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  1. Now THAT'S a lab result
    EF was 20-25...the BNP was reflecting his esrd too
    Jul 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Wrongful Termination?
    Aren't coumadin tabs scored usually?
    Jul 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Now THAT'S a lab result
    He was going for temporary access the next day. He was surprisingly stable.
    Jul 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Now THAT'S a lab result
    His BUN was >100. He was a dialysis patient but fistula wasn't mature yet.
    Jul 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Now THAT'S a lab result
    BNP 172,474!!!
    Jul 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Clarification please
    Give yourself at least two but preferably 5 years of RN practice in an acute care specialty with some of that time in ICU and/or ED.
    Jul 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Wrongful Termination?
    Sounds like a setup. I wish there was a way to clarify with the doctor now what the order is supposed to be without it being a privacy violation.
    Jul 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Vasoactive drips
    I work in the ED. We send patient on drips to the tele floor but only a handful are allowed. No titratable drips are allowed out of ICU or our Stepdown unit. The IMC and Telemetry units do not...
    Jul 5
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  9. In need of advice for new position
    Perhaps see if you could shadow some other nurses in the same role.....
    Jul 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. New short stay position with no medical experience
    I think a lot of your issue is the charting. Ask if you can start off with just one patient for the next couple shifts and then move to two patients the next week. Once you get more familiar with the...
    Jul 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. What are thyroid agents?
    Thyroid agents are any medications that directly affect the thyroid. Drugs to treat hyper and hypothyroidism.
    Jul 5
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  12. Am I making a poor decision?
    I think you will be fine. You will encounter psych patients in oncology and you will also have the opportunity to help people during a challenging time in their lives. Your psych program should...
    Jul 5
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  13. Applying to 10 different nursing programs?
    10 is a lot. I think you should go on your state's board of nursing website and narrow down the schools to 4-5 based on pass rate and/or cost if that is an issue. Every school you apply to will...
    Jul 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. 12 Hour Shifts and What to Bring?
    Energizing drink/seltzer/water Granola/protein bar Fruit (watermelon, grapes, cherries) Pretzels Soup in the bowl (I've found some organic healthy versions)
    Jul 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Clarification please
    There is no such thing as an NCLEX-NP. Nurse practitioner board exams are offered through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) and/or the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)....
    Jul 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Honest reply....
    Have you tried a home tooth whitening system? Sometimes a whiter smile can make for a healthier looking smile.
    Jul 5
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. Case study - what would you do?
    Don't remember which means they were "boring"... I.e. not critical...I was probably ignoring them while dealing with Mr. Drama...sorry patients.
    Jul 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. advice please!
    Confidence and competency will come with time. Focus on the positivity you get from 99% of the team and ignore the bad apples. Ask your questions to the nurses who don't talk down to you. If this is...
    Jul 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Possible Nursing Student w/Kidney Failure
    If I were you I would not go to nursing school until I got the transplant. Nursing school is grueling for anyone including people who aren't chronically fatigued and feeling crappy from chronic renal...
    Jul 2
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. Places/states where new nurse grad is not saturated?
    That's actually not much lower than you'd make in some places on the east coast...
    Jul 1
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  21. Would this be considered a med error?
    Unlike tablets, which possibly could be split. Capsules can only be given whole. Where did this question come from? To answer the question, you would give 2 100mg capsules, but that wouldn't be a...
    Jul 1
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  22. Help
    I learned pharm best when I actually began passing meds on actual people. Perhaps you can come up with some fake patients with multiple medical issues and make up some med lists for them with meds...
    Jul 1
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  23. Question Hyperactive reflexes
    In general, hyperactive reflexes = bad. You'd think oh it's working very well, but in reality it's hyperactive because it doesn't have the normal inhibitions on the reflexes.
    Jul 1
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  24. Case Study Help!!!!!
    Once you analyze her performance and make a decision as to how she is progressing what would you do next? Offer feedback?
    Jul 1
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  25. Case study - what would you do?
    I think age definitely played a role here. This was a scary event in an otherwise young healthy individual.
    Jul 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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