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  1. Cache Valley ER shooting
    This surprises me too. There a school shootings all the time. With as much emotion and stress that go on in a hospital, i'm shocked it hasn't happened more often. I'm just waiting for the mass...
    Jul 31
    Forum: Nursing News
  2. Medication shortages: 'Truly a public health crisis'
    Seriously. I just don't get this. I remember a year ago (?), we had a shortage of Epi. I work ICU. How do you avoid using epi if you really need it? It's not like it's an elective medication!...
    Jul 31
    Forum: Nursing News
  3. Hospitals Providing More Time for Nurses to Spend with Patients
    I'm skeptical. Why not just make laws protecting ratios? That alone would help with a lot of the bedside stuff and time with patients. 4 patients in a med/surg vs 7. Yeah, you bet that will help the...
    Jul 31
    Forum: Nursing News
  4. Do you "tell" Facebook where you work?
    Nope. I don't list my companies. Don't "like" their pages. And a couple years ago I started gutting my friends list to people I actively worked with vs acquaintance coworkers due to some FB drama...
    Jul 31
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. RT vs. RN? Is RT a useless profession?
    The RTs are mine and my patient's lifeline. I would never want to do their job, even the "lowly" task of doing treatments. And I'm insanely grateful for their presence. They assess, recommend...
    Jul 28
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  6. get kicked off because of med error
    There's a lot of "after the fact" advice here. You know you made a mistake, you took responsibility for it, and I'm sure your heart dropped to your toes when you realized what happened. If you...
    Jul 28
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  7. Can a Nurse Punch a Patient in Self-Defense?
    I would absolutely defend myself. Or at least i hope I would. I haven't been in the situation but I go through "scenarios" with my husband (LEO) so I can at least have some idea of how to respond. I...
    Jul 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. 2 rn's both bsn, ond nearly NP fin leave bp high
    So you were too busy with your patient to help the float staff but you still managed to take notice of orders for the patient and the nurses actions or perceived lack of actions (and you took the...
    Jul 26
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. Am I Being Bullied?
    Maybe she just genuinely does not want to do small talk and chit chat with you and you're not getting the message. Learn to enjoy comfortable silence. This is no where near bullying and hopefully...
    Jul 21
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. Recurrent dreams about work.
    I have some freaky work dreams. I do ECMO and since I started that (year and a half) I have ECMO dreams. My work dreams are very vivid. And some have a creepy "prediction" vibe to them. Once had...
    Jul 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Stick a fork in me, I'm done
    Thanks for the update!!!!
    Jul 1
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. Help!  Critical lab:  morale -2.5
    My major management rule I have for myself is to always chart my first assessments before my next. In ICU that is charting the 2000 stuff by 2130. I've found that if I get that done (which is usually...
    Jun 30
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  13. ECMO Ethics
    I am an ECMO Specialist in PICU/NICU and I'm a bedside PICU nurse. But my comment is more to nursing ethics in general. If you find that you have a hard time with one area, most likely that's not...
    Jun 20
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  14. Why we do this...
    One of the sickest patients I'd ever had brought to me emergently from the floor in the middle of the night. His face, arms and legs were already purple and black from poor perfusion and DIC. He...
    Jun 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Do you hear nurses will take over respiratory work?
    I am pretty surprised by all the responses. I work in PICU and RT support can make or break a shift. I work with some awesome ones who are a very important part of the team. Kids have special...
    Jun 9
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. an oldie but goodie
    We used chloral hydrate for a longer acting sedative in Peds. They stopped making it a couple years ago. Man I miss that drug. Didn't need to bolus as much or increase drips. This is a great...
    May 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. The LEAST critically ill kid you've cared for in PICU  :)
    Three of the sickest patients I ever took care of were Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. Horrible deaths and very, very quick deterioration. One went from talking to starting ECMO within 8 hours and was...
    May 6
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  18. The LEAST critically ill kid you've cared for in PICU  :)
    An ingrown toenail surgery. It wasn't my patient and I have no idea why they were even admitted much less to PICU. Our neuro surgeons will not admit kids to the floor. They refuse. So we get...
    May 6
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  19. Nurse brutally beaten in a Brooklyn Hospital
    I've been wondering about this story and how she was doing. Just tried to google her name and there are no updated articles. I hope she is recovering well.
    May 6
    Forum: Nursing News
  20. What is your degree in other than nursing?
    B.S. in Kinesiology
    Apr 6
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. Stick a fork in me, I'm done
    I think it's sad that we judge each other's career choices but I see why it happens (but it's sad that you felt that instinct to flinch when you posted this). That said, it would be a mark on nursing...
    Mar 19
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. Are you a former teacher turned nurse?
    I think if it's something you've always wanted to do, go for it. That instinct is there and you might always wonder. I'm actually reading a book by a nurse who was a college English professor. She...
    Mar 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Stick a fork in me, I'm done
    Congratulations on a decision that brings you peace. It's good to feel that instant knowledge that it's the right one. Good luck to you!
    Mar 18
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. The "Q" Word and Other Mysteries
    (Double post)
    Feb 27
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  25. The "Q" Word and Other Mysteries
    Funny, satire article. http://www.gomerblog.com/2014/02/nurse-mentions-quiet-night/
    Feb 27
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes


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