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    We were told we couldnt ever put a 0 as a frequency, ever. I agree with the others on how to write it.

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    Our instructor who teaches this works on a psych ward and uses it often. However, about a year ago she was attempting it and the patient took HER down and it broke her hip. She had to have emergency surgery. I think it can be very helpful, but not in all situations.

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    a scotal support strap to elevate it? Not sure. Does he have a f/c?

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    A nurse in ICU here gave 150 units of insulin SubQ. This patient was on an insulin drip so I have no clue why she would give any insulin subq, let alone 150 units. When you have to draw up more than one syringe, thats reason to question yourself. That incident created a new protocol....2 nurses have to check off insulin before its administered. The patient did make it, thank GOD.

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    One of the MAJOR cons is the paperwork. An OASIS is long and it has to be completed correctly so the agency will get their money.
    A pro, for me, is the flexibility with my time.

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    Not sure who read my post where one of my ferrets got killed, but I had 2 and they were cagemates. One got killed and left the other alone (Jasper). I got 2 more so he wouldnt be alone. He HATES them. He was eating ok, but now he isnt eating. He is depressed, I guess. He has an adrenal tumor and I think the stress of all this has exacerbated his adrenal condition. Anyone have any advice? Im afraid he is going to die at this rate. All he does is sleep. He wont play anymore at all and he used to be so active. I need to take him to the vet, but I cant get off work to take him (closest capable vet is 1 1/2 hours away). Im going to try to take him sometime this week but not sure what to do in the meantime. I dont think I can handle losing another one, they are my babies. Anyone ever gone thru this? If so, what did you do?

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    Quote from vegas2009
    Hey Chenoaspirit,

    Your story sounds like an episode in 'Golden Girls'..... I'll remind myself, NOT to ever go to Kentucky, lol .
    lol, I dont blame ya. There is too much bad luck here. I wont get into it, but you wouldnt BELIEVE how much more has happened since I posted. whew, not sure how much more I can take!

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    Quote from dudette10
    Do you think Edie Falco seems mismatched age-wise with the age of her husband and the age of her kids on Nurse Jackie? I always thought that Falco looked a bit older than she really is, and the age mismatch bugs the living daylights out of me!
    I thought the same thing. She looks alot older than him..ALOT.

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    sunkissed75 likes this.

    I hadnt watched Hawthorne, but after reading this thread I have sat up all night watching the first 5 episodes. And let me tell ya, it is the worst show Ive seen....SO UNREALISTIC.
    I do like nurse jackie, its just plain funny, but again....not realistic.
    Now I guess I better try to get some sleep. Thanks alot guys for starting this thread, lol. just kidding. Its now 4:15 am and I wasted my time watching that show.
    good night

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    Rather than go to the DON yourself, why dont you all go together (nightshifters). I think you can get more done if you stick together and be firm.

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    Kolohe99 and Moogie like this.

    I live in Kentucky and I agree that this place is full of bad vibes. My husband's friend just got killed, then his family got killed on their way home from his funeral. BAD BAD past 2 weeks. My ferrets are still fighting like crazy, but Im being patient with them. I put their cages up next to each other so they can interract without fighting. Someone is going to give me another ferret (Id have a house full of them if I could, lol). They are the most amazing pets and so loving and sweet. They play like kittens but romp like puppies, then fall asleep in my lap. I love them so much. I still miss my jasmine. I have dreams about her. My pomeranian dog plays with them too, but she is very careful with them. Its like she knows not to hurt them. My outside dogs who killed her, I just cant stomach to be around them anymore. So they are feeling left out and hurt. I know they didnt know what they were doing, but still.

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    kcochrane and Faeriewand like this.

    And also with IV administration...you have a risk of crystals forming when mixing noncompatiable meds...not a worry with administering PO meds into the gastric system. Ive never seen anyone do it seperately, it would cause alot more fluids to be admin, especially on one who is on fluid restriction. But whatever the hospital policy states, then thats what should be done. But I do not compare this to IV meds.

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    My husband and I were just talking about this the other day. He wasnt feeling well, I wasnt as considerate as he felt I should have been. We began talking and we realized that beginning after about the second year of nursing, I began to change. If my husband has a stomach ache, I have no compassion. If he isnt puking blook or doesnt have bloody stool, I just feel he should suck it up. I know thats BAD BAD BAD, but I cant help it. I saw so much when I worked at the hospital, I just know how bad it CAN be. I know what you mean. Im the same way as you. I wish I wasnt, but I honestly cant help it.

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    inshallamiami and SandraCVRN like this.

    Well, I NEVER type on here in "text-style". But I got slammed for saying "ya know", which to me was a bit too far. Now, Im finished with this thread and on to the important ones. If someone doesnt like how I type, then skip over it, plain and simple. I will however have typos and an occasional "ya know" or "gonna". That is NOT text-type. I just found it rediculous to point out that "ya know" is grammatically incorrect. I dont disagree with the OP, but some of you have taken it way too far. Now Im done.....


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