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  1. Half Question/Half Pet Peeve
    Because when men do it, they are just getting ahead and showing "assertiveness".
    Jan 19
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. LPN working at compounding pharmacy
    There really are no nursing actions involved in what you have described. I'm not sure there is a problem here.
    Nov 26, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  3. Medicare and Magnet status
    Someone told me the other day that soon Medicare will no longer reimburse hospitals who are not Magnet Status. I have a hard time believing this and can't find anything to verify it. Has anyone...
    Jun 23, '13
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  4. Charting"No s/s of infection noted" when pt comatose?
    I think what you are saying is that since a symptom is what a patient tells you, how can you write sign and symptom when the patient is comatose. I would put, "Patient non-verbal and unable to...
    Jun 11, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Size matters? (IV question)
    For vesicents you want quick hemo-dilution and the smaller the gauge the better More blood flow around the catheter creates more hemo-dilution. Larger bores can sometimes occlude some blood flow. ...
    Jun 7, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Rhabdomyolysis
    This happened to a friend of mine. Recently put on a statin and began an exercise program and diet in the way of lifestyle change. Ended up in the hospital on fluids because of Rhabdo. I doubt the...
    May 25, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. What didnt you do in school?
    With evidence and best practices always changing, equipment being updated and new things being invented, skills are constantly being re-addressed throughout your nursing career. It's great to have...
    Apr 23, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Nurses talk to Nurses, Doctors talk to Doctors
    This is my chief complaint about my current manager, there is no support or advocacy for the nursing staff. I work in a large clinic with 12 MDs. The majority of the MDs are professional and...
    Apr 12, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. How does chemistry apply to your RN position?
    Acid Base is great. I love Arterial Blood Gases and figuring that stuff out. You can also look up electrolytes and how they effect the electrical activity of muscles especially the heart. ...
    Apr 7, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Dreaming About Work
    I was dreaming one morning that pumps were beeping everywhere and I was winded running from room to room, trying to find the bleeping, beeping pump. When I woke up, a neighbor was having work done...
    Apr 6, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Do nursing schools get paid if a student passes the NCLEX in a certain state?
    It's against the law to pay based on grades or pass rates. However, colleges are required by BONs to have a certain pass rate for the NCLEX or they will loose accreditation. I don't think the state...
    Mar 30, '13
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  12. comfort care?
    This sounds completely wrong to me. Sounds like your facility (MD or MDS maybe) doesn't understand the theory behind comfort care. See if you can't get a trained palliative care person involved.
    Mar 30, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  13. Without Orders
    BTW, mothers deliver the babies. Doctors, nurses, midwives, etc assist in the delivery, but the women in labor are doing most of the work. C-sections, on the other hand, are different and I...
    Mar 26, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Can They Do an Autologous Stem Cell Transplant... If there is no bone marrow involvement (which I don't think is typical with Mantle Cell), I don't know...
    Mar 18, '13
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  15. Stop complaining about your job - It could be worse.
    I'm getting a little tired of the "this economy" thing too. Corporate profits and Wall Street are doing very well, it just isn't trickling down to the worker though. The fat cats are sitting on...
    Mar 17, '13
    Forum: About A Nurse - Cartoon Series
  16. Call to organ donation center post pt death
    We are required to notify the organ donation agency in our state for every death. I've done it a few times, it never took 45 minutes though. We do not discuss it with the family. If the deceased...
    Mar 10, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Washing hands
    You should also use a towel to open the bathroom door and then throw it away outside the bathroom. There should be waste baskets outside the bathroom doors.
    Mar 9, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Accuracy of Automatic BP machines?
    If the readings are out of whack, I'll check manually. I trust my ears more than the cuffs, however I think the machines are good for showing trends.
    Mar 9, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Question about normal temps being lower for some?
    I have had people tell me this type of thing. (I work oncology where we carefully watch for neutropenic fevers.) Our guideline is 100.5. I've had people tell me that they normally run 97 so 99 is a...
    Mar 9, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  20. I understand why people go the LPN route
    I teach in an LPN program and have learned so much from the LPNs who help me with my students (I'm an RN.) What LPNs do in LTC is tremendously valuable and I have the utmost respect for them. As...
    Mar 9, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  21. Nurse refused to give CPR
    My parents lived in a senior living facility. When my mother started falling, the manager helped get her up once. When it happened again, he said he really couldn't help her. By law, they cannot...
    Mar 4, '13
    Forum: Nursing News
  22. Phone, cell, beeper and texting.
    Most of the MDs around here use an answering service after hours. You leave a message and they page the MD.
    Feb 18, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. E. Coli outbreak and symptoms
    I read on a healthy food blog about a recall of organic spinach due to possible e. Coli contamination. There are all kinds of people responding to the blog that they ate spinach last night and had...
    Feb 17, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Tips and Tricks for an efficient shift
    I was usually able to get my meds and assessments done by 10:00 as well (Med Surg 6-7 pts). I could usually have most of my charting done by 11:00 (assessments anyway.) The only part of the...
    Jan 30, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  25. Do you ever correct people about medical stuff?
    What about weather? Last week, the temps around here were lows in the teens, highs in the 20's. Today, the high is supposed to be close to 70 and next week will will be normal 30s - 40s. I've...
    Jan 29, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion