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  1. patient satisfaction scores
    I have to say that I do not think patients want all the unnecessary fluff. What they do want is good nursing and medical care! Why should you waste your time running about trying to get signatures...
    2:34 pm
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  2. Dacron cuff of Hickman pulled out
    The first thing you need to do is gather some additional information with a critical one being: Where is the catheter tip located? Depending on the brand of course, the Dacron cuff is is usually a...
    Jul 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Butterflies
    These an be used for short term infusions and it is often the device of choice for home care patients. Many patients and their caregivers will use a traditional butterfly to gain vascular access to...
    Jul 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Leaving my first nursing position
    Technically you are not leaving you are just changing your status. Your coworkers apparently have enjoyed working alongside you and are sad to see you leave.:shy: A box of candy or other similar...
    Jul 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Infusion RN for new grad with lots of IV experience prior to RN school
    what setting are you going to be working in..is it home infusion or on an IV team? I can direct you to some great articles on administering IVIG as I have given more immune globulin more that any...
    Jul 20
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  6. PICC line or Port a Cath & Running Blood
    Yes I agree with many. I do find that the pharmacists are great at providing information about incompatibility information are not savvy about CVC line design and nursing protocols. If you have a...
    Jul 20
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  7. "Floating" IV
    Yes I know of this technique and but I rarely ever use it! You do have to have all your supplies at the ready so you do not contaminate anything that is meant to stay sterile. I prefer if I can to...
    Jul 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. The Agony of Da-Feet
    KLOGS KLOGS AND MORE KLOGS...I just made the mistake of ordering nurse mates...big mistake. .went back to my Klogs
    Jul 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. crystallisation in a CSCI
    If you have a physical incompatibility you may see.a color change . crystallization. Which may appear as a white cloudy precipitate or actually have gas formation. These types of incompatibilities...
    Jul 17
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  10. Use of RX medicines
    I would give her a chance and speak with her.Tell her she needs to see an MD and explain her problems and get legitimate Rxs. Tell her you will report if she does not make an appt.She may need some...
    Jul 17
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  11. Best shoes for nurses?
    My fave are the KLOGS brand. They do not make too many in white though anymore! They last forever too! How come white shoes are being:no: kicked to the curb?
    Jul 16
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  12. Getting older...feeling forced out
    Yes it sounds like you need to get out of there! I deal with and instruct nurses all day long and I have found that generally the nurses with experience are extremely efficient,get the big picture...
    Jul 16
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  13. Getting older...feeling forced out
    Did you share you concerns about the workload stress etc with management ? Is that why they are are advicing you to seek other employment. I hope you did not share your concerns with them!
    Jul 16
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  14. accessing a port for just one blood draw
    Thank you IVRUS for the above post (a repeat performance!). The INS even gives very detailed evidence based research with each recommendation. Apparently, the benefit outweighs the risk. Sometimes I...
    Jul 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Mistakes as a new pediatric oncology RN
    What standard do you think you violated with the central line? Did you forget to scrub the needleless connector or what? Simply switching an infusion from one lumen to another is not necessarily a...
    Jul 15
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  16. Who do you manage when you're burnt out at work and who do yout vent to?
    You need to know that a lot of men are not going to emotionally support you in the way you think they should or like another women would! Men show their caring and support by "doing". They may run a...
    Jul 15
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  17. Making the switch!
    Please get a good IV therapy book as well and brush up on all types of blood products and their correct administration as well as possible reactions.
    Jul 10
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  18. Combative/Violent Confused Patients
    You have a "spitter"..you just happened to be the first nurse that identified it! I hate it when when healthcare facilities do not have spit hood masks available. That is what this patient needs...
    Jul 10
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  19. child safety
    A lot of women get prenatal care and I think the education should start at that point even before the child is born.Years ago I went to get a mammogram and before I could get it I had to watch a...
    Jul 10
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  20. SO MUCH SWEAT!
    Spray or apply the deodorant to your back and chest. ..if you are using the type I am thinking of you can apply before you go to bed. ..the put a very fine powder such as ballsa powder to those...
    Jul 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Staffing Methodology
    What happens when the only RN takes a lunch break and is relieved of all duties?
    Jul 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Dead bodies?
    When I used to prepare the dead for transport to the morgue I also treated them with the utmost respect. I used to pretend they would above me viewing the preparation.
    Jul 9
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. Dead bodies?
    This reminded me of something that happened long ago while I was still a student nurse. My patient died and and for some reason there was no "special gurney" to take the patient to the morgue. The...
    Jul 9
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. A little concerned
    Mix up another batch of fake poop with another substance so that you have those that test positive and those that test negative. As a student I think it would be more helpful to see what a positive...
    Jul 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. How does heparinizing ports work?
    Yes my point too IVRUS! I even know what reference they used for this evidenced based recommendation and at the time I went looking for it I had a difficult time finding it without paying for it but...
    Jul 8
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications


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