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    Failure to maintain sats on ventilator

    I once had a patent ion a vent post huge PE. She ended up going into ARDS. She was on 100% oxygen and a peep of 25 I believe. And even then it still looked as if she was gasping for air. We had we on 4 pressers and even that was barely breaking the 90s systolic. She ended up passing. But this was a patient that was kept alive for family and had to work pretty hard to die. Before this patient I had never seen agonal breathing on a vent, especially at 100%. Crazy!
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    Low Acuity Floors

    This all depends on the starting number of beds on said units.
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    Funniest, Weirdest, Most Unusual Baby Names

    Yes those are names of urban legends and had I not seen it with my own eyes I wouldn't have believed it. It was recent immigrants and their spelling may have been off because of that. But thank you for questioning my post.
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    Funniest, Weirdest, Most Unusual Baby Names

    Baby named Shithead. Pronounced chi-theed.
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    Difficult orientee

    Thank you everyone for your responses. She is still considered a new grad as she has been working 8 months full time. You are all correct in being more concerned about the attitude. I did have a sit down with her explaining why she is here, her goals, that I am her support, etc. All I got from her was I know, yeah, I know. I guess its just difficult to understand not wanting to jump into everything. I remember how exciting a foley was, let alone a code and she just has no desire to jump in. I"m just not sure if she has that drive/personality to be an ICU nurse, let alone a nurse in general. Thank you all for your helpful comments!
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    Difficult orientee

    Hi everyone. I am a critical care nurse. I love my job and everything that comes with it from my fellow staff members to the puzzles of patients. I was given an orientee who will be transferring to the ICU after 8 months on the floor floating between med surg and tele. DUring her two weeks with me, I noticed some red flags. She has a lack of interest in new things ( a code was called and when I told her to jump in she responded with "do i have to?") She has a very blase' about the ICU. Because it was her first two weeks in ICU, the two of us had fairly simple patients, liver failure and respiratory distress/ pneumonia. This was perfect for her to time manage two patients with a lot of charting. She was drowning, even with constant reminders and prodding (and I do realize time management does take time) But most concerning was her lack of basic learning skills. Inability to read basic ekg, what labs pertain to what, what some medications are for, placing a pt on NC at 15L, skin checks, etc. I am concerned enough to give me supervisor a little heads up but i'm unsure how to write an email regarding this type of situation without coming off like a bully. Can anyone give any advise how to word these concerns in a professional manner? thanks in advance for your help! Jen
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    Survey for Oncology nurses and coping mechanisms used

    Unfortunately rplf, there are no free uses of the jalowiec coping scale. Rights to thencpping scale must be purchased fr it's creator, Anne jalowiec. Hope this helps
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    How do oncology nurses cope?

    Hi everyone, I'm trying to collect data regarding the coping mechanisms of oncology nurses for my Master thesis. I would appreciate any feedback from oncology nurses who work with adult patients (inpatient, outpatient, or on a mixed unit) I've attached the link below. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/R7J5Z5D Thank you so much
  9. You are being asked to participate in a research study being conducted by Jennifer Van Kempen, a graduate student at DePaul University as a requirement to obtain her Master's degree. This research is being supervised by her faculty advisor, Matthew Sorenson. We are asking you to participate because we are trying to learn more about the use and perceived efficacy of coping strategies among oncology nurses working with an adult population. This study will take about 10-15 minutes of your time. If you agree to be in this study, you will be asked to fill out a survey. The survey will include questions about the degree of use and the perceived effectiveness of 60 cognitive and behavioral coping strategies. You can choose not to participate. There will be no negative consequences if you decide not to participate or change your mind later. There are no negative risks associated with this survey. If you have questions about this study, please contact Jennifer Van Kempen at (708) 278-7878 or jenvankempen@gmail.com, or Matthew Sorenson, (773) 325-1887. If you have questions about your rights as a research subject, you may contact Susan Loess-Perez, DePaul University's Director of Research Protections at 312-362-7593 or by email at sloesspe@depaul.edu. Below is link directly to the survey on www.surveymonkey.com Please click and follow the link below https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/R7J5Z5D
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    Master Thesis Project!

    Hi Fellow Nurses! I am currently working on my Master's thesis and have posted a link to my survey regarding coping mechanisms and perceived efficacy under the Research forum. It would be greatly appreciated if nurses who work predominantly with adults on inpatient units would please take my survey. Thank you in advance Jen
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    Survey for Oncology Nurses

    You are being asked to participate in a research study being conducted by Jennifer Van Kempen, a graduate student at DePaul University as a requirement to obtain her Master's degree. This research is being supervised by her faculty advisor, Matthew Sorenson. We are asking you to participate because we are trying to learn more about the use and perceived efficacy of coping strategies among oncology nurses working with an adult population. This study will take about 10-15 minutes of your time. If you agree to be in this study, you will be asked to fill out a survey. The survey will include questions about the degree of use and the perceived effectiveness of 60 cognitive and behavioral coping strategies. You can choose not to participate. There will be no negative consequences if you decide not to participate or change your mind later. There are no negative risks associated with this survey. If you have questions about this study, please contact Jennifer Van Kempen at (708) 278-7878 or jenvankempen@gmail.com, or Matthew Sorenson, (773) 325-1887. If you have questions about your rights as a research subject, you may contact Susan Loess-Perez, DePaul University's Director of Research Protections at 312-362-7593 or by email at sloesspe@depaul.edu. Below is link directly to the survey on www.surveymonkey.com https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/R988CGX
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