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  1. Working for an agency and training
    Is this for Hyqvia training per chance.Our independent contractors are required to competent in the IV therapies we provide and they are paid when we have meeting and any and all training on line....
    Nov 19
    Forum: Agency Nurses
  2. Infection control
    Add do not share drinks which I found to be very common. I went through hell with my daughter as she was constantly ill with bronchitis and other infections and viruses from K-8 that would take her...
    Nov 9
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  3. bleeding from IV site with patient on blood thinners
    The leaking IV site should have been pulled and pressure held until bleeding stopped. A new IV should have been started above that site if you must use the same arm.Use a small catheter and try to...
    Nov 9
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  4. CA ICU staffing guidelines
    Are you taking about for the entire shift or just break relief so ratios can be maintained. The law in California pertains to ratios and it is 2 to 1 in ICU which must be maintained at all times. It...
    Nov 8
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  5. Devastated on First Write Up
    The fact that the manager needs to meet with you again and asked you to bring in a union rep makes me suspicious that they want to write you up for the mistake. The punitive nature of nursing has...
    Nov 8
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  6. Article about Joan Rivers doctor - many patients identified
    Those patients chose to disclose was my take. It is similar to celebrities disclosing their illnesses to the public. Many who do this also will serve as spokespersons for disease research and...
    Nov 7
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  7. PICC line flushing question
    I agree with IVRUS DO IT! :yes: If you are using any CVC you are responsible for doing a complete assessment. One piece of that is checking for a brisk blood return in every lumen.If you are...
    Nov 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Port protectors and scrub the hub
    You can trust what both Curos and Swabcap tell you for each product as long as you follow their IFUs. They are super saturated. Pick one out and you will see. When you take the port protector off...
    Nov 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Studer Group "Bedside Shift Report SM"
    You know how are nurses got around it?.They do it outside the room to start.ehere the patient and family cant' see fir the most part. Then they do go in together and the incoming nurse is introduced...
    Nov 7
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  10. PORTS
    The volume of the portal chamber is going to vary based on the brand and the profile of the port. The profiles come in low, medium and high for most manufactures and the low to medium seem to be the...
    Oct 31
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  11. PICC lines
    You need do perform a complete assessment your PICC line or any CVC the patient may have.Part of that assessment is to verify that you have an adequate blood return and that it flushes easily...
    Oct 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Tired but would like to work
    Bioidentical hormone replacement is the ONLY thing that helped. I even had to add some progesterone and a bit of testosterone. It made a huge difference in my life as ND happiness as I did not even...
    Oct 24
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  13. Esme Needs Your Prayers and Well Wishes
    I am sending prayers your way ESME..rest and get better
    Oct 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. IV compatibility question
    Yes ......if is is compatible with NS it is compatible with 1/2 NS. NS has 154 meq/L sodium and 154 mEq/L of chloride and 1/2 NS has 77 mEq/L of both sodium and chloride. The normal plasma level ...
    Oct 4
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  15. Why can't a resident read a TB test?
    Yes that is not unusual. I am a certified placer and reader.Employees are so happy when they find me and I can do it for them.
    Oct 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. IV tubing port selection for Y-site
    If you really need to need to add another primary IVF or drip just use a micro double or triple ext set that is added directly to the catheter. You can even add it even there is a dsg in place just...
    Sep 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Work ALLOWS Patient Favoritism
    That's the way life is. You are not giving substandard care once you other patients get there are you? You would not withhold urgent life saving treatment if they were both in front of you and the...
    Sep 25
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. Don't tell the manager about your second job
    Did not mean to sound harsh but will my first employer (primary one) help me pay my mortgage if I am short? If not then it so none of their businesses as long as I am a law abiding tax-paying...
    Sep 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Exhausted
    Everyone gets it where I work even the RTs. I think you just keep going and going to get through your shifts not realizing the physical, emotional and often spiritual toll it takes. Just plan for it...
    Sep 24
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  20. Sweet Ease
    But you are only using it for medical procedures since the sucrose is thought to activate the endogenous opioid system and reduce the pain of the procedure. It is not like it is a lifestyle choice...
    Sep 24
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  21. therapeutic phlebotomy
    Yes ..please do so and let me know if it works better you can also just loosen the tourniquet too (if vein is big enough). You can always just tie it after you gain access into the vein. You can...
    Sep 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Butterflies
    I think people are getting confused. There are many IV catheters that are designed with wings that are catheter over needle devices (CON). The wings can serve two functions..they can assist with...
    Sep 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Don't tell the manager about your second job
    I have two jobs and while I do not make it a pain for either employer it is my right to do so. I could care less what they think. I pay my bills!
    Sep 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. therapeutic phlebotomy
    You may not have a choice of the needle size that you use because many of the doner kits/therapeutic phlebotomy transfer kits or blood doner kits have a large gauge needle (12 or 14 ) that you cannot...
    Sep 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Low Morale
    They have done lots of studies on workers and in work places in general, You would think that employees would want more money as their number one thing to make them happier....but....NO..:yes:..that...
    Sep 9
    Forum: Emergency Nursing


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