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  1. Work and Grad School
    I have been an inpatient nurse for about 3 years now. I started part-time grad school to become an NP about a year ago and have not had any problems balancing school with 12 hour shifts. However, I...
    Mar 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Vent! PEG tube replacement
    Whenever I have a kid pull out their gtube we immediately put in a foley so that it doesn't close up (assuming it is not a mickey button in which case I would just replace myself). If surgery can't...
    Aug 13, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. prn sedation for children?
    To me it sounds like this kid might just be having a hard time expressing his discomfort (probably related to constipation, stomach ache, etc). It's hard to know over the internet what your patient...
    Jul 31, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Water via MIC-KEY button
    I usually ask the parents/patient what they usually do. If not I give it with the pump over 30-60 minutes (depending on volume and size of the patient).
    Jul 2, '13
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  5. HELP!! No charge nurse, no supervisor and OUTRAGEOUS ratios!!
    That sounds like a disaster. Who do you escalate issues to if there is no house supervisor or charge nurse? I've never heard of swing beds...I don't understand how they can call a patient just...
    Jun 28, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  6. Bad move to interview in your scrubs?
    I would feel uncomfortable interviewing in my scrubs. I'm sure some interviewers would be okay with it but some might not be, and why risk it? If you are thinking about this now, you will...
    May 23, '13
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  7. Did you have more stress FREE TIME after you graduated? What did you do?
    First, congrats on graduating! Nursing school is tough and you should be proud of yourself. I caution you though about thinking life after nursing school will be stress free. Being a nurse is...
    Mar 10, '13
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  8. preventing/identifying infiltrates
    Unfortunately IV infiltrates in babies can happen pretty quickly. A small amount of fluid, say 30 cc, is going to make an infant's hand pretty swollen when it would hardly be even noticeable in...
    Mar 9, '13
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  9. Chlorhexidine bathing decreases hosp-acq infection
    Wow, I am impressed how quickly you jumped to conclusions and attacked my basic nursing knowledge. You clearly misunderstood what I am saying. I never said antibiotics and disinfectants are the...
    Mar 9, '13
    Forum: Nursing News
  10. Chlorhexidine bathing decreases hosp-acq infection
    Very interesting. We started using chlorhexidine wipes in my hospital sometime in the past year. My only concern is that using them every day might actually increase the risk of super bugs in the...
    Mar 7, '13
    Forum: Nursing News
  11. Malpractice insurance
    That's way too much! Professional Liability Insurance for nurses, nursing medical malpractice. . This is what I have and I think a lot of other people do too. I can't remember exactly how much it...
    Feb 27, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Am I Only one who is irritated by doctors and medical shows?
    Is it bad after reading this entire thread I poured a glass of wine and immediately turned on an episode of Greys? ...guilty pleasure...
    Feb 27, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. Am I Only one who is irritated by doctors and medical shows?
    It's pretty amazing that people think tv shows are similar to reality. My friend is in med school and has not started any rotations yet. A few months ago she told me that she heard Scrubs is pretty...
    Feb 24, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. IV removal etiquette?
    1) Use gauze. You can't avoid blood coming out of a large vein, it is a vein after all. I usually put the gauze over the site as I am pulling out the IV and apply pressure as soon as it is out to...
    Jan 26, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Who actually likes nursing??
    I love being a nurse. When I became I nurse I was expecting the difficult families. What I wasn't expecting was management that wants our inner city hospital to be a hotel yet they don't give us...
    Dec 21, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Do you take vitals on babies who are sleeping?
    I agree that ideally we wouldn't wake sleeping babies, but I disagree that it is very possible to work around the baby's schedule. I work with mostly patients who are less than 1 year old. I have 5...
    Nov 6, '12
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  17. East Coast RN's-did you stay or go?
    I was evacuated from my apartment and still made it to work Monday night. I planned ahead and made sure I had a place to stay in an area that wouldn't be evacuated. I packed two bags: one with...
    Oct 31, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. what area of nursing is 9-5, no w/e and whats the pay like? NY
    The fact of the matter is that you asked a question and people are answering it truthfully, it is just not what you want to hear. I work in NYC at a hospital. The job market in NY is saturated...
    Oct 23, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. As a nurse, what does it mean to be in medicine?
    I feel saying "I am in medicine" is very misleading and uncomfortable. It is just as easy to say "I am a nurse". I get what you are saying about drips and hemodynamic monitoring, but you could...
    Oct 23, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Interns takes credit for my idea!! so unfair sometimess
    Nursing and medicine should not be credit driven professions, they should be about the patient. It doesn't matter who came up with the ideas. You helped the patient and that is your reward. You...
    Oct 4, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. Shift-to-shift report in front of patient and family
    We're supposed to do bedside report at my hospital, but it hardly ever is done unless my nurse manager or the DON is around. Most people don't like it. Like you said, there are some things you...
    Aug 6, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  22. To the nurses: Can you be a great nurse if you're very shy?
    I'm a pretty shy person. Nursing is actually a good way to overcome your shyness since you will constantly be interacting with people. You'll probably be shy when you first start your job, but then...
    Jul 28, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Columbia Part-Time and Full-Time Work
    Has anyone worked as an RN (particularly nights) while obtaining your masters part-time at Columbia? There are a lot of threads on here about Columbia's ETP program but very few about just their...
    Jul 18, '12
    Forum: New York Nursing
  24. "If you don't pass the exam you're fired"
    I agree with gonzo1 about skillstat, it's an excellent tool to learn EKGs. Just practice A LOT. The more you do it, the better you will get. And don't get bought up in the little details (that's a...
    Jun 26, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. RN tried to talk me out of Nursing school...
    My initial thought was that she is not an RN, RNs rarely work in doctors offices. And I am quite surprised she admitted to telling you she failed the NCLEX 3 times too. My entire nursing class...
    Jun 12, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student


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