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  1. Should gtube feeding bags be rinsed between feedings?
    I would never use a bag for a bolus feed, for this reason alone. Is this patient having to run an amount over a period of time? If I was doing feeds Q4, I'd hopefully be able to do them to gravity...
    Sep 3
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  2. Nurse Slang Yo!
    We use FLK all the time in Peds. Also the term "syndromey" - when you know it's something, but not quite sure what.
    Sep 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. PVT: Question of Character?
    I tend to worry about own character, and don't worry about what other people do with their lives. I'm a firm believer in "you do you".
    Aug 31
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  4. why do so many nurses post that they love the med scanners
    I love when you call me "Big Scanner". :smokin:
    Aug 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. why do so many nurses post that they love the med scanners
    How does a med scanner have anything to do with an airliner? So confused.
    Aug 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. (8/29) This week, I have learned......
    I learned to fear the low census. FEAR THE LOW CENSUS. *weeps*
    Aug 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. red and raw bottom
    I'd make sure you aren't fighting a yeast situation. If that's the case, all creams are futile until you get some nystatin on it! I used to take care of a chronic kiddo with a similar...
    Aug 14
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  8. What is the context of paediatric nursing?
    I think that about covers it. :poto:
    Aug 12
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  9. Cute Pediatric Nursing scrubs...where
    We do a lot of t-shirts too! :) You can get fun women's size cartoonish ones at Target. :)
    Aug 10
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  10. Cute Pediatric Nursing scrubs...where
    My best Disney scrubs are the ones I got from Wal-Mart. Love 'em!!!
    Aug 9
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  11. "How are we doing today?"
    I call parents Mom and Dad. :) But just because I can not be trusted to learn a million names. Can you imagine? I can hardly keep track of my patient's names. I find myself using the "WE" too,...
    Aug 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Bipap question
    I work inpatient acute care in a large Children's hospital... we get the sickest of the sick and have never seen BiPap used for asthma. Maybe it is something they are using as a last resort in the...
    Aug 5
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  13. Hesitant to try paeds-encouragement/advice needed!
    NO matter how stupid and easy the dose, I check it and double check it. I use a calculator religiously. And then of course I scan all my meds and verify that dose to my dose as well. ;) Seriously,...
    Aug 5
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  14. Lost and in need of advice
    I second the refresher course... you'll make some good contacts too, and gain some more clinical hours.
    Aug 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. So...What Kind of Nursing Task Do You LIKE?
    I love packing a good wound. :)
    Aug 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Bipap question
    Wow, I'm surprised this is a "thing"! I can't imagine a 3 year old complying with a Bipap? I have a hard enough time strapping a NC on their face!
    Aug 3
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  17. When celebs stop by to say hi
    We get celebrities all the time, but none of them make the news with it. They stop in when they are in town for concerts, etc. The ones that we dislike are the ones that don't go anywhere in the...
    Aug 3
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. I feel so stupid...
    Keep going over your practice questions. If you are confident in one area, spend more time in the areas where you are weaker. Good luck.
    Aug 2
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  19. How Important is it that your patients and their families like you?
    I enjoy nice families. I don't necessarily work harder for their approval, but it is easier to be a personable nurse to nice families. :)
    Jul 30
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. Pediatric IV infiltrate
    These things happen, and baby IV's infiltrate FAST. It doesn't take much. I have had a few that have been embarrassingly bad. :( It just is what it is. Definitely fill out your incident report, but...
    Jul 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Spiral Femur Fx in toddler
    It doesn't feel like statistically that's the case in my line of work. :( I walk out of work feeling like I must be the only person that doesn't beat my kid. :/
    Jul 29
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  22. PALS Certification
    I'm trying to think back when I got my initial certification - I know i didn't memorize anything!!! The course was a million hours long and they really walked you through it. I agree with the...
    Jul 29
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  23. Spiral Femur Fx in toddler
    Any child under the age of three that comes in with ANY broken bone is flagged in my facility. This child in particular would be flagged as a Non Accidental Trauma, a sitter placed in the room, and a...
    Jul 28
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  24. Chatty Patients, Busy Nurse
    I usually use the "I'll be back to check on you" line as well. I can get caught by chatty parents. I have gotten really good at getting out of the room. :)
    Jul 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Why does Texas Children's Hospital have such high nursing turnover lately?
    My guess is it's along the same lines as what is happening where I work. I work at a large children's hospital. As we have grown, and as our reputation has grown, so has our patient load. Long gone...
    Jul 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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