Turd Ferguson

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  1. Never heard of it, but for your sake I hope it's nothing like PBDS.
  2. We have a similar policy on our ortho floor. No pee by 4-6 hours? Bladder scan. Scan shows over 200-300mL (depends on MD)? Foley. I'd rather do a straight cath to relieve the patient temporarily, since the foley usually ends up staying in for at leas...
  3. Documentation of Pain Reassessment

    We have a similar problem hospital wide, here is a basic flowsheet of what has transpired. 1. Establish expectations for reassessment of pain (within 30 minutes for IV meds, 1 hour for PO, "timely manner" for other interventions such as hot/cold comp...
  4. Dilaudid Max Dose

    Good gosh! What's the ratio of Dilaudid to Morphine... isn't it around 1mg Dilaudid = 8mg Morphine?
  5. What's new in nursing?

    Rep said it's beneficial for patients with deep bone pain (ortho surgery, minor traumas) to be discharged home. Comes in a case of 5 and I believe there's 24 hours worth of doses (q6h?) in each bottle. I think the goal is to relieve/prevent the patie...
  6. What's new in nursing?

    The repetitive topics and posts on AllNurses have bored me. I'll try to break the monotony and offer a thread where we can discuss the latest and greatest pertaining to nursing. Here's two products I've recently come across during inservices: Intrana...
  7. Best practices in Discharge Process

    My floor has had such a position before. Discharge/float RN, also helps with admissions. Really took some of the excess burden off the floor nurses and expedited the d/c process, which in turn sped up the admission process. Sadly, like many other thi...
  8. My degree is not worth the debt!

    My wife and I are in a similar situation. She accrued ~$65,000 in student loans for her education... she is now employed making near-minimum wage with scant benefits. The position she holds is about as high as she can go for the career path she chos...
  9. Nurse vs. Doctor videos

    Found this while browsing around on YouTube. There are plenty of similar videos on there a la XtraNormal variety. You've gotta admit... that's pretty funny.
  10. New Grad Charge Nurse for Rehab to Home Unit

    Wow. Being hired as a new grad into a charge role with six weeks of orientation does not equate with being the safest practicing new grad you can be. Wow.
  11. Almost done with nursing school..but......

    To add to this, a tattoo should not be any reason for an employer to discriminate against you during the hiring process. If they inform you that you need to cover it, just smile and say "not a problem".
  12. rehabilitation center interview tomorrow.. any advice?

    Search AllNurses for interviewing skills... there are some great resources on this site.
  13. It acts as a precaution to those initially viewing the chart so they know the patient needs to be on contact precautions. If the patient presents to the hospital, they will be placed on contact precautions unless their MRSA screening comes back negat...
  14. Short nurse bio for social media (facebook..)

    Down with facebook.
  15. My hospital is breaking the law...

    Gosh... I couldn't imagine receiving report on 12 patients... how long does that take?