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  1. Preventing phlebitis with Amiodarone
    At our facility we get the patient a PICC if we are going to start amioderone.
    Jan 29
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  2. New Grad Residency Experiences in San Antonio
    I went through the residency program for Methodist in February. It runs from about 10-18ish weeks long depending on specialty. You go to class 8 hours a week where they tell you about how great...
    Aug 8, '12
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  3. Low potassium level, post CABG patient
    I work in a cardiac ICU. All of our post-op CABGs have to maintain K's above 4.0. Our cardiothoracic surgeons find this to be most therapeutic. I don't have any sources to cite though.
    Jun 9, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  4. Lasix and Hyponatremia
    That was very informative GrnTea, thank you for that. His Na had been 130 in the previous day's labs and I suspected the high rate of D5 1/2 he was given would worsen that. I don't believe the...
    Jun 8, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  5. Lasix and Hyponatremia
    Hah! The resource nurse already told me I need to get a life and quit worrying about work so much. I'm not quite at the point where I can accept that I've done the best I can and enjoy my time...
    Jun 8, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  6. Lasix and Hyponatremia
    As far as I know he had no renal problems, Cr was normal, I don't remember what his BUN was. Vital signs were stable, pressures 130s-140s. As for the fluids, I have no idea, I got a very...
    Jun 8, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  7. Lasix and Hyponatremia
    I had a patient who's morning labs came back with K 5.0 and Na 127. The patient had been getting D5 1/2 NS all night at 125 cc/hr and urine output was about 30-40 cc/hr. I was concerned for fluid...
    Jun 8, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  8. CNAs that take extended breaks
    Report them to your supervisor. What's the point of paying for help if they aren't around to help?
    Mar 21, '12
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant (DON/ADON)
  9. Geez...they're dropping like flies!
    It sounds like many of you came from schools with really low standards to acceptance if you have drop rates like that. Either that, or your schools do little to support your transition into nursing...
    Mar 21, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. tube feeding and gag reflex
    I'm in the orientation phase at my hospital and we just learned about this. We were told that OG tubes are for patients without a gag reflex and to use an NG tube otherwise.
    Mar 1, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. What was your gpa and other stats, before BSN acceptance?
    I had a 3.8 when I applied for nursing school. I also had volunteered in an ICU before applying. I started with 3 applications for 3 schools, but in the end only finished one application for the...
    Feb 25, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  12. Med/surg 2, clinical skills or bedside care skills?
    That does not sound like an adequate or even acceptable clinical experience. My school didn't have a medsurg 2 course per se, but in my Management class we were expected to take on at least 3...
    Feb 22, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. Fundamentals of Nursing 7th, Potter
    download winrar
    Feb 13, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  14. My First Care Plan -- Help!
    This person had a stroke. This person has heart failure. This person has COPD. Are these all one person? If so, he seems really sick. It's good to put a (secondary to [medical...
    Feb 12, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  15. Fundamentals of Nursing 7th, Potter
    Here are some review materials that cover key concepts you should know.
    Feb 12, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  16. Feeling incompetent
    If 80% of a class fails a test it sounds as if the test is not covering the material being taught. It's unlikely such a nursing program would be around for long if that were the case. Either way,...
    Feb 12, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  17. skewing around a "medical diagnosis"  help!
    Nursing diagnoses are basically a way to prioritize patient care, plan for possible possible negative/positive outcomes, teach, and evaluate progress (improvement and deterioration). I don't like...
    Feb 12, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  18. More pictures of male nurses in school advertisements and job openings please!!
    Why does it matter? A nurse's responsibility is to advocate for patients' of all walks of life. To do this, they have to look beyond their own ethnic, social, and personal values. And that doesn't...
    Jan 30, '12
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  19. Test Questions
    Standard procedure is to assume isonatremic dehydration. You would give NS (0.9%). Unless you absolutely know he's got very low sodium levels, you shouldn't be giving a hypertonic solution. D5W...
    Feb 23, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. What do you guys do to wake up in the morning?
    I take 50 mg of benedryl the night before a clinical. It's the only way I'm gonna get any sleep. Then a rather large coffee when I get to the hospital to wake up. I don't like coffee, but I learned...
    Feb 22, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. UTHSCSA-Fall 2011
    UTHSCSA has about a 25% acceptance rate for the school of nursing so if they are taking about 130 for your semester, then you can expect that there are about 500 applicants. Most of these aren't...
    Feb 15, '11
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  22. UTHSCSA-Fall 2011
    There will be lots of hassle the first semester with talking to the right administrative person. You spend most of your 3 day orientation meeting these administrators - it's exhausting. I don't pay...
    Jan 30, '11
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  23. UTHSCSA-Fall 2011
    I'd be a little uneasy about Wayland Baptist's program. It's fairly new and it took some effort to even find information on their nursing program. Their nursing program was only recently accredited...
    Jan 29, '11
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  24. UTHSCSA-Fall 2011
    Here are my schedules from each semester. Keep in mind that the new curriculum y'all are starting has more hours and classes. I have no idea if your 3rd semester is as broken up as ours. First...
    Jan 27, '11
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  25. UTHSCSA-Fall 2011
    It really depends on the person. You can always quit if you feel it's affecting your ability maintain your grades.
    Jan 27, '11
    Forum: Texas Nursing


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