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  1. EBP in Home Health/Hospice
    Love GrnTea's suggestion and it's certainly the best first step. I would also suggest checking out the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association. Professional organizations are great resources for...
    Jul 11
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  2. Need help with careplan
    A nurse who is much smarter than me told me that the elderly are like babies--neither group compensates well and both have initial presentations that are very different from the healthy young adult....
    Jun 22
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  3. Case Study #2
    Ischemia takes hours to show up after the initial infarct. The initial CT may show no abnormalities.
    Jun 21
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  4. Case Study #2
    I want others to explain. I'm that annoying nurse who asks students for rationale. ;)
    Jun 20
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  5. Case Study #2
    Why are we doing the labs ya'll suggested?
    Jun 19
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  6. Real life examples ; Roles of a nurse
    That's a fairly tough assignment for a pre nursing student. When you mention a nurse cleaning wounds as a provider, I think you're on track. To me, providers do stuff. Nurses do a variety of...
    Jun 19
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  7. Would you take a $3 hr pay decrease for better ratios and working conditions?
    My initial instinct is yes, but what's preventing management from slowly inching back to the (sub) standard conditions?
    Jun 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Prioritizing Nursing Diagnosis
    Good! Now grab your NANDA book and make sure your diagnoses are in it. I know risk for PE isn't one. I imagine there's a nursing way to say it. Make sure to look at the defining characteristics for...
    Jun 18
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  9. Prioritizing Nursing Diagnosis
    Use Maslow's hierarchy to help you prioritize. In the ER you get the highest priority if you have a life or limb threat. EDIT: I think you're missing some important risk diagnoses. I don't have...
    Jun 18
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  10. How is ER charting different than floor?
    I don't chart care plans. I chart my initial assessment, reassessments per floor policy, reassessments when change in condition is noted, interventions and discharge instructions. This could be...
    Jun 17
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  11. Real life examples ; Roles of a nurse
    Tell me about what you think of when you read provider. Next, tell me what you think of when you read manager. Seriously, write this down before you go futher. Now think about what you have seen...
    Jun 17
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  12. Determining HR on strip (NCLEX)
    I'm lazy so I count the number of complete QRS complexes in a 6 second strip and multiply by 10. You can measure the number of large boxes between the same part of consecutive complexes (say between...
    Jun 17
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  13. Trouble with relating medical dx to nursing dx
    So this might be part of the care plan :)
    Jun 17
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  14. Trouble with relating medical dx to nursing dx
    What did your assessment show? What did the nurse spend most of her time doing with the patient? Why is the patient hospitalized and not getting antibiotics via PICC at home?
    Jun 16
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  15. Trouble Choosing a Capstone
    If you like sick kiddos, don't underestimate the value of an ICU or ER rotation. The ER sees every age group, including pediatrics (unless you have a children's hospital in the area, which I doubt...
    Jun 11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. CSICU same as CVICU? Interview HELP!
    When my MIL had cardiac surgery, the hospital she was in had a cardiac surgery ICU and a separate cardiac ICU. One took all the surgical patients (CABG, valve replacements) and the other took...
    May 28
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  17. OB question!! Help please!
    I'm an ER nurse, not an OB nurse. I have a few accidental catches and several late miscarriages under my belt, however. I would be VERY concerned about hypotension in a postpartum mom as she should...
    May 25
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  18. High WBCs with acute GI bleed?
    I think you're doing a fantastic job with this case. He may well have only vomited once, especially with the NSAID use. Most of the Mallory Weiss tears I've seen as a ER nurse have been in...
    May 24
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  19. High WBCs with acute GI bleed?
    His WBC was likely elevated from gastritis (vomiting that causes a tear is rarely a one time thing) and/or stress response/inflammatory changes from the body reparing the tear. It's not the bleed so...
    May 24
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  20. OB question!! Help please!
    What are you concerned about in the postpartum patient? What assessment findings are consistent with this concern? How do those assessment findings compare to the information provided in the...
    May 24
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  21. i need a nursing dx for non-compliance
    I know this is probably late but for future students: So tell us more about your patient. I see he is diaphoretic, tachycardic and tachypenic. What did your abdominal assessment reveal? What did the...
    May 24
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  22. HELP!! Nursing diagnosis for PostPartum mom
    How is her interaction with baby? How is her interaction with family?
    May 24
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  23. High WBCs with acute GI bleed?
    A doc once told me viral illnesses raise WBCs higher than most bacterial infections. I don't have any evidence for this, so take it with a grain (or a shaker) of salt. Like Esme said, don't...
    May 24
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  24. RN's in the ED
    I think you need to shadow some nurses and midlevels in the ER. Even at the busy trauma hospitals, trauma is VERY far from the majority of patients. I've heard the busiest trauma ER in the country is...
    May 13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  25. Difference in NP & PA roles in the ED
    In the two hospitals I've worked at, the NPs and PAs are used the same. At the trauma center, the midlevels weren't allowed out of urgent care. At the community hospital, they see non dying patients...
    May 9
    Forum: Emergency Nursing


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