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  1. Zoloft for children?

    Nursetobhopefully, sounds like you are living in my house. My daughter is 11 with similar problems, except for the grades. You did not indicate at what age her symptoms reared their head. Also, is anyone else in the family experiencing similar...
  2. new pic

    They're not getting anywhere fast, must be another mode of transportation!
  3. For me, sleep while the kids are in school. I use earplugs, blinds and curtains on the window, a ceiling fan, voice mail with the phone turned off but the cell phone on so the school can call with any emergencies (I don't give my cell phone out exce...
  4. Treatment for ADHD or ADD

    It sounds to me like the teacher is the one with the problem. One of the diagnostic criteria is that the symptoms appear in more than one environment (ie home, school, grandparents), thus the need for questionnairres by multiple people involved in t...
  5. What was your 1st Nursing related job?

    While in school, I worked night shift in the admitting department for one year - was already employed by the hospital and made it nice to only have to request a transfer into nursing versus the three month wait to be hired (no, it's not that long tod...
  6. How is code blue announced at your facility?

    We have a tone that is audible to diffentiate the overhead page, for any type of code - disaster, fire, bomb, tornado, dr. stat, missing infant/ child. We use code blue for adult, green for peds, and pink for neonate. Also, we have a code purple fo...
  7. Funny Names for Nurses

    OK, here's mine, We've had a patient named Harry Dick (no joke) Used to have a Dr. Dakters Used to have a Dr. Gaddipatti (overhead operators made it sound like gotta potty) And the finale, my last name is Kushen (sounds like cushion) and we once had ...
  8. pain scales????where can i purchase??

    Our hospital too uses these scales. We recently did a large inservicing of the hospital regarding pain management as it is something JCAHO is really looking into. Anyway, our hospital has many of these in different forms, and I usually see drug nam...
  9. "Send my girl down here now"...(Please.....)

    OK, I fully agree with the emotions and anger you experienced. However, the question that comes to mind is this: Is this man always like this or just today, maybe there was an ulterior motive to getting the nurse to the bedside before you rightfull...
  10. a nurse's poem-I'm Sorry In Advance

    Ditto to everyone's response. Bravo, Linda!
  11. Charge Nurse-ing

    How about charge, precepting 2 new nurses, and having my own patient load! All for the bargain price of...you got it, nothing extra! Our unit calls charge "shift coordinator" for which I lovingly call it sh*t coordinator. Being in charge is not so...
  12. Good nursing tricks

    Same in Ohio, only MDs and CRNAs use topical and SC agents to numb prior to initiating IV therapy. If the patient is a tough stick and "ouchy" to the max, get an order for anesthesia to start the line for patient satisfaction. Once you've developed...
  13. What Freaks You Out?

    I can take the usual, vomit, mucos, sputum, urine, feces - OK, but here's a few that got me. We had a patient that arrested and had seizures secondary to hypoxia. The neurologist started IV Dilantin. Withing 2 days, this obese African American fe...
  14. Malpractice Insurance

    Interesting topic to me. I have carried personal malpractice insurance since the day I became licensed. Today, we live in a very litigenous society, and it seems the wise thing to do. When someone feels they have been wronged by something you have ...
  15. New grad seeking work in critical care!!

    I carbon copied this response from another posting - thought it might help. Don't really know if this is how others did it, but I fell into a CCU position as a new grad out of an ADN program years ago. The hospital I work at routinely hires new gra...