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  1. Tell me what nurse does not get this one....
    Married couple both nurses. Wife comes home to find white fluff all over the table. Husband had been weed wacking, didn't have ear plugs, put tampons in his ears. They swell up, had to go to ER...
    Jul 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. NG tube and/or oxygen oral temps?
    We stopped using oral and even tympanic thermometers years ago. We found them to be so inaccurate. We've been real happy with the temporal scan thermometers. They don't give "odd" readings like...
    Jul 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. ICU or CCU
    You really sound focused and excited about your nursing career. It is great. I vote starting in ICU. All ICU patients will have cardiac monitoring, from basic 5 lead telemetry to more...
    Jul 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. overnight patients in the PACU
    I don't like the sound of it. Are you going to be permanently scheduled some kind of 11 pm to 7 am shift? Or will you get some "regular" PACU hours and duties but when there is an overnight you...
    Jul 3
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  5. Telemetry Nursing Questions
    Your questions are great....I don't understand why nurses are asking about what to do with isolation cases. A million years ago when I worked the floor every unit had an isolation manual with many...
    Jul 3
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  6. Can we start a new thread on tips to manage/prevent burnout and compassion fatigue?
    I don't like to label what may well be a passing feeling Everybody gets tired of their job from time to time. What is great about nursing is there are so many different jobs you can do as a RN. ...
    Jul 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. WELL, WOULD YOU???
    I saw the pictures. I love it. It really brings home how vulnerable patients feel. I didn't realize the patients would be fully clothed. It is a powerful message about being a patient. I can't...
    Jul 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. WELL, WOULD YOU???
    First of all....I can't find the picture just the article! Second, a benefit of old age is accepting your body....yeah my upper arms and belly sag even though I weigh the same. Get over it. ...
    Jul 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Open mouth, insert foot...
    I was walking a patient from registration to pre-op, as we walked I was looking at her face sheet to remind myself what she was having done. Her ICD-9 code, reason for surgery, stated cystic...
    Jul 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. New grad interested in operating room nursing
    Nurses who became OR nurses that weren't lucky enough to get straight into an orientation program. Worked as a med/surg CNA, became friendly with some OR orderly's, got on the job training to...
    Jul 1
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  11. Have you ever fainted ๐Ÿ˜•
    Yes, when I get that feeling I move my legs, walk in place, take a few steps back and forth,get the blood pumping back to my head, or just walking away and sitting down a few minutes.
    Jul 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Why don't you just read the chart?
    Can't we all just get along. There is basic common sense. If I get too much info over the phone (while I'm busy and can't write it all down) I will forget over 1/2 of it. Common sense, the key...
    Jul 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Are these the same concept?
    You REALLY need to talk to a student counselor. A&P is anatomy and physiology, a somewhat challenging course where you memorize all the bones, muscles, organs etc of the human anatomy. Physiology...
    Jun 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Another Case Study For Your Learning Pleasure
    Waaaaay above my pay grade, but I still love these case presentations. :confused: And now I have to Google sarcoidosis...I thought that was a lung disease?
    Jun 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Scripting sounds patronizing
    No, you don't use scripting where there is an actual, acute, "real" problem. "You didn't notify the Dr. or decrease the insulin drip" is not the time for "I'm hearing what you are saying" it is time...
    Jun 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. BLS vs CPR
    What kind of job? What are your credentials or certificates? Are you a CNA? Anyway what Whispera said is correct but I've never taken BLS for health care providers that includes first aid, nor...
    Jun 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. What would you do in this situation? (If you know it all ;) )
    Thanks for your post....I would love to have more of these kind of questions on Allnurses.
    Jun 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. What would you do in this situation? (If you know it all ;) )
    I ASSUMED it meant bed side commode....but you know what happens when you assume things!
    Jun 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. What would you do in this situation? (If you know it all ;) )
    What are her vital signs?
    Jun 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. What would you do in this situation? (If you know it all ;) )
    Number 3, but worry about her getting to the BSC without assistance?
    Jun 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Pediatric sub-Q rehydration therapy (hypodermoclysis)
    Same as others, vets use it. I was told by nursing teachers, (I was a student in the early 80's) that this was done in skilled nursing facilities. Maybe there would be some literature in...
    Jun 27
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  22. Dose calculations,  new and old nurses.
    "Didn't seem to understand how to calculate this" is worrisome. It could be new nurse jitters, especially with a pediatric patient. Maybe find a simple drug calculation work sheet for nurses...
    Jun 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Best way to ask visitors to identify themselves
    Similar to vanilla bean, I say "are you a friend or relative." Many foots in mouth have cemented that in my brain. One time I looked at our patient information "face sheet" that listed the...
    Jun 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. What does an order of "Q2D" mean to you?
    I don't like the order.....we had a surgery discharge paper that "said on the second day after surgery...." I always felt stupidly confused...finally I asked Allnurses their opinion and one...
    Jun 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Outpatient surgical center or hospital PACU?
    I meant work per diem now while working the acute care job.
    Jun 24
    Forum: PACU Nursing


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