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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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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...

32 replies
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Seizure code blue

I'm one year into nursing and the other night I had my second ever code blue, my patient seized and O2 sats fell to the teens, HR skyrocketed, she was apenic and blue. I called a code, and all I...

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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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Peer feedback

Hi! Trying come up with some simple ways to show appreciation for fellow coworkers on the unit floor. One floor did high fives, paper hands with name of person and what stood out about them! Any...

33 replies
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Inappropriate nurse support groups

I'm not sure how comfortable I am in my nurse support group. It feels like it's a group therapy session and for me and that is not what I need from this program. I chose it based on proximity to home...

14 replies
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New Opportunity - Why am I so afraid?

I have been an LPN for 12yrs. Becoming an RN is definitely a goal that I had hoped to achieve by now, however, life has a way of directing its own course. With that being said, I have recently...

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Need Help

I'll keep this brief, as I am not sure if this is the correct forum to post in. To cut a very long story short, my (very) young adult daughter is currently rolling around the city streets after...

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nclex after 5 years away from nursing

hello everyone i really look for your help i have a bachelor degree in nursing since five years ago but dont have any experience and to be honest i forget everything about my major . im coming...

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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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I took my NCLEX exam today (June 19, 2018 at 8am). I had 94 q's, a lot of SATA and Leadership q's. After receiving my email saying I completed the exam (about 30 mins later), I did the PVT trick. I...

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Tips for Finding Evidenced-Based Sources in Nursing

Do you cringe at the idea of having to look for "evidenced-based research" for assignments or work? The term itself can be confusing and finding it can be down-right hard. If the thought of...

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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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ANCC National Magnet Conference® - Denver, CO Oct. 24-26, 2018

The 2018 ANCC National Magnet Conference: Nursing Innovation, Celebration, Transformation, is the largest Nursing conference in the USA. Come join your fellow Nursing colleagues in Denver, Colorado,...

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dropping meds in front of surveyors

Does anyone else get SUPER nervous when joint commission comes around? I was observed yesterday passing meds and all went fine; they interviewed my patients and all gave good reviews. Then today they...

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crna felony

So, I had a conviction close to 20 years ago as a young adult ( 18 years old). The felony charge was possession of a control substance with intent to distribute ( an overkill charge but whatever...)...

13 replies
Nurse Beth
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Nurse Beth

ED Nurse with Deteriorating Health

Dear Nurse Beth, I am currently a registered nurse working on a med surg floor. My background for the past three years has been emergency room. Unfortunately I have had ongoing health issues and...

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I bombed my interview

Hello All, I've been a nurse for about 15 years and I recently interviewed for a leadership position. I've been bedside the majority of my career, but I have taken on leadership opportunities such a...

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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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Oversupply of Nurse Practitioners

I recently received a published form from the State of Florida showing that ARNPs increased 22% over the past two years. RNs only increased by 7.4% If you are a new grad wondering why you can't...

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