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  1. Therapeutic Oils in hospital
    We have peppermint, spearmint, cinnamon, and wintergreen oils that people bring in to mask foul odors. A few drops in an O2 bubbler connected to air not oxygen, will help cover C-diff and GI bleed...
    Oct 26, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Your PROPOFOL stories wanted
    Watch out for green urine. Some patients develop almost fluorescent green urine. That's all I have to add. But I agree with hypotension and triglyceride levels.
    Oct 1, '14
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  3. Please Start!
    PLEASE do oral care! Vented patients need it at least every 2 hours. A/O a few times a day depending on dentition, diet, O2 use, etc. PLEASE moisturize after a bath. CHG baths are very drying and...
    Sep 29, '14
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  4. NY Med (TV Show)
    I ran across Detroit ER yesterday and liked it better. I enjoy NY Med but I agree that the nurses they highlight are definitely spruced up for TV. Though, they are knowledgeable and seem to be good...
    Jul 14, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. What's in your pockets?
    Right shirt pocket: 1 blue pen, 2 black pens, alcohol swabs in the smaller pocket Left shirt pocker: 1 red pen, chapstick, stick or 2 of gum, cute bandage scissors (patterned so I know they are...
    Jul 13, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. How to get tincture of Benzoin out of clothes
    The caramel color doesn't dull whites?
    Jun 3, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Nurses selling at work?
    It is out of line, inappropriate and borderline harassing in my hospital right now. No Mary Kay or Avon. But this pyramid travel thing. I'm sick of these, on FB and at work. But when upper management...
    May 31, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. is it nurse's week?
    We get ignored during Nurse's Week. They have "Hospital Week" later in the month to celebrate everyone. However, Respiratory, Lab, and Radiology all get stuff on their own weeks throughout the year...
    May 5, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. NMSU-Alamogordo
    Definitely the best bet is to go to NMSU main campus in Las Cruces. The drive will be about an hour to an hour and a half depending on traffic on highway 70 in LC.
    Mar 14, '14
    Forum: New Mexico Nursing
  10. Tired of discrimination
    Where I am, we need Affirmative Action for whites...
    Jan 6, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. I had time for a chat....
    You did great by her! I love those rare occasions when a patient truly appreciates what a nurse has done for them. I know many patients appreciate us, but so few actually verbalize it. A "thank you"...
    Dec 27, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  12. fell asleep, administrative leave
    It's common at my hospital to use one's 30 minute lunch break for a nap. As long as everyone knows exactly where you are going to be (locker room or break room) it is not a big deal. The buddy system...
    Dec 4, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Black Friday, Code Blue
    OP- sounds like you and I would work well together. :wavey: I am professional but firm when I have a patient that codes or if I see that the primary nurse is freezing up, which happens more than I'd...
    Dec 2, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Black Friday, Code Blue
    I'm an ICU nurse and I often "run" to codes. My run is definitely a brisk walk as opposed to a run because, in all honesty, running through a busy, obstacle filled hospital is all but impossible. I...
    Dec 1, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Your Experience with Your Hospitals Cath Lab Personnel?
    Our cath lab crew has cliquish, bratty, holier-than-thou behavior. They complain about everything from IV's in an awkward place (um, at least you have one on that 80 year old, dehydrated patient!) to...
    Nov 16, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. Nurses dressing up for Halloween
    Imagine doing CPR with those butterfly wings attached to your back. What if your fairy dust drifts from your hair during a dressing change. Or how about consoling a family after the loss of a loved...
    Oct 18, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. Advice on dealing with confused patients
    You have vents and insulin gtts on a tele floor? AND confused patients? What is your patient load like? Sounds very unsafe all the way around.
    Oct 16, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. Songs That Remind You of Nursing....
    Circus music, but especially this one... Can you survive 10 minutes of the afro circus? - YouTube
    Sep 30, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. IV push
    I dilute pretty much everything, especially if pushing through a PIV. If a patient has a central line or PICC there is no worry about irritation of the vein but you don't want adverse affects from...
    Sep 22, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Chart have to be kidding me!!!!!
    I have on of my coworkers audit mine before I leave. After missing "little boxes" twice, I was not willing to get a written warning in my employment file. Our charge nurses are supposed to do the...
    Sep 5, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Chart have to be kidding me!!!!!
    It is legal, especially if they've written it as policy. Our restraint charting is audited as well. We get an email the next day if we didn't do what policy states (Q2h charting on all restrained...
    Sep 5, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Small children visiting patients in the critical care setting... thoughts??
    We have the same type of policy in our ICU. Personally, I don't think anyone under the age of about 10 should be allowed to visit ANY patient room. Not only because they are exposed to, and expose...
    Jul 8, '13
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  23. Please explain this concept to me!
    Was the secondary hanging higher than the primary? Regardless of what the pump is programmed to do, it will always pull from the highest hanging bag first. I learned that one the hard way as a newbie...
    Jun 6, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Anyone know of a creative badge holder?
    We have the pharmacy and nursing staff collect vial tops then we gather every couple of months to create new badge holders and share horror stories. We give them away instead of selling them. It's...
    Jun 6, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Zeroing the!
    If your cap has a hole in it, please replace it with a sterile cap without a hole. The hole defeats the sterility of the system.
    May 18, '13
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing