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  1. "Floating" IV
    I think they are paranoid because they are new and often are still functioning in the " check off vs instructor " mentality. Which is fine when you don't know the basics of an iv but once you do you...
    Jul 22, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Which is better Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center vs. Conroe Reg. Med. Ct
    I will be starting IMCU days at memorial city April 4th so I will keep you posted!!
    Mar 10, '14
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  3. Where should I buy my interview clothes?
    I know my response is late but: Express!!! tried and true. a little bit of money but nothing in comparison to the overall investment in your career.
    Feb 25, '14
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  4. POLL: nurse-to-patient ratio
    I work on progressive care unit/ Intermediate care and have 3 pts. that's not to say I may transfer out 2 and get 2 though.
    Jan 15, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Confessions of a Job hopper
    although this may seem obvious, have u considered being part of a facility's "flex/float pool"team? if u have enough certifications, acls, pals, nrp, chemo, sedation protocols, you could have some...
    Nov 29, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Opinion of nurses
    I have to say the majority of our docs and critical care NP s are good about the distinction that "DNR" does not mean " do not treat". thank God.
    Nov 10, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Opinion of nurses
    also the difference between DNR vs comfort care. and how does the family define " life support" exactly? dialysis, peg tube feedings, vent support, ecmo, lvads etc.... when does it cross the line? ...
    Nov 10, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. What Baffles You?
    family members who stay with their sick elderly mom in the hospital for two days and half jokingly say " yeah I'm basically a nurse now! yuk yuk yukkkk" maybe its a chip on my shoulder but that is...
    Nov 10, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. katy area hospital nurse preference
    numerous hospitals have been built in the last few years in the Katy/ sugar land Katy/ Richmond there are Methodist west Houston, Texas children's west campus, memorial Hermann katy,...
    Oct 9, '13
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  10. Well.. I guess I am going to be canned
    i hope in the midst of all this that the housekeeper will be in an equally as stern meeting regarding what his/her duties are VS are not. i suppose i dont understand.....was there some sort of...
    Sep 10, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  11. Companies with the hardest job interviews
    some of those are asinine. an interview is such an awkward social experiment!
    Sep 10, '13
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  12. certifications for BSN new grads: BCLS, ACLS, BART..etc
    oh Goodness, calm down graduate nurse :-) the best thing that appears on your resume is an nursing intern/externship/tech position when applying for your first job things such as SANE and PICC are...
    Sep 9, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  13. New back-to-school worry: Unvaccinated classmates
    Has jenny McCarthy ever ate her words yet on the whole fake vaccine- autism link that she wouldn't shut up about ,now that the study is officially debunked and a joke?
    Aug 30, '13
    Forum: Nursing News
  14. Does your SO understand job stress?
    No my husband doesn't, in the same way I don't understand the stress of his job, a financial analyst. He understood the gravity of the experience the first time I had my very own pt code and not...
    Aug 30, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. How do you brighten your patients day?
    just by being my cheery, natural/"pharmaceutically" enhanced" self!
    Aug 29, '13
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  16. Tattoos are taboo at work.  Yes? No?
    this topic has been beaten to death. nothing is inherently wrong with tattoos or the people have them. that said, i would think someone is a little off their rocker if they have a tattoo on their...
    Aug 29, '13
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  17. Why info on white culture omitted from cultural compence in textbooks?
    As a " white person" , I say who cares. I hate hate haaaaated the cultural competency stuff because they always sound so stereotypical to me. To lump the way you interact with a young fillipino...
    Aug 27, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. asked to be on our code blue committee
    Hey, I was approached by our education coordinator to join our facility's code blue committee. He serves on it himself. He was saying they review " code paperwork" and initiate improvements. I am...
    Aug 24, '13
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  19. rating your pain! love!!
    Aug 18, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. Easy, dumb, common new grad mistakes
    I had coke sitting In a peg for hours and it wouldn't unclog. So I called the attending to notify of my interventions and still no luck. So an hr later she makes rounds and if I see the a DR go in...
    Aug 17, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  21. Day shift nurses: what do you eat for breakfast?
    I am usually sitting down to eat breakfast @0615 and wont get lunch anywhere between 1230-1430. So i chow down. I swear by 1 c kashi go lean crunch honey almond flavor, with skim milk. Usually...
    Aug 8, '13
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  22. DO NOT pass on the poop
    I second the vast majority of the above comments. I was hoping to add something re: " etiquette".... Do a quick double check one hr before your shift. Make sure the Foley's are emptied, fluid...
    Aug 8, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Difference between night and day nurses
    well, this is from my experience with my first (and only) RN job...i work days. i strongly encourage my pts in ICU step down to get into a chair, unplug them from monitors so they can walk to the...
    Jul 30, '13
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  24. Adderall addiction
    Don't slam me for this, BUT I thought I was having the Same issues. Are u taking adderall xr or short acting? The short acting was like catnip for me. Dangerous. The xr was good for a long time but...
    Jul 27, '13
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  25. Do pt families every drive you crazy?
    my least favorite are the ones who have dealt with a chronically ill family member who tells you how to do your job based upon a nurse they had 2 days ago and also states that they "might as well be...
    Jul 11, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations