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    Wasting meds AFTER admin?

    I usually waste when I pull from the pyxis but here's one reason some nurses may not (and this story is not the first time or pt this has happened with): Pt was getting 0.5mg Dilaudid, which was 0.25mL. I would draw it up in the med room so I could waste right away, then take the syringe to the pt's room and administer it. 2 days into taking care of this pt, she said, "you know, I never feel it/get good pain control when you administer it, but when my night nurses do, its incredibly strong and helpful." I went over that I dilute it in NS, maybe I was pushing it slower, etc but then I told her i'd bring the unopened vial in next time and measure the dose in front of her. I did, and the pt said the same thing about not feeling it, etc even though we both saw that the correct dose was being given. The pt was having a legitimate lot of pain, so I think the night shift nurses were giving her a "nurse's dose", possibly up to the full 2mg. This is wrong on so many levels (call the doc so the pt can have consistent pain control since 0.5 isn't working!), so now i'm more inclined to bring the unopened vials to the pt's room and draw it up in front of them.
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    Baylor 2017 Internships

    not yet! have you?
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    Baylor 2017 Internships

    $5 nights $6 weekends (or maybe the other way around) $3 evenings which i think is 7p-11p
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    High Acceptance Accelerated Nursing Schools?

    A lot of schools require a B or better in the sciences.
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    Year old Ativan script, drug testing

    I think you could get away with taking the oxy because you're taking it prn for the reason it was prescribed and it is not expired. I think you're outta luck with the Ativan if it's expired.
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    My first night shift... help!

    I never could stay up all night if I wasn't working so the day before my night shift I go to bed around midnight and get up at 5a, then I go to bed around noon and get up for my shift at 5p...so it's like 2 5 hour naps and it actually works really well for me!
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    Baylor Winter 2016 Residency

    I believe it is $3 evening $5 night $6 weekend.
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    Horrible night

    Education seems to be what usually saves me but I know you've already tried that. Even if I know they can't have anything more, I still usually page the dr and ask. That way, they think I'm doing something and seem appreciative even if I tell them the dr said no and sometimes the dr will come up with something that I hadn't even thought of. Now granted we have a pa there until 5am so it isn't like I'm waking anyone up but still worth a shot if your hospital is set up like that!
  9. What does UC stand for....
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    Job advice for new grad RN

    I would bet the other hospital has "expectations" as well. No one wants to pay to train a new grad for them to leave soon after. My hospital didn't make new grads sign a contract but they still expect you to stick around for a few years.
  11. I think you still start as an RN I and move into RN II after 1.5-2 yrs
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    How does it feel to have a Foley insertion?

    Burns!! Both coming in and going out. And the first time you urinate once it's out [emoji15]
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    Working 12s and having a dog/puppy

    Can you deadbolt your door and just give her the garage door opener?
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    Bar tending during nursing school?

    Absolutely depends on where you go. A lot of my coworkers got jobs bar tending weddings and other events. It depends on your schedule as well. Bars may be more flexible (and some are only open thurs-sat nights).
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    *Switching IV bags* Please help

    No, it will already be half full from the previous bag. Unless the previous bag ran dry, in which case you'd have to reprime because there would probably be air in the line.
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    Priority questions on nclex

    Sodium
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