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  1. Male foley came out after irrigation?
    So one of two things may have happened. I agree with previous comments, you may have accidentally flushed the balloon instead of irrigating the catheter. Or quite possibly, the catheter was...
    Dec 12, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Np pay related to years as an RN
    There are two sides to the coin. Years of experience as an RN who is a newly minted NP matter in the greater scheme of things due to the nature of the degree, but how much experience does that new NP...
    Mar 26, '14
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  3. Acute vs. Primary Care NP? Can't decide
    The greatest piece of advice I got when I started my journey into graduate school and deciding on my end goal of Acute vs. Family NP is this: "Who do you see yourself taking care of 10 years from...
    Jun 19, '13
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  4. Passed!
    WOOOOOO HOOOOOOOO! Congrats! Hopefully I'll be able to follow in your foot steps in the coming months. How was it? Give me some gory details!!
    Feb 10, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  5. ACNP Student Away Rotation
    Have you contacted your local colleges? Where are you located? Most ACNP programs have contracts with many hospital systems throughout their region, not just locally. And if you have a specific...
    Feb 9, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  6. Overwhelmed to say the least...
    First of all congrats on finding your dream job. Knowing what you want and then finding it takes courage. I would highly suggest telling this exact story to your preceptor as well as your unit...
    Feb 7, '13
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  7. How long does the "new nurse anxiety" usually last?
    Hmm.. going on just shy of a decade of working as a nurse. I'll let you know when the anxiety goes away. ;)
    Feb 6, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  8. BSN or ADN?
    By the sounds of it you already have made your decision, while it's always a good thing to advance your career and degree, there is nothing wrong with the step-wise approach. Especially if you are...
    Feb 2, '13
    Forum: California Nursing
  9. Does being called a male nurse annoy you?
    A comically good rebuttal is to ask them how they have been a (male/female) patient. Usually gets a good smile. Take it in stride fellas, take it in stride.
    Oct 27, '10
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  10. Is it possible to be a fit nurse?
    I would agree with ElleNY, barring from other responsibilities and extra hours working 3 12's should allow for SOME time to exercise. Of course we all have responsibilities outside of work, I guess...
    Apr 13, '10
    Forum: Health / Stress Management
  11. Is it possible to be a fit nurse?
    Fit nurse - I think it's more than possible! It's all a matter of priorities and time management. I don't think you'll ever get to or be in the shape you 'were' - but it is absolutely feasible to...
    Apr 10, '10
    Forum: Health / Stress Management
  12. GOAL -- Weight Loss and healthier living
    while in nursing school it can be tough. weight loss is total effort between calories in and calories burned. I would just be fair to yourself while under so much stress. If you have the time to...
    Jan 28, '10
    Forum: Health / Stress Management
  13. The "I HATE IT WHEN..." thread for students!!
    Don't worry... they'll get there's in the end. Student's like that find out quickly how much they really don't know. Hang in there. :)
    Jan 27, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. Having a bad day
    Time like this one can be tough on a person and there spirit. My thoughts are with you and your family.
    Jan 26, '10
    Forum: Health / Stress Management
  15. RA pressure vs CVP
    UUHhmm. Yeah. Last I checked we are 'measuring' the same value although we love to refer to it as RA or CVP. I'd love to see where the difference is, if there is any, and what are the clinical...
    Feb 16, '09
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  16. Using the Femoral Artery for blood draws
    Echoing all the above. The risks of Arterial sticks are too numerous, when there is a more tangible option with central line access. Irregardless of BSI, it's still much safer.
    Jan 4, '09
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  17. Do you have a unit-based pharmacist?
    When I worked in the Trauma ICU we had a unit based pharm-D. She/he was heaven sent. They made rounds with the docs and were efficient with problem solving as well as a great resource. An invaluable...
    Jan 4, '09
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  18. A Good CCRN Prep?
    Laure Gasparis-Vonfrolio Memorize her name. I swear by her CD's. It was the difference for me.
    Dec 20, '08
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  19. Swan- Pa question
    Interesting... sounds like a 'facility' preference more than a product guideline. I too have done both. And yep, emergent... we use whatever is needed/available.
    Dec 17, '08
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  20. Does your facility aspirate blood before removing a sheath?
    Haven't pulled a sheath in a while. It was a matter of preference where I worked. I agree it may have been an 'old skool' protocol? It wasn't a required protocol.
    Dec 8, '08
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  21. Just a reminder re: Diltiazem drip !
    It's a hard lesson learned by everyone. Check, check and recheck everything.. no matter who you work with and/or follow. We are all human.
    Nov 26, '08
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  22. Accurate Blood Sugars
    The toes are good as well.
    Nov 13, '08
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  23. Where do you complete your required CEU's online?
    Can't say it's technically free... but as a member of the AACN you have access to an unlimited amount of CEU's. Free in the sense you don't pay for the individual CEU, but you do have to pay to be a...
    Nov 10, '08
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  24. Friend got the ax today, he was casual, has another job
    The nursing shortage is no were near recovered... it's our economy that's strangling our job market. Not just nursing is feeling that pressure unfortunately.
    Nov 2, '08
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  25. Help!!!
    I would agree with the above, if it is not a case of the 90day probatioary (orientation) period, seek legal advice, something doesn't make sense.
    Nov 1, '08
    Forum: Neuro Intensive Care Nursing