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  1. Designated port for PPN/TPN
    I wonder if the same applies to PICC lines? There are no proximal, medial, or distal ports.....?
    May 27, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Designated port for PPN/TPN
    What is the rationale behind it? I mean I know that once it is infusing, it is a designated line; nothing else should be placed into it. But if its disconnected and flushed, shouldn't it be ok to...
    May 27, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Designated port for PPN/TPN
    I had a patient with a triple lumen central line who had PPN infusing. Anesthesia wanted it disconnected before the patient went to surgery so we disconnected it and flushed the line. The nurse in...
    May 27, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Port in the arm instead of the chest
    I have only seen 2-3 ports in an arm.....and they should not hurt when being flushed. When accessing them, it is not much different than accessing a chest port. Hold it securly and use the right...
    Jan 5, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. PICC Line Clarification
    The PICC lines I put in are cut. They are either double or triple lumen (5FR for double, 6FR for triple). They are also power piccs. The lumen that can take contrast is labled. There are no distal or...
    Jan 5, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. blood cultures after antibiotics
    They "should" be taken before abx are given. However, there is always a chance that the culture may grow something that is resistant to the abx that the pt is currently on. Also, it takes a while...
    Oct 3, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. getting back into patient care
    Hmmm.....sounds like you have a reputatation that you are going to have a hard time getting rid of. Statements like: ...In that role I could do 95% of the things that RN could do but was...
    Sep 29, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Do you ALWAYS do the right thing?
    Out of curiousity, what were you supposed to call the doctor about? I would have been annoyed at the unit manager as well. Its always nice to be told to your face what you did wrong instead of...
    Sep 29, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Messed up with a transfer request
    Update: I went and talked to the manger of day surgery and she said that yes, it had all been set up and that I had a position! I am SO relieved!! :)
    Sep 25, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Messed up with a transfer request
    I feel so stupid because before I even gave any thought to the possibility that there wasnt a position in day surgery, I emailed the director asking her what my start date would be! (Talk about...
    Sep 24, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Messed up with a transfer request
    Im a charge nurse on a med/surg unit. I have been wanting to get out of med/surg for a long time (ive been doing it for 5 years and wanted a change.) I worked on Day Surgery the other day for PICC...
    Sep 24, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Reporting to ICU
    Yep...we see it all the time. But it goes both ways. Ive had to give report to ICU nurses who take out their stress on the wrong person and are just plain RUDE about it.....for the massive GI bleed...
    Sep 13, '10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  13. Written up for this???
    I think that speaking quietly in the med room with a few peers is a far cry from "trashing" your employer. If someone overheard, what were they doing? Standing as close to the door (that was open a...
    Aug 18, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Written up for this???
    Hmmm......your on their "list" now. Watch your back.
    Aug 18, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Happy Flippin' Nurse's Day
    We got a muffin, a cup of fruit, a cranberry juice, and a breakfast taco for breakfast. ( I heard that last year it was made to order omlettes) For a gift we got a fanny pack thing you can use...
    May 12, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Most trivial complaint ever?
    1: Pt arrived to floor demanding something to eat (at 2300). All we have is soup, crackers, juice, pudding, peanut butter, cereal and sodas. Pt requests a sandwhich. I tell her we dont have...
    Mar 19, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Hairline fracture?
    Interesting....I would have thought that a person would have known right away. She said it didnt start hurting until a few days after! Ive never heard of such a thing!
    Mar 18, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Hairline fracture?
    I had a pt who stated she fell over a week (on her knees coming down a step.) Turns out she has a hairline fracture of her tibia and didnt even know it? I have never heard of such a thing....can a...
    Mar 17, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. has anyone done the WGU online RN to BSN program?
    I was all set to start the RN-BSN program on March 1st. Had a great experience with my enrollment counsellor...at the start. They were very helpful. Then it came time for tuition....the wanted the...
    Mar 11, '10
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing
  20. 2nd thoughts about WGU
    Socal....Ive already been an RN for 5 years. The program I am enrolled in is RN to BSN....however you are right for those that are still a nursing student. Building relationships and experience...
    Feb 4, '10
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing
  21. stupid mistake(my fault) may get me fired.
    Just because you broke the seal with a pen? Someone clue me in here....
    Feb 3, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. 2nd thoughts about WGU
    So Ive been acccepted to the RN-BSN program at Western Governors University. Tentative start date March 1. Now Im having second thoughts as to whether it is a respected degree or not. I know it...
    Feb 3, '10
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing
  23. Starting WGU RN-BSN
    So glad to hear some positive feedback!!! Thanks!!!
    Feb 2, '10
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing
  24. Should I follow up?
    My god.....people are so freaking RUDE sometimes....*hugs* YES....talk to the manager. Just let her know that you showed up to shadow but Betsy called in sick and take it from there. ...
    Feb 2, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Fired but asked to resign!
    Lets be honest.... more than likely the OP p*ssed someone off that had more pull in the company than she did. The easiest way to terminate someone is by using the time and attendance policy....
    Feb 2, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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