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  1. OGT securement in intubated patients
    We tape ours to the ETT securement device, not the actual ETT.
    Dec 22, '14
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  2. The use of LPN's in ICU CCU
    "The new Grad of today mostly BSN track are the worst nurses on the planet." I find it hypocritical that you start your post expressing your disapproval of RNs who make comments that are...
    Dec 10, '14
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  3. Making Heparin shots less painful for pts?
    Pinch the skin really hard while you inject. Patients always tell me that my pinch was worse than the actual shot and that I give the best shots! It really works ;)
    Dec 17, '13
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  4. Report Interruption--Was I Wrong?
    On our busy med/surg unit we give report to the oncoming shift in the hallways, usually at the med carts or where ever we can find some room. This can be frustrating at times (especially on day...
    Jul 29, '13
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  5. Worst IV Pumps Ever!
    We recently upgraded to the IV pumps in the picture. Have had nothing but problems with the pumps beeping constantly about air bubbles (when there are clearly no bubbles to be seen) or high air...
    May 15, '13
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  6. Advice to the Younger Nurse Me
    Great post! As a new nurse, I found all of your points on the list helpful! Thanks :)
    May 14, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  7. struggling with med surg expectations
    Wow I am so sorry you are going through this :( I am also new to med surg, but I had a 10 week orientation. I didn't even start caring for three patients until my 4th or 5th week! It seems as though...
    May 12, '13
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  8. Giving Report
    Hey all, I really struggle with giving report and thinking about it gives me anxiety when the shift is coming to an end. I feel like we never got really good practice in nursing school and were...
    May 12, '13
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  9. What's the biggest mistake you've ever made as a nurse? What did you learn from it?
    I inserted an NG tube and checked for proper placement, both by auscultation and pH. Both confirmed it was in the stomach. The doc ordered the NG to be hooked to suction, so immediately after...
    Apr 8, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. What's the coolest operation you've watched??
    I scrubbed in on open heart surgery during an OR nursing course in nursing school and I was allowed to put my hands around the patient's heart at the end while it was beating. Pretty cool!!
    Apr 6, '13
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  11. EPIC
    I've been working with Epic since I started my job a few months ago and I love it. I've used a few other charting systems through my clinical rotations, including Powerchart (which I didn't like),...
    Mar 19, '13
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  12. How to Deal with the Chaos of Med/Surg
    Lovetheoutdoors, Thanks so much for your response and encouragement! Honestly, every day gets better and better. I feel so much more competent/organized than I did when I first started this...
    Mar 13, '13
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  13. Different Piggyback Antibiotics, Same IV Tubing??
    Thank you everyone for all of your input! Reading all of your comments has been very helpful. I'm happy to know that others have heard of this practice, as when I asked some of my co-workers they had...
    Feb 11, '13
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  14. Different Piggyback Antibiotics, Same IV Tubing??
    Hey all, I just had a quick question about something I was taught in nursing school and was wondering if you learned the same thing, or practice this yourself. You have 2 different IV...
    Feb 10, '13
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  15. New grad, please Help with med surg organization!!
    PediLove2147, I just wanted to tell you that I thankfully stumbled upon this thread and looked at the brain sheet you created and posted. I have been using it for the past 2 weeks or so and it has...
    Jan 18, '13
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  16. Favorite scrubs brands
    Koi and Grey's Anatomy are the two best! Both are kind of on the expensive side, but they are well worth the money. With Koi, the Lindsay pant is my favorite. There's so many pockets, which makes...
    Jan 18, '13
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  17. New Nurse Looking For ER Advice
    DavidRamirez, I think if your heart is set on the ED you should start there. Why waste a year or more doing a type of nursing that you're not interested in? If you are passionate about a certain...
    Jan 18, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  18. How to Deal with the Chaos of Med/Surg
    Nurse ABC, thank you so much for all of your advice! I cannot imagine having 6-8 patients on top of what I already have...I have so much respect for the nurses who can juggle that many patients and...
    Jan 18, '13
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  19. How to Deal with the Chaos of Med/Surg
    Thanks for the support everyone :) Rolling with the punches is something I definitely need to work on and I'm finding that out. I just get flustered/stressed really easy when things unexpectedly come...
    Jan 17, '13
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  20. How to Deal with the Chaos of Med/Surg
    I'm a new grad nurse and I started on my unit this past August. I've been off of orientation since mid October. On my unit there's a 4:1 patient ratio and I work the 3-11 shift. Since I've gotten...
    Jan 10, '13
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing