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  1. PORTS
    In all reality, the volume of your average port is less than 1mL. I've worked in a hospital where the standard of practice IS a 3mL Heparin flush. I wouldn't worry if I were you!
    Oct 30
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  2. The hardest parts of nursing?
    Agreed. I have a lot of difficulty when patients are really emotionally open with me because I tend to be very emotionally closed, especially with strangers and at work. The ironic part is that I...
    Oct 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Are there any nurses happy to be a nurse?
    Don't think that administrative work in healthcare is any easier. I've been there. I'd do floor nursing over admin ANY DAY of the week!
    Oct 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Knitting during class: ok or not?
    *sigh* I just can't imagine pre-med students or interns having this conversation.
    Oct 30
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. What to do about a hyperverbal classmate?
    [QUOTE=SnowballDVM;8197350]I would try very hard not to start your sentence with "I'm sorry", because you have nothing for which to be sorry,[\QUOTE] Even if the OP starts her sentence with "I'm...
    Oct 29
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. Are handguns allowed at work?
    There are certain areas that concealed carriers aren't allowed to carry. Most government buildings (from city to county to federal) will not allow a concealed carry license holder to carry. With...
    Oct 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. LP with chemo in peds
    We used to do LP chemo as well. Lying down for 30-60 minutes post-procedure was required and absolutely standard--no exceptions.
    Oct 28
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  8. What to do about a hyperverbal classmate?
    Learn now how to assert your opinion firmly yet politely. DO NOT be spoken over, especially if you were talking first! "Excuse me, Jane, but I wasn't finished speaking. (I'm curious to hear what...
    Oct 28
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. Children's nurse-worried about Maths
    For future reference, the technical term for "children's nurse" is pediatric nurse. You will need to know and understand basic algebra, which is involved in many medication calculations. ...
    Oct 28
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  10. ROTC or ANCP
    I'm not sure if ANCP is still breathing or not. If it is, I'd strongly recommend it. Your first move would be to speak with an AMEDD recruiter (specifically an AMEDD recruiter), which can be found...
    Oct 27
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  11. Saline shortage
    Current Drug Shortage Bulletin: Sodium Chloride 0.9% Injection Bags http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2014/06/22/323679204/shortage-of-saline-solution-has-hospitals-on-edge ...
    Oct 27
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  12. Saline shortage
    There is a national shortage of NS 0.9%. I'd suggest the obvious--that your clinic check in with other distributors--but for the moment, the recommendation is to conserve as much as possible.
    Oct 27
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  13. Mixing meds
    Nowadays, no--it is not a standard scenario for oncology. When I worked in oncology, we received our chemo--mixed with IV tubing primed--from the pharmacy. It was actually a policy that it come...
    Oct 26
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  14. New Nurse: Bone Marrow Transplant/Oncology Floor
    Not to say you won't get replies directly to your own thread, but there was a really good thread on this very topic earlier this year that you may want to read: ...
    Oct 25
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  15. Nina Pham Ebola-Free, Discharged from Hospital
    Awww, what a cute doggie! And I'm usually a cat person. :cat: All the best to both of these ladies, regardless of how the public may see them. I'm so happy that they were successfully treated...
    Oct 24
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  16. Esme Needs Your Prayers and Well Wishes
    Feel better soon, Esme! You are very missed!
    Oct 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Knitting during class: ok or not?
    Believe it or not, I have asked people to stop. Politely, I might add, because I'm aware it's often an unconscious habit. But it's beyond distracting to me!
    Oct 23
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. Knitting during class: ok or not?
    While you may think it's a silent hobby, I've been around friends and family who knit. There is often a barely perceptible clicking sound that comes with knitting. Most people will probably never...
    Oct 22
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. I live in an area with A LOT of snow, and as a nurse, do I need an SUV?
    I drive a rear wheel drive sports car in the snow. It's not necessarily ideal, but it's absolutely possible.
    Oct 20
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  20. Devastated due to DUI
    To echo caliotter3, your bigger concern here is getting a license. Even if you get approved at clinical sites, you may get all the way through school--all that effort and money and time--only to be...
    Oct 20
    Forum: Nursing Licensure With A Criminal History
  21. Definition of comorbidities? What does that mean?
    No problem!
    Oct 19
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  22. Military Nursing// May not be single parents
    Thank you so much for posting your experience as this goes for the active duty Army as well. Custody is also a big deal in the service for single parents and there's often a lot of turmoil that goes...
    Oct 19
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  23. Definition of comorbidities? What does that mean?
    Comorbidity refers to the existance of more than one disorder (or disease process) in the same patient. For instance, the patient was admitted for asthma exacerbation, and in addition to asthma,...
    Oct 19
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  24. "Houston we have a problem"  This just got very real
    Ah, transport makes sense, then. HAZMAT and evacuation still isn't reassuring, though. It still leaves me with the unnerving taste in my mouth that whispers, "we're not ready". I mean, urgent care...
    Oct 12
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  25. "Houston we have a problem"  This just got very real
    Wow. HAZMAT? Evacuating the hospital? Isolating a patient in an ambulance instead of in the hospital? Just screams "US hospitals are prepared to handle Ebola", doesn't it?
    Oct 12
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding


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