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  1. All Men Shift
    I've had a couple of occasions where all the nurses and techs in a given area of the ER were dudes. We had to reach out for a female chaperone if we had a pelvic exam.
    Sep 16
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  2. So how does it feel like to be a male nurse
    It feels like fighting a bear and beating him.
    Sep 11
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  3. Student Nurse with a poop problem
    Let's just say it worked..
    Sep 11
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  4. Male patient refuses Female Nurse
    I'm not offended, but I think there is a place where things like this come up against necessity and when it comes to saving lives, every one needs to put on their adult trousers and get to work,...
    Sep 11
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  5. From construction to nursing, has it been done?
    I worked in construction years ago... Then sales... Now I'm an RN... It's worked out well for me.
    Sep 9
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  6. Male patient refuses Female Nurse
    It is reasonable to honor the sensitivities of any patient with regard to gender issues, when they can be accommodated. When they cannot, it should be explained. When they cannot be accommodated,...
    Sep 9
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  7. Student Nurse with a poop problem
    Remind me to tell you about the time I gave a constipated colostomy patient an enema...
    Sep 9
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  8. Student Nurse with a poop problem
    So many things I thought I couldn't handle when I was a student and when I was just starting out as a nurse... I do all of them pretty regularly now. Poop? Vomit? Urine? Blood? Bronchial...
    Sep 9
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  9. New Grad - OK to start with PH with no clinical experience?
    If public health nursing involves teaching, I am very excited to be starting it. I have always loved helping people navigate healthcare and understand things. I've been a nurse for two years. I...
    Sep 7
    Forum: Public / Community Health Nursing
  10. Taking PHN position
    I've been working in the ER for a year. I won't go into detail but the job may just not be a fit for me. I can do the work, and it's exciting and interesting, but if nursing is a process of clinical...
    Sep 5
    Forum: Public / Community Health Nursing
  11. PICC line blood draw
    I usually waste more than I flush. Flushing is for line clearing and patency, so I can't really see the point of a policy of flushing with 10 or more, but I am certainly willing to be educated on it....
    Nov 18, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Antibiotic initiation/effectiveness
    There's no way to have known this was coming. Sepsis can "gallop" on an elderly patient, but it doesn't usually. There doesn't seem to have been any indication that she was moribund. She came from...
    Nov 18, '13
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  13. What was the MOST ridiculous thing a patient came to the ER for?
    Had a girl come in the other night with a tooth ache. No big deal, I get it...the likelihood of getting an oral surgeon on a Sunday morning is nil, but we can give ABX and pain control. Tooth aches...
    Nov 11, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  14. Question about IV therapy
    All giving them a hypertonic solution would do is draw fluid back into the intravascular space, possibly correcting a hypovolemic state, but it would do nothing for their hemoglobin and in fact might...
    Nov 11, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  15. Medication tidbits an ER nurse should always know
    But I feel like I've derailed the thread with my rant. Sorry about that folks. I yield.
    Oct 23, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  16. Medication tidbits an ER nurse should always know
    Ok, but how do we know that? If pain "what the patient says it is" and if people living with chronic pain are able to sleep with it except when it flares into breakthrough and otherwise might not...
    Oct 23, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  17. Medication tidbits an ER nurse should always know
    But more directly to your case, why deny the pt what they want? If they have a high tolerance to opioids it's unlikely that 1mg of dilaudid is going to do much for them. Certainly not as much as for...
    Oct 23, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  18. Medication tidbits an ER nurse should always know
    I think sometimes patients get caught up in a cycle which ends up generating narcotic dependency and we are as at fault for this as they are. Let's say they get a spinal fusion which never really...
    Oct 23, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  19. Medication tidbits an ER nurse should always know
    I read up on the hypotensive effects of dilaudid and they're actually negligible except with chronic use. I did this after a patient died on me.
    Oct 22, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  20. Medication tidbits an ER nurse should always know
    I only dilute dilaudid for opioid naive patients. For those with chronic pain and high tolerance I push it hard and fast and I always flush. They appreciate it.
    Oct 22, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  21. Medication tidbits an ER nurse should always know
    The problem with hydralazine, Brainkandy, is that it's unpredictable, for every ten patients it works for, there are two or three for whom is either does very little or does too much. That said, I...
    Oct 22, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  22. What was the MOST ridiculous thing a patient came to the ER for?
    Had a guy come in, said he had a fever of 99 degrees F, but what really made him come in was that he was having bad dreams.
    Oct 22, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  23. Emergency Room Skills
    Pretty new to the ED but so far I've had a lot of success in calming patients down. Usually all it takes is an open handed explanation of what's going on.
    Oct 22, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  24. Any good "nurse" shows on tv?  Netflix?
    Grey's Anatomy is ridiculous. Not only do they degrade RNs, the RNs don't do anything. Pt needs to be ambulated? A doc does it. Pt needs meds, a doc gives them. Basically, everything RNs do every day...
    Oct 5, '13
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  25. Why do Nurses tell students to go BSN??
    I got my BSN mostly on loans, but with a few grants and scholarships, as well as a decent veteran's discount. The program was a private "ground up" 8 semester deal including prereqs. Credit hours...
    Sep 7, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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