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  1. Nurses, how do you view your job?
    It seems most newer nurses are confusing empathy with sympathy. It is very well possible for me as an experienced nurse to anticipate the needs of my patients, understand their feelings, and respond...
    Jul 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. The Hotel Phenomenon
    I would triple like this thread if I could!
    Jul 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. The Hotel Phenomenon
    Most nights I'm a barista, plumber, chef, electrician, and NASA engineer (who else could fix a faulty bed?).
    Jul 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. How do you leave it at work?
    I go home & wash it all away!
    Jul 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. June 2014 Caption Contest: Win $100!
    So, I kinda cloned myself in order to clock out on time around here.
    Jun 26, '14
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  6. New Grad seek job in Portland from Houston, TX
    Have a license number in hand before applying. The employer gets many applicants and I'm sure they filter. Also, you don't know for sure how long it may take to get the license, so it's best to...
    May 25, '14
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  7. My patient had HIV and the flu but wore mask incorrectly
    C'mon guys take it easy on the OP. It's easy for anyone to get freaked out or second guess especially if another nurse placed the idea in their mind.
    Dec 24, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  8. Another heparin protocol...
    Thanks guys! I've consulted with pharmacy, and will be working to get that changed.
    Dec 24, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  9. Another heparin protocol...
    I wasn't trying to calculate the initial rate, pharmacy already set that. This is for a rate change based on aPTT 6 hours after.
    Dec 23, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  10. Another heparin protocol...
    Well, the doc ordered a cardiac (ACS) protocol, and pharmacy started it at max rate of 1000 units/hr or 12 units/kg/hr (arbitrary for the protocol). Both figures were listed on MAR for the initial...
    Dec 22, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  11. Another heparin protocol...
    "If possible, heparin drips should be set based on units/hour or units/kg/hour...not based on the drip rate" I totally agree with you there psu. If pharmacy is putting "increase by 150 units/hr...
    Dec 22, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  12. Another heparin protocol...
    The weight used was 86.4 kg by pharm
    Dec 22, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  13. Another heparin protocol...
    The math: 12 units/kg/hr + 2 units/hr is 14 units/kg/hr 14 units x 86.4 kg is 1209.6 units/hr 1209.6 units/ hr x 250 ml is 302,400 divided by 25000 units equals 12.096 or 12 ml/hr
    Dec 22, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  14. Another heparin protocol...
    Yes, but the question is regarding what is in the patient's MAR: "If aPTT is 35-45 sec increase rate by 150 units/hr (2 units/kg/hr)" if you simply increase by 150 units/hr the result is 11.5 ml...
    Dec 22, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  15. Another heparin protocol...
    Ok, my hospital has a very confusing heparin protocol. For example: Patient weighs 86.4 kg Initial rate started at 1000 units/hr (12 units/kg/hr) per pharmacy The heparin bag is 25,000 units in...
    Dec 22, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  16. took my Nclex PN today
    OP, give it time results take some time to show up online in many states. Good luck!
    Dec 21, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  17. Things you'd LOVE to tell coworkers...and get away with it!
    1. Please stop flirting with the dietary staff while I'm trying to give you report. I don't care what you do in your time, but I want to leave. 2. Please eat your breakfast at home! You don't...
    Dec 9, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. Mixture patients on ortho
    I'm pretty sure your hospital has a policy on this to show the physician. It's been my experience that docs are not up to speed on things like infection control. I've worked at many hospitals that...
    Sep 1, '13
    Forum: Orthopaedic Nursing
  19. need suggestions... laptop or tablet?
    OP, I suggest whatever you like as long as you make sure you have Microsoft Office. You will write tons of papers (especially if you are a BSN student).
    Jul 7, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  20. Is a BSN-RN necessary?
    I second that response. Get a BSN, hospitals are starting to not hire ASNs. Hospitals won't care about your other bachelor's degree. I see you are in Colorado... You'll need a BSN for sure.
    Jul 6, '13
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  21. High Skill Jobs That Don't Require Need A College Degree
    Actually, the article is titled: High-Skill Jobs That Don’t Need a College Degree. What a bunch of crock!
    Jun 30, '13
    Forum: Nursing News
  22. New grad offered job at Pain Clinic
    Sounds like a nice offer. Good luck!
    Jun 26, '13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  23. So bitter? So soon?
    OP, I think you are writing nursing off way too fast. How will you ensure going EMT will get you a job? Many ambulance companies are also cutting back. There are immature students everywhere I'm...
    Jun 26, '13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  24. Is it worth it anymore?
    OP, don't let something like "personality" turn you off from becoming a doctor if that's what you want. I've been a nurse for 10 years, and I couldn't tell you what a "nurse personality" is or what...
    Jun 26, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. trying to decide what degree to get or what  path to take
    Try a job search for home health pediatric nurse and see what kind requirements you get. Plan based on the job market.
    Jun 25, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student


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