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  1. Pediatric Stethascope
    It's the same scope, I second the vote
    Aug 20, '12
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  2. Need a really specific watch...
    The only watch I wear is a fossil, have many different ones but they have wide bands, a second hand, and keep time.
    Aug 3, '12
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  3. What iPhone and iPad apps do you recommend for a nurse?
    I like medscape, micromedex, skyscape has a free drug guide, as well as others , , allnurses, nursenet, and a couple journals for cardiac and geriatrics,
    Aug 1, '12
    Forum: Mobile Apps For Nurses
  4. Feeling worn out all the time
    That happened to me as well with the 12 hour shifts. Granted you get 4 days off a week, i found myself sleeping most of it away, and not having energy to do anything else. I changed to 8 hour shift...
    Aug 26, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. BCLS training
    Shouldn't be anything new, BCLS= BLS CPR. You should be fine.
    Aug 26, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Continuing Nursing Education (CEU)
    if you are licensed in PA, go here this has all the information and what is approved. Hope this...
    Aug 12, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. heart/lung sounds
    I really like the nursing know how evaluating heart and lung sounds. Has a comprehensive book which tells you the physiology of what you are hearing along with an audio CD. I learned a great deal...
    Jul 26, '10
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  8. Miralax & thickened liquids
    I have found if I dissolve the miralax first like 5 minutes before I add the thickening agent the thickener after the miralax is totally dissolved. It is thick and not too chunky atleast tolerable....
    Jul 5, '10
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  9. Happy nurses week all
    St. Lukes School of nursing, Bethlehem,PA: White box cap, Oblong Pin with a winged ox in the center, nativity scene underneath, good samaritan helping injuried above.
    May 4, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. DRG PureTone - Is it supposed to be so quiet?
    The soft diaphrams are use alone, they fit over the chest piece. I have had better experience with the hard diaphrams. I hear like an echo effect with the soft ones. The hard diaphram is louder than...
    May 1, '10
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  11. How much is too much?
    6-8 patients isn't bad for night shift on med-surg, the hospital where i came from staffs one nurse 8-10 patients on nights. the charting is very redundant. Hang in there. You'll be able to...
    Apr 28, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Taking BP's - Use Diaphragm or Bell?
    I always use the bell for blood pressures, for me any ways I can hear a faint blood pressure almost all of the time. the bell never failed me yet
    Apr 26, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. CPR
    American heart Association allows you to take the theory portion of the class on the internet but your skills must be verified by an Instructor, I know in my area the only CPR that most healthcare...
    Mar 29, '10
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  14. 12 lead EKG interpretation
    I like,
    Mar 23, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Blood pressures
    In my institution if we have stable blood pressures we do them weekly. If a resident isn't on any blood pressure medicine we do them monthly. If the blood pressures aren't stable then we keep the...
    Mar 22, '10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  16. Any ESFJ's out there...
    I'm ENFJ, I'm in LTC, Pre-hospital, Cardiac Critical Care. Alittle of everything I guess. LOL
    Mar 10, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Need Help
    You also might want to look at the CMS center for medicare/medicaid they have information about staffing levels in every nursing home. Also look at the department of health website for information....
    Mar 7, '10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  18. how do I know which one to get???
    Actually I found that Kila Lab stethoscope are a real close second to the littman cardiology III and for 29 dollars. I just bought one this month and I like it but everyone ears are different. I got...
    Feb 15, '10
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  19. Is nursing REALLY for you?
    I find nursing is where I belong, It is just taken awhile for me to find my niche in nursing. Started off in the hospital setting bounced around unit after unit never truely happy in that atmosphere....
    Feb 6, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Medical vs Surgical Cardiac Floor: which one?
    Having worked both of them, In the Surgical Cardiac ICU, i found nursing kinda like a PACU, you have the patient for 24 hours, extubate them within 4-6 hours after surgery, watching for fluid...
    Jan 13, '10
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  21. I am tired of this attitude
    I have to agree with you. I hear it all the time at work and people just wanted to put in their 1 year of ICU experience just to get into the CRNA course. It happens most of the time on the unit I...
    Nov 30, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Need thought processes
    Thanks to all
    Feb 9, '09
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  23. Need thought processes
    Her patch was placed two days ago, she is a renal patient, and we change our patches every 72 hrs. Thanks for the reply
    Feb 9, '09
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  24. Need thought processes
    I need some help with my thought process. Today I had a resident with deteriorating mental status, beginning of shift was awake and mildly confused. Normal base line is awake and alert orientated x3....
    Feb 9, '09
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  25. Medicare/Medicaide Documentation help
    Hi I'm new to LTC and am wondering if anyone has any references for documentation help, mostly involving Medicare/Medicaide charting. So far I will only have 1 day on Desk orientation and am fearful...
    Jan 15, '09
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing