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  1. Do you know first aid, or even have supplies?
    I was watching 24 several years ago, terrorists kidnapped an OR nurse because their companion was wounded and "she would have supplies at home." Wow, another TV show showing stupid...
    Nov 14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. Let Negativity Roll off Your Back: Learn to Set Boundaries
    I hope I am not the only one who can (will) apply this article to family more than work. Family can incite feelings of anger way quicker than a co-worker or patient. Thanks a lot, great...
    Nov 14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. New to PACU; question about how "bad situations" are dealt with typically.
    Well......it was a real scary situation, and of course IF the patient's condition had deteriorated to the point of a code then all the medical/nursing care would be reviewed. I can't say the...
    Nov 12
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  4. strangest question a friend or acquaintance has ever asked you?
    This is the first time anything having to do with nursing, medicine, Allnurses, has turned my stomach. Thanks a lot for those lovely visual images :)
    Nov 8
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. Parents required at bedside?
    I never understood hospitals insisting parents had to stay. Just to use the parent as an extra helper ???? an unpaid CNA because the hospital wouldn't hire enough staff for a peds unit? I always...
    Nov 7
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  6. Job differences
    Gosh...the tech does so much more than the nurse. Too bad they get so much less pay! The tech has to know the computer, monitor, machine (whatever that thing is called the scope is connect to)? ...
    Nov 5
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing
  7. Can't observe a surgery without feeling whoozy
    I think you can overcome this. You obviously are sensitive but it is all just "in your mind." Your mind is causing a vaso-vagel reaction. When you think abut it, or start feeling whoozy, do...
    Nov 5
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. Floating non-ICU RN's to ICU!!?
    I only know what I know....I don't know what I don't know...may apply here. For five years...(about 15 years ago) I worked ICU. Afterwards for 5 years I was house supervisor and continued to...
    Nov 3
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  9. Criticism
    I have posted this many times. I was in administration for 5 years. The first evaluation I was asked to do was on a night time medical unit clerk. He was wonderful, efficient, always telling me...
    Oct 31
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  10. Thank you for all you do!
    Thank you for your thank you. Your post made me laugh....with you not at you! I love that kind of nursing. Holding a patients hand instead of charting. That is the "art" of nursing.
    Oct 31
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing
  11. ED techs to start IVs?
    Yeah to all the above. I give up on knowing (or even finding) our policy and procedure manuals, who is licensed, certified, etc., to do what. But we have a tech that is our go to person for a...
    Oct 31
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  12. Rns working for surgery centers
    Ditto what roser13 said. I am confused if you are thinking of working in the office of a maxillofacial surgeon or an ambulatory surgery center? I (and I assume roser13) work in out patient...
    Oct 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Pt stable with a very low Bp?
    Yes, I recovered a basically healthy 50ish year old for routine hernia surgery. It was reported, "he gets vagal." For an hour in recovery his BP was in the 60's systolic, his heart rate 30...
    Oct 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. didnt get consent signed?
    I hope you get a better reply than mine? I am so curious what will happen? Maybe ask the question in the general forum or the specialty OR forum?
    Oct 25
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  15. didnt get consent signed?
    I have no "legal, administrative" idea what will happen. I was in adminstration over 14 years ago so don't keep up with that stuff. But the pre-op nurse, surgical nurse, anesthesiologists, and...
    Oct 23
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  16. how hard is it to take a BP????
    About once a week, ha ha......it just happens. I find B/P's can be tricky in normal circumstances. During an emergency...fergedaboudit. I can't hear a thing....or I hear the diastolic...
    Oct 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Nauseous vs Nauseated (another grammar lesson)
    Lay and lie will trip me up forever! I think language should evolve. People from different regions have colloquialism's that may not be "good" grammar. What gets to me is when I see in...
    Oct 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Mantra?... Whats yours??...
    The grass is greener where you water it.
    Oct 16
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  19. I feel like I'm never going to get good at IVs
    Honestly over 70% of nurses could post your same question, including me. Many of the most competent knowledgeable nurses with 30 years experience just don't happen to ever work in an area...
    Oct 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Postoperative vital signs frequency
    X 2... means you take the patients vitals 2 times. So vitals q 15 X 2 means you take the vitals at 10:00, (number 1), then at 10:15 (number 2). q 1 hr times 2...you take the vitals at 12:00...
    Oct 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. We in hospice have a lot of educating to do
    I think this is a great thread, I wish it had more nurses responding. I have posted this before but a misconception I heard from a unlicensed, but very good, well educated (I thought) care giver...
    Oct 10
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  22. Do you dream about work?
    PS.....the weirdest thing is when I dream our chief of anesthesiology. He is not a people person, can be very blunt with his co-workers and his patients. Yet twice I have dreamed about him and...
    Oct 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. crohns and ulcerative colitis
    I would ask the patient's gastroenterilogist and or the hospital's dietitian? Are you asking for yourself?
    Oct 7
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing
  24. Do you dream about work?
    I don't always remember what I dream about...but for some reason I seem to always remember if it is a work dream. It is always a frustrating disaster type of dream even though I enjoy my job?
    Oct 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Should ALL patients have bedside suction set up and in working order?
    During codes or respiratory distress suctioning the oral airway can save a life. However it would not be cost effective (I know we're only talking about saving someone's life here) to install wall...
    Oct 5
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations


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