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  1. IV starts in nursing schools
    I agree. They didn't work nights, so we would either call the ICU for an RN or the ER for a tech to come up to put one in. It was one issue that I brought up at every meeting and review.
    Nov 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. IV starts in nursing schools
    We did not, with the rationale that many of the hospitals around here have dedicated IV teams, and the hospitals that don't teach it as part of the new grad orientation.
    Nov 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Patient's rights dilemma
    As far as I know, a PICC can be considered hospital property, and leaving AMA with one could be considered theft.
    Nov 5
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. Need help coping with death of a loved one while in nursing school
    My program purposefully scheduled us for more clinical hours than the state BON required, just in case of situations like this. Perhaps yours does as well?
    Sep 21
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. What can RT's do that RN's can't?
    Depends on the facility. Where I used to work, RTs intubated during codes. Where I am now, RNs are able to give MDIs, but only if RT has written an order (per protocol) saying the RN can, but at my...
    Aug 24
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. Documenting allergies in computer programs
    We write it as an actual order to pharmacy in the patient's chart. We are 90% electronic but some orders are still handwritten, like this one.
    Jun 12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  7. Documenting allergies in computer programs
    We aren't able to actually put it in the electronic chart, but we do send an order to pharmacy stating the pts allergy and reaction. It's just not accessible on our end of the program to put it in...
    Jun 10
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  8. Stupid Nurse Tricks (Or How To Look Incredibly Stupid)
    We measure BS in mg/dL.
    May 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Shift Cancellations (Please HELP!!)
    My floor goes by date last called off. And new nurses to our floor have to be there for 3 months before entering the rotation. There might be times where someone gets called off twice in 3 months and...
    Mar 13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  10. Relocating?
    My husband and I are looking at doing either an extended travel assignment or just relocating to the Phoenix area. No kids, he does ICU and ER, and I currently work on a PCU. Does anyone have any...
    Mar 12
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  11. What Are The Most Creative Call-off Excuses You Have Heard?
    At my hospital, if you call out with diarrhea you have to stay out until you are 24 hrs diarrhea free. So for most people, that would be at least 2 shifts if you work a few in a row.
    Jan 19
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  12. 8 month old baby dies because iv line could not be accessed
    What about a central line? Or would that be impossible due to the severity of dehydration?
    Jan 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. How Long Does This Order Last?
    At the most, 1 year from the written date, for that medication.
    Oct 4, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. New orders lovenox dvt prevention
    I would have called, to ask if he wanted the new dose added to the first (so total of 90mg) or enter another order for a 1 time of an additional 30mg (to equal the 60mg).
    Sep 5, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  15. Handling a central venous line port
    When you've seen the ends wrapped with gauze, are you sure its not a dialysis catheter? Those usually are dressed in some fashion like that, and they are not meant for access other than dialysis...
    Aug 18, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. All Nurses app?
    Jul 5, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. All Nurses app?
    There is one for Android, as well.
    Jul 5, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. How many patients do you get on night duty?
    We are 4-5 on my progressive care unit., with 20 pts and 2 LNAs. Our ortho floor does 6-7, with 23 pts and I think 3 LNAs.
    Jul 3, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  19. Low census
    My hospital has been near close to full capacity for the past few months now...everyone must be coming here.
    Jun 2, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
    Progressive Care Unit, 1:4, q1h capsticks per insulin gtt protocol
    Feb 27, '13
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  21. What is the first thing you do when you put a fall-risk pt in the bed?
    Our beds have the alarms built in, and are sensitive to about a 25% weight change. Most of our fall risk patients aren't fast enough to do more that sit at the side of the bed before someone gets in...
    Jan 29, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  22. Need supplies ASAP
    For future reference, strips and lancets are available as OTC. Strips can be quite expensive though. In some states, syringes are also available OTC in packs of 10.
    Jan 27, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. New Year, Norovirus, and Me
    Not 2 hours after reading this thread this morning, I got hit with the stomach cramps. I don't think I've ever been so sick in my life. Now, 12 hrs later, I'm finally able to keep some sips of water...
    Jan 8, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. FT night shifters what is schedule?
    We self schedule, and I work Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights. Every so often I may work a Thursday instead of the Fri or Sat, but for the most part, I get my weekends on, weekdays off.
    Dec 31, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. No time to talk
    We tape at my hospital. Shift starts at 7 and ends at 7:30. Assignment for the oncoming shift us done by 4 or so, and tapes are divvied up by nurse. That way they only have one tape to listen to, but...
    Dec 24, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations

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