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Loud Cartoons for Elderly Patients

How do you feel about nurses/CNAs/other staff members turning on loud cartoons for their elderly patients to watch? It has been noticed that someone at the facility I work for seems to go into rooms...

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Friend is sending FB requests to all ICU/ER nurses

I have a friend/coworker that really wants to work in the ICU or the ER. She was thinking about looking up ALL the nurses at a hospital who work in any ICU or the ER and sending them a friend...

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Gave medications too early is this an error?

Patient I had just admitted was ordered heparin subcutaneous every 12 hours. I gave the first dose upon admission and then the next morning ended up giving the next dose 6 hours after that first dose...

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Has anyone ever heard of Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome? So a student came in with dizziness and feeling like he was going to faint. So of course, I did a full assessment. Blood pressure and heart...

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sweet sunshine

Is this a fair holiday schedule

I work 3, 12 hour night shifts. We are required to work 2 out of 3 holidays. I got Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve. 12 hour night shift. The new schedule came out and I'm scheduled Halloween,...

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October 15, 2018 is Global Handwashing Day
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Brenda F. Johnson

October 15, 2018 is Global Handwashing Day

No matter what type of nursing you do, or what position you fill, handwashing and infection control are very important. October 15, 2018 is Global Handwashing Day. So wash your hands and read on to...

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Do you always send home after Vomiting 1x?

Had 2 in my office this morning after vomiting during PE. One had no other complaints and the other was focusing on their sore throat. PE teacher came to my office asking why they were sent back to...

22 replies
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Monday morning madness

Just what every school nurse wants on a Monday morning, the dreaded call from a parent that they found head lice on their daughter after a sleepover with friends this weekend. They are treating it...

13 replies
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Advice, thoughts, etc

Ok so here is my situation. I was a pre med student, but I switched to nursing. I plan to start an ADN program next semester hopefully. I will graduate from it after summer of 2020. Then, while I...

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Columbia CRNA 2019

Hey, I applied to Columbia University for the 2019 CRNA program. Seeing who else had applied and what they have hard so far about interviews or content of the interviews. Thanks!

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Reducing Re-Intubation Rates - One Protocol....
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Reducing Re-Intubation Rates - One Protocol....

Getting intubated ICU patients extubated in a timely fashion is the goal for most ICU nurses. However, there can be issues that result in re-intubation. Here is one protocol based on a recent study...

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Nurse Beth
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Nurse Beth

Charge Nurse Feels like a Rat, Tech Refuses Patient Assignment

Dear Nurse Beth, I am a new charge nurse and at the end of the shift had a nurse tell me the tech working with her ignored an assigned patient, the tech was unhappy at getting. I listened to...

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"My pain is about an eight and a half"

Do you ever get patients who give you decimals for their report of pain? Somehow they lose credibility with me when they do this. Seriously, they can't settle on either and 8 or a 9? And, they think...

36 replies
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talking to the cops about my patient

Hi all, Today I was taking care of a patient who was brought in my the police for a SART exam after her family member called the police to report that she had been sexually assaulted. The patient's...

10 replies
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Nurses aggravating my patients.

Maybe rant-y but I need to get this out there. Sorry if it annoys you. So, this has happened several times by the same nurse and I need ideas now. Going to the manager doesn't work- several have...

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Music in your office?

I always have my laptop open to a You Tube channel of some sort. This morning I was listening to the Hamilton Soundtrack, now I am listening to the Best of John Williams. I feel like the kids enjoy...

31 replies
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Terrified... need advice

Hi all. Hoping some can guide me in what to expect if they have been in similar situations. I am an RN in NY and about a month and a half ago I got drug tested at work for "reasonable suspicion"...

7 replies
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Finally Accepted!!! Need Advice.

Hey all, I was finally accepted into a tremendous Nurse Anesthesiology Program. Could not be happier :). That all being said I am looking for advice... What can I do to set my-self apart from...

8 replies
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Urine/blood splash in eye

A few weeks ago I was emptying the catheter of an elderly patient who had a TURP with some blood in the catheter bag. As I was emptying, a small (minute) amount of fluid splashed into the corner of...

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Jules A

ACNP sans experience?

Someone please tell me that I misread a post that ACNP programs are now accepting students with no acute care RN experience.

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