LoriAlabamaRN

LoriAlabamaRN

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  1. What does psychiatric nursing entail?

    As an RN on a child psych unit, I have to agree with the manipulation bit- don't ever take a patient's word for it! And keep a close eye on your pens, notebooks, paper clips, even staples. I have had patients who swallow pens, cut themselves with sta...
  2. Metal Detectors/Wanding/Frisking

    At my inpatient child psych facility, we search all patients upon admission and after any outing, they have to go to the searchroom with an MHT, remove their clothes and put on a hosiptal gown, their clothes are searched and wanded as are their bodie...
  3. Stupid medication question

    It is Advair, and you pull the little lever down (sorta works like those old viewfinder levers) and have the patient put their lips around the mouthpiece and inhale the measured dose of powder that the lever releases. Hope this helps!
  4. RN job in jeopardy please help

    What a relief! I am so glad that you were vindicated in this manner. Be careful about the rumors that have no doubt begun swirling around, it may take a while for them to die down. I would insist that my supervisor notify my coworkers of the discover...
  5. RN job in jeopardy please help

    I am so sorry to hear what you are going through! About two years ago, we had a situation where thirteen Percs went missing, turns out (after an exhaustive search) that they were accidentally thrown in the trash, the nurse in question actually pawed ...
  6. How bad is this clinical screw up??

    Are you sure that you had checked his IV site that morning? Or oculd you have forgotten to check his, perhaps confused it with another patient's site? The reason I am asking is because it would be pretty hard to check an IV site for patency and not n...
  7. Being the minority/awkward moments

    Well, tonight the four of us women started discussing cramps and our remedies (sort of forgetting our guy tech hanging out nearby) until he piped up "Well, MY remedy for menstrual cramps is to chew squash!" We all burst out laughing, but also got rem...
  8. Made a mistake last night.

    As an RN who worked as a tech on an ortho floor during nursing school, I did the same thing. Felt horrible, got a huge guilt trip from all the nurses who clucked about what a horrible nurse I was gonna be if I couldn't even get THIS right. Never mind...
  9. When patients lie about rides.....

    um... I actually did this once. :chair: Before everyone gets mad at me, let me explain. I was working at the hospital as a CNA while in nursing school, and injured my back near the end of my shift when a large patient passed out while I was walkin...
  10. I feel rotton

    I truly feel your pain. A month ago, I was fired from a job that I thought at the time was my dream job. Check for my other posts and read the thread... I turned to this board fr support just as you are now, and they helped me more than I can describ...
  11. What have other nurses done that have freaked you out?

    At the first job I took after nursing school, I was an RN on the 11-7 shift at a physical rehab facility. One of the 3-11 RNs was OCD (literally, in fact she would cite her OCD as a "disability" and use the ADA to justify the special treatment she de...
  12. Oh Crap, we have a test today...can I borrow a scantron?

    At my school we had to buy our own Scantrons. They were only a quarter at the bookstore, but if you came to class without one you had to buy one from the teacher for FIVE BUCKS. I always thought something was weird about that. I mean, why not provide...
  13. *koff* *gasp*

    Yup... anything crunchy... even a packet of dehydrated just-add-water vegetarian chili mix straight out of the packet... um... not that I would know anything about this either...
  14. *koff* *gasp*

    Years ago when I worked in surgery, we had four second-floor OR suites that were not used during the weekend (they were used for plastic surgeries and eye surgeries during the week) and the rest of the suites were on the first floor. One Monday when ...
  15. From feeling on top - to feeling like crud

    Don't worry about it at all. Perhaps it was her twisted way of trying to tell you not to stress out if you can't maintain an A in that course, or not to focus on grades as much as you do on understanding the material... or perhaps she's just mean!