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  1. CTICU Orientee With Tons of Questions
    ...and then the lines will all magically self-tangle into a web of hell within minutes of leaving the room!
    Mar 2
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  2. CTICU Orientee With Tons of Questions
    I always have a second person to assist with tube/line management when transferring a pt from bed/chair/bed. I can't assist with the transfer AND manage all the lines, chest tubes, foley, whatevers-...
    Mar 1
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  3. Things you'd LOVE to tell coworkers...and get away with it!
    Please stay out of my room. Don't look at my pumps or fiddle with my lines. Things are fine, leave me be!
    Feb 14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. Stupid Nurse Tricks (Or How To Look Incredibly Stupid)
    You win!
    Feb 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Stupid Nurse Tricks (Or How To Look Incredibly Stupid)
    I've done this more times than I'd like to admit. One shift, the patient actually started wincing and flinching each time I'd go for the tube- I had sprayed us both multiple times!
    Feb 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Stupid Nurse Tricks (Or How To Look Incredibly Stupid)
    My nose dripped on a patient's toe once. So glad they were sedated and that there was no one else in the room!
    Feb 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Stupid Nurse Tricks (Or How To Look Incredibly Stupid)
    Flushing the rectal tube of a patient with cdif. Didn't screw syringe on fully. Spray all over the face, mouth, eyes.
    Feb 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Stupid Nurse Tricks (Or How To Look Incredibly Stupid)
    This is not how you draw up a med. Attach needle to syringe, uncap needle, swiftly stab needle into finger. (I wasn't even holding the med vial..)
    Feb 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Stupid Nurse Tricks (Or How To Look Incredibly Stupid)
    Plus, by reading these posts, maybe you'll avoid these same mistakes. You'll just make your own, unique flub! ;0)
    Feb 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Stupid Nurse Tricks (Or How To Look Incredibly Stupid)
    This. Why do I do this, like always?! I'll blame the adrenaline.
    Feb 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. The Shenanigans Involved With Scripting
    My schtick is eerily similar. I think that it makes the patient feel more secure and confident in the care they are receiving. Also gives a brief outline on how the next 12hrs are going to go down. ...
    Jan 25
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. Electronic cigarettes (E-cigs)
    Totally off topic...but, in reading the first link, who puts out fires with salt? How much salt is needed to extinguish fire? Who has enough salt at hand to use it to fight fires? I'm so confused.
    Oct 30, '13
    Forum: Patient Education
  13. Couldn't believe he did this...
    I could care less about calling the manager. Why wasn't the PHYSICIAN notified? The MD should have been called immediately! A cupful of meds intended for another resident could have caused all...
    Oct 9, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Transfer medication reconciliation process
    Whoops- double post
    Sep 11, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Transfer medication reconciliation process
    MunoRN, Like yours, my facility requires med rec whenever patients are transferred to another unit. I believe that this practice was a recommendation put out by the Institute of Medicine- one...
    Sep 11, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. ER nurses not calling report anymore...
    I see the validity of med Rec being completed with each transfer- within the same hospital. Med Rec will hopefully stop an anxious (non-vented) pt from getting that propofol infusion on the floor. ...
    Sep 11, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  17. Why do nurses clean off their shoes at work?
    I take my shoes off in the garage as well. Prior to this though, I wear the gnar shoes in the car to drive home... I wonder how much gnar is in my car? Then I wear normal non-gnar shoes, and they...
    Sep 4, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Standing up to my charge nurse prevented a mistake
    I think I addressed this very thing on page 1.
    Aug 8, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  19. Standing up to my charge nurse prevented a mistake
    The last paragraph. Barrel diameter is what determines pressure. So the SMALLER the barrel- the greater the pressure. Correct me if I'm wrong, but it's my understanding that one must use at...
    Aug 8, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  20. Standing up to my charge nurse prevented a mistake
    Then you say "I'm sorry, but I can't. I'm calling the doc right now to see where he wants to go from here" your charge shouldn't yell- it sounds like neither of your were really communicating...
    Aug 7, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  21. Standing up to my charge nurse prevented a mistake
    You came to your charge with a problem but didn't have a possible solution. Think of SBAR. This is what I need/old orders say not to use line/patient looks like she's having an MI/perhaps I can...
    Aug 7, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  22. Standing up to my charge nurse prevented a mistake
    But you also said that it won't work- the sample would be wrecked and in would put your patient at risk for an emboli. Why would you suggest that she draw from the line if you believed that these...
    Aug 7, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  23. Standing up to my charge nurse prevented a mistake
    I believe that you can draw from a midline. it shouldn't be used as the sole source of routine draws- but you can draw from a midline. If you google "drawing blood from a midline" a bevy of sites...
    Aug 7, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  24. Standing up to my charge nurse prevented a mistake
    I'm a newish nurse as well. I find that I learn so much from reflection/ what could I have / what should I have done. there's a silver lining to this crappy encounter- a major learning experience...
    Aug 7, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  25. Standing up to my charge nurse prevented a mistake
    Ah...yeah then there's that. I've been there. "We'll just do this." Uh, I'm not comfortable with that without talking to the doc- but you're more then welcome too" *crickets* "Call the doc" ...
    Aug 7, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety


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