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  1. ACLS In outpt HDUs??
    It isn't required at my clinic. Our crash cart doesn't even have ACLS meds on it.
    Jan 11, '11
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  2. what is the difference between AVF and patient 's own vascular ?
    babykitty - you work in a dialysis clinic that allows you to cannulate and perform dialysis through a native vein? I wouldn't think any of the major dialysis providers would have a policy like that.
    Jan 3, '11
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  3. bfr return rate for hypotensive episode
    A. the tech shouldn't have done anything except turn the pt to her side to allow her to vomit without your instruction. B. look up your policy on BFR with catheters. I'm pretty sure it's...
    Sep 24, '09
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  4. How often do you draw Troponins at your hospital?
    My experience has been either 6 or 8 hours, usually in sets of 3. I've never had them ordered every 3.
    Aug 28, '09
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  5. the correct way to Sunction
    NT suctioning definitely requires skill! Performing it incorrectly or unnecessarily can cause considerable harm and distress to your patient. Please read up on the technique or ask your facility's...
    Aug 18, '09
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  6. Rhythm Analysis
    Give yourself some time. If you have some good monitor techs, learn from them - they've seen everything!
    Aug 1, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Shift Assignments - Who bugs you the most?
    Hey! What's wrong with the "Mellow Drifter?" When I worked resource pool, I always tried to be that. Maybe you're misinterpreting the "she will make you feel like she doesn't care what you...
    Jul 23, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Wearing masks
    Geez, calm down...no need to get yourself so worked up and defensive. If you feel like you need to wear a mask because you can't deal with odors, be my guest. I still think it's unprofessional, and...
    Jul 20, '09
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  9. Wearing masks
    Sorry, Mochabean, I just totally disagree. I've seen and smelled some really, really bad stuff - and never seen a team of health care providers wear masks because of any "intolerable" smell. As...
    Jul 19, '09
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  10. Wearing masks
    I have never worn a mask because of odor. I have never made a patient feel bad because of something they have absolutely no control over. Yeah, stuff stinks. And there are even worse things than...
    Jul 18, '09
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  11. Wearing masks
    Maybe you should find another line of work if you can't deal with the smells of health care. Believe me, there are much worse smells and sights than a soaked diaper.
    Jul 17, '09
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  12. incontinent NH pts
    Kind of an unnecessary comment. Have you ever worked in an outpatient HD unit? If you had, you would understand the frustration of having an incontinent patient in a RECLINER who probably cannot...
    Jul 13, '09
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  13. Please define "bedside" Nursing.
    I'd add in office/clinic nursing, possibly dialysis, school nursing, home health, case management... Most nursing jobs do involve "direct" patient care, in other words, "having contact with...
    Jun 20, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. What would you have said to this CNA
    I'm not sure how a short note with a few tasks is improper delegating. I receive written orders all day from doctors, I can't just not do them because I feel that I was treated unfairly. It doesn't...
    Jun 17, '09
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. Why did I go to school to be a nurse?
    (((((((JB2007))))))) I'm sorry. Sometimes I wish I had gone into archeology. I have felt like I was banging my head against a wall for most of the 9 years I've been nursing.
    Jun 16, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Be Careful Who You Trust - Nurses Included
    I'm just not sure what to think of this story except that I think it unfairly draws negative attention to "travel" nurses. Being a travel nurse does not make one any more likely to be a criminal or...
    Jun 16, '09
    Forum: Nursing News
  17. What would you have said to this CNA
    Saude - Please don't be so hostile and defensive. The thread has nothing to do with time management. That could be a new thread that you could start since you feel so passionately about the...
    Jun 16, '09
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. Boy, Did I Feel Stupid!
    Yep, the joys of working nights and being totally screwed up in the sleep department. I never had anything THAT dramatic (:D) happen, but I did wake up totally confused many times - thinking I had...
    Jun 16, '09
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  19. What would you have said to this CNA
    No, the point is that the CNA behaved inappropriately. And that the OP did nothing to bring it on herself by "being too busy to take a pee break." I take exception to the tone of the bolded portion...
    Jun 12, '09
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. no more NS at chairside!
    I`m glad you guys did well in your inspection! It just baffles me that these state surveyors don`t know even what they are looking at. That`s like me going into a machine shop and making up rules...
    Jun 12, '09
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  21. no more NS at chairside!
    OMG. Where do they FIND these people? Do they even really know what they`re talking about???
    Jun 12, '09
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  22. What would you have said to this CNA
    Did I miss something? Since when does it matter WHY the OP left the floor for a few minutes on a break? The POINT is that she left instructions for the CNA to perform a couple very simple tasks...
    Jun 12, '09
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. patient consent issues
    I guess I'm just so disheartened because I've seen such disregard for individual wishes. I've seen such disregard for the need for pain relief. Or, I should say, patients with extensive...
    Jun 10, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. patient consent issues
    The downside is, that once narcotics are introduced, "incompetency" can be claimed.
    Jun 10, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. patient consent issues
    When I worked ICU, we had a patient who basically had a dead body but a living brain who constantly asked (he mouthed words since he was vented) to be allowed to die. This was a previously very...
    Jun 10, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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