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  1. Oregon BON
    Hi All, I am not a traveler but I am thinking this might be the best place to pose this question. We recently moved to Oregon. I am originally from Canada, I completed a diploma program there...
    Sep 3, '14
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  2. Chart have to be kidding me!!!!!
    Hello All, I have had a day to mull over everything. I still feel that it is completely ridiculous to call someone at home regarding an unchecked box. This in NO way impedes patient care. I...
    Sep 6, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Chart have to be kidding me!!!!!
    Thanks Monkeybug!!!!!
    Sep 5, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Chart have to be kidding me!!!!!
    Actually Altra ..............what I am understanding is that we aren't documenting for better patient care but to satisfy TJC. As a nurse......I find that very satisfying (yes, I am being...
    Sep 5, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Chart have to be kidding me!!!!!
    Thanks all, I plan to bring all this up in the next staff meeting. If the documentation is that important......I mean to the point where if one single box is not checked, then someone should...
    Sep 5, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Chart have to be kidding me!!!!!
    Ok......I just got a call from the night charge nurse. She audits the restraint charting somewhere around 2000hrs. She called to tell me that I didn't check the box (in EPIC) that states I notified...
    Sep 4, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. My dad was a 'throw-away'
    Flare, Nurses are human beings as well, it is never satisfying to code a 93yr old-even if they are healthy. It is reasonable to discuss these things with families and often times I don't think...
    May 2, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. My dad was a 'throw-away'
    Alaur.....This post has come at an interesting time for me. As an ICU nurse for almost 20 years I have had a couple of recent cases that have kept me up at night. Cases where family members have...
    May 2, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. calculations
    I am really trying to understand this question .....if they want you to run something in mcg/kg/min than that means that you are giving that amount of drug multiplied by that weight over a...
    Jan 12, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  10. Ortho nurse or transplant nurse?
    Transplant!!! I agree that the learning experience will be incredible. Just as an aside......ortho floors are very heavy...and the work is physically difficult.
    Dec 8, '11
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  11. Medication Error
    I suspect the OP is referring to the "college of nurses." It is a equivalent to the US's BON.
    Nov 7, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Ketamine for adults while intubated?
    I've seen it used for bedside procedures (in adults) along with versed but never in drip form. I was taught to minimize stimulation and talking near the patient while ketamine is in use to prevent...
    Oct 31, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Vented Patient PEA
    This is a good question. I actually had a vascular pt, several years ago that occluded his graft and needed to go to the OR stat. He was intubated, SR on the monitor. We packed him up to go the...
    Oct 18, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Cyclical vomiting syndrome
    Not sure about the diagnosis, but in my world cyclical vomiting gets an NGT.....
    Oct 10, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  15. leaving the community... but where
    Trish....hugs to you. Your post did make me giggle when you wrote "Hamilton (not a fan). I grew up there and it was often referred to as "the mistake by the lake." Good luck with your search, TO...
    Oct 3, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Offensive or not??
    "Manchildren"....................:lol2::lol2::lol2::lol2::lol2::lol2::lol2::lol2:.........I never knew there was a name for this, but I know exactly what you are talking about!!!!
    Sep 27, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. Denial
    Gaylarn4.....I'm not sure this is a "human" trait as much as it is a cultural one.
    Sep 15, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Can a stroke cause cardiac arrest?
    There is a direct correlation between the brain and the heart and we see this frequently with neuro patient's with high ICP's........see Cushing's reflex. Large head bleeds can cause brain...
    Aug 11, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Intubation without RSI meds??
    This is crazy.....back in the late 90's I remember a phase anesthesia went through where they were doing "trans tracheal blocks?" Does anyone else remember these? The patients were fully awake a...
    Aug 10, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  20. Sell me on your specialty...
    Not to be negative but in this economy it might be the specialty that picks you! That being said......SICU....and always in a teaching hospital!!!!! Pro: teaching hospitals tend to get the...
    Aug 9, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Implement a RADICAL IDEA! "Medical plan of care."
    Hahaha.....this made me laugh. I usually refer to doctors orders as "suggestions".........since some of them really aren't all that wise to follow!
    Jul 26, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Please explain MAP to me
    Most people don't record the MAP....unless you are in the ICU. We tend to look at MAPs in various situations like calculating CPP's and closely watching BP's MAP is particularly helpful with low...
    Jul 19, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Nurses eating their young
    I agree with the power and control theory! Nurses are an odd bunch.....we have very little power/control or autonomy. We are subject to the orders of physicians and the policies and protocols of our...
    Jul 18, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. anyone taken a break from nursing?
    I took 2 breaks...the first one, I was off for 2 years and the second break, I was out for 2 and a half years. I just started back in Feb. The breaks were nice and it was great to be home with...
    Jul 17, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Post-Mortem care, PLEASE realize it is a human being.
    Hopefully, if you were the nurse manager you would get both sides of the story. One thing I am glad is that the OP discussed her concerns with the RN in question. That to me shows a high level of...
    Jul 17, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion