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  1. List of most commonly prescibed meds, please
    Didn't see these, which I give a lot: Miralax Go-lytely ampicillin ceftriaxone gentamicin carafate
    Nov 3, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. What the heck is going on?!
    I have researched this topic a lot. Viruses DO NOT attack the pancreas causing Type 1. It is autoimmune. This means the body's own immune system attacks the beta cells (not the whole organ) of...
    Nov 3, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. What the heck is going on?!
    This is annoying beyond words for people who live and/or work with Type 1. It is a ridiculous and dangerous myth to saddle kids with. Just so ignorant.
    Nov 3, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Experienced nurses: What do student nurses do that drives you nuts?
    It's been said before, but I'll say it again. DON'T sit in the chairs unless you're absolutely sure there are enough (there aren't). Bring treats. Not just on the last day. If you really don't...
    Oct 1, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Know Thyself: Prevent Mistakes
    I don't get where the big mistake was. As nurses, we do not blindly follow orders; we are expected to use our own discretion - this is part of the "critical thinking" that's always drilled into...
    Sep 15, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Brain surgery last week, then coming to ED for pain. Wait 4 hours to be seen.
    Just like to add this: From my experience, at least 80%, maybe more, of people who've recently had ANY kind of surgery, will, a few days later feel that something is TERRIBLY wrong. My theory...
    Sep 3, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. What is pediatric nursing like?
    I couldn't disagree with this more. When we have docs cross-covering from adults, they must have their hands held, because we look for completely different things with kids, give different meds...
    Aug 11, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Did I do something horribly wrong?
    If you didn't prime the main line yourself, then you don't know where it's been. Sometimes, for whatever reason, when you're priming it, it gets air in it and to really make it prime quickly and...
    Aug 11, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Time to call a duck a duck?
    Didn't read the whole thread, but have a quick .02. I feel like nothing but a warm body filling a number on an fte grid. Period. When in any kind of group setting, wether it's rounds at bedside...
    Jul 19, '10
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  10. Phone calls & families <sigh>
    What really KILLS me is when the caller is angry because they claim they've been calling every day and getting info from the nurse.
    Jul 19, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Alert patients who refuse meds.
    I have learned that there is no point at all in trying to wake a sleeping teenager in the morning - unless the med is very time sensitive, I just hold it till later. The fact that they were up very...
    Jun 14, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. How do I find a job in a doctor's office? please help!
    It's not necessarily less money. Hospital based clinics are exactly like doctor's offices, but he title and pay scale are the same as hospital. Look for these jobs on hospital websites. I've been...
    Jun 10, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. What is the work schedule like for RNs?
    Varies by unit at my hospital. Where I am, new RN's must rotate for the first year. This is because some things are done only on days and some only on nights, so the idea is to get all the...
    May 14, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Gum Chewing
    I agree that it looks unprofessional and I can't stand to be around anyone chewing gum! BUT, I LOVE doing it!! I love the taste of a fresh piece, I love cracking it. I hate the way it makes me look,...
    Feb 6, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Working as a nurse for medical mission trips
    The Red Cross.
    Jan 17, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Having another nurse check insulin doses & other med Qs
    Maybe the needles weren't primed first. I really hope you aren't giving the patients their pens back to be used as intended, because once you draw out of a pen cartridge with a needle, then it IS...
    Jan 16, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Dosage Question
    This is a very strange question. But you would use a theoretical concentration and equate it to the desired dose. So if your concentration is 5mg/1ml, how many ml's do you need to get 175 mg? I...
    Dec 11, '09
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  18. Diet Sodas - bane of my existance
    It's my only vice. I've given it up before, but life seemed so empty...
    Dec 9, '09
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  19. iphone/ipod touch apps???
    I have used Davis Drug Guide via Skyscape and really, really liked it. I tried it on a 3 month subscription, but when I renew, I might just buy the one time publication, as the frequent updates...
    Dec 9, '09
    Forum: Mobile Apps For Nurses
  20. New national nurses union forms
    an uber-union isn't going to fix patient safety. we're still going to be squeezed. the only difference is that we will lose the power to do anything about it. we'll not have the option of fighting or...
    Dec 9, '09
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  21. Would you switch to nights for alot more money?
    Nope. Not a night person. I think you either are or your aren't. Sounds like you may already know which one you are.
    Dec 8, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Im lost all nurses read!!!
    I really think you should look at a program that will get you licnensed as a certified nursing assistant. It should not take too long nor cost too much, and it will then be able to get a job which...
    Dec 8, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. I want to be a great nurse, but... rant
    Exactly. The success of failure of a hospital, not to mention patient outcomes, falls squarely on the shoulders of nursing. Nursing. If there is any failure or breakdown anywhere in the system,...
    Dec 5, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Jobs not in the hospital setting
    Most likey more than a year. Two, three or more. Sorry, I am two and still feel stuck in the hospital.
    Dec 4, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. I want to be a great nurse, but... rant
    but it's not about taking good care of my patients. it's not about critical thinking. it's not about intelligent, timely med administration. it's nothing that I learned in nursing school, or any...
    Dec 4, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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