AHarri66

AHarri66 BSN, RN

med/surg, cardiac/telemetry, hospice
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AHarri66 has 9 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in med/surg, cardiac/telemetry, hospice.

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  1. Cape, Anyone?

    I miss Falmouth Hospital! I worked the Med-Surg/Tele floor, and even though some days were rough, it was far better than where I ended up. (I moved South, and the hospitals here are verrrry different.) I can't wait to come "home" to the Cape for a ...
  2. Weird Home Remedies That Really Do Work!

    Supposedly the honey on a wound thing works, honey has natural antibiotics in it. Olive oil to kill head lice (you need to leave it on overnight and repeat in 5-7 days), Tea Tree oil to prevent reinfestation. I'm gonna try the garlic remedy for my so...
  3. Whats your hosp policy on cell phones?

    My last hospital had a strict No Cell Phones policy (I, too, was told they interfere with equipment), but my new hospital allows liberal use of them by visitors and staff alike! I'm flummoxed.
  4. Is your bag packed??

    Really? I for one do NOT support slavery of any kind, including that which is government sanctioned. The Draft is Constitutionally ILLEGAL...we are supposed to have a military based on VOLUNTEERS. And, I take exception to your assumption that I wou...
  5. Is your bag packed??

    Sorry for the long cut and paste, but I wanted to be sure in case the link disappeared. I don't know about you folks, but I don't want to be drafted! In the event of a crisis, I'll volunteer if I'm able (I was ready to go to NYC after 9/11, but was ...
  6. Is your bag packed??

    http://www.charlotte.com/mld/observer/news/5444639.htm the charlotte observer pentagon plans draft of medics selective service wants doctors, nurses ready in event of worst case crisis mark libbon newhouse news service washington - the pentagon is fi...
  7. Atomic-Scale Motor Invented

    Can you imagine the uses? Lots of medical ones come to mind... http://dsc.discovery.com/news/afp/20030721/nanomotor.html
  8. Finding a good fit.

    I went into nursing school with every intention of becoming a nurse midwife. I understand reproductive health almost intrinsically, and having had awesome experiences with CNMs and Women's Health NPs, I thought that was my spot. Four years later, I ...
  9. What type of report do you like best?

    We generally tape report, but verbals are pretty common, too, especially on rough days. I like aspects of each...with taped reports I can always go back to it; with verbals I can ask questions, especially if the off-going nurse is habitually short o...
  10. How Do You Manage To Clock Out On Time?

    I rarely get out on time, but I aim for it every day. As altomga said, it depends on the # of pts I have, and their acuity/needs. I do try to cluster my duties, and I try to chart as I go; ie. meds and assessments together, then charting as soon as...
  11. Implants.....

    By the way, did you happen to notice the long list of "problem" photos? They were on the same site (the first one). Some had to have multiple surgeries to correct the problems. http://www.implantinfo.com/banda4/problemindex.htm Just thought I'd m...
  12. Implants.....

    FDA Reconsiders Ban on Breast Implants Mon Jul 21, 5:32 PM ET AP - WASHINGTON - Consumer groups are urging the Food and Drug Administration to follow stricter standards in considering whether to lift its decadelong ban on the sale of breast implants...
  13. Really need some advice about orienting/vent

    Giving students to a new grad???? And not one, but FOUR???? You're learning yourself, how can they expect you to teach, too??? That's just ridiculous! "Hazing" sounds right to me, too. At my facility, new Med/Surg nurses (whether new grads or no...
  14. Any advice would be appreciated

    1) Take a break sometime during your shift! Sometimes it's hard, especially during the first few months, but GET OFF THE FLOOR! It's not fair to you or your patients to have you running like a nut for 8 or 12 hours. It's not safe and it's not heal...
  15. First Death (vent)

    The first time one of "my" patients died I was only about 6 months out of school working in LTC. "Mary" had been unresponsive for 2 or 3 days already, and in renal failure. Before I left on Monday I went to say good-bye to her and without thinking...