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  1. Family Behavior during a code

    Thank you so much for this advice. I will follow it.
  2. Family Behavior during a code

    Thank you.
  3. I work as a float RN at an acute rehab hospital. I have worked there for 7 years. Two days ago, I had an elderly patient who had had a stroke. He had multiple co-morbidities. The son was in the room. They had been admitted the prior day. In report th...
  4. I had a pt with a low spinal cord injury. He was reflexing, so was wearing a condom cath. He also had a suprapubic catheter. The bag to the condom cath had urine and there was none in the bag to the SPT. MD ordered irrigation of bladder. The charge n...
  5. What you didn't know

    Wow! That's why I left ICU. My son is now going through the same thing as an ICU nurse. You should send this story to NY Times. It is beautifully written and maybe will wake up those folks who think that nurses are there to bring ice water. Thank you...
  6. CCM EXam, Questions and Tips

    Passed in 08-2015, used Core Curriculum and CM Made Easy books as well as DataChem test prep which I have for sale on ebay: Case Manager Certification Exam Test Prep CD from Datachem | eBay
  7. CCM EXam, Questions and Tips

    Passed in 08-2015, used Core Curriculum and CM Made Easy books as well as DataChem test prep which I have for sale on ebay: Case Manager Certification Exam Test Prep CD from Datachem | eBay
  8. Internal Jugular Vein DVT AND IVC

    Help me out, please. Have a pt who had femoral and popliteal DVTs. He had an Inferior Vena Cava filter placed. He was also placed on high dose fragmin. THEN, he developed DVTs in his L Subclavian Vein and L Internal Jugular Vein. Since they drain int...
  9. Bullying like I am back in middle school

    These ******** must all use the same playbook. I had a similar (actually almost exact behaviors) done to me as a new hire in an ICU. I literally tried everything. I was being set up on routine basis. I went to HR finally and HR turned it around on me...
  10. A few questions about bedside manner.

    Just be thankful you're not one of those who is praised to the sky for bedside manners. I float, throughout my hospital, so eventually I "follow" one half of the entire nursing staff. The WORST nurse I follow is a relentless self-promotor who likes t...
  11. Changing dressing on Groshong

    Thank you for this information. I didn't know this.
  12. Psychometric Verbal Reasoning Test

    The example I typed is just an approximation. Believe me, there was no way one could deduce the answer without determining several other positions. I would like to know if anyone has seen such questions and if they know how one should best approach s...
  13. Psychometric Verbal Reasoning Test

    Help! My head hurts. I applied for a position at Kaiser and had to take an online assessment. It was like nothing I'd ever seen before (and I've been around). The test went like this: The manager calls her six employees every Monday. Lisa can be firs...
  14. Changing dressing on Groshong

    Thanks, that's what I thought.
  15. Changing dressing on Groshong

    Hello, When changing a dressing (and cap) on a Groshong, if there is no "clip" to close the line to air, when one removes the old cap, isn't there a danger of air embolizm? Should one take a kelly clamp to the line before changing the cap, or will th...