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By Chaya

Joined Mar 5, '03 - from 'Bosstown metro area'. He has '15' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Rehab, Med Surg, Home Care'. Posts: 1,092 (17% Liked) Likes: 415

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  1. Today, September 10th, is National Suicide Prevention Day. As comedian Robin Williams' recent death shows us, anyone can be...
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    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  2. To be honest, going on disability is usually the LAST thing a person with mental health issues should do. Unless your...
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    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  3. It is so important to manage your illness. Whether that be by meds, therapy or both. We can not give medical advice per AN...
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    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  4. The same way you do if you haven't been terminated.....you emphasize your strengths and try to minimize your weaknesses....
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    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  5. You must have figured out by now what works for you. Never mind the stigma or the judgement. They're not you. A job loss...
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    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  6. Thank you so much for sharing your experiences and thoughts (and I agree with the others who said you are a great writer!) ...
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    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  7. If I had to describe what it was like to be in my head it would go something like this: Well, I need to do the laundry,...
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    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  8. That is absolutely true!! Something that always got me in trouble was that I could do ridiculously hard things with ease,...
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    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  9. I enjoyed travel nursing for some of the same reasons you laid out: It keeps busy minds... busy. :) One thing some do...
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    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  10. Reading your story was like looking in a mirror. My daughter also suffers with ADHD and I hurt because she got it from me. I...
    Chaya
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  11. I've told this one before, but..... When i was making home-health visits I had a 76 y.o. male patient who was a bit of an...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. First off, a disclaimer: I am not attempting to condone any activity as described herein. However.... I had a 90 year...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. Have you had a sleep study done? Get one, even if you're not overweight and don't snore. Soooo many people I know with ADD...
    Chaya
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  14. Thank you, guys! Your support means a lot to me. Y'all made me cry good tears. I have worked out routines and...
    Chaya
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  15. Wow.....what an incredible story. I am in AWE of your courage and strength in living life with ADHD. I can't even imagine...
    Chaya
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  16. I have been pretty vocal in my defense of ADHD sufferers in some threads recently, so it will probably not surprise you that...
    Chaya
    Article Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  17. Yes - take your own food, and silverware and cup, too. Are you working days or nights? My BEST tip for you is to let the...
    Chaya
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  18. We have a "nurse navigator" program where I work. These nurses keep track of scheduled appointments and accompany patients...
    Chaya
    Forum: Entrepreneurs in Nursing
  19. I have set up few blogs using wordpress. Message me if you have any questions. Few tips: 1) writing articles on what...
    Chaya
    Forum: Entrepreneurs in Nursing
  20. @doppelganger The acuity level on this unit actually very high and many patients get dumped at this facility that are not...
    Chaya
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  21. I never would tell families/pts we are short. Didn't want to worry them and knew it is a no no . Well now on shifts like...
    Chaya
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Doing tasks outside the job responsibility scope usually leads to liability issues.
    Chaya
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  23. How are you getting paid for each of them? Hourly? per visit? salary? To me, that makes a big difference.
    Chaya
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  24. Unfortunately, not all of the family members have good social or coping skills...stress increases the likelihood that people...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. Forewarning: this is an open letter that contains explicit material with which not everyone will find agreeable. However,...
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    Article Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  26. I would see no reason to flame you. I think we can discuss this civilly. I'm not suggesting that some men don't do the...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  27. Had a 30 something male patient ask me to help while he was walking into his bathroom just prior to discharge. He didn't...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  28. SO interesting that you posted this right now!! My husband and I are in the process of getting our oldest tested for...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  29. I understand what you're saying, and I could use some fine-tuning of my interpersonal skills as well. The frustrating thing...
    Chaya
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  30. Yeah, you get used to it. You stop evaluating it really on the surface of what it is and start processing it more as a...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  31. Thank you for this. Thank you, thank you, thank you. At the beginning of my shift one night on a med-surg floor, I was...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  32. There have been studies done that show that about 70% of patients who end up with cardiopulmonary arrest experience feelings...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  33. We have lists posted of criteria to call a rapid response for. The last item on the list is bigger, bolder, and all caps:...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  34. The 'breakfast nurse' was able to secure chicken nuggets, fries and ranch dressing for my little friend. Didn't want to...
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    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  35. Depends on policy, but I would try and lock it up the same way we do pts home meds that they can't keep at bedside. They can...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  36. Its 6:35pm, census is 6 patients on a 16 bed icu.... Just as I'm about to give report, the oncoming nurses states how...
    Chaya
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  37. Eh I leave my work shoes at work, follow basic hand hygeine and take off my uniform when I get home. I figure my kids...
    Chaya
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  38. toothbrushing tach is a major differential diagnosis in most ccus. :d
    Chaya
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  39. Last May, my grandmother spent her final days in the critical care unit. I was able to fly out and spend her final 5 days...
    Chaya
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  40. Death is the reason why I decided to become a nurse. I know, itís a rather strange thing to say and I probably donít mean...
    Chaya
    Article Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  41. This is a fact. I hate discrimination (period)
    Chaya
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  42. In my facility, the surgeon places the first dressing under sterile conditions in the OR. That dressing stays in place for...
    Chaya
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  43. As an OR nurse I understand the necessity for sterile technique for a lot of dressing changes. But if you arent prepping the...
    Chaya
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  44. I was taught to use clean technique for wounds because a wound is not clean. The bacteria on the patient's skin has already...
    Chaya
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  45. I just have to share this... I had a severe morbidly obese lady a few days ago. When I started the shift she was listless...
    Chaya
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  46. LOL Yup! That's why I said "safe." ;-) Only nurses can appreciate the humor (and truth) in "Asystole is a stable rhythm."...
    Chaya
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  47. nurses learn many life skills on the job, managing chaos is just one of them :) if you enjoyed this please click the...
    Chaya
    Toon Forum: Nurses Rock
  48. because: no matter how crazy it makes me, i can't think of another job i'd want to do right now. i really do enjoy...
    Chaya
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  49. Tequila. Seriously...I go because I am never bored--I never know what each day will bring and I learn something new every...
    Chaya
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  50. Funny, I just wrote about it as a way for nurses to gain power. Good to see it is out there. I began exploring this four...
    Chaya
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics


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