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  1. Yes, certification matters! Shadow as many WOCNs and CWSs as you can, most are more than willing to precept. Not everyone...
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    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  2. Just that it explains why the patient would all of a sudden have a severe and rapid skin breakdown.
    Turtle in scrubs
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  3. Denuded means skin gone via chemical means (urine, feces, sweat). Excoriation means linear scratching by mechanical means.
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    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  4. This is correct. By definition, partial thickness ulcers still have intact dermis and basement membrane, which allows the...
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    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  5. I'm thinking in a perfect world this might work. In the real world 2 nurses are not always available...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. We actually do this all the time without really thinking about it.
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. I really like this concept but don't like the title..... maybe it's due to my age, but "four eyes" has a negative...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. I don't often share this story anymore - it's been so long ago - but it has shaped who I am today. When I was 24, I was...
    Turtle in scrubs
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  9. I went to the review at the 2011 Conference, the all day review. I thought it was helpful, but if I had to pay for it on my...
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    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  10. I've been a CWOCN since 1995, and while ostomies constituted only about 25% of my practice, I found that overall, that has...
    Turtle in scrubs
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  11. I don't think you need to relate to someone to be their friend... Especially when you should be able to relate to their...
    Turtle in scrubs
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. Hi guys, I thought it would be nice to start an ongoing thread to just post/vent about your usual day. With a lot of...
    Turtle in scrubs
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  13. New grads are sometimes hired for PRN positions (there have been a few threads on this topic), but in order to get the...
    Turtle in scrubs
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. People know what happens on the unit they work on, no others. I was a great CNA (I won't be modest here) and if there was...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. IMHO, there is never NOT enough work to keep our aides/techs busy. I work ICU so a nurse somewhere can always use an extra...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. I emailed her back. I think it wouldn't hurt to say thank you for a warm welcome from my nurse educator. thank you.
    Turtle in scrubs
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. :lol2::lol2: Not being snarky, but considering how I feel right now, all I can do is laugh. ;)
    Turtle in scrubs
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  18. lol sounds like a dream job for about 80 percent of america 28/hr and your good at what your do, first off the grass is...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. this past friday i had an elderly patient that came in with COPD exacerbation. Palliative care was being consulted with the...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. We all have S. aureus on our skin, but some strains of it are resistant to certain antibiotics (MRSA). Handwashing is your...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. I'm retired now, but many years ago a colleague came to work who was clearly quite unwell. She was coughing and sneezing all...
    Turtle in scrubs
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  22. When I was a new nurse, I would always have the guilt trip when I called out sick no matter how sick I was. Now that I'm a...
    Turtle in scrubs
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  23. You're not covering up their mistake. You're charting in such a way that the patient will be protected. There's no hiding...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. we just switched to eMARs in the facility where I am at. We have had this situation occur several times. The first step is...
    Turtle in scrubs
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. you have to show them how this is COSTING money. OT for your staff? is your staff paid per diem for their position which...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  26. I saw this posted in the General section. This is great advice for every potential nurse. July 1, 2011 - Are you...
    Turtle in scrubs
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  27. We have this product on top of our Pyxis (works wonders, but not everyone uses it):
    Turtle in scrubs
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  28. try wetting your finger tip with a drop of water first, almost always works.
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  29. Kudos to Turtle in Scrubs. I haven't hear the word 'fomite' in eons. You are right the pyxis must be some breeding ground...
    Turtle in scrubs
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  30. Because none of the stuff on your PIXIS lives on ATM's, credit card swipers, Red Box units, door handles, your produce...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  31. If you use a bit of lotion on your finger first, it will pick it up. We keep a small bottle of lotion on our Pyxis. I know...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  32. given that the traditional drug trolley has been abandoned in some places ( in favour of bedside lockers) and being a...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  33. wash your hands after using Pyxis Our state requires fingerprinting for all nurses. Some are hard to get because their...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  34. I've seen people both rub their fingers on their foreheads and lick their fingers to get Pyxis to pick up their prints. ...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  35. I have such troubles with the Pyxis, sometimes I have tried as many as nine times to get it to work for me. Now is that a...
    Turtle in scrubs
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  36. One day for kicks and giggles the pharmacy manager and the infection control nurse at the hospital I worked at decided start...
    Turtle in scrubs
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  37. After having a bad experience with a password being stolen and drugs going missing, I prefer the finger scan. And at this...
    Turtle in scrubs
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  38. I know a lot of people who would like to give the Pyxis a finger scan. :D
    Turtle in scrubs
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  39. We have a bottle of lotion on the Pyxis, to help people scan. I always have problems. But after reading this thread, Next...
    Turtle in scrubs
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  40. I now swipe my finger with an alcohol swab, scan while it's still a bit damp. A tiny smidge of KY works too.
    Turtle in scrubs
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  41. Thank goodness we don't use finger scans. Though you know there's still germs.
    Turtle in scrubs
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  42. We usually have one of the hospital moisturizer dispensers next to the Pyxis for this reason - you can just take a tiny dab...
    Turtle in scrubs
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  43. The ATM for drugs is a good concept poorly executed. Has anybody asked employee health to culture the finger scanners to...
    Turtle in scrubs
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  44. A bunch of people I work with rub their fingers on their foreheads or on the skin behind their ears to pick up skin oil. I...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  45. I have never had a problem with my finger being read but I never thought about how nasty that finger scanner must be until...
    Turtle in scrubs
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  46. I do the alcohol trick...so far haven't seen anyone lick or wipe their finger on their face,ears,etc and hope I don't...yuck.
    Turtle in scrubs
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  47. I set my finger down, pull it off once the red light comes on brighter and then MASH my finger down. Works every time.
    Turtle in scrubs
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  48. Worse yet I've seen people lick their finger before scanning.....sooooo gross!! I do think moisture helps though and I just...
    Turtle in scrubs
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  49. I second workingspaz's alcohol suggestion. I never add oil to my finger. If the scanner can't read my print I just clean...
    Turtle in scrubs
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  50. I've not even THOUGHT about this before. OMG, I'm gonna get sick. LOL We may as well rub the meds on the floor. I...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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