Published Nov 21, 2003
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jessiern, BSN, RN
She sounds like she came straight out of school into ob. That is way I think every new nurse should start on medsurg. Give you a well rounded scope of patients and diseases to care for. You learn so much more. That's way I am on the floor
barefootlady, ADN, RN
Great posts everyone.
mjlrn, I haven't been on Allnurses for along time, so I was wondering...Who is the beautiful girl on your Avatar?
sorry, i didn't introduce myself.
and mjlrn is my mom. :bdyhdclp:
welcome back, hannasmom.:wlcmhnds:
Okay now I'm really confused. LOL
VivaLasViejas, ASN, RN
Ha, ha Leslie!!
This is an ooooooooold thread (from 5 years ago) and many things have changed, so please take that into consideration when you post. Thank you.
BTW, the av is Catherine Zeta-Jones, whom I could look like if I were a) about a dozen years younger, b) about 150 pounds thinner, and c) about a gazillion dollars richer.:chuckle
madwife2002, BSN, RN
Ha, ha Leslie!!This is an ooooooooold thread (from 5 years ago) and many things have changed, so please take that into consideration when you post. Thank you.BTW, the av is Catherine Zeta-Jones, whom I could look like if I were a) about a dozen years younger, b) about 150 pounds thinner, and c) about a gazillion dollars richer.:chuckle
Did you not forget to add D) Plastic Surgery
canoehead, BSN, RN
low sats=oxygen stat is an issue at my hospital too. there are nurses that call for an order while the patient turns purple. let's get enough confidence in ourselves to provide oxygen, assess the patient, and then let the doc know what's up. i've never had a doc flip about o2, even if they diagreed with me for some reason we'd just take it off again... even worse when the orders say to keep sats greater than 92%, and they call again before they'll turn o2 up. (sigh)
low sats(below 85 or so) =oxygen for the patient
just to be clear, copd retainers are not an issue if the patient can't mentate.
I told you I was confused! LOL. Nightshift dulls my brain. :)
the av is Catherine Zeta-Jones, whom I could look like if I were a) about a dozen years younger, b) about 150 pounds thinner, and c) about a gazillion dollars richer.:chuckle
With those qualifications we could ALL look like her!!
i am an ob nurse for 2 years now, and am learning new things everyday still. i think that there is a tendancy to loose the skills you don't use on a continual basis. to the nurse who began this post...could you function in a stat section and be the circulator in the ob or? could you catch a possibly fatal disaster on a fetal monitor strip and save a mother and infant all while the mother is writhing in pain and yelling in your face? how about helping our your doc when the shoulder is stuck in your patients birth canal? what about when a seemingly stable postpartum is bleeding profusely and has to be rushed back to or by you! we have our own nursery where we are each nrp certified, and have to be able to bag our little struggling babies when they are born with apgars of 3 or less, and wait for the peds md to arrive. i think that sometimes mistakes are made by us all and we should hope that the ones we make don't harm our patients, or that we have the knowledge to know what to do if we make a big mistake. i have given demerol 100mg iv before, and i'm sure there are others who do this at their facility as well, i do believe that we need to be there for eachother and try to support staff and coworkers especially when they have made an error. afterall, it could be you next time around.
i think you're missing the point: intervening when someone has low sats, decreased rr, and decreased mentation is basic nursing. not to mention being very careful when pushing that much demerol and phenergan iv. i have pushed that much in the er under stringent circumstances, but very, very slowly. most certainly not to a pt who had no tolerance for that much. no, i would not know what to do in the or, nor would i know what to do during a delivery except hold my hands out so junior doesn't land on the floor. however, we should all know what to do with low sats and decreased rr. basic nursing.
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