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  1. Supplies
    No Doz. And that started my caffeine addiction...3 Years later :nailbiting:
    Dec 31, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. No more phlebotomist in the hospital?!
    I think you're one of the few to get what I'm saying. Taking in the fact that we have 6 tele pt's and no aid often times. So, it's 0400, I must get the vitals due at that time, draw my labs, and get...
    Dec 29, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Hurst vs nclex scores
    You're welcome! Relax and you'll be fine!!
    Dec 29, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  4. What She Couldn't Tell You
    So, if the dad beats the child to death, or the child dies of a severe asthma attack because the mom didn't have her medicine, who do you think the courts are going to hold responsible? Both parents....
    Dec 29, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. No more phlebotomist in the hospital?!
    Yeah, so let's not hold everyone else accountable for doing their job, because a RN can do it quicker? If you allow the hospital to have this mentality they never have to hire anyone but a nurse...
    Dec 29, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. ER nurses bringing pts to the floor soiled
    "not to confine the smell" LOL. I never thought of that as a possibility.
    Dec 29, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. ER nurses bringing pts to the floor soiled
    Happens ALL the time. We expect it as floor nurses now. I've also had transport drop the pt off in the room (while I'm with another pt) and not hook up the O2 to the wall. They literally just leave...
    Dec 29, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. No more phlebotomist in the hospital?!
    Working on Ortho is different than Telly. When an orthodox pt starts having chest pains, super high blood pressures EKG changes they are sent to a Telly floor. Nurses now deal with taking care of not...
    Dec 29, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. No more phlebotomist in the hospital?!
    Exactly. The hospital doesn't care one bit about the nursing staff. It's all about saving them costs. I don't understand this "keeping my skills up, and knowing what type of veins my pt has" Don't...
    Dec 29, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. What She Couldn't Tell You
    I'm sorry. I understand everyone has a story to tell. But if this is true she is a poor mother. If you have a kid you put them 1st. By being not calling the police, not reporting all this she is...
    Dec 29, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. Need advice about where to turn.
    Stay a paramedic. You're 47. You'll retire in a few years. Being a new RN you're going to make $hit money $22/hr average. The stress is high. The reward is hardly there. Don't redo it. If I was in...
    Dec 29, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. Hurst vs nclex scores
    I took HURST and passed NCLEX with 75 questions. I only studied the HURST book. Mind you I read and studied cover to cover. Be sure you know ALL normal labs (K+, Mg+, etc...) and what the...
    Dec 29, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  13. No more phlebotomist in the hospital?!
    The place I work for wants to get rid of all phlebotomist and make nurses do lab draws. I work on a telly floor. This means many lab draws that get ordered all ..day.. long.... K+, Mg+, Troponin, PT....
    Dec 29, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Why would a hospital opt to use needles/blunt rather than Luer Locks?
    I'm relatively new to this career. I've been a RN 3 years, and worked at the same hospital up until a few weeks ago I changed hospitals. My old hospital job all we had was Lure locks...it seems...
    Jul 7, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. NIGHT SHIFT CENTRAL!
    Oh, and it's not that hard to set your phone to only ring for certain contacts!
    Jun 17, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. NIGHT SHIFT CENTRAL!
    Any advice for someone working nights for the 1st time?
    Jun 17, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Pregnant new grad with upcoming interview..
    FMLA! Family medical leave act. They have to hold your job because of that. Not sure, how much maternity leave a partime employee gets but take it all, especially if you're going to work up to...
    Jun 17, '13
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  18. Need help with a math question....grains?
    Thanks! I got it now.
    Jun 17, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Need help with a math question....grains?
    I'm not a new nurse, just starting a new job. We have a dosage cal test tomorrow and they gave us some practice Q&As. This one I can't see how they got to this answer. (I've been a nurse 3 years and...
    Jun 17, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. "Wait for the nurse"
    I know an LVN who got fired for calling herself a PA. The doc she worked for allowed her to give so many orders without speaking with him. Never misrepresent yourself in the medical field. When...
    Jun 6, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. When the nurse becomes the patient
    As a nurse why would you take that much morphine then get in a hot shower? You know what could go wrong. Don't complain about t now when you knowingly do something dangerous.
    Jun 5, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. Running PRBC concurrently with NS?!
    Experience...sure I've given boluses. Ive bloused (sp??) a unit of blood on a regular floor. The IVs don't last long after that. They leak...and infiltrate all the time. Maybe it's the type that...
    Jun 3, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Running PRBC concurrently with NS?!
    I doubt a 22g would last very long if I had to run blood/NS at 195ml/hr for the time it take for 2 units to infuse. That would be about 6 hours.
    Jun 3, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Can a nurse refuse to participate in a code?
    After reading though the comments, I have to say I'm surprised that some people would actually refuse to do the code. I'm going to follow the law and do whatever it is I'm legally required to do. Do...
    Jun 3, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Can a nurse refuse to participate in a code?
    No way should you be able to do that. It's the patients choice, next of kin's, or medical power of attorney.
    Jun 3, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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