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  1. Does anybody know or ever gone thru it?
    If OP is planning on starting a program now, it is likely that she will have to be admitted to a doctoral level program. That is the point. Just because there are Master's Degreed PTs still out...
    Aug 6, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Does anybody know or ever gone thru it?
    Don't think this is true. There are still Master's Degreed PTs out there, as there are RPh's, etc. It looks to me like most accredited programs are now DPT programs. The accrediting body that I...
    Aug 6, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Does anybody know or ever gone thru it?
    APTA | CAPTE Here is a list of accredited programs. All it takes is a simple internet search to find the info you are looking for. It is my understanding that all PTs are now doctorally...
    Aug 6, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. EMLA Cream with Circs
    An older kid or adult? That seems excessive to me too, regardless.
    Aug 6, '10
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  5. Fired After 50, Part IV: A Time to Punt
    OP -- Keep your chin up. It's a hard spot you are in. I get the not making bills thing. My husband had no work for 18 months and is just recently employed again. We, too, managed to not lose...
    Aug 6, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. EMLA Cream with Circs
    I'm not a pedi nurse but I sat in on my son's circ (outpatient at 1 mo, in a clinic). He got a local (I think lidocaine). He cried more from being tied down to the board than the procedure itself,...
    Aug 6, '10
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  7. what are common times to run IV's in ?
    I can't tell you about meds you didn't ask about, but of the ones you did, this is how I do it (per facility guidelines): Mag - 1 gm over 15-20 minutes, 2 gm over 1/2 hour K - 20meq/hour MAX,...
    Aug 6, '10
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  8. how to deal with this intensivist
    I think you should go to management with the concerns you have with this intensivist. It is NEVER acceptable to hang up on another caregiver on the phone. It is NEVER acceptable to not listen to...
    Aug 6, '10
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  9. "I know, I know"
    Are you orienting this person? If you're not, I would stay out of it. She obviously doesn't want help -- at least, she doesn't want help from you. She has her own license. She has the right to...
    Aug 6, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. BLS vs. CPR/AED??
    These terms (BLS/CPR) are often used interchangeably. If you took a CPR for healthcare providers I think you are probably covered. I wouldn't go ahead and take different one unless I was...
    Aug 5, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Are nurses becoming more negative on Allnurses?
    I don't know about more negative either as I haven't been on here all that long. From my experience, the negativity that I have seen comes from 3-4 regular posters only, who seem to be very careful...
    Aug 5, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. How many of you hate your job?
    I'm not sure what hating your job has to do with having/not having a BSN. Care to rephrase? What "job" are you talking about specifically -- bedside nursing, or other areas? I'm not sure what you...
    Aug 5, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Potassium IV solutions
    If what the above poster is true (with you giving 30 mEq of KCL PO = 1200mg), For a K+ of 2.6, getting 30 mEq PO + 40 mEq of IV KCL isn't all that much, especially with normal renal function. It's...
    Aug 4, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Is Dakins still used?
    Good short post, good info. This is what I was thinking all along. There can't be any way that pouring a diluted bleach solution on an open wound is going to help it heal.
    Aug 4, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. RN's, in your opinion, did coming out of school with a BSN really prepare you...
    OP, I see that you are 18. I am assuming you have had no nursing education at all at this point (didn't look at your whole profile, perhaps you are a CNA.) Does ANY entry level nursing program...
    Aug 4, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Blocked people still show up in quotes
    ....in other people's threads. If I block someone, why aren't they totally gone? I don't want to know that they posted (I still get a one line notification that they posted in a thread and that...
    Aug 4, '10
    Forum: How To Use Site
  17. ICU Ratios in the US
    What's a HDU? It is pretty standard in the US that ICU patients are 1:2 these days. There is a post right now on the home page that asks this question as well that you might want to look at (re:...
    Aug 4, '10
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  18. Is Dakins still used?
    Well, I hope she's mixing it sterile. The Dakins website also says that it's only stable for 7 days once opened so I hope she's dumping it after awhile.
    Aug 4, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. staffing
    This is a grey area. We are always arguing about it amongst ourselves. We have a decision tree thingy but it is so old it is pretty much obsolete. I wish we would make a new one. Our 1:1s are...
    Aug 4, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Is Dakins still used?
    Welcome to Century Pharmaceuticals, Inc! --- This is the Dakins site, there is a lot of info in their FAQs. Nope I was wrong. The company says that it can be used for local wound care and is OTC....
    Aug 4, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Is Dakins still used?
    I've seen it ordered for really contaminated wounds. Some of our surgeons like to use is for pseudomonas. It's not ordered often, however. My ICU pulled it from the shelves because it is so rarely...
    Aug 4, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. CCRN Exam
    This info should be on their website. Off the top of my head though, I don't think there is a wait period to retake -- it is however soon you can reschedule the exam (which where I live, isn't that...
    Aug 3, '10
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  23. what would you have done?
    Patient had outpatient surgery. Patient needed to be deemed stable, recovered from anesthesia and sent home. Getting versed means putting the patient back down. It is counterproductive to the...
    Aug 3, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Wrong label on drip..suggestions?
    Oh, and BTW I think it's crap that you it went in your file when you found the levo/neo mixup 30 minutes into your shift as well. Sounds to me like you were the one that identified that error --...
    Aug 2, '10
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  25. Did I Do the Right Thing?
    I think you did a good thing. If your friend was really having a hard time coping, taking her kids for awhile has to relieve some pressure for sure. Giving her some psychiatric resources was...
    Aug 2, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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