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  1. Crap, I should've paged the MD.
    Many times I will leave a postit note for the MD in the MD prog notes - usually an FYI or request for comfort orders, etc - that way you know the doc is informed and don't have to rely on the message...
    Aug 1, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Telemetry vs. Cardiac Stepdown at Brack in Austin
    You're going to see a LOT of indigent & homeless @ Seton's ER as well - fresh off the street many times (not always cleaned, buffed & puffed, as they will become once admitted). All Seton campuses...
    Jul 29, '08
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  3. Telemetry vs. Cardiac Stepdown at Brack in Austin
    I still say do stepdown. Again, the ratios are better and there is more "controlled chaos" on a unit vs. the ER (this said from a recovering EMS adrenaline junkie). There are great reasons to work ER...
    Jul 29, '08
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  4. Telemetry vs. Cardiac Stepdown at Brack in Austin
    I vote for Stepdown/PCU. While it's a cardiac specialty unit, you're going to have a lot of comorbids with those patients. It will be easier for you to do a tele/IM from there then the other way...
    Jul 29, '08
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  5. I work in one of the worst region in the US
    Taco palenque! Just about the only great thing about The Valley. My pseudospouse is from Brownsville. We drive down there from Austin 3-4 times a year. And I dread it every time. Though I haven't...
    Jul 29, '08
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  6. Tax home ?
    Greetings, I have been doing a ton of research & reading lately about travel nursing and am about the take the plunge. So I'll likely be a regular poster in the travel forum now. Travel nursing seems...
    Jul 16, '08
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  7. Leaving a new orientee RN on the floor alone
    I'd like to add that aside from the smoker issue you have, you are upset because you were drowning and hardly able to keep up, while this nurse was caught up, done charting and had the gall to take a...
    May 10, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. nurses leaving the floor
    So, let me get this right....you were left to oversee the other nurses' patients while they attended this event, but you weren't even aware they were going to be gone...and for 2 hours?!?! I'm...
    May 10, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. allnurses Exhibiting at AACN NTI in Chicago, May 3-8th 2008
    so great to meet the AN staff irl. Thanks Brian for the XL bag of SWAG. rnwriter was also there too. See everyone again tomorrow. I'm the one w/ really long red hair.
    May 6, '08
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  10. Your Call Light is On Can I help YOU?
    they're not all bad... on an IMC unit... "May I help you?" "I'm ready to go to sleep and just wanted to tell you I love you. See you in the morning" "We love you too. Sweet dreams." My fav...
    May 6, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. allnurses Exhibiting at AACN NTI in Chicago, May 3-8th 2008
    we should arrange an allnurses meetup for cocktails tuesday nite after sessions. or dinner even. there's a bunch of pubs around town.
    May 5, '08
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  12. You know when your hospital orientation is terminated when...
    ...when your preceptor corners you in the supply room, sticks her finger in your face and procedes to cuss you out and promising you won't make it thru orientation. And you have no idea what you did...
    May 4, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. allnurses Exhibiting at AACN NTI in Chicago, May 3-8th 2008
    Hey, does anyone have an opinion on taking the train/subway from the airport to downtown? Is it clean? Safe? It's much much cheaper than a $35 cab ride (and greener too). Not used to public transport...
    May 1, '08
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  14. allnurses Exhibiting at AACN NTI in Chicago, May 3-8th 2008
    I got my packet with my badge, session tickets and expo card! Also got my allnurses.com postcard (along with another dozen or so) - running out of mailbox space for all the things coming in so...
    Apr 27, '08
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  15. allnurses Exhibiting at AACN NTI in Chicago, May 3-8th 2008
    Would love to meet up. I'm getting in Friday so I can make the PCCN preconferences. Have had several folks drop me a line - so glad I won't be alone! I knew I could count on my AN family! See you...
    Apr 25, '08
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  16. How can I explain to a LOL
    Perhaps a bipap might help in this case - the pt will feel like she's getting the amt of air she's been begging for and it will help her blow off all that extra co2. Some ativan and or morphine...
    Apr 25, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. anybody else have this problem
    excellent point. many of our forgein born docs with hard to pronouce names allow us address them by abreviated nick names - it's easier for the patients and staff - who likes their name butchered?...
    Apr 25, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Perfectionist - will I ever be able to handle bedside nursing?!
    I'd caution you about spreading yourself too thin and taking on another job, even though it sounds like HH will be more to your liking. Given the stress and anxiety of your MS job, you need to take...
    Apr 12, '08
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  19. allnurses Exhibiting at AACN NTI in Chicago, May 3-8th 2008
    I'll be there! My first NTI. Little nervous, I'm going completely solo - no one else from my hospital is attending and I won't know a soul there. This is a girl that can't even go to the cinema by...
    Apr 6, '08
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  20. Failed clinical because...
    It seems as if the OP classmate is getting a 2nd chance, being allowed to retake the course the next year. This major compromise of patient safety would have been an automatic dismissal from the...
    Mar 22, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. letter to manager appropriate, regarding transfer?
    I agree face to face, and align your reason to the effect of you have learned a lot there, but feel it's time to expand your skillset...etc. I find this is most receptive and garners support from...
    Mar 3, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. How to interupt: X-Rays & EKG
    I found EKG's Made Easy most helpful in learning to interpret rhythms. I would also like to suggest sitting with your facility's monitor tech for a few hours and practice measuring out the strips,...
    Jul 30, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. What would you do in this case?
    Good call on holding back on the morphine - at least you had some parameters to work with and he was able to get some pain relief - it wasn't a 6mg or nothing. I'm curious, did he have any PO med...
    Jul 14, '07
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  24. dealing with cramps
    I had a surprising amout of relief after taking a flexril along with a couple of IB (for an injured back, but happened to be on my period at the time) - pharmocologically, it's a skeletal muscle...
    Jul 14, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. picking patients for clinicals
    I always grabbed the ones I could learn the most from or not likely to see much of - trach pt, NGT, an dx I hadn't cared for yet. My most memorable pt that I picked was a 50ish Male POD1 s/p...
    Jun 26, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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