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  1. SusanJean

    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 your input. SJ
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    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 coworkers. Just curious, did someone report to the manufacturer what happened? SJ
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    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 - after I depressed the plunger and delivered the medication, further depression was suppose to retract the needle. Even after the "click" the needle was still not retracted...and this occured more times than not. (I was volunteering at a flu clinic and the RN supervising us required this method. My preference would have been to remove the needle and then retract the syringe.) In advance, Thanks! SJ
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    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
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    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
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    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.
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    "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 family and the soon-to-be Godmother were allowed to visit. Only time I have held a baby under 24 hours old... SJ
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    picket line

    I would not let this interfere w/ my education. Interesting that your instructor gave you the option...
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    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 section on this in your pharmacology book, probably toward the front, on pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics. SJ
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    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 section on this in your pharmacology book, probably toward the front, on pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics. SJ
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    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. Finding what triggers my migraines and trying to avoid them is one step that has worked for me. This type of headache is very individualized, so what triggers one may not another. SJ
  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 demonstration, then permission prior to touching. We are then broken into groups of three to practice, in private exam rooms. Some groups are mixed gender. Anyone has the right to refuse any part of an exam (as the patient.) Confidentiality is to be maintained, even on peer exams. Your prof, however, sounds as tho he is far outside any professional boundaries - do you have an advisor you can talk with?? I would report this guy to someone - you are suppose to be learning professionalism, and you are not getting it here. Maybe some "coaching and counseling" for this guy is needed. Is he a new teacher?
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    new nurses- intro

    Welcome to the site!Any luck w/ job hunting?
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    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 organizations. Nurses have a very low rate of participation...
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    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. If there is an end of semester survey, put your suggestions there...not that it would do any good at this point...
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    Looking to relocate to wisconsin

    While I cannot address the pay in Madison, I do know that it is a wonderfully diverse city w/ lots to offer. Taxes are high in WI, but you get what you pay for - good schools, great parks, etc. I would move back to WI in a nanosecond if I could get my family to go with me. SJ