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  1. My favorite med:
    Rocuronium and succs! (Not at the same time of course) ....especially if the patient was annoying that day ....
    Dec 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Short ICU Interview - good or bad?
    Yikes! Take a chill pill OP. That being said you can usually gauge the tone of the interview. In both my nursing interviews, the manager was super friendly and it felt like old friends catching up...
    Nov 28
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  3. I lied...a story of how I outright LIED to patient's family.
    Oh wow! You did a beautiful thing there!!!!
    Nov 19
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  4. Newly paced ileostomy with wound dehiscence
    You need to send the patient out to the ED ASAP!!!! They need surgery and/or better wound management- that wound will never heal otherwise and you (and the facility) are opening yourselves up to...
    Nov 17
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  5. "I need to eat, I'm a diabetic!"
    I see this was directed at me. You do not know me, therefore you have no idea as to my level of understanding on any topic. I am entitled to my opinion as you are to yours. And I am sure we can all...
    Nov 15
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. Nursing standard
    Yesterday I had a last semester student nurse follow me for the morning... She passed a couple of oral medications under my watchful eye, then her instructor came up to guide her through giving an IV...
    Nov 15
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  7. "I need to eat, I'm a diabetic!"
    I took a very intense Diabetes education class (20 hrs over 2 days) and gained an in depth understanding of the disease process.... However..... the person with BG in the 200's is not going to die...
    Nov 15
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. Over Achievers Unite!
    the line is crossed when someone just will not be quiet in class after the instructor addresses their concern/comment/observation. I remember in nursing school, this lady would quote obscure...
    Nov 13
    Forum: Online Nursing Schools & Colleges
  9. Would you ever ask another nurse to give your pt a suppository?
    I think you may be over reacting. It's not like she asked you to give an enema, insert a rectal tube or manually dis impact the patient. Suppositories go in in ~1 second .
    Nov 13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. I never would have thought of that...
    I just learned about this the other day! after a complete bed change/ patient all fluffed and buffed, RT drew a blood gas and got some spots of blood on the sheet! (i have slight issues when i get my...
    Nov 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. I never would have thought of that...
    Gah! too many threads beating dead horses on this forum right now.(cough...nety...cough).. So, i am going to beat a FUN dead horse! Lets get started! Tips/ Tricks/Hacks for getting through your...
    Nov 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Nurses Eating Their Young is NOT Okay
    :yawn: ..
    Nov 12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. Fix me NOW (but on my terms or I'll leave AMA)
    The funnest thing for me was actually handing them the AMA form (in record time i'll have you know) and watching their mouth drop open. and the ensuing phone calls to their friend/ride/family that "...
    Nov 11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  14. Still Raw: Six months after graduation, five months after employment
    Great post! Great attitude, you will go far!
    Nov 10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  15. Have you noticed...
    You are kidding! nurses can actually eat their young? wow! what a new and very interesting topic :sneaky:
    Nov 10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. Most drips at once
    Levo vaso amiodarone octreotide ivf heparin insulin Amicar propofol fentanyl
    Nov 10
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  17. New nurse and feeling discouraged by older nurses?
    I think you need to take control of your practice. at almost 4 months in, there is NO excuse not to know why a patient is on a particular medication (seriously, you don't know why they are on a...
    Nov 10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. Report: is it too much to ask.....
    i agree 100% and is it too much to ask that the room not be left like a tornado ran through it or that the patient is not laying on blood soaked sheets that you covered with a chux or that the...
    Nov 9
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. MICU vs SICU
    i'm biased, our MICU is all Pneumonia/RF and ARDS. SICU is where all the action is! If you want crazy sick patients w/ drains out of every orifice, tubed/ titrating meds (pt on 8-15 drips at a time),...
    Nov 9
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  20. What can you tolerate the least?
    Fistula juice... It's like vomit on crack!! ( as in ECF)
    Nov 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Port protectors and scrub the hub
    EBP has proved that the caps (curos in this case) do help prevent CLABSI. (My unit has less than 1% CLABSI rate)
    Nov 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Studer Group "Bedside Shift Report SM"
    Urgh! I hated the mini consultations during bedside report with the families chiming in and contradicting everything! Thank goodness for ICU where we kick out the families and can give a nice...
    Nov 7
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  23. PICC line contraindications
    Good list. Also, in cases where an ESRD patient needs long term abx, consider a med port :)
    Nov 6
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  24. What About Post-Op Bathing?
    If he could recline on a chair, then the basin/warm water and wipes could suffice. He could get his "area's" and get help with his back. (this is what we used to do when i worked medsurg) also, I...
    Nov 2
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. Question on reacting to tachycardic afib
    My 2 cents: I absolutely hold medications and THEN inform the provider. As a nurse, you are an educated individual who should understand medication implications/side effects and know when it is...
    Nov 2
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing


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