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  1. Has anyone made a medication error and *not* get fired for it?
    I've seen nurses accidentally give Oral meds into a peripheral IV, into a intracardiac Line (right into the left Atrium). neither Nurses were fired. Mistakes happen.
    Apr 18, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  2. The cases that break your heart
    I once took care of a little boy in our PICU. 16 months old. Mom thought he was inside the house playing with his siblings. she went to move the family car out of the driveway. He was behind the car...
    Apr 8, '13
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  3. Iv medication calculation question
    1 gram = 1000 mg so 1000mg in 250ml gives concentration of 4mg/ml so to administer 50mg/hr .... at a concentration of 4mg/ml... 50/4 = 12.5 ml/hr <--- run pump at this rate
    Apr 8, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  4. What's the coolest operation you've watched??
    watched a knee replacement once. Ortho Surgery sure is different! the surgeon offered the knee cap for me to inspect. I declined his offer. =) Watching the OR team rushing into our PICU to crack...
    Apr 7, '13
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  5. Never Thought I Would Be a Peds Nurse but...
    I've always loved Peds. However, I always thought I would go to NICU or L&D once school was done. But when I couldn't land a job in those specialties due to my lack of experience, I applied for PICU...
    Apr 4, '13
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  6. Soon to be PICU nurse!!!
    Welcome to the PICU world!!! =) it truly is an amazing field. GOOD LUCK!
    Mar 24, '13
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  7. Guys in Peds??
    Do it! I've always loved kids and wanted to work Peds. never had a chance during school. Once I graduated, I applied and got right into PICU. I think it's a great experience. Scary, but challenging...
    Mar 21, '13
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  8. Questions for Night Shift Nurses
    one more thing... i work in Edmonton, Canada
    Mar 20, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Questions for Night Shift Nurses
    1. What is it like to work nightshift? I enjoy working nights (7pm to 7am for me) as I have always been more of a night owl. Can sleep 830am-4pm post night shift with no issues. But I can also sleep...
    Mar 20, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Any one know of any good PICU websites? awesome resource. =) often my 'go-to' refrence
    Nov 25, '12
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  11. Want a nursing buddy!
    I'm from your neighboring Province in Edmonton.... not new.. but still wish you (and all other newbies) best of luck! :nurse:
    Jul 17, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  12. Have you ever witnessed a Miracle?
    Working in a Peds ICU, I see many miracles. But a couple comes to my mind right off the bat... I once admitted a trauma Pt. female early teens, ejected from a vehicle at highway speeds. Besides...
    Mar 23, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. What's the nicest thing a patient has done for you?
    I once took care of a 16 year old boy for 2 nights in PICU. the first night he was quite ill, so he was bit incoherent or asleep most of night. The second night, he was feeling much better and was...
    Jul 9, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Television Reality Show Casting Nurses & Student Nurses
    how pathetic..... :smackingf
    Sep 10, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  15. Memo to All Hospital Staff
    Mar 14, '10
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  16. Getting into BScN (Edmonton)
    Hi Wonderwoman92! sounds like you got lots of good info posted here for you to run with. =) here's my 2 cents... I got out of High school and right into bachelor of science @ UofA. after 1...
    Mar 13, '10
    Forum: International Nursing
  17. Should I call?
    call! like you said, HR is horrible sometimes. Taking the intiative to contact the manager personally will let her know that you are very interested in the position! That's how I've managed to grab...
    Mar 4, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. I need a lot of help, failed out of nursing school
    Sorry to hear about what happened. =( Just wanted to wish you Best of luck with everything. :redbeathe
    Mar 1, '10
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  19. Med surg exp before CCU??
    Hi Chickidee717, I'm in Canada, working at the Stollery Children's hospital in Edmonton, Alberta. I can't say that the orientation course is phenominal, but it's a start in PICU. =) good luck...
    Dec 4, '09
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  20. Med surg exp before CCU??
    Hi! i graduated in april and landed a PICU job right off the bat. I had no peds experience but saw the posting and gave it a try; and got it! =) CCU would oftern offer orientation classes and a...
    Dec 2, '09
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  21. Where can I buy a Littman ClassicII in Edmonton
    In Edmonton: University of Alberta Bookstore carries a big section of nursing books as well as a good selection of Littman stethoscopes.... Grant Macewan college book store also carries books and...
    Aug 17, '09
    Forum: International Nursing
  22. Career change advice
    I am a new BScN grad here in Canada. Right after school, I managed to get a job in the Peds ICU. I have no experience in peds or Critical care from schooling, but had always been very interested in...
    Jul 31, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Nurse:Patient Ratios on Surgical wards
    I think it really depends on staffing... I was at this one community hospital on the busy surgical unit (ortho, GI, general sugeries) for my last placement, an RN and LPN teams up for a group of 9...
    Jul 22, '09
    Forum: International Nursing
  24. After what year can an RN student work as an LPN?
    I'm not sure what the structure is from BC, but I'm in alberta and I've had a nursing-related job since year one finished. =) after year one, i worked at a nursing home as a Nursing Assistant for...
    Jul 9, '09
    Forum: International Nursing
  25. Where are you from?
    i'm in Edmonton, AB University of Alberta Nursing 2009 Grad! :spin:
    Jun 11, '09
    Forum: Nursing in Canada