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  1. They told me one pay rate, now trying to give me another.
    Ah yes, we're all desperate becaause: the economy is awful or we're new nurses or we're overweight or... whatever. You deserve what you negotiate. Just rry to hold on to it.
    Mar 19, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Curious About the Nursing Career..............
    yes, i do have a recommendation. push your limits academically now. go for it all. find your groove where most of your final grades are as and bs. keep up your gpa. volunteer in the local hospital...
    Mar 15, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Dilaudid Question
    I gave 4mg once. Almost fell down. Yikes, that's a whopping dose.
    Mar 13, '09
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  4. Xigris
    Use with utmost caution in pt's who are at risk for bleeding.
    Mar 13, '09
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  5. Dilaudid question - Personal Opinion
    well, we've never had a nickname for it like 'more fo lean' or such but, i can say it's pretty much oxyocodone x 10. yeah yeah, i know about the conversion chart... nevertheless. it's short acting,...
    Mar 13, '09
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  6. nurses accepting telephone orders from other nurses
    When RNs attain provider priviledges then I will consider receiving an order from an RN. Otherwise, never.
    Mar 13, '09
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  7. Dealing with high K+ levels
    Beta2-adrenergic agonist agents promote cellular reuptake of potassium, possibly via the cyclic gAMP receptor cascade. Stimulates cellular uptake of K+ within 20-30 min; administer glucose along...
    Mar 13, '09
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  8. Help with IV Potassium administration
    Why does K+ burn? It irritates the intimal lining of the vein. Why do we infuse TPN into a large vein? Otherwise, it irritates the vein. Try using a larger peripheral vein and smaller cannula lumen...
    Mar 13, '09
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  9. Needleless IV access? Why aren't they always used?
    You use what the facility provides. Don't ask why. Just do.
    Mar 13, '09
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  10. how to get BSN when you have a BA
    why bother? unless you're working toward a master's for employment purposes, skip the agony. nothing in the bsn curriculum will approach the level of rigor that your ba program required. it's a step...
    Mar 12, '09
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  11. I need your assistance please! I need to interview a nurse that has worked in a union
    your state and federal guidelines dictate what is an appropriate question and that which is not. keep to the sound interviewing practices you've honed over the years and do not violate the rights of...
    Mar 12, '09
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  12. Considering nursing as a career change
    i am about to give you some very good advice. assess your personality type. i mean what kind of guy are you? are you a man's-man ... whatever that is ... or are you effeminate? how do you relate to...
    Mar 12, '09
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  13. What tricks do you use to make your day more bearable?
    yep, we're just a bunch of itinerant day laborers trying to make it through the shift. good grief, how did it become this way?
    Mar 12, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. My husband said something that got me to thinking.
    Yes, it's all about MANAGEMENT. If the crew stinks is because management stinks; and I do mean smells bad. We tolerate the smell because we fear losing something if we poke our heads up above the...
    Mar 12, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. What's going to happen when we ALL leave the bedside?
    Imagine who those nurses are that remain behind. The same one's who are pushing so many excellent people away from the bedside. Consolidation is ugly yet, it makes for a great target to reform.
    Mar 12, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. My husband said something that got me to thinking.
    The Peter Principle: "In a Hierarchy Every Employee Tends to Rise to His Level of Incompetence."
    Mar 12, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. vaccine dilemma
    I didn't read the link but, I personally like mercury. It's yummy.
    Mar 9, '09
    Forum: Nursing News
  18. learn to say it correctly!!
    Yep, there are ALOT nurses out there who can't pronounce terms correctly which they should be able to pronounce, spell and define. This begs the question, isn't there a high probability they simply...
    Mar 9, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Advice anyone??
    Yes, the more we know the more there is to be anxious about. That's why those new grads seem to glide around uninhibited. So, how about managing your weekly contact time. Don't go for max hours. Go...
    Mar 9, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. need help in developing critical thinking
    hi. critical thinking skills can't be learned in a nursing curriculum. forget it. if you want to hone your critical thinking, embark upon a classical education: history, language, literature,...
    Feb 26, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. IV Dilaudid problem patients!!!!!!!!!!!
    is that your scope of practice... to diagnose and then prescribe treatment? providers are faced daily with this ethical dilemma. nurses can judge and imagine that they have undertaken the hippocratic...
    Feb 26, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. What is your opinon of the nursing shortage?
    i understand that in many areas of the country, nurses have departed the profession due to toxic work environments. the predators that remain must sustain themselves on the next crop of unwitting new...
    Feb 26, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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