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babynurselsa has 12 years experience as a RN and specializes in ER, NICU, NSY and some other stuff.

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  1. That would work on a person not addicted to drugs....Won't make a bit of difference except in your own head. What they actually heard was that they have cancer and now when they come in they need more and better drugs.
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    Cyclic vomiters (drive me up the wall)

    Most of our cyclic vomiters are related to marijuana use. There are actually some good articles out there that you can find to read about it.
  3. We used to be able to do dip urines and hcg in the ER way before CLIA regs. Not anymore. If your lab is taking 4 hours to get labs back I would be writing a vriance each and every time. That is not stat and can be way dangerous. There should be n...
  4. If you check your drug references it is contraindicated in pregnancy. We do ucg first. Toradol is also contraindicated in early pregnancy. FDA pregnancy category C. This medication may be harmful to an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregna...
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    Best ER Nurse quotes

    I don't remember working with an Eric.....
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    Help..fellow RN breaking into co-workers E mail

    Call the corporate compliance hotline. This takes it out of your managers hands.
  7. I think the Walmart greeter should be required to get it.
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    pyxis dilemma

    You can also be sure that pharmacy hasa system in place to see how much medication that this nurse is taking out. If all of your facts are true you will actually place your own license in danger by not reporting. anonymous isn't going to work later,...
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    Where Do People Dream This Stuff Up?

    No one smokes more than a half a pack a day.......... No, 99.5 is a high fever for me because mine normally runs low......... I am havinga seizure.....right now in fact......... ooohhhh these contractions hurt soo ba......OOOOWWWWW that IV hurts.....
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    got shouted at yesterday night

    oh i would have had "a little chat with him," it would have had nothing whatsoever to do with a breakdown of my patient load. i would have informed hime that i understand that you are unwell but at no time is it appropriate to speak to me in such a...
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    blood in stool but...?

    If your pt had been drinking artificially colored red drinks like Hawiian punch or Hi-C they can have what appears to be frank bright red stools that are NOT blood. It is the dys from the drink.
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    Bullying in the workplace

    My facility has a very concisely written policy written on its non-tolerance of lateral violence. It also covers that subtle stuff such as body language, facial expression, etc. Fortunately my department is a great group and I see very little of th...
  13. You may be referring to a tilt test. This is when you take a patients pule and bp in a lying position, then in a sitting position andd then in a standing position. An increase in 15 or more indicates that the patient is probably dehydrated and nee...
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    MO student seeking employment in Tulsa after graduation

    St John is a good employer, not the highest paying, but a good employer. Some of the higher paying places are not so great places to work. I doubt that you will find another hospital willing to pay off your debt to St John so I would be sure that it...
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    Trauma Naked?

    I am going to go out on a limb and assume it must have been a signifigant MVC to have the trauma team activated We do not work all MVC pts as a trauma. I will say the same thing about an immediate u/s. We will always cut the clothing off a suspected...