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  1. Anyone who says she doesn't is lying
    It's important for the entire team to view any error as an "organizational error"; where in the stream from order to pharmacy to nursing unit to patient could the error have been "interrupted"?...
    Oct 28, '15
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  2. AN Ads
    I've got one for Jeep.
    Sep 20, '15
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  3. Under the knife... again
    Best Wishes for an optimal outcome.
    Sep 17, '15
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  4. Code Blue: What Should I Do?
    Another big tip from when I was a superviser: if you have Med Students, put the biggest one on the chest--s/he can see all the action, and it frees up a nurse for someother task! Pharmacy should...
    Sep 16, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Code Blue: What Should I Do?
    Practice! Not the whole code, just the 'getting going' part. The more you do it, the easier you can just drop into action The nurse whose assignment the patient belongs to will be quizzed numerous...
    Sep 16, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. If you had a reset button, would you choose nursing again?
    For sure, I would do it, hopefully, get more schooling, do it better!!
    Sep 11, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. allnurses will continue
    Thank you, Brenda, and all the AN staff. Brian has created his dream in all of us; may it long continue. We have students, new grads and others to mentor; issues to discuss; and problems to solve.
    Sep 10, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Brian Short News
    (((NRSKarenRN)))
    Sep 10, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Brian Short News
    I found Brian and allnurses way back in 2000. The comraderie, the mentoring, the sharing, the humor and compassion (and the whining) that is nursing is all here. I'm not sure what Brian thought he...
    Sep 10, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Brian Short News
    Heartbroken. And mystified.
    Sep 10, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Your local policy on caring for Jehovah's Witness neonates
    We told them up front that we would minimize blood draws, but, we couldn't help the baby w/o lab/bld gas info. Started them on Epogen right away, supplemental Fe as soon as feedings tolerated; Court...
    Sep 8, '15
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  12. No babies for this NICU nurse
    In nsg sch, they taught us this phrase: "For what reason do you wish this information?" It has proved useful on many occasions. "you may have had 6 children, but, have you had a premie before?...
    Sep 4, '15
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  13. Any 22 weekers out there?
    Sometimes, the Docs talk to the parents, advising what the physiologic situation is (that 22wks is not compatible w/life, 22+ likely to die, have severe handicaps, all the scenarios possible. They...
    Aug 28, '15
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  14. Nicu in need
    I worked @ a Level 2 unit for a while after I retired from the Level 3; they had "ALS" nurses who had been sent to a Level 3 unit and been taught skills like intubating, inserting lines, and so...
    Aug 25, '15
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  15. CNA in the NICU
    Some nursing students can do an internship if arranged by the school and nurse managers. CNAs do the tasks listed by ICUman and Miiki. The unit could not function w/o a clerk and CNA. They are busy...
    Aug 22, '15
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  16. Pediatric sub-Q rehydration therapy (hypodermoclysis)
    I actually did it when I was a senior nsg student--in 1968!! Yeah, I know, don't look @ me in that tone of voice! I think these days, the docs would more likely use an Intraosseous infusion...
    Jun 28, '15
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  17. Medicinal Honey
    Medihoney® Patient Information/FAQs | Derma Sciences "The honey available in stores for cooking and eating is often not sterilized and may carry a small risk of infection with bacterial spores....
    Jun 21, '15
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  18. Administering NICU MEDS
    If you are working, check the policy and procedures manual of the unit. They spell a lot of this stuff out for you. It should also be covered in orientation to the unit.
    Jun 21, '15
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  19. Nicu references
    I preordered the new edition, and I'm not even working! Ok, I'm a nerd. I'd get the new one if I were you. Don't forget to take it off your taxes!! Then, I would also subscribe to Neonatal Network or...
    Jun 20, '15
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  20. RNC NICU question
    Deep in the recesses of my mind, I seem to recall that 'someone' had to verify that I had worked in the NICU setting for the requisite amount of time. If you haven't fulfilled that requirement, the...
    Jun 6, '15
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  21. Hilarious Conversation with a Patient
    My 90 y/o grandfather was in a snf, sometimes confused, sometimes not. He was bedridden after having broken both hips (he broke the 2nd hip after he climbed over the side rail!). My aunt brought...
    Jun 5, '15
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  22. You are not a nurse...
    When I was a student, if someone, esp may family members, asked me a question, I would tell them "we hadn't gotten to that part yet". This worked great until about 2 months before graduation, then...
    Jun 5, '15
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. You are not a nurse...
    My personal pet peeve is the Medical Assistant that puts the wrong size cuff on me, and, as it's inflating, starts to play 20 questions. I will request the correct sized cuff, and warn them that I...
    Jun 3, '15
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. Hilarious Conversation with a Patient
    In the early 80's, I had a supervisor job. I was helping in CCU one night when they were busy. One room had an intercom that was always on b/c it was around the corner and you couldn't see the...
    Jun 3, '15
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  25. Well, Isn't This Special
    If my patient/family showed me this app, I would be sorely tempted to drop their cell phone on the floor, and accidently stomp on it. :devil:
    Jun 2, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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