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    Ok, so I do privaty duty nursing at night. Shifts 11p-7a or 7p-7a. My husband and I were talking about how he wants to go out of town (visit family) and leave me alone. My problem is the car he is leaving me with just broke down last week and I'm afraid it is going to break down again, leaving me stranded. Our family lives 2hrs. away (whole family mothers, dads, sisters, brothers, cousins) so if it breaks down i have no one to call. And no I don't have something like AAA. So he thinks I'm paranoid because I told him that I would be scared because if the car broke down I would have to wait 2 hrs. for someone to pick me up. And i would have a heart attack if someone would stop (yes some people are nice and just want to help but I would be taking a chance to see if this person or persons are nice or if they just want to hurt me). I mean would u not be afraid if u was along the side of the road, in the dark, waiting on someone for 2hrs to pick u up, and having all kinds of people stopping to check on you? This is my question, am I paranoid about my car breaking down or is he a little too unconcerned? It's not about the car breaking down its about being on the side of the road and something happening to me. I don't think having concern for my own saftey is being paranoid, right? I'm 5'1" and he's 6' 3" I have to tell him all the time he doesn't have to worry (like I do) about getting attacked, raped, or kidnaped. I don't think too many people will try anything with him unless they have a gun.

    Thanks for reading

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    canoehead likes this.

    From how the story reads it sounds like, to me, that the patient was looking for a law suit. This women is 60 yrs old had consensual sex with her nurse after heart surgery, then she sues the nurse and hospital for negligence, assault and battery, medical malpractice. Then she lets the doctor know about what happen by asking if she could get an STD by not using a condom. Give me a break, this women is old enough to know that you can. I think that was her way of letting everyone in on it. I think the nurse was a fool for having sex with her if he did. In his statement he said he didn't have sex with her.

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    herring_RN likes this.

    I was just curious as to your user name (or whatever its called) like Pocahontas98_21 I'm native american and this kind of lets people know or they will ask. Thanks

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    Micro. I have learned soooooooooo much. How the antibiotics work to kill or inhibit the microorganism. In lab: learned about the tests for C&S and how to read them (very helpful). I actually failed my first micro class due to attendence (was pregnant, working, another kid. Too much on my plate.) and I went to another school to take micro, which was a blessing. I have learned 10 times more at this new school. So get a good teacher for micro. and study hard, this is one class u will be using in the real world.

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    BBFRN and lindarn like this.

    I don't think they know more or even on the same education level as RNs but if the doctors, NP, PAs do the assessments then why have RNs. The MAs can get VS, weight, height, history.

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    MY DOG SADIE likes this.

    If he is of sound mind, then u need to respect his wishes. And don't feel bad, he has is mind made up.

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    MeJane19 likes this.

    Ok so I don't get why your upset? You being a nurse know something is wrong when u 1) felt something was wrong 2) had vomited coffee ground emesis. 3) had been given written d/c instructions after procedure (I assume) 4) u don't need an order to go to the ER if u thought something was wrong u don't need permission.

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    Youtube has a few videos on these. Check them out. And the one pt. I had with a mic-key button she had a manuel that told u just how to change it. hope this helps
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mn4ePSBiCTk

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    racing-mom4 and Tash4nvyblues like this.

    Just to let ya'll know I'm not a freak or anything. I work nights with these patients and I have alot of time to think about things. Watching people sleep is a hard job. LOL

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    Definitly Not! Some of these patients have had their disease for years. And it got me thinking if the spouse dates or whatever. I had heard something about Will Smith (actor) and his wife had sex with other people while during thier acting thing. This was their understanding. Like it was nothing. And it got me thinking what other people thought about this.

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    Hello I was just curious on how everyone feels. I work with alot of patients in their home (private duty nurse) and they are on vents., unable to move anything but their eyes, and are married. I wanted to know (I sure this is the last thing their spouse thinks about. Maybe not the last. ) if your were in their shoes, if your spouse wanted u too, would u have sex someone else. Just to help feed that need. I sure these pts. among other things feels guilty not able to perform this much needed desire. I don't know how I feel about this. On either side, if i was the pt. (letting my spouse do this) or being the caregiver (having sex with someone else other then my husband).

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    Yes to become a RN you need to complete a ADN (Assoicate Degree of Nursing )program. Just make sure the college you go to is accredited. You can check this (usely) on the college website or just call and ask. When programs are not accredited this means your degree is worthless.

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    Well my husband got into the ADN program for this fall on his first try. But he's got excellent placement scores ( 100% on the math part and high 90s on reading and writing) and had a GPA of 3.7 from previsous classes and program. But the Director of the programs said she was glad that a male had gotten in.

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    Jessy_RN likes this.

    blood cultures are done to detect and identify bacteria and yeasts (a type of fungus) in the blood. some bacteria prefer oxygen (aerobes), while others thrive in a reduced oxygen environment (anaerobes). blood cultures are usually drawn into vials containing two types of media to detect both types of bacteria.

    multiple samples are collected and different veins are used. this is for two reasons: 1) when multiple samples are done, you have a better chance of detecting the infection; and 2) sometimes, despite disinfection of the skin where the blood is collected, you can grow a skin contaminant, which will result in a positive blood culture that is not clinically significant (a false positive). with multiple samples, you have a better chance of ruling out a false positive and deciding what is a true bacteremia. these multiple samples pose no additional risk to you.

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    Yes that's exactly what I'm saying. Yes, call your nurse aid registry and verify that's what you can do in your state. I think doing both will help you find out if you will like nursing. CNA will help with ADL's and bedside manner and EMT will help with emergency type things. Also, I worked as a CNA in a emergency room for 4 years and learned things like venipunture, apply splints, EKG's and catherization. Hope all goes well.


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