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  1. Would you do this...? Thoughts....
    If the NG tube is smaller than the normal size NG tubes I see in acute care hospitals....and if there are good safety measure in place to prevent it dislodging or aspiration. I don't think it is...
    Sep 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Who is taking this patient!?!? ::crickets::
    Actually we have some kind of system but I often don't follow it very well. Kind of just, first pt. goes to nurse A, second pt goes to nurse B, 3rd to nurse C.....then 4th (if no more nurses...
    Sep 22
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  3. House Supervisor Requirement
    Yes it does.
    Sep 6
    Forum: Nursing Management
  4. Getting into inpatient endoscopy
    It can take luck, be easy, or be hard, to get into endoscopy. If you are "pushy" (I mean that in a nice assertive way) go to the charge nurse for the GI unit. Tell her how much you have always...
    Sep 6
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing
  5. Hate med/surg is ED any different?
    I understand your point and frustration with med/surg but why limit yourself to ED! There are at least 8 (off the top of my head) different areas of nursing in most acute care hospitals. If your...
    Sep 4
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  6. I caused skin tear
    I know how you feel. I still shudder when I remember tearing a patients skin. And I an a RN in out patient surgery, healthy patients in for same day surgery! I was removing the IV/tape (which...
    Sep 1
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  7. It's Wrong!  (A night shift perspective)
    I love your "rant." I agree with everything. However I kind of understand a little why sometimes family takes an (obviously) dying loved one to the ER. Not that it makes it the right thing to...
    Aug 31
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  8. The most valuable thing(s) you've been told
    Let's say it all together....read the label....read the label.....read the label......of all medications three times before you dispense it.
    Aug 31
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Pt having a "friend" over for "special nursing care"
    Absolutely.....unless you are working in a long term care facility? (In which case I think it is fine.) I can't figure out how a patient in an acute care facility could be well enough to want sex?...
    Aug 31
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. Can circulator also obtain/ wittiness consent
    I am a pre-op PACU nurse. I occasionally work OR for simple easy cases, either moderate sedation or circulating. Is there any reason I cannot admit the patient, wittiness their consent, and also...
    Aug 9
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  11. Endoscopy unit to OR
    In two ambulatory surgery centers where I worked they also had an endoscopy clinic. Several nurses who worked GI were able to get their foot into the door to become OR nurses.
    Aug 9
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  12. Best Mispronunciation?
    Not exactly your point but I was making a new appointment for myself over the phone. My name is a little unusual so I told the receptionist "I'll spell my name." She kept saying "Okay....Alspella...
    Aug 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Slamming in IVP meds and Running Incompatible Meds Together: Is it as bad as they say
    It really makes a big difference on the situation. What meds are you pushing and why. For sedation and pain meds if the reason for the medication is to have the patient sedated quickly so a...
    Aug 3
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  14. Are humans poisoning themselves and the planet?
    Oh, yikes, I was wrong. We (or someone!) is poisoning the planet. How about some cyanogenic glycosides or amydalin......eat apple seeds, cherry, peach, apricots, leaves or seeds. Or...
    Jul 24
    Forum: Nursing News
  15. Are humans poisoning themselves and the planet?
    Well......since cancer rates are going down and Americans are living longer I say bring on the poisons! I would bet malaria has killed many many more people than the possible risk of exposure to...
    Jul 24
    Forum: Nursing News
  16. test results
    PS, forgot, what is my PT, PTT.
    May 26
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  17. test results
    Knowing the policy and procedures manual is great. But to put in some common sense.....if a patient with a chronic condition taking medication for it, i.e., anticoagulants for A-fib, diabetes,...
    May 26
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  18. LP with chemo in peds
    In our out patient surgery center we occasionally do LP's with chemo for a pediatric oncologist (his oncology nurse comes also.) Unfortunately (or fortunately ? ) for various reasons I hadn't...
    Apr 26
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  19. when patients are prescribed marijuana
    Thanks to all. My knowledge of "recreational drugs" is so bad. All I know or think of with marijuana is smoking it.
    Apr 16
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  20. when patients are prescribed marijuana
    We were discussing at work (out patient surgery,) how do hospitals deal with patients who are on prescription marijuana when they are hospitalized? This is in California. Is there any problem...
    Apr 15
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  21. Plastic Cases-IV Fluids
    I knew a CRNA would come to the rescue. You guys are wonderful. I would take a CRNA anytime over an anesthesiologist. I know it is a guideline. But in PACU, out patient surgery, textbook...
    Mar 6
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  22. how many jobs?
    Do you mean how many jobs in different facilities, or how many different jobs but within the same facility?
    Mar 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Plastic Cases-IV Fluids
    WOW...I love your question. I have no idea as to the answer? We do a wide variety of surgeries so i am not a plastics expert. Our plastic patients rarely get more than 1500 ml of crystalloids...
    Mar 5
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  24. Most topics here non-clinical knowledge ones
    I agree, I love the hard sciences as it applies to nursing.....but as soon as I think about asking a clinical question I find I can Google it, or You Tube it or, hit the text books, and get all the...
    Mar 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Safe Nurse Staffing for Patient Safety & Quality Care Act
    It is all too black and white. It is all to us vs them. It is all to big bad corporation bean counters vs wonderful nurses. There is a huge middle ground. There has to be bean counters or...
    Mar 3
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety


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