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  1. Nightshifts..how to prepare for them?
    It's been a long time since I've worked night shifts as I am a day shift person. And even then, I've probably worked less than 15-20 night shifts during my nursing career. I have no problem...
    Oct 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. ALBERTA RNs: 2x and 3x pay now for stat holidays?
    Is it true from the recent new collective bargaining? Can't find any info on UNA website Can't seem to find a true definite answer from colleagues at work either
    Oct 9
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  3. nursing tasks that you do the least because you are too busy
    To me, it's assisting a patient to AMBULATE. I often find myself with so much crap on my plate throughout my shift that ambulating a patient gets the least priority.
    Sep 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. nursing & tattoos
    I guess nursing candidates who are considered FAT shouldn't be hired either...whether it be genetics or eating too much junk food or little or no physicial activity. Fat nurses set bad examples for...
    Aug 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. IV set with filter for pt with PFO
    Today was the first time I came across a pt that requires me to use the following for the Baxter IV pump: Extension Set with 0.22 micron high pressure extended life filter and 1 INTERLINK...
    Aug 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. limited-english speaking pt
    I seem to recall of this site that has pdf translation sheets which have various languages of the common words we use with pt (such as BM, void, pain, etc). The pt would be reading the word in...
    Mar 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Pressure ulcer stage 2..what would you use?
    When I see what I think is a stage 1 pressure ulcer, I would slap on a Coloplast comfeel dressing and make sure the pt is turned q2h. Correct me if there are better options. If you see a stage 2...
    Feb 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. acetaminophen..why?
    It seems like 90% of the patients in my internal/acute med unit gets acetaminophen (325, 500, 650, 1000) that is scheduled tid or qid. I never found out what the rationale behind it is???? Is it...
    Jan 19
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  9. Continue being GN or apply for my RN?
    Passed the CRNE in June. My current 6-month GN permit expires in Dec. Should I wait until towards end of Sept to apply for my RN? Or should I do it now? I'm just trying to figure out a way to...
    Aug 12, '13
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  10. Not being able to renew GN permit until you pass CRNE...is that true?
    Let's say someone initially got their 6 months GN permit towards end of Dec. Wrote the CRNE in Feb but failed it. That person decided to rewrite the CRNE in June...and also renew the GN permit since...
    Jun 14, '13
    Forum: Canada CRNE / CPNRE Nursing Exams
  11. Unsuccessful on first crne exam (Feb 2013) by 17 marks
    I am not sure. I am just not convinced that I actually fail this exam :(
    Mar 16, '13
    Forum: Canada CRNE / CPNRE Nursing Exams
  12. Unsuccessful on first crne exam (Feb 2013) by 17 marks
    it's in my title/subject header of my thread :(
    Mar 16, '13
    Forum: Canada CRNE / CPNRE Nursing Exams
  13. Unsuccessful on first crne exam (Feb 2013) by 17 marks
    Devastated and shocked. Failure was never an option during my schooling. Should I pay for the re-check/re-score service?
    Mar 16, '13
    Forum: Canada CRNE / CPNRE Nursing Exams
  14. Number of silly questions about PICC lines
    1. The only PICC lines I've dealt with so far are the ones that are inserted in the AC (proximal to the elbow bent). Is that the only location that they can be found? 2. The policy here in this...
    Dec 5, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. alaris pump: air-in-line alarm.  what's your method of removing air bubbles?
    Just curious how you guys do it? I was watching this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmK8BBMXgcM I do understand the need to use a syringe and attach the syringe to the lower port to...
    Nov 29, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Staying put where I live, study crne, and continue as NA casually .. versus ...
    ...accept (if interviewed and offered) a 1.0 FTE position (GN/RN) that is at a different city (few hrs drive) and relocate, study crne, and work FT? My preceptorship is ending in a few weeks. Any...
    Nov 12, '12
    Forum: Canada CRNE / CPNRE Nursing Exams
  17. PEG tube, PERC, G-tube, J-tube, malecot, feeding tube, X-tube, Z-tube, etc, huh?
    Can someone provide a brief list or summary of what kind of tubes are there and how/where they fall under certain categories? I am in what seems to be a GI surgery unit (but the unit is consider a...
    Nov 9, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. How to draw med from ampules effectively
    Any tips? I've seen people being able to draw almost all of the med up into the syringe and within seconds. I could never get that down properly. Sometimes I would spend about 1 min trying to...
    Oct 23, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  19. first shift of preceptorship: told that my IV priming is wrong
    So are you all saying my past clinical instructors are incompetent and don't know what they were thinking? So who is right or wrong or too anal or giving unecessary steps in this situation? My...
    Oct 14, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. first shift of preceptorship: told that my IV priming is wrong
    Actually I didnt' argue with her. I just said something like "oh..no..didn't know that would be non-sterile" Well, if she happened to be my side when I prime another IV line, should I do it MY...
    Oct 14, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. first shift of preceptorship: told that my IV priming is wrong
    The hospitals in this city use the Alaris pump and this kind of Alaris infusion set: http://www.imed95.com/catalogo/ampliar_foto_main.php?cod=36 Prior to my preceptorship, I've always twist...
    Oct 13, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Hard case for Littmann classic II SE stethoscope
    Is there a hard case that's small and compact that will fit the stethoscope? I would think 3M would make one but they don't.
    Sep 25, '12
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  23. Nurses in Hong Kong...questions
    I am currently in HK and one of the things I am trying to do is find out about the nursing profession here in HK...how is it like, what sort of qualifciations you need, etc. 1. Due to my...
    Jun 14, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Alaris pump: how does it actually only allow secondary line like meds to run?
    Primary infusion such as NS or LR hung lower than secondary line/infusion such as meds. As soon as you set up the secondary infusion and press start, what mechanism does Alaris use to block the...
    Sep 23, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Zofran vial 8mg/4ml.  Question about amount and withdrawing
    This is for IV administration and I'm using Zofran as an example. I only have access to a 3 ml syringe and I need all 8 mg of Zofran to inject into a 50 ml NS IV bag. #1. Can I just, on the...
    Sep 16, '11
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance


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