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  1. A humorous nursing note!! funny and true
    This was written by one of our frustrated nurses because nothing ever works on our postpartum floor. The ice machine has been broken and on order for about a year, 1/2 the tv's broken, 1 blood...
    Feb 17, '02
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  2. How soon to shower?
    sure let em shower as soon as they feel ready. they usually feel better too. we get some moms that go out for a smoke a few hours after their delivery. lol The smokers always ambulate well.
    Jan 29, '02
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  3. cord care
    now you gotta admit that her hips were meant for childbearing. lol. wow a 5500 g baby!
    Jan 29, '02
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  4. "Get a load of this"
    SOUNDS GOOD , Where do I sign up!!
    Dec 23, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. male ob nurses
    Hey if you find an area you like persue it. I am on OB/gyn nurse and am currently working on my Midwifery degree and possibly a perinatal nurse practitioner so I can do more high risk and...
    Dec 17, '01
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  6. What is your sure-fire ENERGY tip???
    Red Bull is a great energy drink. But I think it may be illegal in the US.
    Dec 17, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. good stet brand?
    I agree with shelly a good all purpose one at a low price is the Classic 2 SE . I had a littman cardio 2 and liked it very much but I think they dont sell them anymore since the cardio 3 came out
    Dec 17, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Grading Scale For Your Nursing Program........
    My school BethEl college of nursing / Univ of Colorado A 96-100 A- 90-95 B+ 87-89 B 84-86 B- 80-83 C+ 77-79 C 74-76 C- 70-73
    Dec 17, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. What do you do when you are assigned patient is a someone you know?
    I agree with Fergus, but feel it would depend on the situation and diagnosis. To see someone very sick may impact your ability to properly care for that patient. Your instructor should have complied...
    Dec 17, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. assumptions of title
    I did an ABG a while back and went in and told the patient I was a vehicle mechanic. Its an Army joke because we train our infantry and mechanics to do IV's and stuff. The patient asks who you are...
    Dec 9, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Anyone have a Master's in Forensics?
    hi, I graduated from Beth-El in colorado. I took one of the classes as an elective. it was great. most are if I remember well are 4 days long each and all day long. You have to turn in a paper after...
    Dec 6, '01
    Forum: Forensic Nursing
  12. Diabetic Preganacy
    The largest risks to the infant are during the first trimester. You would want to monitor your sugars closely. This is when the major organs develop especially the heart. High glucose can increase...
    Dec 6, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Why does a hospital need RNs which are unable to do anything else but starting IV's??
    In the military our CNA's or med techs start our IVs. I usually give them 1-2 tries or do it from the beginning if it seems like a difficult stick. But I love doing IV sticks especially the hard...
    Dec 6, '01
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  14. fibroid tumors
    funny One of my course case studies was fibroids vs. carcinomas. Fibroids are benigh tumors located in the smooth muscle and vary in size. You can almost call them the Hemhorroids of the uterus....
    Dec 6, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Kill or Cure Show On Discovery Health
    In many cases a home delivery can go well. But i feel as rd. There are many home deliveries that go bad (somewhere around 15%). There is nothing worse than wheeling a woman into the ER during...
    Dec 5, '01
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  16. DTR' s,  How do you do it?
    reflexes give an idea but are somewhat subjective. Some people will write a 3 and some a 2+. But dont worry the purpose of DTR's is not to get a # but to assess the patients status. This can be done...
    Dec 5, '01
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  17. Betamethasone question.
    Technically the approved timeline is 24 to 34 weeks. Probably due to the high costs of NICU stays and the facts that the risks involved with Betamethasone administration outweigh the risks of...
    Dec 5, '01
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  18. Have you seen this?
    could also be some weird severe hemolytic problems. Sometimes you can see a sinusoidal fetal heart pattern. This is fairly rare. I would be curious to know why they did the c/s and her prematal...
    Dec 3, '01
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  19. In need of objective opinions....
    just remember its only one course that will be done soon. The next one will probably be better. Just hang through it. Reminds me of my peds rotation. All the permanend nurses were a bunch of burnt...
    Nov 30, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. what kind of work do you do?
    This will sound dumb but... a while back I delivered Pizzas for Dominoes. Ok now that you are laughing..... I worked evenings mostly, listened to tunes in my car, ate Pizza til I was blue in the...
    Nov 30, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. assumptions of title
    Heres a funny story that happened last month. We had a preeclamptic patient who was 26wks and on the unit on strict bedrest for about 6 weeks. After about 2 weeks the docs would usually only talk...
    Nov 28, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Males in nursing
    I have to agree with kewl. the ratio is great. My school graduated 2 males out of 60 students. Find a good beer drinkin study group, be the only guy, and enjoy it.
    Nov 28, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. Taping IV Catheters
    I just tape or chevron the hub above the insertion site. I'd try not to touch the tape at the insertion. Then cover with tagaderm.
    Nov 26, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. What exactly does Med-Surg involve?
    well it is kinda the meat for everything. You will focus on much of your tasks and care for diseases and post surgical patients. The good news is the care for many surgical patients is similiar. The...
    Nov 26, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. please help me with ABG's
    Take a 3x5 card with all the references. You can also add the formula for calculating ion gap differences. Find some patients with problems and review their gases. It will make a lot more sense on...
    Nov 25, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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