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  1. Nurses need a pedometer
    I have a Fitbit flex I drop in the pocket of my scrub pants while working and in my jeans at home. I walk between 4-5 miles in a 12 hour shift depending on the location of my pt assignment (close to...
    Dec 17
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  2. Why do you think nurses leave the profession?
    My top reasons for wanting to leave are: 3, 4, 9, 11, 12. It's exhausting with 4 cardiac Tele patients, 12 hours of running short staffed on CNA's so I have to do total care, add isolation for c-diff...
    Dec 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. What can you tolerate the least?
    I nearly passed out observing a total knee from the smell of burning bone when surgeon took a saw to the bones! I would seriously scream and run if I had maggots in a wound. I hate brushing crusty...
    Nov 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. How many steps do you take a shift?
    I love my fitbit zip and average 4.5~5 miles per shift 10k+ steps. My best day ever was 17k but I had floated to a unit that has a circular flow so many extra steps were taken that day.
    Nov 21
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  5. Port protectors and scrub the hub
    The non-compliance by our staff drives me nuts! I hate finding the tubing twisted and connected to itself. I have a Preceptee who is getting extra practice in changing and priming IV sets. I carry...
    Nov 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Port protectors and scrub the hub
    We use Swab Caps, I love them and do not re-scrub the hub. All central/PICC lines are supposed to be flushed q shift and have the swab caps changed with each flush at our facility. We also use blue...
    Nov 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Having to count Risperidone
    Pharmacy has us count random meds supposedly for compliance per some joint commission request. I can't tell you how annoying this is. Last week I was counting vitamin D cholecalciferol and there were...
    Nov 5
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  8. RN...to me, means real nurse
    I love being a Preceptor, my next student starts this Saturday for 16 shifts. I help them gain clinical skills, confidence, organization and time management. When I hear a murmur or crackles make...
    Oct 31
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. Esme Needs Your Prayers and Well Wishes
    Prayers for a speedy recovery Esme 🙏
    Oct 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. ER nurses not calling report anymore...
    Our ED has a digital camera and will photograph wounds, skin issues and PU's before pt is admitted to show these were not hospital acquired injuries. If the nurse doesn't know she's getting an...
    Oct 21
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  11. ER nurses not calling report anymore...
    I Am always courteous to the ED nurse regardless of how busy or annoyed I may be at getting a patient at shift change because it serves no purpose and can't be helped. I got one this evening at 1835,...
    Oct 4
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  12. Please Start!
    I work day shift Cardiac Tele, ratio 4/1. We pull ALL meds for entire shift from Pyxis with a few exceptions (Vanco, Amiodarone maintenance dose, Flagyl, Protonix gtt) Amiodarone loading & first...
    Sep 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Squishy, lightweight clog recommendations?
    Try on a pair of these Landau foot wear, only $50 very squishy and very non-skid soles. I too have flat feet and love these. COMFORT - Comfort - Landau Shoes
    Sep 15
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  14. Difference between apical pulse and pulse monitored on display
    Our bedside Tele monitors have settings for paced rhythms which must be activated otherwise my pt can show as half the apical rate of 35 instead of 70 or double the apical rate of 140 instead of 70....
    Sep 9
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  15. Best Mispronunciation?
    Die-law-din or Dilantin for dilaudid moe-feen for morphine fursmide for furosemide Car-devil-all for carvedilol Metrop-all for metoprolol tie-nenoll for Tylenol assburn for Aspirin it still...
    Aug 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Items a new nurse needs 1st day of work!!!
    I work a busy cardiac Tele floor. I quickly learned I need dual cargo pocket scrub pants and scrub tops with 2 front pockets on the outside when stuff kept falling out of the cute slash pocket tops....
    Jul 2
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  17. Scrub the Hub
    Our hospital uses the swab caps for PICC and Central lines, love them. We have sterile caps for the end of IV tubing. I drop a few of both in my pocket along with alcohol wipes at the start of my...
    May 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Have you been in a public situation where you had to use your nursing skills?
    Last year while driving with family, cars in front of us slam on their brakes and dust is flying everywhere. As we inched forward traffic started moving and I could see a guy lying in the center...
    May 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Don't go into nursing school if_____
    In my experience, my religious views take a back seat to my patients religious views and beliefs. Many of my patients are geriatric in their 70,80,90's and have strong values and beliefs which I...
    Dec 28, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. Quit nursing school after two months...
    We started IV on each other as second semester nursing students but no NGT! I would have refused it.
    Dec 8, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  21. Help with amiodarone drip
    Start the gtt. We have a protocol for a bolus loading dose, followed by a 6 hour infusion at 1mg/min then a maintenance dose of 0.5 mg/min. Amio needs a filter. Watch for hypotension and bradycardia.
    Nov 20, '13
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  22. How do you feel about mandatory influenza vaccines?
    No flu shot for me, I'll happily wear a mask again this flu season. Last year I elected to wear a mask and I didn't catch a single cold or upper resp virus. Pts and visitors tend to cough in your...
    Nov 20, '13
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  23. JCAHO Requirement
    We recently started providing pill cutters for each patient who needs a partial dose. They're $1 at the dollar store and I'm sure my hospital buys them in bulk for cheap.
    Nov 7, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Phasing out noc shift differential in acute care?
    Hospitals in my area are not hiring unless it's per Diem. I've always thought day shift deserves a differential because the work is harder, pts going off floor for procedures and tests, finger sticks...
    Oct 23, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. I am scared to do CPR
    I've done 3 codes this year (my first,2nd and 3rd ever) #2 was a big guy in isolation and I was first in the room so jumped up on the bed with my knees to start while others gowned up. The 3rd and...
    Oct 15, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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