blondy2061h

blondy2061h MSN, RN

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blondy2061h has 15 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in Oncology.

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  1. OMGosh! Did I really lose all my "likes"?

    And don't forget that members provide all the content for so the site can get all the ad revenue.
  2. Nurse Gives Lethal Dose of Vecuronium Instead of Versed

    It's a good point. A nurse I work with made an extremely similar error, but the med they gave instead of the ordered med was not one with life threatening side effects so no viral news story there.
  3. Nurse Gives Lethal Dose of Vecuronium Instead of Versed

    They don't know how much was given. The CMS report makes that very clear. There were two syringes with different amounts of liquid. They weren't able to determine what was in each one. The nurse was very non-committal to what dose she gave. To me th...
  4. Nurse Gives Lethal Dose of Vecuronium Instead of Versed

    I was initially confused at how an ICU patient ended up off the unit without an ICU nurse or monitor, but it seems the patient was awaiting a floor bed. That then makes me confused why they jumped to IV versed for a PET scan. Seems like PO Xanax wou...
  5. Nurse Gives Lethal Dose of Vecuronium Instead of Versed

    Oh I do suspect she'll never be a nurse again
  6. Nurse Gives Lethal Dose of Vecuronium Instead of Versed

    But if the option is a nurse with no ER experience or no extra nurse at all, I'll take the one with no ER experience. I won't expect them to function independently, but they can be delegated to by other nurses. Hopefully there are some tasks they kno...
  7. Nurse Gives Lethal Dose of Vecuronium Instead of Versed

    When you have such a big institution you're going to have more events than the average place even if your percentage is much better than average.
  8. Nurse Gives Lethal Dose of Vecuronium Instead of Versed

    I just got done reading the 56 page CMS report and I have a lot more questions than when I started. The nurse got the vecoronium out of the neuro ICU pyxis, where the patient was an inpatient. That explains how she had access to it. The bin was l...
  9. Nurse Gives Lethal Dose of Vecuronium Instead of Versed

    They clearly didn't know enough about vec of versed to know if it made sense
  10. Nurse Gives Lethal Dose of Vecuronium Instead of Versed

    The RN may be the last line of defense, but by overriding the med she went ahead and bypassed ever other line of defense and made herself the only live off defense.
  11. Nurse Gives Lethal Dose of Vecuronium Instead of Versed

    I don't understand that either. If she was sick enough to require an ICU or a SDU clearly she wasn't appropriate to have an outpatient test. Sometimes a PET scan is required to guide treatment plans. Working in oncology I have seen many an inpatient ...
  12. Nurse Gives Lethal Dose of Vecuronium Instead of Versed

    This is what I don't understand about the timeline. 30 minutes since she got the vec when the code was called and they got her back with 2 rounds of acls? But she was so hypoxic she was declared brain dead within 24 hours? As far as job descriptions...
  13. Pain Management & the Opioid Crisis - AACN-NTI

    I feel like "opiod epidemic" had just become such a trendy catch phrase with half the people using it having no idea what they're talking about our why they're using it in the context of patients who really are looking for pain relief. We used to ta...
  14. Mandatory Vaccination

    That's punishment. A mask isn't. A mask is PPE.
  15. Pain control in pt. With hx of opiate abuse

    I have idiopathic intracranial hypertension also and an NSAID allergy, so yeah, that's my life.