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  1. Nurses eat their Young
    We eat them, all right. We eat them with fava beans and a nice Chianti.
    Nov 15, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Why do you do what you do and DON'T do what you don't do?
    I do short-term rehab, which has the fewest patients and most autonomy of an LVN position in my area. My patients are (mostly) alert, oriented, and go home after a few weeks having improved. I...
    Nov 10, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. What's the task you like doing most on the job?
    That last strip of tape on a complex sterile dressing.
    Nov 2, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Just looking for comfort
    Oh, don't worry, this is with a maxillofacial surgeon (I was referred by my regular dentist). They took a panoramic x-ray of my teeth, and the top wisdom teeth are vertical. The bottom ones are...
    Oct 15, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Just looking for comfort
    Not seeking medical advice, honestly :cool: I have to have my wisdom teeth removed in a couple of weeks, which requires IV sedation (at least at this dental practice). This is really not something...
    Oct 14, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Advice to the LTC nurse...
    Advice from a SNF nurse, to my fellow SNF-ers: Name, admitting DX, history. Why you are transferring today. Any care (first aid, meds, oxygen, etc) given prior to transfer. Current VS and blood...
    Oct 12, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. Difference between Cor & Code?
    You can't have a code pulmonale? :)
    Oct 8, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Abbreviation for ointment
    triple antibiotic ointment, most likely.
    Aug 27, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. To Swab or Not to Swab......
    Even if it may not be necessary, swabbing is certainly not harmful. Think of it as an added precaution.
    Jul 20, '11
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  10. Calling Off Sick --Do You Ever Think People Lie?
    I had very frequent "sore throats" for a while. It was better than saying "I'm too depressed to move and won't be coming in." :rolleyes:
    Jul 16, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. How many other nurses do you work with?
    In a small sub-acute rehab - we have 23 beds. Day shift is 2 nurses (RN or LVN), 2 CNAs plus a unit clerk (who is a nurse and can help out if necessary), and managers. Night shift is one nurse, 2...
    Jul 9, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. "They found something behind his heart!"
    I thought ST elevations - but again, stupid tired, and not encountering telemetry all that often. Thanks! :cool:
    Jun 12, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Do you do venipunctures as a nurse?
    Certified in IV therapy, blood withdrawal (both optional for LVNs in my state). I'm the go-to nurse at my facility for IV starts, and I will draw labs if we have a stat order and the nearest...
    Jun 11, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. "They found something behind his heart!"
    AWESOME!:yeah: I know, I'm quazy.:spin:[/QUOTE] I am stupid tired right now - I don't think I see P-waves... I'm really not sure what rhythm that is. Throw me a bone? :eek:
    Jun 11, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. how did they pass theyre boards??
    "Breathing treatments" can cause paradoxical bronchospasm, tachycardia, elevated blood pressure... Honestly, if a patient were fragile enough, a breathing treatment could be imagined to kill...
    May 11, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. How old were you when you finished nursing school?
    Finished LVN school at 19; now 22.
    Apr 11, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Do acute care nurses look down on LTC nurses
    We send packet of recent chart copies and perform a skin check (if pt condition allows) before transfer to ED. Acute sends us patients before any report (even pts on oxygen! no warning!) with...
    Mar 29, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. What are the top 5 medications YOU administer daily?
    Lasix, hydrocodonel, metoprolol, omeprazole, colace.
    Mar 8, '11
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  19. What do you have to wear???
    Black or navy blue bottoms, coordinating print top.
    Jan 31, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. What do your hands say about you?
    Dry skin from washing, short fingernails for gloves, rather large "Charting tumor" (I like that :cool:) on (R) ring finger.
    Dec 14, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Are there any bilingual, trilingual, or polygots on here?
    English and a good bit of French - which is almost useless in southern California :rolleyes:
    Dec 8, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Do nurses really "eat their young?"
    I got a lot more back-biting in my clinical / peer group than from my elders.
    Dec 3, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. How do you keep yourself "sharp"?
    I wasn't certain how to phrase this. How do you strike that balance between being educated, and speaking in patients in language they understand? How do you consistently do everything well,...
    Dec 1, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Do give up your seat for a doctor?
    I'll offer a seat to anybody (CNA, other nurses, docs, therapy), but they usually decline.
    Dec 1, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. "God Help You. You're on Dialysis.
    Had a dialysis pt. once with a high-stage decub to sacrum. The center wouldn't even reposition them or use the pressure-relief cushion we sent - "it might affect how the machine runs." "We have too...
    Nov 25, '10
    Forum: Nursing News

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