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  1. Is Med-Surg really a dead end?
    I haven't been in Med-Surg long but the managers have already discussed how I should get some more experience and can transfer to the ICU in a few months if I want. Their words were "med-surg...
    Dec 14, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Can you get your licence for a cna if your under 18?
    Some people would subtly hint that CNAs aren't licensed, but that's not me hehe :D What I meant to say was welcome aboard, we'll be passing through some rough weather ahead but the temperature at...
    Dec 14, '11
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  3. why is med/surg so difficult?
    Social Studies is the closest related field to nursing? You sir have officially crossed into the realm of the Grimm's fairy tales. :igtsyt: Beware all ye who venture beyond this point. All...
    Dec 14, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. Who's Afraid of the Big, Bad Psych Patients
    The first 3 min of my psych rotation a 300 pound guy started posturing like a gorilla and staring at me. I edged behind the nurses station and he pounced on another male nurse punching him in the...
    Dec 14, '11
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  5. I almost made a stupid nursing mistake and now I can't stop thinking about it. Help!
    I grabbed a 3ml syringe last night while rushing to my last med pass. I never got a chance to even look at what I was holding because another nurse saw me with the insulin vial and asked me what...
    Dec 14, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  6. Correcting INR
    Or was the pt actually receiving plasma to restore blood volume after a coumadin overdose with bleeding, given vit. k which would reverse all coumadin, switched to heparin while inpatient and waiting...
    Dec 14, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. why is med/surg so difficult?
    To Imthatguy, Because if nursing is not a science than nurses are doing tasks without the basic principles of why these tasks need doing and what might be the right task to do for one patient, is...
    Dec 14, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. why is med/surg so difficult?
    Um no, your understanding of the scientific process is flawed Tippy. I agree with most of your post, however you forgot the part about how evidence based practice uses data to further refine...
    Dec 14, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. why is med/surg so difficult?
    "I don't think nursing is because the theories and the applications don't seem scientific in nature." Hmmmn name one field of science that hasn't had questionable theories? When it comes to...
    Dec 14, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. IVP vs IVPB
    It depends upon dosage and if the pt is opiate naive. I would address the Rights of Medication, if you need clarification, go straight to the source and ask for clarification from the ...
    Dec 14, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Do the night nursing assistants clean the patient?
    The answer is simple but not easy. The ones that are good do everything regardless of what shift they work. The ones that are trouble will try and duck out of the"little things" because they either...
    Dec 14, '11
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  12. why is med/surg so difficult?
    Wow, this thread is starting to scare me... Nursing IS a science, let me elaborate with just one real life example from last week. A pt presents with an abdominal aortic aneurism, as new grad I...
    Dec 14, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. And the results are in....
    Thank you for posting OP, This is certainly a topic that impacts us all. Personally I got a great education for 30k worth of loans. Payments are ~$430 Unconsolidated, and I'm rounding up to $500...
    Dec 14, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Apex heartbeat help
    Yes, after a while it became easy. I just transitioned to listening for moment while the second hand of my watch moves to a position I'll be able to remember. While I'm doing this I listen to the...
    Dec 1, '11
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  15. O.R. cases for CRNA's vs. Anesthesiologists
    :igtsyt: Please refrain from feeding the troll.
    Nov 27, '11
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  16. Apex heartbeat help
    Had this same problem for a while, if you can't kick the habit just count them like you are doing and divide by two once you have counted the full minute.
    Nov 27, '11
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  17. Does this sound crazy?
    I just wanted to point out that it is your duty as a pt advocate to bring this up and have it corrected, how horrible would you feel if the VRE made it to another pt? We all know that we care for...
    Nov 26, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. ITT Tech?
    I wanted to clarify that their NCLEX pass rates are compareable to other schools, what is hidden is the number of people who fail out becuse the quality of instruction is poor but the school exams...
    Nov 24, '11
    Forum: Michigan Nursing
  19. ITT Tech?
    They are not dropping out, think of for profit technical schools as a conveyor belt mass producing a product. There is often less pressure to produce a high quality product that has to be...
    Nov 24, '11
    Forum: Michigan Nursing
  20. ITT Tech?
    Recruiter Bob, The nursing job market is saturated, where did you find 5 job offers for her, I'm skeptical because I have friends at the top 10% of their class from prestigous univerisities telling...
    Nov 24, '11
    Forum: Michigan Nursing
  21. Need help for getting a job
    I don't want to give the impression that I look down on your work, I have the utmost respect for nursing home nurses, however the reality of the situation is that nursing homes are less attractive to...
    Nov 23, '11
    Forum: California Nursing
  22. How much do you get paid?
    Chicago, $26/hour starting pay as a new grad before $5 night differential. Yearly reviews for raises and yearly bonus.
    Nov 23, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  23. All nurses do is wipe butts
    My brother is a ff-emt, he tells me that he is a glorified taxi driver for every fall down drunk in his area. Don't take it personal and next time someone says that to you just call him a cabby, and...
    Nov 22, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. What is it like becoming a male nurse?
    Ok, I appreciate being around women all day too, I work well with my female colleagues and appreciate what they bring to the table be that personal insight, a unique perspective or the female...
    Nov 20, '11
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  25. Completely Terrified...
    The following is my opinion, my intention is not to hurt feelings, or belittle. If you can see a shred of truth in this, my hope is that it will put you on a path to success, whatever direction you...
    Nov 19, '11
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum


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