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  1. It's Wrong!  (A night shift perspective)
    Side note: as a person with low thyroid hormone which Synthroid replaces, I wake myself up one hour early to take that med even after working a 14 hour day the day before and heading in to another...
    Sep 1
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  2. Golf Team Names? Need Ideas!
    The Texas Cath Crew: Here to Bag Holes! http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/External_urine_collection_devices
    Aug 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Golf Team Names? Need Ideas!
    The Successful Insertions?
    Aug 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Slamming in IVP meds and Running Incompatible Meds Together: Is it as bad as they say
    A very experienced ED nurse told me that if IV metoprolol is pushed too fast, it can "bottom out" a patient's pressures, making them ineligible to get other meds they might really need for heart rate...
    Jul 11
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  5. Help!  Critical lab:  morale -2.5
    Help, please (on this AM after my third night shift). I don't know what to do. Need any of the following: encouragement, empathy, inspiration, similar stories, suggestions. Even tough love...
    Jun 30
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  6. Almost lost my cool at work
    If your behavior was out of character, then bravo. And if you can laugh at and forgive yourself for those few less than ideal moments, the basic drives that keep you compassionate and present will be...
    May 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Almost lost my cool at work
    Are you a) secretly made of machinery? b) dedicated to patient-shaming? c) allergic to HIPAA and addicted to restraints, and/or d) a fiend of emotional compartmentalization ? If you're none of...
    May 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Vanco Trough Advice
    This question is exactly why my hospital has a clear policy stating that when vancomycin is given, the pharmacist will decide if the vancomycin should be given or held while the trough value is being...
    May 23
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  9. New CPR Song for New CPR Rate?
    Agree, of course. No one should concentrate on CPR quantity without also quality. But why not focus on both?Music is a very good way to keep tempo accurate without that metronome the ACLS recert...
    May 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. New CPR Song for New CPR Rate?
    So today I became aware that the new ideal CPR rate is "at least" 100 (and up to 120) compressions per minute with the ideal being more like 110 compressions per minute... Help! I can no...
    May 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. How do you draw up meds for IVP?
    According to my understanding which I owe to your post: There are sterile flushes and non-sterile flushes. Sterile flushes will be labeled as sterile instead of the regular ones which will just be...
    Mar 14
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  12. Theme song to your Nursing career?
    Jem- It's Amazing "Patience, now frustrations in the air And people who don't care Well, it's gonna get you down And you'll fall, yes you will hit a wall But get back on your feet And...
    Feb 11
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  13. need advice/opinions on where to relocate!
    Seattle? Maybe if you just look at the number of new grad positions, but if you compare that to the number of new grads the area produces every year the numbers may or may not look so hot. But...
    Feb 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. need advice/opinions on where to relocate!
    Adventure-friendly places I've heard new grads having luck getting jobs: 1) Idaho 2) Montana 3) Alaska 4) Texas 5) Colorado 6) rural New England. It was almost never easy, even so. Keep applying but...
    Feb 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Would you hold Lantus?
    A friend did a presentation on evidence-based approaches to this question. The general answer was it is generally OK to give Lantus after giving OJ or otherwise correcting blood sugar, but it sounds...
    Jan 10
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  16. Nursing Nightmares
    2) My elderly male patient turned into a vampire, which was bad enough since I was still obligated to take care of them and they wanted to eat me. But then the vampire started switching from...
    Jan 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Nursing Nightmares
    1) I dreamed I'd just begun to take care of a full patient assignment when I was urgently assigned another patient (on another unit) who had just had a serious blood transfusion reaction. The...
    Jan 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. PICC line blood draw
    I've heard that studies have shown most nurses tend to exert a certain average amount of pressure when flushing that makes a 10cc syringe safest to use. I can try to chase down that research later if...
    Nov 26, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Nurse or ninja?
    Ninja skill: transforming an unhappy patient or family member into a happier one.
    Nov 25, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. PICC line blood draw
    http://www.iv-therapy.net/node/282 It sounds like the safest option to prevent excessive pressure from being applied to a PICC line is to use a 10 cc syringe. It also sounds from the link...
    Nov 25, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Are you providing great or just good enough patient care?
    Thank you, Lady.Free, for describing what a well-managed day looks like. Let me describe my less-well managed one. I'm in my first 6 mos of nursing and struggling with time management a lot, on...
    Nov 8, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. How do you draw up meds for IVP?
    I had a pharmacist at our hospital tell me never to dilute Ativan, because occasionally it crystallizes out of solution when diluted. What's the case for diluting it?
    Oct 29, '13
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  23. New Grad Neuro Floor or Neuro ICU
    Curious- have you brought the question of how you would be transitioned into a critical care role to your facility? To me, asking that question would show a good concern about quality of learning,...
    Oct 25, '13
    Forum: Neurological Nursing
  24. Tourniquet pain VS DVT
    Hello? Beuller....Bueller..... <bump>
    Oct 25, '13
    Forum: Orthopaedic Nursing
  25. Hand lotion
    Cetaphil, which is also approved by my facility to be good with nitrile gloves (will not break them down like some other lotions do). But at home, I love using thick salves made of olive oil and...
    Sep 6, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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