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  1. Too old for ICU?
    The challenge of working in an ICU is great! I say go for it, and hope you have a positive outcome!
    Sep 22, '11
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  2. Ten Ways To Know You're Burning Out
    After working in a SNF for two years where the conditions were TOXIC, I had had enough. I gave my 3 week notice, and when I was done, I was so done...compassion fatigue. I have been out of work for...
    Sep 6, '11
    Forum: Health / Stress Management
  3. Oxygen Question
    Perhaps you could have titrated it in the evening. However, once you did that and say he did well, I would have let him be for the night so as to get a restful sleep. Early mornings in a nursing...
    Sep 5, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Asystole "observed" for 25 seconds?
    Was the patient being worked up for dysautonomia?
    Jul 7, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Would you suggest nursing as a career to someone considering it?
    Not in a million years. It isn't like it used to be, to say the least...
    Jul 1, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Offensive Nursing Behavior
    Does your state have an Ombudsman for the elderly? In the state where I live, the telephone number for such person is posted @ the reception desk, and on every bulletin board in facilities. Call...
    May 27, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  7. Texting staff to cover call off's
    Great idea, but workers at my place of employment are forever changing their phone #s. Personally, my employer does not have my cell phone #. Call me on my land line; if I chose to work extra, I...
    Mar 23, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Name Tags
    Agree 100% with you, Nascar Nurse!
    Dec 2, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Are you bothered by the noise of the AM shift staff?
    I agree 100%; I have no problem reminding people they are not at a party, or in a bar; rather they are working in a health care facility that just so happens to be a person's home........
    Nov 29, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. How far do you drive for work?
    Four miles, door to door. Depending on the number of school buses I encounter, it can take up to 15 minutes. There are no highways involved; it is great! For 26 years, I drove 40 miles/day;...
    Nov 29, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. EN and TPN and slow rate?
    It is not within the scope of nursing practice to arbitrarily make changes in the rate of infusion of TPN or EN.
    Nov 27, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Happy Thanksgiving to all! Reason to be thankful: I am not a nurse anymore!
    I envy you; best of luck and hope there are many happy days ahead!
    Nov 25, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. How do you deal with a doctor who sweared on you over the phone?
    Verbal abuse; a thick skin will be necessary for future encounters with this physician. How about speaking with your immediate supervisor about this issue? Make the supervisor aware of this...
    Nov 24, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Is it just me or............?
    Caliotter, You are not alone..........:yawn:
    Nov 24, '10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. What's the name for this symptom?
    HOT FLASHES............
    Nov 21, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. if you had to do it all over again, what profession would u choose?
    GOOD ONE!!!! :yeah:
    Nov 18, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. nursing and paperwork;  what paperwork?
    Read the threads started by JohnnyDoGood; you will gain insight................
    Nov 17, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Are these holidays off the norm?
    I'm surprised Memorial Day is not included in the list! :confused:
    Nov 10, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Preventing med errors in LTC...
    You've got that right! :up:
    Oct 29, '10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  20. Please tell me I'm not crazy...
    Dear mrf0609, I apologize for hijacking your post! :o
    Oct 28, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. In need of some guidance
    1. You will be considered a new graduate. 2. I would not even apply for a job without taking a refresher course; do yourself a favor; take the refresher be honest, without it,...
    Oct 27, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Please tell me I'm not crazy...
    I worked in an acute care setting (ICU & PACU) for over 25 years before I "called it quits." I have been working in LTC for the last 1.5 years; it certainly is a lot more than giving meds, doing...
    Oct 27, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. What would you do? or what should you do?
    DNR=DNR=DNR=DO NOT RESUSCITATE. I would be very upset if, after making the decision to have an advanced directive such as DNR in place, a nurse took it upon her/himself to override the DNR order.
    Oct 23, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Pacu Patient Assessments/Interventions
    Having had an ACDF with autologous bone graft in the past, here is some help: 1. It is of the utmost importance to assess neuro status. 2. Assess pain level. Was the bone graft taken from...
    Oct 16, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. NG Tube Leaking, Tips?
    Take a specimen cup (urine spec cup is best), cut a hole in the cover; insert the venting port, and voila, you have a collection container..............
    Oct 11, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion