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  1. How many patients are you assigned?
    melinurse- so far our program is working out great. most of our pts go home and do home pt with a visiting nurse after 3 days in our hospital and skip SAR. we have our exceptions, of course. every...
    Oct 23, '08
    Forum: Orthopaedic Nursing
  2. How many patients are you assigned?
    well i have some good news. now that we just started a new program "center for excellence" for total joints also called "Joint camp" if u want to know what i mean by that use a search enging and...
    Oct 22, '08
    Forum: Orthopaedic Nursing
  3. Nurisng Injuries and Workers Compensation? Please need advice!!
    :typing:banghead: I'm sure you heard it already before, skip LPN and go for the gold. go for your RN. i work with a few girls that have worked at my hospital for a few years. they both...
    Sep 28, '08
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  4. Anyone up for random FACT THROWING??
    remember this for practice when u start working........."K-X" tastes bad and makes ur pt go and go and then go some more. sometimes even explosive diarhea. learned that the hard way. oh and always...
    Sep 17, '08
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  5. Anyone up for random FACT THROWING??
    [/quote] When an IV has infiltrated first action is to remove the IV and place warm towels in the site. :typing...I like the smileys[/quote] never take out an HL if an IV infiltrates; if...
    Sep 12, '08
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  6. need knowlwdge re knee surg
    they say that knees are the most painful surgery one can have. but you get thru it and its worth it in the end. he should talk to his doc pre-op and with anesthesia. in my hosptal we do alot of...
    Sep 4, '08
    Forum: Orthopaedic Nursing
  7. Anyone up for random FACT THROWING??
    mrsa (contact) mask (because it can colonize in ur nose), gloves, gown vre- (contact) gloves and gown c-diff (contact) gloves and gown tb- (airborne) negative pressure room, gown gloves, n-95...
    Sep 4, '08
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  8. Need Ortho T-shirt Slogan
    i saw one "it's Knee-t"...we have newsletters for total knees "knee Knews" and for Total Hips "Hip Clips"
    Sep 4, '08
    Forum: Orthopaedic Nursing
  9. Anyone up for random FACT THROWING??
    not just countries use different lab values. some local hospitals have different lab value norms. some might be 0.1 difference, for the ncles. i took it 2 yrs ago. dont get too crazy memorizing...
    Sep 2, '08
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  10. MUMFORD PROCEDURE - Distal Clavicle Resection
    i would use the cryo machine as much as possible. comparing the difference between my ortho pts whoi use them to those that just just an ice bag or nothing at all is a vast difference. helps with...
    Aug 29, '08
    Forum: Orthopaedic Nursing
  11. C.s.m
    color or circulation, sensation, and movement/motion. just getting tired writing that over and over and over again for all my ortho's which is anywhere from6-13 a day. i agree with u but i always...
    Aug 29, '08
    Forum: Orthopaedic Nursing
  12. A bit scared of orthopedics now.
    going for my 4th epidural soon. well 2 epi's and one fascet joint injection and still hurting. recover quick was my prayer it happened now over 7 mths ago 1/23/08 and still in just as mush pain. ...
    Aug 21, '08
    Forum: Orthopaedic Nursing
  13. MUMFORD PROCEDURE - Distal Clavicle Resection
    yup yup yup x 3 everything id she said is tru......not tryingto scare you but alot of doc's seem to leave out this small detail. but as with everything else in life this too shall pass and you'll get...
    Aug 21, '08
    Forum: Orthopaedic Nursing
  14. C.s.m
    is C.S.M. a legal abbreviation for nurses notes .i'm in NJ
    Aug 18, '08
    Forum: Orthopaedic Nursing
  15. A bit scared of orthopedics now.
    save ur back at all cost. i injured it 1/23/08 and am in just as much pain as day1 even after being treated (thru workman's comp) with several epidurals and fascet joint injections physical therapy,...
    Aug 18, '08
    Forum: Orthopaedic Nursing
  16. what to put on your worksheet?
    when i go thru my care plan i make check off boxes for things to do ex- cpm start, occult stool, urine samples. i have a 2 boxes one for labs and info like xrays of tests, the other for a time line...
    Aug 18, '08
    Forum: Orthopaedic Nursing
  17. MUMFORD PROCEDURE - Distal Clavicle Resection
    it is so funny that ur asking about this specific procedure. i had a pt have it recovered well. i knew it was a shoulder surgery but didn't know details. i researched it and shared with the other...
    Aug 18, '08
    Forum: Orthopaedic Nursing
  18. Anyone up for random FACT THROWING??
    Korsakoff's Psychosis-also called "wet brain". almost like alzheimers in a young pt. watch for DT's pt can be very confused angry aggitated combative, incontinent. very sad. had a pt with it once....
    Aug 18, '08
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  19. Ortho terms
    is C.S.M. a legal abbreviation for nurses notes :confused:
    Aug 15, '08
    Forum: Orthopaedic Nursing
  20. Need Ortho T-shirt Slogan
    the only funny thing i do has nothing to do with slogans but kinda funny. when doing the evening coumadin meds. most pts are like what is this (since they norm don't take it or recognize it) i say...
    Aug 15, '08
    Forum: Orthopaedic Nursing
  21. Need Ortho T-shirt Slogan
    can be interpretted in different ways but how about "Ortho nurses are. ba ba ba bad ...bad to the bone" kinda corny i know but that just stuck out for some reason. "get your joints done and be...
    Aug 15, '08
    Forum: Orthopaedic Nursing
  22. Help!! How do you organize your day?
    HMMM? LETS SEE.... well i do my rounds. and off course i have to medicate most. if its not a dire immediate need for pain meds i see the rest then get them all at once. of course doing the proper...
    Aug 15, '08
    Forum: Orthopaedic Nursing
  23. Anyone An Ortho Certified Rn????
    OK. I'VE BEEN ON MY ORTHO FLOOR FOR 2YRS LOVE IT(RN). I LIVE IN NJ. I WAS CURIOUS IF ANYONE HAS ANY INFO ON HOW TO GET "ORTHO CERTIFIED? WHO DOES IT ENTAIL. WHAT DOES IT GET ME? WHAT DO I HAVE TO...
    Aug 15, '08
    Forum: Orthopaedic Nursing
  24. New to Ortho
    was in the same position as you are know. its tough at first real tough. after ur orientation (12wkd for neew grads at my hosp) and work a few weeks in ur own, it will al click. poof!! then ur an...
    Aug 15, '08
    Forum: Orthopaedic Nursing
  25. Anyone up for random FACT THROWING??
    i remember that when i took my boards...granted it was over a yr ago, but they don't change much; the had a question on rhabdomylosis. quoted from...
    Aug 11, '08
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum


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