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  1. self extubation
    I have had my fair share of self extubations. It's happens. Some even manage to tongue the tube out! most of the time my self extubations were ready to come off the vent. It happens often,...
    Aug 17
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  2. PTO after resignation
    No days off in the summer??? Eeeeek. Glad you found another job.
    Aug 17
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  3. Anyone ever return to ICU after a long break?
    Now that I got laid off from my full-time job, this is something I really need to consider doing. I would feel most comfortable in my ICU. The biggest change since I left is the EMR (we were all...
    Jun 1
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  4. Nurses desensitized to death?
    Before I became a nurse my mom died. I was 21 and she died in a drug rehab facility at 47. I was her next of kin, my parents were divorced. I had to identify her body in the morgue in the...
    May 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Nurses desensitized to death?
    A, or an " older" nurse ( I will be 34 in 2 weeks) but I have worked in ICU and hospice. The 2 areas where death happens the most. I see death as a part of life now I guess. Some deaths hve...
    May 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Is this common with nurses and doctors?
    So the first hemoglobin didn't go down significantly enough to transfuse. Ok. Then you get another on and it did. That's why serial hemoglobin are drawn. Nothing is wrong there. doctora don't...
    May 8
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  7. I need help!!!
    Honestly, an engineers lines of work and education is very black and white and technical. ( I know many ). As you can see you are passing the very science -minded courses where the answers are...
    May 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Dr. orders for OTC meds
    Yes, even in skilled visits. It's really annoying. They can feel free to go buy it themselves, but if they ask if they can have Tylenol or colace, you technically have to call the do for and ask. ...
    May 6
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  9. To my preceptor
    I also got extremely lucky in the preceptor department. Twice. First as a new grad med surg float. She was just awesome and we clicked. Easy going, helpful, never made me feel stupid. 4...
    May 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. I'm sorry, honey.  Mommy is a nurse...
    It's bad, but my 6 year old is a sensitive one. Littlest scratch and it's " mommy I'm bleeding, I'm bleeding!" I kiss it and tell her to shake it off:) She visits the school nurse about 4 times...
    May 4
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  11. Unsafe ED
    Honestly....... It goes all sorts of ways. Yes, I've experienced the ER nurses holding their patients they were supposed to bring up hours before until 15 min before the end of the shift as to...
    May 3
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  12. can you give prevacid (PPI) "too early"?
    I dont fully believe in this concept. I would not wake a pt up for a 6 am Prevacid. Sleep is also a vital part to healing. No way in heck am I waking up my pt is Prevacid is the only reason they...
    May 3
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  13. Delayed or dry drowning
    I was just discussing this with a friend. Isn't " dry drowning" essentially aspiration? Depending on the severity they could need ventilators support and antibiotics. the sad thing is they...
    May 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Rant
    I kind of had the opposite experience. I was an MICU nurse and new mother who's daughter went to the NICU. She was in the NICU as a precautionary measure and when I called the morning after her...
    May 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. New Rapid Responder
    Congrats, that's my clinical dream job!
    Apr 22
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  16. Associate and Diploma RNs
    I apologize for the use of the wrong word. I meant a recommendation . Either way it greatly affects the chance of a new hire not having a BSN
    Apr 22
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  17. Associate and Diploma RNs
    The other reality is hospitals want to achieve magnet status which requires 80% of their staff to be BSN trained. So while they may maintain their associates nurses, they surely aren't going to hire...
    Apr 21
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  18. Stupid Nurse Tricks (Or How To Look Incredibly Stupid)
    Telling your coworker it's no problem to remove a femoral dialysis father during post Mortem care. Turn the patient to put the shroud underneath only to cover your coworker in blood from blood...
    Apr 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Associate and Diploma RNs
    It's a true story. I got my AAS in 2005 and was able to get a job before even passing the NCLEX. Life changes made me transition out of the ICU after 5 years and that didn't work out so well and...
    Apr 21
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  20. What task should I know
    Know that all nursing is not task-oriented and critical thinking is very important. On a cardiac step down unit, I would tell you to get to know your cardiac meds.
    Apr 21
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  21. Would you deliver your baby at your place of employment?
    Well, #1 I was high risk and my place of employment didn't have a NICU. So that was out. And my DD did end up in the NICU. #2 I worship the ground my OB walks on and drove over an hour to get to...
    Apr 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Advice
    I think you haven't found your niche in nursing yet. You haven't found a specialty or a unit that's your fit. And fwiw, I started as a foot nurse and lasted less than 6 months floating. As in...
    Apr 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Maybe Im missing something....
    Yeah, the more I think of it, perforation causing sepsis. I remember a patient who was young with lots of pain and on major pain meds. We all kind of new him and when he became confused...
    Apr 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Anyone ever return to ICU after a long break?
    I've been out of the ICU for 3 years. Out of the hospital as much. I've done homecare/hospice for a year and for the past 6 months I've been working a dream non bedside job working remotely from...
    Apr 17
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  25. Maybe Im missing something....
    Perforation?
    Apr 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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