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  1. Overall I agree except that basic hygiene was pretty cutting edge back then... we're talking about an era doctors were literally killing mothers and newborns because they went from autopsy to delivery without washing... and when a doctor realized it,...
  2. I am less concerned about placing blame and more about providing tools to prevent it from happening.
  3. I didn't call you or anyone names so don't make me out like I did. I appreciate that you or your family have never had this tragedy... it is uncommon, afterall. I'm just saying the causes are unintentional and rooted in the human condition. We can wo...
  4. People can take as much responsibility as they want but it doesn't make them less human. People will still get tired, distracted, go into auto pilot. The question is how to protect kids despite unintentionally imperfect parents?
  5. I would eventually love carseat technology that syncs with a car alarm, like the reminder alarm to fasten your seatbelt or take the keys out of the ignition. Edit to add I used to be one of those moms that blamed the parent for unbelievable carelessn...
  6. Can I get Fired?

    It could go both ways. I had a friend who fainted and had a rapid response called on her after she vasovagaled from her preceptees iv poke. She was just letting the new nurse practice. Both nurses kept their jobs. The incident was laughed off. Anothe...
  7. Another Tragedy at Vanderbilt

    Muno was correct. I didn't pick up any snark... but I don't agree with your argument for the same reasons Muno pointed out. I've certainly given iv methylpred and moved onto the next task. Monitoring depends on the drug, purpose, and facility policy.
  8. Another Tragedy at Vanderbilt

    Interesting. Thank you for the info.
  9. Another Tragedy at Vanderbilt

    I've been checking back on this thread... and so far no one has attempted to argue why not checking a procedural site (time out, sit marking, etc) is any less negligent than not checking a medication (5 rights). I think that is a big problem. I have ...
  10. Feeling incompetent as a student nurse...

    Nursing school is equal parts learning how to be a nurse and learning how to be a nursing student. Nursing school requires a different approach than, say, a mathematics major. No calculus professor would ever dock you for nor being their kind of pers...
  11. Another Tragedy at Vanderbilt

    I'm going to play devil's advocate and say yes. Time outs in surgeries/procedures are just as important as the 5 rights. That everyone in the team plum forgot is a bit of a stretch, particularly when it needs to be documented. I don't agree with the ...
  12. Another Tragedy at Vanderbilt

    Yeah, this is why I was not a fan of the nurse charges. Now every screw up can be criminal.
  13. Working on weekends!

    If you're interested in primary care as an np, work as a clinic rn in family or internal medicine. Acute care experience isn't necessary for a primary care np... however, it's harder to go to school while working MF 8-5. You'd likely have to be part ...
  14. Flushing potentially infected PICC line

    Suspected infected picc lines are not to be used, including flushing. Exception example... If the patient has a fever but no s/sx of infection at picc otherwise, the doc may order a culture off the line as a precaution and opt to keep the line. Then ...
  15. Giving up PA school acceptance to pursue ASN?

    You're not in PA school yet, so you're not giving up anything. That aside, I think you answered your own question. You seem to value a more balanced family life right now, which is a legit life choice. If you end up regretting your decision, you can ...