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Brenda F. Johnson

Investigating Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome

Not too long ago, I took care of an 18 year old young man. He was admitted under a diagnosis that I had never seen before, “Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome”. I was fascinated and wanted to learn...

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Mistake on orientation..please help

I am in my 7th week of orientation at my new job in ICU. I have a few years of experience but not in ICU. The other day as I was leaving, I gave a med that had been ordered that day, Tylenol Q8. ...

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JustANurse2018's avatar

Foley Catheter Issue?

So, the other day, with the help of a coworker, I successfully placed a Foley catheter into a male for the first time...or, did I? My coworker had me keep inserting the catheter into his penis...

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rn1924's avatar

Insulin error

Today, I was notified by the manager of another floor (a floor that I occasionally float to), that I had been involved in a patient safety issue and they wanted to talk to me about it long story...

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hherrn's avatar

I am doomed.

Often reading threads on here leads me to Google searches, and a bit of online research/reading. I just landed on this site, and came across this. All in all an interesting read. But, I think I...

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FinallyRN2018's avatar

PASSED nclex on 7th try!

This is for anyone who has ever thought "I'm never going to pass the nclex" because that's exactly what passed my mind try after try. It is possible!!! After graduating nursing school I got uworld...

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What is considered evidence

Scenario:adult male presents to ER with c/o abdominal pain. Reports to have been sexually assaulted 2 days prior. Has right black eye & foreign body in rectum. Refuses to be examined by SANE nurse...

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Eating the patients' food?

What do you think about staff, family members of patients, and/or anyone else other than patients, eating the snacks in the nutrition room designated for patients? Have you ever done it or seen...

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AnnieOaklyRN's avatar

Should I be totally honest in my interview?

Hi, I have an interview at a major hospital next week and am currently working per-diem in the same area of nursing. The HR lady asked me why I haven't gone full time at my current job, and the...

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RNBSN1Z's avatar

NCLEX in 19 days!

ANy advice? I have been studying Uworld. What else you would recommend.

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What is an RN, BAAN?

A colleague lists the credentials "RN, BAAN" after her name in her signature. I've asked once before what it meant and she dismissed the question, refused to respond. What is a BAAN? Anyone have a...

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Emergent's avatar

We are not saints! (just because we work hard)

I notice a recurring theme here at allnurses. 'I worked my butt off to get into school!', 'I deliver compassionate care to patients, working long hours.', 'I am unappreciated by entitled families and...

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RobbiRN's avatar

Case Study: "Her face pulled to the left."

It's 11:34 a.m. The triage complaint is listed as possible stroke, with dizziness and facial droop listed as secondary complaints. A fifty-six-year-old female still in her street clothes is partially...

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Avill's avatar

Food for Thought for First Generation College Students (and Any College Student!)

I knew I wanted to be a nurse when I was about 16, but as a first generation college student I didn't quite know the steps. Here are some things, steps, state of mind's (is that even proper...

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Gabbym441's avatar

Is this legal?

I had a patient that was signed out of the facility to stay with his spouse in an independent living facility/apartment for the weekend, connected to the skilled nursing facility I work at. Keep in...

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City-Girl's avatar

Infusion error and I feel terrible!!

So, I have been a nurse for almost 20 years. I know no matter how careful we are as nurses we all make mistakes. For the past 3 days I have been reading many other's stories about making a mistake...

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Tango289's avatar

Help in need of advice

In need of help I am scared of losing my job due to fact that I had a patient fall and now we have conflicting stories. The patient is fine but I think I am at fault some how some way.

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Med-Surg vs. ICU for a Broad Knowledge Base

Hello guys, I am debating on whether I should take a Med-Surg job, in which I will have 6-7 patients (nightshift with a combination of adult and peds) or ICU (nightshift/adults-peds). Both of...

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Took the NCLEX today 06/20/2018 -UWorld exclusively as studying tool

Hi everybody! I just wanted to share my experience with the NCLEX and hopefully offer some reassurance to people who are in or about to be in this position. I took the NCLEX today, shut off at 75...

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To Travel or Not?!?!

Hi All, looking for some insight on travel nursing. It's something I'd love to try, but like most of us, I'm nervous about making that decision. Now my current situation: I have been a nurse...

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