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  1. Verbal Hand-off Reports - Are they no longer necessary?
    There was a short unsuccessful trial of faxed SBAR report from ED where I work. We are back to verbal report and I am thankful. Once bed control hands me an admit slip, I have 10 minutes to look up...
    Jan 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Requesting No Students During Orientation
    In my hospital, students come to the floor the night before to select their pt's for the next day. They are required to prep before the shift. RN assignments are made the morning of the shift and the...
    Nov 22, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Nurses and their pens
    Bic Atlantis black medium point retractable. Slim barrel, smooth ink, gel cushioned grip. My favorite plus a 4 color for coding my brains. They stay in my pocket and I rarely lose one. I keep a spare...
    Sep 3, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Nurses with pedometers - How far do you walk?
    I have the Fitbit Zip and keep it in my pocket or clipped to my shirt at home. I average 14K steps for 6 miles on a busy shift though 4-5 miles is average for my day. Hubby and I walk every evening...
    Sep 1, '15
    Forum: Health / Stress Management
  5. Thoughts on pain med with a range
    When I have a range of 1-2 tablets q4 hours and the patient asks for only 1, then two hours later wants the second tablet, I will give it to complete the "range". I interpret the orders as the 4...
    Sep 1, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. The Controversy: Mandatory Flu Vaccines
    1. No, I do not take the vaccine. 2. Yes it is required for work by order of the Public Health Officer in our county and provided at no cost to employees. Staff who refuse have to sign a...
    Aug 31, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Com'on, you got one...What is your heart wrenching moment?
    A Family members 14 month old grand child choked on a grape at the Los Angeles Zoo 2 weeks ago. Huge delay in care because the child's mother was hysterical and the aunt was occupied with Heimlich...
    Jul 27, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Vasoactive drips
    I work Cardiac Tele, we titrate diltiazem, dopamine and dobutamine. We manage amiodarone, loading, 6 hour and maintenance dosing. We also titrate heparin gtts. We don't take Nitro or insulin gtts...
    Jul 8, '15
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  9. How to perform CPR on a hospital bed?
    I heard a story yesterday at work where the PA ran to a code on a med surg floor, upon arrival there were 5 nurses standing at the bed doing nothing! He started compressions and gave instructions on...
    Jul 4, '15
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  10. I'm a sexless nurse
    Medscape: Medscape Access
    Jun 20, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. That nagging feeling...
    Last week I was on day 2 with a POD14 CABG, slow to progress. BUN 2.09, K+5.5, WBC 15 all trending up. Had a PICC extravasation 3 days prior which was d/c'd. LS Clear, no chest tubes, just pacer...
    Apr 25, '15
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  12. Esme Needs Your Prayers
    God bless you sweet Esme. May you continue to heal and progress. You are a treasured resource to this group and have been missed. Speedy recovery and prayers for complete healing.
    Apr 21, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. IVP vs Drip
    I personally would never walk away and leave narcotics in a BD pump or as a piggy back. I have used a BD pump for lasix when I don't want to stand at the bedside to do IVP and if lasix dose is >40...
    Apr 4, '15
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  14. Help with a patient!
    Mar 27, '15
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  15. Would You Stop to Provide Medical Care?
    Would you stop to provide care? | Analysis | Nursing Times
    Mar 7, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Would You Stop to Provide Medical Care?
    I assisted by coaching CPR to bystanders at the scene of a motorcycle accident that happened in front of us on freeway until fire department and chp arrived. I carry gloves and disposable masks in...
    Mar 4, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Wear gloves during assessment?
    For me it depends upon the situation. If I'm simply restarting a beeping IV pump no, full assessment and admits always. Male patients who use a urinal, always (they hold their penis and don't wash...
    Mar 4, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Dreading bedside report with The Interrogator
    I too dread giving report to several interrogators on my floor. They annoy me with questions that are irrelevant to Pt's current dx or POC. We use a standardized Care Team Rounding form that has SBAR...
    Feb 25, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Why do we not get paid for lunch even if we never get to take one?
    We stagger our lunch breaks and the charge holds our phones so YES I do get an uninterrupted 30 minute lunch break. I also stop 10-15 mins after I complete 9am meds to eat breakfast but I hold my own...
    Jan 4, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Backpriming, air bubbles, and tubing
    I back prime the secondary tubing with NS then program the pump to flush 30 ml from primary bag. The antibiotics will run until it is empty then draw the flush from the primary NS so patient gets the...
    Dec 26, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Nurses need a pedometer
    I have a Fitbit flex I drop in the pocket of my scrub pants while working and in my jeans at home. I walk between 4-5 miles in a 12 hour shift depending on the location of my pt assignment (close to...
    Dec 17, '14
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  22. Why do you think nurses leave the profession?
    My top reasons for wanting to leave are: 3, 4, 9, 11, 12. It's exhausting with 4 cardiac Tele patients, 12 hours of running short staffed on CNA's so I have to do total care, add isolation for c-diff...
    Dec 4, '14
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  23. What can you tolerate the least?
    I nearly passed out observing a total knee from the smell of burning bone when surgeon took a saw to the bones! I would seriously scream and run if I had maggots in a wound. I hate brushing crusty...
    Nov 29, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. How many steps do you take a shift?
    I love my fitbit zip and average 4.5~5 miles per shift 10k+ steps. My best day ever was 17k but I had floated to a unit that has a circular flow so many extra steps were taken that day.
    Nov 21, '14
    Forum: Health / Stress Management
  25. Port protectors and scrub the hub
    The non-compliance by our staff drives me nuts! I hate finding the tubing twisted and connected to itself. I have a Preceptee who is getting extra practice in changing and priming IV sets. I carry...
    Nov 21, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion