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  1. Nurse questioning pain med
    I had a nurse question my giving a pain med for a patients back pain. The patient was admitted for an skin infection and had a I&D. The other nurse felt that the pain medication should only be...
    May 3
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  2. Most annoying reason for admission?
    Sure there are some that irk me, but they are what keep me working...small rural hospitals can't be too picky and keep census.
    Mar 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Any hospital units that DON'T use telemetry?
    Telemetry is used on the OB unit at my small hospital if it is indicated and I would think in oncology as well if we had that type of unit.
    Mar 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Increase in Autism Diagnosis
    I have a child on the autism spectrum with an IQ of 70, so on the cusp. If he had an average IQ he wuld be considered Aspergers, but he doesn't so he is PPD-NOS. I believe more children are...
    Feb 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Anti-vax nurses? Are you serious?
    Seriously. My son with Autism doesn't need to recover, it isn't a death sentence. Measles can be a death sentence. You would rather a child risk death than risk autism, WHICH THEY WON'T AS THERE...
    Jan 29
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  6. Abandoning family in the ED during the holidays
    disregard
    Dec 4, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. Are all nurses perpetually exhausted?
    Nope. Not exhausted l the time.
    Nov 19, '14
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  8. Question about previous underage citation and eligibility for NCLEX
    You need to disclose it. If you do not and it shows up then there will be a problem.
    Nov 18, '14
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  9. RN Detained and Quarantined As Ebola Hysteria Reaches a New Low
    I believe she is going to make a mistake and push for a stronger requirement by doing this. I would comply while working to change the restrictions.
    Oct 29, '14
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  10. DNR HELP
    My experience as an RN in nursing homes and now one in an acute care facility is those that are FULL codes are sent out when they are circling so the nursing home doesn't have to code them. I know I...
    Oct 27, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. DNR HELP
    DNR, to me, means nothing is done once they are no longer with a pulse. We have DNI or people who also do not want to be intubated, which is not the same as DNR. Some people are both DNR/DNI.
    Oct 27, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. RN Detained and Quarantined As Ebola Hysteria Reaches a New Low
    This is an image, it sure looks like it is outside or under a patio setting. 16293
    Oct 27, '14
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  13. Hate my new job...
    Also, prioritize your treatments. Wound care first, lotion for dry skin last.
    Oct 18, '14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  14. Ebola - do you have the right to walk away?
    How is the equipment used in dialysis terminally cleaned.
    Oct 15, '14
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  15. Ebola - do you have the right to walk away?
    I will not do it with complete head to toe protection with chemical shower and proper decontamination or I am will refuse. I will ask my director to demonstrate care first to the patient. If they...
    Oct 15, '14
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  16. Bsn or lpn-adn not your usual argument
    I think you are mistaken. Generally a LPN to RN is 3 semesters long, so many go LPN-RN then RN-BSN.
    Sep 8, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. Best use of time waiting for phone to ring?  Didn't work right after graduation
    Long term care.
    Sep 1, '14
    Forum: Retired Nurses / Inactive Nurses
  18. Vial Openers?
    Do u mean the little bottled with little plastic tops?
    Aug 6, '14
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  19. Vial Openers?
    I use my fingers to pop the tops off.
    Aug 6, '14
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  20. To those without a 4.0 (rant)
    I had a 3.7 with ACT scores of 27 and NLS scores of 96 percentile. I was higher up on the admission list than someone else with a 4.0 and lower test scores.
    Aug 4, '14
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  21. New grad working two RN jobs?
    I wouldn't worry about telling your first job, the casual job scheduling should be dependent on your first job schedule.
    Jun 28, '14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  22. Liberia: Nurses Abandoned Redemption Hospital
    I would not take the risk of carrying it home to my family.
    Jun 23, '14
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  23. The car seat test
    He was premature and you are upset they wanted to make sure he didn't smother in a car seat before being discharged?
    Jun 22, '14
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  24. Walkie Talkie
    A walkie talkie isn't always AAOx3....sometimes just to self.
    Jun 22, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. Walkie Talkie
    In the nursing home setting it is used and no I don't find it offensive.
    Jun 22, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations


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