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  1. How to perform CPR on a hospital bed?
    I heard a story yesterday at work where the PA ran to a code on a med surg floor, upon arrival there were 5 nurses standing at the bed doing nothing! He started compressions and gave instructions on...
    Jul 4
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  2. I'm a sexless nurse
    Medscape: Medscape Access
    Jun 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. That nagging feeling...
    Last week I was on day 2 with a POD14 CABG, slow to progress. BUN 2.09, K+5.5, WBC 15 all trending up. Had a PICC extravasation 3 days prior which was d/c'd. LS Clear, no chest tubes, just pacer...
    Apr 25
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  4. Esme Needs Your Prayers
    God bless you sweet Esme. May you continue to heal and progress. You are a treasured resource to this group and have been missed. Speedy recovery and prayers for complete healing.
    Apr 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. IVP vs Drip
    I personally would never walk away and leave narcotics in a BD pump or as a piggy back. I have used a BD pump for lasix when I don't want to stand at the bedside to do IVP and if lasix dose is >40...
    Apr 4
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  6. Help with a patient!
    Mar 27
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  7. Would You Stop to Provide Medical Care?
    Would you stop to provide care? | Analysis | Nursing Times
    Mar 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Would You Stop to Provide Medical Care?
    I assisted by coaching CPR to bystanders at the scene of a motorcycle accident that happened in front of us on freeway until fire department and chp arrived. I carry gloves and disposable masks in...
    Mar 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Wear gloves during assessment?
    For me it depends upon the situation. If I'm simply restarting a beeping IV pump no, full assessment and admits always. Male patients who use a urinal, always (they hold their penis and don't wash...
    Mar 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Dreading bedside report with The Interrogator
    I too dread giving report to several interrogators on my floor. They annoy me with questions that are irrelevant to Pt's current dx or POC. We use a standardized Care Team Rounding form that has SBAR...
    Feb 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Why do we not get paid for lunch even if we never get to take one?
    We stagger our lunch breaks and the charge holds our phones so YES I do get an uninterrupted 30 minute lunch break. I also stop 10-15 mins after I complete 9am meds to eat breakfast but I hold my own...
    Jan 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Backpriming, air bubbles, and tubing
    I back prime the secondary tubing with NS then program the pump to flush 30 ml from primary bag. The antibiotics will run until it is empty then draw the flush from the primary NS so patient gets the...
    Dec 26, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Nurses need a pedometer
    I have a Fitbit flex I drop in the pocket of my scrub pants while working and in my jeans at home. I walk between 4-5 miles in a 12 hour shift depending on the location of my pt assignment (close to...
    Dec 17, '14
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  14. Why do you think nurses leave the profession?
    My top reasons for wanting to leave are: 3, 4, 9, 11, 12. It's exhausting with 4 cardiac Tele patients, 12 hours of running short staffed on CNA's so I have to do total care, add isolation for c-diff...
    Dec 4, '14
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  15. What can you tolerate the least?
    I nearly passed out observing a total knee from the smell of burning bone when surgeon took a saw to the bones! I would seriously scream and run if I had maggots in a wound. I hate brushing crusty...
    Nov 29, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. How many steps do you take a shift?
    I love my fitbit zip and average 4.5~5 miles per shift 10k+ steps. My best day ever was 17k but I had floated to a unit that has a circular flow so many extra steps were taken that day.
    Nov 21, '14
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  17. Port protectors and scrub the hub
    The non-compliance by our staff drives me nuts! I hate finding the tubing twisted and connected to itself. I have a Preceptee who is getting extra practice in changing and priming IV sets. I carry...
    Nov 21, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Port protectors and scrub the hub
    We use Swab Caps, I love them and do not re-scrub the hub. All central/PICC lines are supposed to be flushed q shift and have the swab caps changed with each flush at our facility. We also use blue...
    Nov 21, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Having to count Risperidone
    Pharmacy has us count random meds supposedly for compliance per some joint commission request. I can't tell you how annoying this is. Last week I was counting vitamin D cholecalciferol and there were...
    Nov 5, '14
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  20. me, means real nurse
    I love being a Preceptor, my next student starts this Saturday for 16 shifts. I help them gain clinical skills, confidence, organization and time management. When I hear a murmur or crackles make...
    Oct 31, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. Esme Needs Your Prayers and Well Wishes
    Prayers for a speedy recovery Esme 🙏
    Oct 24, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. ER nurses not calling report anymore...
    Our ED has a digital camera and will photograph wounds, skin issues and PU's before pt is admitted to show these were not hospital acquired injuries. If the nurse doesn't know she's getting an...
    Oct 21, '14
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  23. ER nurses not calling report anymore...
    I Am always courteous to the ED nurse regardless of how busy or annoyed I may be at getting a patient at shift change because it serves no purpose and can't be helped. I got one this evening at 1835,...
    Oct 4, '14
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  24. Please Start!
    I work day shift Cardiac Tele, ratio 4/1. We pull ALL meds for entire shift from Pyxis with a few exceptions (Vanco, Amiodarone maintenance dose, Flagyl, Protonix gtt) Amiodarone loading & first...
    Sep 29, '14
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  25. Squishy, lightweight clog recommendations?
    Try on a pair of these Landau foot wear, only $50 very squishy and very non-skid soles. I too have flat feet and love these. COMFORT - Comfort - Landau Shoes
    Sep 15, '14
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear