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  1. Do LPNs use stethoscopes?
    I don't even know how to apply make up, it just isn't me
    Jul 29
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  2. serious bad karma, and yet...
    Uh no first they are not allowed by law to give out information related to your work history without your consent. None of my employers since seem to know I broke a contract. Instead, they see...
    Jul 29
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  3. Do the CNAs or RNs wipe rear ends
    Maybe so for some people but I can't imagine asking a neighbor to help.
    Jul 28
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. Proud to be in scrubs??
    Reminds me of years ago when some of the nurses I worked with at the time decided to meet up for happy hour. We also invited a new grad that was working on our floor. The new grad showed up in...
    Jul 28
    Forum: About A Nursing Student - Nursing Cartoon Series
  5. DKA dx?
    I don't have a link but the diagnosis criteria should be the same regardless of where in the hospital the pt is. Generally with DKA you must have metabolic acidosis along with hyperglycemia and...
    Jul 28
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  6. serious bad karma, and yet...
    This is not necessarily true. I was a newish nurse when I broke my 4 year contract at my first job. My employer has always made it clear that I am eligible for rehire at any point. If you do...
    Jul 28
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  7. Computerized Charting Errors-Need Stories
    Just curious but what are you trying to prove with this presentation? Most people are in favor of EMRs and you don't really hear much against them
    Jul 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Sentinel Events
    Take a deep breath. What happened was not your fault. A volunteer should never have been assigned to sit with such a pt. Most volunteers have no medical training, and the fact that you do is...
    Jul 27
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  9. Erroneous Treatments Then & Now, Have Things Really Changed?
    So each nurse can only have 1 tele pt in their assignment? What happens if there are a lot of pts needing tele on the floor?
    Jul 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Do you need a doctors order for this?
    I work in the hospital setting where we do have protocols about replacing the foley. That being said, there has been more emphasis on getting a physician's order. With hospital acquired UTI's...
    Jul 24
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  11. Long Lost Dream Or Not?
    The OP does have nursing experience, it is just not traditional nursing experience. She was not sitting home eating bon-bons for two years, she was working. So while she may not be able to...
    Jul 23
    Forum: School Nurses
  12. How long have you been at your current facility?
    I tend to get bored every few years too. Been at my current facility 4 years but transferred departments half way in. I love the facility, and by transferring I got to challenge myself again
    Jul 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. How long have you been at your current facility?
    Just curious how long have you all been at your current facility. Overall do you like it? Do you see yourself staying there longer?
    Jul 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. And this is why I hate floating to stepdown...
    Our stepdown units are 1:4, with med-surg 1:5 and ICU 1:2. It is a newer change, we have only been doing A-lines in stepdown for maybe 2 years. Majority of pts with A-lines are too unstable to be...
    Jul 22
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  15. Falls in Psychiatry
    So the 20 something that had a trip and fall would be restained?! That is insane, and if I were the pt I would love to see what they did when I refused
    Jul 22
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  16. And this is why I hate floating to stepdown...
    My facility doesn't allow any drips except for Heparin or Insulin to be given outside of stepdown or ICU. Not all of our Med-Surg floors do tele, and it would be very unsafe to have someone on a...
    Jul 22
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  17. And this is why I hate floating to stepdown...
    Nope. Although not done often, my facility allows A-lines in step down.
    Jul 22
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  18. And this is why I hate floating to stepdown...
    At my facility A-lines can be step down as well as Dilt gtts (non titratable) we do not allow CVP monitoring out of ICU, so no IV medication that would be titrated by blood pressure. We also make...
    Jul 20
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  19. Curious About ER Nursing
    I work in an ER and I eat every day. It is practically an expectation that everyone gets their break. Some of our nurses are also breastfeeding and they find time to pump 2-3 times a shift. And...
    Jul 20
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  20. Falls in Psychiatry
    There is absolutely no reason for every single pt to have a bed alarm. You are going to be discouraging your independent walkie talkie pts from getting up. Plus if you are just using an alarm on...
    Jul 20
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  21. Triage Practices
    This does not sound safe. I find it hard to believe that the docs aren't pushing for a proper triage
    Jul 15
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  22. A Nurse and A Go-Go Dancer
    I hear this "moral turpitude" clause thrown around but I wonder how often the BON disciplines a nurse for it. It is very vauge. While staying vauge, I do engage in activities in my private life...
    Jul 15
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  23. CNL programs for current RN's
    I am in a brick and mortar CNL tract at LaSalle University in Philadelphia. This program is only for those that are already nurses.
    Jul 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. How different is ER nursing from floor nursing?
    The best way for you to understand what is different about the ER from the floors would be to spend a day shadowing in one. On the floor you can organize your day, plan out your meds, etc. In the...
    Jul 13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  25. Nurses not prepared for report
    I work in the ER so no Kardexes but when I worked on the floors they used them. I never expected a nurse in report to tell me stuff that was on the Kardex. I can read and can get the information...
    Jul 11
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing


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