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  1. CAT
    CAT
    What is a CAT exam? :cat:
    Nov 19
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. Heparin Flush Question
    This sounds a bit like homework… :nailbiting: But, I will answer…flush with heparin based on your protocols for how much and how often (ports, PICCs, etc). I became an RN in 2008…I have never...
    Nov 19
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  3. Dating a former patient
    Oh, I'm sure it has! While I am friends outside of work with a few people with whom I work…well, let's just say, some things they don't need to know. Of course it would only be an issue if I did...
    Nov 19
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  4. Would you ever ask another nurse to give your pt a suppository?
    I could see if the primary asked the skin care nurse "while you're in there, could you hang the antibiotic?" Yes, that would be taking advantage of the skin care nurse. While the nurse has the...
    Nov 19
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. Dating a former patient
    I didn't even consider this. :nailbiting:
    Nov 19
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  6. Would you ever ask another nurse to give your pt a suppository?
    We give ASA suppositories occasionally in the ED--for example, to stroke pt's who cannot swallow either chronically or as a result of the stroke.
    Nov 19
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. Would you ever ask another nurse to give your pt a suppository?
    I would do it, but look at the MAR first.
    Nov 19
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. how are men treated at your workplace?
    No they don't, and no they aren't. Is there some reason the answer to either question should be yes?
    Nov 19
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  9. Would you ever ask another nurse to give your pt a suppository?
    That would explain why everyone is saying "the choice I want is not there," but I've looked 4 times, and I do see it. Guess that's what I get for being late to the party.:cool: FWIW, I would not...
    Nov 19
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. Dating a former patient
    First, I agree with most who have said this is a ethical issue, and you cannot date her. Also, I agree that psychiatric patients should have and need love, however, this situation is very thorny for...
    Nov 19
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  11. Nurses Eating Their Young is NOT Okay
    I have some colleagues that should have one for sure! That does not, however, equate with eating young nurses. It just means they are grouchy some (most) of the time.
    Nov 19
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. IV catheter changes..
    My hospital is attached to the cancer center for our hospital system, so we see a lot of Onc patients. Some come in with vascular access--PICC, tunneled cath, accessed port. Many get a bolus of...
    Nov 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. child abuse question?
    If abuse is strongly suspected/confirmed, is the nurse manager the best person to whom you should report it? I'm asking this because I really don't know--should you go directly to CPS? The police?
    Nov 19
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  14. Do you know first aid, or even have supplies?
    At home, I have some bandaids and a couple rolls of medical tape that escaped from work in my pocket (accidentally, not stolen). That's basically it. I probably should have more of a first aid kit,...
    Nov 14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. IV catheter changes..
    One thing you will encounter quite frequently is experienced nurses who go by old guidelines and do not change their practice (some out of stubbornness, some because policies change without them...
    Nov 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. clinical instructor problem or is it me?
    It sounds like a bad situation all around. If meds have to be pulled from a pyxis or the like, you should do it. You should be the ones scanning the meds, and you should know what each pill as. ...
    Nov 14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. Assessments
    This seems to be an issue with this ADN program, not an ADN vs. BSN issue. I know that when I was in my ADN, basic head to toe assessment was a huge part of the first term, with more advanced...
    Nov 14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. Helipad fumes
    As others have said, talk to your OB. On a side note, in the ED we always have the fumes from ambulances "wafting" in to the department. Unless presented with an easy solution, I'm guessing your...
    Nov 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. How Do I Apologize to Professor?
    Which is unfortunate. :( Nursing school teaching you lessons not just for nursing, but also lessons on life.
    Nov 14
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  20. Crowd funding:  Yay or Nay?
    This was the first time I had heard of GoFundMe as well. I read some comments at the time of people who gave money. For example, "Jahi, I can't wait to see you at your press conference," or "use...
    Nov 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Crowd funding:  Yay or Nay?
    I find it interesting that this individual has not been back to defend their choices since he/she was informed that her "tax deductible" statement was unethical (and perhaps illegal). :eek:
    Nov 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. How Do I Apologize to Professor?
    I'm thinking the OP may have left the building….
    Nov 14
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  23. Nurses Eating Their Young is NOT Okay
    That's a great point. When I started in the ED I had over 2 years of nursing experience--on step-down/tele floors. While they were busy units, I knew I had 12 hours to get stuff done. Sure, meds...
    Nov 14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. Is this a needle stick injury
    If it will give you peace of mind, report it. Really though, there is not a whole lot to be done. The side of the needle touched your glove. That is why you are wearing said glove(s). It would be...
    Nov 11
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  25. Nurses Eating Their Young is NOT Okay
    To the OP: you make some very good points, and NETY is not acceptable. The problem is, it is a very overused and abused phrase. Yes, in some instances NETY does occur. The problem is, there are...
    Nov 11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations


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