EllenRichter: Wow, great timing!! I JUST got home from the hospital in time to make a 4-cup pot of
coffee & sit down for #RNchat :)
EllenRichter: Tried to convince some of my colleagues @ work to join us at #RNchat tonite but no one
is interested in making a Twitter account! **Sigh**
rnchat: Technical note for #RNchat - TweetChat is usually good, but it seems fritzy now.
Consider http://TweetGrid.com or a Search Grp on tweetdecK.
philbaumann: Alrighty, I'll be moderating #RNchat in a couple minutes at 9p. Pop on over if you care.
ocdgirl2000: @EllenRichter #rnchat why R so many nurses weird about twitter?
EllenRichter: @ocdgirl2000 I'm not sure why so many nurses are weird on Twitter! Their loss! I
advocate it all the time! #RNchat
rnchat: Why hello everyone - I missed you all. HUGE applause to @EllenRichter for her hosting!!!
Glad 2b back. Welcome to Friday Night #RNchat.
nursingpins: Hi Ellen - welcome back Phil - hey all #rnchat
EllenRichter: @philbaumann Thanks for the mention! And...OMG I loved filling in. Our Twitter nurses &
health care folks totally rock :) #RNchat
EdBennett: Hello everyone - I'm not a nurse, so I'll be lurking tonight #rnchat
rnchat: @EllenRichter Indeed our Tweet Nurses do rock! :) #RNchat
EllenRichter: @nursingpins Howdy! :) #RNchat
rnchat: @EdBennett We welcome all sorts of participation - even lurking. Very glad to have you
listen. :) #RNchat
nursingpins: an honor th have ya Ed #rnchat
rnchat: @nursingpins Hello! #RNchat
EllenRichter: Hi folks. Hi @EdBennett glad to have you! Just saw your @ message to me & I'm doing
fine, thanks! :) #RNchat
nursingpins: Hey - good to see ya back #rnchat
ocdgirl2000: #rnchat T1 I'm going to copy and paste the T1
nursingpins: Hey @ocdgirl2000 ---good to see ya #rnchat
rnchat: T1 Tape: We'll start light. So, tell us: how do you use tape? Are you honoring the
stereotype? :) #RNchat
bhawkesRN: Hi all Beth from CA here. Good evening! #rnchat
ocdgirl2000: #rnchat T1 paper tape or fabric?
EllenRichter: T1 OK I have no clue what tape means? Is that an acronym for something? #RNchat
EllenRichter: @bhawkesRN Hey there Beth! :) #RNchat
bhawkesRN: tape? #rnchat
bhawkesRN: :) Hi Ellen #rnchat
seejanenurse: Hello. Will try to follow, tweetchat not working on my PC (?) #RNchat
EllenRichter: T1 Gee, thanks Beth. I was beginning to think it was just me! LOL~ :) #RNchat
asthehospturRNs: Hi all...Lisa from MI (wishes she could get to CA). Nice to see you all #rnchat
nursingpins: T1 I use it to post notes to staff -#rnchat
EllenRichter: @seejanenurse try http://www.tweetgrid.com #RNchat
rnchat: @ocdgirl2000 Either. #RNchat
ocdgirl2000: #rnchat T1 OMG! I feel so old! tape was like everything to us! before there were fancy
bhawkesRN: Hi Lisa :) #rnchat
nursingpins: Hi Beth & Ellen #rnchat
bhawkesRN: Hi Vernon #rnchat
EllenRichter: Welcome Lisa! :) #RNchat
marcobucci: Won't be able to attend #rnchat this evening. Schedule is tight today.
nursingpins: Hi Lias #rnchat
seejanenurse: I'm searching for #rnchat live on TweetGrid Search - http://tweetgrid.com/search?
eggy1024: @rnchat t1 #rnchat what's the stereotype?
rnchat: @marcobucci OK, that's fine. Hope to see next time! #RNchat
ocdgirl2000: #rnchat T1 I still used the fabric to secure gauze wrap or ace wraps on an extemity. no
bhawkesRN: T1 well... yes, tape is essential (lol, takes a stab at topic) #rnchat
rnchat: @ocdgirl2000 T1 What's the most rad thing you did with tape? #RNchat
nursingpins: We need more than 1hr for the chats :) #rnchat
ocdgirl2000: #rnchat T1 extremity bad typos
EllenRichter: T1 Tape can be a bad thing. Today 1 of my patients had huge skin tears from tape
needed major treatment with skin products #RNchat
seejanenurse: thanks Ellen! Much better! #rnchat
rnchat: @seejanenurse Tweetchat's a little frail tonight. Ellen's suggestion to use TweetGrid is
good. Also Twazzup. Or TweetDeck. #RNchat
nursingpins: T1 We used to restrain pts with tape in the old days #rnchat
EllenRichter: T1 We have all (don't tell me you haven't) used tape to hold someone's abdomen up
while pulling femoral lines! #RNchat
shoffsenfuego: #rnchat personally I prefer paper tape, but must not be left on for more than 8 days, Lol
or when u take it off it comes off with skin!
ocdgirl2000: #rnchat T1 that's why I always used stretch gauze for everything. wrap. tape the wrap
shoffsenfuego: #rnchat then there's opsite that will definetly take skin off
seejanenurse: I used surgical tape to label plastic bins at home. #rnchat
nursingpins: Yes Ellen - skin tears are STILL a problem with tape #rnchat
shoffsenfuego: #rnchat do they even call it opsite anymore?
bhawkesRN: I have used tape to hem a skirt. And pants, too. #rnchat
ocdgirl2000: @shoffsenfuego #rnchat T1 ah! look who's here! welcome! friend of mine!
EllenRichter: T1 @shoffsenfuego I used Opsite this afternoon...so yes, its still out there! It has good
uses too #RNchat
rnchat: We'll move along to the next topic in a moment. #RNchat
nursingpins: T1 Tape is a problem on the face after extubation - and people still use benzoin! #rnchat
EllenRichter: T1 LMAO @ bhawkesRN Yes, tape is cheaper, faster & better than a sewing machine! ;)
seejanenurse: What about tape under a clear IV dressing? It is not really sterile? seems germy. #rnchat
rnchat: T3 Education Advancement: How important is building academic credentialing? What
programs seem to provide the most value? #RNchat
eggy1024: @ rnchat you guys twisted my arm. have my adult beverage and a warm blanket. ready
for some #rnchat!
suzishepherd: Love pink tape for premies but we can't justify the cost. #rnchat
philbaumann: @bhawkesRN Nice! #rnchat
ocdgirl2000: #rnchat T1 to T3? what happened to T2
bhawkesRN: T3 Are we talking certifications? #rnchat
rnchat: DOH T3 is really T2 - oh well. Go with it. #RNchat
rnchat: @bhawkesRN I was thinking degree programs. But you can discuss certs too now that
you mention it. #RNchat
InfusionNurse: Noooo...dont RT @seejanenurse: What about tape under a clear IV dressing? It is not
really sterile? seems germy. #rnchat
EllenRichter: T3 Looking @ my colleagues in the hospital ie pharmDs, PT PhDs, Nutritionist PhDs,
most professions R exceeding RNs educationally #RNchat
rnchat: It's Friday, what can I say? o_O #RNchat
nursingpins: T3 Fact is - the hardest worker is advanced with basic education - we need to have more
requirements for many nursing positions. #rnchat
shoffsenfuego: @rnchat #rnchat am I addressing this right?
EllenRichter: T3 ~yeah, what happened to T2!! ;) #RNchat
asthehospturRNs: T3 ADN grad here. Felt more than qualified and prepared to hit the ground running
nursingpins: Did we skip T2, or did I mess it, smiling. #rnchat
ocdgirl2000: #rnchat T1 T3 occlusive dressings of any kind will heal up a cut or blister or sore real
quick! used on my kids & me too!
EllenRichter: T3 I sincerely believe that there are excellent RNs with no 4 yr college degree but I feel it
should be our minimum standard #RNchat
shoffsenfuego: @#rnchat ocdgirl2000 love your background pic
rnchat: @shoffsenfuego That would be a great topic - I can make that one in a future chat.
remind me w/an email: info@RNchat.org #RNChat
bhawkesRN: I'm searching for #rnchat live on TweetGrid Search - http://tweetgrid.com/search?
eggy1024: #rnchat im a BSN RN. torn about going back - just go straight to the DNP option? what
focus? too many options.
InfusionNurse: T3(akaT2)..I think higher degree is impt..credentials too if in a specialty.. #rnchat
nursingpins: T3 as long as you keep running, you will be promoted @asthehospturRNs Good for you,
shoffsenfuego: #rnchat am doing research paper on aerospace nursing, anyone know any websites, etc.,
for info...nasa was no help!
bhawkesRN: T3 agree with @ellenrichter #rnchat
eggy1024: @asthehospturRNs #rnchat love your screen name, btw.
ocdgirl2000: @shoffsenfuego #rnchat T1 LMAO! try using opsite on cuts when you shave your legs
and they are bleeding!LOL!
InfusionNurse: Nope u didn't the adult beverage did..LOL..RT @nursingpins: Did we skip T2, or did I
mess it, smiling. #rnchat
nursingpins: T3 Nurse practs are the future of nursing - anybody who is thinking about it should do it
EllenRichter: Me too! Very clever & funny! >> RT @eggy1024: @asthehospturRNs love your screen
name, btw. #RNchat
eggy1024: RT @bhawkesRN: T3 agree with @ellenrichter #rnchat <<me too
shoffsenfuego: @#rnchat don't need to shave my legs anymore, have hypothyroid, no hair...LOL
InfusionNurse: I agree RT @nursingpins: T3 Nurse practs are the future of nursing - anybody who is
thinking about it should do it now. #rnchat
rnchat: So what should I call the next topic - T2 or T4? :) #RNchat
ocdgirl2000: @rnchat #rnchat T2 is fine!
ocdgirl2000: #rnchat T2 copy paste
cyclingwidow: @EllenRichter Tape is the BEST thing ever after using surgical clippers to get all those
loose lil hairs. :). #RNChat
shoffsenfuego: @ocdgirl #rnchat gotta go...not BR, just out...LOL..talk to you soon, thanks for including
asthehospturRNs: RT @eggy1024: @asthehospturRNs #rnchat love your screen name, btw.<--thanks! :)
rnchat: @ocdgirl2000 That's what I'm thinking. It's more funner. :) #RNchat
EllenRichter: @cyclingwidow LOL YESSS!! Tape, the quicker picker upper! #RNchat
rnchat: OK, T2 is coming up next. Followed by T4. Confused? This might be a first in the history
of Twitter chats. #RNchat :)
nursingpins: T? and these are a hoot @rnchat #rnchat
ocdgirl2000: #rnchat T2 Nurses who work in addictions will always have a place to work now too! get
some certification in opioid addiction treatment!
cyclingwidow: @bhawkesRN T3 I feel the same but worry that the projected shortage will hinder that
rnchat: T2 Celebrity Docs: Any "famous" docs who stand out for their online or offline (traditional)
media presences? Any nurses? #RNchat
ocdgirl2000: #rnchat T2 look at all the Hollywood OD's it's the latest thing 2 hit the market
now.Doctors keep prescribing,keeps us RN's dosing methadone
bhawkesRN: @cyclingwidow Yes, well put And there's the rub #rnchat
nursingpins: T3 there will be much more focus on education in the near future - has been said for a
long time - but is is coming. #rnchat
rnchat: @cyclingwidow @bhawkesRN The proverbial catch-22 indeed. #RNchat
bhawkesRN: T2...Dr Oz, Dr Rosenthal,..Dr Gupta.....Dr Seuss... #rnchat
ocdgirl2000: @shoffsenfuego #rnchat T2 laterz!
timss: @PhilBaumann: S'up Phil! #RNchat
ocdgirl2000: #rnchat T2 who was Michael Jackson's doctor?
philbaumann: @timss Dude, what's up? Feel free to jump in on :) #RNchat
rnchat: T2 - I should have clarified - by cleb docs, I'm referring to docs on TV, blogs, etc (not the
docs of celebs). #RNchat
heathersebi98: @nursingpins T3 what if nursing programs focused on the community and offered
clinicals/classes on weekends? #RNchat
timss: @PhilBaumann having a beer and trying out Seesmic on the Droid. #RNchat
EllenRichter: T2 I love all the docs & RNs who publish 4 nytimes.com Poignant pieces that pitch to the
general public rather than hc professionals #RNchat
ocdgirl2000: #rnchat T2 I only care about DOCTOR WHO!!! (CRYING!!) where's David Tennant!!??
cyclingwidow: Sorry all, trying to keep up from my blackberry. Jumped in and no intro...Kim IT RN in
rnchat: @cyclingwidow Welcome! We still have one more topic coming up in a bit. #RNchat
ocdgirl2000: #rnchat T2 DR Katz that was a funny series on comedy central. I still have the video.
EllenRichter: T2 Gee why can't I think of an online famous nurse who has been a web-based force?
@PhilBaumann, I think that might be YOU! :) #RNchat
rnchat: OK T37 is coming up in 1 minute #RNchat
cyclingwidow: T3 I think we could fill the demand 4 more nurses (BSNs) if we had more instructors.
How do we get there...another Catch 22 #rnchat #rnchat
nursingpins: @heathersebi98 great idea- will be much focus on comm nur schs will have to (and will)
teach much more than hosp. nur.#rnchat
EllenRichter: @cyclingwidow dont feel bad! I'm on a home computer & also jumped in without an intro!!
ICU nurse & legal nurse consultant from FL #RNchat
philbaumann: @EllenRichter I"m don't have a TV show. Maybe we should start one? #RNchat
ocdgirl2000: #rnchat T2 Nurse Ratchet, right?
rnchat: T4 Internet's Influence: How has the Internet changed Nursing? What hasn't it change?
ocdgirl2000: #rnchat T2 no one wanted to say it.
eggy1024: #rnchat t4 when in the field, so easy to do google searches for med/dz info. pts more
prepared d/t having done their own research too.
EllenRichter: T4 The internet has woven thru every aspect of nursing! We couldnt survive without it!
Not a day goes by @ work without web searches #RNchat
ocdgirl2000: #rnchat T4 more interaction "cross-culturally" by that I mean we talk to RN's who have
different professions, so we are exposed to others!
bhawkesRN: T4 the internet has become indispensable to nursing #rnchat
heathersebi98: @nursingpins I meant #RNchat I just can't type.
EllenRichter: T4 I go online to print teaching tools, to find drug compatibilities, to see standards of care
I am not very familiar with #RNchat
ocdgirl2000: #rnchat T4 now you have the chance to see what it is like to do something else- it's not
such a mystery!
cyclingwidow: T4 not just the internet but the same technology is used for our INTRAnet. All of our
P&P's are available electronically 4 staff #rnchat
eggy1024: #rnchat t4 we wouldnt be able to do this with our nationwide colleagues if we didnt have
the internet so easily accessible.
nursingpins: T4 - nursing is still trying to fig. just what it can do - nurses now look up things at work
when they have a question (Big change) #rnchat
EllenRichter: T4 The internet hasn't changed the need for hands-on compassionate, individualized
care. You cant wipe a tear with a mouse #RNchat
rnchat: RT @Maijann1 #RNchat Do you think nurses and doctors would join in 'Haiti Online
Hospital Network' to assess patient needs - build knowledge
cyclingwidow: T4 So many tools at our fingertips. Cost containment as well. We no longer call
information for a non-local phone number (anywho) #rnchat
ocdgirl2000: #rnchat T4 eliminating those big heavy back breaking books!
nursingpins: T4 - hospitals are crazy for blocking the net for nurses - i've seen it in sev hospitals -
when the new wears off - it is a tool. #rnchat
cyclingwidow: T4 A tremendous amount of our education is web-based #rnchat
EllenRichter: Ditto >> RT @cyclingwidow: T4 The same technology is used for our INTRAnet. Our
P&P's are available electronically 4 staff #RNchat
ocdgirl2000: #rnchat T4 speed!
EllenRichter: T4 I have yet to see a nursing student these days without a PDA packed with nursing &
medical programs #RNchat
cyclingwidow: @EllenRichter You certainly can't! Hopefully technology will allow you greater time at the
bedside instead of chasing paper #rnchat
JennyBizRN: #rnchat not signed into, but I can say as tele RN ppl call the nurse all the time after they
surf the web!
ocdgirl2000: #rnchat T4 networking, even in social applications like this, "linked in", you can post your
cyclingwidow: T4 It also keeps US on our toes because our patients are also harnessing the powerful
tool know as the internet. #rnchat
rnchat: We're up on the hour. Wow! #RNchat We'll wrap up in a few minutes.
EllenRichter: Hi @JennyBizRN ~ You are very much signed into this chat! Youre tweeting, right? :)
EllenRichter: RT @cyclingwidow: T4 It also keeps US on our toes because our patients are also
harnessing the powerful tool know as the internet #RNchat
EllenRichter: @cyclingwidow You made some great points in 140 characters! :) #RNchat
rnchat: RT @cyclingwidow: T4 It also keeps US on our toes because our patients are also
harnessing the powerful tool know as the internet. #rnchat
nursingpins: T4 - I think in 5 yrs - nur will not be anywhere near what it is today - there may be new
prob but a lot of pres ones will be gone #rnchat
EllenRichter: @PhilBaumann @RNchat you really must consider a 90 minute chat! We will pay you
time & a half! :) #RNchat
cyclingwidow: @EllenRichter Thanks, can talk technology but I'm forever a nurse first! #rnchat
EllenRichter: T4 Actually many patients & families search the net for answers but don't know the
authoritative sites. They can get wrong info! #RNchat
InfusionNurse: LOL..RT @EllenRichter: @PhilBaumann @RNchat you really must consider a 90 minute
chat! We will pay you time & a half! :) #rnchat
ocdgirl2000: #rnchat T4 plenty of our satellite friends R still following our conversations here, even
though they aren't RN's, still must be fun 2 read!
rnchat: @EllenRichter I would consider a 90-minute chat. It's definitely do-able. #RNchat Let me
ask the group...
rnchat: QUESTION: How do you all feel about 90-minute chats in the future? #RNchat - Maybe
not every time, but now & again?
eggy1024: @rnchat enjoyable hour, and not just because of my glass of wine. thanks! #rnchat
EllenRichter: @RNchat I think I heard the group shout out "YESSSS" to that 90-minute option! Don't
you hear us? ;) #RNchat
cyclingwidow: RT @EllenRichter: @RNchat I think I heard the group shout out "YESSSS" to that 90-
minute option! Dont you hear us? ;) #rnchat
eggy1024: RT @RNchat: QUESTION: How do you all feel about 90-minute chats in the future?
#RNchat - Maybe not every time, but now & again? <yes yes yes
nursingpins: YESSSS #rnchat
rnchat: OK, then we will work on 90 minute chats! #RNchat
EllenRichter: @eggy1024 Yes, great chat! And that was even with a cup of coffee, not wine! :)
ocdgirl2000: @InfusionNurse #rnchat T4 LMAO!! if the numbers are out of order I won't notice I'm tired
from work anyway!
rnchat: We'll wrap up tonight. Any parting pearls of wisdom? #RNchat
eggy1024: @EllenRichter coffee will be at 5.30a for me - i have to work this weekend. wine to help
me sleep tonight. ;-) #rnchat
nursingpins: Thanks Phil - enjoyed it as usual #rnchat
InfusionNurse: Don't put tape under or over transparent IV dsg...LOL..nite all! RT @rnchat: Well wrap up
tonight. Any parting pearls of wisdom? #rnchat
InfusionNurse: Great chatting with y'all..thanks @philbaumann for moderating..have a great weekend!
EllenRichter: @RNchat Great chat tonight! I'm so glad I was able to get home from the hospital in time
for this! :) #RNchat
ocdgirl2000: #rnchat T4 pearls of wisdom are just pearls of wisdom.
InfusionNurse: @ocdgirl2000 ..hope u can get some rest this weekend!! #rnchat
rnchat: @EllenRichter @nursingpins @infusionnurse Same here! Glad you all made it! #RNchat
nursingpins: parting pearl - if you turn dopamine off - take the tubbing down before somebody comes
in and hangs another drug (hap Thru) #rnchat
ocdgirl2000: #rnchat T4 we should talk about "green" topics and recycling in nursing! somewhere in
rnchat: OK Everybody: THANK YOU for making it a great night. I'll post transcripts & announced
next chat soon! #RNchat
EllenRichter: @nursingpins Oh my! Thats one reason I'm so glad we dont use Nitroprusside anymore.
That stuff was white-knuckling in a bolus! #RNchat
rnchat: @ocdgirl2000 Good one!!! Yes, we aught to! Duly noted. #RNchat
ocdgirl2000: @RNCHAT THANK YOU! #RNCHAT byeeee it was great!
EllenRichter: @ocdgirl2000 Wow, we were just talking about "green" nursing in my unit today! How
findkarag: @bhawkesRN what is #rnchat ???
eggy1024: #rnchat one final pearl - i am forever grateful to the RN who taught me this when i was a
SN - DOUBLE GLOVE for suppositories! :-P
EllenRichter: @findkarag Hi there! #RNchat is just that! Nurses meet at a designated time on Twitter to
discuss topics of interest!
ocdgirl2000: @EllenRichter #rnchat coincidental? forget that! I'm psychic!!
ocdgirl2000: RT @eggy1024: #rnchat one final pearl - i am forever grateful to the RN who taught me
this when i was a SN - DOUBLE GLOVE for suppositor ...
EllenRichter: @findkarag Check out http://www.rnchat.org/ #RNchat
wem_glad: #we RT @EllenRichter RNchat Great chat tonight! I'm so glad I was able to get home
from the hospital in time for this! :) #RNchat
ocdgirl2000: @eggy1024 #rnchat Triple glove for dis-impactions!
EllenRichter: Oh I thought psycho! Thanks for straightening me out! (j/k!) RT @ocdgirl2000
@EllenRichter coincidental? forget that! I'm psychic!! #RNchat
eggy1024: RT @ocdgirl2000: @eggy1024 #rnchat Triple glove for dis-impactions! <<so true! always.
ocdgirl2000: @EllenRichter #rnchat ROFLMAO! that too!
EllenRichter: @wem_glad LOL, Twitter is a powerful search engine eh? Was I yet another tweet with
the word "glad"? #RNchat
rnchat: RT @eggy1024: #rnchat one final pearl - i am forever grateful to the RN who taught me
this when i was a SN - DOUBLE GLOVE for suppositor ...
EllenRichter: OMG my dogs are starting to pass ill winds...I guess I need to go walk them ASAP! I ran
into the house from work & went right to #RNchat :)