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  1. E. Coli outbreak and symptoms
    I was hospitalized a few years ago with a severe gastroenteritis that was related to e.coli (ended up with positive blood cultures). My symptoms started almost 12 hours after eating out.
    Feb 17, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. The good, the bad, and the ugly
    Actually, I have "herd" what a gentleman is. I used the word here with just a wee bit of sarcasm.
    Jan 22, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. The good, the bad, and the ugly
    The good: no falls, no incident reports. The bad: lots of flu, so lots of isolation rooms. The ugly: being told by a totally lucid gentleman, "honey, just scratch my balls a little bit."
    Jan 22, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Preparing for my first day as a Nurse!!
    First of all, congratulations! If it's a med surg/tele floor, get ready to hustle! The shoes and scrubs/hose thing is something you'll have to figure out. I don't wear hose because I am too hot...
    Jan 21, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  5. Hospital approach to influenza
    Currently, our hospital only swabs those symptomatic or exposed to someone that has tested positive. The only exception has been at a residential facility in our town---all residents on Tamiflu and...
    Jan 19, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. witnessing a DNR
    In my institution, an Advanced Directive (being written by a competent, appropriate PATIENT) is witnessed by 2 people when signed. Basically, the witnesses are signing only that they saw the document...
    Dec 14, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. How to choose which PRN blood pressure med
    It sounds like this patient had a life-ending event and nothing you gave or didn't give would've changed that. If I have a situation where there are different PRN meds, I try to look at the whole...
    Oct 18, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  8. New use for Visine???
    Made no sense to me either. But since I work in a rural area with a pretty limited exposure to illegal drugs, I thought I'd ask.
    Sep 25, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  9. New use for Visine???
    Thanks for the link.
    Sep 25, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  10. need advice/help for 2nd hospital interview
    Congrats on the call-back! And good luck!!! I guess that I would not volunteer more than necessary until you actually have the job or an offer. And I wouldn't want to possibly negatively the...
    Sep 23, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. New use for Visine???
    I recently had a young patients who admittedly used many drugs---nicotine, alcohol, marijuana, meth, cocaine. He was admitted and among his belongings was a full bottle of Visine. I asked him what he...
    Sep 23, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  12. Do you give back-rubs and foot baths to your patients?
    I was getting kinda grossed out thinking about doing this with some of my patients...until I saw the NICU part. :-)
    Sep 11, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. Would you do this?
    Thanks to (most of) you who took the time to respond. There were some good points and information. I definitely learned a couple of important things. Hope y'all have a nice day.
    Sep 10, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. 16 interesting facts about nursing around the world!
    That was cool and interesting. Thanks for sharing!
    Sep 10, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Scott & White Nurses???
    Hi there! Which campus is that? Not the big original, is it? Or is that one Memorial...don't know, lol I am in Brenham----med surg
    Sep 10, '12
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  16. Bad things happen in 3's?
    Yes, I know people die. I know it's inevitable that bad things happen. This was just meant to be kinda an informal poll/survey thing to see what people thought. But, thanks anyways.
    Sep 10, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Bad things happen in 3's?
    When I'm charging, the nurse who says anything about the floor being "quiet" gets the next admit! :-)
    Sep 10, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Bad things happen in 3's?
    Do you believe that "bad" things happen in groups of 3's? Deaths, falls, codes, etc? I sure as heck do! Had 2 deaths over the weekend. Wonder if the next one will happen before I go back to work...
    Sep 10, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. To the nurses: What do you want NA to do at night shift?
    I would like: **fresh water at beginning and end of shift **turn every 2 hrs **incontinent care/brief check q 2; offer to toilet confused or unable pts **pass snacks to those who need it, after...
    Sep 10, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. When will being an RN stop sucking?
    As a ADN RN, I am slightly offended. I am a damned good nurse and would put myself up against most BSN's and even MSN's I know. They may have more theory/managerial/whatever education, but doesn't...
    Sep 10, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Going Backwards
    What a difficult situation for you--hate to hear that. I think though, once you're licensed, you are held to that standard. So since you are a RN, you would be held to standards of a RN. I guess...
    Sep 10, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Extreme Lab Values
    That's what I thought--especially with NO bruising, not bleeding much after a fingerstick, etc.
    Sep 10, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Extreme Lab Values
    The lovely lady with the high INR got one dose of Vitamin K and had an INR of 2.7 or 2.8 in a 12 hour follow-up. Haven't seen that only one dose could change it that radically so quickly. Just FYI,...
    Sep 10, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Would you do this?
    Based on your attitude it looks like this nurse who you say does not use her brain will keep her license and/or her job longer than you will. If there are no standing orders, always call the MD. That...
    Sep 10, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Would you do this?
    I left a BIG part of the story out! Guess I shouldn't post until after sleep!! Lol I had talked to the surgeon at the beginning of my shift abput another pt. He asked about the pt. above and said...
    Sep 10, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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