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  1. Massage courses for nurses
    In many states nurses are exempted from the massage practice act and can practice without a massage license. Some schools will give you credit for the A/P portion which accounts for 1/2 of most...
    Nov 27, '13
    Forum: Holistic Nursing
  2. Best MD note
    in FNP school, I had a preceptor who used fat to indicate fatigue in ROS. I was always afraid a patient was going to see my notes for him which use his same terminology
    Nov 27, '13
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  3. Electronic cigarettes (E-cigs)
    What I usually tell people is that while I believe E Cigs are probably less harmful than cigarettes, there is little data on the effects of the chronic glycerin exposure to the lungs from the...
    Nov 27, '13
    Forum: Patient Education
  4. Ccrn
    I took it after a year and it wasn't anywhere near as bad as I expected. I also did the Laura Gasperis Vonfrolio DVD. I studied for about 3 days.
    Jun 11, '13
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  5. Alternative Therapies with Western medical model
    I've worked where massage and acupuncture were both available in the hospital and it was very helpful. 5 years ago, the sacchromyces we give C. Dificile patients was alternative medicine....
    Apr 9, '13
    Forum: Patient Education
  6. favorite treatments to do?
    I am curious what your favorite treatments to do are. Mine is probably a liquid lift with Pelleve', fillers, PRP, and botox.
    Dec 23, '12
    Forum: Aesthetics Nursing
  7. CCRN Self-Assessment Test?
    I don't remember my percentage but you only had to get 89 out of 150 questions right to pass because of the survey questions.
    Sep 3, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  8. CCRN Self-Assessment Test?
    It was way easier than I expected. I watched the Laura Gasperis Vonfrolio DVDs. There were tons of swan-ganz questions that gave art line pressures, wedge pressures, CVP, and you had to know what was...
    Aug 31, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  9. Suggestions on RN starting up as a Holistic Nurse,
    A great place to start with using herbs in diet is to look at ayurvedic "kitchen cures." Graduate to Vasant Lad's textbooks if you like a basic book on the topic. That way, you have some dietary...
    Jul 10, '12
    Forum: Holistic Nursing
  10. RN looking to do botox course - looking for info
    I did mine with aesthetic advancements. The instructor was Jamie Krause (or something close to that). The course was excellent. I left ready to practice right away and have been doing so with great...
    Jul 10, '12
    Forum: Aesthetics Nursing
  11. CCRN testing help
    Just don't tell anyone you are taking it and give it a whirl. Think of it as a practice exam that will let you know how you need to do. Plan on taking it again. If you pass, it'll be awesome. If you...
    Jul 10, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  12. No more piggybacking zosyn?
    We typically run a loading dose of 2.25gm then a continuous infusion at 8.3cc/hr after the loading dose.
    May 27, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  13. FFP off the pump?
    We use Alaris pumps and typically give blood products on the pump
    Apr 3, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  14. Sleep bundle
    Is anyone using a sleep bundle of any kind. I'd love to hear what your facility is doing to encourage better quality sleep. If you have a standard order set and would consent to emailing it to me, PM...
    Feb 23, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  15. IV Push Lasix
    That is a high dose for IV push. It can be given at 20mg/min but I typically add 100mg (10cc) to a 50cc NS bag and run it on a pump over an hour.
    Feb 15, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  16. Detectives and PD- how much information can we give out?
    This is a great question for the risk management department at your facility. That way, you are sure that you are complying with the law and with your facility policies.
    Feb 15, '12
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  17. Feeding GI contents to combat alkalosis
    I wonder if you could look at the references for AACNs guide to placement of OG/NG tubes. Some of those articles or other articles by the same authors may be helpful.
    Feb 15, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  18. Turning patients while cooling
    we start with buspar and demerol and paralyze if they aren't effective. Most of the time, they work pretty well.
    Feb 6, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  19. How to get practice starting IVs / drawing blood
    When I was in school, I volunteered at my doctor's office in the lab for a while. Although doing blood draws and starting IVs are different skills, it did help at the time
    Dec 11, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Washing patient's hair!!!
    I use 2 pads that are normally placed under the patient. I fold it into a J shape with the bottom part of the J under their neck like a cervical pillow. The water will collect in the loop of the pad....
    Dec 11, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. If you know someone is going to be fired - do you tell?
    If you don't want to get dragged in but feel somehow morally obligated to inform him, consider doing so anonymously by email from a hotmail or yahoo account you set up then delete later. If you do...
    Nov 25, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Concerns about 'modeling' pictures
    I have a male friend who was recognized from some website modeling he did. When the patient asked him if he had been on the site, he just replied, "that is so kind that you think I could be on a site...
    Nov 14, '11
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  23. Pharmacists giving injections!?!
    Nursing scope of practice overlaps almost every other health profession. Almost nothing we do is exclusive to nursing.
    Oct 27, '11
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  24. Anyone work for a costmetic surgeon?
    I work ICU but every other weekend pull a 12 hr OR shift for cosmetics...It is so fun. Patients are happy to see you. We do a large variety of procedures. In addition to the tasks above, we do a lot...
    Oct 13, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. What are some RN interview questions now that I have experience?
    What's a mistake you've made and how did you deal with it
    Oct 11, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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