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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
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
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
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?
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
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…
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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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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