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  1. IV Fluids/Pumps
    I recently got a post in PACU. Having worked in the floor where we use IV pumps, i dont feel comfortable not using the pumps for IVFs, unless they are vanc, and some other specified fluids. I was...
    Sep 18, '07
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  2. How Old Are You?
    I'm 35.
    Jun 24, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. GLBT Nurses
    I have faced similar situation. I am not out, to my friends/parents. My colleagues/friends tries hooking me up with somebody and they are bewildered as to why i dont seem to interested, till they...
    Jun 24, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Significance of CO2 in BMP/CMP
    What is the significance of CO2 in the mentioned lab works? What will be the treatment for it? If pt. is on O2, 2L, no signs of resp distress, saturation above 90's, do i need to inform the MD...
    May 3, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Nurses advancing endoscopes
    We used to advance scopes in one of our doc during colonoscopy. He will tell us when to push, and whe also anticipate when, if the lumen is visible. He said it's the trend and wanted to start it in...
    Apr 12, '06
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing
  6. Blood Pressure
    How high are BP parameters that need to be referred to MD? Im new to telemetry. Used to see pts with prn meds for sbp>160. My pt who has hx of htn had a bp of 180/100, so i called the resident on...
    Feb 18, '06
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  7. Preceptorship Course
    Do you also have preceptorship course in your hospitals? In the middle east, we used to have preceptorship course to help nurses identify the learning needs/skills to be improved of new...
    May 1, '05
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  8. For those who use Pentax Scopes
    How do you check/prepare the scope prior to use (already hooked in the machine)? We had a colleague who claimed they use Pentax scopes where he previously worked and always forgets to put on the...
    Apr 20, '05
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing
  9. International nursing in Saudi Arabia
    Hi! Dubai is a great place to live! It is an open city. Nurses are paid better than other part of the emirates, though some hospitals are planning a raise to prevent everyone from leaving. Been...
    Apr 19, '05
    Forum: International Nursing
  10. Management of clean 2nd degree burn
    [Its not that big- the most damaged part is just more than the size of a quarter dollar. That's the area where hydrogen peroxide is used which i think contributed to its slow healing (?) It...
    Apr 15, '05
    Forum: Burn Nursing
  11. Management of clean 2nd degree burn
    HI! Just wanna ask how you manage a second degree burn. Got scalded recently and the doc who treated me used hydrogen peroxide on it. i think he used a silver nitrate as a first solution (havent...
    Apr 13, '05
    Forum: Burn Nursing
  12. Bronch's
    Bronchoscopy is done in our unit and in ICU in emergency cases. You just have to bring the machine and the scope and accessories needed. It's a fast procedure, some with an x-ray guide. Patient is...
    Mar 29, '05
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing
  13. Protocols for discharging patients who have sedation
    In the middle east (where I used to work), patients are usually sent home at the end of the day. We used to give them the antidote just to keep them awake and be ready for discharge. It was only...
    Mar 6, '05
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing
  14. room turnover time
    15 minutes, esp if we are running out of schedule and anxious to go home:)
    Jan 18, '05
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing
  15. Complication of doing polypectomy in a poorly prepared colon
    Is it true that "belly explosion" can be one of complications for doing polypectomy in a poorly prepared colon?
    Sep 2, '04
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing
  16. Pre-endoscopy check/ Use of Alcohol
    Hello again. Sorry if I asked many questions. It's just that I have so many doubts in mind, and I want to compare our practice to yours too. How do you check the scope prior to the procedure?...
    Sep 29, '03
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing
  17. Protocol for DM & Hypertensive pts.
    What are your protocol for scheduling DM and hypertensive patients? These patients usually come fasting more than the required number of hours coz our doctors usually come late and we can't do...
    Sep 29, '03
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing
  18. Left-over Sedatives
    Do you keep leftover (clean, stored in separate syringe) sedatives for next day use in case u have some left? We use to keep these extras for 24 hours.
    Sep 29, '03
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing
  19. How do u clean the scope taken out from  the pt's mouth (which has to be reinserted).
    Thanks for the replies. Well, we're just wiping out the secretions from the scope for easy handling. But i think a dry gauze will be enough? I havent discussed this issue with them:(
    Sep 29, '03
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing
  20. How do u clean the scope taken out from  the pt's mouth (which has to be reinserted).
    Hi! We did banding the other day and my colleague who inserted the multiband ligator cleaned /wiped the scope with a detergent (neo-disher diluted in water) and never rinsed it with alcohol. ...
    Jul 24, '03
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing
  21. Do U Apply Abdominal Pressure During Colonoscopy?
    Are you also asked to apply pressure on the left lower iliac region during colonoscopy, esp after reaching the sigmoid? We're usually asked to do it in order to straighten the splenic and hepatic...
    Jul 3, '03
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing
  22. Urea Breath Test / ABCA Machine
    Hi! Do you also take samples for UBT and process them in the Automatic Breath C Analyser Machine? We are doing it in our department and find it quite difficult dealing with the machine. ...
    Jun 16, '03
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing
  23. post colonoscopy position
    Hi! Just wanna ask everyone how do u position patients after colonoscopy. We're told to keep them in prone position to press the abdomen and keep the air out; however it is not mentioned in the...
    Jun 16, '03
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing
  24. do you clean scopes too?
    Yes, we clean the sopes in our department. We have limited number of scopes and we have lots of appointments. They say scopes can't be sterilized, only disinfected. We have a washer-disinfector...
    Jun 16, '03
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing
  25. Screening
    Hi! I am very grateful to have encountered such a good forum. I am new in Endoscopy and have some things to ask. I was told ours was not an ideal set-up so I have to bear with it; however, I...
    Mar 6, '03
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing