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  1. Doctor texting order turned into a nightmare
    In my case, I'd text Dr. McNotSoDreamyInTheEnd with "potassium came back - 3.2." or "chest x ray is up - please look at." He'd put the orders in. I wouldn't even say the patient's room number -...
    Feb 15, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Things you didn't learn in nursing school
    Never underestimate the strength of a confused little old lady
    Feb 14, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Doctor texting order turned into a nightmare
    It's not good practice. I can say this because I've done it. I was dating a doctor and would text him back and forth about orders. Never once did a patient's name get used, but I realize that this...
    Feb 14, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Continuous home infusion of Demerol?
    She has home infusion services. She is not terminally ill. Social work and case management are involved. She will resume home infusion with the same visiting nurse agency when she is...
    Feb 13, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  5. Continuous home infusion of Demerol?
    I have a patient who, at home, was receiving a continuous infusion of Demerol through a PICC line for undiagnosed abdominal pain. Apparently she is allergic to just about every other pain medication...
    Feb 13, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  6. Whats your biggest pet peeve working in the ED?
    Incubate? How old was this patient...still an egg? ;) Sorry, I had to! As y'all were...
    Feb 12, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. What do you love most about your floor/specialty?
    I work MedSurg and while I couldn't do it forever...I love that I use my skills! I also see all sort of diagnoses and have patients with a variety of medical histories. But those skills? They do...
    Feb 10, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Nurses Protest Dress Code Changes
    I'm going to sound weird here, but I really LIKE having to wear a certain color. It is so much easier to get ready for work, and it does help to identify nurses. As for the color white, I had to...
    Feb 10, '13
    Forum: Nursing News
  9. TKO: to keep open
    Hi babaloo! Some institutions call it "KVO," or "keep vein open," and it's a rate of 20 mL or 30 mL an hour - 0.9 Normal Saline Solution is used. I usually only use this when I'm running an...
    Feb 10, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  10. Unexpected instances where your nursing skills came in handy
    One night at work, my friend, a tech, was complaining of having to pee more often than usual and being very thirsty. I have no idea what possessed me, but I checked her blood sugar. (She had no...
    Feb 8, '13
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  11. Rounding on patients at night
    At the beginning of the shift, I let the patient know I'm there until 730 and that although I'll physically peek in every hour, I don't wake him or her unless necessary. I'll give a little plan,...
    Feb 8, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Nursing school is making me paranoid...
    You did the right thing by bringing her in to see a physician. I hope she is doing better now. Anyway, I think a lot of us are this way due to our knowledge base. I have given myself every...
    Feb 8, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. What to do when patient has alcohol on them??
    You forgot option 4 - drink it yourself.
    Feb 8, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. 9 year old girl gives birth in Mexico!
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/06/dafne-9-year-old-girl-gives-birth-mexico-baby-girl_n_2632631.html I'm not an OB nurse by any means but this can't be too common, right? I remember there...
    Feb 8, '13
    Forum: Nursing News
  15. Munchausen by Internet:  The Lying Disease that Preys on the Heart
    This is crazy. I was a member of an online community as a teen that was very close-knit and I guess I just believed everyone. I never gave my last name, home town or phone number out or anything,...
    Jan 30, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. When to give hydralazine?
    Then it is not acceptable as an order unless there is a REASON for the PRN. For example, the order "Ativan IV PRN" is not acceptable...as it could be PRN for anxiety, seizure, ETOH withdrawal, even...
    Jan 30, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  17. Triage complaints- the good, the bad, and the shocking.
    "No food at home" - middle aged male Another middle aged male with laceration to genitals after a drunken manscaping session An entire family came in to be treated for bedbugs "I'm upset...
    Jan 30, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  18. Got into a car accident after working a night shift
    I have been a nightshifter for a few years, and I've learned that some people just can't do nights. I think the people who succeed on nights are those that can either sleep solidly during the day or...
    Jan 30, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Do you ever correct people about medical stuff?
    My family members, bless their collective hearts, know NOTHING about medicine or healthcare (save my cousin who is an LPN but hasn't worked in a direct patient care role for years). We are...
    Jan 30, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. When to give hydralazine?
    Are you asking when to hold a scheduled dose of Hydralazine, or when to give a PRN dose? A lot of people are on PO Hydralazine TID routinely - this order should ideally have hold parameters. ...
    Jan 30, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications


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