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  1. darren_callcareer18

    IV iron infiltrated

    yes I informed the MD and his main concern was the iron not being completed. So, I started a new line to the patient and finished the transfusion. And as to my supervisors, they advised the usual thing to elevate and apply warm compress (but I alternate it with cold compress basing on the web). My sup also advised me to create a sort of incident report. I just feel so bad because the iron stains to the patient body.
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    IV iron infiltrated

    Hello! I am so frustrated and stressed out because I administered an Iron IV but it got infiltrated. I checked everything and even checked the patient once in a while but it still infiltrated. I dont know what to do. Any suggestion?
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    This MD culture

    haha A for the effort LOL
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    This MD culture

    I called the MD to let him know that the patient was having a left facial tingles and numbness. This patient has history of aneurysm. She was supposed to be discharged yesterday but since she was complaining of radiating chest pain she remained admitted. So, I provided the patient complain and review the history of the patient (since the MD just took the shift from a different MD). I also mentioned about the low potassium level which he ordered for replacement to that. I also mentioned if he wanted to consider changing the PO antibiotic since the patient was sweating hard, had a throbbing headache, and was itching on her legs. But he did not want to change it. I wonder what other nurses would do in this situation? You see, this kind of doctor make the nurses hesitant on calling them that usually resulted to patient injury or dead. I have read and it is on the news everywhere about stories of nurses not calling the MD after patient report because of the MD being difficult and grumpy. (Read a nurse license suspended after failing to report a slight drop in heart rate of a neonate)
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    This MD culture

    I just want to vent out a little because I had to call a doctor at 7PM because my patient was complaining of alot of things. First chest pain that radiates to her back .They did trops, X-RAY and ECG they were all negative. However, at the beginning of my shift she was complaining of numbness and tingling on her face all morning and reported to the MD since potassium was low. He ordered for a replacement to that. However all vitals were normal. Few minutes after that I was called by my supervisor and was told not to call the doctor and to call her first. I don't know, but I feel like that my call to the MD was not valid. I just want cover myself because what if this patient complaint was really something? Then they would asked me why I did not do something after finding out the patient report. Just kinda discouraging to start my 12 hour shift.
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    Friending patient families on social media?

    It is okay to give your contact information if the family is no longer under the hospital/facility. I have seen many questions about this and it is okay.
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    You learn by experience

    Hello fellow nurses! There is a saying that we gets better and learn new things by experience (wether mistakes were committed by yourself or your fellow nurse). So my question is can you share us your experience that helped you to be a better nurse? Specially in the clinical. Thank you! muah!
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    Philippines Nurses in California

    Good day! Any Filipino nurses out there who havent taken the NCLEX-RN yet? Wanna hangout a little? I am in California at the moment in Long Beach. Lets talk about nursing. Oh yea my treat. Starbucks? haha
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    International Graduates (Philippines)

    The topic has been posted many times already but I just want to ask for opinions for those who had the same concurrency issue in California so I could make up my mind. I haven't tried yet to have my credentials evaluated by the Board of nurses in California if I am qualified to take the NCLEX RN. Since this process takes money and I don't want to take risk and find out I will get denied at the end. I have read that most of the foreign graduates was advised to go back to the university and take some nursing major to pass the the standards in California for them to be eligible for NCLEX-RN. So most of them resorted to take the NCLEX-LVN first or take the NCLEX-RN in different states. For those who have the same issue, what advised could you give to me? Take the NCLEX-LVN first, then work or just go ahead and take the NCLEX-RN first other than California? Share your experience please. Thank you! Any information will be greatly appreciated. -Darren
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    Depression and Coronary artery Bypass graft

    Good morning! Quick question. Why is there depression, anxiety and decrease mental functions after Coronary artery bypass graft or any other major heart surgeries? Thank you for giving light on this. -Dhee
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    LVN examination process

    Hi guys! Hope you are having a wonderful day. I graduated outside the united states with BSN, now I would like to apply for an examination for LVN here in California. I am quit confused what to do since I looked up at the BVNPT link that there are 3 methods on how to qualify for LVN EXAMINATION. I am just wondering maybe somebody here who had the same situation or went through the application process for LVN. Please help me guys. More powers and thanks in advance. Love lots.
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    California registration from Philippines

    Thanks Juan delacruz!! So concise
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    California registration from Philippines

    Hi fellow nurses! How's the day so far (if you're just about to start your shift)? This is my case, I know there are various threads out there that I could get my answer, but I would like to have a concise or step by step answer (Nursing for dummies lol). I am a foreign graduate student from the Philippines, I earned my nursing experience there of 4 years in Pediatric intensive care unit. I started working in the hospital right after I graduated and passed the local boards in 2010. Last March 2014, I moved here to the United states to find a better opportunity. However, I heard various stories about the ordeal that most of the foreign graduates are facing, and that is not able to take the NCLEX-RN california because of concurrency issue. On the other hand, I heard hope that you could take alternatives till you have earned the units that the California board requires. I heard that you could challenge LVN instead of RN. So here are my questions; 1. What does "Challenge" the LVN mean? (Dumbest, but I am vague to this) 2. What are the things that I should do to try the LVN board considering that my credentials are BSN. 3. Should I try first the NCLEX-RN application then if denied go for LVN? 4. If in case I was told to go back to university and complete the required units to take NCLEX-RN after they evaluated my credentials, should I request again for a new credentials from my school etc.? 5. Do I have to attached my working certificates along my application? 6. is there anyone here who has the the same situation as mine? If so, what is your story? What are the things you have taken? Thank you guys in advance. Have a great shift ahead.
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    I need your help

    Hi fellow nurses! How's the day so far (if you're just about to start your shift)? This is my case, I know there are various threads out there that I could get my answer, but I would like to have a concise or step by step answer (Nursing for dummies lol). I am a foreign graduate student from the Philippines, I earned my nursing experience there of 4 years in Pediatric intensive care unit. I started working in the hospital right after I graduated and passed the local boards in 2010. Last March 2014, I moved here to the United states to find a better opportunity. However, I heard various stories about the ordeal that most of the foreign graduates are facing, and that is not able to take the NCLEX-RN california because of concurrency issue. On the other hand, I heard hope that you could take alternatives till you have earned the units that the California board requires. I heard that you could challenge LVN instead of RN. So here are my questions; 1. What does "Challenge" the LVN mean? (Dumbest, but I am vague to this) 2. What are the things that I should do to try the LVN board considering that my credentials are BSN. 3. Should I try first the NCLEX-RN application then if denied go for LVN? 4. If in case I was told to go back to university and complete the required units to take NCLEX-RN after they evaluated my credentials, should I request again for a new credentials from my school etc.? 5. Do I have to attached my working certificates along my application? 6. is there anyone here who has the the same situation as mine? If so, what is your story? What are the things you have taken? Thank you guys in advance. Have a great shift ahead.
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