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I used to take Ritalin up to 60mg BID for Narcolepsy. I have since switched to Adderall. I took a employment physical back when I was taking Ritalin and was shocked not to get a phone call regarding the ritalin. Ritalin is not on the general panel for a urine drug screen. Adderall is on that screen. I don't have a link but there are resources out there to tell you how long to expect a drug in the sx. I worked AODA previously and it was a helpful tool in figuring out use timelines. Hope this helps.
How often do you check a pts 02 sat postpartum that had duramorph during a c/s? one hospital i worked at checked it continuously while the pt was in PACU but once d/c'd to postpartum you only check it if pt appears to have resp distress. another hospital i worked at has the pt on continuous pulse ox for 12 hours postpartum. Also, does your pt. have to be on a continuous pulse ox while on a PCA? All this 02 sat crap seems overdone if the pt is satting 99-100% RA for 2 hours straight and no signs of resp problems.
Few weeks ago had a baby boy who's parents named Kaos, pronounced like chaos. Parents were caucasian so there wasn't a possible cultural explanation.
What's with everybody naming their baby boys Jackson with an "x", Jaxson?
Curious about this...When in nursing school a few years ago I noticed Pt's were on numerous meds, upwards of 15 different meds in the morning. Many of these vitamins. What are your thoughts on the amount of meds given to residents...do you think they are extending life and its quality? Do your residents take these meds without a struggle? At what point do you discontinue medications? Thanks for your expertise!
I am moderate on three of the things. The bad thing is that as a psych nurse, I knew what was the "right" answer and what was the "wrong" answer so I had to really try and be honest with myself.
Where do you all get your shoe inserts? Are the Dr. Scholls inserts that are sold in Wal Mart the same as the $50 inserts I've heard of?
I know that we all have our areas that we hope to be working in someday, but realistically where do new graduates usually start their nursing careers? Do most begin in med-surg gain experience and then move into other areas?
I am in an ADN program and I am currently on my Psych rotation (6 weeks). One of the projects we have to complete, in addition to attending an A.A. meeting, is to do a group project in which we have to present/teach something to the patients.
Can you give me ideas of what we should talk about? We have 30-45 minutes to work with. Any help would be very much appreciated!
Hi, I just started my first job as an RN - It's on a med/surg floor - and I was just wondering what you have found to be the most comfortable shoe/sneaker to wear. The sneakers I have are killing me after a shift of being on my feet the whole day, have you found anything that helps with some of the discomfort
Hi! I was dx'd with Narcolepsy 2 years ago after years of c/o fatigue, daytime sleepiness, falling asleep at inconvenience times. For years I was told it was depression (I do have a mood disorder although this is tricky b/c narcolepsy causes energy swings through the day and extreme strong emotion so can this be a true dx when narcolepsy is something you can dx with specific criteria from sleep study-more difficult with mood disorder diagnosing), then chronic fatigue, the list goes on. Finally, I met an MD who took me very seriously and sent me to a neurologist for eval. After the sleep studies, I was diagnosed. I have been on provigil (made me feel ill), ritalin (no effect except elevated BP and irritability), the ritalin patch (daytrana) patch doses are too low, would have to wear several, again no effect, currently on adderall with some effect. I work a .7, pm shifts. I have had only 1 pt with narcolepsy and no peers, friends, family. Wondering if there are any nurses out there with the same struggle? How do you cope? What meds have worked for you? Are you able to work? My neurologist suggested working 4 hours in the am then nap for 1hr then work 3-4 hours in the afternoon. Sounds nice but I reminded him I am a nurse and this would be impossible. HELP!
I need to get in shape!!
My husband and I were just watching an infomercial for Turbo Jam. Their clients that have used it has had wonderul results - 6-pack abs, down many dress sizes, inches, weight. My husband (who is a sucker for infomercials) has been hagging at me to get the series ($60) but I do not want to get reeled in by their claims.
Anyone have any experience?
I was wondering if anyone is, or knows of any successful bipolar nurses. I am non-medicated but cope with my symptoms via behavior modification and therapy. I do not want to rely on medication if I don't absolutely have to. Will I be forced to disclose my condition? If so, will I have to be medicated to be employable? I am not a severe case and don't have radical mood swings. Most people are not aware of my condition unless I tell them. This has really been on my mind so I appreciate your help.
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