started here as a New Grad so L know what it is like. I graduated from university with a degree and 12 weeks practicum experience. I did 3 supernumerary shifts when I started my employment. My...
    Mar 18, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. How to support New Grads....?
    Our DON has admitted that morale in our hospital has decreased over the last two years and is now rock bottom. We have been critically shortstaffed and an attempt to address this was to hire a lot of...
    Mar 18, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. What to do when.....?
    I am an RN working in an extremely remote hospital in outback Australia. We are generalist nurses caring for a patient population ranging from psych to acute stroke, chronic care to palliative care....
    Mar 18, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Check Hb post-transfusion?
    Although this is an Aussie publication I don't think our measurements of blood volumes etc are too different to you. I found this interesting because it has quite a few actual examples of transfusion...
    Dec 27, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Check Hb post-transfusion?
    Oh, and Frusemide......all elderly heart failure patients have their transfusion over three hours rather than our standard one hour. They have an order for IV Frusemide between units if a clinical...
    Dec 27, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Check Hb post-transfusion?
    And if you've read all that.......can anyone remember how much blood loss is required to have malaena (not spelling errors. We spell haem, malaena etc differently down under)? I have an idea it is...
    Dec 27, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Check Hb post-transfusion?
    Why do you want to take blood to check Haemoglobin post transfusion? Your Red Cross states: Unless the recipient is bleeding or hemolyzing, and provided the transfused red cells are compatible, ...
    Dec 27, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Check Hb post-transfusion?
    Medical Laboratory Observer 2007 Q How long after the completion of a blood-product transfusion can blood for a complete blood count be drawn? A The objective in obtaining accurate...
    Dec 27, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Check Hb post-transfusion?
    From College of American Pathologists 2008 Q. How long should you wait after a unit of blood has been transfused before drawing a complete blood count, or doing other lab work, to ensure accurate...
    Dec 27, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. is this within my scope?
    I was surprised when reading about your laws over there and your scope of practice. You do have to be careful about anything you do off duty that can be said to be nursing related. And if you give...
    Dec 27, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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