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  1. Have you ever been insulted for what you do?
    I am quite shocked at the STUPIDITY of what people say. We ALL have our specialties. THANK GOD. There's enough work for everyone, so let's not step on eachother.
    May 17, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. anyone leave high paying 1st career?
    Honestly, you aren't going to know if it was truly worth it until you become a nurse, and some people can't imagine NOT being a nurse despite the fact that their job frustrates them. IMO, if I...
    May 17, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Have any experience with Favorite Healthcare Staffing?
    i heard good things as well
    Jan 20, '10
    Forum: Washington Nursing
  4. Restraint Urged for Clinicians Seeking to Volunteer in Haiti
    I agree with other posters. Volunteering to go down should be thoughtful. This isn't the yearly county fair looking for volunteers for the 4-H booth. This is tragedy to the fullest extent. If I WERE...
    Jan 20, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  5. Sexually abusive doctor
    Concerned about his mental health? Hand the guy a rope in his cell and walk away...
    Dec 24, '09
    Forum: Nursing News
  6. Assaulted and written up. (vent)
    I'm wondering if you sprain your wrist and have a 'demigod' for a medical director in the situation described, I wonder if the physician examining you would be inclined to treat you the way the...
    Dec 23, '09
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. New national nurses union forms
    :yawn: Another nurse union? I tell you, we are so fragmented with different organizations and associations that I feel we don't have a chance at changing anything. Frankly, I scared how...
    Dec 11, '09
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  8. A-fib + metropolol + diltiazem gtt + soft bp
    Pt had scant crackles in bases, but sats fine (97 to 99 percent), and no SOB. Lung assessment hadn't really changed since being there, and she had been on her back for a few days. EBL- can't...
    Nov 11, '09
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  9. A-fib + metropolol + diltiazem gtt + soft bp
    NO, no lisinopril, just metropolol. random things i remember: ef of 40%. I dont recall digoxin on her sheet. My supervisor said she would've given the metropolol. I had heard (but was corrected...
    Nov 4, '09
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  10. A-fib + metropolol + diltiazem gtt + soft bp
    she has a history of afib. had gone in and out of it. the plan was to wait until her INR came down so that she could get the surgical proceedure. after proceedure she was restarted on coumadin. i...
    Nov 4, '09
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  11. A-fib + metropolol + diltiazem gtt + soft bp
    Totally see your point, but b/p actually IMPROVED as heart rate went slightly up. I'm glad you shared your view, because I also want to see just how many people would've done what. i'd love to take a...
    Nov 4, '09
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  12. A-fib + metropolol + diltiazem gtt + soft bp
    situation: rhythm a-fib, with rate 100-130's systolic lood pressure: 82 and 91 in different arms ns going at 100/hr (for 2 days!) diltiazem drip 5mg/hr metropolol 50mg bid i held...
    Nov 4, '09
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  13. After cath with reperfusion dysrhythmias- WHY at the cellular level?
    That (google one) was an excellent source! Thank you!
    Nov 3, '09
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  14. Ever have family members of a pt who was a doc?
    I do ask that one member of the family be the "representative" usually if phone calls are crazy...etc, but in this situation the only two were right in the room! :0) Thank you Dolcevita. It's...
    Nov 2, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. After cath with reperfusion dysrhythmias- WHY at the cellular level?
    Sounds plausible. If you find out, let me know. :0)
    Nov 2, '09
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  16. Ever have family members of a pt who was a doc?
    I couldn't agree more.
    Nov 2, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Ever have family members of a pt who was a doc?
    Thanks for your replies. I just got through with a reply and it erased! Urgh... so... To clarify: I never speak medical jargon to pt families, and when she let me know she was a physician I...
    Nov 2, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. This morning I sat with a patient as he died
    God doesn't have a magic wand. He works through people like you. What a nice story.
    Nov 2, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Opinions pls!, Is it to late?
    My friend, one day, you will be 40 years old. Or 50... you will still have to be that old. So now that you've accepted that fact, you can chose to be a nurse at that age or not. You have no...
    Nov 2, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Ever have family members of a pt who was a doc?
    Maybe others have had a positive experience. I had a pt whose son was a pharmacist and daughter was a psychiatrist. This pt was on a natrecor gtt. Pharmacist son, probably a nice guy, hovering...
    Nov 2, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Patient with pacer/AED is DNR
    Wow. This is a good thread. I had admited a pt with a COPD/ CHF exacerbation. Rapid Response team was called within 8 hours of her placement to our floor. She was a DNR. I had seen they had put her...
    Nov 2, '09
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  22. After cath with reperfusion dysrhythmias- WHY at the cellular level?
    I thank you for your responses. I got something now (which is better than nothing). Seriously, 1990's info? Man, doesn't any university want to know? I had a difficult time finding anything on the...
    Nov 2, '09
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  23. After cath with reperfusion dysrhythmias- WHY at the cellular level?
    I get the cardiac cells are "irritable." I don't understand why oxygenated blood would cause dysrhythmias when the heart muscle needs the oxygen. What is going on here? Is there something happening...
    Oct 31, '09
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  24. Gastric Pacemaker: looking for others who have cared for patients with 'em
    Hi, I work in cardiac care and on occasion, get folks with a gastric pacemaker. Since I do not get them frequently enough, I did not want to generalize my opinion based on the few patients I've had...
    Oct 31, '09
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing
  25. Health Care Reform Will Not Work Without Strengthening Nursing
    To quote: 2. Medicine ultimately controls nursing I can't disagree with that statement. My opinion- if we "reform" healthcare so that daddy government does it, I see a negative impact on...
    Sep 9, '09
    Forum: Nursing News


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