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  1. Nurses

    Code Blue: Just Trying Figure Out What Happened?

    I recently started in the ED. I had a patient who came in with Pnuemonia and sepsis. Was on a norepinephrine drip to maintain a MAP65. Her BP went up, MAP was 80ish. We had to get a stool sample, so m

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    Nurse Beth

    Arrested for DUID on Way to Work- Will I Lose my License?

    Dear Nurse Beth, I would not have believed this had it not occurred to me; my commute time became 3x longer after a road wash-out, woke up at 0130 AM. Felt mild fatigue halfway through 2h commute, hit

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    Nurses

    Call from Risk Management to speak with Attorney

    Today I received a call from my Hospital’s Risk Management department. They said I’m not directly at fault but I was one of the nurses who took care of a patient who apparently developed a stage 4 pre

    25 replies
    School

    Lice found, but not on head

    What do you guys do if the teacher reportedly sees a louse, or the student brings one in taped to their pass, but after doing a head check, you dont see any live lice or nits?

    26 replies
    Nurses

    Between a Rock and a Hard Place

    This is more of a vent, because I am becoming more and more anxious the more I look at things. My place of employment works on a points system and a rolling calendar year for call outs. It doesnt matt

    16 replies
    Rock
    School Shoes For Nurses

    School Shoes For Nurses

    We often think of our 12-hour shifts as just work, but if we realize the big impact we can make in those hours, it seems much shorter a period of time. Soon we realize we can come to the end of our s…

    4 replies
    Nurses
    My Life as a Nurse

    My Life as a Nurse

    The story of my nursing career, from tiny babies to corporate desks

    5 replies
    School

    If your teacher says you should go home, you're probably ok to stay

    I had a teacher bring a student down to my office. Teacher says she was in here earlier but I think its time to go home. Student had been in earlier with cramps and we called home to bring her ibuprof

    21 replies
  2. NP

    Negotiating a salary increase based on production

    Hey all, I work in primary care for a hospital-owned medical group. I have a meeting Friday with the director of our medical group. Our RVU policy is currently garbage. Maximum amount that can be earn

    16 replies
    School

    Spacers: Do you order extra?

    Im finding some of my Kinders with asthma have inhalers with no spacers. Unfortunately some parents do not seem to be able to afford them. Or Health care Providers dont order them....which....is a sto

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    Nurse Beth

    Burned Out and Need to Move On

    Dear Nurse Beth, I am hoping you can provide some much-needed advice. I have a little over 10 years of nursing experience in trauma, med surg, and tele. I worked at an intercity hospital for 2 years.

    1 replies
    School

    dizziness?

    Hi school nurses! Im a new school nurse and Ive been having an influx of students saying theyre dizzy. No other signs or symptoms. They deny hitting their head. Some say theyve ate breakfast, some say

    10 replies
    Nurses

    PCU or ER as a new grad

    I got offered a position in both PCU and the ER as a new grad. Feel lucky that you got options as a new grad. Well no, not really. Im lost. Ive worked in my hospital for 12 years as a unit assistant a

    9 replies
    Recovery

    Discipline and Expired License

    Hello, I currently have a investigation in Indiana pending for diverting and failing a drug test. If I let my license expire and choose not to renew them in Indiana, and just work under my Kentucky li

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    School

    Best way to reach students that need us

    Hi all-It has been a looooong time since I posted. I am in year 5 of school nursing at the middle school level. I am considering starting a google classroom as a way student can directly contact me, a

    4 replies
    Entrepreneurs
    What is a SWOT Analysis - and Why Every Nurse Entrepreneur Needs to Do One

    What is a SWOT Analysis - and Why Every Nurse Entrepreneur Needs to Do One

    A SWOT analysis gives you valuable business insight to propel your venture to success.

    1 replies

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