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  1. How to deal with catheter issue when insert a PICC line.
    Flushing is just normal low pressure flushing. I want to have a low pressure jet of water that will help the catheter bounce off blood vessel walls or others obstructions but not flip around like...
    Oct 16
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  2. How to deal with catheter issue when insert a PICC line.
    A lot depends upon your patient's unique anatomy and how the patient was positioned. Personally what I like to do to prevent this is insert my catheter to around the axilla and mostly remove my...
    Oct 15
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  3. Handling a central venous line port
    I apologize, I did not mean to sound as though I scolding you.
    Oct 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Burned out and hate nursing
    There are so many different specialties and practice settings for nurses it is hard for me to understand anyone who hates nursing. If you do not like your current setting then find a new one, which...
    Oct 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. A poll, regarding nurses' opinions on Magnet status
    Being on the policy and administration side of things (working with hospitals but not at any one in particular) I can honestly tell you that hospitals with Magnet status do operate differently and...
    Oct 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Handling a central venous line port
    Good practice is never an extra nor unnecessary. Reasonable and prudent care is never about eliminating as many seemingly "unnecessary" steps as possible but rather eliminating as many risks to the...
    Oct 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Handling a central venous line port
    Priming as in instilling saline into the needleless access device prior to attaching? Any reason why you would not prime the needleless access device? Ask you local rep, they will truly be the...
    Oct 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. IV Push Medication
    If you ever give something IV push with color you would know this answer. IV tubing tends to hold a significant portion of the medication for an extended period of time unless there is a large...
    Sep 15
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  9. SQ Lidocaine Administration/PICC Placement
    I've never worked for a facility that had a firm restriction on the maximum amount of lido a patient could recieve. 3-5mls was generally the max ever given to any one patient, mostly because we only...
    Sep 15
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  10. theraputic phlebotomy
    At the places I have worked we based the time they waited on how well the patient tolerated in the past. Standard new patient was about 15 minutes. Tolerated really well in past then maybe 5. ...
    Sep 7
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  11. What type of PICCs are you placing?
    At one job I use Bard Power PICCs (5Fr-3Fr) with Bard Per-Q-Caths for midlines. Other job we use Bard 4Fr Per-Q-Caths almost exclusively. Bard has about 80% of the PICC market.
    Sep 7
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  12. Mayo Clinic vs Scottsdale Healthcare
    Going down hill or not they are expanding and have a resume boosting reputation. You would do well to put in a couple of years there as a RN.
    Jul 19
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  13. Mayo Clinic vs Scottsdale Healthcare
    If you are in Mayo and about to become a RN you would be stupid to leave. Give Mayo a couple of years as a RN and then leave, your options and career will be better for it.
    Jul 13
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  14. Nurses with Medical Marijuana Cards.
    A nurse was just hired at one of my jobs and was immediately terminated because he popped positive for THC. Had a medical MJ card too. State law < Federal law
    Jul 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Nurses with Medical Marijuana Cards.
    There is not a single non-government employer that can conduct a search and seizure, especially not bodily fluids, without your consent. That being said, we do not work retail, we are not...
    Jul 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Only partial mileage reimbursement??
    For every company that I have worked for that paid mileage I had to keep a mileage log. I save all those in my Google Drive and at the end of the year add up the miles and subtract the difference...
    Jul 8
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  17. Only partial mileage reimbursement??
    The pre and post 20 mile rule is not too unusual, it is considered average commute time or whatever. The one way reimbursement sucks though. Keep in mind that whatever the facility does not pay...
    Jul 7
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  18. Medical staff warned: Keep your mouths shut about illegal immigrants or face arrest
    Any more secret than any other aspect of healthcare? Do you run to the news every time your patients come up with lice, scabies, or TB? We pay for lots of people... Ar least some of those...
    Jul 5
    Forum: Infectious Disease Nursing
  19. Medical staff warned: Keep your mouths shut about illegal immigrants or face arrest
    It is hard to identify what is real or not real since this is an opinion piece. Without knowing what their confidentiality agreements stated nor what their exact role and relationship is...
    Jul 4
    Forum: Infectious Disease Nursing
  20. new grad
    Why are manhole covers round? You are on a sinking ship, who do you save first? Tell me about the most regretful moment of your life. :roflmao:
    Jun 28
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  21. B52 cocktail
    Why do you think the three mixed in the same syringe for IV push are incompatible? Once you determine that then think about how they would be compatible mixing them in a syringe and delivering the...
    Jun 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Neonatal PICC dressings- What brand do you use in your unit?
    Why do you use a saline wipe? If the idea is to remove the CHG then why use a CHG scrub at all? When scrubbing the skin with a CHG prep the vast majority of the initial killing is actually due to the...
    Jun 28
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  23. Neonatal PICC dressings- What brand do you use in your unit?
    Tegaderm dressings all use a pressure sensitive adhesive that requires you to massage the dressing onto the skin. Edge lift is a cardinal sign that the dressing was not pressed into place, especially...
    Jun 26
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  24. VACC Certification
    Should have told you prelim results before you left. I had official word within 5 business days.
    Jun 20
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  25. VACC EXAM
    Strange, I knew my results before I left the building.
    Jun 20
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing


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