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  1. What Keeps Nurses Up at Night?
    -Seeing CABG/Valve patients that should not have been operated on, and unsurprisingly, sending the patients back to the CCU where they get worse. One patient really comes to mind, and makes me...
    Aug 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. What Docs Don't Understand About Nurses
    I have heard from several people that I wouldn't want to have the responsibility of a doctor, not to mention the heavy student debt. I have more responsibility now as a nurse. I am caring for the...
    Aug 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Starting to find some aspects degrading
    This is why I'm switching to straight nights in the next month. I have come to loathe human beings. If I have to work at the bedside, then I would rather work on a shift where I don't have to deal...
    Aug 22
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. what's your take on this?
    I think it's reasonable what your manager asks of you. The majority of people are not to be trusted, so it is best not to divulge personal information. That being said, I have tried to tell my...
    Jul 31
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Does your hospital have a cutoff time for discharges?
    Typically, only during day shift. The latest I've seen someone go is close to 1900, just before change of shift. Our goal time to discharge patients by is 1100, and we're supposed to tell patients...
    Jul 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Should I go to school to become a nurse or PA?
    PA school.
    Jun 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Addressing patients by their first name...
    I have never been asked by patients to address them formally.
    Jun 17
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. How does your facility prevent falls?
    Bed alarms mainly.
    Jun 8
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  9. Know How to Improvise a Tourniquet
    Nice thinking. I would probably just tie a sheet or towel, wouldn't think of the windlass. Now I know. I've never actually seen a tourniquet like one by medics in the field.
    May 27
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  10. What do you do to mask odors? A mask? Vicks under nose?
    Nothing. I just do what I have to do and spray odor neutralizer in the room or bathroom.
    May 19
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  11. The newest and coolest thing you've ever done
    Not something I have done, but rather something I've learnt. Sildenafil, aka Viagra, can be used to treat pulmonary hypertension. I haven't had to give it to a patient for this yet. Boy, will that...
    May 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Unionized vs Non Unionized hospitals
    I work in North Dakota where there are no unions for nurses, and I don't know if the two hospitals in town would allow that. But I live in Minnesota where nurses in smaller hospitals are unionized...
    Apr 19
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  13. if you hate nursing, what would you rather do instead?
    I would like to do something more with computers and data. I am looking more at nursing informatics since I'm stuck in nursing but if I had money, I would go back to school to get a degree in...
    Apr 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Using the "Q" word
    And tonight is a full moon with lunar eclipse. I dread what my coworkers are dealing with now.
    Apr 15
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  15. How Not To Bring Germs Home...
    I just wash my scrubs separately. I don't always change shoes, but I do put them away in the closet when I come home. I wash my hands frequently but don't wipe surfaces with a wipe all the time.
    Apr 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Strippers hired for nursing home patients, lawsuit alleges
    Hey, even devout Baptist women have a naughty side.
    Apr 8
    Forum: Nursing News
  17. TAVR
    What outcomes have you seen? I can say I had one patient who had a TAVR who coded 2 days after surgery because of electrolyte issues, but that can happen to a patient who has the traditional open...
    Apr 7
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  18. To those who like their nursing job....
    Now I've found a job that I actually enjoy going to for the most part. It's not perfect, by any means. I work weekends and during the day there is no nurse aide, although someone just got hired...
    Apr 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. when to start compressions?
    I wonder what was his ultimate outcome.
    Mar 26
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  20. What are other hospitals like?
    Same here. Nursing is a tough career but it's not horrible. If you ever find yourself hating nursing, try a change in scenery.
    Mar 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Case study: emergent penis ring removal
    Biggest lesson for men: Don't put a ring on your penis, FFS!
    Mar 12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  22. Very Unprofessional....
    It's one thing if he's combative and won't let you clean him up. But to leave him like that for 3 days is unacceptable.
    Mar 11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. Are you good at charting in "real time?"
    I chart vitals and I/Os in real time but assessments I don't. Frankly, I don't want to get sucked into a patient's room for a long period of time. When I get the first set of vitals, I introduce...
    Mar 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Mistakes are Inevitable: No one is perfect.
    I thank the Lord I haven't made a fatal mistake. I've come close though. I once gave Thorazine for a migraine too fast. It came in a piggyback bag, and my preceptor was on my ass to hurry up. I...
    Mar 3
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  25. New Grad in Fargo, ND
    I'll send you a PM. I don't want to say anything in public. Sent from my iPhone using
    Feb 28
    Forum: Nevada Nursing