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Doey BSN, RN

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  1. Barretts Syndrome(sp)?

    Hi Jennifer, Here are some websites that I hope you find helpful. http://www.niddk.nih.gov/health/digest/summary/barretts/barretts.htm http://www.barrettsinfo.com/ http://pathology2.jhu.edu/beweb/index.cfm http://www.fhcrc.org/phs/barretts/
  2. hiccups

    What I found that works and doesn't require any special equipment but your hands and can be done anywhere, is to apply pressure to both eyes at the same time. I usually do this for about 20 maybe 30 secs. Sometimes not even that long. I do occassiona...
  3. Pot Smoking and Nursing

    Wildhoney, check your BON. In my state a RN is required to report anyone who may be, by their behavior etc. practicing under the influence of alcohol or drugs. My facility also has a "fit for duty" policy that describes some of the behavior that must...
  4. Carotid Endarterectomies

    I work on a cardiac telemetry unit and CEA's do come to us straight from PACU. q1-2hr VS & neuro checks w/parameters for starting neo/nipride if needed. They do very well and are usually d/c the next day.
  5. We still use paper MAR's. Computerized ones coming soon though. We transcribe these orders just as NurseDennie said. The po in one box and the IV in the one below it with an OR written between them in red and brackets connecting the two also in red. ...
  6. Hi Rileycat, First of all, congratulations!! I went through something like 6 cycles of intrauterine insemination and 5 cycles of IVF. I was prescribed progesterone in one form or another (supps then injections) for each. Unfortunately I was not succe...
  7. Need answers about cardiac....

    Mickeymom, That sounds awful!! Obviously this is not just a rare thing for you and definitely effects your day to day life. (what da ya mean, you can't stop running on your unit for a few minutes to pass out and puke!! LOL Just kidding) I hope you ge...
  8. Need answers about cardiac....

    Sorry Mickeymom, I must've been writing as you were posting. But is your MR caused by MVP? Did you ever have rheumatic fever? Any collagen disorders? These can all cause MR.
  9. Need answers about cardiac....

    That's what I was thinking too, MVPS. I've had a couple of patients with the symptoms you've mentioned. Apparently the syndrome consists of MVP,NCS,headaches,fatigue,chest pain,palpitations,SVT,PVCs. Some physicians will say that none of the symptoms...
  10. recurring dream

    zumalong, I have had the same type of dream only in my dream I'm usually at work and have to pee really bad. I keep finding bathrooms that are in the middle of the unit so everyone can see or that have no doors on them and my coworkers are wandering ...
  11. pregnancy don'ts

    Where I work we don't have anyone who's pregnant care for pts with shingles even if they have had chicken pox themselves.
  12. body removal...

    "we drag them down the hall yelling....let this be a lesson to you... " thisnurse, I just read your post in another thread (your incontinent pts), and was cracking up then read this and really lost it. Almost peed my pants! We use the "morgue stretch...
  13. please help me with ABG's

    When I first started learning about ABGs I would get confused too. For me it was a matter of repeatedly going over information. Dealing with actual patients helps to bring it all together too. I would jot down a pts ABGs and any other pertinent info ...
  14. Noting orders

    Where I work the secretaries take off the orders, putting labs etc into the computer, calling MD's offices for referrals/consults and any notifying any other departments as needed. They write in the meds on the MAR (computerized ones coming soon), an...
  15. Love the CLAVE. Haven't heard about the spikes before though. Sounds good. Think I'll mention it.