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  1. Paracenthesis at the bedside
    On my floor we do both diagnostic and therapeutic paracentesis at the bedside. Typically the nurses have little to do with it unless the doc asks for an assist. I work on a pre/post liver transplant...
    Jan 31
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  2. Getting report during change of shift
    Right. I wasn't blaming the ER nurse in the least...just offering a possible (though hopefully rare) scenario.
    Jan 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Getting report during change of shift
    I did. They were waiting all that time for a doc to write orders on this patient who truly probably could have gone home. Total communication failure because the admitting doc was paged several times...
    Jan 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Getting report during change of shift
    It does happen...last night my admission was booked at 2100 and I didn't get report until 2:30.
    Jan 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Denying death as a society
    Beautifully written. I wish it were easier for family members to grasp when their loved ones' time has come. I am thankful that my last two terminal patients were able to speak their minds before it...
    Jan 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. New way to ID your IV solutions
    We have these Heparin bags on my unit...love it.
    Nov 6, '14
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  7. Esme Needs Your Prayers and Well Wishes
    Get well soon!
    Oct 24, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Had to code my best friends husband
    OP, what a horrible thing to have to experience! My heart goes out to you and your best friend. Be well.
    Oct 13, '14
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  9. Nurse Patient Ratio
    I'm in New England on a Transplant Med Surg floor...we have 3-5 patients between 7a-11p and 6 from 11-7a
    Sep 30, '14
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  10. Lets play the drug of choice game
    Prograf (tacrolimus), cyclosporine, CellCept (mycophenolate mofetil) for organ transplant rejection.
    Aug 9, '14
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  11. Keep my cell phone......or landline
    They text regarding staffing needs at my work as well. Personally, as a night shifter I love it because if I'm sleeping a text never wakes me up and I can answer/not answer when I am ready.
    Aug 9, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Common meds in transplant ICU
    I work with liver/kidney transplants in a med surg setting...depending on your center's preferences, I'd expect to be giving/seeing: tacrolimus, sirolimus, cyclosporine, thymoglobulin, mycophenolate,...
    Jul 21, '14
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  13. How a stethoscope can get stolen?
    I always have mine on my neck...as do most all my coworkers. However when I worked at my last job in rehab, I kept it on my med cart. It's now migrated to my neck as I no longer use a med cart.
    Jul 20, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. Does your hospital or facility badge include your credentials?
    Ours used to display all our credentials before our logo was redone and we got new badges. I was upset it was taken away as I had just earned my MSN and wanted to display that. However, it is...
    Jul 8, '14
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  15. How many different nursing positions have you had?
    Celebrating six years as a nurse next month...I worked for four years on a subacute rehab floor of a SNF and have worked for the last two years at a Level II trauma center on the transplant med/surg...
    Jun 27, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Why do people don't like it when we send resident out?
    Don't sweat it, you definitely did the right thing!!
    May 28, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  17. First time fired by a patient
    Count your blessings, OP. Patients like this can make our job miserable. Don't let it get you down, you did everything right!
    May 22, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. What game show describes your workplace?
    After the night shift I just had, I'm going to go with Punk'd. :roflmao:
    Apr 28, '14
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  19. Transplant nursing
    I'm a liver/kidney transplant nurse...what are you looking to learn?
    Apr 5, '14
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  20. Master's prepared nurses working as RNs. Do you do advanced assessments?
    Agreed. I have my MSN with a concentration in Nursing Education. I did not take an advanced physical assessment course. My core courses focused on research, health policy and theory, while my...
    Mar 16, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Which drugs are you required to count?
    I'm surprised about the places that count Tylenol, etc. We do count Tramadol and Lyrica as other posters mentioned as well as schedule 1-4 drugs. Our Pyxis keeps a running count, and a full manual...
    Mar 10, '14
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  22. ER nurses bringing pts to the floor soiled
    In defense of transport (not sure how it is at your hospital), at my hospital they are not allowed to hook up O2 as it is outside their scope. However, they should wait until someone comes in who can!
    Feb 26, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. Unemployed New Nurses Would Be Wise To Remember These Equations
    Right on! Couldn't have said it better myself!!
    Feb 26, '14
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  24. Nurses working as CNAs
    We will do this on my floor if we are overstaffed nurses and understaffed aides and staffing has no aides to send. (happens on occasion at night). I've done it only once, and some nurses definitely...
    Feb 18, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. Should I have pushed Doc for more?
    Would have definitely called a brain attack at my facility...have called them for much less than what you describe.
    Feb 6, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations


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