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  1. News Flash Everybody Farts!
    Nope that's the greatest beauty of ICU nursing ;) I was in charge one day and a coworker called me because her patient was scheduled to get electively intubated but she was "dropping a deuce" and...
    Feb 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Did you marry a doctor?
    I've dated a few doctors. I met them at work, including my current boyfriend. I'm not saying I condone it, but there's a lot of...fraternizing where I work. Not every place is like the TV...
    Sep 22, '15
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. Why is everyone hating on ED?
    From an ICU nurse perspective: They're just ticked off they're getting a busy patient ;)
    Sep 15, '15
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  4. Fall risk assessment and transgender pts?
    Hmmm very interesting question. The fall risk score we use does incorporate male/female. All of the trans patients I have had are MTF pre genital reassignment and I believe I charted that section...
    Aug 19, '15
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  5. What advice would you give your 19 year old self?
    Dump the dude!!!!!!!!! That's about it, I'm happy with the way my schooling/early career took place :D
    Aug 18, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. So...What Kind of Nursing Task Do You LIKE?
    Getting someone out of bed to the chair for the first time since they got admitted to the ICU. Also, drawing blood cultures.
    Aug 4, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. New grads in specialties without the basics
    This hasn't been my experience. Former new grads are some of the strongest nurses in the ICU where I work. This may be a failing in your new grad program.
    Jul 19, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Lucky he was constipated, or he'd be dead
    My dad went to the ED for back pain after falling down the stairs. He got scanned and they found a couple of broken ribs and a very enlarged prostate. Unfortunately, he was diagnosed with prostate...
    Jul 12, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. You should know better
    No dentist...they never have anything nice to say ;) Soda (never diet!) Putting salt on already salty things Going 16 hours without peeing Tanning beds
    Jul 7, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. If you work nights, what are your days off like?
    Rotator here! I used to stick to the schedule when I was younger and working nights more frequently. I would stay up until 6am just watching Netflix or on the computer and sleep all day. I very...
    May 27, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. MI Question
    I don't love this question either, but I suppose if it reads that the MI is already suspected then the assessment has occurred and you now need to treat (which would start with contacting the MD for...
    May 26, '15
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  12. Patients family in the medical field
    I have two strategies. 1) flattery and questions. People like to talk about themselves. "Oh you work LTC? How do you like it? What are your ratios like? That must be challenging." Butters them...
    May 20, '15
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. whats for lunch
    They mean they eat new grads for lunch hahaha I mostly bring leftovers. Sometimes from eating out and sometimes from a big dish of something that I cook at the beginning of the week. Everyone...
    May 19, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Post Night Shift Sickness
    I'm a day babe. I can't hang on nights. I frequently feel sick during and after my shift. I'm nauseated, sometimes dry heaving/vomiting around 2-3am on. I believe it's due to a medication I take...
    May 5, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Makeup under mask
    A good drugstore option is Neutrogena oil free moisture with SPF. We seem to have similar skin types and that has always kept me relatively neutral year round.
    May 2, '15
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  16. Tylenol ordered for pain.
    Guy sounds like a pompous *not nice word*. I would have said something like 'hey this patient's febrile but their order for Tylenol needs to be adjusted because it's only written for pain." If he...
    Apr 30, '15
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  17. What is your nursing "joy?"
    All of the above mentioned. I love when I can get my vented, deconditioned ICU patient out of bed into a chair with all their tubes and wires organized.
    Apr 26, '15
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  18. Makeup under mask
    Agreed with Estée Lauder double wear foundation. Also MAC Studio Sculpt or Makeup Forever HD. If you're looking for drugstore options I love the L'oreal infallible line. Make sure to wear a...
    Apr 24, '15
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  19. Epinephrine via ET tube?
    You can do this. It's not the preferred way and I have never seen it. I suppose it may have been done more frequently in instances where IV access couldn't be established before IOs were widely...
    Apr 13, '15
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  20. I'm Lost...
    Don't worry about specialties now you probably have enough stress with nursing school as is. Like others have said just focus on doing well and passing your NCLEX. Chances are once you graduate...
    Dec 15, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. My favorite med:
    My favorite med to take is probably either vicodin or zofran, but I have very little experience being a patient. I know when I was a kid I used to love the bubblegum taste of amoxicillin! My...
    Dec 12, '14
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  22. Time to vent - my apologies in advance.
    Well nice job getting the job done, at least! You can go home thinking that you definitely left the patient better than you found them, which is always a good feeling.
    Dec 2, '14
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  23. Would you do this...? Thoughts....
    I like tube feed, actually. Certain formulas taste good on ice :) But to answer the original question, no.
    Sep 25, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. How do you say "diabetes"?
    You read my mind ;)
    Sep 25, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. How do you say "diabetes"?
    Like option a) except with a T instead of a D sound. Dy-a-beet-eez
    Sep 25, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion