flightnurse2b LPN

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flightnurse2b is a LPN and specializes in EMS, ER, GI, PCU/Telemetry.

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    CPR on bed.

    yikes. where was this? if there is no mouth piece or ambu bag, good high quality chest compressions are the most important part of CPR anyways, just open the airway. you can though, in a pinch, use any kind of plastic (like a bag) to sheild your mout...
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    Have you experienced bias from being a left-handed Nurse?

    yeah, that was always a pain in the butt. i remember the first time i tried to do a foley cath, lol. i was all discombobulated. i just stand more towards the foot of the bed now.
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    Have you experienced bias from being a left-handed Nurse?

    not really any difficulties, but when i was learning how to start IV's, i had such a hard time getting a good anchor (bc my hand was in the way) that i learned how to do them right handed also. can't do much else with that hand, but i can start an IV...
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    Medical Assistants and MD orders

    i am not sure what type of setting you work in but i absolutely would not take an order from anyone but the doctor themselves (i work in a hospital). i am responsible for transcribing it in the chart and then giving the patient that medication or tre...
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    CPR on bed.

    did the pt code in the bed? if you don't have a board on your crash cart, pull the headboard or footboard off the bed, stick it under the patient, and start compressions.
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    Sick of core measures

    they're pathways of care for patients with certain admission diagnoses, such as stroke and CHF. for example, if your patient gets admitted with a stroke, they must have a specific set of interventions met by day 1, 2, 3, etc... and tests performed a...
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    How often do you work short?

    we work short everyday. administration doesn't consider it short. they have a special grid they use, regardless of the acuity on the floor. so many patients=so many nurses and techs. if we don't have the numbers by midnight, someone has to go home.
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    Sick of core measures

    we're not magnet either and we have core measures also. they are helpful in some ways but more hurtful in others. i've been written up by the core measures nurse before. and working nites, try getting a discharge done on a CHF patient or something-...
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    Auto blood pressures?

    if i get a very high reading on the electronic BP, i always recheck it manually. you'd be surprised of the difference in readings sometimes. alot of times the machine will pick up background noise, esp if like the TV controller is near it or the pat...
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    So are we all night nurses who are off tonight?

    my mom works at another local hospital that is pretty notorious for getting all the snowbirds when they get sick. her and all the other nurses on her unit are dressing up as snowbirds and tourists, since we live in south fla. i think she bought a fa...
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    So are we all night nurses who are off tonight?

    skype is great! i have been using it to chat with my brother who is away at college. webcam does nothing for me though, i think it adds 10 lbs. i love looney tunes! i was bugs bunny for halloween when i was little. anyone dressing up this yr? i di...
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    So are we all night nurses who are off tonight?

    yes we have had his name picked out for a while now but we are keeping it a secret until he's born, too much drama involved as far as family squabbling right now.... so one name is from his family and the other is from mine... and i am kind of supers...
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    So are we all night nurses who are off tonight?

    yes, i'm actually due in november but because of the PIH they want him out early. so here i sit @ 38 weeks, at 2cm. if i don't go into labor on my own by tuesday i am getting induced. i am ready to burst at the seams.. and i am ready to meet my ba...
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    So are we all night nurses who are off tonight?

    i'm a night shifter! haven't worked in a month tho, but i have never been able to switch from the night shift schedule to a normal one even when i was working days. can't sleep. anxiety, i think is a big part of this right now. waiting patiently to g...
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    I'm probably nuts for asking, but....

    don't smoke anymore, but i used to, and i'm a democrat. not offensive at all!