Search Results

Search Results Type: Posts; User: ontocrna

From Date
  1. status epilecticus question
    Question: Pt. seizes for many minutes and yet needs to be straight cathed 10 minutes following status epilectic state....750cc out.....shouldn't pt have been incontinent of urine in seizure state of...
    Aug 15, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. New Grad Ethical Difficulties
    You're going to find HIPPA violations everywhere you work, for example admitting a patient to a room that already has a patient in it....all that patient's business is out there for the other person...
    Jun 5, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Common practice for any ER??
    When in doubt I always consult our pharmacist and in some cases phone the physician to ask for clarification (as with the above mentioned Kaposi Sarcoma pt.) I document that I've done that as well!
    Jun 2, '10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  4. get pt. up off the floor and keep your back healthy?
    Quick question.....had to float to another unit...found a sundowner on the floor next to his bed...'bout killed my back getting his dead weight up to the bed with two other nurses...
    May 31, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. ON PROBATION
    It's illegal to work off the clock as you wouldn't be covered by your employer's malpractice insurance if something were to happen.
    May 30, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. per diems
    Similarly we can pick our shift, are the first one's on call or low censused or to float where I'm at, but I find we are also the first one's to get OT because of our flexibility. Crazy since paying...
    May 27, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Low census vs. on call????
    Do you guys have all this in writing? I've gone to the beloved handbook and there's nothing in there about being available when on low census. On call states very clearly that you have to be sober...
    May 16, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Low census vs. on call????
    :uhoh3: Anyone else experience this? Shift is 7p-7a. I get a low census phone call this evening "till 11p". So how is that not on call status? I can't have a margarita with dinner! I still have...
    May 16, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Professional orgs.: what are the benefits
    What professional organization do you belong to and how does it benefit you? By this, I mean how does it really benefit other than looking good on a resume? I am befuddled by the lack of...
    May 7, '09
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  10. Pearsonvue "Trick".  Is this TRUE?  Does it Work Every Time??
    I tested last Thursday and tried the pearsonvue trick. It kept me occuppied and hopeful over the weekend if nothing else. By checking repeatedly, I found that my results were available earlier than...
    May 5, '09
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  11. The more I study the more I realize how much I still don't know!!
    Thanks for expressing the craziness that all of us waiting to test are feeling!:banghead: I test on Thurs. morning. My scores on practice questions don't seem high enough and all of the information...
    Apr 28, '09
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  12. Putting Employers "ON HOLD" while considering other offers
    I wouldn't take a position just to have a position. It looks terribly unprofessional to leave a position as quickly as you take it for a better one if you find yourself unhappy with your decision. ...
    Apr 3, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Quick question on MI Nursing Scholarship
    Our school made us aware that there were funds available about two weeks into my last semester. I applied and didn't receive anything for over six weeks or longer if I remember correctly. I...
    Feb 1, '09
    Forum: Michigan Nursing
  14. Where do I apply?
    Not endorsing this as ethical, but have seen students that have done it this way. Take all your prereqs but one at one school and then transfer to another community college for your last prereq. Get...
    Oct 8, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. career question
    Hey, I got into this field for flexibility. What I didn't know going in was that the education to get into it is NOT flexible. I have small children at home and found nursing school was very time...
    May 7, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. pvr question
    I'm thinking acidemia stimulates the sympathoadrenal system and initially increases peripheral vascular resistance but long term it would be reduced. Or my other thought is that visosity of the...
    May 7, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. The Lack Of Teamwork Is Astounding!
    Just an observation...depends on where you work. In floating I can honestly say that different parts of our hospital don't even feel like part of the same building. Some staffs gel and some have a...
    Apr 22, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Most Common IV Push Meds on Med-Surg
    morphine sulfate
    Apr 22, '08
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  19. getting rid of an air bubble in an IV line
    Pet peeve...flushing the line into a trash can. Do you want someone sticking something into you that you just ran into a trash can? Prefer to run it into the sterile iv tubing bag that you just...
    Apr 22, '08
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  20. Orthopedic Nurses, help me out here
    from time out to the end 45minutes (depending on their response to anesthesia, complications and what they find once they are in there)
    Apr 22, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. LVN Refresher
    Have you considered a Kaplan review course that nursing students take to pass their boards? They are pretty comprehensive.
    Apr 22, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Nursing Interventions w/ Rationales
    google ackley and ladwig careplan constructor
    Apr 22, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. need goals for ineffective peripheral tissue perfusion
    Hey, go to google and search for "ackley and ladwig careplan constructor". go to the sight and go under "start a new plan" and go to the alphabet "P-Z" and you get a screen with an option "tissue...
    Apr 22, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. We took a stand against our Clinical Instructor...
    We had a group of students at our school that had a bad clinical experience due to a poor instructor. They went together to the head of the program, discussed it, and asked for their money back, no...
    Apr 8, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. 4.0 in PreReqs? How RU Doing in NS??
    I was a 4.0 student. My gpa is still very good, but it did decline when I entered the actual nursing classes. I attribute that to the alteration in the grading scale that we follow. In our program,...
    Apr 8, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Student


Top