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  1. Care for Diabetics after Open Heart Surgery
    Hyperglycemia causes biochemical alterations within the endothelial cells of the vasculature. Endothelial cells transport glucose via the GLUT-1 transporter. This particular transporter is not...
    Nov 12, '08
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  2. Lasix gtt
    Just curious how often you check a K on a pt with a lasix gtt. I had a situation at work the other night where a pt was on a Lasix gtt at 10ml/h and apart from the occasional PVC was SR w/ no...
    Jun 3, '08
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  3. Help How to keep pts IN Bed
    One thing that can lead confused/unsteady patients to get out of bed is needing to go to the bathroom. We did a little evidence based practice thingy on a unit I used to work on and we found that...
    Feb 19, '08
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  4. Respiratory Assessment: Put your thinking caps on!
    I only got 5... 1. Pursed lips 2. Tripoding (leaning forward at least!) 3. Core and peripheral cyanosis (I think) 4. Use of accessory muscles 5. JVD
    Feb 19, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Intubation & Chest Tube skills
    Paramedics do not insert chest tubes rather they do needle decompression which of course is usually just a temporary fix. Chest tubes themselves are inserted by physicians. Intubation can be...
    Feb 17, '08
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  6. Is it a HIPPA violation?
    I think you mean 0.09 not 0.9 lol. 0.9 and you would be pretty skunked!
    Feb 7, '08
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  7. Know meds before you give them...how...
    Good for you for wanting to be safe and professional. I have worked with nurses with big egos how are too embarrassed to use a drug guide. I have been a nurse for 11 years now, mostly in critical...
    Jan 23, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. From school to ICU...What was I thinking?
    It will take you at least a year to begin to feel comfortable. If your co-workers are helpful then that makes things easier. I have to agree with some of your co-workers; yes it is good to be...
    Jan 23, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Ethical question-being friends with a patient
    Your license is safe. Your friend overreacted. You have treated the whole incident as a lesson learned and you will be a better nurse for having learned it. Good luck.
    Jan 17, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. How much do you do for the next shift . .
    I applaud you for your efforts to help the next shift. You went above and beyond to provide assistance. Nursing is all about having unexpected things happen at inconvenient times, that is what we...
    Jan 10, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Student Loans
    What is your status here in the U.S.? Are you a permanent resident or are you here on a student visa? If you are a permanent resident then you are entitled to federal loans. If you are here on a...
    Dec 28, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. what is the best place to be at as a nurse?
    Best place for me to be as a nurse is home, watching TV with an ice cold beer.
    Dec 22, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Is hypnosis within the scope of nursing practice?
    Man, I would be hypnotizing patients all night...."you don't have a call light"....
    Dec 18, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. New director is a nazi
    If your manager can't take the heat she should get out of the kitchen! If you love your job hang in there, with all the PC stuff and "sensitivity" training that goes on in hospitals today she won't...
    Dec 18, '07
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  15. How to respond to these type of nurses!?
    So many factors could be coming into play here. I am not offering excuses for their behavior, swearing is absolutely unacceptable behavior in a professional setting, yet maybe the nurse had been...
    Dec 14, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Kootenai Medical Center?
    Kootenai Medical Center's starting pay for a new RN is $23.88. Deaconess Medical Center's starting pay for a new RN is $23.79. Sacred Heart Medical Center's starting pay for a new RN is $23.08. ...
    Nov 10, '07
    Forum: Idaho Nursing
  17. Spokane area nurses?
    I currently work at Deaconess Medical Center in Spokane. The starting wage for a new RN is $23.79/hr. Deaconess is currently going through a process of being sold and becoming part of a for profit...
    Oct 25, '07
    Forum: Washington Nursing
  18. 72 INCH long wound!
    Have to plug like a shop vac into that sucker to get a wound vac goin. Thnk of all the pus....coooool.
    Oct 19, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Congrats Bakpakr On Passing Your Cna Course !
    Congrats Roberto
    Oct 19, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Goodbye, PACU! Hello, ER! Any tips?
    Just remember.....stay lookin good.
    Oct 11, '07
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  21. Liablity question..
    If the nurse who left did not hand over patient care to another licensed nurse then she abandoned her patients. Saying can you feed my baby at 1400 is not handing over patient care. Did you contact...
    Oct 3, '07
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  22. Daytonite....
    On days where I sometimes regret my decision to become a nurse, I have only to read some of Daytonite's posts and see the passion for nursing that exudes from them and to aspire to hold such a...
    Oct 3, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. Should you be able to refuse an isolation assignment when pregnant?
    Interestingly enough our NM brought this up yesterday at our biannual staff meeting. She said that for the obvious infections that are dangerous to a pregnant woman, those pregnant will be excused...
    Oct 3, '07
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  24. Coworker causing problems...
    Restraining order????......just kidding
    Oct 1, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. New nurse question re: NPO and meds
    I betcha your unit has a policy and procedure manual and it might be in there.
    Oct 1, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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