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  1. What's the name of the ECG thingy that nurses put on a lot of peds patients?
    ohhh ok :)
    Feb 25, '13
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  2. What's the name of the ECG thingy that nurses put on a lot of peds patients?
    It's not an ECG per se, because an ECG would have 15 or so different leads that get placed all over the patient's body in order to get a reading. But there's this thingy... it's like an ECG, but...
    Feb 23, '13
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  3. AE MSN University of Texas 2013
    Hey kiralandis, I know that you added me as a friend on here. I wrote you a message but it says your inbox is full so I can't send it. Could you clear it up and message me? I'lll write it back to...
    Jan 26, '13
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  4. Is it appropriate to tell a job interviewer what days you can't work?
    So if I'm in nursing school currently and am interviewing for a night-shift clinical assistant (CA) position, would it be okay to tell the interviewer that I can't do Mondays and Tuesdays because...
    Dec 19, '12
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants
  5. How should I inquire about the status of my Clinical Assistant (CA) job app?
    I applied for a CA position at a hospital near my apartment on Dec. 4, and online it still says "Applied" for the application status. I called the recruiter last week and gave her my email. A guy...
    Dec 18, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  6. What's a good Christmas gift idea for my graduate nursing advisor?
    She really does a lot for me, and I wanted to give a small thank-you/Christmas gift before I leave for the holidays. I want to keep it under $20 if possible. Any ideas?
    Dec 17, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. Dextrose 5% in half NS isn't even in my drug book! What on earth do I do now?
    So for my pediatric care plan write-up I have to fill out info on each of the drugs. One of them was a maintenance fluid called D5 1/2 NS + 200 mEq KCl (D5 half normal saline and potassium...
    Dec 2, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  8. What are ''significant normals'' for lab values r/t my Care Plan?
    Okay, so for my peds class I have to do a concept map along with my care plan/Nursing Process Report. It says to list abnormals as well as significant normals as well. How do I know which labs...
    Dec 1, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  9. Can a newly diagnosed Diabetic who doesn't eat Dairy products eat this stuff?
    So far I've listed "cod liver oil", "cooked swordfish", "cooked salmon", "Living Harvest hemp milk", "fortified orange juice", "Silk soy milk", and "egg yolk" for vitamin D. I haven't look up the...
    Nov 12, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  10. Can a newly diagnosed Diabetic who doesn't eat Dairy products eat this stuff?
    Long story short: I have to do this patient teaching assignment tomorrow on a pt. I haven't met. However, from her patient record, her diagnosis is gastroparesis and her medical hx indicates she has...
    Nov 12, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  11. How does cellulitis relate to out-of-whack serum creatinine and creatinine clearance?
    But this site says normal CrCl is 88 to 128 for females: Creatinine clearance: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia This woman's CrCl is way above 128
    Nov 11, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  12. What are some good ideas for Diabetic Teaching on a nursing care plan?
    Hmmm. I haven't met the patient, and since it's a prospective assignment, I need to have all the details ready already when I'm there tomorrow. How about I do something with diabetic diets? All I...
    Nov 11, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  13. How does cellulitis relate to out-of-whack serum creatinine and creatinine clearance?
    So one of the patients I care for tomorrow was admitted for facial cellulitis. Her serum creatinine is listed at 0.7 and her Creatinine Clearance (CrCl) is at 292.86, according to the labs. ...
    Nov 11, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  14. What are some good ideas for Diabetic Teaching on a nursing care plan?
    So I have to do some patient teaching and then write up a teaching journal for a patient I care for tomorrow. Here's the instructions for the assignment: "The evening before clinical, identify...
    Nov 11, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  15. Can you ask Admins to delete posts or threads that you've created?
    Suppose you made a post before but can't edit or delete it now. Is it possible to ask an Admin to remove it for you?
    Nov 5, '12
    Forum: How To Use Site
  16. Any ideas for patient teaching for a patient with a diagnosis of 'Abdominal Pain'?
    So for my adult health nursing class, I have to write up a Client Teaching Journal. Here's the formal instructions: "Client Teaching Journal: The evening before clinical, identify a...
    Nov 4, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  17. How does a hospital patient who is NPO react to a Flu shot?
    I was always told to say "Drink plenty of fluids" to decrease the achiness that comes after you get the shot. And idk the physiology behind it all.
    Oct 29, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  18. How does a hospital patient who is NPO react to a Flu shot?
    Sorry, the way my question got worded doesn't make sense. What I'd meant to ask was this: I've given people flu shots IM before, and obviously at the end I'd tell them "Be sure to drink plenty of...
    Oct 29, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  19. How can I improve my therapeutic communication with patients? Any resources for that?
    Thanks so much. It's just really hard for me now, as a nursing student, especially since I'm in an accelerated program. For me, the clinical days sometimes just feel like a hurdle I need to get...
    Oct 27, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  20. How can I improve my therapeutic communication with patients? Any resources for that?
    Woah. How do you know so much about insulin and diabetes?! I never thought that they would ask so many questions, though. But, to be honest... I kind of hope my patients don't ask a lot of...
    Oct 27, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  21. How can I improve my therapeutic communication with patients? Any resources for that?
    I'm a nursing student (whom you probably have already seen on this board more than a few times before!), and in my med-surg clinicals I had my midterm evaluations with my instructor. My instructor...
    Oct 27, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  22. How do I write up a ''risk for'' diagnosis for my Med-Surg class's NPR?
    Well, the normal calcium levels are between 8.8 and 10.5, and this person's only labs were drawn at the time of admission. It was 8.6. Ergo, they'd be hypocalcemic. But I looked in the index...
    Oct 20, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  23. How do I write up a ''risk for'' diagnosis for my Med-Surg class's NPR?
    Aha!!! So if my nursing professor asks, "Why didn't you do that 'risk for electrolyte imbalance' nursing diagnosis for your care plan?", I can reply that if I had, the entire "DEFINING...
    Oct 20, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  24. How do I write up a ''risk for'' diagnosis for my Med-Surg class's NPR?
    Hey, thanks!!! I went ahead and did a care plan on another diagnosis, since I had veritably no clue how to do the "Signs and Symptoms/DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS" section of a care plan if it were going...
    Oct 20, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  25. How do I write up a ''risk for'' diagnosis for my Med-Surg class's NPR?
    Uhm, cardiac dysrhythmias? At least according to this book, hypocalcemia can cause QT wave stuff to happen and that's obviously not good. But that's still quite a stretch to say Ulcerative...
    Oct 20, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance


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