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  1. What do you think? (warning: vent ahead)
    The OP never said anything about not feeling safe. In fact, she never gave her rationale for pushing the Benedryl 30m after the Dilaudid. Are there factual reasons for giving the two meds...
    Jan 6, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. colostomy
    Some folks are able to control evacuation using irrigation -- essentially giving themselves an enema through their stoma. One friend has had such success with irrigation that he covers his stoma...
    Dec 9, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. "That nurse is vile" (long)
    If this had happened recently, this is definitely good advice. But since the OP said she's resisted posting about this for months, re-opening the matter with her manager by requesting a sit-down...
    Dec 6, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. What is my legal and Ethical Obligation?
    The OP states that the second nurse asked the first nurse for *her* birthday, the drug and the dose, not for a patient's birthday, drug and dose. Seems clear to me that the first nurse needed a...
    Dec 4, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. syringe to collect specimen from foley?
    Many urologists treating people with spinal cord injury consider collecting the first urine emitted immediately after a new sterile catheter is placed to be the best practice. This ensures that the...
    Nov 29, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Long term foley use
    Ack! Forgot my link. The NIH funded study that recommended using the 10 percent bleach solution and found that pseudomonas thrived in bags cleaned with vinegar can be found at:...
    Nov 23, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Long term foley use
    He should be on some anticholinergic medications to both prevent painful bladder spasms and to help prevent bladder shrinkage. Just because the ditropan didn't work doesn't mean others shouldn't be...
    Nov 23, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. IV antibiotics compatible with D5W ?
    I'm not a nurse and I found both the correct name of the ABX and the answer to the question! This doesn't fill me with confidence about the competency of some of the new grads entrusted with keeping...
    Oct 21, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Your thoughts/reasons patient is in pain or addicted or what...?
    If I discovered a nurse had unilaterally decided to 'stretch out' the time before I received pain medication that was ordered by my physician, I'd file complaints with everyone from her employer to...
    Oct 16, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Out, Out, Damned Spot!
    You should get in touch with the folks who cultured the 'privacy' curtains and released the study on how disgusting they are. The carpet results will make those curtains seem positively sterile by...
    Oct 14, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Patients' "home remedies"? What have you seen
    There are a number of people I know who manage their bladders with catheterization [indwelling and intermittent] using instillations of a wound-care product called Microcyn to prevent urinary tract...
    Oct 11, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. That is IT; have had it with nursing...I'm going insane!
    Riiiiiggght. And right now, your counterpart is posting a similar rant over at about how they should become a nurse because it's a high status profession, they're well-paid, and all...
    Oct 10, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Drug error
    The problem with software like this is that the geeks [and I use that term with the utmost respect :D] who develop it have almost zero input from the actual end users, so they don't know about...
    Oct 9, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Cleaning Catheter Leg Bags?!
    Sorry, I had to come back to this thread and address the fact that a nurse thinks that cleaning urinary collection bags is "ridiculous". Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are the most common type of...
    Oct 9, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Cleaning Catheter Leg Bags?!
    A study funded by NIH and done at the University of Utah recommends cleaning all urinary leg bags with a solution of 10% bleach. The procedure should be two rinses with tap water, sloshed...
    Oct 9, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. How do you deal with suspected addicts?
    From the meds alone, it sounds like the 20-something is living with central pain, a specific type of chronic pain that occurs as a result of damage to the central nervous system. I've been living...
    Sep 18, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. How do you deal with suspected addicts?
    It's evident from your efforts to better understand your opioid-tolerant patient's actions and concerns about the potentially dangerous side effects narcotic drugs can have on bowel function that...
    Sep 17, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Foley sterile field
    Something no one mentioned here is the use of Lidocaine 2% gel to make insertion less uncomfortable. Apply a liberal amount of lidocaine gel to the patient's meatus and leave it to start working...
    Sep 14, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. i feel guilty, help!
    I never worked as a nurse, but this is what I told people in my line of work: I need you for the long haul, not just the short term. If you take on too much now, you'll burn yourself out. For...
    Sep 6, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. The Right Way to Collect a Urine Specimen from a Patients with an Indwelling Catheter
    As someone who uses an indwelling urethral catheter for bladder management, I'm exceedingly frustrated by how few nurses (and doctors who are not urologists, for that matter) know the proper...
    Jul 29, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. What is wrong with people ?
    The way he went about it is abhorrent, but the info he suggested does make you a more attractive candidate in this tight economy. Stating on your resume that you don't smoke is very savvy advice. ...
    Jul 12, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. OK- Freaking out about TB now!
    This is more than a little overdramatic, don't you think? It might not be a comfortable existence, but I speak from experience when I tell you that thrush and yeast infections resulting from...
    Jul 6, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. What ridiculous things have you seen happen in the workplace?
    One night in my local ED, a nurse started the process of emptying my bedside urine collection bag without putting on gloves or using hand sanitizer. As a FT Foley user at high risk for UTIs, I ask...
    Jul 2, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. why the lack of baths
    Having no one to help a patient bathe or having an inaccessible tub/shower at home may, in fact, be the reason that some patient seek help with bathing just before being discharged. There have...
    Jul 2, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Advice Needed: Helping Nurses Recognize a Dangerous but Obscure Condition
    I already carry a wallet card about AD, which I presented to both the nurse who checked me in and took vitals, and the triage nurse. The Medic Alert bracelet is a great idea.
    Jun 29, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion

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