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  1. Why do nurses delegate with a power trip?
    What you have chronicled has more to do with the work environment than anything else. You will find these on floors in hospitals, as well as LTC. When you have a chronically stressful...
    Jul 28
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. Why don't you just read the chart?
    One of the facilities I work contingent at just recently addressed this via a committee of med-surg, ED, and ICU RNs. Per that facilities new protocol the ER nurse is only responsible for...
    Jul 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Nurses Diverting Narcotics.
    These are excellent points! I did not realize dilaudid and others narcs were available in 1 mg vials. I also routinely pull out a full vial because no one is available to waste. 1mg vials would...
    May 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Nurses Diverting Narcotics.
    Wow! icuRNmaggie my stomach fell to the floor when I read this. I do this all the time. I always figure since I am going to pharmacy I might as well get whatever they have waiting to save others...
    May 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Do you titrate drips?
    I work in a combined ICU/SD unit. We take insulin,cardizem, nitro, cardene, and amio as stepdowns. Levophed buys you ICU status. Occasionally we will have that odd patient we just can't wean off...
    May 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Help! I have to precept a new grad who already knows it all....but not really.
    I have worked with a few and personally precepted two of these know it all types. I enthusiastically agree with the poster/s who suggested you distance yourself from this person ASAP. I would most...
    May 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. So disappointed in hospital RNs and MDs
    Charting a physical assessment means physical assessment, not reviewed patient's chart. I work in ICU so I am familiar with how much time a doc may spend on an ICU patient. I fully understand that...
    Dec 28, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. Intubation - confused about orders
    Roc takes 2 minutes for onset. Etomidate is 50-60 seconds with a duration of 3-5 minutes. I would be more worried about what was ordered for my patient following the intubation ie Fentanyl/Versed...
    Dec 16, '14
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  9. So disappointed in hospital RNs and MDs
    Yes this is common. Not only to med-surg but also the ICU. From both nursing and medicine. It is shocking and scary. I can do a full head to toe assessment in 5 minutes, I do not care how busy...
    Dec 16, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. Dwindling faith in this profession
    OP, I hear you and I am right there with you. I am only 5 years in and burnt to a crisp. I wish I had some wonderful words of wisdom for you, but alas I have none. I am still desperately...
    Dec 16, '14
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  11. Excessive mouth secretions
    I second the use of scopalamine or Robinul. It may be related to the propofol or another drug this patient is getting. 50 of propofol is a lot. This patient sounds like a good candidate for a...
    Dec 14, '14
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  12. Fired after 3 weeks!!!
    I would most definitely leave this off your resume. This was not your fault. A manager hired you knowing full well what your experience was and then expected you to transition smoothly to a new...
    Dec 14, '14
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  13. Pet peeve, bad practice, or overly critical?
    NO! You are not being overly dramatic. This is one of my biggest pet peeves. No patient of mine will be off the monitor. This includes during the bed transfer! I always tell the transferring...
    Dec 14, '14
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  14. I never would have thought of that...
    I came on to try to further explain the IV advice, but after reading IVRUS's post, I think I need to research this. Definitely do not want to be doing anything that causes any damage!
    Dec 5, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. I never would have thought of that...
    Another tip: I am HORRIBLE at IV's! Like embarrassingly so. New grads on their 3rd IV start are better than me. I keep plugging away but after 5 years of effort and instruction from nurses with...
    Nov 14, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. I never would have thought of that...
    For me, probably the most time consuming tasks are dealing with incontinent patients, bathing, bed changes, and dressing changes. I have developed a few strategies to make these faster. For...
    Nov 14, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Cardiac Arrest/ MI
    I just assumed my original post wasn't clear and needed clarification. I missed that (plaque vs thromboembolic) in the OP altogether. I guess that old saying is true. When you assume you make a...
    Nov 6, '14
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  18. Cardiac Arrest/ MI
    [QUOTE=psu_213;8209727](and STEMI vs. NSTEMI has nothing do to with blood clot vs. plaque). I am assuming that this is directed at my original response. I actually didn't say anything about...
    Nov 6, '14
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  19. Cardiac Arrest/ MI
    Hi benmca13. You sound very much like me. I too could not wrap my head around the differences between MI/STEMI/NSTEMI/Cardiac arrest etc. Here is what I have learned through questioning multiple...
    Oct 26, '14
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  20. Second Semester Nursing Student Educates Staff
    This blog is fantastic!!!! Thank you thank you Mclennan for posting this!!!
    Aug 27, '14
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  21. And this is why I hate floating to stepdown...
    Yes the monitor tech should have absolutely alerted you. The previous shift nurse should have absolutely included "runs of v-tach" in their report. It is quite possible they didn't catch it or did...
    Jul 15, '14
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  22. Will ICU nursing get better for me?
    What you are feeling is normal. I personally would be fearful of anyone just off orientation in the ICU who didn't feel this way, no matter how much experience they had (unless ICU). You are...
    Jun 9, '14
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  23. Understaffed
    I am in a similar circumstance with being tripled and I am very tired of it as well. My boss has made the same noise about finding another job. I have told her bluntly that I am looking. When a...
    May 27, '14
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  24. ratio's with induced hypothermia patients
    Our hypothermia patients are one to one for induction and once they reach goal temp the nurse can get another patient, but not an admit. During maintenance they are doubled. Singled again for...
    May 27, '14
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  25. The face of a medical error...
    We will make room for you!!! You are exactly what we need more of in this profession! Rational, compassionate, intelligent, and hard-working.
    May 27, '14
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety


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