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  1. Do you use the CPOT scale?  What are your med orders?!
    We typically get an order such as Fentanyl gtt, titrate to CPOT of 1. I have seen target scores from 0 to 2, depending on the patient and circumstances. It's almost always paired with sedation, for...
    Aug 9
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  2. Need advice from nurses. Accelerated BSN, RN, or LPN program...which would you do??
    The other option not already discussed here is the entry level masters. If you are sure advanced practice is where you want to end up, check it out in your state. There will be those that say you...
    Jul 29
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. Your worst nightmare (Part deux)
    Three times in the last year I have dreamt that I was getting a central line, in my ICU, by one of the fellows. Three times. Always in the RIJ. I'm 11 months into my new grad year. Please, no more...
    Jul 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Is it possible to be successful in nursing with poor social skills?
    At the risk of generalizing a people group and some specialties: I have several friends with asbergers. Their attention to detail and ability to make critical thinking connections without bias...
    Jul 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Funniest thing you've heard in an interview
    When asked why the unit was hiring, the interviewer said that recently the entire night shift quit all at once.
    Jul 10
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  6. California Vaccine Bill Eliminates Personal Exemption
    I can't find any info on the prevalence of immune compromised children in schools, nor can I determine your exact definition of "immune compromised." Your link does not shed light on any of that,...
    Jul 7
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  7. Reasons patients turn on their call light
    Last shift: I got called to a (intact motor function) patient's room because he wanted me to fix the temperature. Ok, that's plausible, often in order to get the wall thermostat to work we have to...
    Jul 6
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. California Vaccine Bill Eliminates Personal Exemption
    Um, yes. I believe it is standard practice to keep children undergoing chemo out of school while their white count is down. Do you have different info? And yes, children with HIV can receive...
    Jul 6
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  9. California Vaccine Bill Eliminates Personal Exemption
    Actually, unvaccinated children were not responsible for the outbreak, or at least they were not the only ones responsible. It turns out that when we switched from attenuated to conjugate vaccines...
    Jul 6
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  10. California Vaccine Bill Eliminates Personal Exemption
    "This is just saying that if your child is going to go to public school, they can't put other kids at risk." (Sorry I don't know how to use the quote feature that shows the author on my phone.) ...
    Jul 6
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  11. Babies on a plane!! (and also cord clamping)
    I was an EMT before becoming a nurse. The EMS standard for an out of hospital birth is largely to DO NOTHING. Make sure baby is breathing and keep it warm, preferably on mom's skin. Otherwise, don't...
    Jul 6
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  12. So how does this work?
    My school had a maximum number of units you could have "in progress" in order to be accepted. So, you need to contact the school and ask if you need the required units at the time of application, or...
    Jul 5
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  13. Class/es and a Newborn...?
    I did nursing school with a newborn. It is definitely doable, with a lot of support and organization. I agree with a lot of the previous posters, so I won't repeat what they've said about the...
    Jun 25
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  14. Unusual treatments
    Tequila over here... My mother in law suggested it for my teething baby. I rather thought that if I just took a couple of shots myself, I wouldn't care if the baby was teething. Just kidding. Sort...
    Jun 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Head to Toe Red Scrubs
    The nurses of USC wear cardinal scrubs every day. All 1200 of them. (I don't know these people, this photo was from another AN post).18564
    Jun 21
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  16. Impaired Colleague
    Can someone clarify: hasn't the OP fulfilled any "duty to report" by reporting to her manager? The duty to report doesn't extend to "duty to assure action" which of course we can't... But is there a...
    Jun 10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. Procedure on this? Nurse and her abuser
    I don't know the law (either criminal or employment) in your state. If this was happening in my state, I would advise you go directly to your own doctor and get a medical leave of absence for...
    Jun 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. What would you have done? Episiotomy
    I've followed this case since the video first got shared online, since I am a member of a birth advocacy group and an unofficial birth junkie. Having said that, like Red Kryptonite, I can never work...
    Jun 4
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  19. What would you have done? Episiotomy
    The woman in the video served the MD in a lawsuit today, alleging assault and battery, according to the Improving Birth website that initially posted the video. The lawsuit comes after a fundraising...
    Jun 4
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  20. Nursing School Vs Med School, no comparison
    It is a tale Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing. - Bill @ the Globe
    May 28
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  21. Do you always wear a suit to an interview???
    Suit, unless given specific instructions otherwise.
    May 27
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  22. dressing code
    Business formal. A suit. At least, a jacket.
    May 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Questions! Help!
    It sounds like you want to take care of healthy babies. Perhaps you should look into early childhood education instead of nursing.
    May 26
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  24. Nursing students eat their young too.
    This is not a universal experience. My cohort regularly made themselves available to support and encourage new students, starting at orientation. I'm not invalidating your experience, it sounds...
    May 25
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  25. Questions from prospective NP
    Specifically about math: a BSN will require College Algebra... And college algebra is usually a prerequisite for the chemistry that will be a prerequisite for the Microbiology that you will need......
    May 20
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice