Nurses
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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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Nurses
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MommyRN89

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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Nurses
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RobbiRN

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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Nurses
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allnurses

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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Recovery
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LindsayRNL

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...

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Nurses
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rn1924

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...

20 replies
Nurses
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Emergent

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...

15 replies
NCLEX
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FinallyRN2018

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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NP
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FNP2B1

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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Recovery
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Nursebry91

Observed drug screen

Has anyone ever had to do an observed urine drug screen at Quest lab?

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Nurses
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CaffeinePOQ4HPRN

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
Nurses
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JustANurse2018

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...

23 replies
Nurses
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Ahopkins81

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
Nurses
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LibraNurse27

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...

10 replies
SRNA
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opkl15

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
Recovery
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Apple-Core

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...

15 replies
Nurses
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Danygirl

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...

9 replies
NCLEX
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Omsara

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...

4 replies
Professionalism
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notTHATjersey

What would you do?

I am a student nurse. I m halfway through my ADN and dual enrolled for my BSN. I also completed the LPN option program so I can sit for the NCLEX-PN this summer so I can work as an LPN until I get my...

11 replies
Career
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Guacamolee

Unfit for career?

Hello, I apologize if I have put this in the wrong category. I am currently a high school student and an aspiring nurse, however I think I may be unfit for the career. I dislike gore and I am...

5 replies

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