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  1. Any UCSF Mepn Applicants?
    Can I ask a question what does MEPN stand for??
    Oct 11, '07
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student: MSN/DNP/DNSc/PhD
  2. Walking shift report
    In our ICU though its only 10 beds, we do a group report. It was not what I was use to when I came here; however it works. It allows everyone working to get report. We do just about everything on...
    Oct 11, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Think I am in trouble, maybe fired
    What I dont understand is why they QA'd you for being safe not just your back but your patients own safety. In Texas, there is something in with the state Not the nursing board about workplace...
    Oct 11, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. student family housing
    I am not sure where you are at but the main campus of Texas Womans University in Denton has family housing. The main campus only offers prereqs and when I went there tthe first semester of nursing...
    Jun 22, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. Lantus given wrong time
    We give Lantus at night. We hardly ever give Lantus in the AM. The goal of Lantus is to level out the patients blood sugar.
    May 18, '07
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  6. Looking for nurses who work with Meditech, Eclipsys or Cerner
    We use Meditech and once our staff was trained they like it. The ER is the only one that doesnt really like. However we are getting the ER Module that is similar to the TSheets so they will like it...
    Apr 29, '07
    Forum: Nursing Informatics
  7. Training Monitor/Tele Techs
    email me at rbeggsrn@gmail.com I would have to snail mail it to you. Rachael
    Apr 29, '07
    Forum: Nurse Staff Development
  8. Computerized Documentation
    We have Meditech. Currently our students are allowed to do everything. They are assigned as svn1, svn2 . we switch who is who every semester. We also have 2 different schools that come so it does...
    Apr 28, '07
    Forum: Nurse Staff Development
  9. Staff Communication
    Our hospital which is in Texas too is now going to Accountabilty agreement. We have had certain issues that are falling to the wayside one of them being getting an allergy band on every pt. So my CNO...
    Apr 28, '07
    Forum: Nurse Staff Development
  10. Training Monitor/Tele Techs
    I too have the job of training all tele techs along with all new ICU nurses in EKG. I had a manual that my manager at the time wanted me to use. IT didnt do the job. So I wrote one that covers...
    Apr 28, '07
    Forum: Nurse Staff Development
  11. Search for Nursing Schools in Dallas
    I,myself, am biased to TWU. But there are 2 schools in tyler which is a little over an hour from Dallas. Tyler Junior College and UTTyler
    Jan 4, '07
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  12. Lovenox(enoxaparin) SQ
    When I first started in nursing I was taught to give Lovenox 2-3 in around the umbilicus. However the drug rep came to my hospital in the last 2 years or so and said that actually lovenox should be...
    Jan 4, '07
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  13. Angioseal protocols
    I had to develop one when we got a cath lab to do diagnostic only heart caths. basically the doctor inserts it. we apply TAO on it and cover it with a tegaderm. Occasionally we have to put a sandbag...
    Jan 3, '07
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  14. Cardiac Stress test Protocols-any help appreciated
    We dont do adenosines on COPD. He wants to give a smaller dose 0.56 mg/kg and do it over 4 minutes. I was just wanting to talk to someone that does it as a 4 minute protocol.
    Jan 3, '07
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  15. Cardiac Stress test Protocols-any help appreciated
    I am currently in "charge" of any invasive cardiac procedures at my hospital including cath lab and stress lab. One of my cardiologists wants to change his adenosine cardiolyte stress test from a 6...
    Jan 2, '07
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  16. Jcaho Medication Reconciliation
    At our hospital, it is the nurse's responsibility to make sure the home medication list is as complete and accurate as possible. We then give it to the doctor to mark which ones they want to continue...
    Jan 2, '07
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  17. Eleven pound baby!
    My first one was 9 # 8 oz and was over 21 inches. My mom said she looked like a giant in the newborn nursery next to the 4 #. She is now six and is over 53 inches tall. My second one was 11 # 23...
    Nov 5, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Your Favorite one liner used with patients
    When I had a patient once ask if he was going to die, I told him on my shift. It was too much paperwork. He felt more comfortable after that good laugh.:gandalf: :balloons:
    Oct 27, '06
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  19. Group One background checks in Texas
    I work in a small hospital just east of Dallas, but I have worked in dallas hospitals before. I just heard of Group one. Can someone explain what this is?
    Oct 23, '06
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  20. Am I in jeopardy??
    I work in a rural hospital too where our floors are understaffed but they do not put a L&D pt on the med-surg floor. They will put some pregnant patients on the floor but not if they are in labor.
    Oct 22, '06
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  21. Changing BSA daily??  I don't think so...
    I dont change the weight daily since what you are using is more of the patients dry weight.
    Oct 20, '06
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  22. eating our young?
    I was one of those new grads who went straight to ICU at a hospital with an internship program, with specific critical care classesfor all new grads working in the ICUor the CCU. I was on orientation...
    Oct 20, '06
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  23. Charge nurse.
    I started to charge 9 months after I graduated from school. The Texas Board of Nurses now states that a new grad can not charge for 6 months after they have graduated; It seems to put less pressure...
    Oct 20, '06
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  24. Need a good ICU book
    When I started in ICU 10 years ago, a friend of mine was interning at Parkland Hospital in Dallas and they used the following book for most of the classes: CRITICAL CARE SKILLS A CLINICAL HANDBOOK...
    Oct 19, '06
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  25. Need a good ICU book
    When I started in ICU 10 years ago, a friend of mine was interning at Parkland Hospital in Dallas and they used the following book for most of the classes: CRITICAL CARE SKILLS A CLINICAL HANDBOOK...
    Oct 19, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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