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AgentBeast BSN, RN

Cardiology and ER Nursing


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AgentBeast has 7 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Cardiology and ER Nursing.

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  1. What unit at MetroHealth? When I was hired on it was a sloppy mess.
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    Microscopic UA and UTI question

    Leukocyte Esterase and Nitrites on UA with bacteria on Micro are indicative of UTI.
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    Passed the PCCN 8/30/2020

    Having taken and passed the PCCN, CCRN, Cardiac Medical Subspeciality, and CEN exams. The CEN is by far the hardest of the bunch.
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    Duty to inform?

    Ohio Has a law that sex offenders must register with the county sheriff and then deputies verify that address and a mailing goes out to any residence within a 1000' radius along with their location going into a public database.
  5. Patients will refuse all sorts of stuff. Patients have a right to refuse, however they must competently refuse. Determining competency is easy explain the risks and benefits of not performing something vs performing something and then have the patient repeat back what you told them in their own words. Most people that are refusing to get cleaned of their own excrement aren't competent to refuse to get cleaned up. As others have said it's worth investigating why someone is refusing something, but in cases such as refusing to get cleaned of excrement it isn't likely to be productive.
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    Nurse vs social worker

    Probably more job opportunities as an RN than a LISW.
  7. None of those labs mean much of anything. The K+ is slightly low because well the K+ is slightly low. The same thing with Ca++. Who really cares about a low creatine? The Dilantin level is slightly sub-therapeutic and so the patient needs a slightly higher dose, or not since it's not so far out of whack to really matter much.
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    Navy Corpsmen Caught

    Corpsmen are the Navy Equivalent to Army Medics. Closest civilian thing is EMT-P.
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    Flushing a Foley catheter

    Pretty much insane, but most nursing homes are and couldn't care less about evidence based best practices or patient safety. The only thing they care about is the almighty dollar. Flushing an indwelling urinary catheter is an aseptic procedure. Catheters should be flushed with 30-60cc of sterile water from a sterile 30-60cc syringe. Water and not normal saline because water will lyse any clots or cellular debris clogging up the catheter.
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    Rocephin Injection

    IM Rocephin should be mixed with a little lidocaine especially in kids because it burns like hell.
  11. This is the way the police operate. You are either going to do what I say, or I'm going to make you do what I say. That's the mentality of law enforcement and it stems from their ****** training.
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    Hemiplegia after BP reduction

    Not sure about the rest of the story but giving IVP hydralazine for a BP of 175/90 in an otherwise asymptomatic patient makes 0 sense.
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    Bicarbonate HC03 - As High as 43?

    Very normal in chronic COPD patient's
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    Malpractice, is it too late for insurance?

    Sounds like a fishing expedition by the plaintiff's legal team.
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    Drawing blood

    That large of a syringe will create too much of a vacuum and cause gross hemolysis. 10cc is the largest syringe I'd attach to a butterfly needle.
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    Obscure OB uses for D10?

    G6PD is an enzyme deficiency "Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase" Leads to the premature destruction of red blood cells. Most common among African and Middle Eastern males. My guess would be some sort of fatty acid oxidation disorder as to why you would give 10% dextrose in this case, but...