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  1. I caused skin tear
    I know how you feel. I still shudder when I remember tearing a patients skin. And I an a RN in out patient surgery, healthy patients in for same day surgery! I was removing the IV/tape (which...
    Sep 1
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  2. It's Wrong!  (A night shift perspective)
    I love your "rant." I agree with everything. However I kind of understand a little why sometimes family takes an (obviously) dying loved one to the ER. Not that it makes it the right thing to...
    Aug 31
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  3. The most valuable thing(s) you've been told
    Let's say it all together....read the label....read the label.....read the label......of all medications three times before you dispense it.
    Aug 31
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Pt having a "friend" over for "special nursing care"
    Absolutely.....unless you are working in a long term care facility? (In which case I think it is fine.) I can't figure out how a patient in an acute care facility could be well enough to want sex?...
    Aug 31
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Can circulator also obtain/ wittiness consent
    I am a pre-op PACU nurse. I occasionally work OR for simple easy cases, either moderate sedation or circulating. Is there any reason I cannot admit the patient, wittiness their consent, and also...
    Aug 9
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  6. Endoscopy unit to OR
    In two ambulatory surgery centers where I worked they also had an endoscopy clinic. Several nurses who worked GI were able to get their foot into the door to become OR nurses.
    Aug 9
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  7. Best Mispronunciation?
    Not exactly your point but I was making a new appointment for myself over the phone. My name is a little unusual so I told the receptionist "I'll spell my name." She kept saying "Okay....Alspella...
    Aug 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Slamming in IVP meds and Running Incompatible Meds Together: Is it as bad as they say
    It really makes a big difference on the situation. What meds are you pushing and why. For sedation and pain meds if the reason for the medication is to have the patient sedated quickly so a...
    Aug 3
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  9. Are humans poisoning themselves and the planet?
    Oh, yikes, I was wrong. We (or someone!) is poisoning the planet. How about some cyanogenic glycosides or amydalin......eat apple seeds, cherry, peach, apricots, leaves or seeds. Or...
    Jul 24
    Forum: Nursing News
  10. Are humans poisoning themselves and the planet?
    Well......since cancer rates are going down and Americans are living longer I say bring on the poisons! I would bet malaria has killed many many more people than the possible risk of exposure to...
    Jul 24
    Forum: Nursing News
  11. test results
    PS, forgot, what is my PT, PTT.
    May 26
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  12. test results
    Knowing the policy and procedures manual is great. But to put in some common sense.....if a patient with a chronic condition taking medication for it, i.e., anticoagulants for A-fib, diabetes,...
    May 26
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  13. LP with chemo in peds
    In our out patient surgery center we occasionally do LP's with chemo for a pediatric oncologist (his oncology nurse comes also.) Unfortunately (or fortunately ? ) for various reasons I hadn't...
    Apr 26
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  14. when patients are prescribed marijuana
    Thanks to all. My knowledge of "recreational drugs" is so bad. All I know or think of with marijuana is smoking it.
    Apr 16
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  15. when patients are prescribed marijuana
    We were discussing at work (out patient surgery,) how do hospitals deal with patients who are on prescription marijuana when they are hospitalized? This is in California. Is there any problem...
    Apr 15
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  16. Plastic Cases-IV Fluids
    I knew a CRNA would come to the rescue. You guys are wonderful. I would take a CRNA anytime over an anesthesiologist. I know it is a guideline. But in PACU, out patient surgery, textbook...
    Mar 6
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  17. how many jobs?
    Do you mean how many jobs in different facilities, or how many different jobs but within the same facility?
    Mar 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Plastic Cases-IV Fluids
    WOW...I love your question. I have no idea as to the answer? We do a wide variety of surgeries so i am not a plastics expert. Our plastic patients rarely get more than 1500 ml of crystalloids...
    Mar 5
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  19. Most topics here non-clinical knowledge ones
    I agree, I love the hard sciences as it applies to nursing.....but as soon as I think about asking a clinical question I find I can Google it, or You Tube it or, hit the text books, and get all the...
    Mar 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Safe Nurse Staffing for Patient Safety & Quality Care Act
    It is all too black and white. It is all to us vs them. It is all to big bad corporation bean counters vs wonderful nurses. There is a huge middle ground. There has to be bean counters or...
    Mar 3
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  21. Safe Nurse Staffing for Patient Safety & Quality Care Act
    I worked 11 pm to 7 am acute care hospital med/surg, then ICU, then night supervisor for 17 years. I cannot understand why staffing should be mandated by a politician? I cannot believe on the night...
    Mar 2
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  22. Typical Day at Hospital Ambulatory Surgery
    They are both great jobs. Our hospital ambulatory surgery center and endoscopy center was combined into one unit. I had been a nurse for 20 years before ambulatory nursing, however I had been in...
    Mar 1
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  23. RNs, I got a question about pain meds
    A patients reaction to pain is physical and psychological. At the physical, down to the DNA level, opoid receptors vary from person to person, but more importantly from race to race. If their pain...
    Mar 1
    Forum: New York Nursing
  24. Help! Am I Responsible
    Our hospital policies, and the admission form, state the patient is responsible for any personal belongings. However this does not absolve the hospital and care givers from being prudent. Family...
    Feb 27
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  25. RT over-stepping boundaries?
    If I overheard RT discussing lab values....and IF what they were saying was correct I would praise the RT on how knowledgeable they were. I would want them to become my hospital BFF and hope they...
    Feb 25
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations


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