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  1. Tricks for putting down NG tubes?
    I thought Cetacaine was only to be used for intubation as it numbs them to the point of not having a gag reflex. Do they have a milder Cetacaine out there now? I don't know where I work they have a...
    Apr 27, '08
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  2. Do Nurses Eat Their Young?
    Where are you people working???? Every nurse on my 51 bed floor is willing and happy to teach the new nurses. And acting dumb would not thrill me. People didn't make it through nursing school...
    Apr 27, '08
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. Do Nurses Eat Their Young?
    I don't know Kimbacats There are small towns up in that area where people treat outsiders strangly to say the least-maybe that was the problem with the preceptor. With you not having experience in...
    Apr 26, '08
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. Unit clerk job while in NS
    I have worked with a few nurses that were once unit clerks, from what I've seen they do alot better as new nurses with that experience behind them
    Apr 26, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. can/t determine blood pressure..
    you have to go by the first sound. i would take the blood pressure in the other arm to see if you get the same thing. if i did i would go by the first sound heard
    Apr 25, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Are there any nurses who actually enjoy their jobs?
    In June I will have been a nurse for 20 years. Sometimes I hate it , but overall I love my job and there isn't anything I'd rather do. You have to learn to relax at work and be calm. If you are...
    Apr 21, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. worried about my getting my license :(
    I don't think so. I really don't think they care about traffic offenses. I know a girl who got busted for drugs and got her license, That was 20years ago but still. I wouldn't worry about it.
    Apr 20, '08
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  8. Above and Beyond Scope
    I would want my CNA to give juice and sugar instead of waiting for me. As a diabetic I would want anyone to give me sugar if I was low-it's a horrible feeling I wouldn't want to wait for an RN to...
    Apr 18, '08
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  9. post-heart cath pain
    The Cardiologist blows me off too but I swear I feel the stent in my heart. I can't really describe it but I feel something there.
    Apr 17, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. When people say they are nurses but not...
    OMG This is the second time in this post I have read something wrong. I just got home from a 4 day hospital torture. Torture as this time I was the patient, anyway I apologize to everyone and...
    Apr 16, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Do Nurses Eat Their Young?
    that's what i am hearing here. the guys i work with are all easy going and would never act like that. i have never seen a male nurse act that way- i guess i've been lucky
    Apr 16, '08
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. When people say they are nurses but not...
    I don't think Dutchgirl was trying to be accusatory. It's just several people including myself have asked you if you are a Registered or Licensed practical nurse and you haven't answered the question...
    Apr 16, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. When people say they are nurses but not...
    oh ok. Sorry. Damn I must have been having a brain fart, totally missed the part where they told the patient they didn't have to be NPO.
    Apr 15, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. When people say they are nurses but not...
    i don't know dutchgirl i am a 47yr old juvenile diabetic and i've been a nurse for almost 20 years. i've just never seen someone go into ketoacidosis in 8-9 hours while npo. i was just curious if...
    Apr 15, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Transfer at change of shift?
    Totally off the subject again Thanks. That was my Baby. He died several years ago but I had him for 14 years. Is that a pic of your husky? He's cute!!
    Apr 15, '08
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  16. Transfer at change of shift?
    I've felt the same way about ER. But after being a patient down there and watching them I have to agree with the above post. All different departments, different shifts want to assume the other...
    Apr 15, '08
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  17. When people say they are nurses but not...
    yeah I know it says that but by what you were writing here I wasn't sure if that meant you had been taking care of a family member for years. Sorry
    Apr 15, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Early recognition of the deteriorating patient
    A patient that has been confused for days and suddenly totally with it. Look out. And of course Vice versa is no good.
    Apr 15, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. When people say they are nurses but not...
    Just Curious, Are you a Nurse? Registered or Licensed Practical? I am curious why did this patient nearly code because they did not take their insulin??? Seem to me if they took it-they would...
    Apr 15, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Nurses Smoking
    I just recently quit smoking-3 months ago. I never noticed it smelled before until now. OMG what a stench!!!!! If you smoke you can't smell it-believe me I know. I still can't stand to listen to...
    Apr 15, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. travel nursing nightmare
    So what happened???
    Apr 15, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Do Nurses Eat Their Young?
    I've never seen a male nurse act that way, but I am sure there are ones that do
    Apr 13, '08
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. Do Nurses Eat Their Young?
    Because it's not so much that they eat their young. It's just that you get a bunch of stressed out woman together and there will be bickering-doesn't much matter whether it's their young or not. ...
    Apr 13, '08
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. Pain from ischemic cardiac or noncardiac origin?
    When I had my MI I had Nausea/Vomiting, Very anxious and squeezing (L)arm pain. I eventually developed (L)sided Chest Pain too but that was near the end of it. For the first few hours I just had...
    Apr 10, '08
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  25. Pain from ischemic cardiac or noncardiac origin?
    One thing that can sometimes differentiate between cardiac and non cardiac is to have patient take a deep breath and if it hurts more with deep inspiration it is usually Pulmonary. However and...
    Apr 10, '08
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance


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