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  1. Is NSS with KCL hypertonic?
    No. If you take 1/4 Sodium Chloride and mix it with 20 KCL it will not be hypertonic. Do a search on this site and you'll find many answers.
    4:55 am
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Clinical Competencies
    Wow Hou... We definitely are on opposite sides of this issue... So, if a nurse has performed a procedure ten times in the last month, and has not had an adverse complication as a result.. She or he...
    Apr 16
    Forum: Nurse Staff Development
  3. Triple Lumen Cath anatomy
    Delphine, A lumen dedicated to TPN, needs to be just that, dedicated to TPN. Therefore, you really do NOT want to draw labs from that lumen. Instead, do a peripheral stick, or draw from another...
    Apr 16
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  4. Clinical Competencies
    Are they reinserting them (ie. with a foley in the case of accidental dislodgement?) or is it the administration of medications via g-tube and care and maintenance. Reinsertion definitely, gets a...
    Apr 14
    Forum: Nurse Staff Development
  5. Clinical Competencies
    Everything that is invasive definitely should be assessed yearly, but then other skills like performing EKG's should be assessed. A simulated lab can do accomplish this task for the initial...
    Apr 14
    Forum: Nurse Staff Development
  6. Clinical Competencies
    Oh JJ, I really disagree with you. Assessing competencies yearly help nurses, LPN's and RN's alike, remain accountable and show that assessement is ongoing. Just by virtue of a nurse having an RN...
    Apr 14
    Forum: Nurse Staff Development
  7. Portal cath
    Avu00, It sounds like there may be a need for some serious education. Do you work for an organization where they have Policies and Procedures in place? If so, all of your questions should be...
    Apr 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Final Exam Anxiety
    Well first and foremost, Welcome! And please note that you have come a LONG way to get to that final exam and since you've arrived, you must have been able to retain a lot of information OR you...
    Apr 7
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. Portal cath
    Also, Make sure that you are following your scope of practice for your profession. For instance, in my home state, LPN"s cannot access an implanted port, nor can they deaccess one, but once the RN...
    Apr 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. How do you draw up meds for IVP?
    The fluid inside a prefilled syringe is sterile, but if the syringe is only packagd in a dust cover then only the solution is sterile, and thus the reason that it can't be placed onto a sterile...
    Mar 17
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  11. Need help IV discontinue
    First of all, You must refer to your organizations P&P and follow it step by step. And, as others have said, someone should be assessing your technique and verifying that you are competent in...
    Mar 10
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  12. tpa in a small syringe
    Muno, She did NOT backtrack on her views... But rather stated that a blood return should still be assessed for, among other factors, such as the tourniquet test, before IVT should be continued. How...
    Feb 27
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  13. tpa in a small syringe
    I don't understand oppositional defiant behavior! Why try to cause confusion? Once patency has been determined, then yes, one may use whatever syringe size that is needed to give the prescribe...
    Feb 27
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  14. Vascular Access Algorithm
    First you must assess your policy for your institution for catheter dwell times. If a short term, less than 3 inch IV catheter can stay in for 96hrs, then four days of IV therapy may well be able to...
    Feb 26
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  15. Drip rate w/o drip factor
    Since MACRODRIP tubing varies according to manufacturer, one may have a tubing which is either 10 gtts/ml, 15 gtts/ml or 20gtts/ml. Mini, or micro is always 60gtts/ml. So, if hey tell you in the...
    Feb 26
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  16. tpa in a small syringe
    Agreed, BUT it is much harder to flush a larger diameter syringe if there is a clot at its end, then it is to flush aN IV catheter with a 3cc syringe. Using "normal" hand strength, you'll meet...
    Feb 24
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  17. tpa in a small syringe
    If I were you, I would tell the pharmacy that they must supply you this medication in a 10cc syringe. You are risking contamination when transferring, and lost of medication. All catheters over...
    Feb 20
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  18. back up of blood into picc line..
    What pump are you working with? Name brand please.
    Feb 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. IV certification - help!
    Check out local pharmacies such as Omnicare. There is an Omnicare pharmacy in Pueblo, CO; Golden CO; and Grand Junction CO. Often, these pharmacies will have education on Infusion Therapy.
    Feb 10
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  20. back up of blood into picc line..
    Well, in 99.9% of the cases where I see this happening to nurses is when they do NOT thread the tubing into the pump appropriately. Take for instance the Flogard 6201 series pump, it will let you...
    Feb 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Preventing phlebitis with Amiodarone
    Because of its low pH (3-8-4.0) it is a medication which ideally should go via Central Infusion Catheter, however, when real life happens.. and there isn't a central line in place, I would choose the...
    Feb 3
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  22. Retired nurse would like to take course in IV infusion
    What state are you in?
    Jan 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Experienced nurse- Career Advice
    Well I can honestly say that I know where you are coming from! I too moved away from family once upon a time, and though 800 miles seperated us, I longed for home, my son, my parents and my sisters....
    Jan 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. On Becoming a Nurse
    Please continue to write... It is such a joy to read your words on this site as you have a wonderful way of expressing and transporting us to another time and place: One that makes us smile, and...
    Jan 29
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  25. iv solutions
    Your body fluid compartments are NOT Intracellular, Extracellular and Vascular. They are: 1. Intracellular - or the fluid inside the cells. 2. Extracellular - which has subsets of Intravascular...
    Jan 23
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac


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