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  1. Haldol IV?
    We require patients to be tele monitored for IV haldol.
    Apr 24
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  2. Help with gowning and gloving for chemo
    Specialized chemo gown and double long sleeved nitrile gloves along with a mask with face shield. Every time. I work inpatient medical oncology.
    Apr 23
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  3. To Say or Not to Say Hospice?
    Lovely. I think the word hospice can have different meanings for some, and doesn't always need to be said. Thank you for this.
    Apr 17
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  4. 500 cc of Vanco/Ns over 2 hours via pump via picc line
    We must use the pumps for safety reasons on the floors at my hospital, even for normal saline. The ER is the only dept that doesn't use them for boluses.
    Apr 17
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  5. 500 cc of Vanco/Ns over 2 hours via pump via picc line
    This rate is normal for our unit, too. We have a lot of central lines and vanco.
    Apr 17
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  6. San Diego NICU
    I'm not a NICU nurse but we have several good hospitals. Sharp Mary Birch and Rady Children's are the two most highly spoken of from what I've heard. My friends at MB love working there. I'm not sure...
    Apr 16
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  7. Why can't we have 12 hour shifts and 8 hours shifts?
    I'm 40 and love 12 hour shifts.
    Apr 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. summer 2015 sharp San Diego new grad program
    Welcome to CV, chad.maili. :)
    Apr 15
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  9. Help! Any nurses a member of a professional organizaion?
    I didn't see that. Thanks so much.
    Apr 11
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  10. Help! Any nurses a member of a professional organizaion?
    I can help. Message me privately, please. :)
    Apr 10
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  11. hard of hearing
    I have an electronic scope and love it. I used to have a hearing aid but lost it during a code. I now realize my hearing has worsened so I really need to replace it. It's important to truly hear our...
    Apr 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Can I accomplish becoming an RN at 26?
    I graduated nursing school at 37. I'll graduate with my MSN at 41. It's not too late. :)
    Apr 4
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  13. How do I contact the CA BRN
    I agree with calling the gentleman back first thing in the morning. The BRN is undergoing extreme staffing issues as well as a possible sunset, so the office is under a lot of stress. I understand...
    Apr 4
    Forum: California Nursing
  14. Central line dressing days
    Dressings are every 6 days and prn. Lines and caps are changed every Monday and Thursday. RNs own their lines although the vascular nurse will sometimes do a change. Patients who present with an...
    Mar 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Can't get a hold of BRN
    The BRN is overseen by the DCA and has no choice in most matters. They're in their Sunset Hearing right now and hopefully there will be changes made without us losing the entire institution.
    Mar 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. summer 2015 sharp San Diego new grad program
    Chula, for their residency program, does panel interviews with three to six people from various units. Memorial and Grossmont do the same.
    Mar 20
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  17. Can't get a hold of BRN
    The California BRN is undergoing a hearing this Monday for a pending sunset. I imagine everyone in that office is running around collecting data and stressing out. Still, communication with the nurse...
    Mar 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Algorithm for "pulling/floating" from base unit
    The charge nurse has a binder with the dates nurses are floated. We go in order. Nurses with >20 years employment do not float. Lately we've been full census so floating is rare.
    Mar 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. I am the wife of a male student nurse and having trouble coping.
    It's very hard being in nursing school, and very hard being with someone in nursing/med school. My first semester of school I couldn't think. We had exams immediately and if you didn't pass, you were...
    Mar 14
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  20. Non-FIT Nurses and FIT Nurses
    Brie with fresh pineapple on thin slices of baguette... Stick that under the broiler for a few minutes. Try it. :) Reese's anything. Doesn't matter. Lox and cream cheese bagels. On the...
    Mar 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Wear gloves during assessment?
    After skin assessments that result in "oh, look what I found" as well as having micro call me two days later with positive results, I wear gloves for each assessment as well as perform hand hygiene.
    Mar 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. PVT no longer works
    Universe runs out of Dilaudid. ...side note, we actually did have a brief shortage last week. It was not a happy afternoon.
    Mar 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. I think I might be in the wrong field
    The first semester of nursing school is brutal, but it's meant to be. Our "care plans" are electronic, embedded in the patient charts, and require a few brief sentences for each nursing diagnosis....
    Feb 25
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. Displaying credentials
    Working in oncology, we do have many hospice/palliative patients. I wear my CHPN on my badge and it does help soothe the patients and families when they know I am certified in hospice and palliative...
    Feb 21
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  25. How many of you actually enjoy your job?!
    I love my work, my coworkers, and the majority of my patients. I dislike the tedious charting, teletracking, and the ethical challenges we come up against. The days I am able to sit and really talk...
    Feb 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion