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    Scissors and Holster

    Has anyone tried these shears? http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002WJHE7E/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_1?pf_rd_p=486539851&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B002WJHEHY&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=0E93VVH733GTHNX81701 I'm looking to pick up a couple pairs of good shears before I head to a more... trauma intensive environment. I'm looking for something reasonably priced yet effective. Something that I won't cry over if I lose but have still been proven to work. I'm also in the market for a holster...something similar to this http://www.pcscrubs.com/CAMC-Medical-Equipment/Prestige-Medical-Prestige-Padded-Nylon-Holster-Set.asp All I want to hold is shears, kellys, pen, light...maybe a knife. any suggestions would be appreciated Thanks in advance.
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    Mohawk/McMaster B.S.c.N. housing

    Just my experience, Spending your first year in residence is an amazing time. Not only are you with others who are away from home for the first time but you will be meeting countless friends and peers. I found that nursing is such a specific set of classes that many students only meet and hang out with other nursing students. Spending your first year in res will allow you to meet others from every other program at the school...which is kind of what uni is all about. I spent my first year at Mckay at McMaster...it was awesome... just my 2 cents.
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    An ER "First" for Me...

    My response to your patient.... "Sigh...listen lady....I'm not in the business of providing narcotics to every single patient that walks through these doo......wait......I'm sorry did you say you wanted the Torodol?"
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    Scissors and Holster

    I'm looking for them for the trauma bay/emerg
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    Scissors and Holster

    Nice! Thanks folks...now to find a dealer in Canada...
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    Salem sump NG tube

    I understand what you mean and I have seen this done countless times without any disastrous results. It is not best practice however and the one way anti-reflux valve should be used instead.
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    Message for Raspberry Tea

    Poohbear...I copy and pasted this to Raspberry Tea's inbox for you.
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    Nursing Tattoo

    Agree with the above... My two cents...if you do your research you will find that the caduceus really has no (historical) link to the medical world. The rod of Asclepius is the one you are looking for if you really want a medical symbol. On my shoulder.... http://img705.imageshack.us/i/dsc00053v.jpg/
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    2 step Question?

    As per... This is not a medical advice bulletin board This is a board for nurses and nurses-to-be to discuss nursing issues. Please do not ask for any medical or nursing feedback related to a health situation that affects you, a family member, or someone that is not a patient under your care. This is not a free medical advice board. Please be aware that allnurses.com cannot be responsible for problems resulting from reliance on medical or nursing advice received here. If you have a medical problem, please seek attention from your health care provider.
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    2 step Question?

    I think you're bordering on TOS violation with your questions Jen. I suggest you get it read on Thursday and if you have questions ask your GP.
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    Carry a stethoscope without hanging it on neck

    And here is the link to the famous clip... http://www.allheart.com/pm755.html never used one but they look nice
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    Scissors and Holster

    Thanks Chare...the holsters do look pretty nice. May give those a shot. Any other suggestions people?
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    Drug testing in Canada (Specifically BC)??

    Probably depends on the institution you get hired at. I was never tested in BC but that doesn't mean it can't happen. There is an obvious solution to your problem...
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    How do you make potassium tolerable?

    As stated above, K-dur can be (quite easily) dissolved in water. The pill is made from compressed capsules, crushing the pill will destroy the capsules and in doing so stop the long acting effect. Dissolving in water doesn't destroy the capsules and makes the horse pill much easier to swallow.
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    B.C. nurses call 911 to deal with collapsed man

    As a student I once had a visitor go down (faint) while in hospital visiting a loved one. I ran over with a dynamap to get a bp etc and was told that I should just call security and get them to escort her down to emerg. As she wasn't admitted we weren't supposed to help. I did a bp anyway and I'm sure if she coded we would have done something but that's what I was told...I suppose...if I accidentally did a bp on a fistula or an arm with lymph-edema, or I somehow dislodged a clot or did other damage the hospital would be liable?
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    What is an indwelling IV?

    What's with the dog pile? The OP asked a question...you can either answer the question or leave it for someone else. There is no need to criticize or belittle because something that seems obvious to you isn't to others. This is why students and new grads are so scared to ask questions of the more experienced nurses.
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    My best advice for pathphys is to work hard on understanding the concepts. You can memorize facts and processes until you are blue in the face but unless you truly understand what is going on, the course will be very very challenging.
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    If this IV calculation is correct?

    Looks good.
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    Help with Dosage Calculations

    Looks good to me. I find your method a little confusing but if it works for you...go with it.
  20. Yes it's common, and not just with new nurses. Even those who have years and years of experience learn new things all the time. The answers and pearls will come don't worry. You can't rush experience and wisdom so sit back, enjoy the ride and make like a sponge.
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    How do the male nurses feel about perineal care?

    Easy answer...yes, all the time.
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    having a boyfriend vs. nursing studies

    Maybe 50 years ago...maybe even 20 years ago. Welcome to 2011, things change. You're 19, I assume your boyfriend is the same age or close to it. You both still have plenty of time to figure out careers and your futures. Talk to your boyfriend OPENLY and CANDIDLY...lay it out as you see it and see what happens.
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    help! need a topic for a presentation for icu

    Presentation to who? Your fellow students or the nurses on the floor? If you are presenting to students...VAP has been researched to death and you will have no trouble finding mass amounts of material to present on.
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    It's usually CWSM C - Colour W- Warmth S - Sensation M - Movement
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    Don't think you're going to get many responses to that question with the site's TOS and all...ask your pcp for an accurate answer.