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  1. "Male" nurse?  Le sigh.
    :roflmao: Considering that women still DOMINATE nursing leadership what do you want me to say? Stop discriminating against yourself? I'm just trying to survive in a career built by women, for...
    May 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Best evidence-based practices
    First of all I would like to apologize for that educator's behavior, that person is a poor representative of the vascular access community and the medical industry at large. Some of the best vascular...
    May 20
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  3. "Male" nurse?  Le sigh.
    As a male I can understand some of the sexist issues males in nursing face but personally I am not too upset by it. To be fair, we only represent 10% of the nursing profession where women make up...
    May 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Picc line resistance and bleeding
    There are many potential causes for a sluggish PICC. One of the potential issues is a malpositioned catheter, where the catheter will move out of the ideal position within the superior vena cava....
    May 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. NO continuing ed requirement??
    You win the internet for most random question. A LARGE part of paper writing is not about the actual topic, most instructors could not care a single bit what you write on. The things that they...
    May 18
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  6. Flushing with Sterile Water
    What I would suggest to minimize the risk of cross contamination is to have a single dedicated person draw up several flushes at a single time, kept in the refrigerator if available, and discard them...
    May 18
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  7. Want to get IV certification
    There are certifications and certificates. Certifications are earned titles that demonstrate a certain level of knowledge and experience in a given specialty area. These are trademarked titles that...
    May 18
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  8. Can you succeed in BSN programs without Chemisty?
    You do not have to be great at chemistry to be a great nurse but it is really very helpful to at least take a college level chemistry. Even if you struggle through it, to at least get an...
    May 16
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  9. Respiratory Therapist in Massachusetts
    Make VERY certain you want to be a RT. A RN can do EVERYTHING a RT can but a RT cannot do MOST of what a RN can. Also, in most states there is a very significant pay difference, RTs usually...
    May 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. NO continuing ed requirement??
    When the board looked at what kind of requirements for licensure they wanted it was felt that active practice was the #1 most important aspect of maintaining one's skills. CEs can definitely help...
    May 15
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  11. Lowest turnover specialty
    Any specialty that requires a highly specific and unique set of skills will have low turn-over, like the OR. How does circulating translate to being a med-surg nurse? It really doesn't. If you work...
    May 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Is anything at your work that puzzles you
    I have written a lot of policies and consult facilities on policy writing. There is a misconception that policies are instruction manuals. Yes, many policies will have instructions included but...
    May 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Is anything at your work that puzzles you
    Wife is a utilization nurse for an insurance agency that has the state contract for mental health. She says, "Why can't nurses and doctors document the needs of the patient so that she can...
    May 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Is anything at your work that puzzles you
    Are you really perplexed as to the reason why?
    May 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Tool For Un-Occluding IV's?
    "Run away" is my thought. There is no clinical excuse to physically manipulate an occlusion with an instrument at the bedside. I agree that this was probably a PICC and the nurse most likely used...
    May 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Indications for IV fluids.
    If you are serious about wanting to get a better understanding of infusion nursing then this is what you seek Online Store - Infusion Nurses Society
    May 12
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  17. Cross Contamination?
    I would not worry so much about blood cross contamination as simple bacterial cross contamination. Most of the blood borne pathogens do not transmit that easily. The rule of thumb is you always,...
    May 12
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  18. Nursing student, hopeful CRNI post-graduation
    Get involved in your local INS chapter. We provide CEUs and most chapters have monthly meetings with an annual state conference. You will meet all of your future managers and supervisors at these...
    May 12
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  19. questions regarding PICC insertion
    It will take time and experience to be able to insert the needle at the desired angle and depth. Needle-guides are your solution. Learn to not just look for your needle but watch the tissue...
    May 12
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  20. EJ PIV access
    The position paper was retired because they addressed EJs in the 2011 INS Standards of Practice Keep in mind though that Standard 35, H states that you should also be considering using some...
    Mar 6
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  21. Scottsdale Healthcare new grad hiring process, help!!!
    Can't help you with the interview process but I teach a class for the new grad residency program. Very good program, good luck. See you around :up:
    Mar 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. do you think a degree/ education is ever a waste?
    There is no such thing as a wasted degree, only degrees that are not intelligently leveraged to benefit you or your career.
    Mar 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. I'm bad w/ultrasound, any advice?
    What ultrasound are you using? Do you have needle guides available to you? You do not need to mark. Hold your probe over the insertion point, insert your needle and rock the probe to angle it...
    Feb 27
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  24. De-accessing a port woes?
    I hate that feeling of not knowing if you did something or not. Don't worry about not locking with heparin, if you did in fact forget as long as you flushed well and deaccessed without negative...
    Feb 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Has anyone ever escaped?
    About 30-50% of the nurses in industry have less than 5 years experience, if any at all.
    Feb 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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