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  1. How do you monitor for cervical ripening?
    In the process of rewriting policies/standards of care on monitoring for cervical ripening. The shift in our facility has been from cervidil and vaginal cytotec to oral cytotec, although we still do...
    Sep 16, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  2. md-surge to L&D nursing, what was it like??
    i worked a year in med-surg, then transferred to L&D. i had a year experience in OB as a nurse tech doing postpartum care, which i think was invaluable in my knowing the department before starting. ...
    Feb 29, '08
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  3. balancing charting and pt care
    thanks for the reply. we have computer charting (electronic fetal monitoring) but our monitors also print out a paper strip (which is handy to quickly jot a note of an event and then transfer to...
    Jan 29, '08
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  4. balancing charting and pt care
    i am a new rn to l&d/antepartum/pp after 1 year in med/surg. i am loving things so far, off orientation x1 month now and doing well for the most part. what i really struggle with is how to keep...
    Jan 29, '08
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  5. tid dressing changes
    Order states: "Wet-to-dry dressing changes to ______ tid." No scheduled times. I work afternoons and am increasingly becoming frustrated that when I report off at 2300, it is somehow my fault...
    May 26, '07
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  6. What am I doing wrong?  Argh...
    I just started on a busy med-surg unit in October for my first job. I did a little bit of clinical time on this floor, but it wasn't recent. I only had three weeks of official orientation, and am a...
    Jan 6, '07
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  7. ABG's
    I am reviewing ABG's...they come up every semester and every semester I struggle relearning them. I remember seeing a thread on here awhile ago about tips for ABG's...but now I can't find the...
    Feb 5, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. OB techs?
    I currently work as a nurse tech in OB. They only let you be a NT if you are going into your final year of nursing school here. I work with an RN and together we have anywhere from 5-8 postpartum...
    Dec 6, '05
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  9. How to unwind after work??
    The advice about turning the mind off... It used to be hard for me to leave my mind off the patients. I think that giving a great report to the next nurse helps me sleep the next day. Not only...
    Oct 26, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. sharpening up before back to school...
    Just wondering what those of you lucky ones (like me) are doing to get back in the mindset for school. I feel like I should be brushing up on my knowledge before I get thrown back into the wolves! ...
    Jul 27, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. need tips for fundal checks
    I am working as a nurse tech in OB this summer caring for postpartum couplets. I am doing great so far with most of my duties, but am having trouble sometimes with fundal checks. Sometimes,...
    Jun 21, '05
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  12. Amenorrhea-help!
    I went on BCP's when I was 16 for the same reason....would get like 3-4 periods a year and they would last like 12 days and be terrible. I stayed on BCP's for a few years (three?) then went off...
    Apr 30, '05
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  13. "don't get stuck in women's health"
    I did take the position. I just wanted to see what you all thought. Thanks everyone! I kinda thought it was weird advice, but wanted to ask those of you who are in L&D your thoughts. I've never...
    Apr 16, '05
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  14. "don't get stuck in women's health"
    I would like honest feedback from those of you who are currently in L&D. I will graduate May 2006 with ADN and am open to lots of areas, but would love to do L&D. I just was offered an...
    Apr 15, '05
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  15. tax question R/T student loans
    Anyone know if I'm supposed to claim student loan money as income? It would seem like it, but I just went through the whole Turbo Tax thing and it didn't ask about student loans. Also, it would...
    Feb 18, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. First Foley!!!!!!!!!!
    Yay! Doesn't it feel great! I just did my first one a few weeks ago, so I know how you feel! Makes you want to do a bunch to practice your new skill "for real". Congratulations!:balloons:
    Feb 9, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. student..help osmolarity of dialysis?
    My patient I will have later today is on CAPD, with a solution change every 6 hours. Of course, last night did all my research on the procedure, condition, drugs, etc. The one thing I can't figure...
    Feb 8, '05
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  18. help...explain osmolarity of dialysis solution
    Thanks, I will post it over there!
    Feb 8, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. help...explain osmolarity of dialysis solution
    My patient I will have later today is on CAPD, with a solution change every 6 hours. Of course, last night did all my research on the procedure, condition, drugs, etc. The one thing I can't figure...
    Feb 8, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. Med-Surgi & Phamacology
    I'm in Lifespan (med-surg clinicals), and Pharm II. 26 contact/credit hours. Frankly, the only thing getting me throgh each day is prayer and coffee, and sometimes not in that order, LOL:chuckle ...
    Feb 5, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. what is a kvu?
    (slaps self on forehead) duh. that makes sense now...pt with abdominal distention, had a decompression colonoscopy. thanks!
    Feb 4, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. what is a kvu?
    My patient at clinicals this week had one, I think it's a radiology test? I looked it up on several lab test websites and no luck........ any ideas what this is? i thought kvu's were units used...
    Feb 3, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. pharm ? re: reflex tachycardia
    yay, thanks! I did some more searching and found that it seems to be triggered by low blood pressure, whether the cause is from antihypertensives or from reflexes of other drugs. hope i can...
    Jan 30, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. pharm ? re: reflex tachycardia
    Hoping someone out there can help me. I have a question I am having trouble with and can find nowhere in my book (or anywhere else for that matter). The question states: Describe what causes...
    Jan 30, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. I'm giving my first injection today!
    I'm pretty sure I will be doing my first sub-Q today (insulin). Had my preconference yesterday and pt gets insulin before dinner. Clinical for me is 3-11. I'm so excited and nervous at the same...
    Jan 25, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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