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  1. an oldie but goodie
    Paraldehyde for alcohol withdrawal (would melt plastic syringes!) and chloral hydrate (Noctec) for sleep. Chloral hydrate was used in old movies to pour into someones's drink "slipping them a Mickey...
    Apr 19, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
    The cheese is still on the cracker! I woke up one night, looked at my alarm clock and thought " 145, that heart rate is kind of fast". :D
    Nov 13, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. What type of floor is ICUP?
    Urology!!! Too funny. I think the initials should read IPCU and that stands for Intermediate Progressive Care Unit. It's a like a step-down from intensive care.:up:
    Sep 4, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. How many of you have a spouse also in the medical field?
    My husband is a pharmacist. We met in college decades ago. We often "talk shop" at the dinner table. Hey, we just got an email from his pharmacy association. They are starting a social network...
    Jul 21, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. What freak occurrences have you seen?
    Patient with a chest tube to Pleurevac being transported via elevator. Door closes--pt. inside elevator, Pleurevac outside elevator. Going up! YEOWWW!!
    Jun 9, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Got to be a Good Samaritan Yesterday!!
    Kudos for your practical use of critical thinking skills and your courage to get involved! Once when I was at the movies with the kids (Dr. Dolittle) I heard a woman say, "We've got to get to the...
    Feb 22, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Texas RN ReFresher
    Hi BA, I just completed this course in October. I started in June and finished my clinical hours (84) around Halloween and have secured a staff position after 10 years of inactive status. ...
    Dec 28, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. so.... what do you think?  First impressions?
    I like the re-design! Thanks for the larger fonts--my aging eyes thank you:yeah:
    Dec 20, '08
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  9. Did you get a job after refresher course?
    Hi, I just completed a nursing refresher course this summer/fall and am about to start my new job (hospital) next week. I took a state board approved nursing refresher course. I went through a...
    Dec 20, '08
    Forum: Retired Nurses / Inactive Nurses
  10. Calif. Court Says Good Samaritins Can Be Sued
    Hey Mike, It should be "suing her EX-friend":chuckle It will be interesting to see if this case goes to trial.
    Dec 20, '08
    Forum: Nursing News
  11. Going back to nursing-I think
    Hi ba, I was on a 10 year hiatus from nursing practice. To return, I contacted my state board who provided me with the names of approved refresher courses. I enrolled in one and the didactic...
    Dec 13, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Do birth plans grate on your nerves?
    Those aren't "birth plans", those are BIRTH PAINS ! And you can be sure they will be the first to sue if something happens to the baby.:icon_roll
    Dec 9, '08
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  13. *Weird* Patient Allergies
    I had a patient who said she was allergic to all odors--not just perfumes. She said her son was, too. When he came to visit, he arrived on the floor wearing a World War I gas mask! You know, the...
    Nov 5, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Verbal charting for nurses?
    I like the idea of having our notes transcribed. However, there is a new policy (?federal) that in 2009 all charting will be done electronically. I work at a hospital where this has been done for a...
    Nov 2, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. change of shift report in hallway
    Yes, I think it would be a clear HIPAA violation to be within earshot of the roomate, visitors, passersby, etc. We tried this BRIEFLY at one hospital and report took twice as long. Besides, the...
    Sep 15, '08
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  16. Spin Off:  Nurse abuse?
    Just a side note. It was probably a typo but I like MIcrunchy's "mental detector" in the ER. BEEP BEEP BEEP! Yep, you're mental alright.:yeah:
    Aug 13, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. We have an advocate in the media
    One of our local columnists got it right about the nursing shortage: Nurse shortage has numerous causes — we'd best find cure ...
    Jul 31, '08
    Forum: Nursing News
  18. Where do you draw the line?
    I just read the new JCAHO standards re: intimidating and disruptive behaviors to be in place by early 2009. Here's the link:...
    Jul 30, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Or More To The Point Terrified
    Hi Shay, I'm sorry to hear about this--it can be so distracting and weigh so heavy on your mind. Have you been deposed yet? Rebezemek gave some good advice. All I can add is not to say too much. If...
    Jul 25, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Need Help With Electrolytes!
    Vaporize, It sounds like the makings of a work place bully: "She says she is senior to me and that it looks bad on me if I don't give her an answer." You have some choices: avoid her (not likely),...
    Jul 19, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. trouble with blood glucose check
    oops--double post!
    Jul 13, '08
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  22. trouble with blood glucose check
    Hi Turtle, All good suggestions so far. I would add not to stick directly on the pad (center) of the finger but a little to the side. Many people have callous build up on the pads of their...
    Jul 13, '08
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  23. What's the weirdest name you've heard a patient name her baby?
    Maybe it's aTexas thang, but there is a child at my daughter's school whose given name is Buckshot and another boy named Eerie.:spin:
    Jul 4, '08
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  24. what question should I ask in a caridology unit interview?
    I would probably ask what the nurse to patient ratio is and what approach they use like primary care or team nursing. Also what general types of cases they have like heart caths, pre/post CABG,...
    Jun 27, '08
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  25. Bizarre Admitting Diagnosises
    A patient with fibroids was admitted (per admitting typo) with a "Uterine Thyroid"--wow that gland really slipped!
    Jun 26, '08
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing