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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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MommyRN89's avatar

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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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...

2 replies
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...

17 replies
LindsayRNL's avatar

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...

15 replies
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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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...

14 replies
notTHATjersey's avatar

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...

12 replies
Hrickett's avatar

Question about med administration error

I administered 3ml IM injection of rocephin into deltoid and realized right after it should have been the thigh.. will my patient be seriously hurt and/ or am I going to lose my liscense first med...

3 replies
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Possible Needlestick but unsure?

Hello everyone, I am a CNA who is working on getting my RN license. Recently, I was floated to the ED to help out. The charge nurse wanted me to help prep beds as they transfer/discharge patients...

5 replies
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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...

33 replies
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...

24 replies
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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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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LibraNurse27's avatar

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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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...

13 replies
Guacamolee's avatar

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...

6 replies
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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JDougRN's avatar

Travel company refusing to pay for time worked.

So I've been with a travel company for the last 4 years. I've always worked my butt off- Every facility I've worked at through them has offered me a job. I've sent fellow nurses in their direction. I...

5 replies

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