SusanJean

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  1. Retractable syringe - use of

    Good point, Chip. This was not brought up as an issue w/ the syringe, just the fact that it was suppose to increase safety. My concern was that they did not consistently work as they should - and to me that increases the risk of a stick. Appreciate y...
  2. Retractable syringe - use of

    Pipsqueak, Thanks for your reply...I will ck out the link. Seems to me that if they do not retract consistently (when they are suppose to) that removing them from the site, then retracting would be the better way to use it. Sorry to hear about your c...
  3. Retractable syringe - use of

    Is the retraction suppose to take place after the injection and the needle is removed from the pt? Or, do you retract the needle while still in the pt after the medication is delivered? My first exposure to this type of syringe was rather frustrating...
  4. Drug addicted teen? Not my kid!

    Have to agree this may be a possiblilty. Call the surgeon so your son can be evaluated. Hope he is feeling better soon. :balloons: SJ
  5. Low BP

    While it is unusual, it is possible. My bp tends to run on the low side and I have had readings similar to what you stated in your post - and I know this is not the norm, tho. SJ
  6. Human musculature vs. the Cat

    Agree w/ above posters - let us know what you find out. And I would hit up a vet board - not that they are that familiar w/ a human body... I know the clavicle is free standing or floating - has to do w/ jumping from hts. End of my knowledge this am.
  7. "VIP"s in labor

    My good friend was in similar situation for her last delivery - dh is cardiothoracic surgeon. She registered under her maiden name so no one in his large practice would even know she was admitted. This was family time, baby time... . Only immediate ...
  8. picket line

    I would not let this interfere w/ my education. Interesting that your instructor gave you the option...
  9. at school and need answer for question

    You have 2 questions here. 1. Medication may irritate the stomach if empty. Certain meds can alter the pH of the stomach. 2. Depends on the medication. Some will need an empty stomach , others need to bind w/ food to absorb. There should be a sectio...
  10. at school and need answer for question

    You have 2 questions here. 1. Medication may irritate the stomach if empty. Certain meds can alter the pH of the stomach. 2. Depends on the medication. Some will need an empty stomach , others need to bind w/ food to absorb. There should be a sectio...
  11. pelvic congestion syndrome & migraines

    I have not heard of this correlation, nor was I able to find any literature on it. As a long time sufferer of migraines, I have heard more antedotes as to what causes them and what should relieve them... Mostly from people who have never had one. F...
  12. We are being taught that touch is a hugh part of head-to-toe assessment - but it is done in a way to maintain pt. privacy, and we are being taught how to make the patient feel comfortable as we do this process. Our prof asks for volunteers for any de...
  13. new nurses- intro

    Welcome to the site!Any luck w/ job hunting?
  14. What Nursing Organizations are you in?

    At my school it is mandatory for students to join and become involved w/ the student nurses' assoc. No problem w/ that since I think we can learn about "corp. politics" in this arena. Also think professionals should be involved w/ their own organizat...
  15. How do you deal with a Professor...

    I've had profs like this before - if I have to be in class, I take notes, even if I know the material, just to stay awake. Fortunately, I have not had one like this in nursing school.If they are tenured, there is probably little you can do about it. ...