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  1. White Coat Ceremony for Nurses
    Place it under a particularly obese patient? Oh wait, those were few and far between in the cap days.
    Aug 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. What Docs Don't Understand About Nurses
    Yes! Fear does not always equal reality. It's akin to people being afrai of riding airplanes and in reality, it's the safest form of transport. I remember a discussion here where people were looking...
    Aug 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. White Coat Ceremony for Nurses
    Im guessing no studies have been done on caps as a germ vector because caps were out of vogue before doing studies on such things was common. I mean, it would be like having a study now that smoking...
    Aug 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. White Coat Ceremony for Nurses
    Dumb. I think white coats should go the way of the dodo. With everyone from nursing to social work to PT to pharmacy wearing one it means nothing. They just serve as germ carries. Seriously, filthy....
    Aug 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. My Very Special Snowflake
    I think of bipolar as being harder to manage than ADHD. If you did it at the recommendation of your psychiatrist after much thought, I doubt anyone thinks that. It's usually pretty easy to tell...
    Aug 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. HRSA
    I thought this must be a new type of resistant staph aureus when I read your title and was trying to think of antibiotics that start with H. I came up empty.
    Aug 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. My Very Special Snowflake
    I love how when you refuse these VSS bizarre requests they say, "Bur it's your job!!!!" No, my job is to help you become healthy and independent enough to be discharged home safely.
    Aug 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. My Very Special Snowflake
    I had a walky/talky patient who refused to squirt the oral syringe of medication in her own mouth. Got really upset that I wouldn't do it for her, because I wanted to encourage her to be as...
    Aug 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Experience with lomotil?
    We give lomotil out like candy to our GI GVHDers, usually 2 tabs, 4x per day, often for months at a time. I've never seen anything like you're describing. However, these patients are in an acute care...
    Aug 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Nurses with worse spelling than mine are laughable.
    This is changing, too, though. With all of our notes computerized, I go through and check boxes, then type a note about anything not covered, in full sentences usually without abbreviations.
    Aug 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Nurses with worse spelling than mine are laughable.
    The edit button is only available for a few minutes after you post. I usually find my errors too late.
    Aug 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Do RT's ever help you with bedside nursing?
    We probably have 100 nurses on shift at any given time and 2 or 3 RT's at any given time. The RT's are slammed. The nurses are busy, but the RT's are even busier, especially if an emergency or chain...
    Aug 24
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. On having 2 titles: Nurse and Patient
    I had both the 522 and 523 with the Sof Sensor, then the 530g with Enlite. I NEVER got good accuracy from the Medtronic. I am using the Dexcom now and it's soooo much better. It's usually within 5 of...
    Aug 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. On having 2 titles: Nurse and Patient
    Are you using a continuous glucose monitor? I'm guessing if you're feeling non-functional at 68 and have been in DKA 5x you're frequently running quite high. I'd really advise you to take a look at...
    Aug 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. dialysis or er
    It doesn't sound like ER is a sure fire bet, though? I mean, you haven't been offered that position yet, right? I've always heard it's extremely rare for ER's to hire new grads.
    Aug 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. So Frustrated I Could Cry..
    Great news! Enjoy!
    Aug 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Anatomy of a crash cart
    That's odd. Every year we have an inservice on the crash cart. The meds are expired or just the empty packaging. The supplies is expired. We have a scavenger hunt and race in teams to find and set up...
    Aug 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Rumors about Jahi coming home are false
    Jahi is hoping for a fresh foley for school this year, and maybe some chocolate flavored Jevity for a change.
    Aug 20
    Forum: Nursing News
  19. I've been a nurse since.....(fill in the blank)
    The Kardex never died an official death on my unit. Ever so slowly people stopped updating it. Occasionally one nurse would make an effort, but soon give up with how out of date it was. It just sat...
    Aug 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. I've been a nurse since.....(fill in the blank)
    And trying to find time at the beginning of your shift to review the last 24 hours of orders and sign them off. Whenever we have down times now and have to revert to paper orders the newer nurses are...
    Aug 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. I've been a nurse since.....(fill in the blank)
    My unit has one Sudoku book tucked away in a drawer that all of the nurses photo copy from. I think most of the nights shift has done most of the book. No one dare actually write in it. Candy...
    Aug 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Do you chart lies?
    This drives me nuts! Also, saw a patient with no eyes charted as PERRLA. Really?
    Aug 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. I've been a nurse since.....(fill in the blank)
    I've been a nurse since orders were still on paper at my facility. When I tell the new nurses that they don't believe me.
    Aug 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Do you chart lies?
    True. We don't use a lot of midazolam anymore. Lots of propofol, precedex, and fentanyl.
    Aug 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Do you chart lies?
    While I understand the need to occasionally retrain an intubated patient, this is not the norm in my facility's ICU, especially not keeping them continually restrained the whole time they're on the...
    Aug 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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