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  1. Your worst nightmare
    Ok, Nursingaround's name should be foolingaroundwithyou all. I don't see any lessons for today in the story and as a PP said, too much info is missing or inferred to really determine what occurred....
    Jul 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. I'm a sexless nurse
    I have to admit, that when I first saw the title to this thread I'M A SEXLESS NURSE, I wanted to say, "Oh you poor dear, I bet you can find SOMEONE to change that". OR, what sex would you like to...
    Jun 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Most Ridiculous Med Order
    I woke a dr up at night once for a Pain med. He ordered atropine, even spelled it slowly for me. I called him right back and asked him if he meant Demerol and he said oh, yeah, what did I order? ...
    Jun 30
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  4. What kind of job can I get with an ADN but no license?
    I am a care coordinator/case manager I have an Associate degree, however, I do have 15 years in hospital and 8 years in LTC experience!
    Jun 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Now THAT'S a lab result
    13 month old with a heart rate per EKG of 345 beats per minute. Digiitized, sent to cardiac, had undiagnoses cardiac issues resulting in corrective surgery. Baby is great now!
    Jun 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Rn: what's your typical daily routine
    first things first! Prioritize. First thing in the am would be glucose monitoring and insulin, then your AM med pass. OR, if it is early enough, maybe some treatments while the resident is still in...
    Jun 23
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  7. This week, I learned..... (6/6/15)
    [QUOTE=Dogen;8537703]I had a patient with an inverted penis. Maybe this will help... I made a peace sign with my fingers, placed them on either side of where his penis should be, and pressed in,...
    Jun 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Mental math very important in nursing?
    with VItal signs it is easier to simply count the pulse or respirs for one minute!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NO MATH NEEDED!!! you can spend 60 seconds with a patient. Even if you did the pulse, the respirs for...
    Jun 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Working with injury
    I worked on a busy med-surg floor with a boot shoe and badly broken 2 toes. It can be done.
    Jun 10
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  10. Hilarious Conversation with a Patient
    I had a sweet confused gentlemen try to "outsmart" the doctor doing his assessment. this is the conversation: Dr. What day of the week is it? PT: a weekday Dr: what month is it? Pt: a summer...
    Jun 4
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  11. Esme Needs Your Prayers
    any updates?? getting worried !!!!!
    Jun 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. I failed my preemployment drug test :/ what now...?
    and unfortunately, even though you are not employed, they CAN and WILL most likely report to the BON that you failed the drug test. Be aware that BONs may not notify you for several weeks to a month...
    May 27
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  13. "Male" nurse?  Le sigh.
    When I hear "femaile doctor" I think of an OBGYN and NOT that the Doctor is female..
    May 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Application for Endorsement
    In New Mexico, I know, they will NOT accept a transfer etc if you are in any disciplinary program. This was true two years ago, so it may have changed.
    May 22
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  15. Managing Patients on the Outside of Hospitals
    Also, no matter what services we offer, it is up to the patient to take part in them or not. Sometimes all the teaching in the worls and all the support in the world isn't going to convince the 28 yr...
    May 18
    Forum: Case Management Nursing
  16. rheumatoid arthritis
    I am aorry to hear of another RA Warrior who is a nurse. Nursing is tough enough on the old body without RA!!! I was not diagnosed until a year ago, but I worked with dx of OA since 1986. For 15...
    May 18
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  17. Legal responsibility to perform CPR?
    Just a word of advice.... if this is your real name, or close to it and your real picture, It is probably best if you change your naem andyour avatar on this site as anyone can read it, even...
    May 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Positive Drug Test
    When I was on Probation doing the testing, etc., I was given a HUGE page of things to avoid that would show up as positives and basically my program stated they didn't care if it was due to...
    May 6
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  19. Do you have AS or USpA?
    I have RA and osteoarthritis and have really bad knees and ankles/feet. I had to give up on floor nursing after 20+ years and moved to Care Coordination, and I love it. When I worked, I took...
    May 6
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  20. Good News!
    YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    May 6
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  21. I failed my preemployment drug test :/ what now...?
    WOW... you gonna CHEAT to get a job..... have to question your character and integrity as a person and a nurse.
    May 1
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  22. That nagging feeling...
    when I was a new LPN, I had a PT , 88 yrs old. around the clock IM demerol. x 3 days. the 4th day, I found her shaving sezures practically continually. Called her dr who told me quiet vigourously...
    Apr 28
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  23. That nagging feeling...
    [QUOTE+ you can have normal labs and still die.[/QUOTE] I always say that when you listen to a heart it doesn't say "lub dub, lub dub, gonna have an MI" Although that would come in nice and...
    Apr 27
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  24. I have vertigo, can I be a nurse?
    I use an electronic stethoscope that works great!! There are several on the market with a variety of price levels! Mine is old enough, I doubt it is still available, but still works great!
    Apr 27
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  25. Black Humour
    On my med-surg floor one dark and stormy night... Oh wait!! That's a tale for another time!! LOL However, one night a patientdied. I was NOT her nurse. Well, the nurse that was taking care of...
    Apr 24
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes


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