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  1. I failed out of Nursing School... Appealed and WON!!
    I considered that. But the ASN vs BSN is such a dead horse :(
    Apr 21
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. "The Doctors don't know how to help you."
    A receptionist at your PCP's office said the doctors do not know how to help you? You, the patient?
    Apr 21
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  3. Tell us about a GOOD day at work!
    Not sure I understand? I don't work psych - I do medsurg
    Apr 16
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  4. Metformin IV contast
    I have encountered patients with severe renal impairment after a cath where contrast was given and metformin on board. (I.E. STEMI pt who took metformin that morning) As healthcare professionals...
    Apr 16
    Forum: Radiology Nursing
  5. An RN who isn't good at math?
    Ok so you need stats to graduate the BSN you plan on doing later? Algebra is not required for your ASN? I took stats by itself after I finished my ASN and then started my BSN program. It was...
    Apr 14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. An RN who isn't good at math?
    I don't disagree. I was setting up my answer to the OP in a way a pre-nursing student could understand. A pre-nursing student has no idea of those principles - that takes education and skill. I am...
    Apr 14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. The doctor’s white coat: Attire to retire?
    ROFL!!!!!
    Apr 14
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  8. An RN who isn't good at math?
    IMHO math isn't a "huge" part of nursing. Knowing how to calculate a drip is important but its not statistics or calculus. Nowadays pharmacy calculates everything for you but when in doubt,...
    Apr 13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. Do RN's insert EJ's at your hospital
    Only doctors at my facility. I wouldn't feel comfortable with that. I have used the lower extremities before - we get MD order for that. Rare, usually a last ditch effort before a line. On the...
    Apr 13
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  10. 50 Things New Nurses Need to Know About Calling Doctors and Other Providers
    I want to hand this out to baby nurses!!! #16 - DRIVES me nuts! I refuse.
    Apr 12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  11. Most drips at once
    I start my dream CICU job in a week but when I was in nursing school I had a trauma ICU patient with 8 IV pumps, I'll never forget that sight. Plus 2 chest tubes and a ventric. Sooo many lines!
    Apr 12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  12. Esme Needs Your Prayers
    Sending love!
    Apr 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Metformin IV contast
    Metformin is a nephrotoxic drug and so is IV contrast, both even to a healthy kidney. If metformin is not held before & after IV contrast it can cause AKI, or worse in a patient who already has renal...
    Apr 9
    Forum: Radiology Nursing
  14. The thing that has surprised you the most about nursing...
    I never realized how much of a "safety net" nurses were. Its hard for a lay person (before nursing school) or even a nursing student to understand. We are the last step before a treatment or med...
    Apr 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. How do you shake off the horrible?
    There's a couple patients I still think about sometimes. Especially clinic pts I got to know. I don't think I'll ever be able to shake it... they remind me why I am a nurse. What you are asking...
    Mar 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Not getting charge nurse position
    I agree with this entirely. I was recently the young charge. And an older much more experienced nurse was very upset she didn't get it instead of me. She quite visibly shower her resentment towards...
    Mar 20
    Forum: Nurse Management
  17. CRNA interested in FNP
    That's pretty cool. In what setting do you plan to practice? Have you considered ACNP or a dual program? I plan to do NP one day, most likely South Alabama. I know several graduates from there...
    Mar 20
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  18. CRNA interested in FNP
    I'm just curious, why interested in the change? What did you do before CRNA?
    Mar 19
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  19. IV bolus ordered because pt hypertensive
    IcuRNMaggie & SubSippie had nearly identical thoughts as I did. Hypertension does not always equal hypervolemia. It sounds to me perhaps the patient was septic. I'd correlate to lactic acid,...
    Mar 19
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  20. what is CDL
    Are you sure it wasn't CDI which could stand for clean, dry and intact?
    Mar 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Family member hurt my somewhat fragile new grad confidence
    "You are not a jar of nutella, you cannot please everybody." I really adore that saying. If you provided good patient care, kept your pt stable or as close to stable as possible given his...
    Mar 19
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. Do you rotate patients? HELP
    I don't work in that type of nursing and that sounds ridiculous! How can that come close to providing quality consistent care??
    Mar 19
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  23. Tell us about a GOOD day at work!
    WOW fully charged and HOLDING it's charge. Dinamap charged and has a pulse ox. All of the meds I need are stocked in the room closest to my patient rooms. More than 1 CNA. Patients "due"...
    Mar 19
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  24. Really dumb blood admin question
    We use dual spike.. NS to prime then clamp off, spike blood and prime blood to tip of line. Verify with 2 nurses, flush IV/get baseline VS then start 15min close monitoring with blood going in. We...
    Mar 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Do comfort care patients get oxygen?
    Depends. Keep in mind too that just because oxygen is applied does not mean the lungs are perfusing in a comfort care situation. In certain end stage/MODs situations, the lungs are not capable of...
    Mar 12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety


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