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    In my Trauma/SICU we get a lot of closed head injuries which means bolts, paralytics, and frequent neuro checks. We're also the general surgical ICU (we have an 8 bed CV where all the hearts go) so...
    Feb 14
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  2. Stupid Nurse Tricks (Or How To Look Incredibly Stupid)
    My unit is trialing enclosing the nurses station in glass to help reduce noise. It's actually working, and it looks nice because there aren't obvious seams, besides a few sliding windows like in a...
    Feb 20, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Best alarm clock tone for an iphone?
    I like the one that sounds like a def-con/nuclear missile alarm. Definitely enough to get me up and moving!
    Dec 25, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. Why did you choose nursing?
    I just really love poop. j/k :D
    Dec 22, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. What do you want for Christmas?
    A doggie! Oh, how I want a dog.
    Dec 21, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. Warm Fuzzies Story
    Oh dear, that's marvelous. I'm so happy for him and you this also explains why I want to do trauma. The ability to truly fix someone is incredible and not something that happens often. Especially in...
    Aug 22, '13
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  7. Voluntary hospitalization, does it affect nursing license?
    I was just licensed by PA and did not have to disclose anything voluntary. Fortunately I have never been involuntarily committed, but I don't even remember having been asked any questions about that....
    Aug 18, '13
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  8. Physical Fit Failure!
    I'm trying to transition over to a bike as my primary mode of transportation on my commutes as I live in a bike friendly city, but boy is it hard to get out of bed an extra hour early! Also, ever...
    Apr 16, '13
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  9. Fun: Coke or Pepsi Nurses?
    Diet coke or diet dr. Pepper!! But really if its IV just skip all the flavor and give me straight caffeine. :D
    Mar 26, '13
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  10. Dumb ways to die ... a video
    That was one of the cutest videos about death I've ever seen!
    Nov 26, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  11. Unbelievable exam question
    I'm so glad we've never had fill-in-the-blank questions. My teachers base all of tests off the NCLEX test plan, and knowledge level questions like this one are never on them. You're teacher is being...
    Nov 24, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. What kind of animal are you?
    Honey badger don't give a s**t. I'd probably give my "spirit animal" though, a tiger. Big, orange, and lovely.
    Nov 24, '12
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  13. How Would You Rate Your Pain????
    I only use the 10/10 scale because of charting, but rely more on the pt's description of the pain. Usually this works well, and I can give them a suitable med from their PRN list, it doesn't work...
    Nov 21, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Grading scales and number of questions on your exams
    Our terms are broken up into six units, each ending with an exam. Exams are dependent on the number of hours of material presented per subject. It's three questions per hour of material taught. A...
    Nov 10, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. I'm tired of looking like a zombie
    Lemon-aid by Benefit is a great dark shadow concealor. The yellow tint works well to cover purple/blue shadows on fair skin. I've accumulated quite the stock of headbands and ponytail holders to keep...
    Sep 24, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. What can nurses do to be more happy in their career?
    Sep 24, '12
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  17. How much does a bag of fluids cost?
    Wow, you got hosed! Bookstores are great for doing that. :angry: They just made so much profit on you guys its ridiculous. I did a small research paper on profit margins in college bookstores and...
    Aug 20, '12
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  18. Are these sneakers acceptable for nursing school?
    I think most programs would accept danskos. The definition of a clog is a shoe made of wood, but it's also come to mean a backless shoe like a Croc. I would think that most programs would have...
    Aug 19, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. Are these sneakers acceptable for nursing school?
    You really, really don't want anything you can't wipe down with a bleach wipe. I've got so much yucky stuff on my feet duriing clinicals and at work it's ridiculous. I wore these for the past two...
    Aug 18, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. Good study method or too OCD?
    I think what you're doing is a little overboard for the basics but it's helpful when learning disease processes and interventions to be through. That's a lot of info to learn! Interviewing can really...
    Aug 10, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. How clean is a "bathed" patient?
    I at least try and get pericare done on every patient when I work. What you've described is unacceptable and gross, gross, gross. I abhor doing bed baths but it really is for the best interest of the...
    Aug 10, '12
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants
  22. NCLEX Books - Which one worked for you?
    The Saunder's book, and Davis' books are great for studying. I really like Davis' Success line. It provides a nice bank of questions along with a complete rational along with some great test tips. It...
    Jul 22, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. Infrequent Voiding Syndrome: Don't Fall Victim To This Common Problem In Nurses!
    Sometimes I get so busy I forget to pee! It's six hours into my shift and all of the sudden I'm like "I haven't peed in about eight hours, perhaps I should go." I honestly get so busy, or just so...
    Jun 19, '12
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  24. How do nursing students get to and from school?
    Car, bike, or bus. Depends on my mood and the weather. I used to be completly dependent on the bus and that was horrible. I thought I could use the time to study but I get horribly car sick if I try...
    Jun 17, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. What is pimping?
    Pimping is when you get asked a ton of questions by an instructor/nurse/physician/NP/whoever to test your knowledge and to show you know what the hell you're talking about/performing. Example:...
    Jun 3, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student

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