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  1. If aything, when HIPAA was enacted it helped aid in decreasing discrimination due to individuals that had the disease;...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. Personally, at this point I think it's about control and being right.
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    Forum: Nursing News
  3. True about the source of the article. I personally happen to know Jessica Hilliard through an internet support group, when...
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    Forum: Nursing News
  4. I have a friend who's little boy lost his battle with mito disease when he was 3. It took quite some time for them to get...
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    Forum: Nursing News
  5. for every "dead horse" YOU see, someone like ME (several months ago now) changed my avatar because she chose to post this. ...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. I told him like it was. With a smile on my face and fire in my heart. ;-)
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. I didnt realize the client was on O2. Thisn is SO dangerous. The agency should refuse to staff.Dont forget you are a...
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    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  8. I'm not sure if that's true. Allnurses doesn't have someone pruning the comments that don't fit the owner's preference. I...
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    Forum: Nursing News
  9. Discover the protection of FMLA. Some know FMLA from their maternity leave but it can also be used intermittently for...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. It is my experience that a adolescent at this age seldom speak...they have their faces in a cell phone texting. ;)
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    Forum: Nursing News
  11. Juice? Oh, the cafeteria is down the hall to the left, and they have plenty juices to choose from! Or, "Sir, I'm sorry, but...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. The policy for every facility that I have been at is that it is absolutely not acceptable (like a fireable offense) to push...
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    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  13. Of course a hospital is a business.....They charge for a specific service. They are required to treat reguardless of the...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. If private rooms :up: If well-behaved :up: (no barking, must behave on-leash at all times, must remain in room at all...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. My brother-in-law had a Golden Retreiver that could sense an impending seizure. Oddly enough, this dog also developed...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Weighted blankets are an AMAZING thing. You (and by you, I meant anyone in general) can make them yourself if insurance...
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    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  17. I told my son I was jumping through hoops. I watched as I could literally see him think about me doing a jump through a...
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    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. I've always loved working with my elderly patients! The good news for you is, once you start working you'll get a ton of...
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    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. Drama often ensues when pots point out the color of kettles.
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    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  20. If you give a patient a cookie, they'll want a glass of milk. If you give them a glass of milk, they'll probably need to...
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    Article Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  21. OP, I'm not sure you are understanding how MRSA gets spread & contact precautions. For easy of visualization, pretend its...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. It depends on the level of support. V60s are considered BiPAP machines and ventilators. They can be hooked up to an ETT,...
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    Forum: Pulmonary Nursing
  23. They are patients. In a few settings, such as outpatient mental health, patient do prefer to be called clients, but for the...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Yeah, a hundred and fifty years ago, nurses were cleaning rooms and all that noise because they didn't have IVs, chest...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. I thought I sucked at math, even though my previous career seemed to use math a lot (Casino Table Games). I discovered, in...
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    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  26. Yes, thank you! I feel like a lot of people just come here to vent and post their frustrations. Granted, this is a "venting"...
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    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  27. How do I 'like' this ^^^^^ about a million times??? And back in the day (stop rolling your eyes kids) when it wasn't...
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    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  28. Statistics. lol Seriously, I hate math classes, especially nighttime classes, right after dinner.... :p
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    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  29. The answer is....do you utilize the rest room every day? Then so does your patient....and if you wish to be a good ADVANCED...
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    Forum: General Nursing Student
  30. Meds should never, ever be put in your pocket. Think of it as a lesson learned.
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    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  31. I did the exact same thing! I had to run and pull the Ativan and other meds from another Pyxis on another unit. ...
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    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  32. Unless YOU make a big deal of it, the nursing staff will never know whether you have excellent insurance, pay cash for your...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  33. To me it sounds like they are putting the nurses in an untenable position. Why is management making you do their job? It...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  34. As an afterthought, I am reminded of one patient who whined that it was hard for her to "reach back there" because she was...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  35. I work in an ICU. I lay out the plan for the night right up front. I tell them I will be in the room at least every hour to...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  36. I am not sure what area you work in......or if you deal with the transfer of patients to other facilities....or work in...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  37. I usually tell patients goodbye and if I really liked them then I'll spend a few minutes talking to them if I know I won't...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  38. The thank you notes/cards need to come from the hospital administration, not the bedside nurses, IMHO.
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  39. Yes, I'm sorry, but this is strange. Now if the hospital wants to send home a brochure that says, "Thank you for using THUS...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  40. I think reorientation has its place, like for meals and bedtime. "You had breakfast this morning, right now we're having...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  41. Lie to me. Tell me I am being held in safety from all my fans who would overwhelm me. But whatever you do, please don't...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  42. What the OP did is called therapeutic lying, which is recommended in middle and late stage dementia. It is much more humane...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  43. We have a former DON patient who is a high fall risk, especially overnight ,so the nurses give her a clipboard and she goes...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  44. Have a little compassion. While screaming back was not the ideal response (which the OP recognizes), the OP did not do...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  45. Ditto what MInurse says. We get lots of NG tubes (adult floor) and those are our orders as well. I've not heard of using...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  46. Worked at one time with a doc who had a bad case of "small man syndrome". (He was about my height - 5'3") I informed him...
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    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  47. Yeah, that question is your opportunity to showcase things about you that can't show up on a resume. A story about why you...
    mercurysmom
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  48. BTW just to clarify, I didn't mean answer every single question even if you know that you don't know the answer. I meant,...
    mercurysmom
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  49. CNA work? Come on. Put the patient on the freaking bedpan already. Do your assessment while you're at it. (butt, skin,...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  50. If a nurse has time to leave the room, wash her hands and then go find a CNA to tell her a pt needs the bedpan, she could...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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