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By Fiona59

Joined Oct 9, '04. She has 'Ten plus' year(s) of experience. Posts: 7,125 (35% Liked) Likes: 6,332

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  1. How rude. If you do not like or believe the advice given here, perhaps you should find another source.
    Fiona59
    Forum: Advice on Immigration
  2. Are you more concerned how you will appear to others as a nurse? Or are you more concerned about becoming a nurse? Your post...
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    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  3. I had and used mine all the time as an LPN. Many of my patients had resp issues and I was always assessing lung sounds..as...
    Fiona59
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  4. Yes but a Pt could tug on it or an unstable Pt could try to use it to strangle you.
    Fiona59
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  5. I have one. For safety reasons it's kept in my pocket. My pedi patients like to yank on it. The reason (aside from safety)...
    Fiona59
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  6. I'd be frightened if one didn't! Or at least had one very available to them. An LPN can't do INITIAL assessments in my...
    Fiona59
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  7. I don't think I've ever met an LVN/LPN that didn't have a stethoscope on them somewhere...
    Fiona59
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  8. It all balances out in the end. When you get your biweekly pay cheques, it'll seem like more, but when you do your taxes,...
    Fiona59
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  9. Remember casual jobs get a bonus in lieu of benefits such as paid holiday and insurance coverage.
    Fiona59
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  10. Seems like OP has already made up her mind - but is seeking validation to justify the decision.
    Fiona59
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  11. I agree that you should ask at least. They will not fire you for asking. I have seen plenty of nurses transfer from the...
    Fiona59
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  12. Yup, including the c-diff and GI bleed variety.....
    Fiona59
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. Said healthcare worker or family member who encounters said dirty butt is the one who cleans it.
    Fiona59
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. Are you serious?
    Fiona59
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. Everybody wipes a rear end.
    Fiona59
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. At my psych facility we are not able to use ANY technique not taught to us (it's a non CPI course - with little focus on...
    Fiona59
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. The OP mentioned PSWs ( Personal Support Workers).Tthis makes me wonder of she is in Canada.Tthis will have a big effect on...
    Fiona59
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  18. I wonder how on earth this keeps raising its head..... while a look around the forums might raise the question, a SECOND...
    Fiona59
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  19. Please search the copious threads that already exist on this topic. This subject has been discussed very nearly to death...
    Fiona59
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  20. Perhaps discuss with your preceptors or clinical educator some organizational and time management skills. May be you need to...
    Fiona59
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  21. Absolutly right!! I bit the bullet and worked for a staffing agency for 8 months, and eventually landed a job in a...
    Fiona59
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  22. Haha! Going into med would be easier. In vet med, you learn many systems -equine, bovine, porcine, canine, feline, avian....
    Fiona59
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  23. That is my dream....be a veterinarian...at least animals growl before they bite and you can muzzle them and lock them in a...
    Fiona59
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  24. Like caffeinepostat says above, the college will likely say you shouldn't have written. You knew the day of the exam that...
    Fiona59
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  25. Whether or not your or any BoN will allow you to sit NCLEX after them, or whether any real school will allow you to get an...
    Fiona59
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  26. There are very few states that allow that anymore. The ones that do have legislation going to prevent it. You have to...
    Fiona59
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  27. Denial and criminal fraud charges perhaps? Why lie and commit fraud?
    Fiona59
    Forum: International Nursing
  28. I've had a patient put me in an arm lock before and the only way to get out of it was to put the patient on the floor by...
    Fiona59
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  29. I fully support the idea that a nurse should be able to defend themselves. As a victim myself, I know the consequences. Had...
    Fiona59
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  30. Are you fluent in French? It doesn't matter if you work in a Francophile or Anglophile facility you need to successfully...
    Fiona59
    Forum: International Nursing
  31. French and British side of what? You will need to be fluent in French to work in Quebec. Do a search on here as there...
    Fiona59
    Forum: International Nursing
  32. There are already a number of threads here discussing this topic. A simple keyword search will pull them up for you.
    Fiona59
    Forum: Canada CRNE / CPNRE Nursing Exams
  33. Remedial course as in nurse refresher class around 120 hours classroom, clinical lab and 120 hours clinical. Sometimes you...
    Fiona59
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  34. so, if you're a director wouldn't you be on a first name basis with the ED director? Out of curiosity, I'd casually ask,...
    Fiona59
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  35. My floor welcomes all kinds of pets. We have dogs ona regular basis and we have had a few cats and once a miniature horse...
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    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  36. When I consider how we turn ourselves inside out to make the patient happy, I'm thrilled that at least one staff member gets...
    Fiona59
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  37. A police detective once told me that they arrest far more black kids with "black" sounding names than they do black kids...
    Fiona59
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  38. yep. i feel stupid even admitting that's why i went into healthcare, to please other people. utterly ridiculous. i'm the...
    Fiona59
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  39. I really think they are genuine; most hospitals have a 500:1 ratio and higher per desirable areas; they have to sift through...
    Fiona59
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  40. I guess I'm not entirely clear on what you are asking. Do employers discriminate in choosing which people they'd like to...
    Fiona59
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  41. because i allowed my family to guilt-trip me into it. that's it. i wasted four of the best years of my life doing something...
    Fiona59
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  42. BR157 - all of these advanced skills that you are trolling on about are taught in the military to EMT-B healthcare...
    Fiona59
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  43. Afghanistan. :D Trust me... As I said earlier, I was (still am) a paramedic, then became an RN. It's apples and oranges,...
    Fiona59
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  44. I managed to find a job in a profession that is often cited as having one of the largest workforces in the US. I actually...
    Fiona59
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  45. I'm not going to take the time to read the original report. The basic fact is that CPI and other forms of "de-escalation"...
    Fiona59
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  46. Over 40 years ago I was working on a med/surg unit. I had my stethoscope around my neck. The patient suddenly grabbed it and...
    Fiona59
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  47. This is a little off topic but involves a dog in my old ER. In the middle of the night, a woman came into our ER frantically...
    Fiona59
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  48. I find it hard to understand how you, a facility Dept director, and a doctoral student, didn't have the courage to speak...
    Fiona59
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  49. How do you think those immunocompromised patients often end up readmitted to the hospital? Through the ED!
    Fiona59
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  50. It doesn't impact the discussion at all. Welcome to AN! The largest online nursing community! I have worked at...
    Fiona59
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety


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