Esme12 ASN, BSN, RN

Critical Care, ED, Cath lab, CTPAC,Trauma
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Esme12 has 42 years experience as a ASN, BSN, RN and specializes in Critical Care, ED, Cath lab, CTPAC,Trauma.

35 years experience, my specialty is critical care/ED/Trauma Flight and being Mom to 2 teenage children and one spoiled weimaraner

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    Witchcraft Resurgence

    It is a regional and family thing to use Mama and Daddy. I was raised in the midwest and we use Daddy as well
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    Witchcraft Resurgence

    HelpfulNatureHopeful.....I am not so sure how to respond. Let me see if I can sort it out. The title of the thread is "Witchcraft Resurgence" and after many replies you admit that you didnt "KNOW" people believed in ,that stuff any more. As you enter...
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    Strike nursing

    You are welcome.
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    Strike nursing

    We are veering off topic a bit and I know the feeling of wanting more of the "guts" so to speak of medicine and so does my daughter who (mom pride moment) graduated last year RN BSN Magna cum laude. Back to unions..... A forty year career in nursing ...
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    Strike nursing

    I am guessing that the US Armed Services are helping in the cost of your education. I agree that other fields don't offer shift scheduling and good pay which does make nursing a flexible asset when going to school. The state you live in helps you ma...
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    Strike nursing

    Of course not...however once administration spends the money on agencies they become less likely to negotiate. That is until the agency become cost prohibitive. A suggestion...read up on union history, why and how they began, and why they were neces...
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    Strike nursing

    As an administrator I have survived a few strikes. The patients are cared for by non union licensed personal and agency personal that were contracted under full disclosure that they were staffing for a strike situation. The agency nurses are well ...
  8. I have to do a care plan based on a psychosocial nursing diagnosis for a 75 year-old man with Alzheimer's. I have no idea where to start. He is unable to verbally communicate and is combative at times. He is also a retired colonel and at one time was...
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    Help with ABG

    Welcome to AN! The largest online nursing community! THis may help you figure it out. ROME: Respiratory= Opposite: - pH is high, PCO2 is down (Alkalosis). - pH is low, PCO2 is up (Acidosis). Metabolic= Equal: - pH is high, HCO3 is high (Alkalosis). -...
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    Failing clinical

    I think this is excellent advice. Turn in assignments on time...especially care plans. Care plans are the recipe on how you are going to care for your patient. Explain whatever the difficulties were and how you're going to improve.I you happen to ...
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    Asap!! Sim lab questions

    Hi! Welcome to AN! The largest online nursing community! We as all students to tell us what they think first so we can best help you find the answers. It's usually best to remember what is going to hurt the patient the fastest.
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    Tachycardia and Hypotension in Asthma

    Welcome to AN! The largest online nursing community! Double helix was very kind to be so helpful...we ask that nursing students tell us what they think first so we can help you fully understand to find the solution yourself.
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    RN nursing careplan

    Hi! Welcome to AN! THe largest internet nursing community! I would choose the one I could learn the most from. The CHF.
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    Patient Diagnosis help

    It is...I Think there is a percentage that want the care plan written for them. Here at AN we don't give answers...we help the student who actively participates. The goal of AN is to help students become the best nurse they can be. We don't give a...
  15. Amen! I have never felt anything as painful...I was shocked! I apologize to any patient that I thought was exaggerating!