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  1. limited-english speaking pt
    I seem to recall of this site that has pdf translation sheets which have various languages of the common words we use with pt (such as BM, void, pain, etc). The pt would be reading the word in...
    Mar 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Pressure ulcer stage 2..what would you use?
    When I see what I think is a stage 1 pressure ulcer, I would slap on a Coloplast comfeel dressing and make sure the pt is turned q2h. Correct me if there are better options. If you see a stage 2...
    Feb 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. acetaminophen..why?
    It seems like 90% of the patients in my internal/acute med unit gets acetaminophen (325, 500, 650, 1000) that is scheduled tid or qid. I never found out what the rationale behind it is???? Is it...
    Jan 19
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  4. Continue being GN or apply for my RN?
    Passed the CRNE in June. My current 6-month GN permit expires in Dec. Should I wait until towards end of Sept to apply for my RN? Or should I do it now? I'm just trying to figure out a way to...
    Aug 12, '13
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  5. Not being able to renew GN permit until you pass that true?
    Let's say someone initially got their 6 months GN permit towards end of Dec. Wrote the CRNE in Feb but failed it. That person decided to rewrite the CRNE in June...and also renew the GN permit since...
    Jun 14, '13
    Forum: Canada CRNE / CPNRE Nursing Exams
  6. Unsuccessful on first crne exam (Feb 2013) by 17 marks
    I am not sure. I am just not convinced that I actually fail this exam :(
    Mar 16, '13
    Forum: Canada CRNE / CPNRE Nursing Exams
  7. Unsuccessful on first crne exam (Feb 2013) by 17 marks
    it's in my title/subject header of my thread :(
    Mar 16, '13
    Forum: Canada CRNE / CPNRE Nursing Exams
  8. Unsuccessful on first crne exam (Feb 2013) by 17 marks
    Devastated and shocked. Failure was never an option during my schooling. Should I pay for the re-check/re-score service?
    Mar 16, '13
    Forum: Canada CRNE / CPNRE Nursing Exams
  9. Number of silly questions about PICC lines
    1. The only PICC lines I've dealt with so far are the ones that are inserted in the AC (proximal to the elbow bent). Is that the only location that they can be found? 2. The policy here in this...
    Dec 5, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. alaris pump: air-in-line alarm.  what's your method of removing air bubbles?
    Just curious how you guys do it? I was watching this video I do understand the need to use a syringe and attach the syringe to the lower port to...
    Nov 29, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Staying put where I live, study crne, and continue as NA casually .. versus ...
    ...accept (if interviewed and offered) a 1.0 FTE position (GN/RN) that is at a different city (few hrs drive) and relocate, study crne, and work FT? My preceptorship is ending in a few weeks. Any...
    Nov 12, '12
    Forum: Canada CRNE / CPNRE Nursing Exams
  12. PEG tube, PERC, G-tube, J-tube, malecot, feeding tube, X-tube, Z-tube, etc, huh?
    Can someone provide a brief list or summary of what kind of tubes are there and how/where they fall under certain categories? I am in what seems to be a GI surgery unit (but the unit is consider a...
    Nov 9, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. How to draw med from ampules effectively
    Any tips? I've seen people being able to draw almost all of the med up into the syringe and within seconds. I could never get that down properly. Sometimes I would spend about 1 min trying to...
    Oct 23, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  14. first shift of preceptorship: told that my IV priming is wrong
    So are you all saying my past clinical instructors are incompetent and don't know what they were thinking? So who is right or wrong or too anal or giving unecessary steps in this situation? My...
    Oct 14, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. first shift of preceptorship: told that my IV priming is wrong
    Actually I didnt' argue with her. I just said something like "'t know that would be non-sterile" Well, if she happened to be my side when I prime another IV line, should I do it MY...
    Oct 14, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. first shift of preceptorship: told that my IV priming is wrong
    The hospitals in this city use the Alaris pump and this kind of Alaris infusion set: Prior to my preceptorship, I've always twist...
    Oct 13, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Hard case for Littmann classic II SE stethoscope
    Is there a hard case that's small and compact that will fit the stethoscope? I would think 3M would make one but they don't.
    Sep 25, '12
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  18. Nurses in Hong Kong...questions
    I am currently in HK and one of the things I am trying to do is find out about the nursing profession here in is it like, what sort of qualifciations you need, etc. 1. Due to my...
    Jun 14, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Alaris pump: how does it actually only allow secondary line like meds to run?
    Primary infusion such as NS or LR hung lower than secondary line/infusion such as meds. As soon as you set up the secondary infusion and press start, what mechanism does Alaris use to block the...
    Sep 23, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Zofran vial 8mg/4ml.  Question about amount and withdrawing
    This is for IV administration and I'm using Zofran as an example. I only have access to a 3 ml syringe and I need all 8 mg of Zofran to inject into a 50 ml NS IV bag. #1. Can I just, on the...
    Sep 16, '11
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  21. What does "+++" mean in narrative charting?
    "BM +++" or ++ or whatever ???
    Apr 12, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. How do I get around to LIKING changing an ostomy bag?
    I admit: when it comes to poop, whether via BM or even worse, ostomy bag, I just cannot stand the smell of it. I've only come across an ostomy a few times in my experiences and I try emptying the...
    Feb 24, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion