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  1. Tube Feeding Question
    Very good question and the reason most nurses say to do it is the usual "thats what I was taught" however there really is no rationale that makes sense to me anyway. I will explain my reasoning and...
    Sep 17, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. HIPAA Compliance- posting patient names on assignment board
    Nurse156---first off I apoligize if I offended about the AA analogy..that wasnt my intention...I was just trying to come up with a way to express that someone might not know someone else is in the...
    Jun 20, '10
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  3. HIPAA Compliance- posting patient names on assignment board
    I understand why you'd think the way you do about anyone being able to call and ask if so and so is in the hospital but think about this situation. Mr X is here to visit Mrs X and as he is walking...
    Jun 20, '10
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  4. Question regarding Humalog insulin
    My first comment is 555 is NOT normal for anyone. I understand that you are saying that 555 is what this patient usually runs but its apparent that her current insulin coverage isnt working. I...
    Jun 8, '10
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  5. Vent about work
    Its been years and years since I've worked LTC so Im sure it has gotten alot worse since then but I do remember that there is a OMSBUDSMAN ?(spelling) number that you can call or anyone can call...
    Jun 5, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Being Tired at work - How do you cope?
    If you are truly that exhausted all the time I'd be careful about chalking it all up to nightshift work. How are you on your days off? I know that for the past 2 years I've noticed I've been more...
    Jun 2, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Yelled at a patient
    SWS RN and Paul (I believe) I have to say dont worry about who's sitting there saying ***whatever about your witty remarks/comebacks to each other because I for one found comic relief in them and we...
    May 20, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Yelled at a patient
    Ok Im agreeing along the same lines as SWS RN. Ive been in nursing for a long time so I would not have even done as much for this woman as you did. I would have explained to her once that the MD...
    May 20, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Impossible patients/pt. family members
    I know you probably dont even know how much a EKG costs and it is not your place to tell her whats in the chart but why did you refuse to tell her what doctor ordered the EKG? I would have told her...
    Mar 23, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. high bun/creatinine
    RN-Cardic.....the uuuummmmm really? response was to the OP question and not my response right??
    Mar 23, '10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  11. What happened to make him die?
    Are you saying his PCO2 was 93 and his PO2 was 72? Doesnt really matter actually even if I have the numbers reversed with a PCO2 that high patient was bound to not last long. He might have been...
    Mar 23, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. high bun/creatinine
    Sounds like one to me. This OP's nick is CCUnurse but I ponder that because any CCU nurse would surely know the answer to all of the above questions. For that matter any nurse should know all the...
    Mar 22, '10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  13. Question on background check
    If that would hurt peoples chances of getting a job there'd be alot more people without a job. Seriously though they do do credit checks at some places but they are looking for more than a...
    Mar 22, '10
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  14. Doctor's orders drama
    Ok...I do not work LTC so I dont know if that makes a difference but my thought is I would have done what you did....why make double work for yourself by faxing one set of orders and then another set...
    Mar 2, '10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  15. They must think  we are stupid...
    Pamilia Im pretty certain that the OP did not tell the patient to save time and put a gun to her head and get it over with however I disagree with your thoughts for the most part. Patients need to be...
    Mar 2, '10
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  16. Modifying tasks when pregnant. My boss says "no".
    I know I posted this info earlier in the thread but after reading the rest of the posts I want to restate what I said earlier. Light duty is given to employees that have had a on the job injury...
    Jan 16, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Modifying tasks when pregnant. My boss says "no".
    I can answer your question of why others are allowed light duty and you are told there is no light duty because I went thru this myself, was given a explanation and checked to be sure the explanation...
    Dec 31, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Dr revoked DNR
    In the 4 days between when the MD revoked the DNR and the patient required intubation did anyone tell the patient that the MD revoked the DNR? If so did the patient agree with the MD decision to...
    Dec 30, '09
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  19. How visible are your patients in your ICU?
    Let me see if I understand this right....are you saying you are the ONLY person working in a 3 bed ICU? If thats what I understand then I think you have bigger concerns than if you can see your...
    Dec 2, '09
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  20. Hospital changes attendance policy
    I do believe most hospitals count it as one absence for each call in. So if you are sick and need to be out 2+ days that is only one absence and one point..NOT one point for each day missed. If...
    Nov 7, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. All nursing floor - with no nursing assistants???
    I work in CVICU and we do not have CNA's. The poster that commented that she works in ICU and could not imagine doing all that she does plus clean patients apparently works in a ICU that does use...
    Oct 30, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Numbing 'the bad' out for 8 years..somethings gotta give.
    You are right....I dont really know what to say to you because it sounds like you have to much what you think is pride to go and get professional help. I see you viewing professional help as...
    Oct 22, '09
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  23. Having a Hard Time
    After I hit enter on my last post I remembered what I really wanted to say. The most important lesson for us all to remember is : The nurse you trash today just might be the nurse that can save...
    Oct 20, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Having a Hard Time
    My advice and take it for what its worth is to confront this head on. I do not mean be confrontational but if it was me I think I'd approach him in a non threatening manner and attempt to talk this...
    Oct 20, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Need Advice On Wife
    I know what Im about to say wont be agreed upon by many but I will say it anyway because it is my belief. I do not understand why men cant have women friends and women cant have men friends in their...
    Oct 19, '09
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student


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