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  1. This was a different patient. He had esophageal cancer and lived 18 months. He had a CADD Pump initially - with a Sub-q...
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    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  2. In that case, we frequently use subcut "ports" (we call them infusers) for people receiving care in their homes. Often the...
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    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  3. Our patient died peacefully this morning (11/2) about 0245. We decided not to have the caregiver do the IM Haldol. ...
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    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  4. I'm using Haldol gel on a resident -it's working. I think too often we discount meds and therapies without trying them...
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    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  5. Doesn't come up often, but I've been told by different supervisors that if the RN teaches the cg, gets a return...
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    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  6. Unfortunately the Haldol cream went by the wayside HERE years ago. Even a sub-q on an agitated woman by an unlicensed...
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    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  7. Could you get an order for Haldol cream/gel? Easier to teach the caregiver to administer and safer for CG and patient.
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    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  8. Hi - something came up this week with a hospice patient who is home and her caregiver and I'm not comfortable with it. ...
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    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  9. Every woman from 13-100 who came to the ED with abdominal pain got a pelvic exam in the ED where I worked. We used the...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. When you have been a nurse for more than a couple of years, I think you have your eyes opened 1000 times wider than you ever...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. I will add something. First I think this is great! I first read it, as written here, word for word, in original first seen...
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    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  12. I sent my Congressman an email and a link to this thread.
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. CWP--that was a great story and a really inspired bit of humor! When I lived in Nashville for a while, I worked in a...
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    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  14. Okay, just remembered this thread so I copied this post I made from a preventing falls thread: Speaking of funny bed...
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    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  15. My PDN pt. was eating her lunch and watching TV; I was perusing a catalog. She leaned over and tapped me on the knee and...
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    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  16. There are so many pages to this thread that I don't know if I have posted this before or not. But here goes: I was the...
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    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  17. My first two pts in clinicals were the best. My first one had dementia and kept saying she needed to get to the bus.. when I...
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    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  18. :roflmao::roflmao::roflmao:
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    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  19. Hahahahahaha! No, but my eyes did briefly roll around in my head!!!!
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    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  20. So I've been doing this ER thing for some time. I would think that I can hang in there for much longer, as I'm only 41........
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  21. I don't understand why anyone would do CPR on a person in rigor mortis who has a DNR order. Am I missing something here?
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. The best nurse's week gift I've ever received was a personal note from management outlining my accomplishments for the year,...
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    Forum: About A Nurse - Cartoon Series
  23. I interviewed at a Boston Hospital last year. The interviewer told me that LPN's are being increased in Boston Hospitals. I...
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    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  24. who says they are retiring soon? there wont be any social security.I know I'll be stuck working until at least 70. Many of...
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    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  25. I think the point of this whole thread is that you need to MAKE the time. You need to take care of YOU first.
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  26. Thank you!!! I've said similar things in other threads b/c I see that a lot on AN..."I don't even have time to pee!" Two...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  27. Vianne, we have to chart what a patient's stool looks like, in intimate detail! Some of the descriptions are hilarious. I...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  28. Even when it is super busy, I just stop, go pee and decompress and jump back in.
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  29. its really rare (although I don't work ER or ICU) that I don't get at least 20 minutes to eat and pee when I need to - even...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  30. That is just awful!!!!
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  31. Thanks for all the positive comments on my pup, Dexter. He really is as sweet as he looks, in spite of the hard life he...
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    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  32. More loose BM that shot out during a turn to clean up...all over my arm.
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    Forum: About A Nurse - Cartoon Series
  33. I'm a little perturbed that some of my colleagues claim they haven't the time to pee. Let me just say, no matter how busy a...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  34. I remember in the midst of a really hairy night on the locked psych ward, a patient asked me very seriously whether psych...
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    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  35. "Honey, you're at home. You can touch the pills" my wife poured some NSAIDS for me the other day when i was hurting she...
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    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  36. There is no way you can be an actual nurse with this attitude. Some nurse must have really annoyed you from reading your 15...
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    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  37. This is touching and beyond belief! The human spirit is truly daunting! How brave this young man is and how caring his...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  38. Sometimes laughter is not appropriate, but oh when it is I just love to roll in it... :sarcastic:
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    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  39. He lasted 3 days there was a miracle attached to it though his son was hit by the same lightning strike after having been...
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    Forum: Burn Nursing
  40. The child abuse. I remember one 3-year old who was immersed by his mother into hot water. He underwent multiple surgical...
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    Forum: Burn Nursing
  41. Just skimming and got the shock of my life-I thought the S/P cardiac arrest stood up naked beside the bed.Gave me a start.
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    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  42. Years and years ago, I worked for a state hospital that was doing one of the original studies on penile implants. In order...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  43. Was in the middle of a chaotic admission (kids had to put parents in LTC). It was so uncomfortable in the room you could cut...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  44. Walking away from the head of a pts stretcher only to have a cord get caught on the shears in my pants, twisting my ankle...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  45. Oh and I meant to add... The patient had restraints on (policy for intubated pts) but I'm sure it only added to the...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  46. 3 other nurses, respiratory therapist and myself trying to figure out how to deflate an inflated penis pump/implant on a...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  47. Walking in on a young male patient who was obviously 'pleasuring' himself.
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  48. Because I work nights birthdays can be impossible to plan for because if I'm working I'm sleeping and if I happen to work...
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    Forum: About A Nurse - Cartoon Series
  49. Someone remembered my birthday and posted it on the unit. No one had ever done that for me, I had worked there for 5 years...
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    Forum: About A Nurse - Cartoon Series
  50. Okay, I know there are a lot of threads out there with variations of the theme of "things I'd like to say to…" but honestly,...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing


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