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  1. Nurses at Disney
    Have you ever looked into cruise ship nursing?? I'm seriously considering it later on!
    May 12, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Comfy insoles
    I'm currently shopping for an AMAZING pair of insoles for my wonderful shoes (Timberland Pro Renova). The only problem with these shoes is the insoles! They have completely fallen apart and bother...
    Apr 24, '11
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  3. How do you handle the smells?
    i order a bottle of peppermint spirits from pharmacy to put in the room. i take a piece of 2x2 gauze, unwrap it and dunk it in the bottle, leaving the gauze to act as a fragrance diffuser. works...
    Apr 23, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Things you've learned about  patient's religions and care?
    We've also done that on my unit. Pre-op we have started them on Aranesp and PO Iron supplements.
    Apr 19, '11
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  5. Hospitals in FL
    I have some friends that work there and say there are pros and cons. Pros: Since it is a teaching hospital, there are a lot of interesting medical cases and opportunities for learning. Also, there...
    Apr 12, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. What HAVE you said to patients???
    This is a hospital, not a hotel. I don't have a special donut-shaped pillow for your dad to sit on.
    Apr 5, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. The CRAZIEST "Baseline" You've Ever Heard
    i've totally seen that! i took care of a patient that was having major hypoglycemic symptoms when the accucheck read in the 300s.
    Mar 18, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. The CRAZIEST "Baseline" You've Ever Heard
    We had a guy in VTACH, rate 170s, sitting up in bed talking to us. vital signs otherwise stable, patient had no complaints... I think 5 nurses running in to check on him all at once kind of freaked...
    Mar 18, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Beta Blockers
    Depends. I've had an electrophysiologist write a parameter to hold the beta blocker for HR <45. Sometimes the cardiologists want us to hold for HR <55. It depends on the patient. There are some...
    Mar 18, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Unit secretary turned tele tech
    all the telemetry units (except ICU) at my hospital have monitor techs. our secretaries are secretaries only and the monitor tech is responsible only for the ekg monitoring. they take an...
    Feb 12, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. To experienced nurses...
    That's exactly the path I'm taking. I've regretted thinking that med school was going to take "sooo long that I'll be old when I finally finish!" I'm taking my sciences, etc and hoping to get into an...
    Feb 1, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Is your hospital green?
    My hospital is moving in that direction. They gave us all reusable water bottles to eliminate all the disposable cup use, our W-2 forms and pay stubs (if you get direct deposit) are available...
    Jan 30, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Dr's orders, will I ever learn to read their handwriting?!
    we do this in real life. after being called over and over for order clarifications, the docs/PA/NP will get tired of it and most of them start to make an effort to write legibly. some of them go so...
    Jan 24, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. vancomycin in end of life?
    I would have asked that friend/family member where they got their medical training and went about my business taking care of the patient as per the orders.
    Jan 20, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  15. do you always monitor BP b/f giving HTN medications
    I work in a cardiac unit in a hospital and always take a BP before giving a HTN med. If it is low or falls within the parameters for holding I'll hold the med, but check the patient's BP in a few...
    Jan 20, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Anybody wanna take a stab at this quesiton
    higher molar mass = higher boiling point :)
    Jan 17, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. 100 year old stroke patient
    this woman's skin is surprisingly INTACT! she just has a few bruises that were present prior to admission d/t Plavix and ASA therapy. i have to give kudos to my fellow staff who has been doing a...
    Jan 15, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. 100 year old stroke patient
    Thanks for all the responses. I tried speaking to her son, but it sounds to me like he's really in denial.... the whole family is afraid to let go. He was telling me that the healthcare staff...
    Jan 15, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. CABG--prognosis when graft failure 2 months post-op?
    We had a patient re-occlude within 48 hours post-op! Turns out he had some kind of hypercoagulable issue with his blood that had been undiagnosed until that point. He got fixed, got better and went...
    Jan 15, '11
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  20. 100 year old stroke patient
    so last weekend on my unit we received an ER admit: 100 year old female ruled IN for a hemorraghic stroke. SBP in the 200s, on a Cardene drip. Oh, she's a DNR. Throughout the night, the HR would...
    Jan 15, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. CABG tips?
    on my open heart unit we keep everyone (diabetic or not) on an insulin gtt through POD 2 then we start them on a sliding scale. We've used to d/c the gtt on POD 1, but we had a few fallouts, so the...
    Dec 25, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Barry University lpn-bsn program
    I went to Barry for my BSN, but I don't know anything about the LPN-BSN program. The schedule for the BSN program was a little rigorous the first two semesters, but after that it got much easier....
    Dec 23, '10
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  23. Light therapy for night shifters?
    to help me sleep, I have light blocking shades that I bought at Home Depot for $20. They totally black out my room and I love them. :) I use Melatonin 1mg every once in a while... maybe once a month....
    Dec 16, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. When to hold bp medications
    Many times the physician who ordered the BP meds will write parameters along with the order. I've seen orders to hold a BP med for SBP below 90, below 120, but i mostly see hold for SBP below 100. It...
    Dec 16, '10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  25. Why do patients..??
    that's the same thing I do! :)
    Dec 7, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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