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  1. Do I need Malpractice insurance?
    It's not about being perfect. It's about ensuring that I dont take any shortcuts. Everything at the hospital is made to where if you don't take shortcuts, you will be okay. Please give me an example...
    Jun 27, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Pre-employment Drug Screen and Adult ADD
    I have ADHD an take adderall. First off, if you have a prescription, they shouldn't ask for a reason, although I'm sure in your paperwork they said to list ALL medical conditions. ADHD is a medical...
    Jun 27, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. why does liquid med through NG make the pt gag?
    I agree with the osmolality poster.
    Jun 27, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Positive exposure?
    I would follow up, but only to give yourself a sense of really knowing. As long as you didn't get the fluid in any open cuts, you should be okay. The only possible place to transmit would be orally...
    Jun 27, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Do I need Malpractice insurance?
    Generally speaking, as long as you do everything you are supposed to do including looking up drugs, following orders, ensuring the 5 rights, and documenting correctly you should be okay. If you feel...
    Jun 27, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Recieving a patient from ER
    I know this topic will differ greatly from hospital to hospital. I am a nurse that has been working in ER/ICU for almost 3 years and have never worked on a general nursing floor. The way my ER...
    Jun 27, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. Just hired and don't know what to expect
    One of the good things about documentation in the ER is that it is usually aimed at fast documentation. At least at my hospital it is. As far as what you should be concerned about is more about good...
    Jun 24, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  8. Bathing Pts Question
    I absolutely hate bed baths. It is my ONLY dislike in the ICU. At my hospital, the patient has the right to refuse a bed bath or they can do it themselves if they want to. You had better be sure you...
    Jun 24, '12
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  9. Is it possible for a sensitive individual to become a strong nurse?
    I do rude things all the time without realizing it lol. Alot of times you say "oops haha, that was dumb", but you realize that you are human too. Like the other day, I forgot that I told a pt they...
    Jun 12, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Is this legal?
    I could never where a fanny pack..... I think I would lose a couple man points for that one haha
    Jun 12, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Emergency Kit
    I think the Aspirin, gloves, guaze, tape, kerlix, and the oxygen (maybe Im not sure, still considered a "prescribed" drug, wierd huh?) are about the only things you will need. Aside from the AED,...
    Jun 12, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  12. Education options, and other choices
    Well to me, it would really depend on how much you owed. If you did the math of how much "extra" you are getting by them paying for your stuff and it was a substanial amount, I would think about...
    Jun 11, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Worried I tested false-positive on drug test
    Unless you were taking an amount WAY over what you should have been, you should be fine. There is a "safe" cut-off for OTC motrin that makes you not test positive on drug screens. Next time, I would...
    Jun 11, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Is this legal?
    First off, I would check your hospital's policy. Alot of places say that they have the right to search anything on the campus. Now whether it was legal to not tell you that they searched your locker,...
    Jun 11, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Transfer to Floor, Same Hospital, Lower Pay
    What i think you should do is to go get a job in ICU or ER. You will not only get alot of experience, but it will help you if/when you decide to go back to school. Schools (here anyway) like to see...
    Jun 11, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. ACLS Heartcode via AHA?
    My hospital uses this to treat all of our ACLS nurses. I like everything about except for the little red x's they put next to all of the "extra" things even if its not wrong. I did however play...
    Jun 11, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  17. New Grads to ICU- your opinion
    cubsfan- I believe he is refering to there being seperate groups that stick together in the ICU (more experienced stick together, little experienced stick together) without there being much...
    Jun 10, '12
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  18. Failing heart...I think...Dobutamine?! Good thinking question
    I suppose, it just seems crazy that it wouldn't have been at least a try, instead of flooding the patient with more and more fluid. no swan, the MD is somewhat new, and isn't looked very highly on....
    Jun 10, '12
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  19. ICU opportunity
    I would definitely sell yourself on your EKG ability. Alot of patients in the ICU have some kind of heart problem. Being able to recognize EKg changes are an important skill of an ICU nurse. Since...
    Jun 10, '12
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  20. Why does ionized calcium need to be on ice?
    it is to prevent anaerobic metabolism. If left room temp, the value would be lower than expected.
    Jun 10, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Failing heart...I think...Dobutamine?! Good thinking question
    A patient that I was taking care of a couple weeks ago was having a CHF exacerbation. He was on Dopamine, Levophed, Neo-synephrine, vasopressin, all of these were at max dose. CVP was 24. I continued...
    Jun 10, '12
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  22. Thinking about going back to the hospital
    Going back to the hospital will be a slight challenge if you are not up to date with all of the new techniques used. You will however have a slightly easier time than a new grad, becuase you have...
    Jun 10, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Broken Neck
    With many head/neck/spine injuries there is a lot of inflammation. One of the reasons that it is so hard to tell just how well the patient will do in the long term is becuase of the inflammation that...
    Jun 10, '12
    Forum: Neuro Intensive Care Nursing
  24. hyperkalemia
    (1ml=100 mg in a 10%solution im pretty sure?) During emergent hypocalcemia- 500mg-1000mg IV over 10 mins, for arrhytmias- 500mg-1000mg IV q10 prn 0.5ml-1ml/ min, for hypermagnesemia 500mg, 0.5ml-1ml...
    Jun 9, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  25. ICU yuck
    Well there are definitely ways to go around the poop. You could be a surgical nurse, they rarely if ever deal with poop. also PACU rarely sees it, considering bowels usually move slow after surgery....
    Jun 9, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing


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