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  1. Holding Antihypertiensives
    That's so sad! It amazes me how many nurses, including seasoned ones, don't understand how medications work and why their patients are receiving them. I see this too many times with beta blockers...
    Dec 24, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  2. Bedrest post angio?
    Bedrest time can also vary based on the type of closure device used--Angioseal, Perclose (?), manual pressure, etc. I've seen a patient bleed a week after his procedure.
    Mar 29, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Coreg med and no heart rate parameters?
    I agree with psu, one of my biggest pet peeves is when nurses hold Coreg based on BP and HR and not seeing the big picture. I see his baseline HR was in the 50's and that he had been on it for...
    Mar 25, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  4. Coreg med and no heart rate parameters?
    What was the patient's baseline heart rate? Was the coreg a new medication or had the patient been on it previously?
    Mar 22, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  5. Medication Errors?
    I have seen a nebulizer med given iv. It wasnt a common drug, I can't remember what it was. I don't recall anything happening to the patient.
    Dec 7, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Bedside Reporting starting Monday :(((
    I have tried to have a positive attitude about bedside report, but I hate it! I waste time looking for the offgoing nurse, and then I am told what I already know because I just read the chart! Now,...
    Dec 6, '11
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  7. How to stop visitors from using empty bed???
    What if the patient coded? We have allowed a couple of people to sleep over and bring a cot in the room, but I tell them we need to have enough room in case something does happen like a code. I...
    Nov 6, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. In honor of 9/11.... what was it like as a nurse?
    It was my first semester of nursing school. 9/11 was the first day my clinical group was to meet. I was home studying and had no idea what was going on. My husband came home because they had...
    Sep 11, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. range order rationale
    If I was a doctor and received a phone call from a nurse asking to give a second norco to a patient still in pain after receiving one pill and there is an order that says you can give 2 pills, I...
    Apr 3, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Is EPIC coming to your facility??....
    You are logging on so much into EPIC throughout the shift, you will have many chances to see that you have new orders. The icon telling you there are new orders should pop up on the first screen.
    Mar 27, '11
    Forum: Nursing Informatics
  11. The 5 things you love & hate about being an RN
    Love: 1) My cardiac and thoracic surgery patients 2) My coworkers (99% of them) 3) My pay and benefits, able to live comfortably 4) My elderly patients 5) The fact that I am not sitting...
    Mar 27, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. What is the lowest HGB you have seen?
    2.4-patient totally asymptomatic
    Mar 24, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Is EPIC coming to your facility??....
    Pretty much everything can be scanned in, including tele strips and 12 leads, making it very easy for a doc to interpret when they are elsewhere in the hospital. As far as new orders, an icon will...
    Mar 24, '11
    Forum: Nursing Informatics
  14. Never driving  to work in snow again
    I live 45 minutes from work and drive a small car, nothing fancy. I have never had to call in for snow in the last 7 years. I stay up to date with the weather and road conditions. We shovel...
    Jan 28, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. asking for meds?
    I agree with you on this one. If my patient is taking prn pain meds every 4 hours, I will keep track of their next dose and bring it to their room so they don't have to call and ask for it. It's...
    Dec 17, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Doctors That Give you "Band-Aids"
    I work on a stepdown unit and am curious what your criteria are. I know we have sent patients that we could take care of on our floor, but sometimes if they are one on one care it makes it difficult...
    Dec 7, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Is Your Hospital Doing Something Similar?
    If they are going to get rid of soda, they should get rid of all the other crap food. And I am not quite sure how I feel about that yet. My opinion is that some (and I emphasize some) parents...
    Nov 18, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. How often do you take a vacation?
    I take about 5-6 weeks of vacation a year. I try to take time off about every 3-4 months.
    Oct 14, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. ....and they had Dynamaps in every room!!  (a nurse has gotta dream!)
    Guess I am one of the lucky ones. We have a Dynamap mounted next to the bedside in each room, and all of the different sized blood pressure cuffs in the rooms too!
    Sep 29, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. The Dying Art Of The Physical Exam
    I have always found it amazing when doctors go into a patient room and then chart a full head to toe assessment-all without a stethoscope!
    Sep 20, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  21. medication time regulations
    I don't live in PA, but we are supposed to give medications within half an hour of the scheduled time because that is what medicare thinks we should do. I don't think most people really make much of...
    Sep 10, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Did you choose....or were you chosen?
    I have always wanted to do cardiac, even in school. I started in cardiac and don't see myself leaving anytime soon.
    Sep 10, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. If Nursing doesn't work out,is Medical Lab Technologist ok for a "Prissy" girl ??
    Oh my, honestly I think you need to get out of the health professions all together. Can't wait to hear Ruby Vee's response.
    Aug 31, '10
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  24. Wow, is it really a zoo out there?
    I think it depends on what hospital you work at. I feel very fortunate to work where I do. I like my coworkers, we have great teamwork on our floor. I feel for the most part that administration...
    Aug 27, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Bed Alarms
    1) What kind of facility do you work for? (Hospital, Nursing Home, Assisted Living, Home Health Agency) Hospital 2) How often do you come into contact with bed alarms? Every day 3) On a...
    Aug 22, '10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing

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