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  1. TNCC as a student nurse?
    I've taken just about every class there is except the prehospital ones and I've not found any of them to be particularly challenging, including ACLS, PALS, and NRP which I took as a nursing student.
    Dec 20
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. Beard as a male nurse?
    Several of my colleagues wear beards. BTW, you probably shouldn't identify yourself as you are.
    Dec 19
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  3. OGT securement in intubated patients
    I tape it to the ET, too, but if I couldn't, I'd use a piece of Tegaderm to secure it at the corner of the mouth.
    Dec 19
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  4. need some advice on use of iv
    I wouldn't worry about it if his sats responded to the oxygen and if his other vs were normal. RR = 10 isn't too dramatic. I would put him on end tidal CO2, too. No need for naloxone or...
    Dec 19
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  5. White pants.  Freaking white pants.
    Buy Aviator scrubs through their website. They're very well made and use thick fabric. My whities made it through CNA and nursing school still looking white.
    Dec 18
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  6. Emergency Nurse Info Please
    A lot of nurses don't like the ED or get burned out for a variety of reasons.
    Dec 17
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. Meds?!!
    I'm of the opinion that pharm is such a broad topic that it's helpful to begin studying immediately. That's what I did and I got the highest score in the class. I would begin with broad overviews...
    Dec 17
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. Emergency Nurse Info Please
    My ED only rarely hires new grads. the ample opportunities of which I was speaking were for experienced ED nurses.
    Dec 17
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  9. Intubation - confused about orders
    It will also save you from looking foolish. When I realized that my docs were leading with the roc, I was well aware of the standard sedative-before-paralytic paradigm but if I had responded the...
    Dec 17
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  10. So Undecided
    Why are you asking this of nurses? The ones who can comment on medical school are those who've done it... that is, the physicians. I work with residents and am on very friendly, social terms with...
    Dec 17
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  11. New Grad...Float Pool or Acute Care Unit?
    I'd go for the float position if they're going to give you 8 weeks in each department for orientation.
    Dec 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Er burn out?  Stressed out?
    I found myself getting very frustrated with certain types of patients but I've now reframed things to be grateful for even the turkeys because each and every one of them are why the hospital needs as...
    Dec 17
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  13. Intubation - confused about orders
    Our docs always lead with the roc and then follow immediately with the etomidate. I asked about it and was told that the onset of the roc is much slower so the total rsi time is minimized by giving...
    Dec 17
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  14. ER walkthru/job shadow
    Having been in a rural hospital, I would probe their surge capacity. My first hospital was just me, a doc, and a tech overnight. We were sometimes overwhelmed and it created untenable situations....
    Dec 16
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  15. Emergency Nurse Info Please
    I like the variety of the ED. I also like the collegial relationship that tends to exist between the docs and the nurses. Finally, I like the career stability... ED tends to be a high turnover...
    Dec 16
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  16. "Holiday/year end" gift
    That sounds like a pretty trivial event to provoke such heated emotions.
    Dec 16
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  17. I'm Lost...
    What if? You may find that the benefits of your job make it worthwhile even if you don't enjoy it. For example, the schedule flexibility, the wide spread and far flung options for employment, and...
    Dec 15
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. Insulin question
    I've actually had a couple of these patients (one regular and one who gave herself an entire pen of Lantus). We didn't monitor based on the published pharmacokinetics, we monitored until the sugars...
    Dec 15
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  19. 80% of nurses stressed out
    These threads crack me up... as though nurses have a monopoly on stress or that nursing is somehow harder than other jobs. Simply laughable...
    Dec 14
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  20. Tips for getting into ICU for experienced RNs
    Won't count for getting into CRNA school, though. Getting into CRNA school is about the ICU experience, not about having the CCRN cert.
    Dec 14
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  21. Failed by less than a point
    The good news is that you only barely failed. Therefore, even the most modest improvement should yield success. My personal experiences with failure have nearly always resulted in dramatic...
    Dec 12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. Nursing school is not a back up plan!
    Why take offense, though? If you're comfortable with your own choice then why does somebody else's choice ruffle your feathers? It's not an attack on you.
    Dec 12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. Nursing school is not a back up plan!
    Well, that's as valid a reason as any to pursue a career choice.
    Dec 11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. acid base imbalance fluid and lytes
    OK An acid is a proton donor (e.g. HCl or H2SO4), a base is a proton acceptor (NaOH, NH3). pH is a measure of acidity... which means the concentration of hydrogen ions. pH=-log[H+]... low pH...
    Dec 10
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  25. defining words
    Don't read too much into it... "precautions" and "special concerns" are equivalent statements... basically, for this particular drug, of what things should you be mindful? Looking at heparin, it's...
    Dec 10
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance


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