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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: 1,090 (17% Liked) Likes: 408

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  1. 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...
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    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  2. We have a "nurse navigator" program where I work. These nurses keep track of scheduled appointments and accompany patients...
    Chaya
    Forum: Entrepreneurs in Nursing
  3. 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
  4. @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
  5. 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...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Doing tasks outside the job responsibility scope usually leads to liability issues.
    Chaya
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Forewarning: this is an open letter that contains explicit material with which not everyone will find agreeable. However,...
    Chaya
    Article Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. 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...
    Chaya
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. Had a 30 something male patient ask me to help while he was walking into his bathroom just prior to discharge. He didn't...
    Chaya
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. SO interesting that you posted this right now!! My husband and I are in the process of getting our oldest tested for...
    Chaya
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. 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
  14. 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...
    Chaya
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. 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...
    Chaya
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. There have been studies done that show that about 70% of patients who end up with cardiopulmonary arrest experience feelings...
    Chaya
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. We have lists posted of criteria to call a rapid response for. The last item on the list is bigger, bolder, and all caps:...
    Chaya
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. The 'breakfast nurse' was able to secure chicken nuggets, fries and ranch dressing for my little friend. Didn't want to...
    Chaya
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  19. 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...
    Chaya
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. 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
  21. 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: About A Nurse - Cartoon Series
  22. toothbrushing tach is a major differential diagnosis in most ccus. :d
    Chaya
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. This is a fact. I hate discrimination (period)
    Chaya
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. LOL Yup! That's why I said "safe." ;-) Only nurses can appreciate the humor (and truth) in "Asystole is a stable rhythm."...
    Chaya
    Forum: About A Nurse - Cartoon Series
  31. 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: About A Nurse - Cartoon Series
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. I disagree with one point made by the PP. Chronic care is not devalued. In fact, from my own job offers, those...
    Chaya
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  36. CONGRATULATIONS, YOUíRE JUST A NURSE JUST a nurse. I am JUST a nurse. No big deal, had I been more adventurous maybe I...
    Chaya
    Article Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  37. Shared governance is controversial because some hospitals make a good faith effort to engage nurses while it is window...
    Chaya
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  38. i'm picturing you and the cna with giant mallets, playing wack-a-mole... :lol2:
    Chaya
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  39. ((((((Aviationurse)))))) Happy Birthday!!:wavey: Been there and done that......I know the feeling of despair all too...
    Chaya
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  40. Carol, I appreciate your post, especially the bit about needing to know all aspects of a topic in order to integrate it....
    Chaya
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  41. Hello, I'm so glad people are still posting to this thread because I will be completing (hopefully) nursing school in...
    Chaya
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  42. i smiled at your post. not a 'happy' smile...it was bittersweet... acknowledging your loss of a pt who touched you, both...
    Chaya
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  43. If the patient is unable to make decisions for themselves, then sometimes you have to do things that they don't want. If...
    Chaya
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  44. NUMB. FROZEN. PARALYZED. STUPID. FAILURE. I felt these emotions and more on that decided day. I failed second semester...
    Chaya
    Article Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  45. As a final assignment near the end of nursing school, I was asked to write an essay describing my most memorable experience...
    Chaya
    Article Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  46. These are probably just surly people who need something to be surly about - its nothing against you personally. :) I am...
    Chaya
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  47. We have 1mg, 2mg, and 4 mg carpujets. Makes it convenient for almost any dose.
    Chaya
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  48. are leftpondians drastically more sensitive to Morphine or something ... 2 mg even IV may as well be homeopathic ... most...
    Chaya
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  49. i gotta say those vials all cost about the same, so while it's offensive to those of us who believe "a scout is thrifty,"...
    Chaya
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  50. Most common doses are 4-6mg, and we have 2mg, 4mg & 10mg carpujects.
    Chaya
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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