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  1. 4 : 1 nurse patient ratio for med surg???
    WOW!! on a regular night it was 4 Rn's on my unit with7- 8 pt's. each and at times 9 on really short nights one or two of us had 10 the other 2 had 9... (depending on the census.)..generally 2...
    May 28, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Career ending mistakes?
    First let me say that i've had 80 year olds that are like magicians and can get out of a posey vest or wrist restraints in a heartbeat!!As nurses we do our best to keep our patients safe and...
    May 28, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Treatment for Infiltrated IV's
    I generally immediately remove the iv, elevate the limb and apply warm compress.
    May 28, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Is there ANY department in nursing that I can avoid cleaning up poo?
    LOL LOL not only is there no nursing dept. thatI know of that doesn't deal with poo you will be dealing with poo as a student and for sure as a nurse..It is a misconception that only cna's do all the...
    May 28, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Considering Home Care Nursing
    Thank you..
    May 28, '08
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  6. I hate the NCLEX-RN Exam
    sorry to hear about your test hope this helps..remember you must choose the best answer..two of the answers may be what you are going to do.. but you must think as the nurse what will you do...
    May 23, '08
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  7. Reprimanded for NOT giving IV Push Medicine
    You did the right thing for refusing..at my facility in order to push anything iv from lasix to ativan the RN has to take a special class and pass.. The nurses who didn't yet take the class call the...
    May 23, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. How long is a spiked IV bag good?
    To clarify my response(I didn't read the ques..fully) I have never seen a facility do what you are describing that they do for a flush!!!I strongly suggest that you do not do that..You never want to...
    May 23, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. How long is a spiked IV bag good?
    A spiked IV bag must be changed every 24hours..the tubing is usually good for 72 hours...
    May 23, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Things you'd LOVE to be able to tell patients, and get away with it.
    Oh yeah and this is for the patient who is ambulatory but is lazy at night and rings the call bell for his "nurse"... empty your own freakin urinal!! I am not your maid!!! and family members...
    May 23, '08
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. Things you'd LOVE to be able to tell patients, and get away with it.
    If you ring that call bell one more time I will break your fingers!! No we don't have any more juice go to sleep the damn kitchen is closed!! Stop bending your damn arm thats why the machine...
    May 23, '08
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. Survey: Are your staff meetings productive?
    Heck no!! My nurse manager seems to only push her agenda..or tell us what we need to work on...I remember being told you guys are doing a great job I think once or twice..As soon as we start to...
    May 23, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. How would you make inpatient rooms better?
    LIGHT LIGHT LIGHT please!!!!! I am tired of squinting or having to disturb the other patient in the room and turn on all the lights in order to start an iv at night!!!!!:banghead:
    May 23, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. How did you react to your first code?
    My first code was actually a lil traumatic because the patient became unresponsive basically with no warning...it can happen ,talking one minute gone the next.. I participated by handing the Dr. what...
    May 23, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. 75 Questions on NCLEX, pass or fail?
    New grads don't worry...I have seen both ends of the spectrum... I passed the first time and I had more than 75 questions..My girlfriend failed and had less questions than I did..I can't remember...
    May 23, '08
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  16. Do Nurses Eat Their Young?
    In addition to my original reply of yes I agree with the fact that nurses eat their young.. I want to clarify..I don't think young reflects age I think it refers to experience ..where I worked it...
    May 23, '08
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. What's your favorite pair of nursing shoes?
    Hi fellow nurses I think easy spirit clogs rule!!! I tried a pair and thats the only type of clog i wear.. They are soooooooo comfortable.. I can have a rough night and I go home and my feet don't...
    May 23, '08
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  18. nights
    welcome to all nurses, I worked the 12 hr night shift for 4 years and my best advice to you is to make sure you get your rest. It is very difficult when you have young children and you work nights....
    May 23, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. New to HH Nursing
    Thanks everyone..
    May 5, '08
    Forum: Introductions / Greetings
  20. Do Nurses Eat Their Young?
    I do agree that nurses eat their young. I don't think all nurses do it, because when I was a new grad I had a few nurses senior to me that were great resources and always wanted to teach me...
    Apr 29, '08
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. Do Day Nurses Really Feel that Night Nurses Do Nothing All Night?
    I have been a night nurse for 4 years on a med- surg floor 12hr shifts..and for some reason there is the misconception that night nurses have it easier.. and that patients sleep nice and quiet all...
    Apr 29, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. New to HH Nursing
    Hello everyone, I am a med surg nurse of 4 years, and I am making the transition into homecare in June. I am looking for a change of pace from the 12 hr nights that I have been working..I find that I...
    Apr 29, '08
    Forum: Introductions / Greetings
  23. Considering Home Care Nursing
    Hello everyone, I am a med-surg nurse who is about to transition into homecare.. After 4 years of 12 hr night shifts I needed a change..I was becoming physically exhausted,and burnt out, and I...
    Apr 28, '08
    Forum: Home Health Nursing


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