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  1. Whats your best nursing ghost story?
    As a new nurses aide that was barely eighteen I worked at a tiny rural hospital. We had one ICU bed next to the nurses station. It was often used for hospice (anyone really critical we air...
    Oct 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Swan-Ganz catheters in PCU
    I thought a lot of units had stopped using them. We still use them in the Cardiac Cath lab for RHC but not for monitoring, of course.
    Oct 31, '13
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  3. Songs That Remind You of Nursing....
    "Thought this thread felt familiar. There's a lot of good answers here too." I used a lot of those :) it was a closed thread. I was curious if there were any new ones.
    Sep 30, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Songs That Remind You of Nursing....
    What songs remind you of being a nurse? Everytime certain songs play on my ipod they invoke feelings of being at work, been at work. Some are obvious http://www.reverbnation.com/colettewashington...
    Sep 25, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Good Article on the basics of Hemodynamics
    http://www.cathlabdigest.com/articles/Hemodynamics-a-12-Letter-WordAn-intro-basics
    Jul 3, '13
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  6. Attn: St. Louis Cath Lab Nurses please respond!
    To all my fellow cath lab nurses in the St. Louis area, I have a request. We are attempting to update are call pay and are curious what St. Luke's, St. Johns, BJC and SLU pay their call team. ...
    Aug 1, '11
    Forum: Missouri Nursing
  7. Best MD note
    We had a note on a cardiology patient the other day that read "Pt not eating due to the crap they serve here." BTW the words "the crap they serve here" was not in quotes...
    Jun 21, '11
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  8. Funny Cath Lab sayings...
    :rotfl: We have an interventional cardiologist moving to another city, and we all adore him. I wanted to make him a funny t-shirt to remember us by. Can anyone come up with funny cath lab says...
    Jun 21, '11
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  9. Hello! Any Cardiac Cath Lab nurses out there?  Questions about how your lab runs...
    Any interventional cardiac cath lab nurses out there? If so, do you take call? How often do you have to take call? Do you have to stay at the hospital? How many on your team? Do you "double...
    May 8, '11
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  10. I love my job!!!
    :loveya: Can I also say that I love my job! I have been working in a small interventional/diagnostic cardiac cath lab for over a year now. I never thought I would enjoy a job this much and had been...
    May 8, '11
    Forum: Success Stories in Nursing
  11. Cath lab RN
    Our scrub nurses wear the whole kit and caboodle but our circulators only wear lead for regular caths. Everyone wears hat, mask, shoe covers etc for any ablation or pacemaker insertion.
    May 7, '10
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  12. Cath Lab nurses!! Intro plz!
    I just switched from a neuro unit to the CCL. I am now learning how to circulate. I am totally overwhelmed right now but I love it!
    May 7, '10
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  13. first RN job proving to be a disappointment, tips please...
    I am also a new grad who was hired straight out of school into a unit. I was miserable and overwhelmed. I lasted 2 months off orientation and then I transferred to their stepdown unit. I like...
    Jan 13, '09
    Forum: Missouri Nursing
  14. Doctors' Chart Bloopers
    This isn't a blooper but still funny. I was looking up something in the doctor's orders on a patient that had been in the hospital for about six months. The hospitalist had ordered a consult for...
    Jan 13, '09
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  15. Funny/Strange things other hospital employees have done????
    We have a nurse who writes the word "poop" in random places on the unit. Not the charts, of course but on memos hung in the break room, the doctors phone book, ect. For some reason this is so...
    Jan 13, '09
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  16. What Is Your Most Gross, Yucky, Disgusting Nursing Horror Story?
    I have a new one.... :barf02: We had a new post op ostomy who wasn't the problem, her husband was. We have several PCT who are barely 18 and two had walked in the patient's room to find him buck...
    Jan 13, '09
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  17. Any St. Anthony's Medical Center nurses?
    I work at St. Anthony's in a fairly centralized unit and I haven't heard anything about that. There has been grumblings in the past, and half hearted attempts to unionize but nothing that anyone...
    Jan 13, '09
    Forum: Missouri Nursing
  18. Quick de-stressing techniques on a 12 hour shift run
    Just like many nurses, I sometimes work 12 hour shifts several days in a row. I get up at 4am to run and eat breakfast, so I have to go to bed early, which doesn't leave much time in the evening. ...
    Jun 27, '08
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  19. Vibram 5 fingers shoes
    Thanks! The part about indoor walking makes sense! I will stick with my asics for work.
    May 20, '08
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  20. Vibram 5 fingers shoes
    "I wear the original design whenever I run. I just took my USAF pt test in them last month. I still prefer to run barefoot, but these shoes come close to being barefoot. The soles are fairly thin,...
    May 20, '08
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  21. Vibram 5 fingers shoes
    I'm not sure how I would feel having plastic between my toes....I would NOT hike in the woods in these shoes, but for camping or floating I would think they would be great. I wonder if you would...
    May 20, '08
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  22. Vibram 5 fingers shoes
    I would love to feel like I am barefoot. I was barefoot for seasons at a time as a child. I really feel that is why I have such strong, healthy feet with high arches. My hips hurt when I wear...
    May 20, '08
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  23. Vibram 5 fingers shoes
    What do you guys think of these? I think they are neat and the concept is great, but even though it says you can wear them hiking, I would worry about needle sticks. But then how protective are any...
    May 20, '08
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  24. How Dare You Say That To My Patient!!!
    How awful. Do you have an anon complaint line? If you do I would try doing that. That way he can't prove it was you (even though I'm sure he will suspect it was.)
    May 20, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. What Part Of Low Lights Minimal Stimulation Do You Not Understand!!!!
    I HAD taught and taught this family the entire day, until I was hoarse. Their attitude was that "Dad" was in "there" trying to come out and I didn't know him--therefore they didn't have to listen to...
    May 20, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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