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  1. Patient safety and narcotics
    I think you did the right thing to hold the medication when the patient appeared to be over-sedated. People will experience signs of over-sedation before they experience respiratory compromise, so...
    Aug 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Vent:  treatment of new grads!
    The hiring process can really move at a snail's pace. That's not you being treated badly, that's just the way it is.
    Aug 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Initiating Intravenous Access
    I usually survey potential sites prior to applying the tourniquet. When advancing the catheter, you are not withdrawing the needle. You are sliding the catheter forward off the needle. If you have...
    Aug 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Tough point in my life
    The original post had no paragraphs and many run-on sentences. Someone went in and edited it.
    Aug 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. You are NOT allergic to...
    I wore a cap at my pinning ceremony, but I can't imagine wearing one while giving patient care! I do too much bending and stooping and moving around in general. I think it would drive me insane. ...
    Aug 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. You are NOT allergic to...
    I took care of a retired ER nurse last night. She was telling me about how she used to wear the white dress and the cap, and how her cap would always get tangled in the privacy curtain! We compared...
    Aug 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. You are NOT allergic to...
    Sigh. Proofreading is becoming a lost art, along with penmanship.
    Aug 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. You are NOT allergic to...
    Not all EHRs have the option to distinguish what is an actual allergy vs an intolerance vs an adverse reaction, etc. In fact, a lot of places still document on paper, and hand writing all of that in...
    Aug 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. You are NOT allergic to...
    Huh? I thought aspartame was an artificial sweetener....
    Aug 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. You're Not Dehydrated.
    Yes, but the difference is you're probably not bemoaning how "dehydrated" you are. It's well known to anyone that's been around for a minute that a fluid bolus can help with migraines. Totally not...
    Aug 26
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  11. Initiating Intravenous Access
    Yes, I find it gratifying, especially when the patient tells me they hardly felt it. I get that a lot. I'm also particularly good at painless IMs. In fact, today I gave one and was waiting for...
    Aug 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. CRAZY / GROSS / NASTY
    LOL with prolapsed uterus (I mean completely prolapsed, as in outside her body), refusing surgical intervention. Funny smell.... ..and then, there was "The Foot". Gas gangrene on a diabetic...
    Aug 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. CRAZY / GROSS / NASTY
    OHS pt., LOL with previous history of massive radiation tx to chest for breast cancer. Had OHS, but sternal wound wouldn't heal. Could see her pericardium pulsating in her chest, through the open...
    Aug 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Are ER Patients Getting More Ridiculous?
    I used to work in an ER where the nice patients were the exception. The times I'd think to myself "Wow, that guy was really nice" were the exception. And no, it is not because this is the worst day...
    Aug 25
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  15. You are NOT allergic to...
    I took care of a LOL who took Darvocet every day, and called them her "Barbie Pills", because of the bright pink color.
    Aug 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Tough point in my life
    Perhaps this varies by region, but in my experience, unless you present an imminent risk to yourself (i.e. have active suicidal ideation, a plan, and the means), you are not likely to be considered...
    Aug 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. discharging patient "SDC"
    I think we have a winner.
    Aug 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. You are NOT allergic to...
    ^^^ The question becomes whether the benefits of giving the agent outweigh the risks. Every single drug has the potential for adverse effects. Any time we give a medication, there is an...
    Aug 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Tough point in my life
    I can't really tell you what to do, but it sounds like what you're doing now isn't working for you. Maybe it would be helpful to find work in a less acute environment. What sort of work have...
    Aug 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. What did you do before nursing?
    I had a professional career prior to nursing, and this was one of my motivations for becoming a nurse. I felt as though if I were going to be dealing with emergencies, I'd rather have them be...
    Aug 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Walking from school at night with deer and no street lamps?
    I think that's "Oh deer". Ugh, sorry, someone had to do it.
    Aug 24
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. Is anybody out there doing assessments?
    Always. One of the best pieces of advice I ever received as a new nurse was to do an assessment you can bank on. I have to admit, in the ER, I don't usually do full head to toes. My first...
    Aug 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. CRAZY / GROSS / NASTY
    Drunk crapped himself while fully clothed, all the way down to his socks and into his shoes. The smell was godawful. I've dealt with a lot of nasty, vile odors over the years, but this required a...
    Aug 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. CRAZY / GROSS / NASTY
    Horrifarius.
    Aug 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. discharging patient "SDC"
    Snoop Dog Clothing? Sled Dog Central? Silver Dihidrogen Citrate? Salad Dessert Coffee? I'm gonna go with "Secondary Diagnostic Category".
    Aug 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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