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  1. Please Start!
    I work day shift Cardiac Tele, ratio 4/1. We pull ALL meds for entire shift from Pyxis with a few exceptions (Vanco, Amiodarone maintenance dose, Flagyl, Protonix gtt) Amiodarone loading & first...
    Sep 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Squishy, lightweight clog recommendations?
    Try on a pair of these Landau foot wear, only $50 very squishy and very non-skid soles. I too have flat feet and love these. COMFORT - Comfort - Landau Shoes
    Sep 15
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  3. Difference between apical pulse and pulse monitored on display
    Our bedside Tele monitors have settings for paced rhythms which must be activated otherwise my pt can show as half the apical rate of 35 instead of 70 or double the apical rate of 140 instead of 70....
    Sep 9
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  4. Best Mispronunciation?
    Die-law-din or Dilantin for dilaudid moe-feen for morphine fursmide for furosemide Car-devil-all for carvedilol Metrop-all for metoprolol tie-nenoll for Tylenol assburn for Aspirin it still...
    Aug 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Items a new nurse needs 1st day of work!!!
    I work a busy cardiac Tele floor. I quickly learned I need dual cargo pocket scrub pants and scrub tops with 2 front pockets on the outside when stuff kept falling out of the cute slash pocket tops....
    Jul 2
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  6. Scrub the Hub
    Our hospital uses the swab caps for PICC and Central lines, love them. We have sterile caps for the end of IV tubing. I drop a few of both in my pocket along with alcohol wipes at the start of my...
    May 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Have you been in a public situation where you had to use your nursing skills?
    Last year while driving with family, cars in front of us slam on their brakes and dust is flying everywhere. As we inched forward traffic started moving and I could see a guy lying in the center...
    May 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Don't go into nursing school if_____
    In my experience, my religious views take a back seat to my patients religious views and beliefs. Many of my patients are geriatric in their 70,80,90's and have strong values and beliefs which I...
    Dec 28, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. Quit nursing school after two months...
    We started IV on each other as second semester nursing students but no NGT! I would have refused it.
    Dec 8, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  10. Help with amiodarone drip
    Start the gtt. We have a protocol for a bolus loading dose, followed by a 6 hour infusion at 1mg/min then a maintenance dose of 0.5 mg/min. Amio needs a filter. Watch for hypotension and bradycardia.
    Nov 20, '13
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  11. How do you feel about mandatory influenza vaccines?
    No flu shot for me, I'll happily wear a mask again this flu season. Last year I elected to wear a mask and I didn't catch a single cold or upper resp virus. Pts and visitors tend to cough in your...
    Nov 20, '13
    Forum: Pandemic Flu
  12. JCAHO Requirement
    We recently started providing pill cutters for each patient who needs a partial dose. They're $1 at the dollar store and I'm sure my hospital buys them in bulk for cheap.
    Nov 7, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Phasing out noc shift differential in acute care?
    Hospitals in my area are not hiring unless it's per Diem. I've always thought day shift deserves a differential because the work is harder, pts going off floor for procedures and tests, finger sticks...
    Oct 23, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. I am scared to do CPR
    I've done 3 codes this year (my first,2nd and 3rd ever) #2 was a big guy in isolation and I was first in the room so jumped up on the bed with my knees to start while others gowned up. The 3rd and...
    Oct 15, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Writing a Nursing Care Plan on a Hypothetical Patient
    How about dx tobacco abuse. Assess pts readiness to quit and provide teaching tools, guidance, and educational resources to help them quit.
    Oct 9, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  16. IV push
    I dilute many meds in 5ml NS. Dilaudid comes in 1mg/1ml carpuject and sometimes a vial. order is for 0.5mg. I draw up the .5ml and dilute it for easier pushing. 1/2 ml barely clears the SL and the...
    Sep 24, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Hospital RNs - how do you organize your shift?
    Arrive 10 mins early to get my assignment and look up labs before stand up. I get bedside report on 4 pts ( cardiac Tele) check suction during report and start my assessments. Chart my pain, IV and...
    Sep 24, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Surgical scrub pants
    I like Dickie's gen flex youtility Buy Dickies GenFlex Junior Youtility Nine Pocket Petite Scrub Pants for $20.95 and wonder wink WonderWink Women's Origins Quebec Lady Fit 8-Pocket Scrub Pants |...
    Sep 21, '13
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  19. Is it age, or is it overwhelming to be a nurse?
    I too have noticed in the last few years nursing ends up picking up additional duties like reminding MD' to continue central lines, VTE prophylaxis orders and core measures. i get phone calls daily...
    Sep 21, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Smokers need not apply?
    So those who complain about the smoke smell, should we start banning family members who are visiting and reek of cigarettes and/or marijuana? Not a valid argument in my opinion, however I agree that...
    Sep 19, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  21. Hospital sued for faces drawn on surgical patient
    The only pictures I've taken of a patient was using the patients cell phone (pt requested) and involved a pacemaker incision they wanted to see, and a wound that was healing the patient could not...
    Sep 11, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. ER nurses not calling report anymore...
    Out hospital did a trial of faxing SBAR report to the floor in lieu of verbal report, it was a failure and we have since gone back to phoned report. I had several near disasters from faxed report, pt...
    Sep 5, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  23. RN Salary Survey 2013:  Post here!
    1. CA 2. 6 yrs - ADN 3. Cardiac Tele 4. $44.75 days 12 hr shifts 5. $5 NOC, $1.25 weekend, $3 float (ICU step down, observation, ER), rent is $700 for 1 BR apt, $1,200-2,200 3 BR house depending...
    Aug 27, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Post your daily nightmares here.
    A coworker had a confused pt in his 70's who got out of his wrist restraints and she saw me & called for help. Pt ripped his Tele box off and hit the MD x2 with the leads. I grab his right wrist...
    Aug 29, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. What are the typical duties of RNs in cardiac nursing?
    Cardiac Tele floor: I get assignment and look up labs before start of shift. Take report at bedside on 4 pts then get the 1st set of VS and do my assessments, flush IV's, check IVF, gtt's and chart...
    Aug 24, '12
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing