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  1. Pressure Ulcer or Kennedy ulcer staging question
    So why would it be any clearer once the patient has died? Just curious. Thanks!
    Oct 29, '13
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  2. Pressure Ulcer Present on Admission
    Looking for some clarification. I know that if a PU is POA then there is reimbursement for treatment related to the PU, and I understand that if a PU developed while a patient is in the hospital...
    Oct 29, '13
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  3. Opinions on what this order means...
    Yes, pack the undermined area. Just enough to wick away moisture from the undermined area, but do not pack tightly or it causes a pressure dressing resulting in an ischemic effect that interferes...
    Oct 29, '13
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  4. Is there any granulation with a stage 1 pressure ulcer?
    Wouldn't it have to be a stage 3 or 4 to have granulation tissue? Doesn't Stage 2 heal by epithelial proliferation and migration? Perhaps it would be better to say granulation tissue is only seen...
    Sep 23, '13
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  5. 4 Eyes Assessment
    True. We have a small unit and are therefore thinking of including techs as the second person. Our techs are pretty good, and it may help them become better at assessing skin and reporting early...
    Aug 14, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. 4 Eyes Assessment
    Hello Everyone, Is anyone out there practicing the "4 Eyes Assessment" on their inpatient units? This is where 2 nurses (or other staff members) go in together once a patient is admitted to the...
    Aug 14, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Covering up Medication Patches
    Hello friends, Just wanted to get your take on how you handle medication patches that won't stay on, or get missed when they should be taken off. I find with nitroglycerin, fentanyl patches,...
    Sep 3, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  8. Do you make friends with others in your nursing program?
    I felt that way at first. Different ages and experiences. Lots of giggling hormonal peers and a few older,married with kids. But when things got going it was all about the work and there was...
    Sep 3, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. Should I relocate from new York to Houston texas?
    Sounds like a visit is definitely in order. Houston is not my favorite Texas city, it's actually far to big for me... but I have good friends and a brother who love it, and there are definitely good...
    Jan 26, '12
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  10. Should I relocate from new York to Houston texas?
    Houston is a sprawl. Unlike NYC that is built up, Houston is build out, making it a necessity to have a car. They have worked on their transportation system these past few years, but has a long way...
    Jan 24, '12
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  11. small dilemma
    It's a matter of courtesy to tell your manager. No, they can't and won't try and fire you. But staffing can be tricky and most people want to take off for a while after the birth and some need to...
    Nov 7, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. do you ever get tired of being treated like crap?
    It can be super frustrating and emotionally devastating by the end of the day. You have probably tried everything, so this may not be of any help, but I will share what has worked a bit for me. ...
    Nov 3, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Program comparison:  WebWOCnurse (Metropolitan) vs. Emory's Distance Learning
    Looking for feedback on either program, or any insight into which is better. I've narrowed it down to these two and looking for anything to help me decide. Any thoughts are welcome! Thank you.
    Nov 2, '11
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  14. Things that nurses say that may seem inappropriate  to lay people
    In nursing school sitting in on report I heard one nurse say to another "he's a homo too". I was absolutely appalled. When I asked about it they started laughing and explained what they said was,...
    Nov 2, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Hospital nursing question
    There are different kinds of stress in different places, so it depends on what sort of stress you are trying to avoid. I don't know of any areas with "low" stress, but will say the lowest I've...
    Oct 31, '11
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  16. Mandated Flu vaccine?
    Both Flu and Pertussis were made mandatory for us last year and from now on. There was no mask option for us. Several people at our institution were fired, which was hard on morale, but probably...
    Oct 25, '11
    Forum: Pandemic Flu
  17. Technology...Do the Right Thing....
    I don't see a problem with it. I use my iTouch as a resource while on the unit. Having said that I make it a point to not text or use any un-work- related apps. I tend to explain what I'm doing...
    Aug 26, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Call in sick, or risk getting patients sick?
    This is an ethical dilemma. Instead of studying Terri Schiavo in ethics class we should be talking about this. Yes, I'm serious. This is something that will eventually affect each of us. We put...
    Aug 26, '11
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  19. Sitting down to calm an upset patient is unprofessional?
    It would be quite interesting to hear your supervisors perspective of this interaction. Surely he/she must have had some other ideas or factors they were taking into consideration. NO... I'm not...
    Aug 26, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. Correcting Another Nurse's Charting Error??
    Perhaps we can look at this another way. Let's say you are the patient. Among many other problems you are in a hypertensive crisis and given labetalol by one of the nurses. After things settle...
    Aug 26, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Does this happen at your hospital? (Staffing related.)
    We do not have any floors close for the weekend. Our ER census increase over the weekend and, like you, we would have a hard time accommodating admissions if we closed a unit. This sounds like a...
    Aug 25, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Correcting Another Nurse's Charting Error??
    Nor would I if they could walk over to a computer and chart it. Then I just say "Yo, don't forget to chart your viagra!" But if I see that someones hydralazine is not charted and I know the...
    Aug 25, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Correcting Another Nurse's Charting Error??
    I'll give you an example. We had an urgent case where a patient was getting multiple medications at a rapid rate. Lots of nurses and docs involved at the same time. After the dust had settled I...
    Aug 25, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. What supplies do you carry on you?
    Stethoscope, red and black pen, dry erase marker (for info board in patients room), scissors, phone (work phone only - mine stays in my locker), penlight, EKG calipers, super tiny notebook with my...
    Aug 25, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  25. Pyxis -  The Ultimate Fomite
    So true. Very few nurses I know end up in the ICU on vents, losing their jobs, their quality of life, and almost their life; due to a hospital acquired infection. But I doubt the two I've known...
    Aug 24, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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