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dura_mater specializes in Med/Surg/Tele.

15+ yrs in retail/food mgmt......well versed in PITAs

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  1. Contract Issue

    Nursedolphin, It has only been 11 days that you have been on the job, correct? I guess I am having a hard time understanding how you can have your mind so made up after such a short period of time, save there being some egregious issues. My advice t...
  2. You know what gets me, even more than the ubiquitous "help me" thread, is the thread titled "advise please" It's advice people, you are looking for advice. So, I will advise you that even spell check will not catch all the nuances of the english lang...
  3. Starting Nursing salaries by State?

    $28, Southern California, very tough market for new grads
  4. Nurse to Patient Ratio

    I read posts like this, and my heart truly goes out to all who have to endure such unsafe working conditions. All I can say is protect yourself and your patients, and thank God for state mandated staffing ratios here in California!
  5. Concerned...allnurses store product

    Sounds delicious even better if the sunflower seeds are salted, I absolutely love sweet & salty combos!
  6. Concerned...allnurses store product

    Is it just me, or is anyone else wondering what a chocolate covered sunflower seed tastes like??
  7. Some crazy/funny things that patients did.

    All of these responses remind me of a joke I once heard. It's been a while, but let me see if I can tell it correctly. ~~A student nurse goes into the hospital one morning for her first day of clinicals. She was quite nervous, and kept telling hers...
  8. Some crazy/funny things that patients did.

    I had one lol a few weeks back that had been severely constipated. She had come into the ER and had had a bowel movement, and she just kept telling everybody "oh my gosh, it's a lobster, it's a lobster!!! Come look at it" I can't get that sweet li...
  9. Please Help

    a & b are incorrectly stated because they use a medical dx in the nursing dx, and that is a big no-no. c & d seem to be correctly stated to me. hope this helps
  10. UTI/Kidney

    I know that a lot of elderly pts with UTIs will often present with neurological s/s like altered mental status and such. Maybe this is where this question is going? Curious to see what others think
  11. Help understanding legal implications fundamentals question

    I think you are spot on with your answer and rationale, I was taught the same as you, that unlicensed personel and gestures are not an appropriate way to obtain consent/explain procedures. I would disregard what your book says, and stick with what yo...
  12. Would you question this order?

    they didn't do any lfts. just yesterday, i was wondering the same thing. hindsight is always 20/20
  13. Would you question this order?

    I will definitely use this case as a learning experience, and next time have the conviction to suggest the hematology consult (or whatever the pt truly needs). Thank you all for your input, being on the floor as a practicing RN, in these types of sit...
  14. Would you question this order?

    The platelets were 101 on the day that the INR was 7.7 I was watching this pt very closely for s/s of bleeding, I didn't see anything. Mouth, nose, skin all looked good. Also stool for OB was negative x3. I don't think they did a head CT, there was...
  15. Would you question this order?

    A little background first, I am a new grad, still on orientation and the other day I had a MD write an order that just didn't seem right. I asked some of my colleagues, and they all seemed to be ok with it, but I wanted to get some more input. So I w...

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