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mappers specializes in Med/Surg/Tele/Onc.

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  1. Pregnant Oncology Nurse

    We don't let our pregnant and breastfeeding nurses hang chemo. Our clinic has triage, lab, coag, and injections as well as chemo, so they rotate through those positions.
  2. Should I dress up?

    So she should dress in Sesame Street scrubs??? She wants a job in peds. I think she should dress professionally in slacks with a jacket or a suit.
  3. I'm suspicious of this stuff too. I an certified in Oncology. I do not deny that I learned a lot through the process of getting my certification. However, I now need to maintain all of these CEUs and, guess who will gladly sell me the courses at a...
  4. Are American hospitals ready for Ebola?

    Since Ebola is not airborne, why would you need negative pressure rooms? It is spread similarly to HIV and because it is only contagious when the person is sick, you know they have it, unlike HIV? I think we the precautions we have in place, we can...
  5. Half Question/Half Pet Peeve

    Because when men do it, they are just getting ahead and showing "assertiveness".
  6. LPN working at compounding pharmacy

    There really are no nursing actions involved in what you have described. I'm not sure there is a problem here.
  7. Medicare and Magnet status

    Someone told me the other day that soon Medicare will no longer reimburse hospitals who are not Magnet Status. I have a hard time believing this and can't find anything to verify it. Has anyone heard of this? I teach in an ADN/LPN program. This wo...
  8. Charting"No s/s of infection noted" when pt comatose?

    I think what you are saying is that since a symptom is what a patient tells you, how can you write sign and symptom when the patient is comatose. I would put, "Patient non-verbal and unable to communicate needs...." or something like that. Tell yo...
  9. Size matters? (IV question)

    For vesicents you want quick hemo-dilution and the smaller the gauge the better More blood flow around the catheter creates more hemo-dilution. Larger bores can sometimes occlude some blood flow. We give chemo through 24s. Also we do CTs through ...
  10. Rhabdomyolysis

    This happened to a friend of mine. Recently put on a statin and began an exercise program and diet in the way of lifestyle change. Ended up in the hospital on fluids because of Rhabdo. I doubt the exercise alone would have done it.
  11. What didnt you do in school?

    With evidence and best practices always changing, equipment being updated and new things being invented, skills are constantly being re-addressed throughout your nursing career. It's great to have skills opportunities in school, but in some places, ...
  12. Nurses Talk To Nurses. Doctors Talk To Doctors

    This is my chief complaint about my current manager, there is no support or advocacy for the nursing staff. I work in a large clinic with 12 MDs. The majority of the MDs are professional and respect what we do. However there are two who act like k...
  13. How does chemistry apply to your RN position?

    Acid Base is great. I love Arterial Blood Gases and figuring that stuff out. You can also look up electrolytes and how they effect the electrical activity of muscles especially the heart. Chemistry was one of my favorite pre-nursing courses, next t...
  14. Dreaming About Work

    I was dreaming one morning that pumps were beeping everywhere and I was winded running from room to room, trying to find the bleeping, beeping pump. When I woke up, a neighbor was having work done and some type of back hoe or something kept backing ...
  15. It's against the law to pay based on grades or pass rates. However, colleges are required by BONs to have a certain pass rate for the NCLEX or they will loose accreditation. I don't think the state matters though. I think you could still take it i...