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  1. Internal Jugular Vein DVT AND IVC
    Help me out, please. Have a pt who had femoral and popliteal DVTs. He had an Inferior Vena Cava filter placed. He was also placed on high dose fragmin. THEN, he developed DVTs in his L Subclavian...
    Dec 4, '13
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  2. Bullying like I am back in middle school
    These ******** must all use the same playbook. I had a similar (actually almost exact behaviors) done to me as a new hire in an ICU. I literally tried everything. I was being set up on routine basis....
    Nov 20, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. A few questions about bedside manner.
    Just be thankful you're not one of those who is praised to the sky for bedside manners. I float, throughout my hospital, so eventually I "follow" one half of the entire nursing staff. The WORST nurse...
    Oct 10, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. Changing dressing on Groshong
    Thank you for this information. I didn't know this.
    Jul 1, '13
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  5. Psychometric Verbal Reasoning Test
    The example I typed is just an approximation. Believe me, there was no way one could deduce the answer without determining several other positions. I would like to know if anyone has seen such...
    Jun 29, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  6. Psychometric Verbal Reasoning Test
    Help! My head hurts. I applied for a position at Kaiser and had to take an online assessment. It was like nothing I'd ever seen before (and I've been around). The test went like this: The manager...
    Jun 28, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  7. Changing dressing on Groshong
    Thanks, that's what I thought.
    Jun 28, '13
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  8. Changing dressing on Groshong
    Hello, When changing a dressing (and cap) on a Groshong, if there is no "clip" to close the line to air, when one removes the old cap, isn't there a danger of air embolizm? Should one take a kelly...
    Jun 27, '13
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  9. Midlife Career Change to Nursing - Advice, please
    I could not have said this better! I, too am a former IT professional. Have been an RN for 5 years. EVERY DAY I work, I am SHOCKED by the disrespect that nurses show each other, the doctors show, the...
    Mar 27, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  10. Why Do People Bully Me?
    This article is very oversimplified. In my previous job, I was targeted because 1) I had a BSN where most of the RNs did not 2) I am a second-career nurse 3) I am over age 50 4) I have a fairly ugly...
    Feb 27, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. Dear Nursing Students/Orientees: A Love Note from the Preceptor from Hell
    Anyone who has ever reared a child or trained a dog understands that kindness works better than the hostility and anger you seem to value. I have mentored using kindness and I can assure you, the...
    Dec 5, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. What would you have done?
    Thank you, I'll read these books. Unfortunately, the doctors in my hospital put off the DNR conversation until it's too late or just never have it at all. Recently, an RN was reprimanded for...
    Aug 3, '12
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  13. What would you have done?
    The place is one huge clique. The manager is the one who reprimanded me for "not wanting to take direction", and since that time (my last day of orientation), she has clearly expressed her dislike...
    Aug 2, '12
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  14. What would you have done?
    I am just finishing one year as an ICU nurse, have 4 total years experience. The Charge Nurse has been a nurse for 31 years, only a little more than 1 year in ICU. I work nights. I have been...
    Aug 1, '12
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  15. How do I handle insubordinate CNAs?
    You could be describing the place I left last summer, a Federal place. I tried every tactic known to elicit cooperation from one CNA who refused to help me in any task, was insubordinate, and openly...
    Nov 30, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  16. Question re: OG tube - New in ICU
    Thank you for this. I crawled out of that hospital on Saturday feeling like scum. I considered not even going back. I had not a single moment of peace when I was off. But wait....there's more. ...
    Nov 1, '11
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  17. Question re: OG tube - New in ICU
    I have 3 years experience on an Onc floor, but I'm new to ICU. Last shift, a newly intubated s/p cabg (2 days) pt was intubated and an OG tube was placed @ 1500 and the MD said it sounded like "it is...
    Oct 31, '11
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  18. Don't Be Angry - Part II
    What a wonderful service you have performed by posting these concerns. I am a second-career nurse who lived through the nightmarish decline in IT. I supported a family on my own by in my 20-year...
    Apr 22, '09
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  19. Support Stickie for New nurses who are not coping
    Exact same situation here. Every chance to take a shot and it is taken. I'm a second-career nurse and I've had the opportunity to mentor new hire computer programmers (my previous occupation for...
    Nov 14, '08
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  20. Support Stickie for New nurses who are not coping
    I too, am at the 6 month mark and quite discouraged. I am on a busy med/surg unit, night shift. We are going to team nursing where the RN (me) is responsible for 10-13 patients while the LPN gives...
    Nov 13, '08
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure

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