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  1. Levophed and the CVP
    We no longer CVPs in the ICU where I work. they are not considered good EBP compared to US IVC. They are still used for some things like the ARDS diuresis protocol
    Dec 18
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  2. Intubation - confused about orders
    A Pa02 of 120 on a non-rebreather is hypoxic. The patient would have to have a Pa02 in the 300s or 400s on a NRB to not be hypoxic.
    Dec 17
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  3. 2 day suspension HELP NEED ADVICE
    This patient died because he was 99 with organ failure, not because of anything you did or didn't do. Nursing homes tend to be ridiculously punitive w/o the education and support to back up the...
    Dec 17
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  4. Transfer or continue where I am at?
    I would look at BSN programs. You'll need it to get a job that's not located in the tumbleweeds anyway. Many times, depending on the local area, the waiting lists are non-existent or short compared...
    Dec 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Did not Pass the Nclex again
    Just to throw that out there for all the grads who haven't taken the test or are re-taking it: Saunders is good for content, but their practice questions are too easy compared to the actual test...
    Dec 17
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  6. Dwindling faith in this profession
    That is true, but most nurses assume more direct liability for life/death than the average American worker, and they are also, in general, required to work undesirable hours - that plays a factor in...
    Dec 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Why I am leaving my last job
    I have told prospective employers that the ratios were too much, but I was very specific about what we were expected to do and they agreed with me that it was ridiculous. If they didn't, I wouldn't...
    Dec 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Communicating with Doctors
    Honestly, the communication will be bad unless the administration from the unit director on up promotes a culture where physician dismissiveness and other shenanigans are not tolerated.
    Dec 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. UVA RN Clinician 1 - 2014 Graduates
    Just to let yall know. HR at UVA is notoriously slow about calling back and arranging interviews. Things go reasonably quickly once you interview, but it can be months after you submit a resume...
    Dec 11
    Forum: Virginia Nursing
  10. So disappointed in hospital RNs and MDs
    I really don't appreciate your projecting my comment as a "rationalization of poor care." You are way out of line. I am simply stating what I have found to be true. Get off your high horse and stop...
    Dec 11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. difference in degrees
    "even if" does not imply that I think that it does. I contradicted nothing. Get a grip.
    Dec 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. difference in degrees
    Um, no. You're confused, clearly.
    Dec 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. difference in degrees
    I don't agree that it provides a better nursing education.
    Dec 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. So disappointed in hospital RNs and MDs
    It's uncommon to rare that a doctor bases orders off a nursing assessment. It depends on the facility and the culture there-in, but as a blanket statement that's flat out untrue.
    Dec 11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. difference in degrees
    Because the bill of goods that's primarily sold is that the general ed. from a bachelor's degree and the critical thinking skills obtained therefrom are what give the BSN their advantage. An ADN...
    Dec 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. So disappointed in hospital RNs and MDs
    I am well aware of that, thanks.
    Dec 10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. So disappointed in hospital RNs and MDs
    Fudging the time of a turn or oral care is not the same as failing to assess your patients. I would hope you're intelligent enough to grasp the distinction.
    Dec 10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. So disappointed in hospital RNs and MDs
    It wouldn't, and that's what out of touch people fail to understand.
    Dec 10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. difference in degrees
    They're not the same because somebody wants to make money. Trust me, you are more educated than someone with only a BSN.
    Dec 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. So disappointed in hospital RNs and MDs
    Unless you are going to start supporting her, your pearl clutching is unfounded at best and perhaps shows how out of touch you are with the realities of bedside nursing One nurse's 100% honest...
    Dec 10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. Curious about NOC shift
    You need to follow protocol. I'm telling you that your facilities protocol is ridiculous and overworking.
    Dec 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. I don't know if I should be a nurse
    So you can't handle nightshift but something else is supposed to uproot themselves and relocate to BFE? Whatever.
    Dec 9
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  23. So disappointed in hospital RNs and MDs
    1000x yes to your last paragraph. Lots of righteous indignation from people who would be unlikely to support you when you're unemployed.
    Dec 9
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. So disappointed in hospital RNs and MDs
    No one is saying that psych patients shouldn't be assessed if they are on a medical or surgical floor. The question was about psych patients in a psych unit - and no, those folks don't need a...
    Dec 8
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. So disappointed in hospital RNs and MDs
    I wouldn't think so. One of the criteria for psych admission is medical stability, which in my view means periodic (daily) vital signs should be sufficient. Now, I have seen psych nurses chart a...
    Dec 8
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations


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