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  1. Question on iv fluids
    I would think to keep it in normal range, because the fluids could cause it to get low from cellular shifts without it. 125cc/hr is a pretty good amount of fluid that is 3,000 ml in 24hrs. Just a...
    Mar 11, '09
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  2. my first day to come home and cry... little pt had an emergency trach change
    I'm sorry you had a bad day, but you had another nurse with you and everything turned out fine. It is frusterating being new, and not knowing, but it gets better with time and experiance. Right now...
    Mar 3, '09
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  3. anyone seen a pH this low?
    Hi just wondering if anyone here has seen someone with this low of a venous pH and still be alive? Venous pH 6.662 and HCO3 2.6!! I felt like I was chansing my tail trying to stop the downward...
    Feb 16, '09
    Forum: Burn ICU / Burn Unit Critical Care
  4. Hey!
    Hi Courtney! Welcome from a fellow Michigander! :)
    Feb 16, '09
    Forum: Introductions / Greetings
  5. Loss of A Nurse on Flight 3407
    :sniff::crying2: prayers to mr Reid's family, friends and co-workers. Also to the other families of the lost.
    Feb 16, '09
    Forum: Nursing News
  6. Happy Nurse Roll Call
    Just checking in to say I love my job and can't imagine doing anything else! :yeah:
    Feb 16, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Oh no! please...please not that
    TOTALLY agree! I hate eyes! I get sympathy eye watering and can't look at them, I pawn off my morgan lenses on someone else to do something for them they don't like.:lol2:
    Feb 12, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. What else is there to do??
    you could take a phlebotomy course, or like you said OR tech classes, you could take EMT classes, or MA classes. My sister in law is taking MA courses until she can get into the program she wants,...
    Feb 11, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Patient Perspectives 2 - Nurses
    Thank You for sharing this video, it reminds of why we do what we do.... for the patients. The one nurse said such a wonderful thing " I know that no day is a wasted day." Do you have a tissue...
    Feb 6, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. What type of a nurse are you?
    I consider myself a type A personality in most things, however do try and keep things fun and light. I usually laugh, joke and giggle when the time is appropiate. I consider myself a team player...
    Feb 6, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Nursing Responsibilities
    It is everyones responsibility, you can't ask someone else to do it if you won't. It can be delegated if you are too busy, but if you are not busy, you can empty it just as well as the aid/orderly.
    Feb 6, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Open letter from a Paramedic
    :yeah::lol2::D:rotfl::redlight::redlight::redlight::redlight::redlight::w00t::w00t: Fantastic letter!!!!! LOL! Love it!!
    Feb 4, '09
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  13. Top 10 Meds Used In The ER
    Here we go other than the main ACLS drugs: Epinephrine, and Atropine 1. Tylenol 2. Ibuprofen 3. Dilaudid 4. Ativan 5. Cardizem 6. Versed 7. Morphine 8. Levaquin 9. Rocephin
    Feb 4, '09
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  14. Nurse with bipolar disorder or adhd?
    I am not dx with anything but often say "this isn't good for my ADD" (25% joking and 75% really feeling like I have some sort of ADD). One day I said it and a doctor told me that something like 90%...
    Feb 4, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. RN to Paramedic Bridge Course
    The director and all of the instructors do an awsome job. I posted in this thread a long time ago before I took the class trying to get some information, but it has gone so far off the question and...
    Feb 4, '09
    Forum: Flight Nursing / Surface Transport Nursing
  16. HELP, I NEED ADVICE
    Take a deep breath Brandy.......ok is it the content? or is the teaching different? or maybe just so stressed that things are not sticking? Take a moment to breathe, calm down and tell yourself...
    Feb 3, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. ER vs. Bedside
    First off trying to be as unbias as possible, but I am an adrenaline junkie and ER is my love, but I can tell you what my days were like on a med/surg floor vs what they are like in the ER. And not...
    Feb 3, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. ER nurses wear "biggirl panties"
    Pulling up my big girl panties, and yelling LOUD and PROUD of what I do!!!!!:dance::yeah::bugeyes::lol2::mad:
    Feb 2, '09
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  19. Dealing with the death of a patient...for the first time
    I have found that every death and every family is different in their own way. There is no one way that I have found to approch the situation. I have learned that it is ok to get emotional and even...
    Feb 2, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Pneumonia...Sepsis... how are the two related?
    A r/o diagnosis is usually something that you don't get instant answers for, like sepsis. To find the bacterial infection in the blood, blood cultures are done, and usually they grow for 72 hours...
    Feb 2, '09
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  21. is nursing shortage really exists?????
    I know the hospital I work in is short alot of the time, we can't send our pt's upstairs from ER not because there isn't a bed but because there isn't enough staff to take care of a full floor. ...
    Feb 2, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. Accelerated Nursing Program
    what kind of accelerated program is it? There are a few different types out there that I know of, a LPN to RN, a Paramedic to RN and a Bachlors to RN.
    Feb 2, '09
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  23. Shin splints, help!
    I agree with BerryHappy 100% I also have run quite a few marathons. Staying off the concrete is definatly a big deal. This month in runners world magazine they had an article on the kinesiology...
    Feb 2, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Have your feelings about the human body changed?
    I agree with the greater appreciation for the human body and when they are healthy. I must say, nakedness has become a normal thing, not something that I really get embaressed about like when I was...
    Feb 1, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. sizure like activity after fainting
    saw it once in er, pt fainted and started twitching then came to, really weird, I grabbed some ativan thinking was a seizure, but it wasn't. Only that one time, haven't seen it since.
    Feb 1, '09
    Forum: Flight Nursing / Surface Transport Nursing


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