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Miss Kitty00

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  1. Miss Kitty00

    No More ED Report?

    I agree. We might as well do away with shift report. My hospital has EPIC so we can look up information but we still suppose to receive verbal report. Yet, I'm one of those nurses that doesn't believe the ER nurse until I see the patient. There have been many times to were I had to rapid response a patient as soon as the came up from ER. Then I had to file out an incident report because the pt was transferred to the wrong level of care.
  2. Miss Kitty00

    Blood transfusion

    Agree with everybody else. Anywhere from 2 to 4 hours. I usually run units in a shorter time than 4 hours. The only time I run it to reach 4 hours if the pt is elderly, has CHF or renal failure.
  3. Miss Kitty00

    PharmD to NP

    If you have a Pharm D it would be better to do a PA program or medical school. I would bypass nursing all together.
  4. Miss Kitty00

    Any young african american travel nurses?

    32. Never thought about traveling until it hit me that I wont be getting married and having babies anytime soon. I've been a nurse for 7 years but still feel like I'm not "skilled" enough. I just recently moved from med-surg to step down so that I can learn some things. I plan on doing some agency per diem work this summer too. I'm not to thrilled about leaving the comfort of my full time job with benefits to be traveler. Plus I own a home. So maybe next year around this time I will travel.
  5. Miss Kitty00

    OCU FNP-DNP

    Anybody applied or enrolled into Oklahoma City University's FNP program? I'm just curious to how the program is going since is such a new program.
  6. Miss Kitty00

    Standing up to my charge nurse prevented a mistake

    This is a very interesting post. I love all the different opinions regarding the situation. What I do love and respect about nursing is that everybody nurses different. We have the same policy at my facility. Our midlines are labeled " Do not draw labs". However, I'm fortunate that on night shift we have a NOW (nurse on the way) nurse or what some hospitals call a resource nurse who is PICC certified. Also, some of our house supervisors are PICC certified. So I would have called one of them and explained the situation. Then I would have asked if they could come up and draw the lab or assist me in drawing the lab. That was a situation that needed immediate attention. I'm a charge nurse as well and I'm not going to argue with you. We are going to take care of business. So you call the doctor and as the charge nurse I will take care of the lab. Also, at my facility we do not place PICC lines on dialysis patients. They are only get central lines. The nephrologists believe that PICC lines ruins the veins for future fistula placement.
  7. Miss Kitty00

    NP School

    Just wondering if their is anyone in Oklahoma in Nurse Practitioner School or applying to one? If so, where are you going?
  8. Miss Kitty00

    Officially a NP student

    good luck! I'm thinking about that program as well!
  9. Miss Kitty00

    EPIC Hospitals

    Mercy and Saint Anthony
  10. Miss Kitty00

    Med-Surg floor sucks, and nursing unions

    The original poster sound like she works at my hospital. In Oklahoma, new grads in the hospital usually make anywhere from $18.50 to $21.
  11. Miss Kitty00

    Dialysis patient and IV fluid

    I agree with the previous posters. I would not question IVFs on a dialysis pt unless they were admitted with Fluid Volume Overload and/or anuric.
  12. Miss Kitty00

    vancomycin and peripheral iv's

    LOL! now that's ridiculous!!!!!
  13. Miss Kitty00

    vancomycin and peripheral iv's

    I hate giving Vanco through peripherals. At my facility we always run it for 2 hours, usually at 125ml/hr. If they suppose to have Vanco for an extended amount of days, than we asked for a PICC line.
  14. I had this happened to me, but the pt was capped, so I called RT. If the pt was on flow-by, I probably would Rapid Response as well. You suppose to have extra supplies in your room in case this happens, yet I still don't know how to use the supplies.
  15. Miss Kitty00

    Looking for Advice-New Grad, 8 patients?

    I love Med-Surg, but 8 patients is way too much! I don't care if you have techs or all the walky-talkies, that is still too much. Sometimes patients are at their worst on night shift. Their condition may be iffy or okay on day shift than at midnight your either in a rapid response or a code.
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