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  1. Teaching 2y/o's and younger?
    And, keep in mind peds this little almost always have mom/dad/sitter in tow, so you can teach the adults too
    Oct 18, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  2. You know you've been a nurse too long when...
    That's been my standard mom-response since before being a nurse... the littlest booboos from my kids would get a look at, and if nothing visible to the naked eye, the threat of amputation (in jest!)...
    Aug 24, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. First or last name on stethoscope?
    I put 1st initial of 1st name and whole last name on mine, but that's because there's no less than 5 nurses on my (small) unit who share my 1st name.
    Jul 17, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Oldest patient
    my oldest was in LTC as a CNA, she was 102. Since graduating, my oldest pt was 98, in ICU...
    Jul 4, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. How did THAT get there???!?!!!
    Had a patient recently who had a deep, productive cough x several days. Docs asked for a sputum culture, so night shift sent off 1st sputum of the morning last week. Got the C&S back and had a...
    Jun 18, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. What helps you sleep after night shift?
    Super dark room (I have a black out blind that I put a dark coloured flannel blanket over top of), fan on medium for white noise, ear plugs if it's a nice day (neighbor likely to mow lawn), no coffee...
    Jun 14, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Team Nursing
    We've been doing team nursing at my hospital for a little over a year now, and I hate it! Our med/tele unit has 28 beds, divided into 2 teams. Each team has an RN team lead, 2 RPNs who each have...
    Jun 12, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. LPN from the US to Quebec??.. help :/
    LPNs in Quebec report to the Ordre des Infirmiers et Infirmieres Auxiliaires de Quebec (OIIAQ). Their website is found here : Order - Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers auxiliaires du Québec -...
    May 18, '13
    Forum: Nurse Registration
  9. What does it cost to renew your license?
    I paid 410$ for 1 year in Canada, which includes malpractice ins and sales tax >.>
    May 1, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Emergency Psychiatric Medications
    we do B-52's here on our agitated pts in the ER. Benadryl, 5mg Haldol and 2mg Ativan
    Apr 30, '13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  11. Thoughts on new grad being made charge?
    I agree that it depends on the new grad. Some are more mature (read 2nd career, old farts ;) ) and have managing skills from past life experiences that some of the "fresh out of HS to NS" new grads...
    Apr 26, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. I can't sleep!!!
    When I work nights, I'll have a coffee or 2 at the BEGINNING of my shift, but nothing more than water or regular juice after the 1/2 way point. If you have a medscape account (free!) check out...
    Apr 10, '13
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  13. How not to say the wrong thing.
    If AKY's link doesn't work for you up there, try this link , it's a direct link to the LA Times story she linked. And thanks for sharing AKY. The message of that article is sooo true. So many...
    Apr 9, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Most shocking thing you've seen another nurse do?
    It means the replace the AMOUNT of NG drainage (usually between 150-300mls with the NG's I see per 8 hr shift) with an equivalent amout of NS. You dispose of the NG drainage wherever the bio-hazards...
    Apr 5, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. Nursing School Patient Loads
    My last semester of RN school was split into 2 1/2 semesters. Before spring break we had 2 days in classroom and 3 days on the floor where we had 2 pts and up to 3 in the last week. After spring...
    Apr 3, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Heart and vascular help!!
    Some step-downs also have dopamine or other pressors.
    Mar 19, '13
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  17. Nursing in montreal (QC) Canada!!!! Help needed!!
    The OIIQ nursing exam is different from the NCLEX. It's a 2 day process, where on 1 day you have OSCE (situational) exams in which there are 16 stations where you have 10 minutes to assess the...
    Mar 15, '13
    Forum: Nurse Registration
  18. helpful handbooks
    I picked up 2 books when I started out in ICU.. Critical Care Nursing Made Incredibly Easy! (Incredibly Easy! Series®): Lippincott: 9781609136499: Amazon.com: Books and Quick Reference to...
    Mar 15, '13
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  19. How high have you seen??
    hmm highest I've seen is 80mmol/l (1440 in US) on admission to our ICU. Lowest was <1 on accucheck, but had a serum lvl of 1.4 (25.2 for US) when we did a blood draw on a drowsy, but appropriate...
    Feb 15, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Broken Hearted.  AKA: A Valentine's Story Sweet Enough to Rot Your Teeth
    I think my blood sugar is just below that of my comatose DKA pt now CP!!! lots of <3 to you and that oh so cool card surgeon!
    Feb 14, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. Hyperthermia
    My own son, while fighting a post H1N1 pneumonia hit 40.5 C oral temp when he was 6. came down to 38C with tylenol and motrin alternating, but was one wild (and scary) night trying to keep the fever...
    Feb 14, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. what did you get for Christmas from your employer?
    screwed over with the holiday schedule. I never do more than 4x 0:00-8:00 shifts in a row and they've scheduled me 7 in a row from Dec 28 to Jan 2!!! No bonuses or anything
    Dec 22, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. What if Foley does not have sample port?
    Check your collection bag?, usually the port is on the tubing of the bag, not the foley itself
    Dec 19, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Quebec High School and CEGEP educated...confused :(
    Will you be applying to a Quebec university for Nursing? or elsewhere? When I went back to CEGEP for my DEC in Nursing in 2007, my core courses from CEGEP the 1st time thru (I was in DEC-Science in...
    Dec 14, '12
    Forum: Canada Nursing Programs
  25. What makes you want to vomit?
    I thought nothing, until I had the pt w/ the worst lack of hygiene EVER in my icu!!. We had to wash his feet 3 times to reduce the stench upon his arrival at 23h and day-shift (who start at 8am)...
    Dec 12, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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