To my good fortune I happened upon allnurses.com one night while searching for some information about an IV medication. What I found was not only all the information I needed about reconstituting that medication but also a vast treasure trove of information on anything pertaining to nurses and nursing. If by chance you cannot find something, you can ask, and you will get an answer.
I have good friends here on allnurses who really care about me the person as well as me the nurse. I can come here when I'm happy and or when I'm sad. I have a safe place to vent when I need to. I have a safe place to join a intelligent discussion when I feel the need. I have a safe place to ask for an opinion on any topic imaginable without fear of being chastised for my own opnion. The moderators look out for everyone and make sure that everything written is done so respectfully.
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